Renault Trafic (2018 year). Instruction - part 3


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Renault Trafic (2018 year). Instruction - part 3






Rear side seat belts

–  For the first row of rear seats, it is 

mandatory to use seat belts 8;

–  for the last row of rear seats, it is 

mandatory to use seat belts 7.

When the seat belt 8 is not in use, place 

the buckle 9 in its housing 10.

Conditions of use
Before using the rear side seat belts, 

make sure that for each one, the 

fixed buckle 11 is fully clicked into its 

catch 12.
The belts are then locked and unlocked 

in the same way as the front seats.

Access to the last row
To facilitate access to the last row of 

seats, detach the second row seat belt 

by unlocking it from its catch 13. Insert 

the detached part of the seat belt into 

the small bar on the fixed part of the 

Remember to lock the seat belt in place 

once more when a passenger is occu-

pying the seat.





Check that the rear seat belts are positioned and operating correctly each 

time the rear bench seat is moved.





Centre seat belts

Unwind the seat belt slowly until the 

buckle locks in catch 14.

Make sure that the rear 

bench seats are locked in 

position properly so that the 

seat belts will operate effi-

ciently. Refer to the information  on 

the “Rear bench seats” in  Section 3.


Rear seat functions
Refer to the information on the 

“Rear bench seats” in Section 3.






–  No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally fitted restraint system: seat belts, seats and 

their mountings. For special operations (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 


–  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.

–  When the rear bench seat is being put back, make sure that the seat belts and buckles are correctly positioned so that they 

can be used properly.

–  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 se-


–  Make sure the seat belt catch is properly positioned (it should not be hidden away, crushed or flattened by people or ob-


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





–  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.

Depending on the vehicle, they may 

–  front seat belt inertia reel preten-


–  chest-level load limiters;
–  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 front airbag.


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.
With the ignition on, following a signif-

icant frontal impact and depending on 

the severity of the impact, the system 

may trigger the seat belt inertia reel 

pretensioner 1, which instantly retracts 

the seat belt.


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.

Airbags driver and passenger 


Fitted to the driver and passenger 

An “Airbag” marking on the steer-

ing wheel and the dashboard (airbag 

area  A) indicates that this device is 


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 monito-

ring which controls the gas generator 

electrical trigger system;

– 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 



The passenger airbag only 

protects the front side pas-

senger; the front centre 

passenger is only protected 

by the seat belt. Please follow the 

usual safety instructions (wearing 

the seat belt).
Risk of injury in the event of an 





Operating faults

Warning light 4 


 will light up on 

the instrument panel when the ignition 

is turned on and then go out after a few 

If it does not light up when the ignition 

is switched on, or comes on when the 

engine is running, there is a fault in the 

Contact your approved Dealer as soon 

as possible. Your protection will be re-

duced until this fault is rectified.


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 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.




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)

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 level of impact force, 

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 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.


Side Airbags

These airbags may be fitted to individ-

ual seats and are deployed at the sides 

of the seats (door side) to protect the 

occupants in the event of a severe side 


Curtain Airbags

These are airbags fitted to each upper 

side of the vehicle. They deploy along 

the front door side windows to protect 

occupants in the event of a severe side 



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 de-

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

affect the operation of the airbags 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 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.



The airbag 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 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 air bags.

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

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.


Attachment using the ISOFIX 

Authorised ISOFIX child seats are ap-

proved in accordance with regulation 

ECE-R44 in one of the three following 


–  ISOFIXuniversal 3-point forward-fac-

ing seat;

–  ISOFIXsemi-universal 2-point seat;

– specific.
For the latter two, check that your child 

seat can be installed by consulting the 

list of compatible vehicles.
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, baby seat mounting 


There are two ways of attaching child 

seats: via the seat belt or using the 

ISOFIX system.

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 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 normally, it will not protect the child. Consult an approved dealer. Do not use this seat 

until the seat belt has been repaired.

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-


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 



CHILD SAFETY: choosing a child, baby seat mounting 


Check that the seatback 

of the forward-facing child 

seat is in contact with the 

back of the vehicle seat. In this 

case, the child seat may not always 

rest on the base of the vehicle seat.

–  Place the headrest in the top position 

or remove it;

–  pass the belt 2 (supplied with the 

seat) between the two rear headrest 


– the hook 3 must be attached to the 

ring 4 marked by the symbol 


the rear of the seat;

–  pull the belt so that the child seat 

comes into contact with the vehicle 


The two rings 1 are located between the 

seatback and the seat base of the seat 
and are identified by a marking 



Front-facing seat mounting ring for 

rear side seats
The third ring is used to attach the 

upper strap on some child seats.


The ISOFIX anchorage points have been exclusively designed for child seats with the ISOFIX system. Never fit a dif-

ferent type of child seat, seat belt or other objects to these anchorage points.

Check that nothing is obstructing the anchorage points.

If your vehicle has been involved in a road accident, have the ISOFIX anchorage points checked and replace your 

child seat.




No modifications may be 

made to the component 

parts of the restraint system 

(seat belts, ISOFIX and 

seats and their mountings) originally 



CHILD SAFETY: fitting a child seat, general information 


Some seats are not suitable for fitting 

child seats. The diagram on the follow-

ing page shows you how to attach a 

child seat.
The types of child seat indicated may 

not be available. Before using a differ-

ent child seat, check with the manufac-

turer that it can be fitted.

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.

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.



installing a child seat on the 

front passenger seat, check 

that the airbag has been deacti-

vated (please refer to “Child safety: 

front passenger airbag deactivation 

and activation” in Section 1).

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);

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.








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