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Yeah mate I mean't seized!!!!
The cable was moving a bit slack in the point were it is grabbed by the mechanism... (like on bicycle brakes)... but the mechanism had seized in the open position.. maybe due to corrosion of the metal.
The plastic dowel bit...circle red in attached image holds the plastic lever in the incorrect position in the direction of the arrow (hopefully if i've done to piccy in the right way...its not mine by the way!).
...and yes I think it is flat surface friction.. I have a video of the operation of this catch...
I didn't notice any bonnet sounds or see it moving... I think the main catch was engaged partially when I was drving... I think I would noticed my bonnet was loose during 30 miles of driving.
I am now waiting to see about what Renault officially say...
By the way are you a materials engineer or something Vass? You seem to know quite a bit on the subject.