Renault Captur (2018 year). Instruction - part 7


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When fitted to the vehicle, this system 

notifies the driver if one or more tyres 

lose pressure.

Operating principle
This system detects a loss of pressure 

in one of the tyres by measuring the 

wheel speed while driving.

Warning light 

  1 comes on to 

alert the driver in the event of insuffi-

cient pressure (deflated wheel, punc-

tured tyre, etc.).

Operating conditions
The system should be reset with an 

inflation pressure equal to that given 

on the tyre inflation pressure label. 

Otherwise it risks not giving a reliable 

warning in the event of a significant loss 

of pressure. Please refer to the informa-

tion on “Tyre pressures” in Section 4.

In the following situations, the system 

risk coming into action late or not func-

tioning correctly:
–  system not reset after reinflation or 

any operation on the wheels;

–  system badly reset: different inflation 

pressures from the recommended 


–  significant change in load or distribu-

tion of load on one side of the vehi-


–  sporty driving with strong accelera-


–  driving on snowy or slippery surface;
–  driving with snow chains;
–  fitting a single new tyre;
–  use of tyres not approved by the net-


– ...

This function is an additional driving aid.
The function does not take the place of the driver. It cannot, therefore, 

under any circumstances replace the vigilance or the responsibility of the 


Check the tyre pressures, including the emergency spare wheel, once a month.


Resetting the standard level for the 

tyre pressures
This should be done:

–  after each reinflation or readjustment 

of the pressure of one of the tyres;

– when the standard tyre pressure 

needs to be changed to adapt to 

usage conditions (empty, carrying a 

load, motorway driving, etc.);

–  after changing a wheel;

–  after using the tyre inflation kit;




–  after swapping a wheel (however, 

this practice is not recommended).

It should always be done after checking 

the tyre pressure of all four tyres when 

Tyre pressures must correspond to the 

current usage of the vehicle (empty, 

carrying a load, motorway driving, etc.).
Resetting procedure
With the ignition on:

– repeatedly press one of the but-

tons  3 or 4 to select the “TYRE 

PRESSURE : SET TPW” function on 

the display 2;

–  press and hold (around 3 seconds) 

button  3 or 4 to start initialisation. 

The display of the message “SET 

TPW LAUNCHED” for around five 

seconds indicates that the reset re-

quest for the tyre pressure reference 

value has been taken into account.

Reinitialisation is carried out after a few 

minutes’ driving.



The display 2 on the instrument panel 

informs you of any tyre pressure faults 

(flat tyre, punctured tyre, etc.).

Warning light 

 comes on, along 

with the message “INFLATE TIRES 

AND SET TPW”. They indicate that at 

least one tyre is flat or punctured.

In the event of a flat tyre, inflate the re-

levant tyre.

In the event of a puncture, change the 

tyre or consult an authorised dealer. 

Check and readjust the pressure of the 

four tyres when cold, and launch the 

reset of the tyre pressure reference 

value. Warning light 

 goes out 

after launching the reinitialisation of the 

tyre pressure reference value.

The sudden loss of pressure in a 

tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be de-

tected by the system.





The warning light 

 flashes for 

several seconds, then stays on, along 

with the message “RECALIBRATE SET 

They indicate that the request to reset 

the reference value of the tyre pres-

sures must be restarted.

The warning light 

 flashes for sev-

eral seconds, then stays on, along with 

the message “TPW NOT AVAILABLE”.

They indicate that the vehicle is 

equipped with an emergency spare 

wheel which is smaller than the other 

four and that it is fitted to the vehicle.

The warning light 

 flashes for 

several seconds, then stays on, along 

with the message “CHECK TPW”.
This message is accompanied by the 
warning light 



They indicate a system fault. Please 

consult an authorised dealer.

Readjustment of tyre pressures
The tyre pressures must be adjusted 

when cold (please refer to the label lo-

cated on the edge of the driver’s door).
If tyre pressures cannot be checked 

when the tyres are cold, the recom-

mended pressures should be increased 

by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.
After each reinflation or readjustment of 

the tyre pressure, launch the reinitiali-

sation of the tyre pressure reference 


Replacing wheels/tyres
Only use equipment approved by the 

brand network, or the system risks 

being activated late or not operating 

correctly. Please see the information on 

“Tyres” in Section 5.

After each change of wheel/tyre, read-

just the tyre pressure and launch the 

reset of the tyre pressure reference 


Emergency spare wheel
If fitted on the vehicle, readjust the tyre 

pressure and launch the reinitialisation 

of the tyre pressure reference value.

Tyre repair product and inflation kit
Only use equipment approved by the 

brand network, or the system risks 

being activated late or not operating 

correctly. Please refer to “Tyre inflation 

kit” in Section 5.
After using the tyre inflation kit, readjust 

the tyre pressure and launch the reini-

tialisation of the tyre pressure reference 





Anti-lock braking system 


Under heavy braking, the ABS prevents 

the wheels from locking, allowing the 

stopping distance to be managed and 

keeping control of the vehicle.

Under these circumstances, the vehi-

cle can be steered to avoid an obstacle 

whilst braking. In addition, this system 

can increase stopping distances, par-

ticularly on roads with low surface grip 

(wet ground etc.).

You will feel a pulsation through the 

brake pedal each time the system is 

activated. The ABS does not in any 

way improve the vehicle's physical per-

formance relating to the road surface 

and road-holding. It is still essential to 

follow the rules of good driving practice 

(such as driving at a safe distance from 

the vehicle in front etc.).

In an emergency, apply firm and 

continuous pressure to the brake 

pedal. There is no need to pump 

it repeatedly. The ABS will modu-

late the force applied in the braking 


Your braking systems 

are partially operational. 

However, it is dangerous 

to brake suddenly and 

it is essential to stop immediately, 

as soon as traffic conditions allow. 

Contact an approved dealer.

Depending on the vehicle, this is com-

posed of:
–  anti-lock braking system (ABS);
–  electronic stability program (ESC) 

with understeer control and trac-

tion control;

–  driver assistance with a trailer;
–  emergency brake assist;
– grip control;
–  hill start assistance.

Operating faults:

– The 




 come on 

and the messages “Check ABS”, 


depending on the vehicle, “Check 

ESC” appear on the instrument 

panel: the ABS, the ESC and emer-

gency brake assist are deactivated. 

Braking is always enabled;

– The 






 come on and the message 


played on the instrument panel: this 

indicates a failure in the braking 


In both cases, please consult an 

Authorised Dealer.




Electronic stability program 

(ESC) with understeer control 

and traction control

Electronic stability control ESC
This system helps you to keep control 

of the vehicle in critical driving condi-

tions (avoiding an obstacle, loss of grip 

on a bend, etc.).

Operating principle
A sensor in the steering wheel detects 

the direction selected by the driver.
Other sensors throughout the vehicle 

measure the actual direction.
The system compares driver input to 

the actual trajectory of the vehicle and 

corrects the trajectory if necessary by 

controlling the braking of certain wheels 

and/or engine power. In the event that 

the system is engaged, indicator light 

 flashes on the instrument panel.

Understeer control
This system optimises the action of the 

ESC in the case of pronounced under-

steer (loss of front axle road holding).

Traction control
This system helps to limit wheelspin of 

the drive wheels and to control the ve-

hicle when pulling away accelerating or 

Operating principle
Using the wheel sensors, the system 

measures and compares the speed of 

the drive wheels at all times and slows 

down their over-rotation. If a wheel is 

starting to slip, the system brakes au-

tomatically until the drive supplied be-

comes compatible with the level of grip 

under the wheel again.
The system also adjusts the engine 

speed to the grip available under the 

wheels, independently of the pressure 

exerted on the accelerator pedal.

These functions are an ad-

ditional aid in the event of 

critical driving conditions, 

enabling the vehicle behav-

iour to be adapted to suit the driving 

However, the functions do not take 

the place of the driver. They do 

not increase the vehicle’s limits 

and should not encourage you 

to drive more quickly. Therefore, 

they can under no circumstances 

replace the vigilance or responsibil-

ity of the driver when manoeuvring 

the vehicle (the driver must always 

be ready for sudden incidents which 

may occur when driving).

Operating faults
When the system detects an operat-

ing fault, the 




ing lights come on and, depending on 

the vehicle, the message “Check ESC” 

appears on the instrument panel. In 

this case, the ESC and traction control 

system are deactivated.

Consult an approved dealer.




Emergency brake assist

This system supplements the ABS 

and helps reduce vehicle stopping dis-


Operating principle
The system allows an emergency brak-

ing situation to be detected when the 

brake pedal is pressed. In this case, the 

braking assistance immediately devel-

ops maximum power and may trigger 

ABS regulation.
ABS braking is maintained as long as 

the brake pedal is applied.

Hazard warning lights switching on

Depending on the vehicle, these may 

light up in the event of sudden decel-


Braking anticipation

Depending on the vehicle, when you 

rapidly release the accelerator, the 

system anticipates the braking ma-

noeuvre in order to reduce stopping 

When using the cruise control:

–  if you use the accelerator, when you 

release it, the system may be trig-


–  if you do not use the accelerator, the 

system will not be triggered.

Operating faults

When the system detects an operating 

fault the message “CHECK BRAKING 

SYSTEM” appears on the instrument 
panel along with the 



Consult an approved dealer.

These functions are an ad-

ditional aid in the event of 

critical driving conditions, 

enabling the vehicle behav-

iour to be adapted to suit the driving 

However, the functions do not take 

the place of the driver. They do 

not increase the vehicle’s limits 

and should not encourage you 

to drive more quickly. Therefore, 

they can under no circumstances 

replace the vigilance or responsibil-

ity of the driver when manoeuvring 

the vehicle (the driver must always 

be ready for sudden incidents which 

may occur when driving).


Grip control

If fitted on the vehicle, grip control 

makes it easier to control the vehicle on 

low grip surfaces (soft ground, etc.).


When they need to be re-

placed, only tyres of the 

same make, size, type and 

profile should be used.
Tyres fitted to the vehicle should 

either be identical to those fitted 

originally or conform to those 

recommended by your approved 


“Soft ground” mode

Turn the button 1: the integrated warn-

ing light 

 comes on, accompa-

nied by a message on the instrument 


This position enables optimal usage on 

soft ground (mud, sand, dead leaves, 

etc.). “Soft ground” mode uses traction 

control functions. The system automati-

cally switches to “Road” mode after 

around 25 mph (40 km/h), and the inte-

grated warning light 

 on button 1 

comes on.

“Expert” mode

Turn the button 1: the integrated warn-

ing light 

 comes on, accompa-

nied by a message on the instrument 


In this position, engine speed is left 

under the driver’s control. The system 

automatically switches to “Road” mode 

after around 25 mph (40 km/h), and 

the integrated warning light 


button 1 comes on.

“Road” mode
When the vehicle is started up, the 

warning light 

 on button 1 comes 

on, along with the instrument panel 



This position enables optimal usage 

under normal driving conditions (dry-

ness, humidity, light snow, etc.).

“Road” mode uses traction control func-








Hill start assistance

Depending on the gradient of the in-

cline, this system assists the driver 

when starting on a hill. It prevents the 

vehicle from rolling backwards, de-

pending on the slope, by automatically 

applying the brakes when the driver lifts 

his/her foot off the brake pedal to de-

press the accelerator pedal.

System operation
It only operates when the gear lever is 

in a position other than neutral (other 

than  N or P for automatic transmis-

sions) and the vehicle is completely 

stationary (brake pedal depressed)
The system holds the vehicle for ap-

proximately 2 seconds. The brakes are 

then gradually released (the vehicle will 

move according to the slope).

The hill start assistance 

system cannot completely 

prevent the vehicle from 

rolling backwards in all sit-

uations (extremely steep gradients 

In all cases, the driver may depress 

the brake pedal to prevent the vehi-

cle from rolling backwards.
The hill start assistance function 

should not be used for prolonged 

stops: use the brake pedal.
This function is not designed to im-

mobilise the vehicle permanently.
If necessary, use the brake pedal to 

stop the vehicle.
The driver must remain particularly 

vigilant when driving on slippery or 

low-grip surfaces and/or on hills.
Risk of serious injury.


Special feature

Make sure that the sensors are not ob-

scured (by dirt, mud, snow, etc.).

If a sensor is obscured, the message 

“Blind spot clean sensor” will appear on 

the instrument panel. If this happens, 

please clean the sensors.


On the multifunction screen 2, select 

the menu “Vehicle”, “Aides à la con-

duite”, “Blind spot alert”, then choose 

“ON” or “OFF”.

For vehicles not fitted with a multifunc-

tion screen, press switch 3.



This system alerts the driver to other 

vehicles in the detection zone A.
The system is activated when the vehi-

cle’s speed is between approximately 

30 km/h (19 mph) and 140 km/h (87 

This function uses sensors 1 installed 

in the front and rear bumper of both 






When the engine is started, the system 

remembers its position when the igni-

tion was last switched off.



Display B

The function is activated and has not 

detected any vehicles.

Display C

First warning: the indicator 4 means 

that a vehicle has been detected in the 

blind spot.

Display D

When the direction indicator is acti-

vated, the indicator light 4 flashes when 

a vehicle is detected in the blind spot on 

the side towards which you are about to 

steer. If you cancel the direction indica-

tor, the function will return to the initial 

warning (display C).





This function will indicate:
–  when the vehicle speed is between 

approximately 30 km/h (19 mph) and 

140 km/h (87 mph);

–  when another vehicle is in the blind 

spot area and travelling in the same 

direction as your vehicle.

If your vehicle is overtaking another ve-

hicle, the indicator 4 will be activated 

only if that vehicle remains in the blind 

spot for more than one second.

Indicator 4

An indicator light 4 is located on each 

door mirror 5.
Note: clean the door mirrors 5 regularly 

so that the indicators 4 can be seen.






The system’s detection range oper-

ates according to a standard lane 

width. If you are driving in narrow 

traffic lanes, it may detect vehicles 

in other lanes.


Operating faults

If the system detects a fault, the mes-

sage “Check blind spot alert” is dis-

played on the instrument panel. Call an 

approved Dealer.
Note: when the engine is started, the 

indicator light 4, display B, flashes 

three times. It is normal.

– The system’s detection 

range operates according 

to a standard lane width. If 

you are driving in wide traf-

fic lanes, the system might not 

be able to detect a vehicle in the 

blind spot.

–  The system might be disrupted 

momentarily if it is exposed to 

strong electromagnetic waves 

(as beneath high-tension power 

lines) or to very poor weather 

conditions (heavy rain, snow, 

etc.). Remain aware of driving 


There is a risk of accidents.



Because sensors have 

been installed in the bum-

pers, any work (repairs, re-

placements, touching up of 

paintwork) must be carried out by a 

qualified professional.





Conditions for non-function

–  If the object is not moving;
–  if traffic is heavy;
–  the road is winding;
–  if front and rear sensors both detect 

objects at the same time (e.g. when 

passing an articulated lorry).

– ...

This function is an addi-

tional aid which indicates 

other vehicles in the blind 

spot area.

It can never in any case be a sub-

stitute for care nor for the driver’s 

responsibility while in charge of his 

The driver should always be ready 

for sudden incidents while driv-

ing: always ensure that there are 

no small, narrow moving obstacles 

(such as a child, animal, pushchair, 

bicycle, stone, post, etc.) in the blind 

spot when manoeuvring.


Switching on

Press switch 1 on the side showing 

Indicator light 6 comes on, lit orange, 

and the message “SPEED LIMITER” 

appears on the instrument panel, ac-

companied by dashes to indicate that 

the speed limiter function is activated 

and waiting to store a limit speed. 

To store the current speed, press 

switch 2 (+): the limited speed will re-

place the dashes.

The minimum stored speed is 20 mph 

(30 km/h).

The speed limiter function helps you 

stay within the driving speed limit that 

you choose, known as the limit speed.


1  Main “On/Off” switch.

2  Limit speed activation, storage and 

increase switch (+).

3  Decreasing the limit speed (-).

4  Activation and recall of memorised 

limit speed (R).

5  Speed limiter function standby (with 

limited speed memory) (O).











Exceeding the limit speed

It is possible to exceed the limit speed 

at any time. To do this: press the accel-

erator pedal firmly and fully (beyond 

the resistance point).
While the speed is exceeded, the 

speed limit flashes on the instrument 

panel and, depending on the vehicle, a 

beep sounds.
Then, release the accelerator: the 

speed limiter function will return as 

soon as you reach a speed lower than 

the stored speed.

Limited speed cannot be maintained
If driving up or down a steep gradient, 

the system is unable to maintain the 

limited speed: the memorised speed 

flashes on the instrument panel and 

a beep sounds at regular intervals to 

inform you.

Varying the limit speed

The limit speed may be changed by re-

peatedly pressing:
– switch 2 (+) to increase speed;
– switch 3 (-) to reduce speed.


When a limited speed has been stored 

and this speed is not reached, driving is 

similar to driving a vehicle without the 

speed limiter function.
Once you have reached the stored 

speed, no effort on the accelera-

tor pedal will allow you to exceed 

the programmed speed except in an 

emergency (refer to information on 

“Exceeding the limit speed”).



The speed limiter function is 

in no way linked to the brak-

ing system.






Recalling the limit speed

If a speed has been saved, it can be re-

called by pressing switch 4 ((R)).

Putting the function on 


The speed limiter function is suspended 

when you press the switch 5 (O). In this 

case, the limit speed remains stored 

and, depending on the vehicle:
– the message “Memorised” and 

stored speed are displayed on the 

instrument panel.

–  the stored speed is displayed be-

tween <xxx> markers on the instru-

ment panel.

Switching off the function

The speed limiter function is deac-

tivated if you press switch 1: in this 

case a speed is no longer stored. The 

orange instrument panel warning light 

 goes out, confirming that the func-

tion is stopped.

When the speed limiter is put on 

standby, pressing switch 2 (+) re-

activates the function without taking 

into account the stored speed: it is 

the speed at which the vehicle is 

moving that is taken into account.









1  Main “On/Off” switch.

2  Cruising speed activation, storage 

and increase switch (+).

3  Decreasing cruising speed (-).

4  Activation with recall of saved cruis-

ing speed (R).

5  Switch the function to standby (with 

cruising speed saved) (O).

The cruise control function helps you to 

maintain your driving speed at a speed 

that you choose, called the cruising 

This cruising speed may be set at any 

speed above 20 mph (30 km/h).

This function is an addi-

tional driving aid. The func-

tion does not take the place 

of the driver.

Therefore, it can under no circum-

stances replace the driver’s respon-

sibility to respect speed limits and to 

be vigilant (the driver must always 

be ready to brake).
Cruise control must not be used in 

heavy traffic, on undulating or slip-

pery roads (black ice, aquaplan-

ing, gravel) and during bad weather 

(fog, rain, side winds etc.).
There is a risk of accidents.

The cruise control function 

is in no way linked to the 

braking system.










Activating cruise control

At a steady speed (above 18 mph 

(30 km/h approximately)) press switch 2 

or (+): the function is activated and the 

current speed is saved.

The cruising speed replaces the dashes 

and the cruise control is confirmed by 

the appearance of warning light 7 lit 

green, as well as warning light 6.


Once a cruising speed is stored and 

the cruise control function is active, 

you may lift your foot off the accelera-

tor pedal.

Please note that you must 

keep your feet close to the 

pedals in order to react in 

an emergency.

Switching on

Press switch 1 side 


Indicator light 6 comes on, lit green, and 

the message “CRUISE CONTROL” ap-

pears on the instrument panel, accom-

panied by dashes to indicate that the 

cruise control function is activated and 

waiting to store a cruising speed. 















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