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Renault Twingo (2018 year). Instruction - part 6

 

 

2.12

Mode ECO

ECO mode is a function which opti-

mises fuel consumption. It acts on all 

elements which consume fuel (engine 

power, heating and/or air conditioning, 

etc).

Activating the function
Press the switch 3.

The warning light 

 comes on on 

the instrument panel to confirm activa-

tion.
While driving, it is possible to leave the 

ECO mode temporarily in order to im-

prove engine performance.
To do this, press the accelerator pedal 

firmly and fully. 
ECO mode is reactivated when you 

take pressure off the accelerator pedal.

Disabling the  function
Press the switch 3.

The warning light 

 goes out on 

the instrument panel to confirm deac-

tivation.

3

DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING 

(2/4)

An overall rating from 0 to 100 is dis-

played to let you assess your eco driv-

ing performance. The higher the score, 

the better your eco-driving perform-

ance.

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.

2.13

Driving advice and ECO 

driving

Behaviour
–  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-

tionary.

–  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 

pedals

DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING 

(3/4)

–  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.

2.14

DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING 

(4/4)

Advice on use
–  Favour the 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 

4%.

–  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.

–  Avoid using the car for door-to-door 

calls (short journeys with long waits 

in between) because the engine 

never reaches its normal operating 

temperature.

Tyres
–  An underinflated tyre increases fuel 

consumption.

–  The use of non-recommended tyres 

can increase fuel consumption.

2.15

MAINTENANCE AND ANTIPOLLUTION ADVICE 

Your vehicle complies with criteria for 

recycling and recovering vehicles at the 

end of their service life which will come 

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

fore been designed to facilitate future 

recycling.
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.

Maintenance

It is important to remember that fail-

ure to respect anti-pollution regulations 

could lead to legal action being taken 

against the vehicle owner.

In addition, replacing engine, fuel 

supply system and exhaust compo-

nents with parts other than those origi-

nally recommended by the manufac-

turer may alter your vehicle so that it 

no longer complies with anti-pollution 

regulations.
Have your vehicle adjusted and 

checked by an authorised 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

 Spark plugs: for optimum condi-

tions of use, output and performance 

the specifications laid down by our 

Design Department must be strictly 

applied.

  If the spark plugs have to be changed, 

use the make, type and gap specified 

for your vehicle’s engine. Contact an 

authorised dealer for this.

  Air filter, fuel filter: a choked ele-

ment will reduce efficiency. It must 

be replaced.

  Ignition and idle speed: no adjust-

ment is needed.

Exhaust gas monitoring 

system

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.

Ä

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-

ble;

–  if it flashes, reduce the engine speed 

until the light stops flashing. Contact 

an authorised dealer as soon as pos-

sible.

2.16

ENVIRONMENT

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.

Manufacture

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).

Emissions

In usage phase, your vehicle was de-

signed to emit fewer greenhouse gases 

(CO2) and therefore consume less fuel.
Our vehicles are also equipped with a 

particle filter system including a cata-

lytic converter, an oxygen sensor and 

an active carbon filter (the latter pre-

vents vapour from the fuel tank being 

released into the open air).

Please make your own 

contribution towards 

protecting the environment 

too

–  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-

lation.

Recycling

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).

2.17

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(1/9)

If fitted on the vehicle, this system 

warns the driver of pressure loss in one 

or several tyres.

A

System identification

There are two tyre pressure loss warn-

ing systems:
–  System A: can be seen on the 

label  A in the vehicle. To verify its 

presence, open the driver’s door.

–  System B: can be seen on the 

label A in the vehicle.

A

2.18

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(2/9)

1

SYSTEM A

Operating principle
This system detects a loss of pressure 

in one of the tyres by measuring the 

wheel speed while driving.

Warning light 

  1 comes on to 

alert the driver in the event of insuffi-

cient pressure (deflated wheel, punctu-

red tyre, etc.).

Operating conditions
The system should be reset with an 

inflation pressure equal to that given 

on the tyre inflation pressure label. 

Otherwise it risks not giving a reliable 

warning in the event of a significant loss 

of pressure. Please refer to the informa-

tion on “Tyre pressures” in Section 4.
In the following situations, the system 

risk coming into action late or not func-

tioning correctly:
–  system not reset after reinflation or 

any operation on the wheels;

–  system badly reset: different inflation 

pressures from the recommended 

pressures;

–  significant change in load or distribu-

tion of load on one side of the vehi-

cle;

–  sporty driving with strong accelera-

tion;

–  driving on snowy or slippery surface;

–  driving with snow chains;

–  fitting a single new tyre;

–  use of tyres not approved by the net-

work.

– ...

This function is an addi-

tional driving aid.
The function does not take 

the place of the driver. It 

cannot, therefore, under any cir-

cumstances replace the vigilance or 

the responsibility of the driver.
Check the tyre pressures, including 

the emergency spare wheel, once a 

month.

2.19

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(3/9)

SYSTEM A (cntd.)

Resetting the standard level for the 

tyre pressures
This should be done:
–  after each reinflation or readjustment 

of the pressure of one of the tyres;

– when the standard tyre pressure 

needs to be changed to adapt to 

usage conditions (empty, carrying a 

load, motorway driving, etc.);

–  after changing a wheel;
–  after using the tyre inflation kit;
– after swapping a wheel (however, 

this practice is not recommended).

It should always be done after checking 

the tyre pressure of all four tyres when 

cold.
Tyre pressures must correspond to the 

current usage of the vehicle (empty, 

carrying a load, motorway driving, etc.).

2

3

Resetting procedure

With the ignition on, depending on the 

vehicle:
– repeatedly press button 2 or 3 to 

select the “SET 

” warning light 

on the display B;

–  press and hold (around 3 seconds) 

button  2 or 3 to start initialisation. 

When the “SET 

” warning light 

flashes for around five seconds, this 

indicates that the reset request for 

the tyre pressure reference value 

has been taken into account.

Or
– repeatedly press the button 2 to 

select the “SET 

” warning light 

on the display B;

–  press and hold (around 3 seconds) 

the button 2 to start initialisation. The 

flashing, lasting around five seconds, 

followed by a constant display of the 

SET 

” indicates that the reset 

request for the tyre pressure refer-

ence value has been taken into ac-

count.

Reinitialisation is carried out after a few 

minutes’ driving.

B

2.20

System unavailable

Warning light 

 1 flashes for sev-

eral seconds, then stays on.

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(4/9)

The sudden loss of pressure in a 

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

tected by the system.

SYSTEM A (cntd.)

Inflate tyres and reset

The 

  1 warning light comes on 

(not flashing).
This indicates that at least one tyre is 

flat or punctured.

In the event of a flat tyre, inflate the re-

levant tyre.

In the event of a puncture, change the 

tyre or consult an authorised dealer.

Check and readjust the pressure of the 

four tyres when cold, and launch the 

reinitialisation of the tyre pressure refe-

rence value.

Warning light 

  1 goes out after 

launching the reset of the tyre pressure 

reference value.
System to be checked

Warning light 

 1 flashes for sev-

eral seconds, then stays on. This warn-
ing light appears along with the 

©

 

warning light.
They indicate a system fault. Please 

consult an authorised dealer.

1

2.21

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(5/9)

SYSTEM A (cntd.)

Readjustment of tyre pressures
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 should be increased 

by 0.2 to 0.3 bar (3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.
After each reinflation or readjustment of 

the tyre pressure, launch the reinitiali-

sation of the tyre pressure reference 

value.

Replacing wheels/tyres
Only use equipment approved by the 

brand network, or the system risks 

being activated late or not operating 

correctly. Please see the information on 

“Tyres” in Section 5.
After each change of wheel/tyre, read-

just the tyre pressure and launch the 

reinitialisation of the tyre pressure ref-

erence value.

Tyre repair product and inflation kit
Only use equipment approved by the 

brand network, or the system risks 

being activated late or not operating 

correctly. Please refer to “Tyre inflation 

kit” in Section 5.
After using the tyre inflation kit, readjust 

the tyre pressure and launch the reini-

tialisation of the tyre pressure reference 

value.

2.22

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(6/9)

SYSTEM B

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, punctu-

red tyre, etc.).

1

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 

cold.
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.
The function does not take 

the place of the driver. It 

cannot, therefore, under any cir-

cumstances replace the vigilance or 

the responsibility of the driver.
Check the tyre pressures, including 

the emergency spare wheel, once a 

month.

2.23

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(7/9)

SYSTEM B (cntd.)

Resetting procedure
With the ignition on, depending on the 

vehicle:

– repeatedly press button 2 or 3 to 

select the “SET 

” warning light 

on the display B;

–  press and hold (around 3 seconds) 

button 2 or 3 to start initialisation.

When the “SET” warning light flashes 

for around five seconds, this indicates 

that the reset request for the tyre pres-

sure reference value has been taken 

into account.
Reinitialisation is carried out after a few 

minutes’ driving.
Note: the standard tyre pressure 

cannot be less than that recommended 

and indicated on the door frame.
Or
– repeatedly press the button 2 to 

select the “SET 

” warning light 

on the display B;

–  press and hold (around 3 seconds) 

the button 2 to start initialisation. The 

flashing, lasting around five seconds, 

followed by a constant display of the 

SET 

” indicates that the reset 

request for the tyre pressure refer-

ence value has been taken into ac-

count.

2

3

B

Reinitialisation is carried out after a few 

minutes’ driving.

2.24

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(8/9)

SYSTEM B (cntd.)

Inflate tyres

The 

  1 warning light comes on 

(not flashing).

This indicates that at least one tyre is 

flat.
Check and, if necessary, readjust the 

pressures of the four wheels when cold. 

The warning light 

 1 goes off after 

a few minutes’ driving.

The sudden loss of pressure in a 

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

tected by the system.

Puncture

Warning light 

 1 comes on steady, 

accompanied by a beep and warning 
light 

®

.

They indicate that at least one wheel 

is punctured or severely underinfla-

ted. Replace it or contact an authorised 

dealer if it is punctured. Top up the tyre 

pressure if the wheel is deflated.

Warning light 

®

 re-

quires you to stop immedi-

ately, for your own safety, 

as soon as traffic conditions 

allow.

Check tyre sensors

The warning light 

 1 flashes for 

several seconds, then stays on, along 
with the warning light 

©

.

These indicate that at least one of the 

sensors is defective or missing. In other 

cases, contact an authorised dealer.

1

2.25

SYSTEM B (cntd.)

Readjustment of tyre pressures
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.

TYRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNING 

(9/9)

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 

©

.

Tyre repair product and inflation kit
Because the valves are specially desi-

gned, only use equipment approved by 

the approved network. Please refer to 

“Tyre inflation kit” in Section 5.

2.26

Depending on the vehicle, this is com-

posed of:

–  anti-lock braking system (ABS);

–  electronic stability control (ESC) 

with understeer control, traction 

control and assistance with side 

winds;

–  emergency brake assist;

–  hill start assistance.

Operating faults:

– 

©

 and 

x

 come on on the 

instrument panel: ABS, ESC and 

emergency brake assist are deacti-

vated. Braking is always enabled

–  

x

D

©

 and 

®

 

come on on the instrument panel: 

this indicates a fault in the brak-

ing system. 

In both cases, consult an approved 

Dealer.

Anti-lock braking system 

(ABS)

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.).

DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS 

(1/4)

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 

conditions.
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).

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 

system.

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.

2.27

Electronic stability control 

(ESC) with understeer 

control, traction control and 

assistance with side winds

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.).

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.

DRIVER CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS 

(2/4)

Understeer control
This system optimises the action of the 

ESC in the case of pronounced under-

steer (loss of front axle road holding).

Assistance with side winds
This system optimises the action of the 

ESC and also helps to control the vehi-

cle in case of variation of side winds. 

It helps maintain the vehicle trajectory 

through the use of the brakes.
If the system is activated, the indicator 

light 

 may flash on the instrument 

panel.

Traction control
This system helps to limit wheelspin of 

the drive wheels and to control the ve-

hicle when pulling away accelerating or 

decelerating.

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 warning lights 

©

 and 

 appear on the instrument panel. 

In this case, the ESC and traction con-

trol system are deactivated. 
Consult an approved dealer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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