Renault Clio: Stop and Start Function

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 vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes:

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 vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes:

In all vehicles, the 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.

Engine on standby - braking assistance is no longer operational

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

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

Preventing the engine from standing by

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

For vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes: Keep the vehicle stationary without pressing too hard on the brake pedal For vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes: Keep the clutch pedal pressed right down

Conditions for coming out of engine standby

For vehicles equipped with automatic gearboxes:

For vehicles equipped with manual gearboxes:

To fill up with fuel, the engine must be stopped (and not on standby): always stop the engine by pressing the engine stop button (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:

the warning light or, depending
on the vehicle, the message “AUTO STOP UNAVAILABLE” appears on the instrument panel indicating that engine standby is not available.

Deactivate the Stop and Start function when performing any operations in the engine compartment.

Special cases

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

To restart and reactivate the Stop and Start system, press the start button (please see “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).

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:

In the event of an emergency, the engine can be restarted by pressing on the clutch pedal if the Stop and Start function is activated.

Deactivating, activating the function

Renault Clio. 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 reactivates automatically each time the vehicle is started using the start button (please refer to “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).

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 by pressing the engine stop (please see “Starting, stopping the engine”).

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