1999 Renault Scenic CDI 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
An economical, spacious family car
Over 17 fuses blown controlling the rear windscreen wiper. Renault's solution was to run a new wire direct from the battery to overcome the issue. They never have identified the root cause.
Rear windscreen wash/wipe control fails to operate on an intermittent basis. In the "fail" mode the front screen washers operate instead.
The car has proved generally very reliable and with the diesel engine, pretty economic (average 43GPM).
I have some concerns over the car's road holding capabilities, particularly in a cross wind situation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th January, 2002
20th May 2002, 14:42
I have a Scenic Monoco 2lt which has just developed a similar problem with the rear washer. The only difference is that it is not intermittent. Whenever I operate the rear washers, the fronts operate instead.
The car is 1 year old and covered 24000 miles.
I guess the washers use a common pump with a diverter valve and it is the valve that has failed.
Otherwise the car is OK except for a heavy and binding clutch pedal which makes the car tiring to drive in heavy traffic.
30th Dec 2002, 18:19
My Scenic 2001/X has the same fault with the rear washer also.