2002 Renault Megane dTi 1.9 turbo diesel from Malta
1) Alternator belt failed a month after being replaced due to vibrations. Belt went into toothed belt, which failed, twisted valves - had to replace half of the cylinder head.
2) Air conditioning faulty after 1 year - No warranty.
3) Air flap faulty too - No warranty.
4) Door rubber deteriorated immediately.
This car is crap - never again a Renault in my garage. Why oh why did I not get a second Subaru???
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th July, 2006
18th Aug 2006, 10:47
My son has also experienced the failure of the alternator belt which then manged to get into the toothed cam-belt and yes it has scrapped the valves. This is particularly frustrating as it is the second time the cam-belt has failed resulting in considerable expense. I too would be very reluctant to purchase a Renault Megan in view of the many many complaints about the vehicles cam-belt life. Why in this day and age do we rely on a vulnerable belt to drive the valves when failure is so terminal. Have the motor manufacturers no better idea or do they not care once they have made the sale!