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  1. Towing

    I'm about to get a towbar fitted to my wife's 1.5 SigNav auto so we can tow our caravan rather than using my van all the time. Is there one with a detachable ball so I can hide the electrics underneath the rear bumper? I tow our caravan with my Vauxhall Vivaro... its new but I had an ECU remap that took it from 120bhp to 165. All GM can tell warranty wise is that the ECU has been accessed, they cant tell why or what's been done (I got this from a mate in a GM dealership), I doubt Renault are any smarter!
  2. Reasons not to buy a Kadjar

    We've had our Bose SigNav Auto for 7 months now, bought it with about 6k on it (its my wife's so I'm guessing). We traded a 1.7 Vauxhall Mokka CDTi Diesel for it. An honest and unbiased opinion (from both of us) would be.. 1. It's not nearly as good performance wise.. yes a lot of that's down to it being auto but the gearbox is clumsy, it absolutely refuses to change down when it should (even with that stupid ECO switched off) and I am a fan of auto boxes for touring. It really needs looking at by Renault. 2. I worked for many many years in a Peugeot dealership and I am fully aware of the "joys" of French car construction, usually good mechanicals but poor trim... for me this one surpasses them all, it rattles like a b*****d, I've never pulled so much trim off and packed with foam as this thing. IMHO, in my motor trade days we'd have pulled the dash, foam wrapped all the wiring and sprayed every trim piece with a silicon lubricant. 3. R-Link and all the "fun" it brings... yeah... enough said 4. Its not all bad, it's roomy, the interior (when its not rattling) is a nice place to be, the glass roof is excellent and the boot has much more room than the Mokka 5. Fuel consumption isn't as bad as we thought it would be, even with 19" wheels and an auto box (still don't understand why its so much more on road tax though!!) It's a little too early to make a decision on whether we'd buy another one but lets just say unless there was a vast improvement we'd certainly have a lot closer look at the competition.
  3. Folks, can anyone help with this one before I have to book it in. My wife just called , it appears the electric handbrake wont come on (either manually or in park). Vehicle is a 2017 SigNav Auto. It was fine when I was driving it yesterday and was engaged when I was defrosting it this morning (yes defrosting!!!!.. we live in Scotland! ). There's no error on the dash other than its saying to apply handbrake when she switched off the engine and opens the door. Any help much appreciated!
  4. france

    That'll be us in August, back to South Brittany... our second home!
  5. R-link 2

    I did ours yesterday... no issues with the install and I even got DAB song title display (for about 10 minutes till I switched it off and went back out an hour later) Its getting a bit silly with that now.
  6. I'll let you know how that suggestion went if the surgery is a success
  7. Clock display

    This is an odd one.. sometimes the clock on our Sig Nav (Bose Edition) shows an analogue style clock, other times its digital. We have 2 profiles set up but it happens on both. You can go for days with digital and one day it simply decides to be analogue by itself. Another RLINK anomaly?
  8. Warranty issue?

    Mmm could be but its only on one wheel. Lets see what Renault say..
  9. Warranty issue?

    Cheers! I’ll let everyone know how we get on👍
  10. Folks, one of the 19” wheels on my wife’s Kadjar has developed what I can best describe as a faded area on one of the outer spokes. Vehicle has done 10k but the wheel has never been kerbed or damaged. What is Renault like with warranty claims? I know from experience both Peugeot & Vauxhall were a nightmare. Is it worth my while trying to get a dealer to repair/replace under warranty?
  11. New owner

    Thanks mate. It’s going back for a warranty check... I worked for many years for Peugeot UK so from experience I reckon it’s loose drainage tubes (don’t ask how I know lol!). I’ll let you guys know 👍
  12. ICE - DAB Radio text.

    Ours is the same.. its probably permanently on Planet Rock with a perfect signal and the Alpine DAB in my van displays songs fine. We just got the V5 this morning so we can register it and try the MAP update.
  13. New owner

    Hi, My name's Scott and my wife & I just picked up a pre-reg 1.5TCi Sig Auto with the Bose sound system. Its actually going to be my wife's car (who's still a bit distraught at selling her Mokka Techline) as I fly model jets (hence the username) and its way to small for me! Initial impressions... very quiet compared to the "agricultural" Mokka, well equipped although I will be adding at least a space saver wheel and jack for out annual holidays in France, I'm not a fan of the foam! Auto is smooth although a little dim-witted at times and the head unit has some "odd" programming that the Mokka did a lot better. Oh.. and does anyone else find that dash and panoramic roof rattles like hell? Going back to the dealer as soon as to have this looked at.