Renault Zoe (2018 year). Instruction - part 7


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Renault Zoe (2018 year). Instruction - part 7




VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations 


Heating levels

The use of heating or air-conditioning 

reduces vehicle range.

To maintain your vehicle range, you are 

recommended to favour:
–  before using the vehicle, the “pro-

gramming” mode (please refer to the 

information in “Air-conditioning: pro-

gramming” in Section 3).

–  while driving, the ECO mode (please 

see information about “ECO driving” 

in Section 2).


An under-inflated tyre increases energy 

consumption. Comply with the speci-

fied tyre pressures for your vehicle.

When driving, use tyres made by the 

same manufacturer, with the same di-

mensions, type and structure as the 

original tyres. The use of non-regula-

tion tyres significantly reduces vehicle 

Please see the information on “Tyre 

pressure” in Section 4.

Vehicle loading

Avoid pointlessly overloading your ve-




Please make your own 

contribution towards 

protecting the environment 


–  Worn parts replaced in the course 

of routine vehicle maintenance (sec-

ondary 12 V battery, batteries, etc.) 

must be disposed of through special-

ist 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 

Renault eco² group signature.


Your vehicle has been manufactured at 

an industrial site which uses a progress 

policy to reduce environmental impacts 

on rivers and natural areas (reduc-

tion of water and energy consumption, 

visual and noise pollution, atmospheric 

emissions and waste water, sorting and 

reusing 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, punctu-

red 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 additio-

nal driving aid.
However, the function does 

not take the place of the 

driver. It cannot, therefore, under 

any circumstances replace the vi-

gilance 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 underinfla-

ted. 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 “LEARNING THE  TYRE 

PRESSURE” function on the dis-

play 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 refe-

rence value has been taken into ac-


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.

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.

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.

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 network: 

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 se-

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


 and the 


SENSORS” appears on the instrument 



ABS (anti-lock braking 


Under heavy braking, the ABS prevents 

the wheels from locking, allowing the 

stopping distance to be managed and 

keeping control of the vehicle.
Under these circumstances, the vehi-

cle can be steered to avoid an obstacle 

whilst braking. In addition, this system 

can increase stopping distances, par-

ticularly on roads with low surface grip 

(wet ground etc.).

You will feel a pulsation through the 

brake pedal each time the system is 

activated. The ABS does not in any way 

improve the vehicle’s physical perform-

ance relating to the road surface and 

roadholding. 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.).

These include:

– the  ABS  (anti-lock braking 


–  the electronic stability program 

ESC with understeer control and 

traction control;

– emergency braking assistance 

with (depending on the vehicle) 

braking anticipation;

–  regenerative braking system.

In an emergency, apply firm and 

continuous pressure to the brake 

pedal. There is no need to pump 

it repeatedly. The ABS will modu-

late the force applied in the braking 


These functions are an ad-

ditional aid in the event of 

critical driving conditions, 

enabling the vehicle behav-

iour to be adapted to suit the driving 

However, the functions do not take 

the place of the driver. They do 

not increase the vehicle’s limits 

and should not encourage you 

to drive more quickly. Therefore, 

they can under no circumstances 

replace the vigilance or responsibil-

ity of the driver when manoeuvring 

the vehicle (the driver must always 

be ready for sudden incidents which 

may occur when driving).

Your braking systems 

are partially operational. 

However, it is dangerous 

to brake suddenly and 

it is essential to stop immediately, 

as soon as traffic conditions allow. 

Contact an approved dealer.

Operating faults





 lit up on the in-

strument panel, (depending on the 

vehicle) alongside messages “Check 

ABS”, “Check braking system” and 

“Check ESC”: ABS, ESC and emer-

gency brake assist are deactivated. 

Braking is always enabled;








up on the instrument panel alongside 

the message “Braking system fault”: 

this indicates a fault in the braking 


In both cases, please consult an 

Authorised 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.

Operating faults
When the system detects an operat-

ing fault the message “Check ESC” and 
warning light 


 appear on the in-

strument panel. In this case, the ESC 

and traction control system are deacti-

Consult an approved dealer.




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
These may light up in the event of rapid 


Braking anticipation
Depending on the vehicle, when you 

rapidly release the accelerator, the 

system anticipates the braking ma-

noeuvre in order to reduce stopping 


Special cases
When using the cruise control:

–  if you use the accelerator, when you 

release it, the system may be trig-


–  if you do not use the accelerator, the 

system will not be triggered.

Operating faults
When the system detects an opera-

ting fault the message “Check braking 

system” appears on the instrument 
panel along with the 



Consult an approved dealer.




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.

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 by au-

tomatically applying the brakes when 

the driver lifts his/her foot off the brake 

pedal to depress the accelerator pedal.

System operation
It only operates when the gear lever is in 

a position other than neutral (other than 

N or P) 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).




Regenerative braking system

When braking, the regenerative brak-

ing system can convert the energy pro-

duced by the vehicle deceleration into 

electric energy.
This will recharge the 400V traction bat-

tery and gain greater vehicle range.

Operating faults



 lights up on the instrument 

panel, alongside the message 

“Check braking system”: braking as-

sistance is available at all times.
Under these conditions, the feel of 

applying the brake pedal may be dif-

You are recommended to apply 

strong continuous pressure to the 

Please see an authorised dealer.



 lights up on the instrument 

panel, alongside the message 

“Braking system fault”: this indi-

cates a fault in the braking system.
Please call an authorised dealer.





 warning light re-

quires you to stop immedi-

ately, for your own safety, 

as soon as traffic conditions allow. 

Switch off the engine and do not 

restart it. Contact an Authorised 



The speed limiter function helps you 

stay within the driving speed limit that 

you choose, known as the limit speed.


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

increase switch (+).

3  Decrease limit speed (-).
4  Speed limiter function standby (with 

limited speed memory) (O).

5  Activation and recall of stored limit 

speed (R).





Switching on

Press the side switch 1 

. The warn-

ing light 

 6 comes on, lit orange, and 

the message “Speed limiter” appears 

on the instrument panel, accompanied 

by dashes to indicate that the speed 

limiter function is activated and waiting 

to store a limit speed.

To store the current speed, press 

switch 2 (+): the limit speed replaces the 

dashes and the activation of the speed 

limiter is confirmed by the warning light 


 on an orange background.

The minimum stored speed is 20 mph 

(30 km/h).






Varying the limit speed

The limit speed may be changed by re-

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

The speed limiter function is 

in no way linked to the brak-

ing system.




When a limited speed has been stored 

and this speed is not reached, driving is 

similar to driving a vehicle without the 

speed limiter function.
Once you have reached the stored 

speed, no effort on the accelera-

tor pedal will allow you to exceed 

the programmed speed except in an 

emergency (refer to information on 

“Exceeding the limit speed”).

Exceeding the limit speed

It is possible to exceed the limit speed 

at any time. To do this: press the accel-

erator pedal firmly and fully (beyond 

the resistance point).
If the speed is exceeded, the limited 

speed flashes on the instrument panel 

and a beep sounds.
Then, release the accelerator: the 

speed limiter function will return as 

soon as you reach a speed lower than 

the stored speed.

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

the system is unable to maintain the 

limit speed: the stored speed will flash 

on the instrument panel information dis-

play to inform you of this situation.








Putting the function on 


The speed limiter function is sus-

pended when you press switch 4 (O). 

In this case, the speed limit remains 

stored and the message “Memorised” 

accompanied by this speed appears on 

the instrument panel.
Standby is confirmed when the warn-

ing light 


 on the orange back-

ground goes out and the warning light 

 comes on.

Recalling the limit speed

If a speed has been saved, it can be re-

called by pressing switch 5 ((R)).
When the stored speed is recalled, ac-

tivation of the speed limiter is confirmed 

by the illumination of the warning light 


 on an orange background.

When the speed limiter is put on 

standby, pressing switch 2 (+) re-

activates the function without taking 

into account the stored speed: it is 

the speed at which the vehicle is 

moving that is taken into account.

Switching off the function

The speed limiter function is deacti-

vated if you press switch 1: in this case 

a speed is no longer stored. The warn-

ing light (



) on the instru-

ment panel going out confirms that the 

function is stopped.









The cruise control function helps you to 

maintain your driving speed at a speed 

that you choose, called the cruising 

This cruising speed may be set at any 

speed above 20 mph (30 km/h).

The cruise control function 

is in no way linked to the 

braking system.

This function is an addi-

tional driving aid. The func-

tion does not take the place 

of the driver. Therefore, it 

can under no circumstances replace 

the driver’s responsibility to respect 

speed limits and to be vigilant (the 

driver must always be ready to 

brake). Cruise control must not be 

used in heavy traffic, on winding or 

slippery roads (black ice, aquaplan-

ing, gravel) and during bad weather 

(fog, rain, side winds etc.).
There is a risk of accidents.


  1  Main “On/Off” switch.

  2  Limit speed activation, storage and 

increase switch (+).

  3  Decrease cruising speed (-).

  4  Switch the function to standby 

(with cruising speed saved) (O).

  5  Activation with recall of stored gov-

erned cruising speed (R).









Switching on

Press switch 1 side 


The warning light 

  6 comes on, lit 

green, and the message “Cruise ctrl” 

appears on the instrument panel, ac-

companied by dashes to indicate that 

the cruise control function is activated 

and waiting to store a cruising speed.

Activating cruise control

At a steady speed (above 18 mph 

(30 km/h approximately)) press switch 2 

or (+): the function is activated and the 

current speed is saved.
The cruising speed replaces the dashes 

and the cruise control is confirmed by 

the appearance of the warning light 


 on a green background.


Once a cruising speed is stored and 

the cruise control function is active, 

you may lift your foot off the accelera-

tor pedal.

Please note that you must 

keep your feet close to the 

pedals in order to be ready 

to react in an emergency.










The cruise control function 

is in no way linked to the 

braking system.

Adjusting the cruising speed

The cruising speed may be changed by 

pressing the following repeatedly:
– switch 2 (+) to increase the speed,
– switch 3 (-) to decrease the speed.

Exceeding the cruising speed

The cruising speed may be exceeded 

at any time by depressing the accelera-

tor pedal. While it is being exceeded, 

the cruising speed flashes on the in-

strument panel.
Then, release the accelerator: after a 

few seconds, the vehicle will automati-

cally return to its set cruising speed.

Cruising speed cannot be 

When driving down a steep gradient, 

the system is unable to maintain the 

cruising speed: the stored speed will 

flash on the instrument panel informa-

tion display to inform you of this situ-






Putting the function on 


The function is set to standby if you:

–  use the switch 4 (O);

–  the brake pedal;

–  move to neutral position;

–  ECO mode switch.
In all four cases, the cruising speed 

remains stored and the message 

“Memorised” appears on the instrument 


Standby is confirmed when the warn-

ing light 


 on the green back-

ground goes out and the warning light 

 comes on.

The cruise control switches to 

standby each time the ECO 

mode is activated or deactivated. 

Please refer to the information on 

“Ecodriving” in Section 2.








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