1st Feb 2009, 16:15
Had Laguna II since April 2002 when bought with 22k miles on clock - I am now at 97k miles. More niggly/major probs with this car than I have had with any of 12 other cars I've run.
* 4 sets of key fobs which have all failed not prepared to pay £100 per unit replacement - now let myself in with key on passenger door and lock it using central locking button on front console (having reached in via front passenger door or rear doors
* Front coil springs snapped damaging front tyres whilst parked on drive - thank god did not happen whilst going down motorway
* Tyre pressure sensors permanently faulty - now run with warning lights on dashboard permanently on
* Tyre sensor valves are leaking (not prepared to pay £100+ per valve have started replacing valves with normal ones - will get tyre sensors turned off at the next service)
* Door courtesy lights faulty. If someone gets into car when engine running the lights stay on. WIll only go off if stop engine and restart
* Get heavy knock on front (drivers side) when going over bumps
* Rear window washer not working
* Wire seat tensioner on front drivers seat snapped
* Front window winder system broke (the cable rusted through which I guess is not surprising given it sits in bottom of door well) - Renault would only sell as complete system at £250, I fixed it for £2 using bicycle gear cable and 1.5 hours effort.
* 2 sets of disk pads
* Tyres on average last approx 18k miles, I normally expect to see 22k+ miles fortunately now have found a supplier which will supply medium quality for £60 per unit
* Lost count of replacement bushes on suspension.
Clearly Renault policy is to sell relatively cheap then turn you over with replacement parts (of which you will need plenty). I won't buy a Renault/French car again.
Will definitely not buy a Renault/French car again.
5th Jun 2009, 01:42
I am very familiar with the Laguna II (on my third one now). The early ones 2000 X - 2005 05 are a nightmare, don't touch them with a barge pole, rubbish. BUT the ones built after 2005 05, the facelift model, most of the problems have been sorted, but not a lot of people know this so the values are at a minimum, you can pick them up dirt cheap. The 2005 05 - 2007 07 face lift model is good value for money too.
8th Sep 2009, 11:59
Hello everyone. I have got a 2001 1.6 Laguna 2, and I haven't had any trouble with it yet. It's done 52k and it had done 40k when I got it.
My last car was a 1995 1.8 Laguna, and I loved it, it was very reliable.
I am quite concerned about my car now as it has not gave me any trouble yet, but I have always stuck to the book when it comes to maintaining my vehicles, and I have hardly been to garages. But I would say be careful who you take your car to do repairs, because I have found that some garages will take advantage of the Laguna's reputation.
I always believe that goggling your problem first will save you a lot of time and money.
When I got my Laguna, I replaced the battery as it looked in a bad way, then after that my electrics went crazy; the driver's side window would only move an inch at a time and the sunroof wouldn't close, then the petrol gauge wouldn't budge! So a local garage said the whole ECU wanted replacing and it wasn't cheap! So I typed my problems on Yahoo and I got very successful solutions. I held down the lock button on the key for 5 seconds and the car went through a locking cycle, then everything was back to normal.
As for the window, just holding the buttons fully closed for three seconds reset them, and now they are fine, no ECU needed.
Sorry for the life story, but I hope this helps.
16th Jan 2010, 21:26
I have a Laguna 2 2001. These are the problems I've had in 5 years...
1. The key cards are very weak. I have replaced two so far, you have to buy them from Renault, but you can get then coded by third parties saving money... I believe that they can be repaired for about £30 keyrepair.co.uk.
2. Rear subframe suspension bushes debonded; bushes themselves are cheap enough, but to replace them is garage work.
3. Suspension spring snapped, replaced from a scrapper.
4. Both front wishbones needed replacing due to bottom bushes being shot, however you can now just replace the ball joints now by grinding the rivets off and bolting the new ones on.
5. Tyre pressure sensors are a constant hassle, got system turned off for £20 and have now got "normal" valves in the tyres.
6. Water leaking in via sun roof; the drain channels become blocked, but can be easily blown out with an air line.
7. Track rod ends, very weak, I've replaced 4 now (don't be tempted to bounce the car on and off the kerb).
8. Speedo cluster U/S, managed to get one for £20, very lucky, but mileage is now +70k.
All in all, with repairs and depreciation of this car, I wouldn't buy another... so be warned.
Good looking car, but unless you're handy with the spanner or you have plenty of money, DON'T BOTHER.
18th May 2010, 15:41
Hi, seriously fed up with the Laguna 1.9 DCI Sport, 2004.
I should have copped on when I drove the car home on the first day, the driver's head rest broke when I went to adjust it. So I bought it at 2 years old with 34,000 miles on it.
After about 6 months the fuel pump went. Not long after the tie rod went on the front suspension. A good start.
4 bushings have gone to date, and it costs a lot of money to get these fixed. The bushings are inexpensive, but actually getting them fitted costs lot of money in labour.
The hazard lights were replaced, as well as every other light on the car.
The tyre pressure gauge tells me at the moment that I'm driving with no tyres!
Whilst driving the car the other day, suddenly the second gear gave up. So what? At least I can go from 1st to 3rd gear!!! I wish I was joking.
Needless to say I've spent a load of money getting the thing repaired. Tomorrow I'm taking it to an auction and I hope to god I never see it again!! Gonna buy myself a Toyota.
Oh yeah, forgot to say about the driver's side window regulator has broken.
I actually liked driving the car when it was working properly!
And the injectors aren't great.
21st Jun 2010, 16:42
Had a 2.2 Privilege 2004, the worst car I have ever had.
First M.O.T cost £2000.
Disk brakes all needed replacing.
Struts needed replacing.
Xenon headlight bulb not working - £250.
Lots more wrong & 4 years later still paying money out.
Sold it to We buy any car for £750, couldn't believe they bought it.
Never ever ever buy a Renault.