2002 Renault Laguna Privilege 1.9 DCI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Good car, let down by reliability issues
Fuel Injection Fault. The car had poor performance when I bought it in April 2011, but at that time the fuel injection fault light had not illuminated. I exchanged the MAP, MAF, wastegate solenoid and EGR valve without improvement to the performance.
After 12,000 miles, the fuel injection light came on and the car dropped into 'get you home' mode. Took it into the local garage to have the fault codes read, but they only showed faults with MAP, MAF and wastegate solenoid; unsurprising as I had recently changed them. Tried exchanging MAP sensor again, but still no change.
At the point of scrapping the car, I decided to see if it might be a dry joint on the MAP connection, so pushed small pieces of silver foil into the plug socket, and hey presto, the fuel injection light went out and the car was running better than ever. Renault seem to have problems with the electrics, and this is just another example.
When running right, a joy to drive. Unfortunately so unreliable that I couldn't recommend it to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th November, 2011