30th Jul 2002, 16:50

I have a Renault Megane 1.9DT. I have enjoyed owning and driving it. However, I was on the motorway this week when the fan belt (alternator belt snapped) this got trapped in the cam shaft and completely ruined the engine. This is obviously a design fault.

My car now needs a £1000 repair for a 4 year old car.


I am still awaiting a reply from Renault.

1st Dec 2002, 11:52

I have a 1999 Renault Scenic. In November I was driving home from town when the car broke down. It seems that the fan belt broke and got caught in the camshaft. Damage has been estimated at €1,400 excluding labour and VAT. The reason why the fan belt broke is because a pulley on the power steering pump (driven by the fan belt) came away. The car was only serviced six weeks prior to the breakdown. Would I recommend buying a Renault? What do you think?

23rd Feb 2003, 12:39

I have a Dec 1999 Scenic 1.9DTi, I had just received a letter from Renault saying a fault identified on the drive belt and was on my way to the dealer when my car died. All was well until my car lost power crossing the Tay Road Bridge. No warning lights showed on dash panel. It would start and go for 500 yds and loose power again, fan belt looked a little on the thin side, but no obvious signs of what is wrong. Could this be the drive-belt? Advice and more information would be most welcome.

26th Feb 2003, 02:56

Do what I would like to do with my Scenic, take it into a field a set alight to the DAM thing.

Crock of s+++ springs to mind.

27th Dec 2004, 02:26

I have a 2001 1.6i 16v Scenic it can shift too. But the Fuel economy is appauling at 31.7 MPG even on motorway runs.

17th Mar 2005, 05:49

I Have a Renault Scenic 1.9D which I bought from new, it is only 2 years old, Starting having problems with the brakes, in that the brake pedal had to be pushed down quiet hard for the brakes to come on. Took the car to the garage and the said the brakes were binding and needed cleaning and they wanted £120 to fix it, as this is not covered by the warranty, I thought this was high! Is this normal on a car that's only done 26K!