Renault Duster (2016 year). Instruction - part 7


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SYSTEM B (cntd.)

Check tyre sensors

The warning light 

 flashes for 

several seconds, then stays on, along 

with the orange warning light 



They indicate that at least one tyre is 

not fitted with sensors (e.g. emergency 

spare wheel). In other cases, contact 

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.

Replacing wheels/tyres
This system requires specific equip-

ment (wheels, tyres, hubcaps, etc.). 

Please see the information on “Tyres” 

in Section 5.
Contact an authorised dealer to fit new 

tyres and to find out about available ac-

cessories compatible with the system 

and available from your dealer net-

work: the use of any other accessory 

could affect the correct operation of the 


Emergency spare wheel
If the vehicle is equipped with an emer-

gency spare wheel, it will not have a 


When fitted to the vehicle, the warn-

ing light 

 and the orange warning 



 are displayed on the instru-

ment panel.

Inflation kit
Because the valves are specially de-

signed, only use equipment approved 

by the approved network. Please refer 

to “Tyre inflation kit” in Section 5.



To release

Pull lever 2 up slightly, press button 3 

and then lower the lever to the floor.

The red warning light on the instrument 

panel will come on if you are driving 

with an incorrectly released handbrake.

To apply

Pull lever upwards and make sure the 

vehicle is immobilised.

An impact to the underside 

of the vehicle (eg. striking 

a post, raised kerb or other 

street furniture) may result 

in damage to the vehicle (eg. defor-

mation of an axle).
To prevent any risk of accident, 

have your vehicle checked by an 

approved dealer.


When stationary, and de-

pending on the slope and/or 

vehicle load, it may be nec-

essary to pull up the hand-

brake at least two extra notches and 

engage a gear (1


 or reverse gear) 

for vehicles with a manual gearbox 

or position P for vehicles with an au-

tomatic gearbox.

When driving, make sure 

the handbrake is com-

pletely released.

Risk of overheating.




Gear lever

Selecting reverse gear

(vehicle stationary)
Vehicles with manual gearbox:

to the grid on the gear lever knob 1.
Vehicles with automatic gear-

box:  refer to the information on the 

“Automatic gearbox” in Section 2.
The reversing lights will come on as 

soon as reverse gear is selected with 

the ignition on.


4x2 (2WD) and 4x4 (4WD) 

mode selector

Depending on the road conditions, tur-

ning selector 1 enables the following 

modes to be selected:
– 2WD ;
– AUTO ;
– 4WD Lock.

TRANSMISSION: 4-wheel drive (4WD) 


“AUTO" mode

To activate this mode, turn the selec-

tor 1 to the “AUTO” position. 

Operating principle
“AUTO” mode automatically distributes 

the engine torque between the front and 

rear axles according to the road condi-

tions and the vehicle speed. This po-

sition optimises roadholding. Use this 

mode on any type of road (dry, snow-

covered, slippery, etc.) or when towing 

(trailer or caravan). This mode is not in-

dicated on the instrument panel.

“2WD" mode

To activate this mode, turn selector 1 to 

the “2WD" position. The 


tor light will light up on the instrument 


Operating principle
The “2WD” mode uses the front wheels 

only. Use this mode on dry roads with 

good grip.

Remember that driving a vehicle off-

road is very different to driving it on 

the road.
To make the most of your vehicle 

in an off-road situation, we recom-

mend that you are trained to drive a 

4x4 (4WD) vehicle.
The safety of both you and your 

passengers is your responsibility, 

and depends on your skill and the 

care you take when driving off-road.



TRANSMISSION: 4-wheel drive (4WD) 


This problem may be resolved by chan-

ging the tyres. Always use four identi-

cal tyres (same brand, profile, etc.) and 

with similar wear.
In the event of excessive wheelspin, 

the mechanical components may be 

If this happens:

– at first, the 

 warning light 

flashes. “4WD Lock” mode is still 

active, however we recommend that 

you stop as soon as possible to allow 

the system to cool down (until the 

warning light stops flashing);

–  if the wheels still spin, the system au-

tomatically switches to “2WD” mode 

to protect the mechanical compo-



 warning light flashes. The 

mode cannot be changed while the 

light is flashing.

After one minute, the system switches 

to “2WD” or “AUTO” mode depending 

on the position of the selector.
Note: if the vehicle is travelling at a 

speed of more than approximately 

49.6 mph (80 km/h) or if it is travel-

ling at a speed of between 37.2 and 

49.6 mph (60 and 80 km/h) for more 

than one minute in «4WD Lock" mode, 

the system automatically switches back 

to "AUTO" mode. The warning light 


 goes out.

Special features of the 

4-wheel drive transmission

The vehicle may make more noise when 

the “AUTO" or "4WD Lock" modes are 

activated. This is normal. If the system 

detects a difference in the dimensions 

of the front and rear wheels (eg. un-

derinflation, severe wear on an axle), 

the system automatically switches to 

"2WD" mode.




 warning lights on 

the instrument panel come on. Drive as 

soon as possible at a moderate speed 

to an approved dealer.

To deactivate this mode, turn selector  

to the “AUTO” position. The 


cator light on the instrument panel goes 


“4WD Lock" mode

To activate this mode, turn selector 1 to 

the “4WD Lock” position. The selector 

the returns to the “AUTO” position. The 

 indicator light will light up on the 

instrument panel.

Operating principle
“4WD Lock” mode distributes the 

engine torque between the front and 

rear axles in order to optimise the per-

formance capacity of the vehicle in off-

road situations. This mode should only 

be used in extreme driving conditions 

(mud, steep slopes, sand).

To deactivate this mode, turn selector  

to the “4WD Lock” position again. The 

indicator light on the instrument panel 

goes out. When the engine is switched 

off, the system stays in “4WD Lock” 

mode for one minute. 


TRANSMISSION: 4-wheel drive (4WD) 


Electronic stability program and 

traction control when driving off-


(vehicles equipped with ESC)
When driving on soft ground (sand, 

mud, deep snow), we recommend that 

you deactivate the ESC function by 

pressing the “ ESC” switch.
In this case, only individual wheel bra-

king remains active. This function ap-

plies the brake to any wheel that is slip-

ping, allowing the engine torque to be 

transferred to the wheels with the most 

grip. This is particularly useful when 

crossing a bridge.
All the ESC functions will be reactivated 

when the vehicle speed reaches ap-

proximately 30 mph (50 km/h) (36 mph 

(60 km/h) in 4WD Lock mode), when 

the engine is restarted or when the 

“ESC” button is pressed again.

Operating faults

If the system detects an operating 

fault, it automatically switches to “2WD” 

mode, and the 




ning lights come on.
Drive as soon as possible at a mode-

rate speed to an approved dealer.
For certain operating faults, the system 

may not be able to switch to “2WD" or 

"4WD Lock" mode. "AUTO" mode re-

mains active.
Contact an approved dealer as soon as 


In this case, we recommend that you 

stop as soon as possible to allow the 

system to cool down (until the warning 

light stops flashing).

Cooling may take up to five minutes.

If the system detects excessive whee-

lspin on the front wheels, it adapts the 

engine to run in a way that reduces 


Anti-lock braking in “LOCK” mode 

(vehicles equipped with ABS)
When “4WD Lock" mode is active, the 

ABS switches to off-road mode. In this 

case, the wheels may lock intermit-

tently to achieve better grip, thus redu-

cing braking distances on soft ground. 

When this mode is active:

–  the vehicle’s manoeuvrability is limi-

ted during braking. This operating 

mode is therefore not recommended 

in very low-grip conditions (eg. ice).

–  there may be some noise. This is 

normal, and does not indicate an 

operating fault.


TRANSMISSION: 4-wheel drive (4WD) 


All-wheel drive system
– Irrespective of the mode selected, do not start the engine if one or more wheels are not in contact with the ground 

(eg. when the vehicle is on a jack or roller bench).

– Do not turn the mode selector when cornering, reversing or if the wheels are spinning excessively. Only select the 

“2WD”, “AUTO” or “4WD Lock” mode when the vehicle is being driven in a straight line.

–  Only use tyres which meet the required specifications.
–  “4WD Lock” mode is reserved solely for use off-road. The use of this mode in any other conditions may adversely affect the 

vehicle’s manoeuvrability and damage its mechanical components.

–  Always ensure tyres with identical specifications are fitted to all four wheels (brand, size, structure, wear etc.). Fitting tyres 

of different sizes to the front and rear wheels and/or left and right wheels may have serious consequences for the tyres, 

gearbox, transfer gearbox and the rear differential pinions.


ABS (anti-lock braking 


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 vehicle can 

be steered to avoid an obstacle whilst 

braking. In addition, this system can 

increase stopping distances, particu-

larly 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 perform-

ance relating to the road surface and 

roadholding. 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.).



Depending on the vehicle, this is com-

posed of:

– the  ABS  (anti-lock braking 


–  the emergency brake assist;

–  electronic stability control  (ESC

with understeer control and trac-

tion control.

–  hill start assistance.

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).

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 


Special feature of 4-wheel drive ve-

In 4WD Lock mode, the system may 

lock the wheels briefly to optimise the 

braking distance on very wet ground 

(snow, mud, sand, etc.).




Emergency brake assist with 

electronic brake distribution

(depending on the vehicle)
This system supplements the ABS 

and helps reduce vehicle stopping dis-


Operating principle
The system is for detecting an emer-

gency braking situation. In this case, 

the braking assistance immediately de-

velops maximum power and may trig-

ger ABS regulation.
ABS braking is maintained as long as 

the brake pedal is applied.

Operating faults

   If the 


 warning light on the in-

strument panel comes on while you 

are driving, the brakes will still 

work normally without  ABS;

– If the 





lights on the instrument panel come 

on while you are driving, there is a 

fault in the braking system.

In both cases, consult an approved 


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.




Electronic stability program 

ESC with understeer control 

and traction control

Electronic Stability Program ESC 

(depending on the vehicle)
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.).

Understeer control
This system optimises the action of the 

ESC in the case of pronounced under-

steering (loss of front axle road hold-


Traction control
This system helps to limit wheelspin of 

the drive wheels and to control the ve-

hicle when pulling away accelerating or 


Deactivating the ESC 


In some situations (driving on very wet 

ground: snow, mud, etc. or driving with 

snow chains fitted), the system may 

reduce the engine output to limit whee-

lspin. If this is not required, it is possible 

to deactivate the function by pressing 

switch 1.

The warning light 

 on the instru-

ment panel comes on to warn you of 

If you deactivate this function, the 

traction control system will also be 


With the Electronic Stability Program 

ESC with understeer control and trac-

tion control providing additional safety, 

you are advised not to drive with the 

function disabled. Correct this as soon 

as possible by pressing the switch 1 


Note: The function is automatically 

reactivated when the ignition is switched 

on, or when the speed exceeds 30 mph 

(50 km/h) in “AUTO” and “2WD” modes, 

and approximately 36 mph (60 km/h) in 

“4WD Lock” mode.





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 by au-

tomatically applying the brakes when 

the driver lifts his/her foot off the brake 

pedal to depress the accelerator pedal.
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 released (the vehicle will move ac-

cording to the slope).

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, the indicator 


 flashes on the instrument 


Operating faults
When the system detects an opera-

ting fault the warning lights 



 appear on the instrument panel. 

In this case, the Electronic Stability 

Program ESC  with understeer control 

and traction control are deactivated.
Please consult an authorised dealer if 

these warning lights remain displayed 

on the instrument panel after the igni-

tion is switched off and on again.

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.


Switching on

Press switch 1 on the side showing 

The warning light 6 is orange and, de-

pending on the vehicle, the message 
“LIMIT” or the warning light 


pears on the instrument panel, accom-

panied by dashes to indicate that the 

speed limiter function is activated and 

waiting to memorise a limit speed.

To store the current speed, press 

switch 2 (+): the limit speed will replace 

the dashes.

The minimum stored speed is 20 mph 

(30 km/h).


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).

The speed limiter function helps you 

stay within the driving speed limit that 

you choose, known as the limit speed.

CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter function 









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 being exceeded, the 

programmed speed displayed on the 

instrument panel flashes.
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 

limit speed: the stored speed will flash 

on the instrument panel information dis-

play to inform you of this situation.

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”).

CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter function 


The speed limiter function is 

in no way linked to the brak-

ing system.




CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter function 


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 speed limit remains stored 

and, depending on the vehicle, the 

message "MEM” or the warning light 

 appears on the instrument panel, 

accompanied by the stored speed.

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.







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. However, 

the function 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.


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).

CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function 









Once a cruising speed is stored and 

the cruise control function is active, 

you may lift your foot off the accelera-

tor pedal.

Important: you are never-

theless advised to keep 

your feet close to the pedals 

in order to react if neces-


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 cruise control is confirmed by the 

appearance (depending on the vehi-

cle) of the message “CRUISE” or the 


 warning light and the green 7 

 warning light as well as the 6 


warning light.

Switching on

Press switch 1 side 


The green warning light 6 comes on 

and, depending on the vehicle, the 
message “CRUISE” or the 


warning light appears on the instrument 

panel, accompanied by dashes to indi-

cate that the cruise control function is 

activated and waiting to store a cruis-

ing speed.

CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function 








CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function 


Exceeding the cruising speed

The cruising speed may be exceeded 

at any time by depressing the accelera-

tor pedal. While it is being exceeded, 

the cruising speed flashes on the in-

strument panel.
Then, release the accelerator: after a 

few seconds, the vehicle will automati-

cally return to its set cruising speed.

Cruising speed cannot be 

When driving down a steep gradient, 

the system is unable to maintain the 

cruising speed: the stored speed will 

flash on the instrument panel informa-

tion display to inform you of this situ-


Adjusting the cruising speed

The cruising speed may be changed by 

pressing the following repeatedly:
– switch 2 (+) to increase the speed,
– switch 3 (-) to decrease the speed.

The cruise control function 

is in no way linked to the 

braking system.










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