Renault Koleos Owners Manual: Stop and start function

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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; and
  • the brake pedal is pressed (sufficiently hard); and
  • the accelerator pedal is not pressed; and
  • 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 parking brake engaged and the brake pedal released.

For manual gearboxes:

  • the gearbox is in neutral; and
  • the clutch pedal is released. If the warning light blinks, this means that the clutch pedal is not sufficiently released; and
  • the vehicle speed is less than approximately 7 mph (3 km/h).

For all vehicles: Warning light on the instrument panel appears when the engine is on standby.

The vehicle equipment remains operational while the engine is stopped.

If the engine stalls while the system is in operation, the clutch pedal is pressed slightly and then the engine will start it again.

 

The ignition must be switched off before leaving the vehicle (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 standby of the engine

In certain situations, such as 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 with pressing the brake pedal slightly.

Manual gearbox: Keep the clutch pedal pressed right down.

Conditions for coming out of the 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 parking brake off, or
  • the brake pedal is pressed again, with position P engaged or position N engaged with the parking brake applied, or
  • position R is engaged or,
  • the accelerator pedal is pressed 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

Special note: depending on the vehicle, if you switch off the ignition when the engine is on standby, the warning light 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 for 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;
  • the battery is not sufficiently charged;
  • if available, "4WD Lock" mode is activated ;
  • 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;
  • the engine temperature is too low or high;
  • the emission control system is being regenerated; or
  • ...

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

Deactivate the Stop and Start function when performing any operations 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.

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.

After engine standby, even driver takes off the vehicle, it could be restarted. Please check the safety before you leave.

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;
  • the "Clear View" function is activated;
  • 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.

Deactivating, activating the function

Press switch 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.

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

The system is automatically reactivated each time the vehicle is started.

Operating faults

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.

Before getting out of the vehicle, you must switch off the ignition.
    Vehicle with RENAULT card

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