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Is there a problem?

I'm watching the vehicle below on ebay .

For some time i've been looking for a kangoo or a kangoo van as a second vehicle.

The stop light appears to be illuminated with the engine running in one of the photo's.

Does this indicate a serious problem?
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Re: Is there a problem?

Is it possible the pic is showing the rear fog lights turned on?
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Re: Is there a problem?

Hi there.

I had a wee look into her purchase history for anything 'renault' - it only threw up the roof bars (shown on the car, bought in 14th March 2008). So no code readers/sensors, anything indicating problems.

I don't know enough about the STOP (in terms of what triggers it), but I'd drop her a line in any case - if nothing else, the reply will give you an idea as to the seller's character.

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Re: Is there a problem?

Hi bobbydog.
Can only tell you for Clio 01 onwards but Kangoo should be same. Unless anyone knows better of course.

The stop light and handbrake light can be on if brake fluid is low.
Obviously the handbrake light will be on if handbrake is on but in that picture you can't tell.
The handbrake is on in other picture but engine not on.
The stop light usually comes on along with another light and not usually on it's own.

The stop lamp can be on along with oil pressure lamp or battery lamp or handbrake lamp or faulty wiring to previously mentioned circuits.
Eg. fault in brake fluid level sensor or it's wiring.
Can also be linked to dash pod fault. Or possible fault in abs wiring.
There may be other reasons but you would need a techie for that.
Can't find anything relating to stop lamp and engine running problems and if the abs had a fault you would have thought the abs light would be on.
As Vel said, message them and see if they spin you some bull.
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Re: Is there a problem?

The STOP light comes on with the handbrake light when the handbrake is applied. A few of my Clios have done this, and my dad's Kangoo does as well. Nothing to worry about!
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