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Laguna Initiale 2 dead - battery perfect
Interested to read the problems experienced by Screwloose with his Scenic. I have had similair problems since my car was brand new. Starting with the engine switching itself off whilst driving (very scary). The dealer sorted it out. Within a few weeks the drivers seat would suddenly move to the forward position, whilst driving. Very difficult to drive with your face stuck up to the windscreen and knees trapped behind steering wheel. Again the dealer sorted the problem, BUT, the constant problem has been the car being totally dead. No electrics at all. Entry by emergency key. The dealer has changed the battery twice. Recently I was stationary in the car with the doors locked and engine off. The central locking activated and the interior lights came on. They dimmed and the lock reset. A little later the same thing happened. Again I returned the car to the dealer. By now it was out of warranty. Renault very kindly replaced the
. I brought the car home and three days later the car was dead again. The battery was perfectly OK. I left it hooked up to the charger just in case, for an hour. Reconnected the battery and it worked perfectly. It is now back with the dealer.
The dealer (Sutton Park Renault) has been very good throughout. I am totally frustrated with a car I like very much.