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Re: BBC Watchdog report :: Faulty Renault Clio bonnet catches

Mine as a note in the docs on a Renault service bill
to say the bonnet as been checked, the safety catch
is made of steel, I believe some are plastic, and everything
works smoothly, it does have a noticeably strong spring
and it definitely is a strong spring as opposed to any thing
binding or stiff, I wounder if it's to do with the aerodynamics
of the car causing a very strong lifting effect on the
bonnet at speed, its been ok for 2 years and over 22,000
miles but that's no guarantee.

Who would design a vehicle that falls over when you stop?

If you find a fix for your problem please let us know it will help others.
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