Before towing, unlock the steering
column: with the clutch depressed,
engage first gear (lever in position N
or R for vehicles with automatic trans-
missions), insert the RENAULT card in
the card reader then press the engine
start button for two seconds.
The steering column unlocks, the ve-
hicle's accessory functions are pow-
ered, and you can use the vehicle lights
(brake lights, direction indicator lights,
etc.). At night, the vehicle must be lit.
Once you have finished towing, press
the engine start button twice (risk of
running down the battery).
The speed specified by current legisla-
tion for towing must always be observed.
If your vehicle is the towing vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum towing weight
for your vehicle (refer to the information
on "Weights" in Section 6).
RENAULT card from the
reader when the vehicle is
Towing a vehicle with an
With the engine switched off, the trans-
mission is no longer lubricated. It is
preferable to tow this type of vehicle on
a trailer or tow it with the front wheels
off the ground.
Under exceptional circumstances,
you may tow the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground, only going for-
ward, with the gear lever in the N posi-
tion, and for a distance not exceeding
30 miles (50 km).
– Use a rigid towing bar. If a
rope or cable is used (where
the law allows this), the ve-
hicle being towed must be
able to brake.
– A vehicle must not be towed if it is
not fit to be driven.
– Avoid accelerating or braking sud-
denly when towing, as this may
result in damage being caused to
– When towing a vehicle, it is ad-
visable not to exceed 15 mph
If the lever is stuck in P,
even though you are de-
pressing the brake pedal,
the lever can be released
To do this, unclip the cover at the
base of the lever.
Press simultaneously on mark 2 and
on the unlocking button on lever 1.