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Wife'sKdj last won the day on October 14 2017

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    Assuming you have Auto Handbrake, I would contact Renault Customer Service for their comments. As you have no control over how the handbrake operates you can have no responsibility for premature wear. If they try to claim that such wear is a feature of auto handbrakes I seem to recall a court ruling along the lines of a feature has to be present across a range of vehicles and be of benefit to the owner. Good Luck.
  2. Air Conditioning Display

    As I understand it the symbol tells you that the air-con system will decide for itself if air recirculation is needed or not. It is usually displayed when the air con is in Auto mode.
  3. daytime lights fault

    The quote from the Gov UK website I posted was from a document issued in 2010. If your rear lights are on when your drl's are on I would suggest you may have a fault. Whether or not to involve the experts from Renault is entirely up to you.
  4. daytime lights fault

    Just been out to check ours (Uk spec 2016 model). In daylight, lights on auto. Unlock car - front drl's and and rear lights on. Start car - front drl's on, rear lights off. From UK Gov website, "DRL activate automatically when the engine is started and remain on unless the headlamps are switched on. They may however remain off in some low speed and stationary situations. In general all other lights should remain off when the DRL are on but for a limited period some vehicles may be available which automatically activate the rear position lamps at the same time as the DRL."
  5. daytime lights fault

    I think you'll find that DRL's (Daylight/Daytime Running Lights) only operate on the front. The reason they don't operate on the rear is to avoid masking brake lights, the same reason modern cars now only have one rear fog light. I suspect that a failed DRL would mean a new headlight unit.
  6. Scratched Windscreen

    If they do replace the screen make sure it's a genuine branded Renault screen. Pattern screens such as fitted by Autoglass etc may affect the sensors attached to it. The patterned area at the top of the screen needs to be smooth and not dimpled.
  7. Styling bars

    We have them on our red Kadjar and think the chrome sets off the colour really well. The puddle lights rectify another Renault omission on this car.
  8. Auto gear change quadrant lighting.

    It's not exceptionally bright but it is noticeable in the dark. We only noticed it after the latest firmware update so perhaps there is now more juice being delivered to the bulb (is that possible)? My earlier comment regarding lit door switches was made tongue in cheek.
  9. Automatic headlights

    Perhaps the system needs recalibrating. When we has our windscreen replacing the workshop had to set up a device in front of the car and plug a hand-held computer into the diagnostic socket to set the auto lights correctly. A word with your dealer perhaps?
  10. Auto gear change quadrant lighting.

    Thanks for confirming that I've not gone completely bonkers. I wonder if the next firmware upgrade will give us illuminated window switches?
  11. There has been much discussion on here about the absence of the gear change quadrant lighting on Kadjars, some want it, some don't see the point and one member has found a bulb under the quadrant which doesn't light it. Anyway last night wife and I were going out, I was driving for a change, and was about to select reverse to back out of our drive when I was had to stop. "Look at that" I told the wife pointing to the quadrant. "It's lit up" she says in surprise. I had to turn the lights off to confirm what we were seeing. It's the first time in 16 months of ownership we have noticed this. The only thing I've done recently is to upgrade the RLink firmware to the latest version. It can't be that can it? I also noticed that the switches for Speed Limiter and Cruise Control were also lit. Where they before? I can't really remember. This car never stops surprising me. (I wish it would).
  12. Noise from power steering

    Had similar trouble with our Kadjar at 9,000 miles. Diagnosed as faulty shock absorber top mount bearing and replaced under warranty. Seems ok for now..

    I assume you have an Auto. If so, it took us a little time to perfect low speed manoeuvres, but found practice and a delicate use of the throttle made (almost) perfect. £550 for a door mirror, ouch.
  14. Had similar noise on our 15 month/9000 mile Sig Nav Tce Auto. Diagnosed by dealer (after we suggested the mechanic turned off the radio so he could hear the noise) as a worn suspension strut top mount. Replaced under warranty. Car is currently away having some dents knocked out of it so not had much chance to confirm that fault cured.
  15. Have you tried using the key inside the fob?