*WARNING* to all Renault owners!

*WARNING* to all Renault owners!

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Dan911

2,540 posts

167 months

Saturday 2nd August 2014
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Not that it helps this topic..
But I've had Renault Sport vehicles around 15 over the last 12-14 years and NONE of them have ever let me down or needed any work under warranty!

172's (x2)
182's (x2)
197 (x1)
200's (x2)

Megane
225's (x2)
230's (x3)

And still have an R26.R

Rs2oo

2,156 posts

157 months

Friday 15th August 2014
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Dan911 said:
Not that it helps this topic..
But I've had Renault Sport vehicles around 15 over the last 12-14 years and NONE of them have ever let me down or needed any work under warranty!

172's (x2)
182's (x2)
197 (x1)
200's (x2)

Megane
225's (x2)
230's (x3)

And still have an R26.R
Same here. I think you are either lucky or not. Mate of mine has a two year old Audi he bought new and it's been in and out of the dealer with problems. I owned a Fiat Punto bought new in 2003 did 107,000 trouble-free miles in 9 years but talk to some other owners and its a different story. My 200 has done 23,000 miles in four years and it's been 100% reliable. I warm it up properly, drive gently for the first few miles and service it according to the schedule. Not all are bad, most are good reliable cars you just hear about the bad.

ct84

147 posts

81 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Whatever happened with this?

Notanotherturbo

415 posts

166 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Having owned countless Renault sport vehicles over the year myself (and still have 5!)all I can say is some have been good others a nightmare. The dealers generally are poor to awful. A lot of your problem will stem from the fact that Renault Uk isn't Renault its a franchise and the French are really unhelpful towards them. I was on the verge of suing them a few years back when they couldn't supply an A610 clutch - I waited 7 months for a consumable item in the end, the car spending the entire summer off the road.

y2blade

56,029 posts

174 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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I'm shocked!

framerateuk

2,546 posts

143 months

Sunday 4th January 2015
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Notanotherturbo said:
Having owned countless Renault sport vehicles over the year myself (and still have 5!)all I can say is some have been good others a nightmare. The dealers generally are poor to awful. A lot of your problem will stem from the fact that Renault Uk isn't Renault its a franchise and the French are really unhelpful towards them. I was on the verge of suing them a few years back when they couldn't supply an A610 clutch - I waited 7 months for a consumable item in the end, the car spending the entire summer off the road.
Similar incident with mine. My 250 has been brilliant, but when someone drove into me on a roundabout, setting some airbags off, I needed a replacement roof liner (aswell as plenty of other parts). It took Renault 4 months to supply a new liner - and RUK were simply unable to give me an estimate of when it would arrive. It eventually turned up without them even being aware of it.

Rs2oo

2,156 posts

157 months

Thursday 22nd January 2015
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Martin_M said:
I used to have a 197 when they came out and frequented the official Renaultsport forum. Are you a member? There's a guy on there - Jeremey who works for RUK - he may be able to help.
he most certainly did nothing to help me when I had a problem with my dealer.


Edited by Rs2oo on Thursday 22 January 23:40

Mouse1903

819 posts

112 months

Monday 21st September
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Thread bump, I've just had the same happen to my 275 Trophy!

Up on a back road near Wick, let a guy past on a passing place then booted it in 1st gear waiting for limiter beep (car was fully warmed up). Just before the limiter there was a jolt then warning lights came up to check injection and check cruise control, before I noticed the revs were at 0. Coasted up the hill, turned off ignition then tried to start with no luck.

Local mechanic said there was no compression. As he couldn't look at it for another couple of weeks I had it towed to Rentec in Edinburgh. They have just inspected it today and said the alternator belt has shredded itself and entered the timing belt casing - deja vu! Top end strip down will be tomorrow to see what the damage is.

Strangely enough my air con was working but an hour before this happened the blowers suddenly stopped working for about 10 minutes, but I could still feel ice cold air coming through the vent faintly. Then it fixed itself.

I've had the car from new for 5 years and 53k miles, so not happy. I'm still chasing Renault for 3 outstanding warranty issues from just before the warranty expired start of last year, they have now started ignoring me. I love the car but after the service and the incoming big bill I'll probably never buy another.

Johnnytheboy

21,154 posts

145 months

Monday 21st September
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This is why people on PH's enthusiasm for Dacias makes me laugh: it is a Renault... but built down to a price.

Ye gods!

Dave Brand

861 posts

227 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Johnnytheboy said:
it is a Renault... but built down to a price.
. . .& Renaults aren't "built down to a price"?

Johnnytheboy

21,154 posts

145 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Dave Brand said:
Johnnytheboy said:
it is a Renault... but built down to a price.
. . .& Renaults aren't "built down to a price"?
That's my point. A Dacia is like a Renault, but more so. smile

moonigan

1,719 posts

200 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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I bought my first Renault a Fuego GTX in 1988 it looked good and went well but lots of things broke on it. Mostly electrical. I bought my second a Megane Trophy-R this year. It looked ace and went well but lots of things broke on it.

Swervin_Mervin

3,270 posts

197 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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laugh

daydotz

1,590 posts

120 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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My clio has been drinking coolant since it arrived according to Renault theirs nothing wrong it does make me laugh if you look at any Renault for sale with the engine bay open the coolant tank is empty

Johnnytheboy

21,154 posts

145 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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I could forgive the reliability if the dealers were better.

My Clio Trophy failed its first MOT at an Indy garage just after its service at a Renault dealer. The rear brake pads were shagged.

Apparently, checking the brake pads is not part of the service.

But checking the front dampers is, declaring them also shagged, deciding they aren't covered by the warranty and quoting me £3,000 to replace them is.


leef44

1,578 posts

112 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Renault are great because they don't have many recalls unlike Toyota...

or is it because Toyota have high principles and issues a recall at the slightest thing because it is below their standard.

Renault deny knowledge of known faults and refuse to issue recalls.

Zarco

13,548 posts

168 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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I've had 3.

Only 2 needed a replacement gearbox in my ownership biggrin

Still love 'em.

stevemcs

4,954 posts

52 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Is there a time limit on the aux belt ? on the D5 volvo lump they reduced the life of the belt and tensioners to 54k as they were breaking and taking the engine with them. Is it the belt thats failing or is it the compressor thats spitting the belt off ?

Zarco

13,548 posts

168 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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stevemcs said:
Is there a time limit on the aux belt ? on the D5 volvo lump they reduced the life of the belt and tensioners to 54k as they were breaking and taking the engine with them. Is it the belt thats failing or is it the compressor thats spitting the belt off ?
6yrs or 75k I think for the belts.

Swervin_Mervin

3,270 posts

197 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Johnnytheboy said:
I could forgive the reliability if the dealers were better.

My Clio Trophy failed its first MOT at an Indy garage just after its service at a Renault dealer. The rear brake pads were shagged.

Apparently, checking the brake pads is not part of the service.

But checking the front dampers is, declaring them also shagged, deciding they aren't covered by the warranty and quoting me £3,000 to replace them is.
It's entirely the dealers why I quit them despite only knowing French cars until I was 34. I don't miss them at all.