I have a 2000 Scenic 1.6 Sport which has covered 45000 miles in 9 months. Apart from the rear brakes sticking, it has been faultless. I have known these engines to use oil, but not excessively so and mine doesn't use any at all. I had more problems with my previous 3 series BMW which I also bought new... and that car cost a lot more than this one! I say good value for money and very versatile.
2000 dCi - first service - needed engine out for new crank seals - still leaked after and since the was engine out, the dash now rattles unbearably which Renault cannot stop (after numerous weeks in the dealer). Have sold the car now - sick of all the problems that Renault can't and don't want to fix!
Great car, only let down by poor dealership standards which for us the customer is unfortunately the 'norm'
My Scenic is 2 years old now, although i'm only into my first year of ownership, it has brought some unwanted faults to date - (fortunately no oil leaks)
Rear brakes noisy (pads' replaced)
Rear washer has gone haywire (washes front instead) on going
Rear window seal is loose.
It is a very good car with great styling, but poor build quality, with lousy dealers to boot (who NEVER return your calls) - PHONE CALLS which are in connection with getting the car repaired!!
Would I buy another Renault possibly not.
One would only expect to return your car to a main dealer as and when it needs servicing, which is certainly not the case when you own a Renault.
I have a Renault Megane Scenic (UK spec) which is 4 and a half years old (54,000 miles). My main gripe is that it leaks water through either the overhead switch console, or rear seatbelt, which I believe originates from one of the sunroofs. A visit to the dealer has resulted in being told it isn't covered by any warranty and that I could end up paying for a days labour, and as we all know with water leaks there's no guarantee it'll be fixed!
Interestingly when I had the car in too have some rust removed (Under warranty, but it's coming back!) I had a brand new Clio as a courtesy car, which had no sunroof, and it leaked water!
Does anybody now if replacement sunroof seals are available? My foot wells are like paddling pools in the winter months?
I too had wet footwells, nothing wrong with the seals, a tube goes from the sunroof to the rear of the wheel arch of the front wheel, there are two screws to undo, prize off and you'll find silt has built up to block the end of the tube, causing the water to over flow at the sunroof. Hope I've been of some help.
2000 Scenic 1.9 diesel.
Renault Scenic 1998. Water in all foot wells. Found a lot of silt blocking an outlet underneath plastic trim at the bottom of the windscreen. Removed the plastic covers and cleaned out. The water was running into the fan motor and I think (awaiting excessive amounts of rain to confirm, which shouldn't be long in England) being pushed around the blower pipes. I could hear water in the fan motor and when I removed sponge cover in passenger footwell it was full of water. I also noticed that the heater did not warm up as well as usual due to the water being where the hot air should be. I hope this helps at least some of the wellie wearing renault drivers.
I too had water leaking from the over head light console on severe rainy occasions..
Tried washing sunroof seals (which were green with algae) and re greasing, this made them look better.
Next rain came, along with console leak.
Then bought some TORX keys & removed overhead console.
Noticed a water drip resting on aerial nut. Removed aerial & greased with Vasoline (Liberally). Now awaiting extreme rain to test repair.
99.9% certain this is my problem. Will be back in days if this doesn't work... if no sign of me then repair OK.. OK? P.S. I used vasoline as I was out of silicone grease... cest la vie...
Scenic air con is very weak. Set on Auto at 15 deg with recycle it still hardly managed to keep the car cool when its 26 deg out side... Indicator stick popped and all the bits flew about in the car while I was driving consequently most things no longer were operative. Now the other stick with the computer buttons on it has stopped working with he rear windscreen wiper blades coming on and off at leisure... at least it hasn't exploded in to a million pieces... YET!
My panoramic sunroof on my 04 Renault Scenic (77,000 miles) exploded a couple of days ago whilst I was driving along at about 25 mph with it open. The glass came streaming in through the opening (probably as a result of me applying the brake) all over me and my son who was a front-seat passenger. It was really scary. He had scratches on his arm and leg. We both had glass in our clothing, hair, everywhere - and there were little shards of glass between our fingers and toes. I checked to see whether something had fallen on the roof but there was nothing.
My problem with my 2003 Scenic is with water coming in and filling up the rear boot spare tyre area. All suggestions would be welcome?
Not long had my Scenic. It's developed a vibrating grinding sound at the front end driver's side.
I have Renault Scenic 2002 with water in the passenger footwell and the sound of sloshing water in the sill. Don't have a sunroof; how does water get into there?
I have a 2006 Renault Scenic 2, 2.0 Privilege with panoramic sunroof. The wind noise is hectic and the dealer cannot fix it. What to do?
I've owned 2 Renault Scenics and had water problems with both of them.
The first one sounded like I had the ocean in the bottom of it, every time I braked it whooshed through the bottom of the car in the end all the interior carpets began to grow mould and everything. It was disgusting, but I thought it was a one off until I got another Scenic w reg and then that started.
It came through the bottom of the driver's floor. We poured cups of it out and had to soak it up with towels and wring them out. A proper nightmare!
In the end it started corroding parts under the car. Now my steering rods have gone and so has the driveshaft.
Also drivers window stopped working, the boot lock stopped working so I had no boot for months as it was going to be £100s of pounds to fix. There have been constant exhaust problems and it is very juicy on petrol.
The list goes on. It's being taken away and scrapped for £150. What a complete nightmare!
Never again a Scenic! So anyone thinking of getting one, don't bother! Save yourself the hassle!