Renault Kadjar (2018 year). Instruction - part 8


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Renault Kadjar (2018 year). Instruction - part 8






The following operating conditions:
–  driving for long periods when the low 

fuel level warning light is lit;

–  using leaded petrol;
– using fuel or lubrication additives 

which are not approved.

Or operating faults such as:
–  faulty ignition system, running out of 

fuel or disconnected spark plugs re-

sulting in the engine misfiring or cut-

ting out when driving;

–  loss of power,
as they may cause the catalytic con-

verter to overheat and thus reduce its 

efficiency,  or damage it irreparably 

and cause heat damage to the vehi-


If you notice any of the above operating 

faults, have the necessary repairs car-

ried out as soon as possible by an ap-

proved Dealer.
These faults may be avoided by regu-

larly taking your vehicle to an approved 

Dealer at the intervals specified in the 

Maintenance document.

Starting problems

To avoid damaging the catalytic con-

verter, do not keep trying to start the 

engine (using the start button, or by 

pushing or towing the vehicle) without 

having identified and corrected the 

starting fault.
If the fault cannot be identified, do not 

keep trying to start the engine, but con-

tact an approved Dealer.

Do not park the vehicle or 

run the engine in locations 

where combustible sub-

stances or materials such 

as grass or leaves can come into 

contact with the hot exhaust system.





If, after approximately 20 minutes, the 

indicator light remains lit, consult an 

Approved Dealer.
Note: if the vehicle is stopped before 

the warning light disappears, you will 

have to restart the process from the be-


Particle filter

The particle filter is used in the treat-

ment of exhaust gases from petrol en-

When driving, depending on the grade 

of fuel used, it is possible that white 

smoke may be emitted. This is due to 

the exhaust particle filter being cleaned 

automatically, and does not affect the 

way the vehicle runs.

Depending on the vehicle, the warning 


 displayed on the instrument 

panel indicates that the filter is becom-

ing clogged and requires cleaning. To 

clean it, when the 

 warning light 

appears, and as traffic conditions and 

speed limits allow, drive at between 

about 31 mph (50 km/h) and 68 mph 

(110 km/h) until the light goes out. 
After between approximately 5 and 

20 minutes, the warning light should go 


Warning light 



quires you to stop immedi-

ately, for your own safety, 

as soon as traffic conditions 

allow. Switch off the engine and do 

not restart it. Contact an approved 


If the filter becomes saturated, the 


 warning light and, depending 

on the vehicle, the 

 warning light 

will appear on the instrument panel, ac-

companied by the message “Check in-

jection”. In this case, please consult an 

Authorised Dealer.
If the 


 warning light and, depend-

ing on the vehicle, the 


light appears, accompanied by the 

“Engine failure hazard” message, stop 

the vehicle, switch off the engine and 

contact an Approved Dealer.



Diesel engine speed

Diesel engines are fitted with an injec-

tion pump which prevents the engine 

speed being exceeded irrespective of 

the gear selected.
If the message “Check antipollution 

system” is displayed along with warn-

ing lights 




, consult an 

authorised dealer immediately.
When driving, depending on the fuel 

grade used, it is possible that white 

smoke may be emitted.
This is due to the exhaust particle filter 

being cleaned automatically, and does 

not affect the way the vehicle runs.

Running out of fuel

If the tank has been completely 

drained, the system must be reprimed 

after the tank is refilled: See “Fuel 

tank” in section 1 before restarting the 


Do not park the vehicle or 

run the engine in locations 

where combustible sub-

stances or materials such 

as grass or leaves can come into 

contact with the hot exhaust system.

Precautions to be taken in 


To avoid any faults in icy weather:
–  ensure that the battery is always fully 


–  always keep the diesel tank rela-

tively full to avoid water vapour con-

densing in it and accumulating at the 

bottom of the tank.

Engine smoke opacity labels
You will find 1 information on the A label 

stuck inside the engine compartment.
1  Diesel exhaust emissions.




Gear lever

Vehicles with manual gearbox: refer 

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

box: refer to the information on the 

“Automatic gearbox” in Section 2.


An impact to the under-

side of the vehicle while 

manoeuvring (e.g.: strik-

ing a post, raised kerb or 

other street furniture) may result in 

damage to the vehicle (e.g.: defor-

mation of an axle).

To avoid any risk of accident, have 

your vehicle checked by an ap-

proved Dealer.

Selecting reverse gear
The ring 2 has to be lifted up to the gear 

lever knob to select reverse gear.
The reversing lights will come on as 

soon as reverse gear is selected with 

the ignition on.
Note: depending on the vehicle, if the 

dipped beam headlights are on, the 

front fog lights come on simultaneously 

when reverse gear is selected.






To release:
Pull lever 2 up slightly, press button 1 

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 2 upwards. Check that the 

vehicle is immobilised. The warning 



 on the instrument panel will 

come on.

Make sure that the hand-

brake is properly released 

when driving (red indicator 

light off), otherwise over-

heating, or even damage, may 




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.




To indicate that the electronic parking 

brake is released, a beep sounds and 

the message “Apply parking brake” ap-

pears on the instrument panel:
–  with the engine running: when the 

driver’s door is opened;

–  with the engine switched off (eg. 

when the engine stalls): when a front 

door is opened.

In this case, pull and release switch 1 to 

apply the assisted parking brake.

Assisted release of the parking 

The brake will be released as soon as 

the vehicle starts and accelerates.

Assisted operation

The assisted parking brake immobilises 

the vehicle when stopping the engine 

(and not when the engine is on 

standby for vehicles fitted with the 

Stop and Start function). Please refer 

to “Starting, stopping the engine” and 

“Stop and Start function” in Section 2.
In all other instances, e.g. engine stal-

ling, the electronic parking brake is not 

applied automatically. Manual mode 

must be used.
For certain country-specific model ver-

sions, the assisted brake application 

function is not activated. Refer to the 

information on “Manual operation”.

To confirm that the electronic parking 

brake is applied, the message “Parking 

brake on” and warning light 



on the instrument panel and warning 

light 2 on the switch 1 light up.
After the engine is switched off, indi-

cator light 2 goes out several minutes 

after the electronic parking brake has 

been applied and indicator light 



goes out when the vehicle is locked.

Before leaving the vehi-

cle, check that the assisted 

parking brake is fully ap-

plied. Warning light 2 on 

switch  1 and warning light 



on the instrument panel light up to 

show that the parking brake is ap-

plied but go out when the doors are 







Special cases

To park on a slope or while towing a 

trailer, for example, pull switch 1 for 

a few seconds to gain the maximum 


To park the vehicle without applying the 

electronic parking brake (if there is a 

risk of freezing, for example):

–  with the engine running, while si-

multaneously depressing the brake 

pedal and the switch 1, stop the 

engine (not standby for vehicles 

fitted with Stop and Start);

–  with a gear or position P engaged, 

release the brake pedal and the 

switch 1.

For vehicles fitted with a Stop and Start 

function, with the engine on standby, 

the electronic parking brake is automat-

ically activated if the driver unfastens 

their seat belt and opens the driver’s 

door or gets out of their seat.

Brief stop

To manually activate the electronic 

parking brake, (when stopping at a red 

light, or stopping when the engine is 

running, etc.): pull and release switch 1

The brake is released as soon as the 

vehicle is started up again.

Manual operation

You can control the electronic parking 

brake manually.

Applying the electronic parking 


Pull switch 1. Warning light 2 and warn-

ing light 


 on the instrument panel 

light up.

Releasing the electronic parking 


With the ignition on, depress the brake 

pedal then press switch 1: warning 

light 2 and warning light 


 go out.

Special feature relating to 

the Stop and Start function: 

in the event of unfastening 

the driver’s seat belt before 

the engine goes to standby using 

the Stop and Start function, make 

sure the parking brake is engaged: 

warning light 


 will come on 

the instrument panel to confirm this. 

Risk of loss of immobilisation.




Operating faults

–  If there is a fault, the 



light illuminates on the instrument 

panel accompanied by the “Check 

parking brake” message and, in 

some cases, the 




Please contact an authorised dealer 

as soon as possible.

–  If there is an assisted parking brake 

fault, the warning light 



on, along with the message “Braking 

system fault”, a beep and, in some 

cases, the warning light 



This means that you must stop as 

soon as traffic conditions allow.

Versions with an automatic 


For safety reasons, automatic release 

is deactivated when the driver’s door 

is open or not shut properly and the 

engine is running (in order to prevent 

the vehicle from moving without the 

driver). The “Release parking brake 

manually” message appears on the 

instrument panel when the driver de-

presses the accelerator.



It is therefore essential to 

immobilise the vehicle by 

engaging first gear (manual 

gearbox) or position P (au-

tomatic gearbox). If the slope re-

quires it, chock the vehicle.

Never leave your vehicle 

without moving the selector 

lever to position P. This is 

because when the vehicle 

is stationary with the engine running 

and a gear engaged, the vehicle 

may begin to move if you accele-

There is a risk of accidents.

If no lights or sounds are 

apparent, this indicates 

a fault in the instrument 

panel. This indicates that 

it is essential to stop immediately 

(as soon as traffic conditions allow). 

Ensure that the vehicle is correctly 

immobilised and contact an appro-

ved Dealer.

In the event of message 

“Electric failure DANGER” 

or “Check battery”, manu-

ally activate the electronic 

parking brake by pulling switch 1 (or 

position the gear lever in P for au-

tomatic gearboxes) before stopping 

the engine. 
Risk of loss of immobilisation of the 

Contact an authorised dealer.





Gear change indicator 2
Depending on the vehicle, to obtain op-

timum consumption levels, a warning 

light on the instrument panel lets you 

know the best time to move up or down 

a gear:


 move up a gear;

 move down a gear.

If you regularly follow this indicator, you 

will reduce your vehicle’s fuel consump-


Fuel consumption is accredited in ac-

cordance with a standard regulatory 

method. Identical for all manufactur-

ers, this enables vehicles to be com-

pared with one another. Consumption 

in real time depends on vehicle usage 

conditions, the equipment fitted and the 

user’s driving style. To optimise fuel 

consumption, please refer to the follow-

ing advice.
Depending on the vehicle, you will have 

various functions which enable you to 

lower your fuel consumption:

–  the rev counter;

–  gear change indicator;

–  the driving style indicator;

–  the journey record and eco-driving 

advice via the multimedia screen;

– ECO mode.
If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation 

system provides additional information.

On the instrument panel

The information display can be organ-

ised and customised based on the in-

strument panel customisation style se-

lected from the multimedia screen.

Rev counter with ECO zone 1
Driving in the ECO zone helps you op-

timise fuel consumption under most cir-








On the multifunction screen

Journey record
Once the engine is switched off, you 

will see “Journey record” displayed on 

the screen 4, enabling you to view in-

formation relating to your last journey.

This indicates:

–  average fuel consumption;

–  number of miles/kilometres travelled;

– number of miles/kilometres saved. 

This corresponds to driving without 

fuel consumption (deceleration and/

or foot off the accelerator pedal).

An overall rating from 0 to 100 is dis-

played to let you assess your eco driv-

ing performance. The higher the rating, 

the lower the fuel consumption.
Eco advice is given to help improve 

your performance.
With your favourite journeys saved, 

you can compare your performance 

between trips and the performance of 

other vehicle users.
For more information, please see the 

multimedia system instructions.

Driving style indicator 3
Informs you about the driving style 

adopted in real time. You will be notified 

by indicator 3.
The more petals there are on indica-

tor 3, the smoother and more economi-

cal your driving.
If you regularly monitor this indicator, 

you will reduce your vehicle’s fuel con-

To activate/deactivate the driving style 

indicator, please see the multimedia 

system instructions.




ECO mode

ECO mode is a function which opti-

mises fuel consumption. It acts upon 

certain power consuming systems in 

the vehicle (heating, air conditioning, 

power-assisted steering etc.) and on 

certain driving actions (acceleration, 

gear changing, cruise control, deceler-

ation etc.).
Limiting acceleration enables low fuel 

consumption in urban and surrounding 

areas. When ECO mode is in use, it is 

normal to notice a change in the heat-

ing level.

Activating the function
The function can be activated:
–  by pressing switch 4.
–  Depending on the vehicle, from the 

navigation menu on the multimedia 

screen (please refer to the multime-

dia instructions).

The warning light 

 comes on on 

the instrument panel to confirm activa-


Disabling the  function
Press switch 4.

The warning light 

 goes out on 

the instrument panel to confirm deac-


While driving, it is possible to leave the 

ECO mode temporarily in order to im-

prove engine performance.
For this, depress the accelerator pedal 

firmly and fully.
ECO mode is reactivated when you 

take pressure off the accelerator pedal.



–  Do not overrev the engine in the in-

termediate gears.

  You should always use the highest 

gear possible.

–  Avoid sudden acceleration.

–  Brake as little as possible. If you an-

ticipate an obstacle or bend in ad-

vance, you may then simply release 

the accelerator pedal.

– Do not try to maintain the same 

speed up a hill, accelerate no more 

than you would on flat ground. Keep 

your foot in the same position on the 

accelerator pedal.

–  Double declutching and accelerating 

before switching off are unnecessary 

in modern vehicles.

Driving advice, Eco-driving

–  Drive carefully for the first few miles 

until the engine reaches its normal 

operating temperature, rather than 

let it warm up while the vehicle is sta-


–  Speed is expensive.

–  Dynamic driving with a lot of frequent 

acceleration and braking is expen-

sive on fuel in comparison to the time 




Obstructions to the driver

On the driver’s side, only 

use mats suitable for the 

vehicle, attached with the 

pre-fitted components, and check 

the fitting regularly. Do not lay one 

mat on top of another.

There is a risk of wedging the 


–  Bad weather, flooded roads:

Do not drive through 

floods if the water is 

above the lower edge of 

the wheel rims.




Advice on use
–  Favour the ECO mode.

–  Electricity is fuel; switch off all the 

electrical components which are 

not really needed. However (safety 

first), keep your lights on when the 

visibility is bad (“see and be seen”).

–  Use the air vents. Driving with the 

windows open at 60 mph (100 km/h) 

will increase fuel consumption by 


–  Never fill the fuel tank right to the 

brim to avoid overflow.

–  In vehicles fitted with air condi-

tioning, it is normal to observe an 

increase in fuel consumption (espe-

cially in urban conditions) when it is 

used. For vehicles fitted with manual 

air conditioning, switch off the system 

when it is not required.
Recommendations for reducing 

consumption and therefore help-

ing to preserve the environment:
If the vehicle has been parked in the 

sun, open the doors for a few mo-

ments to let the hot air escape before 

starting the engine.

– Do not leave an empty roof rack 

fitted to the vehicle.

–  It is better to fit a trailer for bulky ob-


–  When towing a caravan, fit a wind 

deflector and adjust it carefully.

–  Avoid using the car for door-to-door 

calls (short journeys with long waits 

in between) because the engine 

never reaches its normal operating 


–  An underinflated tyre increases fuel 


–  Opt for the highest speed pressure 

or the pressure recommended to op-

timise fuel consumption indicated 

on edge of the driver’s door (please 

refer to the information on “Tyre infla-

tion pressure” in Section 4).

–  The use of non-recommended tyres 

can increase fuel consumption.



Your vehicle complies with criteria for 

recycling and recovering vehicles at the 

end of their service life, which entered 

into force in 2015.
Some parts of your vehicle have there-

fore been designed to facilitate future 

These parts are easy to remove so 

that they can be recovered and reproc-

essed by recycling companies.
By virtue of its design, moderate fuel 

consumption and initial settings, your 

vehicle also conforms to current anti-

pollution regulations. The manufac-

turer is actively striving to reduce pol-

lutant exhaust gas emissions and to 

save energy. But the fuel consumption 

of your vehicle and the level of pollutant 

exhaust gas emissions are also your 

responsibility. Ensure that it is main-

tained and used correctly.


It is important to remember that fail-

ure to respect antipollution regulations 

could lead to legal action being taken 

against the vehicle owner.

In addition, replacing engine, fuel 

supply system and exhaust compo-

nents with parts other than those origi-

nally recommended by the manufac-

turer may alter your vehicle so that it 

no longer complies with anti-pollution 

Have your vehicle adjusted and 

checked by an authorised dealer, in ac-

cordance with the instructions given in 

your maintenance schedule: they will 

have all the equipment necessary for 

ensuring that your vehicle is maintained 

to its original standard.

Engine adjustments

 Spark plugs: for optimum condi-

tions of use, output and performance 

the specifications laid down by our 

Design Department must be strictly 


  If the spark plugs have to be changed, 

use the make, type and gap specified 

for your vehicle’s engine. Contact an 

authorised dealer for this.

  Ignition and idle speed: no adjust-

ment is needed.

  Air filter, fuel filter: a choked ele-

ment will reduce efficiency. It must 

be replaced.

Exhaust gas monitoring 


The exhaust gas monitoring system will 

detect any operating faults in the vehi-

cle’s antipollution system.

If this system malfunctions, toxic sub-

stances may be released into the at-

mosphere or damage may occur.


This warning light on the in-

strument panel will indicate if 

there are any faults in the system:

This lights up when the ignition is 

switched on and goes out when the 

engine is started.

–  If it lights up continuously, consult an 

approved Dealer as soon as possi-


–  if it flashes, reduce the engine speed 

until the light stops flashing. Contact 

an authorised dealer as soon as pos-


Refer to the information on 

“Reagent tank” in Section 1.




Your vehicle has been designed to 

emit fewer greenhouse gases (CO2) 

while in use, and therefore to consume 

less fuel (eg. 140 g/km, equivalent to 

5.3 l/100 km for a diesel vehicle).
Our vehicles are also equipped with a 

particle filter system including a cata-

lytic converter, an oxygen sensor and 

an active carbon filter (the latter pre-

vents vapour from the fuel tank being 

released into the open air).
For certain diesel vehicles, this system 

also has a particle filter to reduce the 

volume of soot particles emitted.

Please make your own 

contribution towards 

protecting the environment 


–  Worn parts replaced in the course of 

routine vehicle maintenance (vehi-

cle battery, oil filter, air filter, batter-

ies, etc.) and oil containers (empty or 

filled with used oil) must be disposed 

of through specialist organisations.

–  At the end of the vehicle’s service 

life, it should be sent to approved 

centres to ensure that it is recycled.

–  In all cases, comply with local legis-



Your vehicle is 85% recyclable and 

95% recoverable.
To achieve these objectives, many of 

the vehicle components have been de-

signed to enable them to be recycled. 

The materials and structures have 

been carefully designed to allow these 

components to be easily removed and 

reprocessed by specialist companies.
In order to preserve raw material re-

sources, this vehicle incorporates nu-

merous parts made from recycled plas-

tics or renewable materials (vegetable 

or animal-derived materials such as 

cotton or wool).

Your vehicle has been designed with 

respect for the environment in mind for 

its entire service life: during production, 

use and at the end of its life.

This commitment is illustrated by the 

Renault eco² signature.


Your vehicle has been manufactured at 

a factory which complies with a policy 

to reduce the environmental impact 

on the surrounding areas (reduction of 

water and energy consumption, visual 

and noise pollution, atmospheric emis-

sions and waste water; sorting and re-

using waste).




Resetting the standard level 

for the tyre pressures

This should be done:

– when the standard tyre pressure 

needs to be changed to adapt to 

usage conditions (empty, carrying a 

load, motorway driving, etc.);

– after swapping a wheel (however 

this practice is not recommended);

–  after changing a wheel.
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 can also be done from the 

multifunction screen 3 if your vehi-

cle is fitted with a navigation system. 

Select the menu “Vehicle”, “Tyre 


If the vehicle is equipped with the func-

tion, this system monitors the tyre pres-


Operating principle

Each wheel (except for the emergency 

spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-

tion valve which periodically measures 

the tyre pressure.

The system displays the current pres-

sures on the instrument panel 1 and 

alerts the driver in the event of insuffi-

cient pressure.

Resetting procedure
With the ignition on:

– repeatedly and briefly press con-

trol 2 to select the tyre pressure dis-

play and the “Tyre pressure” func-


–  press and hold (around 3 seconds) 

the button 2 to launch the reset. The 

flashing tyres followed by the mes-

sages “Learning TP initiated” and 

then “Tyres location in progress” in-

dicates that the reset request for the 

tyre pressure reference value has 

been acknowledged.

Reset can take several minutes of driv-

If the resetting is followed by short 

trips, the message “Tyres location in 

progress” can remain displayed after 

successive restarts.

The standard tyre pressure cannot be 

less than that recommended and indi-

cated on the door frame.








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