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Re: Renault Scenic - Fire risk - Door mirror control

Hi Burning Megane, Sorry to see the photos of your Megane. Renault are fully aware about the permanent live feed to all mirror electrical systems in their cars. It appears that yours seems to have developed at the connection to the door mirror itself. A couple of questions for you: Was it or had it been raining just prior to the fire? Has the door card ever been off to your knowledge prior to this event? Did the fire develop with the vehicle occupied or unoccupied (i.e. keys out of the ignition).

Bear in mind when you claim (assuming you are fully comp) that the insurer will class this claim as a "fault claim" (even though it is not directly your fault but there is no third party involved). I would take this up immediately with RUK as they will send one of their own forensic examiners to take a look. Also search online for any clues as to other owners with the same problem. Also put "incendie megane" in google as there is more chance of finding the problem in France (due to the fact the the French heavily subsidise their cars there will be a lot more over there).

Post up your progress as this is a most worrying development! Good luck with your checks.

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