Think this may be an attack Renault site!!
We have had many Renaults, Laguna 1.8 RT 1996, Laguna 3l V6 2001, Laguna 2l RXE auto 1998, Megane 1.6 RT 1998 and RXE 1996, Clio 1.8 Rsi 1993 and 1996, Clio 172 Sport 2000, Renault 5 1984, Renault Espace 3l V6 1993 and 2000, Renault Scenic 1997
With any of these cars there have never been any major mechanical manufacturing faults - then again
WE TAKE CARE OF OUR CARS!
Many people tend to neglect general maintenance that can be done at home, and as a result suffer many otherwise avoidable problems. Note to you people - cars need oil and water aswell as petrol you know!!
As for reliability - not one of these cars has ever broken down and left us stranded, unlike all the Fords and Vauxhalls you tend to see on the hard shoulder!!
Parts for these vehicles are cheap when you take the time to look, and the Renault Dealer in our area is excellent at giving advise when needed.
PS - To site administrator I am not an employee of Renault, or related to anybody who works for Renault, I merely love the unbeatable comfort and reliability or these cars!!!
Maybe you could explain why Renault come out relatively badly in a lot of the reliability and satisfaction surveys?
Maybe you could explain why Which? said recently that 'Renault must improve'.
It's got nothing to do with maintenance - or lack of. Your view would only be valid if you could prove that Renault owners neglect their cars more than others.
A lot of the things that have gone wrong with my Renault are nothing to do with maintenance. They are problems associated with poor quality components and poor build quality.
This site is not a Renault bashing site - it is merely logging owners' experiences, as indeed others such as Parkers do.
'FUEL INJECTION FAULT' - SOLUTIONS.
I own a Renault Laguna Priveledge 2.0l DCI 2002 model. I have had many problems, but the major one is 'Fuel Injection Fault;' the light comes on and I lose power. I have been into my dealer in Durrington about 5 times now. They replaced module fuse, pressure sensor, and sensor valve; total cost £770. And guess what? It is not fixed. If you are experiencing the same problem, please contact me as I am thinking about approaching Renault for compensation and litigation.
It depends on your dealer. Get a good one and any faults are fixed quickly and easily. Get the majority of the rest and you go through hell every time the slightest thing goes wrong.
Thankfully I have a good one, but my Scenic has only had two minor faults in three years anyway.
Have a look at Parkers website (Ownership Problems section)
This is the worst car I have driven. I rented it and I went with it from France to Belgium and Luxembourg. It was terrible. When I received the car it had only 1,200kms and I am a very careful person with anything I use, and this car just fell apart. The inside light came loose, the ceiling also, the stability - for which this cars had good reputation - I remember it to be one of the worst characteristics of the Laguna. I think it was a shame of a car. The R. 25 was quite good, and also the R. 30. This is a very disappointing replacement.
We brought a Renault Laguna Estate 5 years ago as a tow car, and we have towed our caravan all over UK; not a thing wrong, most reliable and easy to tow.
Sadly after 18000 miles we are letting her go for another Laguna 2003 hatchback, so all are not bad news; it all depends where you go for your car and what history they have, so don't be mislead by other people's misfortunes.
I own a Renault Laguna II. This is a 2002 1.6 Sport model.
I find the car very comfortable and excellent on long journeys.
Over the last month, we have had a problem with starting the car. When putting the card in the slot the usual array of lights come on as normal. When the start button is pressed, the car does not start, but the dashboard lights come on as they should.
Although I have not taken the car to a Renault dealer, the garage I am using does have all the required diagnostic equipment. They state that a fault can’t be found and are at a loss as to what the problem is. We have tried both key cards and the fault is still the same so we don't think it is the keys and the relays in the starting module have been changed. It does seem to be a temperamental fault as the car will start sometimes and not others.
Does anyone have any idea of what the problem could be before I send it off to Renault and spend a fortune with the main dealer.
As a side note. I have been informed that they can supply and re-programme tyre sensors. This is based in Chepstow so if anyone wants the address let me know.
This is worst car ever; I hate it.
It's noisy, rattles like mad, and you feel every bump. It's terrible, and fuel; don't mention fuel, it eats it (1.9 dci).
Re the comment on fuel economy, I have a Grand Scenic 1.9dCi which is bigger, heavier and less aerodynamic than the Laguna, yet returns between 40 and 50 mpg depending on how its driven.
If it drinks fuel, it's broken. Get it fixed.
Bought a 2001 Y Laguna 1.6 two years ago. Within weeks, the ABS light came on. Local Renault dealer said ABS unit at fault. They fitted a new unit, then phoned to say the dash would not communicate and needed a new one... About £900 later it was fixed.
Then on came the tyre warning light. Cost a fortune for new valve sensor.
Then a wheel split on a weld seam.
Then the windows stopped working.
Then the rear suspension bushes went.
Then the front coil spring broke.
Then the key card would not work. Renault said I must keep dropping it??
Then the tailgate stopped opening - electrical fault!
Then management light came on. Then it went thank god!!!
Never ever, ever, ever, ever buy a Renault. You have been warned!!!
This engine in the Laguna (1.9dci) is a danger to the car passengers and other road users. When the turbo blows, the car takes off like a train, you cannot switch it off and you have to stall it to stop the engine. By the time you have realized this the turbo has pumped all the oil out of the engine and it is ruined. If you simply stop the car and get out (most peoples re-action) the engine will self destruct.
This is a personal experience - the car was checked over by the Reno dealer specifically for engine problems as the fuel injection fault had appeared, but there was no loss of power or any noticeable problem, it was found to be OK and I was charged accordingly. A few hundred miles later BANG! and you get "FUEL INJECTION FAILED" "STOP". Oh really!
Renault should be called to account, they are well aware of this problem.
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