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post #11 of (permalink) Old 10th October 2009
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The problem with Renault dashboards is a "stock" fault,i.e. it is a well known fault and happens a lot. It should'nt, the fault is caused by "dry" or badly soldered joints on the printed circuit board and should not cost even 100 to repair. That said,it is also reasonable to expect the dashboard to last virtually the life of the car,as after all,other makers cars dont have this problem,so Renault should pick up the tab for repair of this fault. Renault have other stock faults which of course they describe as "rare" but are well known and common as muck. They shirk their responsibility and get away with it because customers are not pushy enough. A raft of claims through the small claims court could help and I suggest those with stock faults do precisely this. Ask any mechanic who has worked on Renaults and you'll get a list the length of your arm. A very expensive and very well known "stock" fault is failure of the turbo in 1.9dci diesel engines. Can be catastrophic and costs thousands,not hundreds to fix. Other makes dont suffer this fate, so who is to blame?
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