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

Originally Posted by rampantreaper View Post
i have a clio 172 mk2, never maintained the bonnet catch, but always check once ive closed the bonnet it is actually closed like i would with any car bonnet. i agree with vosa and renault. its down to the owner to make sure the catch is maintained unless serviced by a dealer.
common sense says to check its properly closed. stop moaning!
Sorry but I can't agree entirely with your view. You have to consider that many drivers are not technically minded regarding maintenance and totally depend on either the manufacturer or dealer to ensure decent maintenance standards and design. After all that's what they paid for when either they bought the car or paid for maintenance via a Renault dealer service.

Yes when closing the bonnet of any car it is good practice to ensure it is secured but if the catch in itself fails due to either poor design or maintenance can you then blame the last person who closed the bonnet. In fact in many cases of Clio bonnet failures it was a mechanic from a Renault dealer who was last to carry out such action.
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