Renault Megane Coupe (2016 year). Instruction - part 8


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Renault Megane Coupe (2016 year). Instruction - part 8




Operating faults:





 lit on the instru-

ment panel with the messages 

“Check ABS”, “Check braking 

system” and “Check ESC” : ABS, 

ESC and the 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 




Depending on the vehicle, this is com-

posed of:

– the  ABS  (anti-lock braking 


–  electronic stability control  ESC 

with understeer control and trac-

tion control;

–  emergency brake assist with, de-

pending on the vehicle, 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 

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).

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.

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 per-

formance relating to the road surface 

and road-holding. 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.).




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 


 appear on the in-

strument panel. 
In this case, the ESC and traction 

control 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 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.

Hazard warning lights switching on

Depending on the vehicle, these may 

light up in the event of sudden decel-


Operating faults

When the system detects an operat-

ing fault the message “Check brak-

ing system” appears on the instrument 
panel along with the 



Consult an approved dealer.

Braking anticipation

Depending on the vehicle, when you 

rapidly release the accelerator, the 

system anticipates the braking ma-

noeuvre in order to reduce stopping 

Special cases

When using the cruise control:

–  if you use the accelerator, when you 

release it, the system may be trig-


–  if you do not use the accelerator, the 

system will not be triggered.



Disabling the traction control 

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.
The message “Traction control off” is 

displayed on the instrument panel to 

inform you.





Hill start assistance

This device assists the driver when 

starting on hills (ascending or descend-

ing). It prevents the vehicle from rolling 

forwards or backwards by automatically 

applying the brakes when the driver lifts 

their 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 gradually released (the vehicle will 

move according 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 ve-

hicle from rolling forwards or back-

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.




This function is a driving aid in the event of the accidental crossing of 

a continuous or broken line in the road. However, the function is not in-

tended to replace the driver. The function can be disrupted under certain 

conditions, including:

–  poor visibility (rain, snow, fog, dirty windscreen, glare of the sun, partially ob-

scured road lines, etc.);

–  roads with tight bends;

–  closely following a vehicle in the same lane;

–  worn road markings, difficult to distinguish or spaced very widely apart;

– narrow roads;

– ...

In this case, warning light 

 on the instrument panel goes out to indicate that 

the function will not operate (lines not detected).
Under no circumstances should this function replace the driver’s care or respon-

sibility whilst performing manoeuvres.

This system notifies the driver when 

they accidentally cross a continuous or 

broken line.

This function uses a camera attached 

to the windscreen, behind the rear-view 






From the vehicle settings customisation 

menu (please refer to the information 

on the “Vehicle settings customisation 

menu” in Section 1), you can:

– adjust the alert audio volume-

select “Lane depart. warn. volume” 

(five levels);

–  adjust the alert sensitivity – select 

“Lane depart. warn. sensitivity” 

(three levels).


Press button 1 on the central rear-view 


The warning light on button 1 goes out, 

accompanied by a message on the in-

strument panel “Lane departure warn-

ing off ”.

Operating faults

In the event of a malfunction, a mes-

sage “Lane departure warning check ” 

is displayed on the instrument panel, 

and the warning light on button 1 stays 


Consult an approved dealer.

The function sounds the alarm if:
a line is crossed without activating the 

indicator lights. The function alerts the 

driver through a warning light 


on the instrument panel, along with a 


Conditions for non-activation 

of alerts

–  Indicators activated or having been 

activated less than approximately 

four seconds prior to departing from 

the lane;

–  Very fast lane departure;

–  Driving continuously on a line;

–  On bends, the function allows for 

slightly cutting the bend;

– ...


Press button 1: the warning light on 

the 1 button lights up, accompanied by 

the message “Lane departure warning 

on” and a beep.
The function is set to notify the 

driver if:
–  the warning light on the 1 button 

lights up;


–  the vehicle speed is greater than ap-

proximately 45 mph (70 km/h);


–  lines are detected.

Warning light 

 comes on on the 

instrument panel to notify the driver.



CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter function 


The speed limiter function helps you 

stay within the driving speed limit that 

you choose, known as the limit speed.


1  Main “On/Off” switch.
2  Limit speed activation, storage and 

increase switch (+).

3  Decrease limit speed (-).
4  Switch the function to standby (with 

memorisation of the limit speed) (O).

5  Activation and recall of stored limit 

speed (R).

Switching on

Press the side switch 1 

. Warning 

light  7 comes on, lit orange, and the 

message “Speed limiter” appears on 

the instrument panel, accompanied by 

dashes in zone 6 to indicate that the 

speed limiter function is activated and 

waiting to store a speed limit.

To store the current speed, press 

switch 2 (+): The limited speed will 

appear in zone 6. The minimum stored 

speed is 20 mph (30 km/h).










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”).

Varying the limit speed

The limit speed may be changed by re-

peatedly pressing:
– switch 2 (+) to increase the speed;
– switch 3 (-) to decrease the speed.

Exceeding the limit speed

It is possible to exceed the limit speed 

at any moment. To do this: press the 

accelerator pedal firmly and fully 

(beyond the kickdown point).
While driving over the speed limit, the 

speed limit flashes on the instrument 

panel, the display area A goes red 

and, depending on the vehicle, a beep 

Then, as far as is possible, release 

the accelerator pedal: the speed lim-

iter function will return as soon as you 

reach a speed lower than the stored 


Limited speed cannot be maintained
If driving up or down a steep gradient, 

the system is unable to maintain the 

limited speed: the stored speed flashes 

on the instrument panel, the area A 

goes red, and depending on the vehi-

cle, a warning beep sounds.

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 stored, it can be re-

called by pressing switch 5 (R).

CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: speed limiter function 


Putting the function on 


The speed limiter function is deacti-

vated when you press switch 4 (O). In 

this case, the speed limit will remain 

stored and is no longer displayed in 

zone 6 and the message “Memorised” 

along with the stored speed will appear 

on the display.


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.

Switching off the function

The speed limiter function is deacti-

vated if you press switch 1: in this case 

a speed is no longer stored. The in-

strument panel orange indicator light 7 

goes out to confirm that the function is 









CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function 


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).

The cruise control function 

is in no way linked to the 

braking system.

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 slippery roads (black 

ice, aquaplaning, gravel) and during 

bad weather (fog, rain, side winds 

There is a risk of accidents.


  1  Main “On/Off” switch.

  2  Limit speed activation, storage and 

increase switch (+).

  3  Decrease cruising speed (-).

  4  Switch the function to standby 

(with memorisation of the gov-

erned cruising speed) (O).

  5  Activation with recall of stored gov-

erned cruising speed (R).







CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function 


Switching on

Press switch 1 on the side showing 


Warning light 7 comes on, lit green, and 

the message “Cruise control” appears 

on the instrument panel and dashes 

appear in zone 6 to indicate that the 

cruise control function is activated and 

waiting to store a cruising speed.

Activating cruise control

At a steady speed (above 20 mph 


km/h) approximately) press 

switch 2 (+): the speed is stored. The 

cruising speed will appear in zone 6.
Cruise control activation is confirmed 

when area A lights up green in addition 

to indicator light 7. Area B also lights 

up green to indicate that the cruising 

speed has been reached.


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-













Putting the function on 


The function is suspended when you:
– press switch 4 (O);
–  depress the brake pedal;
–  depress the clutch pedal or shift into 

neutral if the vehicle has an auto-

matic gearbox.

In all three cases, the cruising speed re-

mains stored, it is no longer displayed in 

zone 6 and the message “Memorised” 

along with the stored speed will appear 

on the instrument panel.
Standby is confirmed when zones AB 

and C go out.

Exceeding the cruising speed

The cruising speed may be exceeded 

at any time by depressing the acceler-

ator pedal. The cruising speed flashes 

on the instrument panel along with the 

illumination of zone C in red.
Then, release the accelerator: after a 

few seconds, the vehicle will automati-

cally return to its set cruising speed.

Cruising speed cannot be 

If driving up or down a steep gradient, 

the system is unable to maintain the 

cruising speed: the stored speed on the 

instrument panel will flash and zone C 

will light up in red to inform you of this 


CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function 


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.










CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER: cruise control function 


Note: if the speed previously stored is 

much higher than the current speed, 

the vehicle will accelerate more rapidly 

to reach this threshold.

When the cruise control function is 

put on standby, pressing switch 2 (+) 

reactivates the cruise control func-

tion without taking into account the 

stored speed: it is the speed at 

which the vehicle is moving that is 

taken into account.

Switching off the function

The cruise control function is deacti-

vated if you press switch 1: in this case 

a speed is no longer stored. The instru-

ment panel green indicator light 7 and 

zones AB and C go out, confirming 

that the function is deactivated.

Putting the cruise control 

on standby or switching it 

off does not cause a rapid 

reduction in speed: you 

must brake by depressing the brake 



Returning to the cruising speed

If a speed is stored, it can be recalled, 

once you are sure that the road condi-

tions are suitable (traffic, road surface, 

weather conditions, etc.).

Press switch 5 (R) if the vehicle speed 

is above 20 mph (30 km/h).
When recalling the stored speed 

zone A lights up to confirm activation. 

Zone B lights up as soon as the cruis-

ing speed is reached.










Rear parking distance control


When reverse gear is selected, most 

objects which are less than approxi-

mately 1.20 metres from the rear of 

the vehicle are detected and a beep 


Operating principle

Ultrasonic detectors, installed in the 

front or rear bumper depending on the 

vehicle, measure the distance between 

the vehicle and an obstacle whilst re-


This measurement is indicated by 

beeps which become more frequent the 

closer you come to the obstacle, until 

they become a continuous beep when 

the vehicle is approximately 30 centi-

metres from the obstacle.
Note: the display 1 shows the vehicle 

surroundings in conjunction with the 




Automatic activation/deactivation of 

the rear parking distance control

The system deactivates:
–  depending on the model, when the 

vehicle is stationary for more than 

approximately 5 seconds and an ob-

stacle is detected (such as when in a 

traffic jam, etc.);

–  when the vehicle is in neutral or 

when the gearstick has been shifted 

to N or P for automatic gearboxes;

–  when the vehicle speed is above ap-

proximately 6 mph (10 km/h).


This function is an addi-

tional aid that indicates the 

distance between the vehi-

cle and an obstacle whilst 

reversing, using sound signals.
Under no circumstances should it 

replace the driver’s care or respon-

sibility whilst reversing.
The driver should always look out 

for sudden hazards during driv-

ing: always ensure that there are 

no moving obstacles (such as a 

child, animal, pram or bicycle, etc.) 

or small, narrow objects such as 

stones or posts in your path when 





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.

Front parking distance 


(depending on vehicle)
The parking distance control system 

is only activated when the vehicle is 

driven at a speed below approximately 

6 mph (10 km/h).

Most objects located less than around 

1 metre away from the front of the ve-

hicle are detected and a beep sounds. 

The display 1 comes on.
Note: The display 1 shows the vehicle 

surroundings and emits beeps.

Automatic activation/deactivation of 

the front parking distance control
The system deactivates:

–  when the vehicle speed is above ap-

proximately 6 mph (10 km/h);

–  depending on the model, when the 

vehicle is stationary for more than 

approximately 5 seconds and an ob-

stacle is detected (such as when in a 

traffic jam, etc.);

–  when the vehicle is in neutral or 

when the gear lever has been 

shifted to N or P for automatic gear-


If there are obstacles located close to 

both the front and rear of the vehicle, 

only the closest of the two will be ac-

knowledged and the corresponding 

front or rear beep sound will be emit-

ted. If obstacles are detected both at 

the front and rear of the vehicle at the 

same time, and they are both less than 

30 centimetres away from the vehicle, 

the corresponding front and rear beeps 

will be emitted alternately.





Special features

Ensure that the ultrasonic sensors are 

not obscured (by dirt, mud, snow, etc.).

Prolonged deactivation of the 


You may permanently activate or deac-

tivate the front or rear parking distance 

control separately.

From the customisation menu
Select line “Front parking sensor” or 

“Rear parking sensor”, then activate or 

deactivate the system (refer to the in-

formation on “Vehicle settings customi-

sation menu” in Section 1):


: function deactivated;


 function activated.

Adjusting the parking 

distance control volume

From the customisation menu
Select the “Parking sensor volume” line 

to adjust the volume of the parking dis-

tance control and confirm by pressing 

button 2 or 3 (please refer to the infor-

mation on “Vehicle settings customisa-

tion menu” in Section 1).



When the vehicle is being driven at 

a speed below approximately 6 mph 

(10 km/h), certain noises (motorcy-

cle, lorry, pneumatic drill, etc.) may 

trigger the beeping sound.








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