Hi, my daughter has a 1998 Clio, which leaks and soaks upon turning corners.
As an initial precaution, we sealed all around the sunroof externally with duck tape; although not great looking, it did solve the problem.
Her immobiliser sensor also got ruined, so I replaced just the infrared sensor by buying off of Ebay for £20. This made central locking etc work again.
The duck tape has now disintegrated, and hey presto, leaking sunroof again, so I would definitely say it is the seals somewhere, and probably best sealing externally.
I have a Renault Clio Dynamique 52 Reg, and the past two times I have driven through heavy rain, the footwells of my car are full of water!!!
Mainly the rear passenger footwells, but also a little in the driver's footwell. I have checked the seals around the car and sunroof, and everything is very dry! It has to be coming up from underneath the car!? Rubbers seals missing or something? What can it be? How do I get it fixed... I know I could send it to Renault, but then I would get smacked with a hefty bill that I can't afford.
From a new member of 'The Leaky Clio Club' - I bought a 2003 Clio 1.2 Expression from a dealer that gave it, amongst other things, a 6 month warranty.
The first time it rained, water came in above the driver side visor and dripped onto the seat. The dealer poured warm water down the drain holes from the sunroof, but after the next rain - same thing. The dealer took out the sunroof glass and fitted a new seal - it still leaks. I have now covered the seal with Duct Tape. Next thing on the agenda, he says, is a new sunroof as soon as he can get one. This coming week he hopes. I will give the guy his due, he is trying, but the leaking car is even more trying.
Good luck to all the many hundred other members, I will keep you updated on my leaking sunroof.
I've been reading through these problems from more or less the first page, and as the leaky sunroof is something that is currently affecting my own car (Clio Dynamique 52 plate). In my instance, drops of water are dripping from the roof lining just an inch or so before you reach where the sun visor folds back to (both driver and passenger side).
I'd found this information regarding how to go about removing the entire sunroof assembly and resealing it on the unofficial Renault Forums website (from a professional car glazing agent), and fully intend to do this on my next (dry) day off work: http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/showpost.php?p=475762&postcount=28
I'm not connected to the originator of the linked post in any way, but it does seem a thorough solution for the problem, and after reading about the same process on other forums, it seems to be fairly successful. At this stage I'm willing to try most things. With any luck, it may assist others in a similar situation too?
Reading these posts is an absolute disgrace on Renault's part.
I too have suffered the leaking sunroof situation, and now hopefully have cured it, on an otherwise great little car.
My car is a 1996 Clio 1.4 RT. My problems started about 18 months ago, I tried the aerial fix, (which did, NT) bought a new rubber seal (glass to frame) still no good, then I read about removing the whole sunroof from the car, this I did and sealed the roof to the sunroof frame with silicone sealant (do not use clear silicone sealant) as it does not last. Three weeks ago it started to pour in again after rain.
So I thought nothing for it, but to take it all out again (strewth) this time for the sealant I used Tiger Seal, more expensive than ordinary silicone sealant, but much more superior. When I removed the sunroof, the original clear silicone just came away like a big elastic band (useless).
When I finished I gave the rubber/silicone seal that fits between the glass and the sunroof channel a good coating of silicone spray which gives a good contact ie almost airtight.
BTW I bought a new type silicone seal off eBay for about £35 which is much better quality than Renault and less than one third of the price!
Hope this is of some help?
10th March 2011.
Time moves on... I was similarly driven to despair with our leaky Clio (52 Plate) back in September 2009. I took on board the various suggestions on remedies posted on this site and set to work. I can definitely recommend the link posted recently (7th November 2010), very useful advice. I more or less took that action using Loctite quick gasket sealant (black from Halfords) to form the seal. Having gone to all the trouble, I also decided to buy a replacement top glass seal from the Renault dealer (about £80).
I am happy to report that the repair worked fully, and the old car is still totally water tight a year and a half on.
How did you manage to do the immobiliser mate? Mine is knackered, and my central locking doesn't work...
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