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Well I was given the same story regarding the excessive wear of the tyres, but believe me there is no adjustment on the rear axle or alignment. If the tyres wear significantly and evenly on the edge of the tyres (similar to bad tracking) you have an axle problem.

I used to own a BMW which required to have the alignment of the rear axle as well as the front axle (tracking).
The Megane does not use this system it has a solid axle, my 2003 sports hatch had to have it's axle replaced under warranty after a few aggravated phone calls to the main dealer. On removal they found that it was slightly bent when made, therefore was causing uneven wear due to the tyre not sitting on the road as it was designed. I am a good DIY mechanic and have worked on cars for years, my tyre supplier advised me to head to the main dealer as the tyres do not cause the wear, only mechanical failure or bad adjustment. Based on my own knowledge and the advice of the tyre supplier I managed to cut the bull¤¤¤¤ from the shop manager. When they removed the axle they found the fault. They would not have replaced it if it was not broken.

I have a 2005 DCI at the moment, it has none of the above problems.

I am now in a habit in the supermarket car park of looking at the Megane's of a similar age and have seen a few with the same wear indicators on the tyres, sadly most are now out of warranty. If there is equal excessive wear on both rear tyres, you might want to have it checked out, it can knock 12000 miles off the wear of your tyres.

This might not be your problem, but it was certainly my experience with my Megane.

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