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post #14 of (permalink) Old 19th February 2007
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Not happy with my automatic gearbox!

I have the same problem with my renault scenic 1.6 automatic gearbox registered 2002. I bought it last year and it has only 35 000 miles on the clock. The Auto warning light comes on every time I go up a steep hill on the way to my son's school and the car stays in safe mode, so I can not accelerate. When I turn the ignition off and on again, the problem rectifies itself. I took the car to the local renault dealer who told me they had never heard of this problem but having searched both the British and the French websites I know that this is not true as we are all talking about it. The garage did a check and they have said that it is a faulty valve at the front of the gearbox which can be replaced at a cost of 384. They have said they have replaced a few and the problem disappears (I thought they had never heard of it before????!!!!) I phoned Renault customer services today as I believe they have produced a car with a faulty part that they should be replacing free of charge but I was given a very frosty response and told that Renault UK and France are not accepting any responsibility for this problem. He admitted that everyone is talking about it. What can we do?
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