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  1. I reversed once and the camera didn't come on, turns out the screen was "dead" like you describe. I held the on/off button for about 5 [10?] seconds and it came back on! It's done that twice now in ~ 8 months since new
  2. For batteries in Series, you add the volts - so your idea would give an 18V battery - not recommended! If you put them in parallel the 12V one would shove current backwards through the 6V one, with DANGEROUS consequences. You could use a diode to block the reverse current, but it would have to be able to handle big currents [100A+], and would drop the 6V down by at least a volt itself. If the original battery isn't up-to-the-job, then the answer is to use a higher-capacity one.....
  3. I've previously uploaded the Oct 2017 brochure to this site, it shows a 4 year warranty. The Feb 2018 brochure shows 3 years. Unfortunately I don't see these helping much. My ex-boss had a dispute with Honda 'cos they gave him an old brochure and the CRV turned out different to what he expected. He followed all procedure to sort it out, even going to the ombudsman, who ruled: "Since the garage did not DELIBERATELY mislead you, you have no claim" He kept the car under a tarpaulin until the dispute was sorted - it took 12 months and the car had only done the distance from the garage [~30 miles] after that year. So, he got the wrong car AND he never had use of it for a year - Principle can be a painful business....
  4. My new toy

    I don't know about new colours, but if you go on the Renault website & search for second hand Kadjars, you can find out how many of each colour are available. Example: within 200 miles of me they have for sale: 61 red, 55 blue, 47 black, 43 grey, 38 white and 11 brown [Dune]. This sort of reflects how many of each colour were sold in the first place?
  5. Brochure for January 2017

    Here's July & Oct 2017 for all you collectors out there! Renault kadjar Jul 2017 brochure.pdf kadjar-brochure Oct 2017.pdf
  6. Brochure for January 2017

    OK, I've dated it this time, here's April 2017 too Renault kadjar-brochure Jan 2017.pdf Renault kadjar-brochure Apr 2017.pdf
  7. Brochure for January 2017

    I have brochures printed Jan, Apr & July 2017, none of them mention Apple Car Play/Android Auto, however the one printed Oct 2017 does.
  8. Brochure for January 2017

    I've got one that was printed 01 Jan 2017, though I didn't download it till 11 Mar 2017. It's a pdf, I'll try to attach it.... Renault kadjar-brochure.pdf
  9. 1st service

    If you buy the 2-year Renault Service Plan for the Kadjar (before it needs the 1st service) it costs £229 [https://www.renault.co.uk/owners/service-and-maintenance/maintenance/service-plans.html] It's the 3rd & 4th year that costs rise?
  10. Diesel or Petrol

    That's useful, knowing that the DPF isn't likely to need any attention if you do ~10,000 miles a year. As for if it's covered under warranty, I couldn't find anything that Renault say on the matter, but happen to have a brochure for a 2018 Nissan Pulsar, that uses the same 1.5 diesel engine as the Kadjar. This is what it says about the DPF: WHAT IF I ONLY DRIVE SHORT JOURNEYS? If the vehicle is only driven for short journeys, or at low speed, then it may not be possible for regeneration to occur. In this situation, warning lights will be illuminated on your dashboard. Please refer to your Owner’s Manual for further information. After seeing these warning lights you need to drive, as soon as possible, above 40mph until the light goes out. This can take up to 30 minutes depending on the amount of soot collected in the filter. WHAT IF I IGNORE THEM? If you continue to drive at low speeds the exhaust gas temperatures cannot rise, so regeneration cannot occur. In this instance, a combination of warning lights will be illuminated on your dashboard. In this case, and in order to protect the engine and DPF Filter, the vehicle will require ‘SERVICE REGENERATION’ which can only be carried out by a workshop equipped with Nissan diagnostic equipment. You will need to go to your nearest Nissan dealer in case the oil and filter needs to be replaced. As ‘SERVICE REGENERATION’ is not a manufacturing fault, so the cost will NOT be covered under warranty. [I couldn't copy the symbols which went with the text unfortunately] I guess Renault's position will be something similar?
  11. Diesel or Petrol

    We do mainly short journeys and have a low mileage too [<5,000 a year] We used to have a 2L diesel Zafira Tourer and the particulate filter warning came on 2 or 3 times a year - quite inconvenient to "...keep driving..." when we had a deadline to pick up kids from school! So we went for the 1.2 Petrol. The car is fast enough, the engine warms up quickly and is quiet. Consumption isn't great [25mpg around town (lots of cold-starts) and 35 mpg A-roads] I wonder if there's any low-mileage diesel owners who can tell you if the particulate filter is a problem in the Kadjar?
  12. 1.2 Dynamic Nav

    I find the Honest John site gives quite realistic figures for mpg: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg For us, lots of cold-running short journeys around town we've been as low as 24 mpg, the best we've achieved is 35 mpg on a 60 mile A-road journey, with some big hills. I think you'd have to live somewhere quite flat to get 40 mpg?
  13. New 1.3 turbo petrol in kadjar?

    That depends on a lot of things? [1] Was your order placed for a 4-year-warranty-car? A car ordered now will only get a 3-year-warranty? [2] Are Renault going to sell lots of unwanted 1.2 cars to [say] Arnold Clark who will offer them at big discounts? [They currently have big discounts on 66 plate models, with the old R-Link] [3] When will the 1.3 engine get to the Kadjar / how much longer will your current car keep going without costing you? My experience tells me that you will be very lucky if you manage to buy a new car at the optimum time; motorists generally lose! The way the market is at the moment, any petrol car is going to be easier [more profitable / less loss] to sell-on-later than a diesel one. I'm not going to advise you!
  14. New 1.3 turbo petrol in kadjar?

    Thanks for that, here's the official Renault release: https://media.group.renault.com/global/en-gb/groupe-renault/media/pressreleases/21201109/renault-lance-un-moteur-essence-de-nouvelle-generation-inaugure-sur-scenic-et-grand-scenic My guess is Renault would want to get rid of the 1.2 petrol quite quickly, if you search on this site you'll find that it doesn't do that well on pollution tests: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/pollution-and-air-quality/cleaning-londons-vehicles/newer-vehicle-checker (to be fair, they haven't tested Kadjars since 2015, so Renault may have cleaned the engines up since then]
  15. I might try the manual release, just to see the Boyko-Boost, sorry Auto-Throttle at work!