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Windscreen Seal Problems formally (Oh no help pls)
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Welcome to the not very exclusive "Windscreen Aerofoil Club". Mine only lasted three weeks from brand new, and literally came out all the way along just held down at each corner. Dealer took 3 days to refit it - you might be lucky and it will be less. Definite Warranty Job this is a massive issue which frankly I can not believe Renault still have going on as the Kadjar has suffered it from launch. It must be costing them more to replace when they fail instead of working out how to fit it properly in the first place.

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51 minutes ago, Chasf said:

I had a similar problem, the dealer just resealed it back into place. It's been fine since, not came back out and no excess wind noise.

Well there's resealing and resealing so depending on how they did that...

My dealer was adamant... as a warranty job it absolutely could not be stuck back in place with sealant or adhesive, not even as a temporary fix. It  required the windscreen to be removed, the seal refitted, the windscreen refitted to the correct tolerance and sealed, and the speed sign/line crossing camera recalibrating. 2 day job involving both specialist windscreen fitters and the dealers - though 24 hour turnaround is possible (happened in my case) if they get your car the previous evening and the windscreen guys can come in early next morning..

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like i said its been fine since they sealed it back in and no problems with wind noise or coming back out. They only had it for an hour so it was not a windscreen out job.

I am not fussed as its under warranty and if it comes back out it will go back in again for them to fix.

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41 minutes ago, Chasf said:

like i said its been fine since they sealed it back in and no problems with wind noise or coming back out. They only had it for an hour so it was not a windscreen out job.

I am not fussed as its under warranty and if it comes back out it will go back in again for them to fix.

Good point. Follow their advice and you can't really go wrong.

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Well there's resealing and resealing so depending on how they did that...
My dealer was adamant... as a warranty job it absolutely could not be stuck back in place with sealant or adhesive, not even as a temporary fix. It  required the windscreen to be removed, the seal refitted, the windscreen refitted to the correct tolerance and sealed, and the speed sign/line crossing camera recalibrating. 2 day job involving both specialist windscreen fitters and the dealers - though 24 hour turnaround is possible (happened in my case) if they get your car the previous evening and the windscreen guys can come in early next morning..


Well I’ve just watched my cat be towed away to the dealers as the rubber came out on the motorway and Renault said it was un safe to drive as the window might fall out so it’s booked in on Wednesday and I’ve got a hire car on the way to be delivered at 6pm lol... hope it’s sorted lol


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i can not figure out why they would need to take the screen out , to me it looks like a seal just to make the gap between the glass roof and windscreen look tidier and maybe reduce wind noise. If you look at alot of cars they do not even have a top seal, so i think have the screen taken could cause more problems in the long term.

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i can not figure out why they would need to take the screen out , to me it looks like a seal just to make the gap between the glass roof and windscreen look tidier and maybe reduce wind noise. If you look at alot of cars they do not even have a top seal, so i think have the screen taken could cause more problems in the long term.



That’s what I thought lol I was told not to drive it as the screen could drop out so I’m in a hire car till it’s sorted no lol


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I'm going to keep this well hidden from my Mrs who said I quote "The windscreen might fall out" when my top windscreen rubber decided to pop out 20 minutes into an hour drive from Bridlington to York. Although at the time I just thought I had a seagull flapping on the roof as that was the bashing sound the seal made. I only found out the seal was the noise when we got to York - and when she decided the car was a potential death trap like that. I just shoved it back in for the next 45 minutes drive to Bradford - where it of course popped out again. As this happened on a Saturday and on the Sunday I had another two hour round motorway trip planned getting it fixed by Renault was a no go - so I fixed it back in Sunday morning and then duct taped it into place to keep in there. No issues and even less cabin noise on the motorway then before - and it actually stayed that way for a week and a half until I had time to drop it in to Renault for Repair. To be fair they were going to take it in within two days on a Thursday Morning - but as I had read on here it takes at least two days to fix I said if it overran I would be stuck with a loan car for the weekend which I didn't fancy so told them to go onto the next week as I had no big trips to do anyway. 

Surprising really that your dealer insisted the car get towed because it could be dangerous - general feeling on here for people who have had the issue is it's just a nuisance and not a massive issue. Having looked well into the gap it fills it looked to me more like a bit of trim then something actually holding the windscreen into place - but props to the dealer for being cautious as long as they cover the towing bill as well.

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46 minutes ago, c0ff33 said:

Having looked well into the gap it fills it looked to me more like a bit of trim then something actually holding the windscreen into place - but props to the dealer for being cautious as long as they cover the towing bill as well.

Yes, I had a good chat with my dealers about mine, and they were very forthcoming. The windscreen is bonded in place and the presence or absence of the rubber 'seal' has no effect on the strength of the screen bonding or the possibility of rain getting in. It's there for aerodynamic, noise level and cosmetic reasons.

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4 hours ago, D13urg said:

They told me today they had one in that the screen was wiggling around


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Mine does that when I crank up the volume on the Bose.

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On 15/07/2017 at 10:05 AM, D13urg said:

 

 


Lol she told me you could push it In and out lol


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Did she charge extra for allowing people to do this ;-)

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The trim is cosmetic, but I'd lay odds on the fact that whilst the screen bonding is still molten, the trim is bedded into that. A delay twixt screen installing and trimming would mean no adhesion of the trim.


I think she said that as the trim is put in at the same time as the screen it’s all to save time n money although this has probably cost them a pretty penny and if all the trim is like what they did to mine then it will cost them a fortune lol


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Exactly, done at the same time when then bonding gunk is still molten. It does save money to DO IT RIGHT, (directed at Renault)



I don’t think they are capable of doing anything right lol


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On 7/24/2017 at 0:32 PM, turboted10 said:

Let's hope they have it right now. I do get the impression that somehow they rushed production of the Kadjar through, strange given the Captur was already up and running.

Do Captur owners have any similar issues or silence from Renault????????????????

The whole window seal issue has given me a twitch, check the car back and front, make sure the dustbins not been left behind the car, then check the windscreen is still as should be.Devil animated emoticon ( I actually did that today, my seal is still virgo intacta)

is not just the kadjars with the glass roof with the problem as the seal is there just to hide the gap between the windscreen and the glass roof. It will be a different seal with the other models

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