2002 Renault Clio Expression 1.5 Dci from UK and Ireland
Nippy, economical, but expect problems!
Since buying the Renault Clio 1.5dci (mark 2) I have had two main (annoying problems).
First of all, the clock won't show up on the dash. It only appears when the lights are on or the radio. I just can't figure out why the damn thing has gone out, and neither can anyone else (any help out there on this one? Answers on a postcard please).
And number two is probably the most common problem for Clio drivers out there. The bloody annoying sunroof! It rattles and creaks all the time. It makes driving frustrating and I sometimes can't wait to get out of the car. I contacted Renault about this problem, but they fobbed me off politely saying there wasn't a recall because of this. All I wanted to know was if other drivers had mentioned it to them. And after reading this, I can only guess that many 100s will have.
Great economy on the diesel.
Bit creaky and noisy.
Clios generally plagued with problems (i.e. the bonnet catch problem with mark II's)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th May, 2007
30th Jul 2010, 10:22
I have a Renault Clio Expression 2002 model, which has the same problem with the clock. It worked OK for 7 years, then it just went out. The radio works, but no clock.
Also the stop light keeps lighting up when I am cornering. Does anyone know why?
I am a lady driver with little or no knowledge of how a car works, so any help is appreciated.
15th Jan 2012, 11:06
The clock and radio display dim when one of the small bulbs in the back of the unit blows. An independent garage will install a new bulb for about £45-50. Make sure both bulbs are replaced at the same time, as the bulbs cost peanuts; the labour is the main cost.
15th Feb 2012, 18:10
Stop light coming on around corners? Low oil.