Renault Koleos Problems

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Renault Koleos 2018: Is wet carpet a common issue?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 May 2020

It’s not something I’ve heard of, to be honest, but there are really only a handful of ways to get wet carpet. The first is that the windscreen or side glass is leaking and allowing water in. The other chance is that there’s a rubber bung or seal missing from the floorpan that is allowing water splashed up under the car to dampen the carpet. I’ve even seen worn or damaged door seals allow rainwater to be sucked into a car on the move.

The first thing I’d check would be the condition of the door and window seals and make sure there’s nothing stuck to them. Even a tiny twig or piece of leaf-litter can break the seal and allow water in overnight.

If it’s none of those things, then you have to start looking at possibilities such as a leak from the heater matrix. This is a serious hassle as often the whole dashboard has to be removed to replace the matrix. But your car should still be under factory warranty, so I reckon it’s back to the dealership and an in-depth look at what’s going on. Don’t forget, too, that even though the water is pooling in the passenger’s footwell, it could be entering the car elsewhere.

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Renault Koleos 2016: How do I reset the clock?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2020

I contacted Renault Australia about this, Trevor. But it seems they need to know the trim level and precise model before they can offer an answer. Apparently, different specifications across the Koleos range meant that some variants had a different clock in a different dashboard which required a different technique to reset. Have you asked at a dealership?

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Renault Koleos 2018: Should I haggle the price down?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Aug 2019

You should try to haggle, you’ve nothing to lose, the dealer can only say “no”. I would try to beat him down on the delivery costs.

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How do I get back my money after a dealer mistake?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

As the dealer caused the problem that is your starting point. Put your case to them, stating your concern about the car and what they did, and ask for a refund or a replacement car. If the response is not to your satisfaction go to the NSW consumer affairs people and seek their assistance in resolving the matter.

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How much should I pay for a 2017 Renault Koleos Zen?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2018

You would likely pay $24,000 to $27,000.

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Why does the driver assists only working intermittently on my 2018 Renault Koleos?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jun 2018

It’s still under warranty, so take it to your dealer to have it checked

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Can you modify the computer in a '09 Renault Koleos?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 May 2018

No. While it’s annoying and potentially damaging there’s no quick fix for your problem. It’s clearly an intermittent one, and they are the most difficult for mechanics to trace and fix. I suggest you talk to the dealer, and also Renault’s technical support people, to make sure they understand your concerns and are actively trying to fix it.

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Renault Koleos transmission issues

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Mar 2018

You don’t say what the transmission is, but I will guess that it’s a CVT, which was one of the automatic transmissions offered by Renault in 2011. I haven’t heard of such a problem with the transmission before, and it could be that it needs servicing and the oil replacing. Take it to a Renault dealer and have it checked.

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Is it normal to pay $4000 for a clutch replacement?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2018

It sounds about right to me. Replacing a clutch in a car today is not a cheap exercise.

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Is the Renault Koleos a safe car?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Dec 2017

Every car has to meet the Australian safety standards before it can be sold here. It doesn’t matter whether it’s made in France, Japan, Korea, or Outer Mongolia. If it doesn’t meet our standards it doesn’t get in. It is possible to get the approval to sell here based on testing that has been done overseas, in places such as Europe, which is where the Koleos was tested. There is no reason to fear that the Koleos doesn’t meet our standards, or that it is unsafe in any way.

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