2nd Jun 2008, 15:56
Thank you, Thank you. My son fiddled with the interior light so it got left on and drained the battery. I have also just renewed my AA membership without home start so was not sure what to do next. Fantastic tip.
1st Jul 2008, 15:27
I just had a problem with my 03 clio on the motorway today. lost all its power and cut out causing me to swerve onto the hard shoulder. engine management light came on and car basically died. I drive on the motorway everyday and something like this has taken all my faith in a renault away. As I'm an 18year old lass, I had the shock of my life. if this is a common fault as the dealer told me. why is it that they haven't been recalled. totally shocking!!
25th Sep 2008, 10:00
No end of problems, electrical faults, engine faults with mine. Currently without it again. My advice - don't buy another one!
5th Jan 2009, 15:59
Please help! I own a Renault Clio Dynamique, 05 plate, and has been a great little car up until a few weeks ago! I have had the car nearly a year now.
A few weeks back I was on the motorway, and as I was slowing down to stop at a junction, my car was revving on its own... without my foot on the accelerator. I have noticed that when this happens, the temperature completely drops to 'zero' and just keeps on revving & won't stop at all... and I have seen revs on the clock go around to 3000 revs... and at this point I have no choice but to turn off the ignition.
When it comes to starting the car again... the temperature is still on zero... and will not start until the temp rises... which takes a very long time for the temp to rise... sometimes a good half hour.
I am obviously going to get this problem looked at... but am just curious as to whether anyone else who owns a Clio is experiencing the same problem. if so, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks
4th Apr 2009, 03:36
We also have a 52 plate Clio 1.2 16v, and had the same starting problems. It's not the immobiliser, after many trips on the back of the AA wagon to Renault and no help from either, I decided one day to start taking the car apart, starting at the starter motor. I discovered that the contact points that sit on the solenoid are made from mild steel. and here is where the problem lies. They corrode very easily being at the front and open to water spashing. Remove the said connectors to the starter and simply rub with sand paper reconnect and off you drive! 6 times I've been to Renault under warranty and not once did they resolve the problem.
3rd May 2009, 06:41
Hi, I have a Renault Clio 1.2 16v 2001. Had no end of trouble. All the above and more.
A new wiring loom sorted most things out, cost £350 from rip off Renault.
Anyway, the new trouble being when I get in car in the mornings, turn the key, nothing there at all. Do this 3-4 times, then it fires up like nothing happened?
Took it to the garage. Yes sir, you need a new coil pack, £84. 3 weeks later it's started doing it again. Fed up, keep spending money on it, can anyone help please?
2nd Dec 2009, 14:26
Had all of the above listed problems with my 02 1.2 Clio. My advice is just burn it out, cause it's just one thing after another with them.
12th Jul 2014, 10:21
All this and more with my 03 dCi. It's sitting in the drive immobilized, waiting for keys coming from France. Thought I'd go for the opening of all doors thing, feeling positive? One door, two doors... damn it, the boot won't open. I won't be buying Renault again.