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Written by Aaron Brigatti  
Tuesday, 06 March 2007

Well another day, week and month flies by, and more reports of the "mystery bonnet release" occur and are reported on BBC Watchdog....this time, it exceeds 1,000 - yes you read it correctly - ONE THOUSAND cases!! 

WARNING - for those of you who have a Mark-2 Clio (1997-2005) you are driving with an extremely dangerous and life-threatening flaw!!!  Seek action immediately.  It could have killed me in March 2006!

"Every day Watchdog has heard more terrifying stories about Renault Clio Mark II bonnets flying open while the cars are being driven. Since April 2006, we've featured the problem with the Clio three times, and have now had over 1,000 complaints. And it's not just Clio drivers who could be at risk.

Andrea Cox was unfortunate enough to be behind a Clio when its bonnet flew open. She swerved, but her car went through a fence, rolled upside down, and ended up in a ditch. Cox suffered a fractured spine, and her car's a right-off. The police blamed the accident on the Clio bonnet, and say it could have ended with a fatality.

There's now a new version of the Clio on the road: the Clio Mark III. It has a completely different bonnet catch made entirely of metal, fully integrated, and, most importantly, fail safe. Of all the complaints that Watchdog's received about Clio bonnet catches, not one concerned the new Clio Mark III. But there are still thousands of Clios on the road with the older bonnet catches. Experts say this is a design fault, and we know it's already caused serious accidents. Just how serious does it have to get before Renault will issue a recall?

Renault says it's continuing to analyse the cases reported to it, but it hasn't found a defect in any of the inspections it's already carried out. Renault has set up a special taskforce which will use its expertise to examine the cause of the accidents. In particular, it will look at whether this is a technical or maintenance issue. Renault says the results of the special taskforce are imminent, and when it gets them it’ll be in touch.

The company reiterates that customer safety is of paramount importance and any customer complaint is taken extremely seriously."

BBC1 Watchdog - 6th March 2007

Now we are getting to the serious stage - of starting to affect the other "innocent" motorists around the Clio Mark-2's.  They must have been many / several RTAs potentially contributable to this safety design defect issue?

Absolute shambles - I don't actually know who's more at fault, Renault for their incompetent and unsupportive stance thus far, or VOSA for their incomplete and inaccurate analysis of the issue (and also incompetent stance and investigation findings). 

Replies from my latest correspondence to Renault UK / France (HQ) and VOSA are pending.

For the archive of ALL of the correspondence to both organisations, see the link below:

http://www.brigatti.co.uk/BackgroundOfRenaultIncidentV4.pdf

Pleasant reading!!

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