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Scenic Tailgate Latch - 200 fix for a 20p part!!

Thanks for the link, the 'Workshopcontrol' post of Mar-2006describes the Scenic tailgate button disaster well and is correct that this is all down to a (poor) 'O' ring that costs just pennies, it holds the whole assembly together!! . At least it would be cheap a cheap fix if Renault could supply the offending part.

No wonder there are a lot of Scenics with black tailgate button assemblies (wrongly). The 'O' ring would be 50p maxm, even with dealer mark up. The latch assy costs 58+ VAT unpainted, then when painted to body colour would be 116+ VAT and fitting 40+VAT (just two torx screws). The cheaper option is the black one at 40.95+VAT......... !!!

No way at that price, and no surprise, despite the common failing of this there is no cheap or easy remedy, no recall either. I won't pay those prices and will find the right size 'O' ring from work or a sundries store. Mad world.!!
Thanks for all your help.
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