Renault Kadjar (2018 year). Instruction - part 9


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Renault Kadjar (2018 year). Instruction - part 9







The display 1 and the warning light 4 

 on the instrument panel warn 

you of any tyre pressure faults (flat tyre, 

punctured tyre, system fault, etc.).

« Puncture »

A wheel is shown in red, the warning 

light 4 

 comes on, the message 

“Puncture” appears and there is a beep.

This message appears along with  the 


 warning light.

They indicate that the affected wheel 

is punctured or severely underinflated. 

Replace it or contact an approved 

dealer if it is punctured. Top up the tyre 

pressure if the wheel is deflated.

“Check tyre pressure sensors”

A wheel A disappears, the warning 

light  4 

 flashes for several sec-

onds then comes on continuously and 

the message “Check tyre pressure sen-

sors” appears. 

This message appears along with  the 


 warning light. They indicate that 

at least one wheel is not fitted with sen-

sors (e.g. emergency spare wheel). 

Otherwise, consult an authorised 


« Adjust tyre pressure »

A wheel B is shown in orange, the 

warning light 4 

 comes on and 

the message “Adjust tyre pressure” ap-


They indicate that a wheel is deflated.

Check and, if necessary, readjust the 

pressures of the four wheels when cold.

The warning light 4 

 goes off after 

a few minutes’ driving.




For your safety, the warning 


 requires you 

to stop immediately as soon 

as traffic conditions allow.

The sudden loss of pressure in a tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be detected by the 




Replacing wheels/tyres

This system requires specific equip-

ment (wheels, tyres, hubcaps, etc.). 

Please see the information on “Tyres” 

in Section 5.

Contact an approved 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 

system or damage a sensor.

Emergency spare wheel

If the vehicle is equipped with an emer- 

gency spare wheel, it will not have a 




“Tyres location failure”
This message “Tyres location failure” 

appears when driving if one or more 

wheels have been fitted with sensors 

not recognised by Renault.
Consult an approved dealer

Readjustment of tyre 


The tyre pressures should be ad-

justed when cold (please refer to the 

label located on the edge of the driver’s 

door). If the tyre pressures cannot be 

checked when the tyres are cold, the 

recommended pressures should be in-

creased by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).

Never deflate a hot tyre.

Tyre repair product and 

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.

Changing a wheel

The system may take sev-

eral minutes depending on 

use for the new wheel po-

sitions and pressures to be recog-

nised; check the tyre pressures after 

all operations.

This function is an addi-

tional driving aid.

However, the function is 

not intended to replace the 

driver. It cannot, therefore, under 

any circumstances replace the vig-

ilance or the responsibility of the 

driver. Check the tyre pressures, in-

cluding the emergency spare wheel, 

once a month.




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 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 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, they will con-

sist of:
– ABS (anti-lock braking system) ;
  (electronic stability control) 

with understeer control and trac-

tion control;

–  emergency brake assist;
–  advanced traction control;
–  active emergency braking;
–  hill start assistance.

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 


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 

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 vigi-

lance or responsibility of the driver 

when manoeuvring the vehicle (the 

driver must always be ready for 

sudden incidents which may occur 

when driving).




Operating faults:





 lit up on the in-

strument panel alongside mes-

sages “Check ABS”, “Check braking 

system” and “Check ESC”: indicates 

the ABS, ESC and emergency brake 

assist are deactivated. Braking is 

always enabled;








up on the instrument panel alongside 

the message “Braking system fault”: 

this indicates a fault in the braking 


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.

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 



Electronic stability control 

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.



Operating faults
When the system detects an operat-

ing fault the message “Check ESC” and 

warning light 




on the instrument panel.

In this case, the ESC and traction con-

trol system are deactivated. Consult an 

authorised dealer.




The traction control system offers ad-

ditional safety. It is recommended that 

you do not drive with the function di-

sabled. Correct this as soon as pos-

sible by pressing the switch 1 again.

Note: The function is reactivated auto-

matically when the ignition is switched 

on or when a speed of approximately 

24 mph (40 km/h) is exceeded.

Emergency brake assist

This system supplements the ABS 

and helps reduce vehicle stopping dis-

Operating principle

The system detects an emergency 

braking situation. In this case, the brak-

ing assistance immediately develops 

maximum power and may trigger ABS 

regulation. ABS braking is maintained 

as long as the brake pedal is not re-

Hazard warning lights illumination

Depending on the vehicle, these may 

light up in the event of sudden decel-


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 

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 vigi-

lance or responsibility of the driver 

when manoeuvring the vehicle (the 

driver must always be ready for 

sudden incidents which may occur 

when driving).

Deactivating the function

(depending on vehicle)
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 wheel-

spin. If this is not required, it is possible 

to deactivate the function by pressing 

switch 1.


OFF” is displayed on the instrument 

panel to inform you.



Advanced traction control

If fitted on the vehicle, grip control 

makes it easier to control the vehicle on 

low grip surfaces (soft ground, etc.).



For your safety, please re-

spect the speed limit.

When they need to be re-

placed, only tyres of the 

same make, size, type and profile 

should be used on a single axle.

They must: either have a load ca-

pacity and speed rating at least 

equal to those of the original 

tyres, or conform to those recom-

mended by an authorised dealer.

Failure to heed these instructions 

could endanger your safety and 

affect your vehicle’s roadworthi-


Risk of loss of control of the ve-


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

warning light 

 on the selector 2 

comes on, along with the instrument 

panel message “Automatic mode on”.

This position enables optimal usage 

under normal driving conditions (dry-

ness, humidity, light snow, etc.).

“Road” mode uses traction control func-


“Soft ground” mode

Turn the selector 2: the integrated 

warning light 

 comes on, accom-

panied by a message on the instrument 

panel “Non grip road mode on”. This 

position enables optimal usage on soft 

ground (mud, sand, dead leaves, etc.). 

“Soft ground” mode uses traction con-

trol functions. The system automatically 

switches to “Road” mode above around 

25 mph (40 km/h), and the integrated 

warning light 

 on the selector 2 

comes on.

“Expert” mode

Turn the selector 2: the integrated 

warning light 

 comes on, ac-

companied by a message on the in-

strument panel “Expert mode on”. This 

position enables optimum usage in ex-

treme conditions (very snowy or muddy 

roads). The engine speed is left under 

the control of the driver.

The system automatically switches to 

“Road” mode above around 25 mph 

(40 km/h), and the integrated warning 


 on the selector 2 comes on.





If the driver depresses the brake pedal 

and the system still detects a risk of col-

lision, the brake force is increased.

If the driver fails to react following 

an alert of an imminent collision, the 

system activates the brakes.

Active emergency braking

Using the sensor 3, the system calcu-

lates the distance separating the vehi-

cle from the one in front and alerts the 

driver if there is a risk of a front-end col-

lision. The driver can then brake the ve-

hicle to limit the damage arising from a 

Note: make sure that the radar 3 is not 

obscured (by dirt, mud, snow etc. or by 

the fitting of accessories such as bull 


While driving (at speeds of between 20 

and 85 mph (30 and 140 km/h)), if there 

is a risk of collision with the vehicle in 

front, the warning light 4 will be dis-

played on the instrument panel in red, 

alongside a beep.

The system only detects vehicles 

driving in the same direction of traf-

fic. The system cannot detect mo-

torcycles because of the difficulty in 

forecasting their trajectory.




Activating or deactivating the 


For vehicles fitted with a navigation 

On the multifunction screen 5, select 

the “Vehicle” menu, “Driving assist-

ance”, and “Active braking”, and then 

choose “ON” or “OFF”.



Press the switch 7 OK again to activate 

or deactivate the function:


 function activated


 function deactivated

The warning light 

 is displayed on 

the instrument panel when the system 

is deactivated. This system is reacti-

vated each time the ignition is switched 


Conditions for non-activation of the 


The system does not activate:

–  when the gear lever is in neutral;

–  when the parking brake is activated;

– while cornering;

– for 4-wheel drive vehicles, when 

Electronic Stability Programme 

(ESC) with understeer and trac-

tion control are deactivated (please 

see “Electronic Stability Programme 

(ESC) with understeer and traction 

control” above). Warning light 


comes on.




For vehicle not fitted with a 

navigation system
–  With the vehicle at a standstill, press 

and hold the switch 7 OK to access 

the settings menu,

–  repeatedly press the control 8 up or 

down until you reach the “Driving as-

sistance” menu. Press the switch 7 


–  repeatedly press control 8 up or down 

until you reach the “Active braking” 

menu, then press the switch 7 OK.

You can access menu “Driving as-

sistance” directly from button 6 






Active emergency braking

This function is an additional driving aid. However, this function is not 

under any circumstances intended to replace the due care and attention 

of the driver, who should at all times be in control of the vehicle.

System servicing/repairs
–  In the event of an impact, the sensor alignment may become changed, and its 

operation will consequently be affected. Deactivate the function, then consult 

an authorised dealer.

–  Any work in the area where the radar is located (repairs, replacements, touch-

ing up of paintwork) must be carried out by a qualified professional.

–  Fitting accessories which may block the radar is prohibited (bull bars etc.).
Only an authorised dealer is qualified to service the system.

In the event of system disturbance
Some conditions can disturb or damage the operation of the system, such as:
–  a complex environment (metal bridge, etc.);
–  poor weather conditions (snow, hail, black ice, etc.).
Risk of inadvertent braking.

Operating faults
When the system detects an operating 

fault, the 

 warning light lights up 

on the instrument panel, with the mes-

sage “Active braking disconnected”.
There are two possibilities:
–  the system is temporarily disrupted 

(for example: radar obscured by 

dirt, mud, snow etc.). In this case, 

park the vehicle and switch off the 

engine. Clean the detection zone of 

the radar. When you next start the 

engine, the warning light and the 

message go out 

–  if this is not the case, this may arise 

from another cause; contact an 

Approved Dealer.




Active emergency braking

Limitation of the system operation
– The system will only respond to vehicles which are moving or which have been sensed as moving.

–  A vehicle travelling in the opposite direction will not trigger any alert or any action on the system operation.
–  The sensor area should be kept clean and free of any modifications in order to ensure the proper operation of the system.
–  The system cannot respond to small vehicles such as motorbikes or bicycles as effectively as to other vehicles.

Deactivating the function
The function should be deactivated if:
–  the brake lights are not functioning;
–  the front of the vehicle has undergone an impact or been damaged;
–  the vehicle is being towed (breakdowns).

Halting the function
You can halt the active braking function at any time by tapping the accelerator pedal.
If the driver notices any unusual behaviour in the system, please consult an authorised dealer.




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.

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 released (the vehicle will move ac-

cording 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.

Risk of serious injury.


Mode selector

Depending on the road conditions, turn-

ing the selector 1 enables the following 

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

“AUTO" mode

To activate this mode, turn selector 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).

The warning light 

 on the instru-

ment panel will come on.

TRANSMISSION: 4-wheel drive (4WD) 


“2WD" mode

To activate this mode, turn the selec-

tor 1 to the “2WD” position. The warn-

ing light 

 on the instrument panel 

will come on.

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

only. Use this mode on dry roads with 

good grip.
To deactivate this mode, turn the selec-

tor 1 to the “AUTO” position. Warning 


 goes out on the instrument 


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 

changing the tyres. Always use four 

identical tyres (same brand, profile, 

etc.) and with similar wear.
In the event of excessive wheelspin, the 

mechanical components may overheat.
If this happens:

– at first, the 

 warning light 

comes on. “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 goes out);

–  if the wheels still spin, the system au-

tomatically switches to “2WD” mode 

to protect the mechanical compo-

The message “4WD overheating” is 

displayed on the instrument panel. 

The mode cannot be changed while 

the message is displayed.

Note: If the vehicle speed exceeds 

approximately 24.8 mph (40 km/h) in 

“4WD Lock” mode, the system auto-

matically switches back to “AUTO” 



 warning light goes out and 


 warning light comes on.

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.
The message “4WD unavailable unsuit-

able tyres” is displayed on the instru-

ment panel. Drive as soon as possible 

at a moderate speed to an approved 


“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 

warning light goes out on the instru-

ment panel.


TRANSMISSION: 4-wheel drive (4WD) 


Electronic stability program and 

traction control when driving off-

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 brak-

ing 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 reacti-

vated when the vehicle speed reaches 

approximately 31 mph (50 km/h) (24.8 

mph [40 km/h] in 4WD Lock mode), 

when the engine is restarted or when 

the “ESC” switch is pressed again.

Operating faults

If the system detects an operating fault, 

it automatically switches to “2WD” 

mode. The message “Check 4WD” is 

displayed on the instrument panel, and 




 warning lights 

come on.
Drive as soon as possible at a moder-

ate 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 


After stopping the engine, the system 

may take up to five minutes to cool 


If the system detects excessive wheel-

spin on the front wheels, it adapts the 

engine to run in a way that reduces 


Anti-lock braking in LOCK mode
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 reduc-

ing braking distances on soft ground. 

When this mode is active:

–  the vehicle’s manoeuvrability is lim-

ited 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 op-

erating 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 exclusively reserved for driving 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.








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