2004 Renault Kangoo Authentique 1.5 DCI diesel from UK and Ireland
Great engine, great practicality, slightly French reliability...
Cam belt replaced.
Power steering pump replaced at 114,000 miles.
CV joint on the way out.
Temperamental central locking.
Rear suspension torsion bars currently broken.
A practical car as far as internal space and adaptability go, very easy to clean, turns from a van to a car in seconds.
The 1.5 DCI engine is great, very nippy, good on the motorway and very economical. A warning light came on a while ago apparently showing a problem with one of the injectors. The garage reset the computer and it hasn't come on since, so maybe just an electrical glitch. No obvious problems with the engine driving-wise.
I think I've gotten used to dependable, cheap and cheerful Japanese engineering, and I'm maybe being a little hard on the Kangoo, it has done 120,000 miles after all, but I have a feeling reliability could be an issue at this stage in its life!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th October, 2014
26th Feb 2015, 22:52
Loss of power, Kangoo van 1.5 dCi 2007 plate.
Mechanics were saying EGR valve, mass sensor fault code. Replaced both, and still the same. Sent the parts back.
A mechanic from Stafford (Phil) came 15 minutes later. Fault found - a blocked conduction pipe from the EGR valve. A £65 pound charge.
Thanks to Phil for his expertise and no waffle. Problem solved. 4 minutes, 2 bolts to disconnect the pipe.