Renault Scenic (2018 year). Instruction - part 3


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Renault Scenic (2018 year). Instruction - part 3






This system is only operational when 

the ignition is switched on.
In a severe frontal impact, the airbags 

inflate rapidly, cushioning the impact 

of the driver's head and chest against 

the steering wheel and of 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.

Operating faults


  This warning light comes on 

when the engine is started and then 

goes out after approximately three sec-

If it does not come on when the ignition 

is switched on or if it stays on, there is a 

fault in the system.
Contact your approved Dealer as soon 

as possible.
Your protection will be reduced until this 

fault is rectified.




Warnings concerning the driver’s airbag 
– 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).
–  Do not sit too close to the steering wheel when driving: 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 to be fully effective.

Warnings concerning the passenger airbag
–  Do not attach or glue any objects (badge, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the dashboard on or near the airbag.
–  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 be sustained. 

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 airbag” in Section 1)

All of the warnings below are given so that the airbag 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 it inflates.



Force limiter

It is fitted to the rear side seats in the 

second row.
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 (airbags, electronic units, 

wiring) and the system compo-

nents must not be reused on any 

other vehicle, even if identical.

–  Only qualified personnel from our 

Network may work on the airbags; 

otherwise the system may trigger 

accidentally and cause injury.



Warning relating to the side airbag
Fitting seat covers: seats equipped with an airbag require covers spe-

cifically 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 (including those designed for another vehicle) may 

affect the operation of the airbags and reduce your protection.

–  In the front, do not place any accessories, objects or even pets between the 

seatback, the door and the internal fittings. Do not cover the seatback with ob-

jects such as clothes or accessories. This may prevent the airbag from operat-

ing correctly or cause injury when the airbag 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.

Side Airbags

This airbag is fitted to the front seats, 

activated at the sides of the seats (door 

side) to protect the occupants in the 

event of a severe side impact.

Curtain Airbags

These are airbag fitted along the sides 

of the vehicle in the ceiling which trigger 

along the front and rear door side win-

dows to protect the passengers in case 

of a severe side impact.

Depending on the vehicle, a mark-

ing on the windscreen informs you 

of the presence of additional means 

of restraint (airbags, pretensioners 

etc.) in the passenger compartment.



The airbag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both the airbag and the seat belt 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 oc-

cupants are exposed to the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of minor su-

perficial injuries occurring when the airbag is deployed, although such minor injuries are always possible with airbags.

If the vehicle should overturn or in the event of a rear impact, however severe, the pretensioners and airbags are not always 

triggered. Impacts to the underside 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 airbag system (airbags, pretensioners, computer, 

wiring harness, etc.), except by qualified Network personnel.

–  To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid accidental triggering of the system which may cause injury, 

only qualified Network personnel may work on the airbag system.

–  As a safety precaution, have the airbag 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 handbook with the vehicle.
–  When scrapping your vehicle, contact your approved Dealer for disposal of the gas generator(s).

All of the warnings below are given so that the airbag 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 it inflates.


CHILD SAFETY: General information 


Carrying children

Please ensure that you comply with the 

legislation of your country.
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 fall-

ing a distance of 10 metres. 

Transporting a child without 

a restraint is the equivalent of allow-

ing him or her to play on a fourth-

floor balcony without railings.

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 boos-

ter 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.


CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat mounting 


There are two ways of attaching child 

seats: via the seat belt or using the 

ISOFIX system.

The seat belt must never 

be twisted or the tension 

relieved. Never pass the 

shoulder strap under the 

arm or behind the back.

Check that the seat belt has not 

been damaged by sharp edges.

If the seat belt does not operate nor-

mally, it will not protect the child. 

Consult an approved dealer. Do not 

use this seat until the seat belt has 

been repaired.

Do not use the child seat 

if it may unfasten the seat 

belt restraining it: the base 

of the seat must not rest on 

the buckle and/or catch of the seat 


Attachment via the seat belt
The seat belt must be adjusted to 

ensure that it is effective in the event of 

harsh braking or an impact.
Ensure that the strap paths indicated 

by the child seat manufacturer are re-

Always check that the seat belt is cor-

rectly fastened by pulling it up, then 

pulling it out fully whilst pressing on the 

child seat.
Check that the seat is correctly held by 

moving it from side to side and back 

to front: the seat should  remain firmly 

Check that the child seat has not been 

installed at an angle and that it is not 

resting against a window.


The ISOFIX anchorage 

points have been exclu-

sively designed for child 

seats with the ISOFIX 

system. Never fit a different type of 

child seat, seat belt or other objects 

to these anchorage points. Check 

that nothing is obstructing the an-

chorage points.
If your vehicle has been involved in 

a road accident, have the ISOFIX 

anchorage points checked and re-

place your child seat.

Attachment using the ISOFIX 

Approved child seats ISOFIX are stand-

ardised in accordance with current reg-

ulations if any of the four cases below 

–  ISOFIX universal 3-point forward-

facing seat;

–  ISOFIX semi-universal 2-point seat;
– Specific;
–  i-Size Which has:


either a belt which attaches to the 

third ring of the seat concerned;


or a strut that rests on the vehi-

cle floor, compatible with the ap-

proved seat i-Size, the role of 

which is to prevent the child seat 

from moving in the event of a col-


In the latter three cases check that your 

child seat can be installed by consulting 

the list of compatible vehicles.

No modifications may be 

made to the component 

parts of the restraint system 

(ISOFIX seat belts, seats 

and their mountings) originally fitted.

Before using an ISOFIX 

child seat that you pur-

chased for another vehicle, 

check that its installation is 

authorised. Consult the list of ve-

hicles which can be fitted with the 

seat from the equipment manufac-


CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat mounting 


Attach the child seat with the ISOFIX 

locks, if these are provided. The ISOFIX 

system allows quick, easy, safe fitting.
The ISOFIX system consists of 2 rings 

and, in some cases, a third ring.


CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child seat mounting 



Rear side seats
The third ring 2 or 3 is used to attach 

the upper strap on some seats ISOFIX.
The rings are located on the rear seat-
backs and indicated by the symbol 


Attachment using the ISOFIX 

system (continued)

The two rings 1 are located between 

the seatback and the seat base of the 

seat and are identified by a marking.

The child seat strap must 

be attached to the corre-

sponding ring.
Do not use any other 

mounting point.



Check that the seatback 

of the forward-facing child 

seat is in contact with the 

seatback of the vehicle 

seat. In this case, the child seat may 

not always rest on the seat base of 

the vehicle seat.


CHILD SAFETY: fitting a child seat, general information 


The types of child seats indicated may 

not be available. Before using a differ-

ent child seat, check with the manufac-

turer that it can be fitted.

In the front seat
The laws concerning children travel-

ling in the front passenger seat differ in 

every country. Consult the legislation in 

force and follow the indications on the 

diagram on the following page.
Before fitting a child seat in this seat (if 


–  lower the seat belt as far as possible;

–  move the seat as far back as possi-


–  gently tilt the seatback away from 

vertical (approximately 25°);

–  on equipped vehicles, raise the seat 

base as far as possible.

In all situations, reinsert the headrest to 

its full extent so that it does not interfere 

with the child seat (see the information 

on “Front headrests” in Section 1);

Some seats are not suitable for fitting 

child seats. The diagram on the follow-

ing page shows you how to attach a 

child seat.

Fit the child seat in a rear 

seat wherever possible.
Make sure that the child 

seat or the child’s feet do 

not prevent the front seat from lock-

ing correctly. Refer to the informa-

tion on the “Front seat” in Section 1.
Check that when installing the child 

seat in the vehicle it is not at risk of 

coming loose from its base.
If you have to remove the headrest, 

check that it is correctly stored so 

that it does not come loose under 

harsh braking or impact.
Always attach the child seat to the 

vehicle even if it is not in use so that 

it does not come loose under harsh 

braking or impact.



fitting a rear-facing child 

seat to this seat, check 

that the airbag has been deacti-

vated (refer to the information on 

“Child safety: deactivating/activat-

ing the front passenger airbag” in 

Section 1).

After installing the child seat, when this 

is possible, you can move the vehi-

cle seat forward if necessary (so as to 

leave enough space in the rear seats 

for passengers or other child seats). In 

the case of a rear-facing child seat, do 

not let it touch the dashboard or move it 

to the furthest forward position.
Do not change other settings after in-

stalling the child seat.


CHILD SAFETY: fitting a child seat, general information 


In the rear seat
A carrycot can be installed across the 

vehicle and will take up at least two 

seats. Position the child with his or her 

feet nearest the door.
Move the front seat as far forward as 

possible to install a rear-facing child 

seat, then move back the seat in front 

as far as it will go, although without al-

lowing it to come into contact with the 

child seat.
For the safety of the child in the for-

ward-facing position:

–  move the relevant seat backwards 

as far as possible;

–  move the seat in front of the child 

forwards, and set the position of the 

seatback to avoid contact between 

the seat and the child’s legs.

Always remove the headrest from the 

rear seat used for the child seat (see 

“Rear headrests” in Section 3). If nec-

essary, position the rear seat as far 

back as possible. This must be done 

before fitting the child seat.

Check that the child seat is resting 

against the back of the rear seat.

Ensure that the child seat 

or the child’s feet do not 

prevent the front seat from 

locking correctly. Refer to 

the information on the “Front seat” 

in Section 1 or the “Rear seats” in 

Section 3.

The floor of your vehicle 

has storage spaces. Before 

installing a child seat with 

a floor support, ensure that 

this seat can be correctly installed 

by consulting the list of compatible 

vehicles supplied with the child seat.
Risk of serious injury in the event 

of sudden braking or accident.

When fitting a child seat 

(Group 2 or 3 booster seat), 

check that the seat belts op-

erate (wind) correctly: refer 

to Section 1 “Rear seat belts”. If 

necessary, adjust the position of the 

vehicle seat.

For 7-seater vehicles, a 

child seat with a floor sup-

port should never be in-

stalled on the third row rear 


For 7-seater vehicles, the second row 

rear seats must be pushed forward 

before a child is seated in the third row 

rear seats.


CHILD SEATS: attachment by seat belt 


Visual installation of the five-seater version



installing a rear-facing child 

seat in the front passen-

ger seat, make sure the airbag has 

been deactivated (refer to the infor-

mation on “Child safety: front pas-

senger airbag deactivation/activa-

tion” in Section 1).

Using a child safety system 

which is not approved for 

this vehicle will not correctly 

protect the baby or child. 

They risk serious or even fatal injury.


  Check the status of the airbag 

before fitting a child seat or allowing a 

passenger to use the seat.


Seat not suitable for fitting 

child seats.


  Seat which allows a child seat 

with “Universal” approval to be attached 

by a seat belt.


CHILD SEATS: attachment by seat belt 


Five-seater version

Type of child seat

Weight of 

the child

Front passenger seat

Rear side seats

Rear centre seat

Without airbag 

or with airbag 


With airbag 


C a r r y c o t   f i t t e d 

across the vehicle

Group 0

< 10 kg



U (2)


Rear-facing shell 


Groups 0 or 0 +

< 10 kg and 

< 13 kg

U (1) (5)


U (3)


Shell seat/rear-facing 


Groups 0+ and 1

< 13 kg and 9 to 

18 kg

U (1) (5)


U (3)


Forward-facing seat

Group 1

9 to 18 kg

U (1) (5)


U (3) (4)


Booster seat

Groups 2 and 3

15 to 25 kg and 

22 to 36 kg


U (5)

U (3) (4)


(1) RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY: Before installing a child seat on the front passenger seat, check that 

the airbag has been deactivated (please refer to “Child safety: front passenger airbag deactivation and activation” in 

Section 1).

The table below summarises the information already shown on the diagram on the previous page, to ensure the applica-

ble regulations are respected.


X =  Seat not suitable for fitting child seats of this type.
U  =  Seat which allows a child seat with “Universal” approval to be installed using a seat belt; check that it can be fitted.
(2)  A carrycot can be installed across the vehicle and will take up at least two seats. Position the child with his or her feet nearest 

the door.

(3)  If necessary, position the vehicle seat as far back as possible. Move the front seat as far forward as possible to install a rear-

facing child seat, then move back the seat in front as far as it will go, although without allowing it to come into contact with the 

child seat.

(4)  In all situations, remove the rear headrest of the seat on which the child seat is positioned. This must be done before fitting the 

child seat. Please refer to the information on the “Rear headrests” in Section 3. Move the seat in front of the child forwards, 

move the seatback forward to avoid contact between the seat and the child’s legs.

(5) Raise the seat to the maximum and position it as far back as possible, tilting the seatback slightly (approximately 25°).

CHILD SEATS: attachment by seat belt 









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