2000 Renault Scenic RT 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
The Automatic Gearbox malfunctioned after we had the car about 3 months. All drive was lost and Recovery was used to take car back to dealer in Derby who sent car to gearbox specialist in Loughborough. They had the car twice and reconditioned the gearbox. When car went to main Renault dealer 3 weeks ago there was oil leak we asked them to fix. They reported it was an internal leak on gearbox so vehicle is back with gearbox secialist in Loughborough now. We have lost all confidence in this gearbox.
The car has all the general features we wanted. It is amazing a major car manufacturer like Renault cannot produce a reliable automatic gearbox.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st March, 2005
I have a Scenic in Spain and the Auto box failed after 145,000 kms - it was rebuilt by specialists in Estepona. They said they had the same car in the previous week with 35kms on teh clock..
The gearbox is not made by Renault, but they knew there was a problem with them. So you could say it's their fault - The Internet shows loads of them with the same complaint repair €2,000 1 year warranty.
Hint if you hear a screeching from the engine from time to time chances are the bearing in the alternator and or the tensioner is going DO NOT IGNORE.. it will fray he fan belt and will find it's way into the toothed timing belt and then you will know what trouble really is.