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HILL DESCENT CONTROL
SYSTEM (where fitted)
System temporarily unavailable
System malfunction
WARNING
Condition A:
If the Active Emergency Braking system malfunc-
Never rely solely on the hill descent control
tions, it will be turned off automatically, a chime will
When the radar picks up interference from another
system to control vehicle speed when driving
sound, the Active Emergency Braking system warn-
radar source, making it impossible to detect a ve-
on steep downhill grades. Always drive care-
ing light (orange) will illuminate and the warning
hicle ahead, the Active Emergency Braking system
fully when using the hill descent control sys-
message [Malfunction] will appear in the vehicle in-
is automatically turned off. The Active Emergency
tem and decelerate the vehicle speed by de-
formation display.
Braking system warning light (orange) will illumi-
pressing the brake pedal if necessary. Be es-
nate.
Action to take:
pecially careful when driving on frozen, muddy
Action to take:
If the warning light (orange) comes on, park the ve-
or extremely steep downhill roads. Failure to
hicle in a safe location, turn the engine off and re-
control vehicle speed may result in a loss of
When the above conditions no longer exist, the Ac-
start the engine. If the warning light continues to
control of the vehicle and possible serious in-
tive Emergency Braking system will resume auto-
illuminate, have the Active Emergency Braking sys-
jury or death.
matically.
tem checked by an approved dealer or qualified
Condition B:
The hill descent control system may not con-
workshop.
trol the vehicle speed on a hill under all load or
When the sensor area of the front bumper is cov-
road conditions. Always be prepared to de-
ered with dirt or obstructed, making it impossible to
press the brake pedal to control vehicle speed.
detect a vehicle ahead, the Active Emergency Brak-
Failure to do so may result in a collision or se-
ing system is automatically turned off. The Active
rious personal injury.
Emergency Braking system warning light (orange)
When the hill descent control system is activated, it
will illuminate and the “front radar obstruction”
automatically applies smooth brakes to control
warning message will appear in the vehicle infor-
speed on a steep and slippery descent or off the
mation display.
road without brake or accelerator operation. The
Action to take:
hill descent control system helps maintain vehicle
If the warning light (orange) comes on, park the ve-
speed when driving under 25 km/h (16 MPH) on a
hicle in a safe location and turn the engine off. Check
steep descent that engine braking alone in the <4H>
to see if the sensor area of the front bumper is
or <4LO> mode cannot control the speed.
blocked. If the sensor area of the front bumper is
blocked, remove the blocking material. Restart the
engine. If the warning light continues to illuminate,
have the Active Emergency Braking system checked
by an approved dealer or qualified workshop.
Starting and driving
5-31
HILL START ASSIST SYSTEM
(where fitted)
NOTE
controls” section.) Also, the stop/tail lights illuminate
while the hill descent control system is applying the
WARNING
When the hill descent control system operates
brakes to control the vehicle speed.
Never rely solely on the hill start assist system
continuously for a long time, the temperature of
the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) system
To activate the hill descent control system, satisfy
to prevent the vehicle from moving backward
actuator may increase and the hill descent con-
all of the following conditions:
on a hill. Always drive carefully and attentively.
trol system may be temporarily disabled. The hill
Depress the brake pedal when the vehicle is
Shift the transmission to the forward (only 1st
stopped on a steep hill. Be especially careful
descent control system on indicator light will turn
gear for MT model) or reverse gear.
off. The hill descent control system will resume
when stopped on a hill on frozen or muddy
operating automatically and the indicator light
Shift the 4WD mode switch to the <4H> or <4LO>
roads. Failure to prevent the vehicle from roll-
position and drive the vehicle at a speed under
ing backwards may result in a loss of control
will illuminate again when the temperature of the
25 km/h (16 MPH).
of the vehicle and possible serious injury or
ESP system actuator is reduced. If the indicator
See “Warning lights, indicator lights and audible
death.
light does not illuminate, turn off the system.
reminders” in the “2. Instruments and controls”
The hill start assist system is not designed to
HILL DESCENT CONTROL SWITCH
section.
hold the vehicle at a standstill on a hill. De-
Push the hill descent control switch to the “ON”
press the brake pedal when the vehicle is
position.
stopped on a steep hill. Failure to do so may
If the accelerator or brake pedal is depressed while
cause the vehicle to roll backwards and may
the hill descent control system is on, the system will
result in a collision or serious personal injury.
stop operating temporarily. As soon as the accel-
The hill start assist system may not prevent
erator or brake pedal is released, the hill descent
the vehicle from rolling backwards on a hill un-
control system begins to function again if the hill
der all load or road conditions. Always be pre-
descent control operating conditions are fulfilled.
pared to depress the brake pedal to prevent
The hill descent control system on indicator light
the vehicle from rolling backwards. Failure to
blinks if the hill descent control switch is on and all
do so may result in a collision or serious per-
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sonal injury.
conditions for system activation are not met, or if
the system becomes disengaged for any reason.
The hill start assist system automatically keeps the
When additional braking is required on steep down-
brakes applied to help prevent the vehicle from roll-
To turn off the hill descent control system, push the
hill roads, activate the hill descent control system
ing backwards in the time it takes the driver to re-
hill descent control switch to the “OFF” position.
by pushing the hill descent control switch on.
lease the brake pedal and apply the accelerator
When the hill descent control system is activated,
when the vehicle is stopped on a hill.
the hill descent control system on indicator light
will illuminate. (See “Warning lights, indicator lights
and audible reminders” in the “2. Instruments and
5-32
Starting and driving
CRUISE CONTROL (where fitted)
The hill start assist system will operate automati-
The cruise control system allows driving at constant
The cruise control system operation switches are
cally under the following conditions:
speeds without keeping your foot on the accelera-
located on the steering wheel (right side).
tor pedal.
The transmission is shifted to a forward or re-
The cruise control system operating condition is
verse gear.
shown in the vehicle information display.
WARNING
The vehicle is stopped completely on a hill by
PRECAUTIONS ON CRUISE
applying the brake.
The cruise control system ONLY maintains a
CONTROL
constant vehicle speed, it does not replace the
The maximum holding time is 2 seconds. After 2
driver.
If the cruise control system malfunctions, it will
seconds the vehicle will begin to roll back and the
cancel automatically. The
or
hill start assist system will stop operating
Always observe the posted speed limits and
(where fitted) indicator in the vehicle informa-
completely.
do not set the speed over them.
tion display will then blink to warn the driver.
The hill start assist system will not operate when
Do not use the cruise control when driving un-
If the
or
indicator blinks, turn the
the transmission is shifted to the N (Neutral) or P
der the following conditions. Doing so could
cruise control MAIN switch off and have the sys-
(Park) position or on a flat and level road.
cause a loss of vehicle control and result in an
tem checked by an approved dealer or qualified
accident.
When the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
workshop.
warning light illuminates in the meter, the hill start
- When it is not possible to keep the vehicle
The
or
indicator may blink when
assist system will not operate. (See “Electronic Sta-
at a constant speed
the cruise control MAIN switch is turned ON while
bility Programme (ESP) system (where fitted)” ear-
- When driving in heavy traffic
pushing the <RES/+>, <SET/—>, or <CANCEL>
lier in this section.)
- When driving in traffic that varies speed
switch. To properly set the cruise control sys-
tem, perform the following procedures.
- When driving in windy areas
- When driving on winding or hilly roads
- When driving on slippery (rain, snow, ice,
etc.) roads
CAUTION
On manual Transmission (MT) model, do not shift
to the N (Neutral) position without depressing the
clutch pedal when the cruise control is operated.
Should this occur, depress the clutch pedal and
turn the cruise control MAIN switch off immedi-
ately. Failure to do so may cause engine damage.
When the cruise control system is on the speed lim-
iter cannot be operated.
Starting and driving
5-33
CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONS
Cruise control symbol
Resuming at preset speed:
Set speed value
Push and release the <RES/+> switch
A.
The cruise control allows driving at speeds above
The vehicle will resume the last set cruising speed
40 km/h (25 MPH) without keeping your foot on the
when the vehicle speed is over 40 km/h (25 MPH).
accelerator pedal.
Changing a cruising speed
The cruise control will automatically be cancelled if
Use any one of the following methods to change
the vehicle speed slows to less than approximately
the cruising speed.
33 km/h (21 MPH).
Resetting to lower speed:
Moving the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position (Au-
Use any one of the following methods to reset to a
tomatic Transmission models) or depressing the
lower speed.
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clutch pedal (Manual Transmission models) will can-
Models with speed limiter (where fitted)
cel the cruise control.
Slow the vehicle as normal using the footbrake
pedal.
<CANCEL> switch
Turning the cruise control system on
When the vehicle reaches the desired cruising
A
<RES/+> (Resume) switch
Push the cruise control main switch. The cruise
speed, push and release the <SET/—> switch
control symbol appears together with the last
B downwards.
B
<SET/—> switch
set speed value (or — — —) in the top of the ve-
The new set speed value will be displayed in the
Cruise control main ON/OFF switch
hicle information display.
top of the vehicle information display.
Speed limiter main ON/OFF switch
Setting a cruising speed
Push and hold the <SET/—> switch
B to de-
(For details, see “Speed limiter (where fitted)”
crease the set speed in steps of 5 km/h (3 MPH).
later in this section) (where fitted)
1. Accelerate to the desired speed.
When the vehicle information display reaches
2. Push the <SET/—> switch
B and release it.
the desired speed, release the <SET/—> switch
3. The cruise control symbol appears together
for the setting to take effect.
with the set speed value (desired cruising speed)
Quickly push and release the <SET/—> switch
in the top of the vehicle information display.
B . This will reduce the vehicle speed by about 1
4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
km/h (1 MPH).
The new set speed value will be displayed in the
The vehicle will maintain the set speed.
top of the vehicle information display.
If the vehicle speed is less than the minimum set
speed, it will not be possible to set the cruise con-
trol system.
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5-34
Starting and driving
SPEED LIMITER (where fitted)
Resetting to higher speed:
Push the cruise control MAIN switch. The indi-
The speed limiter allows you to set the desired ve-
Use any one of the following methods to reset to a
cator will turn off.
hicle speed limit. While the speed limiter is activated,
higher speed.
you can perform normal braking and acceleration,
but the vehicle will not exceed the set speed.
Depress the accelerator pedal. When the vehicle
reaches the desired speed, push and release the
When the vehicle reaches the set speed limit or if
<SET/—> switch
B.
the set speed limit is lower than the actual vehicle
speed, the accelerator pedal will not work until the
Push and hold the <RES/+> switch
A to increase
vehicle speed drops below the set speed limit.
the set speed in steps of 5 km/h (3 MPH).
When the vehicle information display reaches
When the actual vehicle speed exceeds the set
the desired speed, release the <RES/+> switch
speed, an audible warning will be heard a short time
for the setting to take effect.
after the set speed is exceeded and driver interven-
tion is not detected.
Quickly push and release the <RES/+> switch
A . This will increase the vehicle speed by about
When the speed limiter is on the cruise control sys-
1 km/h (1 MPH).
tem cannot be operated.
The new set speed value will be displayed in the
top of the vehicle information display.
WARNING
Resuming at preset speed:
The speed limiter will not automatically brake
Push and release the <RES/+> switch
A.
the vehicle to the set speed limit.
The vehicle will resume the last set cruising speed
Always observe posted speed limits. Do not
when the vehicle speed is over 40 km/h (25 MPH).
set the speed above them.
Always confirm the setting status of the speed
Passing another vehicle
limiter in the vehicle information display.
Depress the accelerator pedal to accelerate. After
When the speed limiter is set, avoid hard ac-
releasing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle will re-
celeration to reach the set limit to ensure that
turn to the previously set speed.
the system can limit the speed of the vehicle
The set speed value will flash until the vehicle
correctly.
returns to the previously set speed.
When additional floor mats are used, be sure
Cancelling cruising speed
that they are correctly secured and that they
Use any one of the following methods to cancel the
cannot interfere with the accelerator pedal.
set speed.
Mats not adapted to the vehicle may prevent
proper operation of the speed limiter.
Push the <CANCEL> switch.
The speed limiter operation switches are located
Tap the footbrake pedal.
on the steering wheel (right hand side).
Starting and driving
5-35
The speed limiter operating condition is shown on
Changing a speed limit
the top of vehicle information display. For details,
Use either of the following operations to change an
see “Vehicle information display” in the “2. Instru-
active speed limit:
ments and controls” section.
Push and release the <RES/+> (Resume) switch
SPEED LIMITER OPERATIONS
A upwards or <SET/-> switch
B downwards.
Each time you do this, the set speed will increase
or decrease by 1 km/h (1 MPH).
Push and hold the <RES/+> (Resume) switch
A upwards or <SET/-> switch
B downwards.
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The set speed will increase or decrease to the
next multiple of 5 km/h (5 MPH) and then in steps
of 5 km/h (5 MPH).
Speed limiter symbol
The new set speed limit value will be displayed in
Set speed value
the vehicle information display.
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Turning the speed limiter on
When the actual vehicle speed exceeds the set
The speed limiter can be switched on after engine
speed, an audible warning will be heard a short time
start or when driving.
after the set speed is exceeded and driver interven-
<CANCEL> switch
tion is not detected.
Push the speed limiter main “ON/OFF” switch.
A
<RES/+> (Resume) switch
Cancelling a speed limit
B
<SET/-> (Set) switch
Setting speed limit
To cancel a set speed limit, push the <CANCEL>
Push the <SET/-> switch
B (downwards).
Speed limiter main “ON/OFF” switch
switch. The speed limiter symbol and the set
Cruise control main “ON/OFF” switch. (For
Depending on the model:
speed value in the vehicle information display
details, see “Cruise control (where fitted)”
will be turned off.
The speed limit will be set at the current speed.
earlier in this section)
It is also possible to override the speed limiter by
When driving less than 30 km/h (20 MPH), the
speed limiter will be set to the minimum pos-
fully depressing the accelerator pedal beyond the
sible set speed of 30 km/h (20 MPH).
resistance point.
Set the speed limiter while driving over 30 km/h
(20 MPH).
When the speed limit is set, the speed limiter sym-
bol and the set speed value will illuminate in
the vehicle information display. The limiter symbol
will turn green.
5-36
Starting and driving
ECO DRIVE REPORT
Turning the speed limiter off
WARNING
The speed limiter system will be turned off when
The vehicle may accelerate when the speed
one of the following operations is performed:
limiter cancels.
Push the speed limiter main “ON/OFF” switch.
When additional floor mats are used, be sure
The speed limiter symbol and the set speed
that they are correctly secured and that they
value in the vehicle information display will be
cannot interfere with the accelerator pedal.
turned off.
Mats not adapted to the vehicle may prevent
proper operation of the speed limiter.
Push the cruise control main “ON/OFF” switch
. The speed limiter information in the vehicle
Fully depress the accelerator pedal beyond the re-
information will be replaced with the cruise con-
JVS0451XZ
sistance point. The speed limiter will be suspended
trol information. For details see “Cruise control
to allow driving above the set speed. The set speed
(where fitted)” earlier in this section.
value will flash and an audible warning will sound.
When the ignition switch is in the OFF position, ECO
The speed limiter will automatically resume when
When the vehicle is stopped and the ignition is
management display appears.
turned to the off position.
the vehicle speed drops below the set speed limit.
Previous 5 times (History)
Turning off the speed limiter will erase the set
Resuming a previous set speed
Current fuel economy
speed limit memory.
If a set speed limit has been cancelled, the set speed
Best fuel economy
Speed limiter malfunction
will be stored in the speed limiter memory.
The result of ECO evaluation is displayed 30 sec-
If the speed limiter malfunctions, the speed limiter
This speed limit can be reactivated by pressing the
onds after the ignition switch is placed in the on
<RES/+> (Resume) switch
A upwards.
symbol in the vehicle information display will
position and the vehicle is driven at least 500 meters
flash.
If the current vehicle speed is higher than the previ-
(1/3 miles).
Turn the speed limiter off by pushing the speed lim-
ous set speed, the accelerator pedal will not work
: The average fuel economy for the previous 5
and the set speed value will flash until the vehicle
iter main “ON/OFF” switch and have the system
times will be displayed.
speed drops below the set speed limit.
checked by an approved dealer or qualified work-
shop.
: The average fuel economy since the last reset
When the actual vehicle speed exceeds the set
will be displayed.
speed, an audible warning will be heard a short time
: The best fuel economy of the past history will be
after the set speed is exceeded and driver interven-
displayed.
tion is not detected.
The ECO drive report can be set to be ON or OFF.
See “[ECO Drive Report] (where fitted)” in the “2. In-
struments and controls” section.
Starting and driving
5-37
PARKING
WARNING
Do not stop or park the vehicle over flammable
materials such as dry grass, waste paper or
rags. They may ignite and cause a fire.
Safe parking procedures require that both the
parking brake be applied and the shift lever
be placed into the P (Park) position for Auto-
matic Transmission (AT) model or in an appro-
priate gear for Manual Transmission
(MT)
model. Failure to do so could cause the vehicle
SSD0488Z
to move unexpectedly or roll away and result
Left-Hand Drive (LHD) model
in an accident.
When parking the vehicle, make sure the shift
lever is moved to the P (Park) position. The
shift lever cannot be moved out of the P (Park)
position without depressing the footbrake
pedal (AT model).
Never leave the engine running while the ve-
hicle is unattended.
To help avoid risk of injury or death through
unintended operation of the vehicle and/or its
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systems, do not leave children, people who re-
Right-Hand Drive (RHD) model
quire the assistance of others or pets unat-
tended in your vehicle. Additionally, the tem-
3. To help prevent the vehicle from moving into
perature inside a closed vehicle on a warm day
1.
Firmly apply the parking brake.
traffic when parked on an incline, it is a good
can quickly become high enough to cause a
2.
Automatic Transmission (AT) model: Move the
practice to turn the wheels as illustrated.
significant risk of injury or death to people and
shift lever to the P (Park) position.
pets.
Manual Transmission (MT) model: Move the shift
lever to the R (Reverse) position. When parking
on an uphill grade, move the shift lever to the 1
(1st) position.
5-38
Starting and driving
PARKING SENSOR (SONAR) SYSTEM (where fitted)
HEADED DOWNHILL WITH KERB
Turn the wheels into the kerb and move the ve-
hicle forward until the kerb side wheel gently
touches the kerb. Then apply the parking brake.
HEADED UPHILL WITH KERB
Turn the wheels away from the kerb and allow
the vehicle to move back until the kerb side wheel
gently touches the kerb. Then apply the parking
brake.
HEADED UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, WITHOUT KERB
JVS0532XZ
Turn the wheels toward the side of the road so
The parking sensor (sonar) system sounds a tone
matic drill may affect the function of the sys-
the vehicle will move away from the centre of the
to inform the driver of obstacles near the bumper.
tem; this may include reduced performance or
road if the vehicle moves. Then apply the parking
a false activation.
When the “Display” key is ON, the sensor view will
brake.
automatically appear in the vehicle information dis-
This function is designed as an aid to the driver
4.
Model with Remote Control Key:
play.
in detecting large stationary objects to help
Place the ignition switch in the “OFF” position.
avoid damaging the vehicle. The system is not
WARNING
designed to prevent contact with small or
Model without Remote Control Key:
moving objects. Always move slowly.
Place the ignition switch in the “LOCK” position
The parking sensor (sonar) system is a conve-
nience but it is not a substitute for proper
The system will not detect small objects be-
and remove the key.
parking. The driver is always responsible for
low the bumper, and may not detect objects
safety during parking and other manoeuvres.
close to the bumper or on the ground.
Always look around and check that it is safe to
The system may not detect the following ob-
do so before parking.
jects.
Read and understand the limitations of the
- Fluffy objects such as snow, cloth, cotton,
parking sensor (sonar) system as contained in
glass-wool, etc.
this section. The colours of the corner sensor
- Thin objects such as rope, wire, chain, etc.
indicator and the distance guide lines in the
rear view indicate different distances to the
- Wedge-shaped objects
object. Inclement weather or ultrasonic
If your vehicle sustains damage to the bumper
sources such as an automatic car wash, a
fascia, leaving it misaligned or bent, the sens-
truck's compressed-air brakes, or a pneu-
ing zone may be altered causing inaccurate
measurement of obstacles or false alarms.
Starting and driving
5-39
CAUTION
When the centre of the vehicle moves close to an
The parking sensor (sonar) system will be turned
object, the centre sensor indicator appears.
ON automatically under the following conditions:
Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as pos-
sible to hear the tone clearly.
When the object is detected, the indicator (green)
When the ignition switch is switched from the
appears and the tone sounds intermittently. When
OFF position to the ON position.
Keep the sensors (located on the bumper fas-
the vehicle moves closer to the object, the colour of
cia) free from snow, ice, and large accumula-
When the shift lever is shifted into the R (Re-
the indicator turns yellow. When the vehicle is very
tions of dirt. Do not clean the sensors with
verse) position.
close to the object, the indicator turns red, and the
sharp objects. If the sensors are covered, the
tone sounds continuously.
When the vehicle speed reaches at least 10 km/h
accuracy of the sensor function will be dimin-
(6 MPH) and decreases.
ished.
PARKING SENSOR (SONAR) SYSTEM
The automatic system enabling function can be
The system informs with visual and audible signals
OFF SWITCH
turned ON or OFF with the [Sensor] key in the [Park-
of rear obstacles when the shift lever is in the R
ing Aids] menu. See “Vehicle information display” in
(Reverse) position.
the “2. Instruments and controls” section.
The system is deactivated at speeds above 10 km/h
PARKING SENSOR (SONAR) SYSTEM
(6 MPH). It is reactivated at lower speeds.
SETTINGS
The intermittent tone will stop after 3 seconds
when an obstacle is detected only by a corner sen-
The following settings for the parking sensor (so-
sor and the distance does not change. The tone will
nar) system can be changed by using the switches
stop when the obstacle moves away from the ve-
on the steering-wheel-mounted controls. For de-
hicle.
tails, see “Vehicle information display” in the “2. In-
struments and controls” section.
NIC2804
[Sensor]
Activate or deactivate the Parking sensor system.
The parking sensor (sonar) system OFF switch on
the instrument panel allows the driver to turn the
ON (default) - OFF
parking sensor (sonar) system ON or OFF. To turn
[Volume]
the parking sensor (sonar) system ON or OFF, the
Adjust the volume of the tone.
ignition switch must be in the ON position.
[High] - [Med.] (default) - [Low]
The indicator light on the switch will illuminate
when the system is turned ON.
[Range]
JVS0539XZ
If the indicator light flashes when the parking sen-
Adjust the detection range of the sensor.
sor (sonar) system is not turned off, it may indicate
When the corner of the vehicle moves closer to an
[Far] - [Mid.] (default) - [Near]
a malfunction in the parking sensor (sonar) system.
object, the corner sensor indicators appears.
5-40
Starting and driving
TRAILER TOWING
Your new vehicle was designed to be used primarily
Never allow the total trailer load (trailer weight
TRAILER BRAKES
to carry passengers and luggage.
plus its cargo weight) to exceed the maximum
Ensure that trailer brakes are installed as required
set for the vehicle and the coupling device. See
Towing a trailer will place additional loads on your
by local regulations. Also check that all other trailer
an approved dealer or qualified workshop for
vehicle's engine, drive train, steering, braking and
equipment conforms to local regulations.
more information.
other systems. The towing of a trailer will exagger-
Always block the wheels on both the vehicle and
ate other conditions such as sway caused by cross-
The trailer must be loaded so that heavy goods
trailer when parking. Apply the hand brake on the
winds, rough road surfaces or passing trucks.
are placed over the axle. The maximum allow-
trailer where fitted. Parking on a steep slope is not
able vertical load on the trailer hitch must not be
Your driving style and speed must be adjusted ac-
recommended.
exceeded.
cording to the circumstances. Before towing a
If parking on a steep slope is unavoidable, place the
trailer, see an approved dealer or qualified workshop
Have your vehicle serviced more often than at
shift lever in the P (Park) position (Automatic trans-
for an explanation about the proper use of towing
the intervals specified in a separate mainte-
mission model), or in an appropriate position
equipment.
nance booklet.
(Manual transmission model), and turn the front
OPERATING PRECAUTIONS
Trailer towing requires more fuel than under nor-
wheels towards the kerb.
mal circumstances because of a considerable
Avoid towing a trailer during the running-in pe-
increase in traction power and resistance.
TRAILER DETECTION (where fitted)
riod.
While towing a trailer, check the engine coolant
When towing a trailer with a genuine RENAULT tow
Before driving, make sure that the lighting sys-
temperature indicator to prevent the vehicle from
bar electrical kit and the turn signal switch is used,
tem of the trailer works properly.
overheating.
the electrical system of the vehicle will detect the
Observe the legal maximum speeds for trailer
additional electrical load of the trailer lighting. As a
operation.
TYRE PRESSURE
result, the direction indicator tone will be different.
When towing a trailer, inflate the vehicle tyres to the
Avoid abrupt starts, accelerations and stops.
maximum recommended COLD tyre pressure (for
Avoid sharp turns and lane changes.
full loading) indicated on the tyre placard.
Always drive your vehicle at a moderate speed.
Do not tow a trailer when the vehicle is installed
Follow the trailer manufacturer's instructions.
with a temporary spare tyre or a compact spare
tyre.
Choose proper coupling devices (trailer hitch,
safety chain, roof carrier, etc.) for your vehicle
SAFETY CHAINS
and trailer. These devices are available from an
Always use a suitable chain between the vehicle and
approved dealer or qualified workshop where
trailer. The chain should be crossed and should be
you can also obtain more detailed information
attached to the hitch, not to the vehicle bumper or
about trailer towing.
axle. Be sure to leave enough slack in the chain to
permit turning corners.
Starting and driving
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VEHICLE SECURITY
POWER STEERING SYSTEM
BRAKE SYSTEM
When leaving your vehicle unoccupied:
The brake system has two separate hydraulic cir-
WARNING
cuits. If one circuit malfunctions, you will still have
Always take the key with you - even when leav-
If the engine is not running or is turned off while
braking ability at two wheels.
ing the vehicle in your own garage.
driving, the power assist for the steering will not
Close all windows completely and lock all doors.
BRAKE PRECAUTIONS
work. The steering will be much harder to oper-
Always park your vehicle where it can be seen.
ate.
Vacuum assisted brakes
Park in a well lit area during the night.
The power assisted steering is designed to use a
The brake booster aids braking by using engine
If the security system is equipped, use it - even
hydraulic pump driven by the engine, to assist steer-
vacuum. If the engine stops, you can stop the ve-
for a short period.
ing.
hicle by depressing the footbrake pedal. However,
Never leave children or pets in the vehicle unat-
greater foot pressure on the footbrake pedal will be
If the engine stops or the drive belt breaks, you will
tended.
still have control of the vehicle. However, greater
required to stop the vehicle. The stopping distance
steering effort is needed, especially in sharp turns
will be longer.
Never leave valuables inside the vehicle. Always
take valuables with you.
and at low speeds.
If the engine is not running or is turned off while
driving, the power assisted brakes will not function.
Never leave the vehicle documents in the vehicle.
Braking will be harder.
Never leave articles on a roof rail. Remove them
from the rack and keep and lock them inside the
WARNING
vehicle.
Do not coast with the engine stopped.
Never leave the spare key in the vehicle.
Using brakes
Avoid resting your foot on the footbrake pedal while
driving. This will overheat the brakes, wear out the
brake linings/pads faster, and increase fuel con-
sumption.
To help reduce brake wear and to prevent the
brakes from overheating, reduce speed and down-
shift to a lower gear before going down a slope or
long grade. Overheated brakes may reduce braking
performance and could result in loss of vehicle con-
trol.
While driving on a slippery surface, be careful when
braking, accelerating or downshifting. Abrupt brak-
ing or acceleration could cause the wheels to skid
and result in an accident.
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Starting and driving
Wet brakes
gravel or snow covered roads, or if you are using
tyre chains. Always maintain a safe distance from
WARNING
When the vehicle is washed or driven through wa-
the vehicle in front of you. Ultimately, the driver is
Do not pump the brake pedal. Doing so may re-
ter, the brakes may get wet. As a result, your braking
responsible for safety.
sult in increased stopping distances.
distance will be longer and the vehicle may pull to
one side during braking.
Tyre type and condition may also affect braking
Self-test feature
effectiveness.
To dry the brakes, drive the vehicle at a safe speed
The ABS includes electronic sensors, electric pumps,
while lightly depressing the footbrake pedal to heat
When replacing tyres, install the specified size
hydraulic solenoids and a computer. The computer
up the brakes. Do this until the brakes return to nor-
of tyres on all four wheels.
has a built-in diagnostic feature that tests the sys-
mal. Avoid driving the vehicle at high speeds until
tem each time you start the engine and move the
When installing a spare tyre, make sure that it
the brakes function correctly.
is the proper size and type as specified on the
vehicle at a low speed in forward or reverse. When
tyre placard. (See “Vehicle identification” in the
the self-test occurs, you may hear a “clunk” noise
Parking brake running-in
“9. Technical information” section.)
and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. This is
Break in the parking brake shoes whenever the
normal and does not indicate a malfunction. If the
For detailed information, see
“Tyres and
stopping effect of the parking brake is weakened or
computer senses a malfunction, it switches the ABS
wheels” in the “9. Technical information” sec-
whenever the parking brake shoes and/or drums/
off and illuminates the ABS warning light on the in-
tion.
rotors are replaced, in order to assure the best brak-
strument panel. The brake system then operates
ing performance.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) controls the
normally, but without anti-lock assistance. If the ABS
brakes so the wheels do not lock during hard brak-
This procedure is described in the vehicle service
warning light illuminates during the self-test or
ing or when braking on slippery surfaces. The sys-
manual and can be performed by an approved
while driving, have the vehicle checked by an ap-
tem detects the rotation speed at each wheel and
dealer or qualified workshop.
proved dealer or qualified workshop.
varies the brake fluid pressure to prevent each
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
wheel from locking and sliding. By preventing each
Normal operation
wheel from locking, the system helps the driver
The ABS operates at speeds above 5 to 10 km/h (3
WARNING
maintain steering control and helps to minimise
to 6 MPH). The speed varies according to road con-
swerving and spinning on slippery surfaces.
ditions.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a sophisti-
cated device, but it cannot prevent accidents re-
Using system
When the ABS senses that one or more wheels are
sulting from careless or dangerous driving tech-
close to locking up, the actuator rapidly applies and
Depress the brake pedal and hold it down. Depress
niques. It can help maintain vehicle control during
releases hydraulic pressure. This action is similar to
the brake pedal with firm steady pressure, but do
braking on slippery surfaces. Remember that
pumping the brakes very quickly. You may feel a pul-
not pump the brakes. The ABS will operate to pre-
stopping distances on slippery surfaces will be
sation in the brake pedal and hear a noise from un-
vent the wheels from locking up. Steer the vehicle
longer than on normal surfaces even with ABS.
der the bonnet or feel a vibration from the actuator
to avoid obstacles.
Stopping distances may also be longer on rough,
when it is operating. This is normal and indicates
that the ABS is operating properly. However, the pul-
sation may indicate that road conditions are haz-
ardous and extra care is required while driving.
Starting and driving
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COLD WEATHER DRIVING
When the differential lock (where fitted) is engaged,
BATTERY
the ABS warning light illuminates. This indicates
WARNING
If the battery is not fully charged during extremely
that the anti-lock function is not fully operating. (See
Whatever the condition, drive with caution. Ac-
cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may
“Rear differential locking system (where fitted)” ear-
celerate and decelerate with great care. If ac-
freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maxi-
lier in this section for the rear differential lock func-
celerating or decelerating too fast, the drive
mum efficiency, the battery should be checked
tion.)
wheels will lose even more traction.
regularly. For details, see “Battery” in the “8. Mainte-
Allow more stopping distance in cold weather
nance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
driving. Braking should be started sooner than
on dry pavement.
ENGINE COOLANT
Keep at a greater distance from the vehicle in
If the vehicle is to be left outside without anti-freeze,
front of you on slippery roads.
drain the cooling system, including the engine block.
Refill before operating the vehicle. For details, see
Wet ice (0°C, 32°F and freezing rain), very cold
“Engine cooling system” in the “8. Maintenance and
snow and ice can be slick and very difficult to
do-it-yourself” section of this manual.
drive on. The vehicle will have a lot less trac-
tion or grip under these conditions. Try to
TYRE EQUIPMENT
avoid driving on wet ice until the road is salted
1. If you have snow tyres installed on the front/rear
or sanded.
wheels of your vehicle, they should be of the same
Watch for slippery spots (glaring ice). These
size, loading range, construction and type (bias,
may appear on an otherwise clear road in
bias-belted or radial) as the rear/front tyres.
shaded areas. If a patch of ice is seen ahead,
2. If the vehicle is to be operated in severe winter
brake before reaching it. Try not to brake while
conditions, snow tyres should be installed on all
actually on the ice, and avoid any sudden
four wheels.
steering manoeuvres.
3. For additional traction on icy roads, studded ty-
Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.
res may be used. However, some countries, prov-
Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gas under
inces and states prohibit their use. Check local,
your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust
state and provincial laws before installing stud-
pipe and from around your vehicle.
ded tyres.
Skid and traction capabilities of studded snow
tyres, on wet or dry surfaces, may be poorer
than that of non-studded snow tyres.
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Starting and driving
4. Snow chains may be used if desired. Make sure
CORROSION PROTECTION
they are the proper size for the tyres on your ve-
Chemicals used for road surface deicing are ex-
hicle and are installed according to the chain
tremely corrosive and will accelerate corrosion and
manufacturer’s instructions. Use chain tension-
the deterioration of underbody components such
ers when recommended by the tyre chain manu-
as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake
facturer to ensure a tight fit. Loose end links of
cables, floor pan and wings.
the tyre chains must be secured or removed to
prevent the possibility of whipping action dam-
In the winter, the underbody must be cleaned pe-
age to the wings or underbody. In addition, drive
riodically. For additional information, see “Clean-
at a reduced speed, otherwise, your vehicle may
ing exterior” in the “7. Appearance and care” sec-
be damaged and/or vehicle handling and per-
tion of this manual.
formance may be adversely affected.
For additional protection against rust and corro-
sion, which may be required in some areas, consult
SPECIAL WINTER EQUIPMENT
an approved dealer or qualified workshop.
It is recommended that the following items be car-
ried in the vehicle during the winter:
A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove ice
and snow from the windows.
A sturdy, flat board to be placed under the jack
to give it firm support.
A shovel to dig the vehicle out of snowdrifts.
PARKING BRAKE
When parking in the area where the outside tem-
perature is below 0°C (32°F), do not apply the park-
ing brake to prevent it from freezing. For safe park-
ing:
Place the shift lever in the P (Park) position (Au-
tomatic transmission model).
Place the shift lever in the 1 (1st) or R (Reverse)
gear (Manual transmission model).
Securely block the wheels.
Starting and driving
5-45
6 In case of emergency
Hazard warning flasher switch
6-2
Jump starting
6-11
Flat tyre
6-2
Push starting
6-13
Stopping vehicle
6-2
If your vehicle overheats
6-13
Changing flat tyre (for models with spare tyre)
6-2
Towing your vehicle
6-14
Repairing flat tyre (for models with emergency
Towing precautions
6-14
tyre puncture repair kit)
6-7
Towing recommended by RENAULT
6-14
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
FLAT TYRE
SWITCH
If you have a flat tyre, follow the instructions in this
8. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle and
section.
stand in a safe place, away from other traffic and
clear of the vehicle.
STOPPING VEHICLE
CHANGING FLAT TYRE (for models
WARNING
with spare tyre)
Be sure to apply the parking brake firmly.
Preparing tools
Be sure to move the shift lever to the P (Park)
For King Cab model:
position (automatic transmission model).
Models not equipped with jump seat:
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Be sure to move the shift lever to the R (Re-
verse) position (manual transmission model).
Never change tyres when the vehicle is on a
The hazard warning flasher switch operates regard-
slope, ice or slippery area. This is hazardous.
less of the ignition switch position except when the
battery is discharged.
Never change tyres when the oncoming traffic
is close to your vehicle. Call for professional
The hazard warning flasher is used to warn other
road assistance.
drivers when you have to stop or park under emer-
gency conditions.
1.
Safely move the vehicle off the road and away
from traffic.
When the hazard warning flasher switch is pushed,
all turn signal lights will flash. To turn off the hazard
2.
Turn on the hazard warning flasher lights.
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warning flasher, push the hazard warning flasher
3.
Park on a level surface.
switch again.
4.
Apply the parking brake.
The tool storage compartment is located in the tier
behind the front seat.
5.
Automatic transmission model:
Open the lid of the tool storage compartment and
Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position.
remove the jack and necessary tools.
Manual transmission model:
Models equipped with jump seat:
Move the shift lever to the R (Reverse) position.
6.
Turn off the engine.
7.
Open the bonnet:
To warn other traffic.
To signal professional road assistance person-
nel that you need assistance.
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In case of emergency
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The jack and tools are stored under the jump seat.
1. Fold the rear seat up and remove tool storage
compartment lids.
For Double Cab model
2. Remove the jack and necessary tools.
The tool storage compartment is located under the
rear seats.
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In case of emergency
6-3
Removing the spare tyre
Blocking wheels
Find the oval shaped opening under the middle of
the tailgate (where fitted) or under the number
plate. Pass the T-shaped end of the jack rod through
the opening and direct it towards the spare tyre
winch, located directly above the spare tyre.
Seat the T-shaped end of the jack rod into the T-
shaped opening of the spare tyre winch, and turn
the jack rod anticlockwise to lower the spare tyre.
Once the spare tyre is completely lowered, reach
under the vehicle, remove the retainer chain, and
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carefully slide the tyre from under the rear of the
vehicle.
WARNING
Be sure to block the appropriate wheel to prevent
the vehicle from moving, which may cause per-
sonal injury.
Place suitable blocks at both the front and back
of the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tyre
A to
prevent the vehicle from moving when it is jacked
up.
Removing tyre
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WARNING
CAUTION
Be sure to read and follow the instructions in
this section.
When storing the wheel, be sure to mount the
wheel horizontally. Securing a wheel that is in a
DO NOT GET UNDER A VEHICLE THAT IS SUP-
tilted position as illustrated may cause looseness
PORTED BY A JACK.
and dropping of the wheel while driving. Lower
Never use a jack which was not provided with
the wheel on to the ground again, and make sure
your vehicle.
that the hanging plate is properly set. Hang the
wheel again and make sure that the wheel is held
horizontally, then store the wheel.
6-4
In case of emergency
The jack, which is provided with your vehicle,
Jacking up vehicle:
is designed only to lift your vehicle during a
tyre change.
Never jack up the vehicle at a location other
than the jack-up point that is specified.
Never lift the vehicle more than necessary.
Never use blocks on or under the jack.
Never start or run the engine while the vehicle
is on the jack. The vehicle may move suddenly,
and this may cause an accident.
Never allow passengers to remain in the ve-
hicle while the tyre is off the ground.
Be sure to read the caution label attached to
the jack body before using.
Removing the wheel cap (where fitted):
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For leaf suspension models
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Remove the centre wheel cap as illustrated.
In case of emergency
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3. Install the assembled jack rod into the jack as
shown.
4. Carefully raise the vehicle until the clearance be-
tween the tyre and ground is achieved.
5. To lift the vehicle, securely hold the jack lever and
rod with both hands and turn the jack lever.
Removing tyre:
1. Remove the wheel nuts.
2. Remove the damaged tyre.
CAUTION
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The tyre is heavy. Be sure that your feet are clear
For coil suspension models
from the tyre and use gloves as necessary to
For front wheel
Do not remove the wheel nuts until the tyre is
avoid injury.
off the ground.
For rear wheel
1. Place the jack directly under the jack-up points
➀➁ as illustrated.
The jack should be placed on firm level ground.
2. Loosen each wheel nut, anticlockwise, one or two
turns with the wheel nut wrench.
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