Renault Trafic (2018 year). Instruction - part 9


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Diesel engine speed

Diesel engines are fitted with injection 

equipment which prevents the engine 

speed being exceeded irrespective of 

the gear selected.
If the message “Check antipollution 

system” is displayed along with warn-

ing lights 




, consult an 

authorised dealer immediately. 
When driving, depending on the fuel 

grade used, it is possible that white 

smoke may be emitted.
This is due to the exhaust particle filter 

being cleaned automatically, and does 

not affect the way the vehicle runs.

Running out of fuel

If the tank has been completely 

drained, the system must be reprimed 

after the tank is refilled: see information 

on the “fuel tank” in section 1 before re-

starting the engine.

Do not park the vehicle or 

run the engine in locations 

where combustible sub-

stances or materials such 

as grass or leaves can come into 

contact with the hot exhaust system.

Precautions to be taken in 


To avoid any faults in icy weather:
–  ensure that the battery is always fully 


–  always keep the diesel tank rela-

tively full to avoid water vapour con-

densing in it and accumulating at the 

bottom of the tank.



Gear lever

To select reverse gear

(vehicle stationary)
Move the lever to neutral, then position 

the lever in reverse.
Ring 1 has to be lifted up to the gear 

lever knob to select reverse gear.
The reversing lights will come on as 

soon as reverse gear is selected (with 

the ignition on).
Vehicles fitted with parking distance 

control: refer to the information on the 

“Parking distance control” in Section 2 

for details of the special features.

An impact to the underside 

of the vehicle when revers-

ing (e.g. striking a raised 

kerb) may result in damage 

to the vehicle (eg. deformation of 

the rear axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have 

your vehicle checked by an ap-

proved Dealer.


To release
Pull the lever up slightly, press button 2 

and then lower the lever to the floor.
The red warning light on the instrument 

panel will light up if you are driving with 

an incorrectly released handbrake.
To apply
Pull the lever upwards and make sure 

the vehicle is immobilised.

When stationary and de-

pending on the slope and/or 

vehicle load, it may be nec-

essary to pull up the hand-

brake at least two extra notches and 

engage a gear (1


 or reverse gear) 

for vehicles with a manual gearbox 

or position P for vehicles with an au-

tomatic transmission.


Make sure that the hand-

brake is properly released 

when driving (red indicator 

light off), otherwise over-

heating may occur.





Driving style indicator 2

Informs you about the driving style 

adopted in real time. You will be notified 

by the colour of warning light 2.
–  Green: measured, economical driv-


–  Yellow: opt for a calmer driving style;

–  Orange: driving too fast.
To activate/deactivate the driving style 

indicator, please see the multimedia 

system instructions.



Gear change indicator 1

Depending on the vehicle, to obtain op-

timum consumption levels, a warning 

light on the instrument panel lets you 

know the best time to move up or down 

a gear:


 move up a gear;

 move down a gear.

Fuel consumption is accredited in ac-

cordance with a standard regulatory 

method. Identical for all manufactu-

rers, this enables vehicles to be com-

pared with one another. Consumption 

in real time depends on vehicle usage 

conditions, the equipment fitted and the 

user’s driving style. To optimise fuel 

consumption, please refer to the fol-

lowing advice.
Depending on the vehicle, you will have 

various functions which enable you to 

lower your fuel consumption:
–  the rev counter;

–  gear change indicator;

–  the driving style indicator;

–  the journey record and eco-driving 

advice via the multimedia display;

–  ECO mode – activated by the ECO 


If fitted on the vehicle, the navigation 

system provides additional information.




An overall rating from 0 to 100 is dis-

played to let you assess your eco driv-

ing performance. The higher the rating, 

the lower the fuel consumption.

Eco advice is given to help improve 

your performance.

With your favourite journeys saved, you 

can evaluate your performance.

For more information, please see the 

multimedia system instructions.


ECO mode

ECO mode is a function which op-

timises fuel consumption. It acts on 

certain power consuming systems in 

the vehicle (heating, air conditioning, 

power-assisted steering, etc.) and on 

certain driving actions (acceleration, 

gear changing, cruise control, deceler-

ation, etc.).

Activating the function
Press switch 4.

The 5 

 warning light comes on on 

the instrument panel to confirm activa-

While driving, it is possible to leave the 

ECO mode temporarily in order to im-

prove engine performance.
For this, depress the accelerator pedal 

firmly and fully.
ECO mode is reactivated when you 

take pressure off the accelerator pedal.

Disabling the  function
Press switch 4.

 light goes out on the instru-

ment panel to confirm deactivation.



Journey record

Once the engine is switched off, you 

will see “Journey record” displayed on 

the screen 3, enabling you to view in-

formation relating to your last journey.
This indicates: 

–  average fuel consumption;

–  number of miles/kilometres travelled;

–  number of miles/kilometres saved.


Driving advice, Eco-driving

–  Drive carefully for the first few miles 

until the engine reaches its normal 

operating temperature, rather than 

let it warm up while the vehicle is sta-


–  Speed is expensive.

–  Sporty driving uses a lot of fuel: drive 

with a light right foot.

–  Do not overrev the engine in the in-

termediate gears.

  You should always use the highest 

gear possible.



Obstructions to the driver

On the driver’s side, only 

use mats suitable for the 

vehicle, attached with the 

pre-fitted components, and check 

the fitting regularly. Do not lay one 

mat on top of another.

There is a risk of wedging the 


–  Avoid sudden acceleration.

–  Brake as little as possible. If you an-

ticipate an obstacle or bend in ad-

vance, you may then simply release 

the accelerator pedal.

– Do not try to maintain the same 

speed up a hill, accelerate no more 

than you would on the level. Keep 

your foot in the same position on the 

accelerator pedal.

–  Double declutching and accelerating 

before switching off are unnecessary 

in modern vehicles.

–  Bad weather, flooded roads:

Do not drive through 

floods if the water is 

above the lower edge of 

the wheel rims.




Advice on use
–  Favour ECO mode.

–  Electricity is fuel; switch off all the 

electrical components which are 

not really needed. However (safety 

first), keep your lights on when the 

visibility is bad (“see and be seen”).

–  Use the air vents. Driving with the 

windows open at 60 mph (100 km/h) 

will increase fuel consumption by 


–  Never fill the fuel tank right to the 

brim to avoid overflow.

–  In vehicles fitted with air condi-

tioning, it is normal to observe an 

increase in fuel consumption (es-

pecially in urban conditions) when 

it is used. For vehicles fitted with 

manual air conditioning, switch off 

the system when it is not required.
Advice for reducing consumption 

and therefore helping to preserve 

the environment:
If the vehicle has been parked in the 

sun, open the doors for a few mo-

ments to let the hot air escape before 

starting the engine.

–  Do not leave an empty roof rack 

fitted to the vehicle.

–  It is better to fit a trailer for bulky ob-


–  When towing a caravan, fit a wind 

deflector and adjust it carefully.

–  Avoid using the car for door-to-door 

calls (short journeys with long waits 

in between) because the engine 

never reaches its normal operating 


–  An underinflated tyre increases fuel 


–  The use of non-recommended tyres 

can increase fuel consumption.



Your vehicle complies with criteria for 

recycling and recovering vehicles at the 

end of their service life, which entered 

into force in 2015.
Some parts of your vehicle have there-

fore been designed to facilitate future 

These parts are easy to remove so 

that they can be recovered and reproc-

essed by recycling companies.
By virtue of its design, moderate fuel 

consumption and initial settings, your 

vehicle also conforms to current anti-

pollution regulations. The manufac-

turer is actively striving to reduce pol-

lutant exhaust gas emissions and to 

save energy. But the fuel consumption 

of your vehicle and the level of pollutant 

exhaust gas emissions are also your 

responsibility. Ensure that it is main-

tained and used correctly.


It is important to remember that failure to 

respect antipollution regulations could 

lead to legal action being taken against 

the vehicle owner. In addition, replacing 

engine, fuel supply system and exhaust 

components with parts other than those 

originally recommended by the manu-

facturer may alter your vehicle so that 

it no longer complies with antipollution 

Have your vehicle adjusted and 

checked by an approved Dealer, in ac-

cordance with the instructions given in 

your maintenance schedule: they will 

have all the equipment necessary for 

ensuring that your vehicle is maintained 

to its original standard.

Engine adjustments

  Air filter, diesel filter: a choked el-

ement will reduce efficiency. It must 

be replaced.

 Idle speed: this does not require ad-


Exhaust gas monitoring 


The exhaust gas monitoring system will 

detect any operating faults in the vehi-

cle’s antipollution system.

If this system malfunctions, toxic sub-

stances may be released into the at-

mosphere or damage may occur.


This warning light on the in-

strument panel will indicate if 

there are any faults in the system:

This lights up when the ignition is 

switched on and goes out when the 

engine is started.

–  If it lights up continuously, consult an 

approved Dealer as soon as possi-


–  if it flashes, reduce the engine speed 

until the light stops flashing. Contact 

your approved dealer as soon as 


Refer to the information on 

«Additive tank» in Section 1.




Your vehicle has been designed to 

emit fewer greenhouse gases (CO2) 

while in use, and therefore to consume 

less fuel (e.g. 170 g/km, equivalent to 

6.4 l/100 km for a diesel vehicle).
Vehicles are also fitted with anti-pollu-

tion systems such as a catalytic con-

verter, an oxygen sensor, and more.
For certain diesel vehicles, this system 

also has a particle filter to reduce the 

volume of soot particles emitted.

Please make your own 

contribution towards 

protecting the environment 


–  Worn parts replaced in the course of 

routine vehicle maintenance (vehi-

cle battery, oil filter, air filter, batter-

ies, etc.) and oil containers (empty or 

filled with used oil) must be disposed 

of through specialist organisations.

–  At the end of the vehicle’s service 

life, it should be sent to approved 

centres to ensure that it is recycled.

–  In all cases, comply with local legis-



Your vehicle is 85% recyclable and 

95% recoverable.
To achieve these objectives, many of 

the vehicle components have been de-

signed to enable them to be recycled. 

The materials and structures have 

been carefully designed to allow these 

components to be easily removed and 

reprocessed by specialist companies.
In order to preserve raw material re-

sources, this vehicle incorporates nu-

merous parts made from recycled plas-

tics or renewable materials (vegetable 

or animal-derived materials such as 

cotton or wool).

Your vehicle has been designed with 

respect for the environment in mind for 

its entire service life: during production, 

use and at the end of its life.

This commitment is illustrated by the of 

the manufacturer eco² signature.


Your vehicle has been manufactured at 

a factory which complies with a policy 

to reduce the environmental impact 

on the surrounding areas (reduction of 

water and energy consumption, visual 

and noise pollution, atmospheric emis-

sions and waste water; sorting and re-

using waste).





When fitted to the vehicle, this system 

notifies the driver if one or more tyres 

lose pressure.

Operating principle

Each wheel (except for the emergency 

spare wheel) has a sensor in the infla-

tion valve which periodically measures 

the tyre pressure while driving.

Warning light 

  1 comes on to 

alert the driver in the event of insuffi-

cient pressure (deflated wheel, punc-

tured tyre, etc.).

Resetting the standard level 

for the tyre pressures

This should be done:

– when the standard tyre pressure 

needs to be changed to adapt to 

usage conditions (empty, carrying a 

load, motorway driving, etc.);

–  after swapping a wheel (however 

this practice is not recommended);

–  after changing a wheel.
It should always be done after checking 

the tyre pressure of all four tyres when 

Tyre pressures must correspond to the 

current usage of the vehicle (empty, 

carrying a load, motorway driving, etc.).

This function is an addi-

tional driving aid.
However, the function does 

not take the place of the 

driver. It cannot, therefore, under 

any circumstances replace the vig-

ilance or the responsibility of the 

Check the tyre pressures, including 

the emergency spare wheel, once a 









The standard tyre pressure cannot be 

less than that recommended and indi-

cated on the door frame.


Display  2 on the instrument panel in-

forms you of any tyre pressure faults 

(flat tyre, punctured tyre, etc.).


Warning light 

 comes on, along 

with the message “ADJUST TYRE 


These indicate that at least one tyre is 

Check and, if necessary, readjust the 

pressures of the four wheels when cold.

The warning light 

 goes off after a 

few minutes’ driving.


The warning light 

 comes on 

steady, accompanied by the message 

“PUNCTURE” and a beep.
This message appears along with  the 


 warning light.

They indicate that at least one 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.

Warning light 



quires you to stop immedi-

ately, for your own safety, 

as soon as traffic conditions 


Resetting procedure

With the ignition on:

–  repeatedly press button 3 or 4 to 

select the “TYRE PRESSURE SET 

<PRESS-HOLD>” function on the 

display 2;

–  press and hold (around 3 seconds) 

button  3 or 4 to start initialisation. 

Display of the message “PRESSURE 

REF ONGOING” indicates that the 

reset request for the tyre pressure 

reference value has been taken into 


Reinitialisation is carried out after a few 

minutes’ driving.

The sudden loss of pressure in a 

tyre (burst tyre, etc.) cannot be de-

tected by the system.






The warning light 

 flashes for 

several seconds, then stays on, along 

with the message “CHECK TYRE 

This message appears along with  the 


 warning light.

They indicate that at least one tyre is 

not fitted with sensors (e.g. emergency 

spare wheel). Otherwise, consult an 

authorised dealer.

Readjustment of tyre 


The tyre pressures must be adjusted 

when cold (please refer to the label lo-

cated on the edge of the driver’s door).

If tyre pressures cannot be checked 

when the tyres are cold, the recom-

mended pressures must be increased 

by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.

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 

sensor. When it is fitted on the vehicle, 

the warning light 

 flashes for sev-

eral seconds, then stays on, together 
with the warning light 


 and the 


SENSORS” appears on the instrument 


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 pres-

sures to be recognised; check the 

tyre pressures after all operations.




Operating faults:





 lit up on the in-

strument panel accompanied by the 

messages “CHECK ABS”, “CHECK 


ESC”: this indicates that the ABS, 

the ESC and the emergency brake 

assist are disabled. 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, please consult an 

Authorised Dealer.

Anti-lock braking system 


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.).

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 


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.

Depending on the vehicle, this is com-

posed of:
–  anti-lock braking system (ABS);
–  electronic stability program (ESC) 

with understeer control and trac-

tion control;

–  driver assistance with a trailer;
–  emergency brake assist;
– grip control;
–  hill start assistance.


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 control system 

are deactivated.

Consult an approved dealer.

Electronic stability program 

(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.

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).




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-


Braking anticipation
Depending on the vehicle, when you 

rapidly release the accelerator, the 

system anticipates the braking ma-

noeuvre in order to reduce stopping 

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.

Operating faults
When the system detects an operating 

fault the message “CHECK BRAKING 

SYSTEM” appears on the instrument 
panel along with the 



Consult an approved dealer.

Driver assistance with a 


This system helps to maintain control 

over the vehicle while using a trailer. 

It detects shaking caused by towing a 

trailer under certain driving conditions.

Operating conditions

–  The towbar must be approved by an 

authorised dealer;

–  the harness must be approved by an 

authorised dealer;

–  the towbar must be connected to the 


Operating principle

The function stabilises the vehicle by:

– asymmetric braking of the front 

wheels to reduce shaking caused by 

the trailer;

–  braking of all four wheels and limita-

tion on engine torque to reduce the 

vehicle speed until the shaking has 


Warning light 

 flashes on the in-

strument panel to inform the driver.




Grip control

If fitted on the vehicle, grip control 

makes it easier to control the vehicle on 

low grip surfaces (soft ground, etc.).

“Soft ground” mode

Press the switch 1: warning light 


comes on the instrument panel accom-

panied by the message “NON GRIP 

This position enables optimal usage on 

soft ground (mud, sand, dead leaves, 

etc.). In this position, engine speed 

is left under the driver’s control. The 

system automatically switches to”Road” 

mode at speeds above about 31 mph 

(50 km/h) and the 

 warning light 

on the instrument panel goes out.


When they need to be re-

placed, only tyres of the 

same make, size, type and 

profile should be used.
Tyres fitted to the vehicle should 

either be identical to those fitted 

originally or conform to those 

recommended by your approved 



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).

“Road” mode
When the vehicle starts, the 


sage is displayed on the instrument 

panel. Warning light 

 on the in-

strument panel is out.

This position enables optimal usage 

under normal driving conditions (dry-

ness, humidity, light snow, etc.).

“Road” mode uses traction control func-





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, de-

pending on the slope, by automatically 

applying the brakes when the driver lifts 

his/her foot off the brake pedal to de-

press the accelerator pedal.

System operation
It only operates when the gear lever is 

in a position other than neutral 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 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.








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