Renault Clio (2017 year). Instruction - part 2


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Renault Clio (2017 year). Instruction - part 2





Passenger seat table 


(depending on the vehicle)
Make sure that nothing prevents the 

seat from moving.
–  Move the seat as far back as possi-


–  lower the headrest as far as it will go;

–  hold the seatback by the top to guide 

it downwards, and simultaneously 

activate control 5 and fold the seat-

back forwards;

–  press on the back of the seatback to 

lock it in place. Make sure you lock 

the seatback properly.


To reposition the passenger seat
Make sure that nothing prevents the 

seat from moving.
– Activate control 5 to unlock the seat-


–  Lift the seat back;

– Make sure the seat is correctly 

locked in position.

For your safety, attach any 

transported objects when 

the seat is in the table po-


When the front seat is in 

table position, the front pas-

senger air bag must be dis-

abled (see information on 

“Child safety: activating/deactivat-

ing the front passenger air bag” in 

Section 1).
Risk of serious injury caused by 

items resting on the seatback table 

which may be dislodged when the 

air bag is deployed.
The label (on the dashboard) and 

the markings (on the windscreen) 

remind you of these instructions.



Central armrest 5

To adjust the armrest upwards
Lift armrest to the desired position.

To adjust the armrest downwards
Lift the armrest to the storage position 

along the seat back, then lower it.

To store away the armrest
Lift the armrest to the storage posi-

tion A. Check that it is correctly locked.




Always wear your seat belt when trav-

elling in your vehicle. You must also 

comply with the legislation of the par-

ticular country you are in.





Incorrectly adjusted or 

twisted seat belts may 

cause injuries in the event 

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 

not allow any slack.

Before starting, first adjust your driv-

ing position, then ask all occupants 

to adjust their seat belts to ensure 

optimum protection.

Adjusting your driving 


–  Sit well back in your seat (having 

first removed your coat or jacket). 

This is essential to ensure your back 

is positioned correctly;

–  adjust the distance between the 

seat and the pedals. Your seat 

should be as far back as possible 

while still allowing you to depress 

the clutch pedal fully. The seatback 

should be adjusted so that your arms 

are slightly bent when you hold the 

steering wheel;

–  adjust the position of your head-

rest. For the maximum safety, your 

head must be as close as possible to 

the headrest;

–  adjust the height of the seat. This 

adjustment allows you to select the 

seat position which offers you the 

best possible view;

  adjust the position of the steering 


Adjusting the seat belts

Sit with your back firmly against the 

Shoulder strap 1 should be as close as 

possible to the base of the neck but not 

on it.
Lap belt 2 should be worn flat over the 

thighs and against the pelvis.
The belt should be worn so that it is 

as close as possible to your body, i.e.: 

avoid wearing heavy clothing or keep-

ing bulky objects under the belts, etc.

Make sure that the rear bench seat 

is locked in position correctly so that 

the rear seat belts will operate effi-

ciently. Refer to the information on 

the “Rear bench seat: functions” in 

Section 3.





Front seat belt reminder 

warning light

This lights up on the central display 

when the engine is started then, if the 

driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt 

(if this seat is occupied) is not fastened 

and the vehicle has reached approxi-

mately 12 mph (20 km/h), it flashes and 

a bleep sounds for around 2 minutes.
Note: an object placed on the passen-

ger seat base may activate the warning 

light in some cases.
Rear seat belt reminder (depending 

on vehicle)



 warning light on the cen-

tral display lights up accompanied by a 

message on the instrument panel indi-

cating the number of seat belts buck-

led for approximately 30 seconds each 


–  the vehicle is started;

–  a door is opened;

–  a rear seat belt is fastened or unfas-


Check that the rear passengers are 

wearing seat belts and that the number 

of seat belt shown as fastened corre-

sponds to the number of rear bench 

seat places occupied.

Adjusting the height of the 

front seat belts

Press button 6 to adjust the seat belt 

height so that shoulder strap 1 is worn 

as shown previously. Press button 6 

and raise or lower the seat belt. Make 

sure that the seat belt is locked in posi-

tion correctly after you have adjusted it.


Press button 4 and the seat belt will be 

rewound by the inertia reel. Guide the 




Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly 

and ensure that buckle 3 locks into 

catch 5 (check that it is locked by pull-

ing on buckle 3).
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-

proved dealer.







Fasten sliding buckle 10 into the corre-

sponding red catch 12.



Check that the rear seat 

belts are positioned and 

operating correctly each 

time the rear bench seat is 


Rear centre seat belt

Unwind belt 9 slowly from its housing, 

then fasten buckle 8 into the corre-

sponding black catch 11.

Rear side seat belts 7

The belts are locked, unlocked and 

adjusted in the same way as the front 












–  No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally fitted restraint system: seat belts, seats and 

their mountings. For special operations (e.g. fitting child seats), contact an authorised dealer.

– Do not use devices which allow any slack in the belts (e.g. clothes pegs, 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 or child on your lap with your seat belt around 


–  The belt should never be twisted.
–  Following an accident, have the seat belts checked and replaced if necessary. Always replace your seat belts as soon as 

they show any signs of wear.

–  When the rear bench seat is being put back, make sure that the seat belts and buckles are correctly positioned so that they 

can be used properly.

–  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-


–  Make sure the seat belt catch is properly positioned (it should not be hidden away, crushed or flattened by people or ob-


The following information applies to the vehicle’s front and rear seat belts.





–  Have the entire restraint 

system checked following 

an accident.

– No operation whatso-

ever is permitted on any part of 

the system (pretensioners, air 

bags, computers, wiring) and the 

system components must not 

be reused on any other vehicle, 

even if identical.

–  To avoid incorrect triggering of 

the system which may cause 

injury, only qualified personnel 

from an approved Dealer may 

work on the pretensioner and air 

bag system.

–  The electric trigger system may 

only be tested by a specially 

trained technician using special 


–  When the vehicle is scrapped, 

contact an approved Dealer for 

disposal of the pretensioner and 

air bag gas generators.

Depending on the vehicle, they will con-

sist of:
–  front seat belt inertia reel preten-


–  chest-level load limiters;
–  air bags for driver and front pas-


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:
–  seat belt locking;
–  the seat belt inertia reel pretensioner 

(which engages to correct seat belt 


– airbags.


The pretensioners hold the seat belt 

against the body, holding the occupant 

more securely against the seat, thus in-

creasing the seat belt’s efficiency.
With the ignition on, following a signif-

icant frontal impact and depending on 

the severity of the impact, the system 

may trigger the seat belt inertia reel 

pretensioner 1, which instantly retracts 

the seat belt.


Load limiter

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.

Airbags for driver and front 


Fitted to the driver and passenger side.
The presence of this equipment is in-

dicated by the word “Air bag” on the 

steering wheel and dashboard (air bag 

zone A) and, depending on the vehicle, 

a symbol on the lower section of the 

Each air bag system consists of:
–  an air bag and gas generator fitted 

on the steering wheel for the driver 

and in the dashboard for the front 


–  an electronic unit for system monitor-

ing which controls the gas generator 

electrical trigger system;

– a single 


 warning light on the 

instrument panel.




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 





Operating faults

Warning light 4 


 will light up on 

the instrument panel when the ignition 

is turned on and then go out after a few 

If it does not light up when the ignition 

is switched on, or comes on when the 

engine is running, there is a fault in the 

Contact your approved Dealer as soon 

as possible. Your protection will be re-

duced until this fault is rectified.


This system is only operational when 

the ignition is switched on.
In a severe frontal impact, the air bags 

inflate rapidly, cushioning the impact 

of the driver’s head and chest against 

the steering wheel and of the front pas-

senger against the dashboard. The air 

bags then deflate immediately so that 

the passengers are not in any way hin-

dered from leaving the vehicle.




Warnings concerning the driver’s air bag

– Do not modify the steering wheel or the steering wheel boss.
– 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 personnel from our Network).
–  When driving, do not sit too close to the steering wheel. Sit with your arms slightly bent (see the information on “Adjusting 

your driving position” in Section 1). This will allow sufficient space for the air bag to deploy correctly and be fully effective.

Warnings concerning the passenger air bag

–  Do not attach or glue any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the dashboard on or near the air bag.
–  Do not place anything between the dashboard and the passenger (pet, umbrella, walking stick, parcels, etc.).
–  The passenger must not put his or her feet on the dashboard or seat as there is a risk that serious injuries may occur. In 

general, parts of the body should be kept away from the dashboard (knees, hands, head, etc.).

–  The devices in addition to the front passenger seat belt should be reactivated as soon as a child seat is removed, to ensure 

the protection of the passenger in the event of an impact.



(refer to the information on “Child safety: deactivating/activating the front passenger air bag” in Section 1)

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 injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.



Force limiter

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.

–  Have the entire restraint 

system checked following 

an accident.

– No operation whatsoever 

is permitted on any part of the 

system (air bags, 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 



Side Airbags

This airbag may be fitted to each of the 

front seats and is activated at the sides 

of the seats (door side) to protect the 

occupants in the event of a severe side 



Warning relating to the side airbag 
– Fitting seat covers: seats equipped with an airbag require covers spe-

cifically designed for your vehicle. Contact an approved Dealer to find out 

if these covers are available. The use of any covers other than those de-

signed for your vehicle (and including those designed for another vehicle) may 

affect the operation of the airbags and reduce your protection.

–  Do not place any accessories, objects or even pets between the seatback, the 

door and the internal fittings. Do not cover the seatback with any items such as 

clothes or accessories. This may prevent the air bag from operating correctly 

or cause injury when the airbag is deployed.

–  No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on the seat or internal 

fittings, except by qualified personnel from an approved Dealer.

–  This airbag operates through slits in the front seatbacks (door side): never 

insert any objects in these slits.

Depending on the vehicle, a mark-

ing on the windscreen informs you 

of the presence of additional means 

of restraint (air bags, pretensioners, 

etc.) in the passenger compartment.



The airbag 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 seat belts are not worn, the oc-

cupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor su-

perficial injuries occurring when the airbag is deployed, although such minor injuries are always possible with air bags.

If the vehicle should overturn or in the event of a rear impact, however severe, the pretensioners and airbags are not always 

triggered. Impacts to the underside of the vehicle, e.g. from pavements, potholes or stones, can all trigger these systems.
–  No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out on any part of the airbag system (airbags, pretensioners, computer, 

wiring harness, etc.), except by qualified Network personnel.

–  To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidental triggering of the system which may cause injury, 

only qualified Network personnel may work on the airbag system.

–  As a safety precaution, have the airbag 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 handbook with the vehicle.
–  When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved Dealer for disposal of the gas generator(s).

All of the warnings below are given so that the airbag 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 it inflates.


CHILD SAFETY: General information 


Carrying children

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 an approved child seat and ensure 

you use it correctly.

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 child 

seat and have the seat belts and 

ISOFIX anchorage points checked.

To prevent the doors being 

opened, use the “Child 

safety” device (refer to the 

information on “Opening 

and closing the doors” in Section 1).

Driver’s responsibility 

when parking or stopping 

the vehicle
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 to themselves 

or to others by starting the engine, 

activating equipment such as the 

electric windows or by locking the 

Also, in hot and/or sunny weather, 

please remember that the tempera-

ture inside the passenger compart-

ment increases very quickly.



CHILD SAFETY: General information 


Using a child seat

The level of protection offered by the 

child seat depends on its ability to re-

strain your child and on its installation. 

Incorrect installation compromises the 

protection it offers the child in the event 

of harsh braking or an impact.
Before purchasing a child seat, check 

that it complies with the regulations for 

the country you are in and that it can 

be fitted in your vehicle. Consult an ap-

proved dealer to find out which seats 

are recommended for your vehicle.
Before fitting a child seat, read the 

manual and respect its instructions. If 

you experience any difficulties during 

installation, contact the manufacturer 

of the equipment. Keep the instructions 

with the seat.

Set a good example by always fas-

tening your seat belt and teaching 

your child:

–  to strap themselves in correctly;

–  to always get in and out of the car 

at the kerb, away from busy traf-


Do not use a second-hand child 

seat or one without an instruction 

Check that there are no objects in 

the vicinity of the child seat which 

could impede its operation.

Never leave a child unat-

tended in the vehicle.
Check that your child is 

always strapped in and that 

the belt or safety harness used is 

correctly set and adjusted. Avoid 

wearing bulky clothing which could 

cause the belts to slacken.
Never let your child put their head or 

arms out of the window.
Check that the child is in the correct 

position for the entire journey, espe-

cially if asleep.


CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat

Rear-facing child seats

A baby’s head is, proportionally, heavier 

than that of an adult and its neck is very 

fragile. Transport the child in this po-

sition for as long as possible (until the 

age of 2 at the very least). It supports 

both the head and the neck.

Choose a bucket type seat for best side 

protection and change it as soon as the 

child’s head is higher than the shell.

Forward-facing child seats

The child’s head and abdomen need to 

be protected as a priority. A forward-fac-

ing child seat which is firmly attached to 

the vehicle will reduce the risk of impact 

to the head. Ensure your child travels in 

a forward-facing seat with a harness for 

as long as their size permits.

Choose a bucket type seat for optimum 

side protection.

Booster cushions

From 15 kg or 4 years, the child can 

travel using a booster seat, which will 

enable the seat belt to be adapted to 

suit his/her size and shape. The boos-

ter seat cushion must be fitted with 

guides to position the seat belt on the 

child’s thighs rather than the stomach. 

It is recommended that you use a seat-

back fitted with a belt strap guide which 

can be adjusted in terms of height to 

position the seat belt in the centre of the 

shoulder. It must never rest on the neck 

or on the arm.

Choose a bucket type seat for optimum 

side protection.








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