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  1. How do you use start stop feature?

    It actually leads into another issue I and I'm sure other Kadjar drivers have; Long before stop/start functions on modern cars I got in the habit of switching off the engine if say I got to a set of lights I knew and realised I had a good while ticking over before the lights changed. Always kept cars in good order so no issues re batteries etc. I now have to revert to the same method in the Kadjar as it simply never works regardless of battery charge. However this week I was caught out. Car started with fob in usual pocket but same 1 as phone, turned of at narrowly controlled junction. Pressed start to move of and the bugger couldn't find the key signal. Felt a proper prat as sat through a complete circuit of light changes as did 3 folks behind, while I dug the keys out of my pocket. I need to leave the fob "exposed" in future but the whole idea is that it works in a bag or pocket.
  2. Gearbox oil

    Is it ever changed? Check your service schedule.
  3. Steering wheel noise

    It has to be, not something that should have been serviced so no issue. Can't imagine any company not honouring a warranty claim with a diagnosed steering wheel fault.
  4. How do you use start stop feature?

    Yes, too true. I have given up on mine as it never works, or only does on occasion. Even having the heater set a little too high will prevent it cutting in, or out in effect. I thought it was down to the diesel approaching it dpf regen cycle but no, even after a good thrashing for an hour when at the hottest it gets it will not shut down. It works once after about a miles run and then never again. Done this since new 15months ago. Not me as previous car,qashqai, was fine.
  5. 1.5 or 1.6

    Many will say no, there's little difference but not me. I was dithering as I had the qashqai, essentially the same car, with the 1.6dci previously. I went with the 1.5dci as I was fooled by the extra extravagant economy figures claimed by Renault. The difference is minimal in terms of fuel saving if it exists at all, the 1.6 is a very economical engine in it's own right. I really do miss the clout of the 1.6 compared to my present car, if I get another Kadjar and I may do, it will be the 1.6 not the 1.5. The only caveat is that the 1.5 is a much quieter and less raucous sounding engine, but I am comparing the qashqai to the Kadjar and the qashqai was noisy in all respects. Couldn't get a direct a-b comparison test drive at Renault.
  6. How to start cruise control?

    It is a bad thing so yes. So many things on modern cars rely on pedal "switches", clutch, brake and throttle. Resting the foot against the pedal is seen exactly the same as fully depressing it. Add to that the issue that JC pointed out, (must admit I thought everyone knew not to ride the clutch) and it's fully explained, top advice JC. just to add there is a footrest to the left of the clutch pedal to encourage drivers not to do as you have.
  7. Hi, new member here <waves>

    Welcome, hope all goes well, big jump in car size? Let us know your views after a week or so of ownership, we are "naturally curious", (well just bloody nosey really)
  8. RLink

    Both new issues to my ears, interestingly having them admit they have come accross an issue before is quite an achievement. Your initial problem re hesitation sounds like a miss match of injectors or programming of. However if it's a recent issue ie wasn't apparent originally, it could be simply a partially blocked injector or similar.
  9. Average mpg

    Don't discount the winter effect, it has hit suddenly and will reduce mpg. As above lots of posts on the subject of do they or don't they tweak the emission controls at service resulting in lower mpg. I was expecting the worst when mine went in, I bought the car for economy. My 1.5dci suffered no loss. I asked directly if there was an ecu or similar tweak, they said no, nothing gets re programmed
  10. How to start cruise control?

    I don't think you are doing anything wrong, looks like a trip back to the dealer.
  11. Active emergency brakingHi

    Don't fall asleep at low speed then but fine if speeding
  12. the range varies dependant on how you have been driving. I almost filled the tank and it showed 65o ish miles range, reset the average mpg and after 5 mins driving it was showing 950miles plus due to an easy journey that gave a result of over 80mpg. Don't see how the mileage covered can change unless you change it
  13. False alarm

    I don't think it's common, likely a wiring fault to, or, duff internal sensor
  14. Warranty issue?

    I can guess what Renault will say, but you have to try. Given it's 1 wheel only could well be an attempt to polish out a kerb scratch but gone wrong
  15. It was also a no cost option from new within certain models in the range so no issues.