Renault Duster of the park “Behind the wheel”: an unpleasant defect has been found

Renault Duster, 1.3T (150 HP), M6

Manufacturer — Renault Russia
Year of issue — 2021
In operation “Behind the wheel” – from May 2021
Mileage at time of report – 30,000 km

When I opened the back door, I saw a gray spot at the top of the opening. I thought it was dirty at first. On closer inspection, however, it turned out: the paintwork had been rubbed to the ground! But why? Insufficient stiffness of the body?

He looked intently at the door – and everything became clear. In this place, the main seal is welded with an additional seal of different stiffness. There is an overlap of two rubber bands, which wipe off the paint. On the other hand, the situation is similar.

The soft door seal in this place is soldered to a hard element (in elasticity it is closer to plastic). He takes the paint off. If the soft caulk went around the entire perimeter of the door, the paint would most likely remain intact.

The soft door seal in this place is soldered to a hard element (it is closer to plastic in elasticity). He takes the paint off. If the soft caulk went around the entire perimeter of the door, the paint would most likely remain intact.

Maybe the factory specialists already have a ready-made solution? I will find out and tell you about our Duster in the next article.

In early autumn there were cracks in the paint on the roof. At first it was not clear what caused this: a defect in the paint or paint itself, or insufficient rigidity of the body. Over the winter, the cracks have not grown and new ones have not appeared, so the problem is in the varnish. The defect has already appeared on many Dusters, and on several runs.

You can ask your question about the operation of each car at: park “Behind the wheel” – we will answer.

  • Read more about Duster’s main advantage in winter here.
  • Spare parts and consumables under the TM “Za Rulem” can be bought in bulk and small in our company store.
  • “Behind the wheel” can also be read on VKontakte.

Source: Z R

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