26th Jun 2010, 14:29

I have a 54 plate Megane. I've been through the classic coil pack replacements. I've also had the throttle box cleaned out, as the car kept cutting out on start up. I'm now faced with a £1000 bill for a replacement steering column, as a result of some random power steering fault! What next?

10th Sep 2010, 14:01

I have a Renault Megane Convertible 05 plate, had 2 years, roof no longer works, passenger window won't go down, service light permanently on, 6 new tyres, spare card doesn't work, at least it doesn't leak! Done less than 40,000 miles,

20th Oct 2010, 08:02

Got a Megane saloon and the electrics are a joke!

Don't buy one! Only 5 years old and done 36000 miles. Have no children so rear windows hardly get used, yet the motor in them has burned out, and now the two fronts have burned out too.

15th Nov 2010, 19:26

I have a 54 plate Megane 1.4 16v petrol and a few things have gone wrong with it.

Window regulators which were fixed by the dealer, ns suspension coil snapped, and the light bulbs can be done without taking the wheels off. I did it myself in 10 minutes.

But recently I noticed the car revs up itself like a choke on an old Ford Escort LOL. Anyway then it drops and stalls unless warmed up.

Well today the engine management light came on and it slowed right down, loss of power and feels juddery. I have heard it's the coils and cost around 150 pounds. Is this correct price?

Has this gone wrong for any one else and will it happen again?

26th Nov 2010, 18:11

I just bought a Renault Megane 1.6 2003 with 65k on the clock last week, and within a week this has gone wrong:

While driving the car home, about 10 minutes down the road, the car started shaking when stopped at lights, then the engine management light came up and the car lost a lot of power, so took it back to the dealer, and it was the coil packs, so he fixed them, which was fine.

Then 5 days after getting the car back, the service light came on, along with the airbag light, although the car was only serviced a week before I got the car. Then when I went to turn the car off, it said the steering wheel won't lock?? Also there is a loud sorta clonking when turning the steering wheel. I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell what is wrong with the car? Thanks.

5th Apr 2011, 17:01

I have a 2004 Renault Megane Dynamique. Have had 2 passenger window regulators and 1 driver side, although that is broken again, but can't afford 170 for fixing it. Cigarette lighter doesn't work, clip to pull seat forward (3 door version) is broken. Had 6 coil packs, cam shaft sensor, throttle motor and now steering fault. More than anything, it's unsafe, which is so ironic as that's why I got the car initially. Gutted.

24th Jun 2011, 15:35

Are you joking? I had a 52 Mazda, which failed the MOT because the ABS lamp was on. Turned out the ABS unit required replacement, cost from Mazda... thirteen hundred pounds just for the part!! Scrapped the car and bought a Megane, had a few little niggles, but hey.. it was cheap. I will never buy any Japanese crap again!

23rd Mar 2013, 14:15

I have the same problem with my Megane. The loud clunking noise when you turn the steering wheel could possibly be the CV joint, as that was the problem with mine, but my engine management light came on Friday, and it's losing power and is very juddery when started up, but when the car warms up, it seems to be OK, but the management light still stays on.

27th May 2013, 13:29

Hi... I have exactly the same problem. My steering clunks when turning the wheel. My car is very jumpy and has lost a lot of power. I have a 1.6 VVT Sport, and it feels like a 1 litre.

To top it off, a coil has just snapped and the ABS light and service light are on 2 months after spending 1000 on it and an MOT!!

Did yours cost a lot to repair?

10th Oct 2013, 14:28

Hi there.

Yes, a common fault with the Megane are the starter coils. We have a 2003 Megane and I think we have replaced them all. They are around £49.00 each.

It's a case of elimination, when finding which one has gone.