RENAULT TWIZY 2012 1.G Owners Manual
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This prevents the vehicle being
driven by anyone not in possession
of the vehicle’s coded ignition key.
The vehicle is automatically protected
after the engine is switched off.
Any unauthorised work
carried out on the engine
wiring, etc.) could be dan-
gerous. Work must be carried out
by qualified personnel.
When the engine is started, warning
light 1 remains lit for a few seconds,
then goes out (refer to the information
on “Starting, stopping the engine” in
If the code is not recognised, the warn-
ing light flashes rapidly and the vehicle
will not start. Vehicle protection tell-tale light
After the ignition has been switched off,
1 flashes and the vehicle
Operating fault warning light
If the warning light continues to flash or
stays lit up permanently following an at-
tempt to start the engine, this indicates
a fault in the system.
In this case, use the second key (sup-
plied with the vehicle). If the fault is still
present, contact your authorised dealer,
as only they are qualified to repair the
engine immobiliser system.
When the engine immobiliser
system is activated, the handbrake
cannot be released.
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To move the seat forwards or
Lift handle 1 to unlock the seat. Release
the handle once the seat is in the cor-
rect position and ensure that the seat is
fully locked into position.
Access to the rear seats
Lift strap 2 and slide the driver’s seat
To replace the seat in the driving posi-
tion, pull strap 2 towards the rear of the
vehicle until you get to the desired po-
For safety reasons, carry
out any adjustments when
the vehicle is not being
Make sure the seat is
locked in place.
No object should be placed
on the floor: such objects
may slide under the pedals during
sudden braking manoeuvres and
obstruct their use.
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For safety reasons, always wear your
seat belt when travelling in your vehi-
cle. You must also comply with the leg-
islation of your country.
Before starting, first adjust your driv-
ing position, then ask all occupants
to adjust their seat belts to ensure
Adjusting your driving
– Sit well back in your seat. This is
essential to ensure your back is po-
– adjust the distance between the seat and the pedals. Your seat
should be as far back as possible
while still allowing you to fully de-
press the pedals.
Incorrectly adjusted or twisted seat belts may cause injuries in the eve\
of an accident.
Use one seat belt per person, whether child or adult.
Even pregnant women should wear a seat belt. In this case, ensure that
the lap belt is not exerting too much pressure on the abdomen, but do no\
SEAT BELTS (1/3)
Driver’s side seat belt
Slip your right shoulder under the belt 1.
Do not use the driver’s side
support belt on its own. This
belt is designed to comple-
ment the action of the seat
To avoid hampering the
proper operation of the side
support belt, make sure
nothing is positioned be-
tween the back 2 of the front seat
and the belt 1 . Risk of injury in the
event of an accident.
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Press button 6 and the seat belt will be
rewound by the inertia reel. Guide the
belt into position.
SEAT BELTS (2/3)
Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly
and ensure that buckle 5 locks into
catch 4 (check that it is locked by pull-
ing on buckle 5). If the belt jams, allow
it to return slightly before attempting to
unwind it again.
If your seat belt is completely jammed,
pull slowly, but firmly, so that just over
3 cm unwinds. Allow it to return slightly
before attempting to unwind it again.
If there is still a problem, contact an ap-
Adjusting the seat belts
Sit with your back firmly against the
The shoulder strap 3 should be as close
as possible to the base of the neck but
not on it.
The lap belt 7 should be worn flat over
the thighs and against the pelvis.
The seat belt must be worn as close to
the body as possible. E.g.: avoid having
objects under the belts, etc.
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SEAT BELTS (3/3)
– No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally fit\
ted restraint system: belts, seats and their
mountings. For special operations (e.g.: fitting booster seats), pleas\
e contact an authorised dealer.
– Do not use devices which allow any slack in the belts (e.g. clothes peg\
s, clips, etc.): a seat belt which is worn too
loosely may cause injury in the event of an accident.
– Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.
– Never use the same belt for more than one person and never hold a baby o\
r child on your lap with your seat belt around them.
– The belt should never be twisted.
– Following an accident, have the seat belts checked and replaced if neces\
sary. Always replace your seat belts as soon as they show any signs of wear.
– Make sure that the buckle is inserted into the appropriate catch.
– Ensure that no objects are placed in the area around the seat belt catch\
as they could prevent it from being properly se- cured.
– Make sure the seat belt catch is properly positioned (it should not be \
hidden away, crushed or flattened by people or ob- jects).
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (1/3)
These are made up of:
– a side support belt;
– chest force limiters;
– the driver’s airbag.
These systems are designed to act in-
dependently or together when the vehi-
cle is subjected to a frontal impact.
Depending on the severity of the
impact, the system can trigger:
– the seat belt and side support belt locking;
– the front airbag.– Have the entire restraint
system checked following
– No operation whatsoever
is permitted on any part of the
system (airbags, electronic con-
trol units, wiring) and the system
components must not be reused
on any other vehicle, even if iden-
– Only qualified personnel from our Network may work on the air-
bags; otherwise the system may
trigger accidentally and cause
– The electric trigger system may only be tested by a specially
trained technician using special
– When scrapping your vehicle, contact your authorised dealer
for disposal of the airbag gas
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (2/3)
Side support belt
Please see the information on “Seat
belts” in Section 1.
Above a certain severity of impact, this
mechanism is used to limit the force of
the belt against the body so that it is at
an acceptable level.
This is fitted in the front seats.
An Airbag marking on the steering
wheel informs you of the presence of
The airbag system consists of:
– an airbag and its gas generator fitted on the steering wheel;
– an electronic unit for system monitor- ing which controls the gas generator
electrical trigger system;
– a single warning light
å on the
The air bag system uses
pyrotechnic principles. This
explains why, when the air
bag inflates, it will gener-
ate heat, produce smoke (this does
not mean that a fire is about to start)
and make a noise upon detonation.
In a situation where an air bag is
required, it will inflate immediately
and this may cause some minor, su-
perficial grazing to the skin or other
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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (3/3)
This system is only operational when
the ignition is switched on.
If a severe frontal impact occurs, the
airbag inflates rapidly, cushioning the
impact of the driver’s head and chest
against the steering wheel; the airbag
then deflates immediately after impact
so that the vehicle can be exited with-
out hindrance. All of the warnings below are given
so that the air bag is not obstructed
in any way when it is inflated and
also to prevent the risk of serious in-
juries caused by items which may be
dislodged when the air bag inflates.
Warnings concerning the
driver’s air bag
– Do not modify the steer-
ing wheel or the steering
– Do not cover the steering wheel boss under any circumstances.
– Do not attach any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder,
etc.) to the steering wheel boss.
– The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified per-
sonnel from our Network).
– Do not sit too close to the steering wheel when driving: sit with your
arms slightly bent (see Section 1
“Adjusting your driving position”).
This will allow sufficient space
for the air bag to deploy correctly
and to be fully effective.
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ADDITIONAL METHODS OF RESTRAINT
The air bag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both \
the air bags and seat belts are integral parts of the same protection
system. It is therefore essential to wear seat belts at all times. If se\
are not worn, the occupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in\
the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor superfi\
occurring when the air bag is deployed, although such minor injuries are\
possible with air bags.
The airbags are not always triggered if the vehicle overturns or in the \
event of a
rear impact, however severe. Impacts to the underside of the vehicle (s\
from a pavement or stones, etc.) can cause this system to be triggered.\
– Any work or modification to any part of the airbag system (airbags, ECU\
, wiring, etc.) is prohibited (except by qualified personnel from an authorised dealer).
– To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidenta\
l trig- gering of the system which may cause injury, only qualified Network personnel
may work on the air bag system.
– As a safety precaution, have the air bag system checked if your vehicle \
has been involved in an accident, or is stolen or broken into.
– When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and\
hand over this driver’s handbook with the vehicle.
– When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved dealer for disposal o\
f the gas generator(s).
This warning light 1 å will light up
on the instrument panel when the igni-
tion is switched on and then go out after
a few seconds.
If it does not come on when the ignition
is switched on, or if it comes on when
the engine is running, there is a fault
with the system (airbags, etc.) in the
Contact your approved dealer as soon
as possible. Your protection will be re-
duced until this fault is rectified.
1All of the warnings below are given so that the air bag is not obstructed in any
way when it is inflated and also to prevent the risk of serious injuries caused
by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.
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CHILD SAFETY: General information (1/2)
Children, and adults, must be correctly
seated and strapped in for all journeys.
The children being carried in your vehi-
cle are your responsibility.
A child is not a miniature adult. Children
are at risk of specific injuries as their
muscles and bones have not yet fin-
ished growing. The seat belt alone
would not provide suitable protection.
Use a booster seat and ensure you use
A collision at 30 mph
(50 km/h) is the same as fall-
ing a distance of 10 metres.
Transporting a child without
a restraint is the equivalent of allow-
ing him or her to play on a fourth-
floor balcony without railings.
Never travel with a child held in your
arms. In the event of an accident,
you will not be able to keep hold of
the child, even if you yourself are
wearing a seat belt.
If your vehicle has been involved
in a road accident, replace the
booster seat and have the seat belts
when parking or stopping
Never leave an animal,
child or adult who is not self-suffi-
cient alone on your vehicle, even for
a short time.
They may pose a risk of injury, such
as by starting the engine or activat-
Risk of serious injury.
Never use the storage
space as a booster seat for
a child or a pet. Otherwise,
this could place your child or pet in
danger, or endanger the driver, in
the event of hard braking or impact.
Risk of death or serious injuries.