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Controle Technique fail

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My Renault Scenic 2003 running on petrol and LPG just failed its check.
The attached image shows what needs to be repaired. Can any expert tell me if it is worth repairing or should I scrap the car?
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Old 09.09.2017, 20:12
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My Renault Scenic 2003 running on petrol and LPG just failed its check.
The attached image shows what needs to be repaired. Can any expert tell me if it is worth repairing or should I scrap the car?
The first 3 should not be a big deal & I doubt the last 2 are. Why not go to a garage in France & get a price if you can't do DIY. !
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Re: Controle Technique fail

Are the 10 additional issues things that I absolutely have to fix, or are they just recommendations?
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Old 09.09.2017, 23:35
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Are the 10 additional issues things that I absolutely have to fix, or are they just recommendations?
You have to FIX them. But they do not need to be checked at a second control of the car.

You have some issues to correct that will cost you some $$. What is the car (make/model/year), number of km, value etc. From that people might be able to give you some suggestions.

One suggestion already is to look at service options in France that might be cheaper than in Geneva. Someone might have some suggestions on where to get it looked after.
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Are the 10 additional issues things that I absolutely have to fix, or are they just recommendations?
The other 10 things must also be fixed as they are not in proper condition. As you have do bring it back for the major 5 things and some of the minor things are easily to spot you better fix all in one go.

The major things
-Hand brake does not work
-Back seat mountings are bad or not done right (May mean the seatbelts).
-Right exhaust/silencer is not mounted correct
-Some vent or valve on LPG tank seems to be missing.
-Some leakage in the gas system

The minor things:
-Again the handbrake
-Side mirror adjustment does not work
-Right fog lamp points to high
-Right and left head light glasses or reflectors have spots.
-Rear license plate is only partially illuminated
-Reverse light does not function properly
-Rear wheels show irregular use patterns
-Right shock absorber does not work right. (Not sure if rear or front, but should be clear from the measurement protocol)
-Right shock absorber is not mounted correctly. (Same absorber as above)
-Something with the gas circuit could not be checked.
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Re: Controle Technique fail

Did you have this car checked/prepared at all before the test??
A lot of it is really basic.
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Did you have this car checked/prepared at all before the test??
A lot of it is really basic.
<insert French car joke here>
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Re: Controle Technique fail

Number 4 says you have no valve on your GPL tank. I guess you have to buy a new one.
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Re: Controle Technique fail

Thanks for all the replies.

I am British but I bought the car in Albania for 2800 Euros (I was working there until June). Passed the Albanian check in March! Nevertheless, it has clearly been neglected in terms of maintenance and vehicle safety standards in Albania. As mentioned, it failed the French Control Technique today. I am using this forum for advice as I work in Geneva and I know that this forum is full of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful contributors.

The LPG gas system was working beautifully until around a month ago and then a smell of gas became evident in the car. I have been told to drive now using only Petrol for obvious reasons!

Would appear that it is probably worth getting it fixed. Anyone know of a good and fairly priced mechanic in France, near Geneva?

Thank you.

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Re: Controle Technique fail

why not go to the regular Renault dealer?

sorry for my posts in this thread (incl. future posts) but i have problems staying on topic when reading that a car passed an Albanian road test and now shows issues.

the positive about the car is of course that it motivates you to smoking
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Re: Controle Technique fail

You don't need a Renault dealer, you need a GPL specialist to fix the leak and to install the missing high pressure valve (security valve, mandatory in France since 2000 imo). Better ask for a quote. Fixing the handbrake should be cheap, same for the rear (AR) seats, exhaust and rear bumper. If you need also a newish cheap rear bumper (pare-choc AR) or newish rear seats have a look "ŕ la casse", for this model and age should be easy to find something in France.
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Re: Controle Technique fail

If you don't mind I ask a question here.

Just got the letter for control technique for the first time, do they also check the scratches on the car?
I have a couple of scratches and haven't repaired them yet.

There is another small issue on my door, the plate outside at the bottom is loose, I guess I need to get a couple of bolt or screw to fix it back to the car door. (not sure the right name to call it, I attach a photo)
Will this be an issue for the technique control?

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Old 06.12.2018, 19:38
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Re: Controle Technique fail

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If you don't mind I ask a question here.

Just got the letter for control technique for the first time, do they also check the scratches on the car?
I have a couple of scratches and haven't repaired them yet.

There is another small issue on my door, the plate outside at the bottom is loose, I guess I need to get a couple of bolt or screw to fix it back to the car door. (not sure the right name to call it, I attach a photo)
Will this be an issue for the technique control?

Thanks!
Scratches in the paint aren't a problem. That loose bit of plastic is. It looks like the plastic plugs are all there, it should just be a question of lining them up to the holes in the body and hammering them home with the heel of your hand.
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Re: Controle Technique fail

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Scratches in the paint aren't a problem. That loose bit of plastic is. It looks like the plastic plugs are all there, it should just be a question of lining them up to the holes in the body and hammering them home with the heel of your hand.
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I guess the black plastic nail is the one to hold it? the yellow one seems like a cushion. There are a few black nails missing, so might need to get a few.
what are they called?
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what are they called?
In English we call them "Thingies". The equivalent term in German is "Toggeli".

More seriously... plastic rivets, friction fasteners.
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Re: Controle Technique fail

Looks to me like the plugs might have snapped, normally there's a pointy prong that should go into the holes on the bodywork to snap the part on. If you do need them they're cheap to buy from a garage and DIY yourself or a garage should do it cheap for you.

Try and do it before because if you fail because of this it could cost you a second test.
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Just leave it off.

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