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  1. Dashboard Rattling noise

    It might be a "Renault Thing", but my Captur kind of suffered from the same thing when it was brand new, as from what i could gather & work out, the bits of the dashboard used to "bind" & kind of squeak on each other as they made contact & rubbed on each other. Personally I found that a relatively quick & easy fix for me was to squirt a bit of Mr Sheen on the dashboard joints, it seemed to lessen the kind of contact resistance, lubricate the joints & thus soften the noise. Armor all dash spray worked too. Good luck with going back to your dealer, as when I went back to my dealer regarding a problem with my brand new Kadjar I was left high & dry as the dealer refused point blank to even look at the car & told me to ....'Take it up with Renault we don't make the cars'. Hope you find a solution to your problem.
  2. Mine's already rid after 21 days.
  3. Getting a kadjar (hopefully)

    Mine was a nightmare, had excessive moisture in both headlamps, multiple body panels out of alignment, the OSF headlamp was protruding, yet the NSF headlamp was flush, & to top it all ......the Renault main dealership where I got it from refused point blank to even look at the car! . The dealer just kept referring to the handbook & going on about a "headlamp phenomenon" & "tolerances" in the headlamps The dealership told me to.. 'Take it up with Renault we don't make the cars' The dealership just basically pointed to the small print in the handbook & showed me the door......Disgusting! I got an independent engineer from DEKRA to come to my home to examine the car who found that the Kadjar was unsatisfactory & to cut a long story short it was refused/rejected & now I no longer have the car (i only had it for 21 days). Hope it all goes well for you, but beware a headlamp "phenomenon" poor headlamps/body panels out of alignment & maybe a dealer that doesn't give a toss.. Perhaps mine was one of those rare "Friday" cars that was built at a quarter to alehouse. I had the petrol 1.2 turbo (like Patwar above) & I agree totally the fuel economy was poor, I don't have a heavy right foot either & don't stick my clog down hard, so I've gone back to diesel, (I certainly find that what I've got now is not as thirsty). Best of luck, hope it all goes well
  4. Keyless car theft

    From what i can gather there's another kind of theft (that involves theft from parked cars) that takes place, whereas when you walk away from your car, a criminal/car thief holds a kind of radio "interceptor" that intercepts & blocks your key details so that when you walk away from your car & it goes ..."Peep Peep" so you may think that it has locked but the tea leaf scumbag waiting nearby has blocked it's details meaning that they can at least open your car & steal it's contents after you have gone. Personally I'm always careful wherever I leave any car & sometimes I'll just go back to it within a couple of minutes to see if it's got any (unwelcome) attention.....& if in any doubt ...I'll just get the hell out of there.
  5. Hi From HK

    Spot on ulfire
  6. Hi From HK

    Personally I liked the look of the Kadjar as a car, the feel of the car,the comfort, the colour,the space,the roof rails (for a roof box) the 7 speed gearbox, the alloy wheels, the R-link & the Kadjar seemed great in the showroom & you seemed to get a lot for your money, plus before all this I had a Captur before that I really loved, a car that gave sterling service & never ever let me down, thus I had confidence in Renault as a brand & I expected to certainly have the same experience when I upgraded to the Kadjar & had no reason to doubt anything. Other than having the routine services & a minor recall (with no issues found) those were the only times that the Captur visited the dealership. I suppose that the only real test of a dealership is ...when you really need em. The way the dealer behaved really soured my feeling towards the car,(a car that was ruled as defective by an independent engineer) & although at one point I did for a short while consider getting another Kadjar from another rival dealership, I found that it sadly ruined any confidence that I had with Renault & therefore I jumped ship altogether.
  7. Hi From HK

    Yeah I've seen the Marina Blue, looks snazzy.
  8. Hi From HK

    I'm certainly not dissin anyone elses Kadjar's, I just think that i probably had one of the rare ones that was a problem child that should have been quickly sorted at dealership level. I had a lovely car with some problems that were compounded by a crap dealership who were obstructive, wouldn't help me, wouldn't even look at the car & did all that they could to wriggle out of their responsibilities. Because of their inaction it had to go back. Your 4X4 KJ in red sounds nice JC, hope it all goes well for you, safe motoring pal take care.
  9. Hi From HK

    Hyundai Ioniq..Mmm nice. A bonny looking motor you've got there ulfire. what colour did you get?? As for the Sportage I pretty much got more or less the same spec as I did with the Kadjar except for. No walk away auto locking (don't miss it) No auto main beam dip (never used it & don't miss it) No lane departure warning (I isolated it as it got on my nerves as it went off at the slightest thing) No auto handbrake (don't really miss it) No R-link & speed limit warning etc (didn't think much of the R-link system) as in the short space of time that I had the Kadjar I couldn't even get my phone to bond with it... & after I found out that I was getting rid of the car, I just gave up on it... Can't get your phone to bond with R-link?? ...Oh well never mind at least you can choose one of six colours to have your dashboard/display.......whoopee shit! I hated the auto interior courtesy lights that couldn't be turned off as I prefer to have my eyes already accustomed to the darkness when I get out of the car instead of being lit up like Blackpool illuminations just before you get out into darkness Plus I don't miss the stupid bloody key.....that isn't really a key as such & can't be put onto a key ring without modification or an aftermarket purchase (I bet that they ain't cheap to replace either) In many ways the Kia doesn't have as many auto gismos & R-link etc but in all honesty I can't say that I miss them. Something I've got on this Kia that wasn't on the Kadjar is an auto door lock feature , where the doors lock as soon as you drive off reach 5mph A reversing camera (that wasn't on the Kadjar) Illuminated door controls (that wasn't on the Kadjar) Courtesy lights (that I decide when I want on) Spare wheel (that wasn't on the Kadjar). Oh! & a solidly built & robust key THAT GOES ON A KEY RING I know that I'm being somewhat negative to the Kadjar but in comparison to the Kia I find the Kia to be a car that's of great build quality,very comfy & rock solidly built. Only thing I really do miss from my Kadjar is the actual COLOUR! as I wish that I could have had the Kia in the beautiful red that Kadjar was in but I didn't like the shade of Kia's red so i wen't for the silver (Silver Frost).
  10. remote locking (Tanker)

    I even had this walk away locking on my trusty 64 plate Captur...that was a brilliant car. no problems at all, not like the Kadjar that I had for just 22 days before I said bye bye to it, shame really as it was a car that I really wanted & was looking forward to having but after my experience with both the car & the dealer I will never have Renault ever again
  11. I had water/excessive moisture in BOTH HEADLIGHTS (plus body panels out of alignment) in a 5 HOUR OLD CAR!! ....& the Renault main dealer where I got it from refused point blank to even look at it!.Bastards! I've heard of dipping ones headlights ..but never having to use a dipstick to check the levels . As it's winter, should I have used anti freeze in my "headlamp fluid"???....or will that be harmful to the goldfish that I've kept in there
  12. Hi From HK

    What have you got now ulfire? if you don't mind me asking. Incidentally I got myself a Kia Sportage in silver frost metallic, as for the Crnold Alark Renault senior sales executive (yes he had been promoted), I feel that he was just trying to wind me up just to get me to lose my rag & swear at him (so that he could say that I was abusive) & thus give him a reason to hang up & not deal with me, but I wasn't biting & I think (much to his annoyance) I kept it professional & polite (it was difficult, believe me). I'm still not happy at the way I was treated & I'm still not finished with this, as I feel that the dealership should treat their customers better. What if I had been a little old lady who didn't know her rights? or someone who was used to being walked all over & didn't want to make a fuss?. Personally I feel that the Renault dealership expect motability customers to just put up with crap & be thankful that we've got a car. Well all I can say is that the Kia is spot on!, no problems to report & the Kia dealership have been bend over backwards to help & have put me at ease with the purchase/lease....Just what you would expect with a brand new car experience. Are you listening Renault UK??
  13. New Kadjar Owner

    I got mine (as A motability car) on Halloween (ooer ) & within hours I found that there was excessive moisture in both headlights,as well as one of the headlamps standing off & unequal shut lines etc. The dealer wouldn't even look at it!!. All i was told was 'take it up with Renault UK as we don't make the cars'. Anyhow I reported it to Motability who arranged to have the car independently examined by an engineer from DEKRA Automotive who ruled in my favour & the lease was cancelled & car was returned. If you aren't happy don't let the dealer fob you off, have a look at the 'Consumer Rights Act 2015' & see if that helps.
  14. Hi From HK

    According to the "New Car Senior Sales Executive" at the Renault main dealer where I got my lemon..... 'Oh people only go on forums to complain' Incidentally, my Kadjar went back on Tuesday.
  15. Daft Newbie

    Well, I say that the controls are right behind the wiper stalk,they are actually just below the wiper stalk. I would like to know how to permanently turn off the interior courtesy lights, but is it worth it now? as I've only got the car for another week or so.
  16. Daft Newbie

    Or even a Friday afternoon one??? as I suspect that mine was possibly built by Renault's sub contractors "Sod It Enterprises" with David Stockwell out of Heartbeat as the chief engineer on this project. I think it was finished when it was a quarter to pub & he was after an early dart .
  17. Daft Newbie

    I'm still getting to grips with mine, but there's not much point really as I've had enough & my car will be rejected & returned as unsatisfactory to the Renault main dealer after just 24 DAYS!!
  18. I will start at the beginning, we are Motability customers & for the past 3 years we have had a Renault Captur that was supplied by our local main dealer, all went well & at the end of the three year lease we decided on a brand new Kadjar to replace it. We ordered it & took delivery on Halloween ... As we were being waved off the Renault main dealer forecourt, they said.. 'Any problems sir, you know where we are' It looked lovely & we were so glad that we finally had the Kadjar....Brilliant! A beautiful car! However within hours of parking it on the drive I noticed that there was excessive moisture in both headlights??, & the car didn't look quite right, ??no problem I thought as the dealer did say.......'Any problems, you know where we are'. So the following day I went & took the car back to the Renault main dealer to make them aware of this excessive condensation issue etc, but they refused point blank to even look at it, instead calling it a "Phenomenon" & referring to a passage in the handbook that covers this "Phenomenon" involving headlights. Basically, instead of them even looking at the car I was shown the handbook.......& the door! I told them that I wasn't happy but all the woman on the aftersales reception would repeatedly say is..... 'Take it up with Renault UK we don't make the cars'............ She then went & ate her Subway butty. Infuriating!!!. No problem I thought, it's all a mix up & the dealer will no doubt sort it out, especially after I speak to the "New Car Senior Sales Executive" who's dealt with with this right from the start, he seems helpful & won't let me I thought. However!, He wouldn't do anything & kept going on about the headlamp "Phenomenon" & "Tolerances in the headlamps", despite me telling him that the car didn't look right he just wouldn't do anything. I said that I had been on the forum & he just replied ..'Oh people only go on forums to complain'. & I told him that he was being unfair. He just said that 'He's being cynical as it's his outlook due to being in that job' He also said that ..'We as a dealership don't make a right lot out of Motability'..............(Thanks for that little kick in the balls)....You Tw@t. The dealership refused point blank to see the vehicle so I had no choice but to take it up with Motability who arranged on my behalf to have the vehicle examined independently by DEKRA who sent a professional & impartial engineer, who examined the vehicle at my home, outside in torrential rain (there was no condensation at the time of examination, but this was purely because the atmospheric conditions were not conducive) but I provided clear documented photographic evidence from the night before of excessive headlamp condensation. (My photos attached) The engineer has subsequently found... CONCLUSION......... 'At the time of examination, no evidence of condensation could be found inside the headlamps'. 'It was noted during the examination that there was some misalignment noted of the headlamps placing within the vehicle bodywork. 'There was also noted some misalignment between the bonnet & the front grille' 'Should this be the case it may indicate that there has been cosmetic damage to the front of the vehicle, But this would need to be confirmed'. 'In any case there should NOT! be any condensation evident on the inside of the headlamps' 'There is misalignment between the bonnet & the front grille' 'The OSF headlamp is standing 10mm proud of the bonnet,yet the NSF headlamp is flush' To cut a long story short Motability have rejected the car & released myself & my wife from this lease, so it's bye bye to the Kadjar after just 8 days & we are now shopping for another car....(it won't be a Renault)...I'm done with them. Bitter sweet really, as the Kadjar was lovely (in the showroom) but in reality the one we got has been terrible (& so has the dealer). I feel really let down by the Renault Main Dealer,who I feel has behaved appallingly, thank god I had Motability fighting my case or I feel that I would have been royally shafted & left with a lemon with a dubious past. My own personal opinion & gut feeling is that the vehicle has had a minor bump (& poor repair) during the build/delivery process. Very odd behaviour from the Renault Main Dealer...very odd indeed. Never Ever Again.
  19. Daft Newbie

    Hiya Lythambear. Welcome to the forum. Your fingertip controls for your radio etc are on the right of the steering column & right behind the wiper stalk. The bottom button to turn volume down. The top button to turn volume up. The little Knobbly button bit in the middle of the two buttons is to mute the volume. & the little wheel behind the buttons is to scroll through the stations etc. Enjoy
  20. I had Ford Cmax's before I went over to Renault & although the Fords were ok & never went wrong it was the service department at the Ford dealership (Gordon's) on Wallgate that drove me insane as there was one hell of a rude & surly cow with a real bad attitude "Serving" behind the service department desk. Whenever you came to take the Ford in for a service it would go something like this.................. Me.............................'Morning I'd like to book my car in for a service' Rude Ford Woman..........'NAME (roll eyes) Registration' Me............................. 'Mr Baldyman' (not my real name) Rude Ford Woman....(Sigh) 'You can have such a date' Me.............................'Oh can I cave a courtesy car too please' Rude Ford Woman...'you'll be lucky' Me .............................'Well I need one' Rude Ford Woman.....'Mutter Mutter Mutter (sigh) bang stuff down on desk & walk off into the back obviously displeased, (& acting as if I had interrupted her breakfast & farted on her weetabix). It began to really piss me off & became such a pain in the arse that I dreaded taking the car in for service to Gordons, it became a real inconvenience as there was hardly any courtesy cars available at Gordons Ford & on the very odd occasion that one was available it was often low on fuel, stinking & filthy as it had been used for staff fast food runs to Maccies etc & the pie shop or chippy & as such was left full of detritus like chip wrappers & a rotting half eaten mouldy steak & kidney pie in foil wrapper stuffed under the seat decomposing......... Mmmmmm twas a nice touch for that person who really appreciates that mobile shitheap on wheels feeling. One day whilst driving one of Gordons filthy courtesy cars, a used empty bottle of Volvic mineral water rolled from under the drivers seat & impeded the brake pedal that I was trying to operate. Luckily I wasn't going that fast & managed to flick the bottle out of the way with my feet, then reach down & angrily chuck it in the passenger footwell. When I did get my car back, it never was valeted & on one occasion an oil stain was left on the drivers seat (thankfully I managed to get rid of the stain myself). I have been informed that the rude woman doesn't work there anymore & Gordons Ford is no more. From what I understand the Ford dealership is now totally all new & relocated & as Bristol Street Motors. I have been in the new Ford dealership & to be fair Bristol Street seem far far better than Gordons ever were, the staff were very friendly, helpful & seemed professional . I was tempted to go back to Ford at one point, but after the piss poor attitude at Gordons that I put up with for six years I felt that the damage had been done.
  21. It's on order, the dealership seemed very professional Ulfire, both my Brother In Law & his Dad use that dealership in Bury & have never had any problems, I know that I have a 50 mile round trip to & from home etc, but I'm getting that way now, that it's the only dealer that I'm prepared to trust. Everyone I speak to who has a Sportage seems to love it (& the dealership) so I'm prepared to travel to be looked after.
  22. Hi Turboted, As for what you said regarding your friend who was a Motability rep, I too have heard something along the same lines, as a friend in a rival dealership told me that all the Motability rep will get is just £50 quid for each Motability deal that they sign up (& no commission) & in fact the "New Car Senior Sales Executive" at the Renault main dealer where I got this Kadjar told me & I quote... 'We as a dealership don't make a right lot out of Motability'.....(Well thanks for that swift kick in the knackers pal) ...It really did hurt!! It's not my fault that he allegedly only got paid £50, all I wanted was some basic aftersales care. As for this Kadjar, it clearly wasn't right (as proven by an independent engineer) & the dealer wouldn't even look at it, so they can have it back under the consumer rights act 2015.......stuff em! (or words to that effect) I treat people fairly & I expected to receive the same basic treatment from my dealership.. It might just be an isolated bad vehicle that was built by the trainee work experience lads on a Friday when it was "a quarter to pub" ?????. but the way the dealership has behaved with this has added insult to injury. For what it's worth the Kadjar is a lovely car, I'm just sorry that my experience has been all negative, I am certainly furious with the dealership, they could have & should have handled this better. Oh and according to the "New Car Senior Sales Executive" at the Renault main dealership..... ..'People only go on forums to complain'. I could not believe the attitude of this guy. Anyhow It'll soon be bye bye to My Kadjar, as I placed an order for a level 2 Kia Sportage 1.7 Diesel in silver frost metallic this afternoon, I hope all goes well with this one. Fingers crossed mate.
  23. Prep for selling the KJ

    I agree, the dealer will probably just return it to stock condition, remove the after market bits & flog them separately. I find that the best thing to do with a car before selling is have it spotlessly clean.