Renault Alaskan (2018 year). Manual in english - page 12

 

  Index      Manuals     Renault Alaskan (2018 year). Manual in english

 

Search            copyright infringement  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content      ..     10      11      12      13     ..

 

 

 

Renault Alaskan (2018 year). Manual in english - page 12

 

 

Installing spare tyre
4. Lower the vehicle slowly until the tyre touches
REPAIRING FLAT TYRE (for models
the ground.
with emergency tyre puncture
5. Tighten the wheel nuts securely, with the wheel
repair kit)
nut wrench, in the sequence illustrated.
The emergency tyre puncture repair kit is supplied
6. Lower the vehicle completely.
with the vehicle instead of a spare tyre. This repair
Tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque
kit must be used for temporarily fixing a minor tyre
with a torque wrench as soon as possible.
puncture. After using the repair kit, see an approved
Wheel nut tightening torque:
dealer or qualified workshop as soon as possible for
133 N·m (13.6 kg-m, 98 ft-lb)
tyre inspection and repair or replacement.
The wheel nuts must be kept tightened to speci-
CAUTION
JVE0208XZ
fication at all times. It is recommended that the
RENAULT recommends using only Genuine
wheel nuts be tightened to specification at each
RENAULT Emergency Tyre Sealant provided
lubrication interval.
with your vehicle. Other tyre sealants may
WARNING
damage the valve stem seal which can cause
Never use wheel nuts which are not provided
WARNING
the tyre to lose air pressure.
with your vehicle. Incorrect wheel nuts or im-
Retighten the wheel nuts when the vehicle has
Do not use the emergency tyre puncture re-
properly tightened wheel nuts may cause the
been driven for 1,000 km (600 miles) (also in case
pair kit provided with your vehicle on other ve-
wheel to become loose or come off. This could
of a flat tyre, etc.).
hicles.
cause an accident.
Stowing damaged tyre and tools
Do not use the emergency tyre puncture re-
Never use oil or grease on the wheel studs or
pair kit for a purpose other than to inflate and
nuts. This may cause the wheel nuts to be-
check the tyre pressure for the vehicle.
come loose.
WARNING
Use the emergency tyre puncture repair kit
1. Clean any mud or dirt from the surface between
Be sure that the tyre, jack and tools are properly
only on DC12V.
the wheel and hub.
stored after use. Such items can become danger-
ous projectiles in an accident or sudden stop.
Keep water and dust off the emergency tyre
2. Carefully put the spare tyre on and tighten the
puncture repair kit.
wheel nuts with your fingers. Check that all the
Securely store the damaged tyre, jack and tools in
wheel nuts contact the wheel surface horizon-
the storage area in the reverse order of removal.
Do not disassemble or modify the emergency
tally.
(See “Preparing tools” earlier in this section.)
tyre puncture repair kit.
3. Tighten the wheel nuts alternately and evenly in
Do not galvanise the emergency tyre puncture
repair kit.
the sequence illustrated ( -), more than 2
times with the wheel nut wrench, until they are
tight.
In case of emergency
6-7
Do not use the emergency tyre puncture re-
Getting emergency tyre puncture
Swallowing the compound is dangerous. Im-
pair kit under the following conditions. Con-
repair kit
mediately drink as much water as possible
tact an approved dealer or qualified workshop
and seek prompt medical assistance.
Take the emergency tyre puncture repair kit from
or professional road assistance.
its storage position under the left rear seat. The re-
Rinse well with lots of water if the compound
-
when the sealant has passed its expiration
pair kit consists of the following items:
comes into contact with skin or eyes. If irrita-
date (shown on the label attached to the
tion persists, seek prompt medical attention.
Tyre sealant bottle
bottle)
Keep the repair compound out of the reach of
Air compressor
-
when the cut or the puncture is approxi-
children.
mately 6 mm (0.25 in) or longer
Speed restriction sticker
The emergency repair compound may cause
-
when the side of the tyre is damaged
NOTE
a malfunction of the tyre pressure sensors
(where fitted) and cause the low tyre pressure
when the vehicle has been driven with a
For models with the emergency tyre puncture re-
warning light (where fitted) to illuminate. Have
considerable loss of air from the tyre
pair kit, a spare tyre, jack and rod are not equipped
the tyre pressure sensor replaced as soon as
-
when the tyre is completely displaced in-
as standard. These parts are dealer options. Con-
possible.
side or outside the rim
tact an approved dealer or qualified workshop
about obtaining these parts. See “Changing flat
-
when the tyre rim is damaged
tyre (for models with spare tyre) ” earlier in this
-
when two or more tyres are flat
section for usage of jacking tools and tyre re-
placement.
Before using emergency tyre puncture
repair kit
If any foreign object (for example, a screw or nail)
is embedded in the tyre, do not remove it.
Check the expiration date of the sealant (shown
SCE0867Z
on the label attached to the bottle). Never use a
sealant whose expiration date has passed.
1.
Remove the speed restriction sticker from the
NCE483
Repairing tyre
compressor*, then place it in a location where the
driver can see it while driving.
WARNING
*: The compressor shape may differ depending
Observe the following precautions when using
on the model.
the emergency tyre puncture repair kit.
6-8
In case of emergency
CAUTION
3. Remove the cap of the tyre sealant bottle.
Do not put the speed restriction label on the
NOTE
steering wheel pad, the speedometer or the
Leave the bottle seal intact. Screwing the
warning light locations.
bottle onto the bottle holder will pierce the
seal of the bottle.
4. Screw the bottle clockwise onto the bottle holder
of the air compressor.
5. Remove the cap of the tyre valve on the flat tyre.
NCE479
NOTE
Use the power socket located on the lower
part of the cockpit.
7.
Check the specified tyre pressure on the tyre plac-
ard that is affixed to the driver’s side centre pillar.
8.
Place the ignition switch in the ACC position.
SCE0870Z
Then turn the compressor switch to the ON (−)
position and inflate the tyre up to the pressure
that is specified on the tyre placard affixed to the
6.
Remove the protective cap of the hose and screw
driver’s side centre pillar if possible, or to the
the air tube
A of the compressor securely onto
minimum of 180 kPa (1.8 bar, 26 psi), for tyre
the tyre valve. Make sure that the air compressor
205R16 250 kPa (2.5 bar, 36 psi). Turn the air com-
switch is in the “OFF” (0) position and the pres-
pressor off briefly in order to check the tyre pres-
sure release valve
B is securely closed, then in-
sure with the pressure gauge.
sert its power plug into the power outlet in the
vehicle.
If the tyre is inflated to higher than the specified
SCE0868
pressure, adjust the tyre pressure by releasing air
with the pressure release valve. The cold tyre
2.
Take the hose and the power plug out of
pressures are shown on the tyre placard affixed
the air compressor. Remove the cap of the bottle
to the driver’s side centre pillar.
holder from the air compressor.
In case of emergency
6-9
When the tyre pressure is the specified pressure:
WARNING
WARNING
The temporary repair is completed.
To avoid serious personal injury while using
To avoid serious personal injury when stowing
See an approved dealer or qualified workshop for
the emergency tyre puncture repair kit.
the emergency tyre puncture repair kit, keep the
the repair/replacement as soon as possible.
sealant bottle screwed into the compressor. Fail-
Securely tighten the compressor hose to
ure to do so can cause the sealant to spray into
After repairing tyre
the tyre valve. Failure to do so can cause
the air and get into your eyes or on the skin.
the sealant to spray into the air and get into
See an approved dealer or qualified workshop for
your eyes or on your skin.
10. Immediately drive the vehicle for 10 minutes or
tyre repair or replacement and for a new tyre seal-
3-10 km (2-6 miles) (if the road situation allows)
ant bottle and hose, as soon as possible.
Do not stand directly beside the damaged
at a speed of 80 km/h (50 MPH) or less.
tyre while it is being inflated because of the
CAUTION
risk of rupture. If there are any cracks or
11. After driving 10 km (6 miles), or 10 minutes, screw
Before driving, ensure tyre is adjusted to rec-
bumps, turn the compressor off immedi-
the air tube of the air compressor securely onto
ommended inflation pressure as indicated on
ately.
the tyre valve. Check the tyre pressure with the
vehicle placard. Monitor tyre pressure until
pressure gauge.
CAUTION
sealed tyre is replaced.
The temporary repair is completed if the tyre
Do not operate the compressor for more
Do not drive the vehicle at speeds faster than
pressure does not drop.
than 10 minutes. If the tyre pressure does
50 MPH (80 km/h), and the damaged tyre must
not increase to the specified pressure
Make sure the pressure is adjusted to the pres-
be replaced as quickly as possible (within a
within 10 minutes, the tyre may be seri-
sure that is specified on the tyre placard before
maximum driving distance of 200 km (120
ously damaged and the tyre cannot be re-
driving.
miles)). You must not continue to drive if heavy
paired with this tyre repair kit. Contact an
vibrations, unsteady steering behaviour or
If the tyre pressure drops under 130 kPa (19 psi):
approved dealer or qualified workshop.
noises should occur while driving.
The tyre cannot be repaired with this tyre punc-
9.
When the tyre pressure is at the specified value,
ture repair kit. Contact an approved dealer or quali-
Immediately after using Emergency Tyre Seal-
close the pressure release valve and turn the air
fied workshop.
ant to repair a minor tyre puncture, take your
compressor off. If the pressure cannot be inflated
vehicle to an approved dealer or qualified
to the specified value, the air compressor can be
If the tyre pressure is 130 kPa (19 psi) or more
workshop to inspect, and repair or replace the
but less than the specified pressure:
turned off at the minimum of 180 kPa (1,8 bar, 26
tyre. The Emergency Tyre Sealant cannot per-
psi) for tyre 205R16 250 kPa (2,5 bar, 36 psi). Re-
Turn the compressor switch to the ON (−) position
manently seal a punctured tyre. Continuing
move the power plug from the power outlet and
and inflate the tyre up to the specified pressure.
operation of the vehicle without a permanent
quickly remove the hose from the tyre valve. At-
Then repeat the step from 8.
tyre repair can lead to a crash.
tach the protective cap and valve cap. Properly
If the pressure drops again, the tyre cannot be re-
RENAULT recommends using only RENAULT
stow the emergency tyre puncture repair kit in
paired with this tyre puncture repair kit. Contact
Genuine Emergency Tyre Sealant provided
the storage location.
an approved dealer or qualified workshop.
with your vehicle. Other tyre sealants may
damage the valve stem seal which can cause
the tyre to lose air pressure.
6-10
In case of emergency
JUMP STARTING
WARNING
Incorrect jump starting can lead to a battery
explosion. The battery explosion may result in
severe injury or death. It may also result in
damage to the vehicle. Be sure to follow the
instructions in this section.
Explosive hydrogen gas is always present in
the vicinity of the battery. Keep all sparks and
flames away from the battery.
Always wear suitable eye protection and re-
move rings, bracelets, and any other jewellery
whenever working on or near a battery.
Never lean over the battery while jump start-
ing.
Never allow battery fluid to come into contact
with eyes, skin, clothes or the vehicle’s painted
surfaces. Battery fluid is a corrosive sulphuric
acid which can cause severe burns. If the fluid
comes into contact with anything, immedi-
ately flush the contacted area with plenty of
water.
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
The booster battery must be rated at 12 volts.
Use of an incorrectly rated battery will dam-
age your vehicle.
Never attempt to jump start a frozen battery.
It could explode and cause serious injury.
In case of emergency
6-11
2.
Apply the parking brake.
3.
Automatic transmission (AT) model:
Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position.
Manual transmission (MT) model:
Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position.
4.
Switch off all unnecessary electrical systems
(headlights, heater, air conditioner, etc.).
5.
Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
6.
Remove the vent caps, where fitted, on the bat-
tery.
7.
Cover the battery with a firmly wrung out moist
cloth to reduce the hazard of an explosion.
8.
Connect the jumper cables in the sequence as
illustrated (,,,).
CAUTION
Always connect positive
+ to positive
j+ and negative
- to body ground, NOT to
the battery’s negative
-.
Be sure that the jumper cables do not touch
moving parts in the engine compartment.
NCE477
Be sure that the jumper cable’s clamps do
M9T 2.3DCI engine models
not contact any other metal.
9.
Start the engine of the booster vehicle
A and let
1.
If the booster battery is in another vehicle
A , po-
If the
battery of vehicle
B equipped with
it run for a few minutes.
sition the two vehicles
A and
B to bring the bat-
the Remote Control
Key system is
teries into close proximity to each other.
discharged, the steering wheel will lock
10. Depress the accelerator pedal of the booster ve-
and cannot be turned with the ignition
hicle
A to race the engine at about 2,000 rpm.
CAUTION
switch in the OFF position. Supply power
Do not allow the two vehicles to touch.
using jumper cables before pushing the ig-
nition switch to any position other than the
OFF position and disengaging the steering
lock.
6-12
In case of emergency
PUSH STARTING
IF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEATS
11. Start the engine of the jumped vehicle
B in the
Do not attempt to start the engine by pushing the
normal manner.
vehicle.
WARNING
CAUTION
CAUTION
Never continue driving if your vehicle over-
heats. Doing so could cause engine damage
Never keep the starter motor engaged for
Automatic Transmission (AT) model cannot be
and/or a vehicle fire.
more than 10 seconds. If the engine does not
started by pushing. Attempting to do so may
start right away, place the ignition switch in
cause damage to the transmission.
Never open the bonnet if steam is coming out.
the “LOCK” position and wait at least 10 sec-
Never remove the radiator or coolant reservoir
Three-way catalyst equipped model should
onds before trying again.
cap while the engine is hot. If the radiator or
not be started by pushing. Attempting to do
12.
After the engine is started, carefully disconnect
so may cause damage to the three-way cata-
coolant reservoir cap is removed when the en-
the jumper cables in the opposite sequence
lyst.
gine is hot, pressurised hot water will spurt out
and possibly cause burning, scalding or seri-
from that illustrated (,,,).
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst equipped model
ous injury.
13.
Remove and dispose of the cloth properly as it
should not be started by pushing. Attempting
may be contaminated with corrosive acid.
to do so may cause damage to the catalyst.
If steam or coolant is coming from the engine,
stand clear of the vehicle to prevent getting
14.
Replace the vent caps, if removed.
Never try to start the engine by towing. When
scalded.
the engine starts, the forward surge could
cause the vehicle to collide with the towing ve-
The engine cooling fan can start at any time
hicle.
when the coolant temperature exceeds preset
degrees.
Be careful not to allow your hands, hair, jewel-
lery or clothing to come into contact with, or
to get caught in the cooling fan or drive belts.
If your vehicle is overheating, or if you feel a lack of
engine power, detect unusual noise, etc., take the
following steps:
1. Safely move the vehicle off the road away from
traffic.
2. Turn on the hazard indicator flashers.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Automatic transmission model:
Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position.
In case of emergency
6-13
TOWING YOUR VEHICLE
Manual transmission model:
When towing your vehicle, local regulations for tow-
TOWING RECOMMENDED BY
ing must be followed. Incorrect towing equipment
Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position.
RENAULT
could damage your vehicle. To assure proper tow-
DO NOT STOP THE ENGINE.
ing and to prevent accidental damage to your ve-
Towing Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) models
5. Open all the windows.
hicle, RENAULT recommends that you have profes-
sional road assistance personnel tow your vehicle.
6. Turn off the air conditioner. Move the tempera-
It is advisable to have the professional road assis-
ture control to maximum hot and the fan control
tant carefully read the following precautions.
to high speed.
7. Get out from the vehicle.
TOWING PRECAUTIONS
8. Visually inspect and listen for steam or coolant
Be sure that the transmission, steering system
escaping from the radiator before opening the
and powertrain are in working condition before
bonnet. Wait until no steam or coolant can be
towing. If any units are damaged, the vehicle
seen before proceeding.
must be towed using a dolly or flatbed tow truck.
(Two- Wheel Drive (2WD) model)
9. Open the engine bonnet.
RENAULT recommends that your vehicle be
10. Visually inspect if the cooling fan is running.
towed with the driving wheels off the ground.
11. Visually inspect the radiator and radiator hoses
(Two- Wheel Drive (2WD) model)
for leakage. If the cooling fan is not running or
To tow a vehicle with automatic transmission,
the coolant is leaking, stop the engine.
and appropriate vehicle dolly MUST be placed
12. After the engine cools down, check the coolant
under the towed vehicles drive wheels. Always
level in the reservoir with the engine running. Do
follow the dolly manufacturer's recommenda-
not open the radiator or coolant reservoir cap.
tions when using their product.
13. Add coolant to the reservoir if necessary.
Always attach safety chains before towing.
Have your vehicle inspected/repaired at an
Never tow Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) model with
approved dealer or qualified workshop.
any of the wheels on the ground as this may
cause serious and expensive damage to the driv-
etrain.
NCE482
Front wheels on the ground:
1. Place the ignition switch in the ON position and
turn all accessories off.
6-14
In case of emergency
2. Secure the steering wheel in a straight ahead po-
All four wheels on the ground:
Towing Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) models
sition with rope or similar device.
RENAULT recommends that the vehicle be placed
3. Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position.
on a flatbed tow truck as illustrated.
4. Release the parking brake.
CAUTION
5. Attach safety chains before towing.
Never tow Automatic Transmission (AT) model
with all four wheels on the ground. Doing so will
Rear wheels on the ground:
cause serious and expensive damage to the driv-
RENAULT recommends that towing dollies be used
etrain.
under the rear wheels when towing your vehicle or
Manual Transmission (MT) model:
the vehicle be placed on a flatbed tow truck as illus-
trated.
If you have to tow a vehicle with all four wheels on
the ground, perform the following procedures.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Never tow Automatic Transmission (AT) model
with the rear wheels on the ground. Doing so will
Never tow a Manual Transmission (MT) model
cause serious and expensive damage to the
backwards with all four wheels on the ground.
transmission.
Observe the following restricted towing
Manual Transmission (MT) model:
speeds and distances.
If you have to tow a vehicle with rear wheels on the
- Speed: Below 50 km/h (30 MPH)
ground, perform the following procedures.
- Distance: Less than 65 km (40 miles)
CAUTION
1. Place the ignition switch in the ON position and
Observe the following restricted towing speeds
turn all accessories off.
and distances.
2. Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position.
Speed: Below 50 km/h (30 MPH)
3. Release the parking brake.
ACE0705
Distance: Less than 65 km (40 miles)
1. Place the ignition switch in the ON position and
turn all accessories off.
2. Move the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position.
3. Release the parking brake.
4. Attach safety chains whenever towing.
In case of emergency
6-15
Freeing trapped vehicle
CAUTION
In order to not break the towing line, tension it
slowly.
NCE476
WARNING
Never allow anyone to stand near the towing
line during the pulling operation.
Never spin the tyres at high speed. This could
cause them to explode and result in serious
injury. Parts of the vehicle could also overheat
and be damaged.
In the event that your vehicle’s tyres become
trapped in sand, snow, or mud, and the vehicle is
unable to free itself without being pulled, use the
JVE0209XZ
towing eye.
Use the towing eye only. Do not attach the pull-
RENAULT recommends that your vehicle be towed
ing device to any other part of the vehicle body.
with all wheels off the ground as illustrated or place
Otherwise, the vehicle body may be damaged.
the vehicle on a flatbed truck.
Use the towing eye to free a vehicle only. Never
CAUTION
tow a vehicle using only the towing eye.
Never tow 4WD models with any of the wheels on
The towing eye is under tremendous stress
the ground. Doing so will cause serious and ex-
when used to free a trapped vehicle. Always pull
pensive damage to the drivetrain.
the pulling device straight out from the vehicle.
Never pull on the towing eye at an angle.
6-16
In case of emergency
7 Appearance and care
Cleaning exterior
7-2
Air fresheners
7-4
Washing
7-2
Floor mats
7-4
Removing spots
7-2
Glass
7-4
Waxing
7-3
Seat belts
7-5
Glass
7-3
Corrosion protection
7-5
Underbody
7-3
Most common factors contributing to vehicle
Wheels
7-3
corrosion
7-5
Aluminium alloy wheels
7-3
Environmental factors influence the rate of
Side step boards
7-3
corrosion
7-5
Chrome parts
7-3
To protect your vehicle from corrosion
7-5
Cleaning interior
7-4
CLEANING EXTERIOR
In order to maintain the appearance of your vehicle,
Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight
STICKERS, BADGES, STRIPES OR
it is important to take proper care of it.
or while the vehicle body is hot, as the paint
GRAPHICS (where fitted)
surface may become water-spotted.
Whenever possible, park your vehicle inside a ga-
To maintain the premium anodized finish of person-
rage or in a covered area to minimise the chances
Avoid using tight-napped or rough cloths,
alised stickers, stripes and graphics on your vehicle,
of damaging the paint surface of your vehicle.
such as washing mitts. Care must be taken
please observe the following care points:
when removing caked-on dirt or other for-
When it is necessary to park outside, park in a shady
eign substances so the paint surface is not
Only hand wash the surface, using PH neutral
area or protect the vehicle with a body cover. Be
detergents.
scratched or damaged.
careful not to scratch the paint surface when put-
ting on or removing the body cover.
Do not use an automated car wash.
Lock all doors before going through auto-
matic car wash. Locking doors helps pre-
Do not use chemical agents (abrasive products,
WASHING
vent fuel filler lid from opening and becom-
polishes, petrol, wax, protective products, corro-
In the following instances, wash your vehicle as
ing damaged.
sive solvents, etc).
soon as possible to protect the paint surface:
3. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of clean
Wash your vehicle as soon as you can if any in-
After a rainfall, which may cause the paint sur-
water.
sects, bird droppings, soot or metallic particles
face damage from acid rain.
appear on the paint surface.
4. Use a dampened chamois to dry the paint sur-
After driving on coastal roads, which may cause
face and avoid leaving water spots.
The anodized finish may deteriorate if its
rusting from the sea breeze.
touched by bare hands or marked by road oil
When washing the vehicle, take care of the follow-
(tar, etc.). Wash any dirt off the vehicle with a wet
When contaminants such as soot, bird
ing:
microfibre cloth and plenty of clean water.
droppings, tree sap, metal particles or bugs get
Inside flanges, joints and folds on the doors,
on the paint surface.
Avoid parking your vehicle under trees and re-
hatches and bonnet are particularly vulnerable
move any tree sap as soon as possible.
When dust or mud builds up on the paint sur-
to the effects of road salt. Therefore, these areas
face.
must be cleaned regularly.
Gently wash stickers using a clean sponge. Do
not use a pressure washer.
1. Wash the vehicle surface with a wet sponge and
Be sure that the drain holes in the lower edge of
plenty of water.
the doors are not clogged.
REMOVING SPOTS
2. Clean the vehicle surface gently and thoroughly
Spray water on the underbody and in the wheel
Remove tar and oil spots, industrial dust, insects,
using a mild soap, a special vehicle soap or a gen-
wells to loosen the dirt and/or wash away road
and tree sap as quickly as possible from the paint
eral purpose dishwashing liquid mixed with
salt.
surface to avoid lasting damage or staining. Special
clean, lukewarm (never hot) water.
cleaning products are available at an approved
CAUTION
dealer or any automotive accessory store.
Do not wash the vehicle with strong house-
hold soap, strong chemical detergents,
petrol or solvents.
7-2
Appearance and care
WAXING
Before the winter and again in the spring, the under-
Rinse the wheel to completely remove the
seal must be checked and, if necessary, re-treated.
cleaner within 15 minutes after the cleaner is
Regular waxing protects the paint surface and helps
applied.
maintain a new vehicle appearance.
WHEELS
After waxing, polishing is recommended to remove
SIDE STEP BOARDS
Wash the wheels when washing the vehicle to
built-up residue and to avoid a weathered appear-
maintain their appearance.
CAUTION
ance.
Clean the inner side of the wheels when the
When cleaning the side step boards, follow the
An approved dealer can assist you in choosing the
wheel is changed or the underside of the vehicle
instruction below:
appropriate waxing products.
is washed.
Do not use a cleaner that uses strong acid or
CAUTION
alkali contents to clean the side step boards.
Do not use abrasive cleaners when washing the
wheels.
Using strong acid or alkali contents may dam-
Wash your vehicle thoroughly and completely
before applying wax to the paint surface.
age the side step board surface.
Inspect wheel rims regularly for dents or corro-
sion. This may cause loss of pressure or damage
Rinse the side step boards to completely re-
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions
supplied with the wax.
the tyre bead.
move the cleaner within 15 minutes after the
cleaner is applied.
Do not use a wax containing any abrasives,
RENAULT recommends that the road wheels be
cutting compounds or cleaners that may
waxed to protect against road salt in areas
CHROME PARTS
damage the vehicle finish.
where it is used during winter.
Clean all chrome parts regularly with a non abrasive
Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a
ALUMINIUM ALLOY WHEELS
chrome polish to maintain the finish.
base coat/clear coat paint finish may dull the finish
Wash the wheels regularly with a sponge dampened
or leave swirl marks.
in a mild soap solution, especially during winter in
GLASS
areas where road salt is used. The salt residue from
road salt could discolour the wheels if it is not
Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film
washed off regularly.
from the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass to be-
come coated with a film after the vehicle is parked
CAUTION
in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft cloth will
Follow the directions below to avoid staining or
easily remove this film.
discolouring the wheels:
UNDERBODY
Do not use a cleaner that uses strong acid or
alkali contents to clean the wheels.
In areas where road salt is used in the winter, it is
necessary to clean the vehicle’s underbody regu-
Do not apply wheel cleaners to the wheels
larly in order to prevent dirt and salt from building
when they are hot. The wheel temperature
up and causing the acceleration of corrosion on the
should be the same as ambient temperature.
underbody and suspension.
Appearance and care
7-3
CLEANING INTERIOR
Occasionally remove loose dust from the interior
AIR FRESHENERS
Floor mat positioning aid
trim, plastic parts and seats using a vacuum cleaner
Most air fresheners use a solvent that could affect
or soft bristled brush. Wipe the vinyl and leather sur-
the vehicle interior. If you use an air freshener, take
faces with a clean, soft cloth dampened in mild soap
the following precautions:
solution, then wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth.
Regular care and cleaning is required in order to
Hanging-type air fresheners can cause perma-
nent discoloration when they contact vehicle in-
maintain the appearance of the leather.
terior surfaces. Place the air freshener in a loca-
Before using any fabric protector, read the manu-
tion that allows it to hang free and not contact
facturer’s recommendations. Some fabric protec-
an interior surface.
tors contain chemicals that may stain or bleach the
seat material.
Liquid-type air fresheners typically clip on the
vents. These products can cause immediate
JVA0022XZ
Use a soft cloth dampened only with water to clean
damage and discoloration when spilled on inte-
Example
the meter and gauge lens covers.
rior surfaces.
This vehicle includes floor mat brackets to act as a
CAUTION
Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s
floor mat positioning aid.
Never use benzene, thinner or any similar ma-
instructions before using air fresheners.
Position the mat by placing the floor mat bracket
terial.
FLOOR MATS
hook through the floor mat grommet hole while
Small dirt particles can be abrasive and dam-
centring the mat in the foot area.
The use of floor mats (where fitted) can extend the
aging to leather surfaces and should be re-
life of your vehicle carpet and make it easier to clean
Periodically check that the mats are properly posi-
moved promptly. Do not use saddle soap, car
the interior. Regardless of what mats are used, be
tioned.
waxes, polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents,
sure they are fitted for your vehicle and are properly
detergents or ammonia-based cleaners as
GLASS
positioned in the foot well to prevent interference
they damage the natural leather finish.
with pedal operation. Mats should be maintained
Use glass cleaner to remove smoke and dust film
Never use fabric protectors unless recom-
with regular cleaning and replaced if they become
from the glass surfaces. It is normal for glass to be-
mended by the manufacturer.
excessively worn.
come coated with a film after the vehicle is parked
Do not use glass or plastic cleaner on meter or
in the hot sun. Glass cleaner and a soft cloth will
gauge lens covers. It may damage the lens
easily remove this film.
covers.
CAUTION
When cleaning the inside of the windows, do not
use sharp-edged tools, abrasive cleaners or chlo-
rine-based disinfectant cleaners. They could
damage the electrical conductors, such as radio
antenna elements or rear window defogger ele-
ments.
7-4
Appearance and care
CORROSION PROTECTION
SEAT BELTS
MOST COMMON FACTORS
Air pollution
CONTRIBUTING TO VEHICLE
Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the air in
WARNING
CORROSION
coastal areas, or heavy road salt use accelerates the
corrosion process. Road salt also accelerates the
Do not allow wet seat belts to roll up in the
The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt and
disintegration of paint surfaces.
retractor.
debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other
areas.
TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROM
Never use bleach, dye or chemical solvents to
clean the seat belts, since these materials may
CORROSION
Damage to the paint surface and other protec-
severely weaken the seat belt webbing.
tive coatings caused by gravel and stone chips
Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the
The seat belts can be cleaned by wiping them with
or minor traffic accidents.
vehicle clean.
a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
Always check for minor damage to the paint sur-
Allow the belts to dry completely in the shade be-
face and if any exists, repair it as soon as pos-
INFLUENCE THE RATE OF
fore using them. (See “Seat belts” in the “1. Safety —
sible.
CORROSION
seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system”
Keep the drain holes in the lower edge of the
section.)
Moisture
doors open to avoid water accumulation.
The accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the
Check the vehicle underbody for accumulation
inside floor of the vehicle can accelerate corrosion.
of sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water
Wet floor carpet/floor mats will not dry completely
as soon as possible.
inside the vehicle. They should be removed and
CAUTION
completely dried to avoid floor panel corrosion.
Never remove dirt, sand or other debris from
Relative humidity
the passenger compartment by washing it out
Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high rela-
with a hose. Remove dirt with a vacuum
tive humidity.
cleaner.
Temperature
Never allow water or other liquids to come in
contact with electronic components inside the
High temperatures accelerate the rate of corrosion
vehicle as this may damage them.
to those parts which are not well ventilated.
Corrosion will also be accelerated in areas where
the temperatures stay above freezing.
Appearance and care
7-5
Chemicals used for road surface de-icing are ex-
tremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosion and
deterioration of underbody components such as
the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake
cables, floor pan and wings.
In the winter, the underbody must be cleaned pe-
riodically.
For additional protection against rust and corro-
sion, which may be required in some areas, consult
an approved dealer or qualified workshop.
7-6
Appearance and care
8 Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Maintenance requirements
8-2
Window washer fluid
8-11
Scheduled maintenance
8-2
Battery
8-12
General maintenance
8-2
Vehicle battery
8-13
Where to go for service
8-2
Remote controller battery (where fitted)
8-13
General maintenance
8-2
Remote Control Key battery (where fitted)
8-14
Explanation of general maintenance items
8-2
Air cleaner filter
8-15
Maintenance precautions
8-4
Wiper blades
8-16
Engine compartment check locations
8-5
Windscreen wiper blades
8-16
Engine cooling system
8-5
Variable voltage control system (where fitted)
8-17
Checking engine coolant level
8-6
Fuses
8-18
Changing engine coolant
8-6
Engine compartment
8-18
Engine oil
8-6
Passenger compartment
8-19
Checking engine oil level
8-6
Lights
8-21
Changing engine oil and oil filter
8-7
Headlights
8-21
Protect environment
8-7
Exterior lights
8-22
AdBlue® tank (where fitted for diesel engine
Interior lights
8-22
model)
8-7
Light locations
8-23
Refilling the AdBlue® tank
8-7
Tyres and wheels
8-27
Drive belt
8-8
Tyre inflation pressure
8-27
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) (where fitted)
8-8
Types of tyres
8-27
7-speed Automatic Transmission (AT) model
8-8
Tyre chains
8-27
Power steering fluid
8-8
Tyre rotation
8-28
Brakes
8-9
Tyre wear and damage
8-28
Checking parking brake
8-9
Tyre age
8-28
Checking footbrake
8-9
Changing tyres and wheels
8-28
Brake booster
8-9
Wheel balance
8-29
Brake fluid
8-10
Spare tyre
8-29
Clutch fluid (where fitted)
8-11
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Some day-to-day and regular maintenance is es-
WHERE TO GO FOR SERVICE
During normal day-to-day operation of the vehicle,
sential to maintain your vehicle's good mechanical
general maintenance should be performed regu-
If maintenance service is required or your vehicle
condition, as well as its emission and engine perfor-
larly as prescribed in this section. If you detect any
appears to malfunction, have the systems checked
mance.
unusual sounds, vibrations or smells, be sure to
and tuned by an authorised approved dealer or
check for the cause or have an approved dealer or
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that the
qualified workshop.
qualified workshop do it promptly. In addition, you
specified maintenance, as well as general mainte-
should notify an approved dealer or qualified work-
nance, is performed.
shop if you think that repairs are required.
As the vehicle owner, you are the only one who can
When performing any checks or maintenance work,
ensure that your vehicle receives the proper main-
closely observe “Maintenance precautions” later in
tenance care.
this section.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
EXPLANATION OF GENERAL
For your convenience, the required scheduled main-
MAINTENANCE ITEMS
tenance items are described and listed in a sepa-
rate Warranty Information and Maintenance book-
Additional information on the following items
let. You must refer to that booklet to ensure that
with “*” is found later in this section.
necessary maintenance is performed on your ve-
Outside vehicle
hicle at regular intervals.
The maintenance items listed here should be per-
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
formed from time to time, unless otherwise speci-
General maintenance includes those items which
fied.
should be checked during normal day-to-day op-
Doors and bonnet:
eration of the vehicle. They are essential if your ve-
Check that all doors and the bonnet operate
hicle is to continue to operate properly. It is your
smoothly as well as the tailgate. Also make sure that
responsibility to perform these procedures regu-
all latches lock securely. Lubricate if necessary. Make
larly as prescribed.
sure that the secondary latch keeps the bonnet
Performing general maintenance checks requires
from opening when the primary latch is released.
minimal mechanical skill and only a few general au-
When driving in areas using road salt or other cor-
tomotive tools.
rosive materials, check lubrication frequently.
These checks or inspections can be done by your-
self, a qualified technician, or if you prefer, your ap-
proved dealer or qualified workshop.
8-2
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
Lights*:
Wheel alignment and balance:
Parking brake*:
Clean the headlights on a regular basis. Make sure
If the vehicle should pull to either side while driving
Check the parking brake operation regularly. Check
that the headlights, stop lights, tail lights, turn sig-
on a straight and level road, or if you detect uneven
that the lever (where fitted) or the pedal (where fit-
nal lights, and other lights are all operating properly
or abnormal tyre wear, there may be a need for
ted) has the proper travel. Also make sure that the
and installed securely. Also check the aim of the
wheel alignment. If the steering wheel or seat vi-
vehicle is held securely on a fairly steep hill when
headlights.
brates at normal highway speeds, wheel balancing
only the parking brake is applied.
may be needed.
Tyres*:
Seat belts:
Check the pressure with a gauge often and always
Windscreen:
Check that all parts of the seat belt system (for ex-
prior to long distance trips. Adjust the pressure in all
Clean the windscreen on a regular basis. Check the
ample, buckles, anchors, adjusters and retractors)
tyres, including the spare, to the pressure specified.
windscreen at least every six months for cracks or
operate properly and smoothly, and are installed se-
Check carefully for damage, cuts or excessive wear.
other damage. Repair as necessary.
curely. Check the belt webbing for cuts, fraying, wear
or damage.
Tyre rotation*:
Wiper blades*:
In the case of Two-Wheel Drive (2WD), and where
Check for cracks or wear if not functioning correctly.
Steering wheel:
front and rear tyres are the same size: tyres should
Replace as necessary.
Check for changes in the steering condition, such
be rotated every 10,000 km (6,000 miles). Tyres
as excessive play, hard steering or strange noises.
Inside vehicle
marked with directional indicators can only be ro-
Warning lights and chimes:
tated between front and rear. Make sure that the
The maintenance items listed here should be
Make sure that all warning lights and chimes are
directional indicators point in the direction of wheel
checked on a regular basis, such as when perform-
operating properly.
rotation after the tyre rotation is completed.
ing periodic maintenance, cleaning the vehicle, etc.
Windscreen defogger:
In the case of the Four-Wheel Drive and All Wheel
Accelerator pedal:
Drive (4WD/AWD), and where front and rear tyres
Check the pedal for smooth operation and make
Check that the air comes out of the defogger out-
are the same size: tyres should be rotated every
sure that the pedal does not catch or require un-
lets properly and in good quantity when operating
5,000 km (3,000 miles). Tyres marked with direc-
even effort. Keep the floor mats away from the
the heater or air conditioner.
tional indicators can only be rotated between front
pedal.
Windscreen wiper and washer*:
and rear. Make sure that the directional indicators
Brake pedal*:
Check that the wipers and washer operate properly
point in the direction of wheel rotation after the tyre
Check the pedal for smooth operation and make
and that the wipers do not streak.
rotation is completed.
sure that it is the proper distance from the floor mat
In the case that front tyres are different size from
Under bonnet and vehicle
when depressed fully. Check the brake booster
rear tyres: tyres cannot be rotated.
The maintenance items listed here should be
function. Be sure to keep the floor mats away from
The timing for tyre rotation may vary according to
the pedal.
checked periodically (for example, each time you
your driving habits and the road surface conditions.
check the engine oil or refuel).
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
8-3
Battery (except for maintenance free batteries)*:
Power steering fluid level and lines*:
It is advisable to secure or remove any loose
Check the fluid level in each cell. It should be be-
Check the level when the fluid is cold, with the en-
clothing and any jewellery, such as rings,
tween the <UPPER> and <LOWER> lines. Vehicles
gine off. Check the lines for proper attachment,
watches, etc. before working on your vehicle.
operated in high temperatures or under severe con-
leaks, cracks, etc.
If you must run the engine in an enclosed
ditions require frequent checks of the battery fluid
space such as a garage, be sure there is proper
Windscreen washer fluid*:
level.
ventilation for exhaust gasses to escape.
Check that there is adequate fluid in the reservoir.
Brake (and clutch) fluid level(s)*:
DO NOT GET UNDER A VEHICLE THAT IS SUP-
For Manual Transmission (MT) model: make sure
MAINTENANCE PRECAUTIONS
PORTED BY A JACK.
that the brake and clutch fluid levels are between
When performing any inspection or maintenance
Keep smoking materials, flame and sparks
the <MAX> and <MIN> lines on the reservoirs.
work on your vehicle, always take care to prevent
away from fuel and the battery.
serious accidental injury to yourself or damage to
Except for Manual Transmission (MT) model: make
Never connect or disconnect either the bat-
the vehicle. The following are general precautions
sure that the brake fluid level is between the <MAX>
tery or any transistorised component connec-
which should be closely observed.
and <MIN> lines on the reservoir.
tor while the ignition switch is in the ON posi-
Engine coolant level*:
tion.
WARNING
Check the coolant level when the engine is cold.
Your vehicle is fitted with an automatic engine
Park the vehicle on a level surface, apply the
Make sure that the coolant level is between the
cooling fan. It may come on at any time with-
parking brake securely and block the wheels
<MAX> and <MIN> lines on the reservoir.
out warning, even if the ignition switch is in
to prevent the vehicle from moving. Move the
the OFF position and the engine is not run-
Engine drive belt(s)*:
shift lever to the P (Park) position (AT model)
ning. To avoid injury, always disconnect the
Make sure that drive belt(s) is/are not frayed, worn,
or the shift lever to the N (Neutral) position (MT
negative battery cable before working near
cracked or oily.
model).
the fan.
Engine oil level*:
Be sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK posi-
Always wear eye protection whenever you
tion when performing any parts replacement
Check the level after parking the vehicle (on a level
work on your vehicle.
ground) and turning off the engine.
or repairs.
Never leave the engine or the transmission re-
Do not work under the bonnet while the en-
Fluid leaks:
lated component harness connector discon-
gine is hot. Always turn off the engine and wait
Check under the vehicle for fuel, oil, water or other
nected while the ignition switch is in the ON
until it cools down.
fluid leaks after the vehicle has been parked for a
position.
If you must work with the engine running,
while. Water dripping from the air conditioner after
Avoid direct contact with used engine oil and
use is normal. If you should notice any leaks or if fuel
keep your hands, clothing, hair and tools away
coolant. Improperly disposed engine oil, en-
fumes are evident, check for cause and have it cor-
from moving fans, belts and any other moving
gine coolant, and/or other vehicle fluids can
rected immediately.
parts.
hurt the environment. Always conform to lo-
cal regulations for disposal of vehicle fluids.
8-4
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
ENGINE COMPARTMENT CHECK
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
LOCATIONS
This “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself ” section
For an overview of the engine compartment, see
provides instructions regarding only those items
“Engine compartment” in the “0. Illustrated table
WARNING
which are relatively easy for an owner to perform.
of contents” section.
Never remove the radiator or coolant reservoir
You should be aware that incomplete or improper
cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns
servicing may result in operating difficulties or ex-
could be caused by high-pressure fluid escap-
cessive emissions, and could affect your warranty
ing from the radiator. Wait until the engine and
coverage. If in doubt about any servicing, have it
radiator cool down.
done by an approved dealer or qualified work-
Engine coolant is poisonous and should be
shop.
stored carefully in marked containers out of
the reach of children.
The engine cooling system is filled at the factory
with a high-quality, year-round, anti-freeze coolant
solution. The anti-freeze solution contains rust and
corrosion inhibitors, therefore additional cooling
system additives are not necessary.
CAUTION
Never use any cooling system additives such
as radiator sealer. Additives may clog the cool-
ing system and cause damage to the engine,
transmission and/or cooling system.
When adding or replacing coolant, be sure to
use the proper mixture ratio. Examples of the
mixture ratio of coolant and water are shown
in the following table:
Outside
temperature
Demineralised
Engine coolant
down to
or distilled
(concentrated)
water
°C
°F
−35
−30
50%
50%
The radiator is fitted with a pressure cap. To prevent
engine damage, use only a Genuine RENAULT radia-
tor cap or its equivalent when replacement is re-
quired.
Maintenance and do-it-yourself
8-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content      ..     10      11      12      13     ..