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Re: Electronic Handbrake - DIY Repair possible?

Car is in the garage today.

They have had a look at the car and come back to us with a 850 quote.

They have managed to get the motor going and it works now but every time they remove the error code, it just comes back straight away. They spoke to a tech at renault on the phone that said when they fail, they basically need replacing. Cant clear the code and it will fail again anyway. They say the disks and pads at the back are litterally worn through and they think this is why it failed in the first place.

850 quote is to replace the unit itself (500 from renault).. and to repalce the rear disks and pads (another amazing design feature from renault incorporating the bearings into the disks.. full of bright ideas they are...) plus labour. Seems fair as even to me, disks and pads from euro car parts are 160. The part from renault is 500... so add on some labour and you get 850.

All for a handbrake. Do Renault always try to write off their cars prematurely by pricing their parts so high to make it uneconomical to repair something as simple as a handbrake on an 8 year old car?? What a joke.
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