FUNCTION STOP AND START

This system enables a reduced fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The system is activated automatically when the vehicle is started.

While driving, the system stops the engine (standby) when the vehicle is at a standstill (traffic jam, traffic lights, etc).

Conditions for engine standby

The vehicle has set off from where it was parked;

For automatic gearboxes:

— the gearbox is in position D, M or N;

— the brake pedal is depressed (sufficiently hard);

— the accelerator pedal is not depressed;

— the speed is zero for around 1 second.

The engine remains on standby if position P is selected, or if position N is selected with the handbrake engaged and the brake pedal released.

For manual gearboxes:

— the gearbox is in neutral;

— the clutch pedal is released. If the warning light  flashes, this means that the clutch pedal is not sufficiently released;

— the vehicle speed is less than approximately 2 mph (3 km/h).

For all vehicles:

Warning light  on the instrument panel is lit when the engine is on standby.

The vehicle equipment remain operational while the engine is stopped.

If the engine stalls while the system is in operation, pressing the clutch pedal right down will start it again.

Before getting out of the vehicle, you must switch off the ignition (please see section on “Starting, stopping the engine”).

Keep your vehicle stationary when the engine is on standby (shown by the warning light  on the instrument panel).

If the engine is put in standby, the electronic parking brake (depending on the vehicle) is not applied automatically.

Engine on standby — braking assistance is no longer operational.

Preventing the engine from standing by

In certain situations, such as negotiating a crossroads for instance, it is possible (with the system activated) to keep the engine running so as to be ready to move off quickly.

Automatic gearbox:

Keep the vehicle stationary without pressing too hard on the brake pedal.

Manual gearbox:

Keep the clutch pedal pressed right down.

Conditions for coming out of engine standby

For automatic gearboxes:

— the brake pedal is released, position D or M engaged or,

— the brake pedal is released, position N engaged and the handbrake off, or

— the brake pedal is pressed again, with position P engaged or position N engaged with the handbrake applied, or

— position R is engaged or,

— the accelerator pedal is depressed or,

— in manual mode, the gear lever is moved towards + or -.

For manual gearboxes:

— the gearbox is in neutral and the clutch pedal is slightly depressed, or

— the engine is in gear and the clutch pedal is pressed right down.

Special note: depending on the vehicle, if you switch off the ignition when the engine is on standby, the warning light Ä is displayed for a few seconds on the instrument panel.

To fill up with fuel, the engine must be stopped (and not on standby): always stop the engine (please see “Starting, stopping the engine”).

Conditions preventing the standby of the engine

Certain conditions prevent the system from using the engine standby function, including when:

for vehicles equipped with a RENAULT card:

— the driver’s door is not closed;

— the driver’s seatbelt is not fastened;

for all vehicles:

— reverse gear is engaged;

— the bonnet is not locked;

— the outdoor temperature is too low or too high (less than around 5 °C or higher than around 35 °C);

— the battery is not sufficiently charged;

— if available, “4WD Lock” mode is activated (please see the section “Transmission: 4-wheel drive (4WD)” in Section 2);

— the difference between the vehicle interior temperature and the automatic climate control instruction is too high;

— parking distance control is in operation;

— for vehicles with automatic gearboxes, the gradient is steeper than approximately 12%;

— the “Clear View” function is activated (please see “Automatic Climate Control” in Section 3);

— the engine temperature is too low;

— the emission control system is being regenerated;

Warning light  is displayed on the instrument panel. This notifies you that engine standby is not available.

Deactivate the Stop and Start function for any operation performed in the engine compartment.

Special cases for vehicles with a RENAULT card

With the engine on standby (traffic jam, traffic lights, etc.), if the driver unfastens the seat belt and opens the driver’s door, or gets out of the seat, the ignition is switched off.

The assisted parking brake is applied automatically.

To restart and reactivate the Stop and Start system, start the engine (please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).

Special cases of vehicles with a key

With the engine on standby (traffic jam, traffic lights, etc.), if you get out of the vehicle, a beep warns you that the engine is on standby and has not been stopped.

Special feature of the automatic engine re-start

Under certain conditions, the engine can restart on its own in order to guarantee your safety and comfort.

This can occur especially when:

— the outdoor temperature is too low or too high (less than around 5 °C or higher than around 35 °C);

— the “Clear View” function is activated (please see “Automatic Climate Control” in Section 3);

— the battery is not sufficiently charged;

— the vehicle speed is above 3 mph (5 km/h) (downhill slope, etc.);

— repeated pressing on the brake pedal or braking system requirement;

Special feature of vehicles with a key: for some of these conditions the automatic restarting of the engine is inhibited if a front door is open.

For vehicles fitted with a manual gearbox, the restarting of the engine may be stopped if the clutch pedal is released too quickly and a gear is engaged.

Deactivating, activating the function

Press 1 to deactivate the function.

The message “Stop & Start deactivated” will appear on the instrument panel and the integrated warning light 2 on the switch will light up. Pressing again will reactivate the system. The message “Stop & Start activated” will appear on the instrument panel and the integrated warning light 2 on switch 1 will go out.

The system is automatically reactivated each time the vehicle is started (see “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).

When the message “Check Stop & Start” appears on the instrument panel and the integrated warning light 2 lights up on the switch 1 , the system is deactivated.

Please consult an authorised dealer.

Note: With the engine on standby, press switch 1 to automatically restart the engine.

Before getting out of the vehicle, you must switch off the ignition (please see section on “Starting, stopping the engine”).

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