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Re: Renault Clio 2 - Bonnet Catch Failures

Originally Posted by nizmo View Post
I couldnt afford to get mine replaced. All they done was oil it for me.

How are some getting it replaced free?

Its now a worry on my mind and Im looking for the parts to replace it myself.

Is it both the lock and catch which need to be replaced ?

I dunno what to do. Can find a genuine part for the catch, but nothing reasonably priced for the top lock/secondary catch...
Why not just lubricate/adjust what you've got.
Isn't that what Renault are doing to some of them.
If you have the ability to replace and adjust the items, I'd say you'll be able to confidently work out how the system works, test, lubricate and retest the catches.
Obviously some people won't have the ability or want to take a risk but unless the recall is down to a part actually snapping/failing and causing both bonnet catches to fail, I'd just sort it myself.

A bit of regular maintenance and the catch will probably outlast the rest of the car.

That's my personal opinion and not that of this Forum.
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