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Old 11th May 2018, 14:34   #5806
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My Renault Duster RxZ (AWD) is due for 20K service (3rd free service). As we all know, SAs recommend a whole lot of things to be done during service. Kindly advise me as to what jobs/works are absolutely necessary and what is to be avoided. Any additional precautions I need to take ?

Moreover, I have observed that the maps provided by the default Navigation system of Duster are not as updated as that of Google maps/Navigation. Does the Renault ASC provide updates for the map? More importantly, is this update, if any, good and recommended ? Do they charge for it?

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Old 11th May 2018, 17:21   #5807
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You will need to change the oil, oil filter, air filter etc. There should be no other costly work to be carried out. Do not get wheel alignment done through them, better to go to a reputed tyre dealer. You ask them to update the default Navigation software, they do this free of cost. Generally I found the AWD navigation system reliable, but sometimes it has difficulty receiving satellites.
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Do not get wheel alignment done through them, better to go to a reputed tyre dealer.

Ok. Does it mean I should not ask the ASS men to rotate the tires and get it done from some Tyre dealer as suggested by you ?

Also what's your opinion regarding changing AC filter as they (ASS) would definitely suggest it. They had suggested it during 10K service too but I declined it.

Generally I found the AWD navigation system reliable, but sometimes it has difficulty receiving satellites.
Yes, it is good for the most part. But on some occasions (while doing Nagpur-Chhindwara-Seoni route) it suggested me to enter into a City (Chhindwara) while there was bypass road available. There have been a few other such instances too. Moreover, when going on a set route if I try to take a shortcut or alternative route, the system keeps prompting to rerun to the originally set route. Is it normal ? For reference, I don't have much experience of using navigation maps.

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I had one experience with Renault ASS doing the wheel alignment and afterwards the steering was wobbling and vibrating at around 120kmph. I took it back to them and they sorted it out, but two visits for the same got me less confident in their capability. On the other hand my regular MRF dealer does a very good job of wheel alignment and rotation and I prefer to stick with them. Once the camber setting was way off and MRF suggested that I get it corrected with Renault, which they did free of cost.
You need to find a good wheel alignment place (they will be very busy of course) and stick with them.

The AWD navigation needs to be updated whenever it becomes available. You can ask Renault if this is available, and they do it free of cost. My current version is fairly good and does the job reasonably well. Of course, it may not be aware of recent road availability, so sometimes can lead you astray.

If you set a route and deviate from that, the navigation will reconfigure and suggest a new route in line with your current course. For some distance after deviation from the set course, it will try to get you back to the original course, but if you don't do that, it will reconfigure. Probably the reason it suggested the city route instead of the bypass is for distance minimisation. There are some settings in navigation that you can change to enable the bypass route. I use it all the time, many times just to make sure that it is working. Sometimes it is not able to lock on to enough satellites so the red arrow head will turn light red and get stuck. The navigation maps are quite detailed and have small country roads also. Overall it is a useful feature, as it does not depend on network availability, only GPS satellite availability. However, in forested regions or places with heavy tree cover, satellite visibility may not be good.

Change the AC filter only if you drive in very dusty conditions and you notice a significant drop in cooling performance. I have completed the 40k service and am currently at 45k. I don't think I have changed the AC filter, but I need to check.
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The AWD navigation needs to be updated whenever it becomes available.

Probably the reason it suggested the city route instead of the bypass is for distance minimisation. There are some settings in navigation that you can change to enable the bypass route.

Change the AC filter only if you drive in very dusty conditions and you notice a significant drop in cooling performance
What is the normal time interval for release of updates? Have you ever updated your's and how it worked after the update? My Duster is 17 months old and I haven't updated it so far.

Actually the city tour as suggested by the system was longer, crowded and apparently took more time. However I would definitely check on those navigation settings. Thanks for the input.

Out of 20K that my Duster has done, about 85-90% of it has been done in very clean conditions. And I can't see any noticeable drop in cooling. So I would be better off not going for an AC filter change.

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I ask the Renault fellows if any update is available and I have updated twice since I bought the vehicle in December 2015. Otherwise, I don't know when these updates become available. The updates are good, and the current version is far better than the original I got. I regularly use the Navigation. I think in the last 17 months, one update should be available.

Regarding the AC filter change, it is not required as you don't notice any difference in cooling.
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My Duster is with my father and I tried updating the MediaNav maps/software with the Renault Media Nav Toolbox software. However I get this message:
Error detected!
The service is unavailable at this moment. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Please try again later!
(Screenshot of the same is attached)

Anyone facing similar problem or anyone who is able to connect to check for updates? I was able to do a successful update last year around March...

Regards...
Updated today. Software version changed from 4.0.6 to 4.1.0
Maps also upgraded with 54 mb of new data.
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