2003 Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique 1.6 from UK and Ireland


Expensive if it goes wrong


Where can I start???

The digital dash went on my car in Feb 2011. Had that replaced, and have had nothing but problems since.

The car failed to start for me about 2 weeks ago; when it finally started after leaving it overnight, the dash had gone off again! Back to the dealer, who diagnosed a faulty radio (??) causing the fuses to blow, which cost me £108 for them to disconnect it!

It now needs a new dephaser pulley and timing belt, which is going to cost in the region of about £900 to fix!!! I am a student nurse, and just cannot afford to keep paying out for these huge amounts! As soon as I can afford to get this fixed, I am getting rid of this car, and I will never ever buy another Renault!

General Comments:

Nice, comfortable family car.

Shame it has so many expensive problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th May, 2011

12th Feb 2012, 04:15

Hi. My Renault Scenic dash went crazy, so my mechanic said it would be expensive to find the problem. Worried, I called Renault to get a quote to compare, and was told there is a call back on it, so the total cost was only £100. Always check with main dealer first, because they can be cheaper than local garages, and more honest.

23rd Feb 2013, 01:22

Renault only charged you £100 for this fault as they paid for the entire dashboard themselves, and the dealer charged you for the labour to fit it.

Renault have realised the dashboards on these cars go wrong too often, so do this as a "goodwill gesture", while not admitting fault and paying for the whole thing ::rolleyes::

They have recently raised the price to £150, which was just in time to catch me out. :-(

Your local mechanic was not being dishonest, they would have had to buy the dashboard and the whole job would have cost around £600, and they won't always know that the manufacturer has got a deal like this going on.