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Re: Where's my Scenic?
Maybe taking a step back and looking at this from a different perspective is needed here.
Many cars collect flaws in the pre-production/production/holding compound/transporter/Pre-delivery inspection stage - and are corrected with the new owner blissfully unaware of any remedial action, other people buy car's with inherent flaws requiring a recall.
In this case, you have been unlucky, had you not investigated further (and I'm not blaming you for doing so), you would be in the former camp (a bit miffed about the delay, but happy with the car, regardless). It IS annoying, but in my opinion, its better that any flaws are picked up by the quality checking safety net BEFORE they fall into the hands of customers - manufacturers are often criticised for failing to act with urgency, but in this case they are.
Something also worth bearing in mind, is that platform-sharing & component-sharing is rife throughout the car industry, and I'm fairly sure this problem will not be limited to just a short run of Scenics, I'd bet the farm on Meganes and some Clios & Lagunas being affected. At the very least, they need to double-check all possible models.
Just concentrate on enjoying your car when it does arrive, I am sure it will prove to be worth the wait.
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