The Renault Megane is a popular car and like all cars, has its share of problems. Detailed below are the Renault Megane dashboard warning lights and symbols along with their meanings and any action that must be taken.
When a symbol lights up, they illuminate in various colours. The colour of the symbol with typically signify the importance, or urgency of the matter.
Green and Blue dashboard lights inform the driver that a utility or system is active, such as headlights or indicators for example.
Orange / Amber / Yellow dashboard warning lights inform the driver that something needs attention soon, this could be an engine service for example.
Red dashboard warning lights will often signify a matter or urgency such as a fault in the engine or that seat belts are not fastened for example.
Flashing lights, in particular red, will signify that immediate action or attention is required. Renault Megane dashboard warning lights are generally similar although they may vary depending on the year and location of manufacture of your particular vehicle. The guide below should cover most versions of the Megane.
Fault Warning Light
This spanner symbol will illuminate on the dashboard when a non-specific fault has occurred. Symbol will illuminate with ignition but should go out shortly after. If light remains on or comes on during driving, you should drive carefully to a Renault technician immediately. Damage to the vehicle may occur if attention not sought immediately.
Stop Dashboard WARNING LIGHT
Whilst driving the Renault Megane, if the ‘STOP’ light illuminates on the dashboard, pull the vehicle over as soon as it is safe to do so and turn off the engine. Do not restart and consult a Renault technician. Your journey cannot continue and damage is highly likely to occur to the vehicle if driving continues.
Instrument Panel Fault WARNING LIGHT
If no other lights or sounds are apparent, the triangle containing an exclamation mark signifies a fault within the Megane’s instrument panel. Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and consult a Renault specialist.
Toxic Fume Filter System WARNING LIGHT
The toxic fume filter system warning light will illuminate on the Renault Megane when the ignition is switched on and should go out shortly after. If the light remains on or comes on whilst driving contact a Renault technician immediately. If the light flashes, reduce speed until light goes out. If the message ‘Check anti-pollution system’ is displayed along with the toxic fume symbol and ‘spanner’ fault light, contact your Renault dealer immediately.
Brake Circuit Fault WARNING LIGHT
If the brake circuit fault warning light illuminates on the dashboard along with the ‘STOP’ symbol and an audible beep, this signifies either the brake fluid level is too low, or that there is a braking system fault. Check fluid levels immediately and consult a Renault vehicle technician.
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) WARNING LIGHT
The ABS light will illuminate for a short period of time when the engine is switched on. If the light remains on or comes on while driving, there is a fault with the ABS. Anti-lock braking systems prevent the wheels from locking during heavy braking and work independently from the normal brakes. Though normal brakes will continue to work, seek assistance from a Renault technician. See the Anti-Lock Braking System guide for understanding what ABS is and how it works.
Air Bag Dashboard WARNING LIGHT
The air bag warning light will illuminate when the ignition is turned on and should go out shortly after. If the light illuminates on the dashboard when driving or stays on after the engine has started, the is a fault with the air bag system. Air bags may not be deployed in the event of an accident. Seek assistance from a Renault technician as soon as possible. For further information about airbags and possible faults, see why is the airbag light on?
Engine Oil Pressure WARNING LIGHT
If oil pressure light illuminates whilst driving along with the STOP warning light and an audible beep, pull over and turn off the engine immediately. Check that oil levels are sufficient. If levels are adequate, this signifies a fault. Do not attempt to restart or drive the vehicle as damage may occur to engine. Speak to a Renault technician. See how to check engine oil.
ENGINE COOLANT Temperature WARNING LIGHT
Light should illuminate on dashboard when engine is turned on and go out shortly. If light comes on when driving, accompanied by the STOP and an audible beep, pull the vehicle over as soon as safe to do so and turn off the engine. Check engine coolant levels after leaving engine to cool down first. Replenish levels if required. Do not continue journey if overheating as serious engine damage may occur. See what is engine coolant and how to check engine coolant for further details.
Particulate Filter WARNING LIGHT
If this light symbol illuminates on the dashboard, it signifies a filter saturation risk. For cleaning the particle filter, drive at a speed of at least 24 mph (40 km/h), until the warning light turns off. If you need to stop the vehicle before the light goes out, you may need to restart the process. the filter will take approximately 20 minutes to clean. If the fault warning light illuminates (spanner) along with the particulate filter warning light, seek help from a Renault technician.
Tyre Pressure Low WARNING LIGHT
Each wheel (excluding the emergency spare wheel) has a sensor in the inflation valve which measures the tyre pressure. This dashboard warning light will illuminate if tyres are under inflated or leaking.
Driving Correction Device WARNING LIGHT
The Renault Megane may come with all or some driving aids such as: ABS (anti-lock braking system), electronic stability control (ESC) with under steer control and traction control, emergency brake assist and braking anticipation and hill start assistance. If any of these driver aids are activated, the driving correction device warning light flashes on the instrument panel.
Lane Departure WARNING LIGHT
The lane departure system notifies the driver when they accidentally cross a continuous or broken line. Behind the rear-view mirror is a camera that the system uses. The lane departure system may not work when poor visibility such as rain, snow, fog, dirty windscreen, glare of the sun, partially obscured road lines, or roads with tight bends, closely following a vehicle in the same lane, worn road markings and narrow roads. The lane departure warning light will go out on the dashboard to indicate the system is inactive.
Gear Change Indicator LIGHT
To conserve fuel and to eco-drive, these gear change indicator light illuminate on the Renault Megane dashboard to inform the driver when best to change up or down gear.