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Starting/Electrical Problems with Megane Scenic RT Alize 1998
Has anyone else got this problem? Sometimes my Renault won't start and there is no response at all, not even trying to turn over the engine. All the dashboard lights are ok. but no response at all. I have had my local garage have a look at it a couple of times now and they have disconnected the alarm which seemed to be causing problems with the immobiliser (I kept having to use the key to turn it on and off until the lights the dashboard and steering column went out before starting it). I have had the starter motor checked and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it. It can happen for about 2 days with this fault and then will run fine for a week or two before it happens again. The car can be bump started no problem to get it going again but I am losing faith and hope now as it's so unreliable and I don't know when the problem will occur again. I've only had the car 12 months and I have spent nearly £2,000 on it up to now - new exhaust + catalytic convertor, cambelt failed (I'm learning fast!!) - £800!! just failed it's MOT on brake pads and discs.
Can I have some sympathy aswell - I bought this car last year after having my lovely Ford Escort stolen and burnt out and in desperation to buy a car quickly I think I made a bad decision on this Renault! I'm 7 months pregnant and have a 3 year old son - I just need a reliable car !!!