The all-grown-up Renault Captur has lots of onboard tech, a better interior, and an eye-catching exterior. The European SUV juggernaut has a strong level of standard equipment, flexibility, and style.
But despite these improvements, Captur has been subject to a few issues specific to the model. They include electrical problems.
Reported Electrical Problems
Users have reported several issues, and the most common are non-engine electrical faults. These affect the control of air conditioning and satellite navigation systems. Even though the brand has fixed these problems free of charge within the warranty period, they can show up much later.
There have also been several instances of the battery’s positive terminal coming into contact with the alternator’s heatsink. This has sometimes led to a short circuit that increases the risk of fire in the engine. The problem is common with Capturs manufactured before 24 July 2019 and installed with H4Bt engines. These models were affected by a recall.
Another problem has been with Capturs built after 2019, where the electrical wiring for the alternator could short circuit. A qualified technician can redirect the wiring as a mitigation measure and check the alternator to determine if replacement is necessary. A failed alternator cannot generate electricity that charges the battery, a problem usually translated as a bad battery.
Normally, modern car alternators rarely break down and often last up to 300,000 miles. But depending on how you use it, the component can still break down. Keep in mind that the alternator in a used car can be quite old and nearing its end.
On the other hand, Capturs that don’t start could have blown fuses. Inspect all fuses that are vital to the engine start, but be careful. Fuse boxes are under power and should be handled by experienced hands.
If you are having electrical or other mechanical problems with your Renault Captur and it’s out of warranty, A1 Performance can help. Contact us today!