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Re: Door Stay Strap
Does that £100 include the part and the labour involved in swapping it over?
If so, that sounds a fair price.
However, if you are questioning if this part should have failed at such a low mileage, I would say no.
Unless the part has been subjected to abuse (i.e. a strong gust of wind blowing the door ajar), then parts like that should almost last the lifetime of the car.
I would contact the equivalent of
Renault Customer Services
for your country, and see what can be done to discount this amount as a goodwill gesture.
The car is out of warranty, but the low mileage will help justify your claim of a manufacturing defect arising.
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