Re the loose black box,
I reported this to VOSA after it cut out on me on the motorway (SCARY!)
They never looked at my car but asked Renault to carry out there own investigation (Turkeys voting for christmas?!)
VOSA recently got back to me saying the response from Renault means there is insufficient evidence to warrant any action and that this defect was NOT attributable to a design or construction deficiency nor is it likley to cause significant risk, injury or death.
Furthermore they have NO RECORD of similar reports on their databases!
-This means the Renault dealers will continue to turn a blind eye to this defect and continue to hook your car up to their computer (for a fee), tell you its the throttle potentiometer that will need replacing (for a fee) and when that doesn't work you'll need a new wiring loom/
or both (for a fee!)
Renault were aware of this problem and modified the black box to add a rubber grommet to it - this clearly hasn't worked.
Rather than fleecing already unhappy customers why can't Renault issue an advisory notice to dealers that this model is prone to this problem? Cheap and easy solution (maybe that why they don't do it - new
's are much more lucrative!!)
I am appealing this decision as it clearly isn't a one-off and definatley is a risk of injury.
I would ask that ALL people who have had this problem contact VOSA
to report it.
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The more who do, the less likely future drivers will get fleeced by dealers and the car manufacturers will take more responsibility for their products.