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  1. 3 points
    Whitevanman

    Burning Oil

    We have now been back to the dealer who admitted something was amiss when the car used more than one litre of oil in 800 miles. the car was purchased secondhand with only 11,000 miles on the clock. The dealer was indeed very helpful and without any question replaced the car for another car. We did pay some more but for a newer model and with fewer miles. We are now hoping for trouble free motoring.......fingers crossed. Thankyou everyone for your replies
  2. 3 points
    turboted10

    Kadjar Star Wars Advert

    How about fixing R(2d2)link first
  3. 2 points
    shedder101

    Proposed starting a new forum

    it looks like we have decided the way we are going. i will be putting up several proposals after the bank holiday so this is your last chance to make any comments or solutions to me Shedder101
  4. 2 points
    Sam64

    Proposed starting a new forum

    Shredder has done a fantastic job in keeping this forum alive which has provided valuable information for new and old member for their Kadjar's, but sadly it seems after 2019 this forum will no longer be available to us. If a link can be provided to the new forum which we can bookmark, I would be more than happy to shuffle across. I believe if Shredder is still involved, in time the new forum will become an improvement (upgrade) to this forum.
  5. 2 points
    Biddyk

    Carrying 4 bikes on roof advice

    and I didn't know about the max load weight. My husband just leaves me to sort out everything. He just likes driving around in the Kadjar listening to the radio!
  6. 2 points
    Roxy1234

    Carrying 4 bikes on roof advice

    I think this guy had the same idea ...
  7. 2 points
    Day light robbery, I was going to say robbing bastards but didn’t think it was appropriate. should be able to put new pads in as well for that kind of money
  8. 2 points
    Wneud

    Word of warning about stalling

    This has happened to me in similar circumstances (Manual 1.6 SS on) , the dash flashed "depress clutch" - I did so and the engine restarted without needing to press the start button. I was still moving at ~10 mph.
  9. 2 points
    ulfire

    April 2018 map update

    The Whistling ? R Link Site ? or both ? . You'll have no notification from Renault in my experience . You could get in touch with R Link Support by email giving them your map versions and ask them if your maps are up to date . Could also ask when an update is expected . The only answer I ever got was " soon " . 9 months later....nada
  10. 2 points
    peter1965

    RLink

    Good afternoon Gentlemen, Have been watching this thread with interest and am now in a position to comment. First of all thanks to all whom gave me good advice with getting on with my task of trying to download maps etc. A little bit o history for those offering more advice "It's TOO much whining for minor troubles, and it's getting too annoying already". Thankfully I am computer literate. I'm also a qualified Mechanical Fitter. I drive about 70,000 Km a year for my work in my Kadjar which is a 16 reg and 16 Dci 130 Bhp engine and has 125,000 Km on it at the moment. The first problem it had with "R Link" was that it didn't connect properly to Samsung phones. The fix came about 6 months later and which I found out from this forum NOT The Main Dealer. The next problem with the system it just went blank one day lost all the pre sets on the Radio and connectivity to the phone and I had to back in and re set everything. Since then up in the right hand corner of the screen it now says "Damaged Integrity" in red (The Main Dealer cannot explain this). Also we have 4 of these in our fleet where on a couple of occasions the have not recognized the key so they failed to start (Again no explanation as yet as to why this has happened) I might add you cannot start it any other way if it fails to recognize the key!! .Also there is a "Hesitation" when accelerating (Feels like lack of fuel" Renault have admitted there is a software issue but yet no fix for same. So to sum up we have a service agreement with our Renault Dealer and when i asked for "My R Link" to be updated i was handed a "Post It" note with the Website and told to do it myself as it would cost time and money if they were to do it. Can't understand why as its a company vehicle and they were very quick to change the Brake Calipers without consulting anybody. I have managed to get all the downloads but for some reason or other it will not upload the new Firmware (Whether Zipped or Un zipped) so as to allow the maps to update. It did recognize that I was trying to update the maps but not the Firmware just saying No Audio files. Thanks.
  11. 2 points
    Nelly

    Boot Wiring help needed

    Hey all thank you for your help the garage will be replacing it
  12. 2 points
    turboted10

    RLink

    Well done, that's the question, and even more so WHEN IT DOESN'T WORK CORRECTLY, Let's take it back a step. How does he know there are 3 easy steps?, How does he find that out? Is it a prerequisite of owning a Kadjar that the owner should not only be a member of a owners forum, but also be able to understand computer speak??? You can dress it up any way you wish, I don't understand your position, but Renault don't make it easy for any owner, let alone old gits like me. Why the hell can't they take a leaf out of the nissan Qashqai book, same car really, and get updates when asked for, And yes, you have touched a nerve, Victor Meldrew is still in charge. And just take a look at the posts from owners who have taken their car back to the dealer only to be told "you have the latest version/ they all do that sir/ it's fine, we cannot see a problem) You may find that acceptable, I don't on any price band new car, and the Kadjar isn't exactly "budget". Trouble is RLink is. Rant over.
  13. 2 points
    turboted10

    X2 loud beeps on locking??

    Never a squeak from mine unless I defeat the internal sensors when the dogs in the car. Alarm works normally, HGVs passing set it off so I guess silence is normal. This is a pity and faulty alarm which bleeps on exit is preferable, bloody hell, a fault I don't have and wish I had.
  14. 2 points
    Same here, God help us.
  15. 2 points
    ah you have spotted me then
  16. 2 points
    ulfire

    Acceleration delay in auto

    My radio does always come on when I switch on the car and has done in every modern car I've owned . It's no hardship to set it to an acceptable volume ( if not required set the volume to zero ) or just switch it off with a tiny press of the button . Or maybe go back to old fashioned radios with the mechanical switches and 8 track tape players ? Funny thing about Fiat ignoring stop /start , seeing as the first stop / start car was Fiat swiftly followed by VW circa 1982 . It's not an EU dictate . Dictate implies that you must have it on at all time , the fact that you can switch it off is giving the user the democratic right to make the choice to not accept it . When you have no choice in the matter , that is a dictate . I'll just get back to the horse and cart not forgetting to pack the huge pooper scooper
  17. 1 point
    janeyandpaul

    Split leather on drivers seat

    Thanks for that 🙂 hopefully mine will be also. I can stop worrying about it for now. I will let you know how I get on. Cheers
  18. 1 point
    had the first one of them, with the rock and roll gearbox, bloody thing nearly broke my back I had to send it back also the fuel consumption is crap. i took mine back twice and was told its fine the dealer took it down the duel carriageway and got 45 mpg. i told him yes on a run like that i can do better, but around town on the school run the best i ever got was 29mpg i swaped it for a 2.0 ford s max a car renowned for bad MPG and was getting 35 mpg on the same run. you tell me and they were all the devils fuel diesel petrol for me from now on or all electric
  19. 1 point
    shedder101

    Proposed starting a new forum

    I would like to thank everyone for your support at this time. there are 2 offers of a completely new forum and as it looks as if this is the way the members want to go, i am looking into our best long term option, so this doesn't happen again.
  20. 1 point
    As above...We may lose it all anyway if nothing is done.
  21. 1 point
    terryp

    Proposed starting a new forum

    I've only recently joined and I'm still catching up on all the useful tips on this Forum. However, much as I would hate to lose this info, I'm sure over time it could be recreated. Those that have posted it would need to be patient and post it again.
  22. 1 point
    ulfire

    Reasons not to buy a Kadjar

    @Jetflyer Seems to be a fair opinion . Can't quite see the problem with the Auto . I had a manual Kadjar , but I'm driving a car with the same ,or similar , DCT arrangement with no problem at all . Could it be the ECU not handling it as well in the Kadjar ? Not an expert on auto mechanics , just throwing it out there . As far as the trim goes , I don't want to be one of the " I'm Alright Jack " brigade ,but mine was no problem apart from a minor glove box rattle which was easily sorted .My present car had the intermittent glove box rattle too which was easily sorted . I didn't buy another one , which had nothing to do with the build quality or performance of the car. It does seem that some buyers were unlucky in that respect
  23. 1 point
    PJY 123

    Reasons not to buy a Kadjar

    Well I think it’s a brilliant car I must have a good one
  24. 1 point
    darenh

    Kadjar Facelift 2019

    Mitsubishi are already in partnership with Renault Nissan, I can’t remember who owns what but it’s a big group, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Aliance 2022 already planning a flying car, maybe!
  25. 1 point
    Roxy1234

    Towing

    Was thinking the same... just got back home from Port Eynon the climb back up to the heads of the valleys has two good hills, it flew up them with ease. So going to leave it as it is.... I have to say it’s very stable at speed and the short gears which are a pain solo are a joy towing... 2000rmp at 64 is spot on ... happy days
  26. 1 point
    HTP99

    Kadjar Facelift 2019

    I remember when it was announced on Scenic training and everyone was like WTF is the point in that, it probably cost an absolute fortune to develop for probably absolutely zero gain in the real world. Now with the tie in with Mitsubishi, we will start to see proper hybrids across the Renault range, starting with the forthcoming Clio and the Captur (which I have actually seen).
  27. 1 point
    Roxy1234

    Towing

    Yes it is the 1.6 4x4 not seen another one towing.. very stable and was very level the crv was always nose down on the front of the caravan.. must have a higher tow ball on the kadjar .. going to see how it goes over the next few trips away.... may look at a remap or power box to increase power.... if not happy and think we need more pulling power ..
  28. 1 point
    turboted10

    Towing

    It's a 1.6dci, I remembered a recent conversation with Roxy. I think it was also a 4x4 version so again heavier. Having had both a 1.5 and 1.6 in kadjar/qashqai, I wouldn't want to tow a van with the 1.5, the torque and weight lets it down IMHO of course
  29. 1 point
    turboted10

    Another weird RLink thing

    Hasn't been for the last 20 months, so,............ I know, I'll move home so my Renault works properly, well I could but the satnav probably wouldn't realise where I was. Buy an early Kadjar and receive a free course in hyper cynicism.
  30. 1 point
    Bulldog

    R-Link Screen Protector

    If you are fed up with fingerprints and dirt/scratches on your R-Link screen, this product is worth buying. https://www.amazon.co.uk/LFOTPP-Tempered-Navigation-Protector-Renault/dp/B072V5CN3R It is not a plastic film, but tempered glass, which just push fits onto your screen. It is simple to clean without having to worry about scratching, and in my opinion, the display is noticeably sharper!
  31. 1 point
    Karl

    R-Link Screen Protector

    Thanks for the tip. I also found it on Ali Express, if you can wait a few weeks for delivery from China ;-) Car GPS Navigation Tempered Glass Screen Protector Steel Portective Film For Renault Kadjar Car Styling Accessories http://s.aliexpress.com/Qj2ieqU7?
  32. 1 point
    HTP99

    Kadjar Facelift 2019

    It is a Hybrid assist, it doesn't do a great deal: ENERGY dCi 110 HYBRID ASSIST For the ultimate in fuel efficiency in the All-New SCENIC range Renault offers the dCi 110 HYBRID ASSIST. The 10 kW electric motor aids the dCi 110 diesel engine under acceleration to improve fuel economy. Under braking or deceleration the electric motor acts as a generator to recover energy and charge the battery, ready to be used when accelerating. Launching in 2017 It is no longer available anyway.
  33. 1 point
    turboted10

    Word of warning about stalling

    Had a very nasty experience this morning and a near miss. Approaching what is normally a roundabout with clear views to the right their was an obstruction on the grass so at the last minute I had to slow more from the speed you can approach normally. Problem was I was in too high a gear to pull off cleanly. I'd say I was doing 20mph in 3rd gear. The car stalled when I was 15 yds onto the roundabout and near the centre of 3 lanes. This was on what was known as the largest and hence fastest roundabout on the MI when it was built. The car was still doing 15 mph or so but much to my dismay I found you can't restart the car at that speed, you have to slow to near zero before the start button will engage. I travelled about 30 yards pushing the button through the dash to no avail. The picture is I had to come to a standstill with traffic hurtling round behind me, whacked on the hazards which I make a point of knowing where they are, then restart the car. No one touched, but the first car behind me was nearly rear ended, I could hear the screech of abs brakes. Ok, totally my fault, too lazy a driving style and should have been in a lower gear but it is something I didn't enjoy so please be aware, it won't bump start under those conditions. The real irony is that on my journey back Jeremy Wine was doing phone ins about the latest stalling BMW scenario, but this was me today in the Kadjar
  34. 1 point
    Tonychip

    Tonychip

    Thank you AOne that was simple I kept pressing fob next to car didn’t think to walk away.🤠
  35. 1 point
    AOne

    Word of warning about stalling

    250 ms?? What would you do with so much saved time? And what about all the bullshit smoking out of your car for a minute, two or more? Is it worthed? You ain't serious, right?
  36. 1 point
    turboted10

    Word of warning about stalling

    Final definition. Car will not start until the speed drops to exactly 6mph Pressing the start doesn't affect anything, the above stands, it will restart at 6mph provided clutch is kept depressed S/S on, S/S off? no effect. Wanting to explain this to myself I took off to a quiet lane near me, tried all that and there are the results.
  37. 1 point
    turboted10

    Word of warning about stalling

    Stop start was and always is activated. Afraid you are wrong, it doesn't work on the move, you have to come to a standstill before it will work just as with the button. What you experienced was the auto start after stalling, totally separate to S/Stop, but as above it doesn't work unless below about 4 mph. An automatic?, that actually did cross my mind after, but then with all the complaints about delays in pick up?, I'll accept my one mistake over that every time,
  38. 1 point
    peter1965

    RLink

    I did all the steps you have said but the only thing that it did when i put in the USB after taking an imprint of my R LINK (Landscape) in to the R Link Toolbox was to offer me a map update and Coyote. In the software section it does say the newest version for mine (2.2.17.803) is 2.219.300. But even if i could up load the software the possibility is the map update may still not work.
  39. 1 point
    PJY 123

    Radio wouldn’t turn off

    Thanks turboted10 all cars have there own little faults I can honestly say I love driving the kadjar it’s a cracking car
  40. 1 point
    I notice that your road surfaces are just as good as ours.
  41. 1 point
    turboted10

    1.2 TCE EDC

    Understand what you say, I was just giving the example of how local V long run mpg pans out. However the petrol is a much lighter engine with more or the same power?, weight isn't greater so the same as all Kadjars, if I have a gripe it's the reduction in touring MPG due to the car being "Kadjar" shaped.
  42. 1 point
    turboted10

    Sat Nav towns and road names missing

    Nor me,
  43. 1 point
    Boba

    Handbrake fault

    First post on here, love the Forum BTW Take it back to the dealer to get it checked... it's as unpredictable as an unpredictable thing i.e. pants I've had my 66 plate Dynamique S since (March 17) and it should be booked in this week for the left rear brake calliper to be replaced under warranty ..... the right side rear was replaced under warranty in November 2017. All because the Electronic Handbrake/ Parking brake goes 'dick' every so often. Give me a proper one any day... I am ok to manually work it, honest.
  44. 1 point
    still awaiting the delivery of my dynamique s nav , but before i decided on this car i took the bmw 2 , mercedes gla and the bmw x1 for a test drive, they were awful, seats were so uncomfortable , hard metal bar on the extending seat , comfoet is the most important thing to me, the kia soul was 2nd choice, with an awful lot of extras for your money, but the Kadjar was my 1st choice for comfort and running costs, my husband is an rac pareol man and he hardly ever gets called to a Kadjar breakdown, only - point is the bloody wait for delivery
  45. 1 point
    turboted10

    Waiting with baited breath....

    I hate to say this but mine gets treated like a builder/gardeners van, the stuff I've had in there is pretty limitless. It's also only been washed once in the 20 months I've had it and that was at it's service, told them not too. The point is I keep to old curtains in the back for dust sheets and am very careful not to muck up the headlining. Outwards it's still shiney bright and just a few muddy boot scuffs inside which will clean up with a damp cloth. I don't treat cars harshly or abuse them, just feel they are there to be used and not saved for the next owner. The last car went back at 3 years old, only washed twice, once at first service and then at it's MOT before sale. Spent a morning vacing the dust and grit out of it and it went back mint. Enjoy the car, don't be a slave to it.
  46. 1 point
    par5waster

    Won't start after parking up

    Just for information, it was a loose wire on the starter motor.
  47. 1 point
    Marty Merrick

    Waiting with baited breath....

    Well I’m in the middle at 5’5” Acting like an ogre at the min - no eating / drinking / dirty boots / dog / sweet wrappers trying to keep it showroom standard.... it won’t last 😕
  48. 1 point
    turboted10

    Waiting with baited breath....

    To be honest at 6' 3" I struggle to find definition in the bonnet lines, like to line the swage lines up on tight country road bends, more vague than the earlier qashqai. Rearwards? AWkward but all high bodied SUV's are.
  49. 1 point
    Marty Merrick

    Waiting with baited breath....

    Got the car around 8pm of a dark & rainy Friday night - it’s been pretty grim weather wise since then, but liking it so far! Engine pulls well, R Link seems pretty good, lots of space inside - all good! only trouble is, as a short arse I can barely see the end of the bonnet & cant see anything of the back end 😀😀
  50. 1 point
    We have had "total engine failure" warning several times now. Been to the garage and they can "see" the error in the log but no solution yet. Third time today and needs to go back again. usuallŷ it clears when you turn everything off and restart.