OMG, it seems that I'm another Clio owner that is having the same problems as any one else!!!
I have a Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique 03 plate.
Well last week I went to Lincoln to stay the night. The following morning I nipped to the shop and the Preheating/Electronic warning light came on. I stopped the car and went to visit my friend.
I came back out to my car a couple of hours later, and started it up; the warning light was still on, on the dash board. I drove the car around the corner and it was juddering, it came out of gear and I had no brakes and couldn't accelerate, I almost crashed in to a wall with my 3 small children in it as well.
I managed to pull over and called the AA. They came and put their computer on it, and it came up saying Throttle Cable. He went into the bonnet, and took off the metal casing, and looked at the wires. We tried starting it up again, and it was still doing the same. He said that if he towed me to a Renault dealer, then it would be further away from where I needed to be. He then said that he could tow me home, but I would have to upgrade and it would cost me £300 to get home. I said NO I couldn't afford that. So the AA man left me at the side of the road, crying my eyes out.
I contacted a local garage, and they towed it to their garage, and that is where it still is. They have looked at it, and they have checked all the obvious things, but said that they would have to start stripping it down.
In the meantime, I have made contact with the garage where I bought the car from in February, and they wanted £210 to tow it back to them. I have since spoken to a Renault dealer and they are going to pick the car up on Thursday and put their computer on it. I have already told them that I can't be ripped off as I'm a single parent. So I'm now waiting to see what it is.
But after reading what everyone else says, I don't think Renault will know what it is. But I think that we should all bombard Renault with our problems, so that they recall them all back in. Why should we all go to this expense when it seems that it is a manufacturing fault.
P.s. I also have the leaky sunroof, yet another problem.