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It certaintly is a common problem,although Renault aren't the only ones who suffer from it....
The problem has definately got worse since asbestos was banned from the pad material,and although cleaning the pad face and greasing the back of it can help,sometimes there is basically nothing that can be done(except spending a large amount of money on some exotic pad material)
We recently had exactly the same problem on a Peugeot 406 coupe.We fitted 3 different sets of discs and 4 different sets of pads(both genuine,aftermarket and from the caliper manufacturer,Brembo),and the brakes still squeaked.We tried grease on the backs of the pads,some special glue to stick the pads to the caliper and also special rubber backing pieces,but nothing worked.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo