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  1. Find a dealership on or near a hill, drive slowly down the slope and park when the nose is a foot from some solid obstacle then ask the dealer to reverse back up the slope. That should get a reaction - and maybe even some actual action other than a dented front bumper!
  2. Any work needed because the service was delayed will not be covered by the warranty. The time starts running from the date it was first registered and is the first of 12 months or 18,000 miles i.e. this month or asap in April.
  3. Well again, I've never (in the 11 months I've had it) had an issue of any kind with the automatic handbrake when taking off quickly or slowly, on the flat or on a hill, in busy car parks or on my driveway, in forward or reverse. I'm baffled by some saying they sometimes need to control the handbrake manually. There is a slight delay though when waiting for it to apply when stopping at say uphill traffic lights,. then it suddenly bites and can cause a jerk if the car isn't 100% stationary - but I avoid that by applying the footbrake for a second or two as I come to a halt. There is definitely less fine control with these electronic handbrakes though, compared to manual ones, and when I first encountered one on my previous car a Scenic over 10 years ago, I HATED them with a passion. Maybe I get on fine with them now because of that decade of practice!
  4. You should not have to release the handbrake manually! I have no issues with my 1.2L manual Kadjar when taking off up hills or on the flat and no need to rev it silly. Smooth as silk. Confirm the high bite point for the clutch, it was like that on my previous Scenic too. You'll probably get used to it all, eventually.
  5. No, it won't always be exactly 55L if the pump is an ATC pump (and the pump must say so). The differences in pumps are from the different temperatures in the underground tanks at different times of year, not between tank and car. Typically less than 1% says the government explanatory leaflet, because underground temperatures vary much less than air temperatures. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/283253/laymans-guide-on-sta-measurement-v2-march_2011.pdf BUT... the biggest effect of petrol expansion will be after cold petrol from underground goes into a car tank on a hot day, it can (after a while) expand by a few percent so the petrol tank volume is probably quoted on the low side to hopefully reduce overspillages if your off to park at home nearby on a scorcher. For the above reasons, the true Kadjar tank volume is likely more than the quoted 55L, the 58L mentioned could be the true volume. Who's going to run 30 miles into the empty zone then fill up to test it?
  6. With all my previous cars using physical keys to lock doors and start ignition, I could start the engine and run it for 5 minutes on the driveway to warm it up, melt windscreen ice etc. before getting in and driving off. To prevent theft, I would lock the car with my spare key set and head back indoors to finish getting ready. Many people I know, if not most, sometimes do this in very cold weather. But when I try to do this with my key-carded Kadjar, the doors will not lock. It was a particular problem last weekend when my daughter had a severe respiratory infection and bad cough and needed to get into an already warm car when I took her out - the initially cold air badly affected her. Does anyone know if and how it's possible to do this with a Kadjar (Sig Nav)?
  7. Yes if you fill it to the brim, if it's warmer outside or in your tank than in the underground tank, it can overflow when it warms up and expands. What I was saying in that earlier post that gave shredder101 a headache , is that automatic temperature compensation in some forecourt fuel pumps will display more litres than the actual fuel volume dispensed in winter, and fewer litres than the actual fuel dispensed in summer. In think that's how it works anyway, because petrol contracts when cold and expands when warm, but the energy content doesn't change. The alternative would be to alter the price but it would be changing so often that people would think the garage were on the fiddle! The standard temperature it's based on is 15 degrees C IIRC. It's all covered by official regulations I think - and the pumps using it should display a notice to say so.
  8. Part of it is temperature. It's mid winter, petrol contracts when cold and expands when warm, for the same amount of mass and energy. Some pumps correct for this automatically so you have to pay for all that extra energy it e.g. it would be say 100 litres based on a (standardised) 15 deg C temperature but in reality only 98 litres at say 5 degrees C might have gone in, which would be equivalent to 100 litres at 15 degrees C energy-and price-wise. That lets you squeeze an extra 2 litres (or whatever) more into the tank. So instead of charging a higher price for more energy per litre when it's cold, which they could do if they wanted to, they 'fake' the litres and keep the price the same (if fitted with automatic temperature compensation - ATC). In summer, the reverse would apply. The pump should indicate if ATC is being used. Plus all the other things mentioned above as the specs wil only be approximate.
  9. Walk away door locking

    Haha very funny. Bottom line: there can be too much automation, I prefer to have manual control, at least over how and when my car locks. It's purely down to personal preference and circumstances, which is precisely why there are options provided.
  10. No, I would only try that as a last resort; I am looking first to see if there is another way.
  11. 1.6 or 1.2 Tce Signature S Cosmos Blue

    Me too, Renault and Nissan diesels are filthy - the emissions are many times higher in real life driving than the artificial testing (Euro 5 & 6). There are many articles on this this year, including: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/782194/diesel-car-NOX-emissions-pollution-vehicles
  12. Walk away door locking

    Tried it but turned mine off within a month, too many issues with the grandkids who can never make their minds up if they want to stay in or get out, sometimes even with other adult passengers. Everything happens too quickly becauise it's very short range and by the time they've made their minds up, I'm at the shop doorway (if I'm near it) from where I can control everything, lock/unlock/disable internal sensors. I love the long range of the manual key fob.
  13. Winter tyre pressure

    Off topis (sorry!) but there's going to be plenty of the white stuff around on Friday Saturday and maybe beyond that too. Not everywhere but *possibly* anywhere, if you see what I mean. The further north, inland and up high you are the more likely it is.
  14. kadjar Petrol MPG

    32 mpg for me in my 1.2 TCE around town (suburbia) and no lack of power, there's plenty of that. Mostly me + 1 passenger. I don't drive it hard, just 'normally' and I can get 37-40mpg on longer runs doing over 70 mph (but never 80) whenever I can. 22 mpg sounds to me like hard driving in stop-start conditions or windy roads in the peak District with a full load, soft tyres a full tank a big roof rack and then some! Otherwise, there's a fault somewhere or somethings badly worn.
  15. automatic no lights

    I do! For about 2 minutes when I first take delivery of a new car and it's stationary. Otherwise, never - in nearly 50 years of driving.
  16. Tire Pressure Warnings

    Yeah, I had to do a quick steering wheel button reset after correcting my pressures, the warning wouldn't otherwise go away.
  17. Tire Pressure Warnings

    To be fair though, most people with Kadjars drive them so far within safe handling limits that those fairly small small pressure fluctuations are neither here nor there. I am one such! Got my first pressure warning this week in the morning cold but even then, it had only dropped by 2 or 3 psi in the 8 months since I bought it - partly due to the cold weather and parking it outside. I doubt if I'll need to top up the air again before the Springtime. Of course, if I'd bought it in a heatwave the drop in a cold snap would have been greater - and always remember, air is made up of 78% nitrogen anyway and still expands and contracts in heat/cold.
  18. New Member Alan B

    Just disable walkaway locking as I have done, problem fixed. I had no end of problems at first when taking the grandkids out and leaving them in the car - moving around, sometimes opening the door, alarm alarm - so disabled the walkaway. Manually locking and unlocking with the key works from a long distance away too, including from nearby inside buildings if you wish, so it doesn't delay things at all and seeing the folding mirrors fold (my model) is reassuring. You can still lock it without internal alarm being set if the kids are young or it's a dodgy area.
  19. There's an argument for 17 inch wheels vs 19 inchers and given the option (which I didn't have) I would have chosen 17 inchers. But the 19 inch wheels are OK, albeit a bit noisier around town (you hear road noise at lower speeds than my previous small wheeled Scenic). Part of that may be a quieter engine or different soundproofing though - and the Kadjar is more stable. I have no problem with kerbing as i just drive more carefully when near or crossing them. But winter tyres? Not here in coastal southern England - where snow is on the ground for half a day about twice a year on average and even then is only an issue if you live outside the towns!
  20. New version due out this month according to insurance company quote options and a couple of sites. Here are the brief specs from Top Gear site: KADJAR SIGNATURE NAV TCE 165 (5 DOOR), 1618cc, 2017 - PRESENT Top speed 127Mph 0–62 9.20s Engine capacity 1,618cc Fuel type Petrol Transmission Manual Engine Power - 163bhp £24,460.00 https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/renault/kadjar/16-tce-165-signature-nav-5dr/spec I want one! Trouble is, I have just ordered a Sig Nav TCE 130...
  21. Mandatory Update

    There's no mention of any My Renault smartphone app for me so, puzzled. I do have a Coyote Series v2 mandatory update on my R-Link 2 page, which I never installed and never will, except that there's a footnote saying: " Notice: You will not be able to purchase new applications or services until you install this update ". I have no idea what services or applications they are referring to, though I can't see myself 'purchasing' anything for installation on RLink 2 !.
  22. Potential 2017 Kadjar Advice

    Just to add a few things. My parking sensors are very accurate but slow. If I edge up towards an obstacle then stop briefly when a couple of feet away, they soon catch up and then I can accurately edge as close as 6 to 12 inches away and haven't touched anything yet. They flare slightly sideways too, which helps when driving slowly through narrow gaps too, e.g. in a multi-storey or supermarket car park. Petrol consumption around town in the 1.2 TCE petrol turbo is appalling, I get 30mpg with no effort and 33 when driving like the proverbial granny, 31-32 is typical. Can't speak for the auto though. 38-40 is more typical on motorways etc., very similar to my previous 1.6 non-turbo Scenic. If fuel consumption isn't a problem, there is now a manual 1.6 turbo petrol version - don't know if that's available as an auto though. Overall, it's a surprisingly refined car for its type IMO and although I too would have had smaller wheels had they been an option on the Sig Nav, I soon got used to the 19 inchers and find road noise and ride is fine, and the music system is clear even at high motorway speeds - you can speak to passengers easily too, unlike some cars I have had in the past.
  23. First service, now different feel

    But the published performance specs and emissions spec (Euro 6) haven't changed since 2015, including the latest July 2017 brochure, so I can't see that they would be so brazen as to improve emissions by lowering the performance specs on new sales as that would be consumer misrepresentation, right? And why would they do this after a first service when not doing it on new sales?
  24. KADJAR SIGNATURE NAV TCE 165

    Full specs of the TCE 165 are in the July Kadjar brochure - and while the peak power compared to TCE 130 is up from 130 at 5500 rpm to 163 bhp at 5200 rpm, the maximum torque and rpm is not - it's still 205 Nm ISO at 2000 rpm, which is slightly disappointing. So for caravan owners, the maximum braked towing weight now matches the 1.6 manual diesels, the unbraked towing weight only matches the 1.5 diesel manual, though it is up on the TCE 130. Fuel consumption is down on the TCE 130 of course in urban driving though not, they say, when touring.
  25. Keyless Driving

    Did you switch the engine off during your travels?