2001 Renault Master Expression 1.9 dci turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Worst car I have ever owned
I only had the car 2 weeks when the engine management light came on, and I lost most of the power; 40mph top speed.
Took it to the Renault garage, which is 60 miles away; they told me it was an EGR valve. They had to order one.
Took it back 2 days later; still the same fault. Had to order a new intercooler, and go back in 2 days again.
That cured it, but the next month the turbo packed in. Got new turbo fitted, ran fine for 2 month, then the gearbox got noisy.
Fitted a new gearbox, thinking nothing else could go wrong, then started banging at back end; had to fit new axle bushes.
Now the passenger window won't open when I lock the car; everything locks except the drivers door. When I unlock it, I have to open the passenger door from inside.
Started to lose power again. Phoned Renault who said try cleaning the EGR valve. It did cure it for 200 miles, then it happened again; was sooted up again. I'm going to buy a new EGR valve and change the car. I can't afford to run a car like that.
Would never have another Renault.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th April, 2008
16th Dec 2012, 08:46
Heed this warning! Anything dCi in my option is BAD NEWS!
2005 Renault Modus. Delphi fuel pump starts eating itself at 60k, contaminates the whole fuel system, writes off the injectors and fuel spider with iron fragments. The tank had half inch of deposits. Total repair cost £2,700...
The guy that refurbished the injectors said the fuel system's main components were not fit for purpose, made on a budget by idiots.
I'll second that!
12th Jul 2016, 07:06
The Renault Master is a commercial van - not a car as you stated. I think your review is for another vehicle