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Fingers crossed that the car has tossed its toys out of the pram for the foreseeable future.

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Anything going wrong with the car during the first 6 months should be down to the dealer as part of your consumer rights!

Hope it settles down now.
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Most of the things that you have spent out on are unfortunately common problems on newer Scenics. TDC sensors give problems on all modern Renaults, ignition coils are infamous on all modern 16 valve Renault engines,and the boot lock problem is common to all Scenics.A starter motor or auxillary belt can fail on any car,but all in all you have been extremely unlucky.

There is nothing to say that if you'd bought any other European make of car that the story would have been any different either.If you want reliability,buy Japanese!.

Good luck for the next 6 months,I hope you begin to enjoy your Renault!

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Where Renault fall down they do not react to the faults whether it is a design fault or a manufacturing defect they just seem to let it go on even so called updated models will still carry the problems.


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Originally Posted by madnoel10 View Post
Personally I would never buy an ex company or Motobility car. It's simply this - a driver who isn't responsible for its upkeep will tend to mistreat the vehicle (their attitude tends to be "so what I'm not paying"). Bought an Motobility car once and Oh dear was I bitten.- never again.
I think that is a terrible statement regarding motability cars, perhaps company car drivers abuse their cars but motability drivers NEED their cars and pay a lot of money every month to have it. Why would someone with mobility problems who relies on their car abuse it and risk being stranded with a broken car?
Modern cars should have no problem with doing small mileages, however my scenic is now getting a THIRD new autogearbox in less than 6000 miles from new. The problem is with the poor reliability by renault cars which is further exasperated by renault uk's rotten attitude towards their customers. Thanksfully motability is now taking my car off me due to the amount of problems i've had and i'll be getting a new car, definetley not another renault!
I hope the OP has better luck in the future with their car.
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