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Offline eccentric1  
#1 Posted : 19 March 2018 14:34:22(UTC)
eccentric1


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I just received a recall notice for my RS220 which states that the back seat may possibly be unsafe.
Apparently it's possible that the back of the seat isn't strong enough to stay in place when carrying anything heavy in the back and perhaps having to stop suddenly.

They seem to want to install some kind of extra fastener.

Anyone have any more info on this?

They also claim that the German authorities could declare the car unsafe to use if it isn't done.
Bloody German bureaucracy.
Offline fastdave  
#2 Posted : 19 March 2018 16:54:25(UTC)
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Yes it's on the VOSA website:

Criteria : (RENAULT CLIO IV) for the date range 01/Jan/1992 to 01/Jan/2018
Launch Date 29/01/2018
Recalls Number R/2018/024
Make RENAULT
Model(s) Clio IV
Concern central hinge in rear seats may fail under load
VIN Start VF15R010K56666440
VIN End VF15RKJ0A58207837
Build Start 09/05/2012
Build End 11/07/2017






Offline RED21  
#3 Posted : 19 March 2018 20:09:24(UTC)
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I haven't done one yet, but we have to fit an extra bracket/plate to the centre hinge floor fixing.
Offline madmax  
#4 Posted : 22 March 2018 17:45:36(UTC)
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I haven't had a recall letter
Offline StormForce  
#5 Posted : 29 March 2018 20:56:33(UTC)
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Rang my dealer today not heard anything about this and nothing showing for my reg Confused
Offline eccentric1  
#6 Posted : 09 April 2018 07:36:05(UTC)
eccentric1


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As I rarely carry rear seat passengers or luggage in the rear I consider this not urgent in my case although I agree it should be corrected at some point. I'm also unclear on exactly what this repair will mean. Red has mentioned a back plate so when I take the car to Renault on Friday for them to swap my winter wheels for the summers I'll ask them to show me what exactly the fix is meant to be.

Offline Tanim  
#7 Posted : 09 April 2018 09:54:01(UTC)
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Location: Tyne and Wear

That's annoying, looks like I have to ring my dealer because there's a rattle that comes only from rear passenger side seat and I suspect this could be it. How does the recall work? Car goes back to dealership/Renault Specialist for repair and we're given courtesy car until it's fixed?
Offline Buffalo Girls  
#8 Posted : 09 April 2018 10:12:45(UTC)
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If your car is in the range of affected cars, the manufacturer has to write to you to tell you. If you don't hear anything, your cars not involved
Offline eccentric1  
#9 Posted : 09 April 2018 11:03:13(UTC)
eccentric1


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Yes, you should get a letter from Renault UK.
You can always check your car against the date (new) & VIN number ranges posted earlier by FastDave.
Offline PaulR  
#10 Posted : 10 April 2018 09:44:30(UTC)
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My cars just been put in for a service and I’ve just been told it’s due this recall. I’ve not had received a letter either !

Does anybody know how significant this is, is it just a small bracket ? Any drilling/fiddling required ? I have the BOSE sub which is very close to the back seat is all and I have an outstanding issue that need to be fixed.
Offline Tanim  
#11 Posted : 10 April 2018 12:18:12(UTC)
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Thanks Buffalo Girls and Eccentric1. I'll double check mine with the VIN number, my order was placed on the 1st July so hopefully they didn't start building a few weeks later since factories close in Summer. I waited almost 5 months.

Hey Paul, really sorry to hear! Hope you get sorted, this issue along with the annoying R-Link issue must be very frustrating. Fingers crossed and let me know if you're planning on any track days / go karting. More than happy to tag along since we live so close by!
Offline PaulR  
#12 Posted : 10 April 2018 21:31:09(UTC)
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@tanim: Yeah still waiting for the audio issue ! Cheers, I’m hoping the work is minor, I get the car back at 12:30 tomorrow and the part arrives then so I do suspect it’ll be a small job.
I think Crofts will be on the cards, although it’ll probably be in my ph1 172 once it’s finished ha
Offline RED21  
#13 Posted : 10 April 2018 21:40:20(UTC)
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There is no drilling or re-engineering when fitting the plate, it slots into place and is held in position by adhesive tape.
Offline PaulR  
#14 Posted : 11 April 2018 19:40:25(UTC)
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Cheers RED21, got the car back today and I can’t even see where the work was done so I’m happy !

Also Tanim, I too had a rattling from the rear passenger at idle and certain revs, mine was the rear arch liner where it meets the rear bumper, a quick jig sorted it out.
Offline eccentric1  
#15 Posted : 13 April 2018 12:51:20(UTC)
eccentric1


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I had an appointment today to swap winter wheels for my summers and took the letter along so I could ask for details of this recall.
The mechanic boss chappie just siad "no problem we can do it now". When I asked how long extra it would take he suggested about 15 minutes.
In the end I reckon this was about 20 minutes extra and as much as I look I can't see what has been done. There's certainly been no disturbance to the Bose system.
Offline PaulR  
#16 Posted : 13 April 2018 18:34:08(UTC)
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Yeah seems to be a small fix, only thing I noticed was my rear seats were a little harder to release with the button
Offline Tanim  
#17 Posted : 16 April 2018 10:13:38(UTC)
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Location: Tyne and Wear

Originally Posted by: PaulR Go to Quoted Post
Cheers RED21, got the car back today and I can’t even see where the work was done so I’m happy !

Also Tanim, I too had a rattling from the rear passenger at idle and certain revs, mine was the rear arch liner where it meets the rear bumper, a quick jig sorted it out.


Mine feels more from the inside of the cabin, it only starts when the roads are very bumpy, I'll mention it at the next service see if Renault could suss it out. I can't figure it out but could be the back seat.. Sad
Offline eccentric1  
#18 Posted : 16 April 2018 10:17:57(UTC)
eccentric1


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Tanim,
it seems obvious but just double check that all your rear seat belts are pretty secure.
Offline Tanim  
#19 Posted : 16 April 2018 11:03:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: eccentric1 Go to Quoted Post
Tanim,
it seems obvious but just double check that all your rear seat belts are pretty secure.


I did check them before but will do it again today and update you all, thanks Keith!
Offline Tanim  
#20 Posted : 17 April 2018 13:23:23(UTC)
Tanim


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Location: Tyne and Wear

Instead of hijacking this thread, I thought it'd be better to create a new topic on the rattle

http://www.renaultsport....aspx?g=posts&t=89568

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