Renault Megane Coupe (2016 year). Instruction - part 2


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Renault Megane Coupe (2016 year). Instruction - part 2




Heated seats

(depending on vehicle)

With the engine running, turn control 2 

to position 1, 2 or 3 (according to the 

desired temperature). 

The message “Heated seat activated” 

will appear on the instrument panel 

once the front seat heating system is 


The system, which has a thermostat, 

decides whether or not the heating is 

needed, according to the position se-


For safety reasons, carry 

out any adjustments when 

the vehicle is not being 


We would advise you not 

to recline the seatbacks too 

far to ensure that the effec-

tiveness of the seat belts is 

not reduced.
Nothing should be placed on the 

floor (area in front of driver) as such 

objects may slide under the pedal 

during braking manoeuvres, thus 

obstructing its use.

Switch 3 is used for adjusting the seat-

back and switch 4 is used for adjusting 

the seat squab.

On equipped vehicles, buttons 1 are 

used to store the chosen driving posi-

tion (refer to the following page).

Adjusting the seat squab:

–  To move the seat forwards or back



4 forwards or back-


–  To raise or lower the seat base

  Move the switch 4 upwards or down-


Adjusting the lumbar support 

on the driver’s seat:

Lower handle 5 to increase the support 

and lift to decrease it.

Adjusting the seatback:

To tilt the seatback, move the top of 

switch 3 forwards or backwards.









It is possible to store three driving po-

A driving position includes the settings 

for the seat base and seatback of the 

driver’s seat.

The system operates:
– with the “hands-free” card de-

tected or, depending on the vehicle, 

RENAULT card in the card reader;

–  when the driver’s door is opened.

Storing your driving position

– Adjust the seat using switches 4 

and 5 (see previous page);

–  press one of buttons 12 or 3 until a 

beep is heard: the driving position is 


–  to store other driving positions repeat 

this procedure with the other but-


Recalling a stored driving 


With the vehicle stationary, briefly 

press button 12 or 3 depending on the 

required stored driving position.
Note:  recall of the stored driving po-

sition is interrupted if one of the seat 

adjustment buttons is pressed during 

When driving, it is not possible to 

recall a driving position.






We would advise you not 

to recline the seatbacks too 

far to ensure that the effec-

tiveness of the seat belts is 

not reduced.
Nothing should be placed on the 

floor (area in front of driver) as such 

objects may slide under the pedal 

during braking manoeuvres, thus 

obstructing its use.

For safety reasons, carry 

out any adjustments when 

the vehicle is not being 



Electrically controlled seats

Lift handle 1 and tilt the seatback com-

pletely: the seat moves forward.

To return the seat to its original position, 

bring the seatback back up. The seat 

returns to its original position.


Manually controlled seats

Lift handle 1 and slide the seat forward.
To return the seat to its original position, 

bring the seatback back into position. 

Check that no object or 

person prevents the front 

seat from locking. If so, 

remove any obstacles 

behind the front seats. Adjust the 

seat to allow sufficient room in the 

rear. The rear occupants/objects 

should then return to the vehicle.

Repeat the above until the seat is 

locked correctly.

Risk of seat moving on its runners 

during vehicle acceleration or brak-


Do not move handle 1 and handle 2 

or switch 4 at the same time.



Locking the seats

When a person, an object or a child 

seat prevents the front seats from lock-

ing, perform the following operations:

–  ask all of the passengers to leave 

the vehicle and remove any bulky 

objects from the rear seats;

–  lock the seat(s) in the initial position 


–  move the seat(s) forwards in order to 

create sufficient space;

–  ask the passengers to get back into 

the vehicle, and refit the child seat or 

objects on the rear seats.

Special note: if the seatback is 

tilted over the rear bench seat, only 

use control 3 to return it to the driv-

ing position.

Never use handle 1 as it is not de-

signed for this purpose: there is a 

risk of damage to the mechanism.





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 maximum safety, your head 

must be as close as possible to the 


–  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” in Section 3.




Adjusting the front seat belt 


(depending on vehicle)
Press button 5 to adjust the seat belt 

height so that shoulder strap 1 is worn 

as shown previously:

–  to lower the seat belt, press button 5 

and lower the seat belt at the same 


–  to raise the seat belt, press button 5 

and raise the seat belt at the same 


Make sure that the seat belt is locked 

in position correctly after you have ad-

justed it.



Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly 

and ensure that buckle 3 locks into 

catch 4 (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.






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.




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


Press button 6 and the seat belt will be 

rewound by the inertia reel. Guide the 

Note: when driving, if a rear seat belt 

is unbuckled, the message “Rear seat 

belt unbuckled” appears on the instru-

ment panel.


–  No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally 

fitted restraint system: belts, seats and their mountings. For special op-

erations (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 them.

–  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.

–  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 secured.

–  When repositioning the rear bench seat, make sure that the seat belt is cor-

rectly positioned so that it can be used properly.

–  Make sure the seat belt catch is properly positioned (it should not be hidden 

away, crushed or flattened by people or objects).




Depending on the vehicle, they are 

composed of:

–  seat belt inertia reel pretension-


–  lap belt pretensioners;
–  chest-level load limiters;
–  anti-submarining air bags;
–  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 


–  the low volume front air bag;
–  the lap seat belt pretensioners to 

hold the occupant in his seat;

–  the large volume front air bag.


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.
In the event of a severe frontal impact 

and if the ignition is switched on, the 

system may engage the following de-

pending on the force of the impact:
–  seat belt inertia reel pretensioner 1 

which instantly retracts the seat belt;

–  the lap pretensioner 2 on the front 


–  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.






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.

Anti-submarining air bag

Located on each of the front seats, it 

deploys in order to prevent the occu-

pant from sliding under the seat belt.

Air bags for driver and front 


Fitted to the driver and passenger side.
Depending on the vehicle, the pres-

ence of this equipment is indicated 

by the word “Airbag” on the steering 

wheel, dashboard (air bag zone A) and 

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;

– remote sensors;

–  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 






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 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.

Special feature of the front air 


After a violent impact, it has two deploy-

ment volumes and integrates a ventila-

tion system:
–  small volume air bag, this is the first 

stage of operation;

–  large volume air bag, the air bag 

seams rip so that a larger volume of 

gas is released into the bag (for the 

most severe impacts).




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)

Warnings concerning the anti-submarining air bag

Do not let a child under the age of 12 sit in this seat. When triggered, the anti-submarining air bag may project objects left on 

the seat base with a great deal of force.

Risk of serious injury.

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 




Warnings concerning the side air bag
– Fitting seat covers: seats equipped with an air bag require covers 

specifically designed for your vehicle. Contact an approved Dealer to find 

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

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

may affect the operation of the air bags 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 air bag 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.

–  The area between the rear bench seatback and the trim is the area of air bag 

operation: no objects must be placed here.

Side air bags

These air bags are fitted to the front 

seats and are activated at the sides of 

the seats (door side) to protect the oc-

cupants in the event of a severe side 


Curtain air bags

These are air bags fitted along the sides 

of the vehicle in the ceiling which trigger 

along the front and rear side windows 

to protect the passengers in case of a 

severe side impact.



The air bag 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 occupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in 

the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor superficial injuries 

occurring when the air bag is deployed, although such minor injuries are always 

possible with air bags.
If the vehicle should overturn or suffer a rear impact, however severe, the pre-

tensioners and air bags are not always triggered. Shocks to the underbody 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 air 

bag system (air bags, pretensioners, computer, wiring harness, etc.), except 

by qualified personnel from an approved dealer.

–  To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidental trig-

gering of the system which may cause injury, only qualified Network personnel 

may work on the air bag system.

–  As a safety precaution, have the air bag 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 driver’s handbook with the vehicle.

–  When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved dealer for disposal of the 

gas generator(s).

Operating faults

Warning light 1 will light up on the in-

strument panel when the ignition is 

switched on and then go out after a few 

If it does not come on when the ignition 

is switched on, or if it comes on when 

the engine is running, there is a fault 

with the system (air bags, pretension-

ers, etc.) in the front and/or rear seats.
Contact your approved dealer as soon 

as possible. Your protection will be re-

duced until this fault is rectified.


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.


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 falling a distance of 

10 metres.  Transporting  a 

child without a restraint is the equi-

valent of allowing him or her to play 

on a fourth-floor balcony without 


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 

booster 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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