These are the dashboard warning lights for the Renault Captur (also known as the Renault Kaptur), manufactured since 2013. Each warning light is explained along with what action to take based on Renault’s recommendations. Dashboard display design and warning light location may vary depending on your model version.
STOP Warning Light
The Renault Captur STOP warning light illuminates in red and comes on when a serious fault has been detected. The STOP light comes on with other warning lights and/or messages, and is accompanied by a beep. If the STOP light comes on, stop the vehicle immediately while taking road and traffic conditions into account. Turn off the engine and contact a Renault workshop.
Spanner Warning Light
The Renault Captur spanner warning light coming on means a minor fault has been detected. It can light up in conjunction with other indicator lights and/or messages on the instrument panel. You can continue driving, but take your vehicle to a Renault workshop immediately. The spanner warning light may come on without another warning light by be accompanied by a warning message.
- The warning message: ‘Check Braking System’ is a reference to the Emergency Brake Assist system.
Airbag Warning Light
The Renault Captur airbag warning light should come on when the ignition is switched on and go out shortly after. If the warning light fails to come on at all or comes on while driving, it means there’s a fault with the airbag or seat belt pretensioner system. The airbag system requires servicing. If the passenger airbag is deactivated or activated while the vehicle is moving, the spanner warning light
may come on along with the airbag light. Only activate or deactivate the passenger airbag when the vehicle is stationary. In this instance, stop the vehicle and restart the engine to reset. The Renault Captur airbag deactivation switch is located inside the passenger door.
Brake Warning Light
The Renault Captur brake warning light should come on briefly with the ignition and shortly go out. If the light stays on, first check the handbrake is properly released. If it comes on during braking along with the STOP warning light , it may indicate that brake fluid levels are low or that there’s a brake system fault. Stop as soon as possible and check brake fluid level. Add fluid if required. After topping up, test brakes and only continue driving if the warning lights go off. If they remain on, contact a Renault Workshop.
Battery Warning Light
The Renault Captur battery warning light should go out shortly after the engine has started. If it comes on when driving, it means the alternator is no longer charging the battery. Immediately switch off any non-essential devices and make your way immediately to a repair workshop. The engine may shut off when the battery charge is exhausted. If the battery light comes on along with the STOP warning light and a warning beep, it means an overload or discharge in the electrical circuit. In this instance, stop as soon as possible, switch off the engine and contact a Renault workshop.
Oil Pressure Warning Light
If the Renault Captur red oil pressure warning light comes on while driving along with the STOP warning light , pull off the road as soon as possible and switch off the engine. Check engine oil level. If level is normal, it means there’s a fault with the lubrication system. Continued driving will cause significant engine damage. If oil levels are low, add oil but only continue driving if the warning lights go off.
ABS Warning Light
During heavy braking, the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) prevents the wheels from locking, allowing the stopping distance to be managed and the ability to maintain control of the vehicle. If the Renault Captur ABS warning light comes on along with the spanner warning light , it means the ABS has failed. Normal brakes will continue to work as usual. The following messages may appear:
- ‘Check ABS’ – ABS is deactivated.
- ‘CHECK BRAKING SYSTEM’ – ABS is deactivated.
- ‘Check ESC’ – the ABS, the ESC and emergency brake assist are deactivated.
You can continue driving but there may be certain stability and braking safety features disabled. This can often be due to ABS wheel speed sensor failure. Have vehicle checked as soon as possible.
If the ABS + Brake + Spanner + STOP warning lights illuminate along with the message ‘BRAKING SYSTEM FAULT’, it indicates a brake system failure. Do not continue driving and contact a Renault workshop.
ESP Warning Light
ESP stand for ‘Electronic Stability Program’ and supports the control of under-steer and tyre traction. If the ESP warning light and spanner warning light come on, it means there’s a fault with the system and it is deactivated. You can continue driving, but the vehicle may have less stability, especially when cornering. The ESP system uses ABS wheel speed sensors which may be at fault. If the ESP light flashes, it means the system is currently operating.
Check Engine Warning Light
Often called the ‘check engine’ warning light, this light comes on when the exhaust gas monitoring system has detected any operating faults in the vehicle’s antipollution system. The Renault Captur check engine warning light may stay on constantly or flash. If it stays on, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible. If it flashes, it usually means the engine is misfiring which can cause damage to the catalytic converter. Immediately reduce speed until the light stops flashing. In either case, diagnostic equipment is required to read fault codes. If the check engine warning light comes on along with the spanner warning light and the message: ‘Check antipollution system’, have your vehicle checked immediately.
Engine Coolant Warning Light
If the Renault Capture engine coolant warning light turns red while driving, pull off the road and allow the engine to idle for a few minutes. The light should turn blue and you can continue driving. If the warning light remains red, switch off the engine and allow several minute for the engine to cool before checking coolant levels. Check for coolant leaks, connecting belts and cooling fan are in place an operational.
Low Fuel Warning Light
If the low fuel warning light comes on when driving, fill up with fuel as soon as possible. There is only
approximately 30 miles (50 km) worth of fuel left remaining in the tank.
Tyre Pressure Warning Light
This tyre pressure warning light illuminates on the Renault Captur dashboard when one or more tyres is under-inflated. After inflation, the tyre pressure monitoring system must be reset (see below). If the warning light flashes along with the spanner light, it indicates a fault with the system. If the STOP warning light is displayed, it means one or more tyres is punctured.
Renault Captur Tyre Pressure Reset
The rest procedure must be carried out after pressure adjustments have been made or if you receive the message: ‘RECALIBRATE SET TPW’. Inflate your tyres to the recommended pressures. The standard tyre pressure cannot be less than that recommended and indicated on the door frame. To reset the tyre pressure system warning light on the Renault Captur:
- On the windscreen wiper stalk on the right-side, press either of the two buttons on the end of the lever until ‘TYRE
PRESSURE SET’ is selected.
- Press and hold one of the buttons on the end of the lever for around 3 seconds to start the initialisation procedure.
- The message ‘PRESSURE REF ONGOING’ is displayed for approximately 5 seconds.
- After a few minutes of driving, the tyre pressure system will be reset to the new values.
Start Stop Warning Light
These are the Renault Captur engine standby start stop information light. Green information light (1) informs the driver that the engine has gone into standby and amber warning light (2) means engine start stop system is currently unavailable.
Preheat Warning Light
For diesel versions of the Captur only, switch on the ignition and wait for this preheat warning light to go out before starting the vehicle. In colder climates, the preheat may remain illuminate for much longer.
ECO Indicator Light
ECO mode is a function which optimises fuel consumption. Systems which consume fuel such as heating, air condition, power steering are optimised to help reduce fuel consumption.