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shivkumar, Herefordshire

Renault Scenic

i bought my scenic in july second hand one but from few days when i am on motorway i am feeling pressure on driver side as when there is heavy wind or like or my car will woble and u think its going to turnover so do you think is there a door issue . as i checked with my mechanic and windows is working fine so please suggest

Submitted: 21/03/2017 09:03:48 | ID: 140043

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Mary-Anne, South Africa

Renault Scenic

My Renault went for a service and my petrol consumption droped down to 7km a litre. Took it back and they replaced the Lambda sensor with a second hand one still the same problem how can i know for sure if the sensor work can i replace it myself and does the computer have to be reset? Help please!!!

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You can check the oxygen (Lambda) sensor by measuring its' electrical resistance if you know what it should be. Yes you can replace it yourself. No the ECU won't need reprogramming. I take it you know that the Scenic has 2 oxygen sensors? One on the exhaust and one that can be accessed by removing the air box. Have you had the OBD checked for fault codes? Oxygen sensors have a limited life, it's a false economy to use second hand ones unless you know they aren't faulty themselves. Your garage has told you they replaced the sensor but your problem persists so either the problem isn't with that sensor, or the 2nd hand one is also faulty, or they didn't change anything. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 05/03/2017 05:38:00 | ID: 139475

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Mary-Anne, South Africa

Renault Scenic

We used to get up to 17km per lt petrol on the open road she went for a service n sudenly we get 7km! I took her back nd they said its one or other relay on the exhaust? Help please?? Is there something like that nd what is it called?

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There are no relays on the exhaust (they would melt), only sensors. Use a different garage. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 02/03/2017 19:00:18 | ID: 139380

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Carole Murphy, Norfolk

Renault Scenic

Left standing over night won't start next day

Submitted: 19/02/2017 16:34:20 | ID: 139044

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Albert, South Africa

Renault Scenic

My scenic is difficult to start when it heats up,I have to crank several times I don't know what is the problem

Submitted: 08/01/2017 12:50:24 | ID: 137930

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kenny, South Africa

Renault Scenic

my scenic heat gauge goes up and it seems the water is building pressure what could be wrong and the stop light comes on

Submitted: 23/12/2016 05:22:21 | ID: 137546

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johannes, South Africa

Renault Scenic

having problem changing gear from reverse to first gear, is there something I should know or do to change from reverse to first gear (gear lever).

Submitted: 14/11/2016 12:40:27 | ID: 136684

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Ian John Sinclair, South Africa

Renault Scenic

I have a problem with my Scenic 2 2.0l 2004. It stutters a little bit and will not rev higher than 3,000 rev, lack in power. Any Idea's ? Many thanks Ian

Submitted: 21/10/2016 19:07:22 | ID: 136127

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Ben, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Renault Scenic

Warning light saying anti pollution has come on ??

Submitted: 30/09/2016 13:02:56 | ID: 135598

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Tony Hurd, West Midlands

Renault Scenic

the spanner and the engine lights stop on it says cheqe anti polustion system can you help?

Submitted: 23/09/2016 14:40:15 | ID: 135395

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Tony Hurd, West Midlands

Renault Scenic

the engine light stops on and the spanner light as well it keeps saying CHEQE ANTI POLUSION SYSTEM could you explain.Tony

Submitted: 23/09/2016 14:34:22 | ID: 135394

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lucy, West Midlands

Renault Scenic

I have Scenic conquest 2008. Bought recently, ran fine for a couple of weeks. Hazard lights now come on every time I start the car, I just press button to stop. Have been told it is water damage and I will need a new mother board ?? Last few days the Hazard lights come on after stopping the car, pressing button does nothing. The battery has been drained overnight. No problem whilst driving the car - just when I stop. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you

Submitted: 15/09/2016 14:06:35 | ID: 135185

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Darren, South Africa

Renault Scenic

hi i recently boutgh a second hand Scenic 2002 model 2.0 16v the head was redone due to cambelt failure now the car starts overreving when it gets hot and the orange squiggly dash light comes on than it loses power completely sometimes without even getting if im driving and go over 3000rpm the squiggly light comes on and loses power again have to switch the car off on the freeway and hope it starts again please help this is really annoying

Submitted: 09/09/2016 08:30:33 | ID: 135043

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Stoney, South Africa

Renault Scenic

Hie Ma senic 2.0l 6 forward just died dnt kno whats tha problem .it was driving all of a sudden the clutch pedal went low in the could select any gears ciz it was in motion on 4th gear then it stalled and jst cut .nothing showing on tha dash no power coming to the car nothing works except tha harzards it wont start at all plz help

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Hi Do you still have this problem, or is it fixed Ian John Sinclair from South Africa

Submitted: 23/07/2016 18:16:52 | ID: 133763

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Danie, South Africa

Renault Scenic

hi my Renault scenic keep on braking exh cam gear and bend exh valves does any one know why

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It sounds to me like your cam belt is snapping due to one of the pulleys seizing .. When you changed the cam belt did you just change the belt or did you do a complete change of all the tensioners as these will seize and it is advisable to change all of them each time. As for the valve that's going to bend when the cam belt snaps as the pistons come up they smash against the valves because they are not in sink . The valves are in the down position as the pistons comes up so this then bends the valves.. Worth doing a complete check of everything if the valves are damaged as you might of damaged the head. Munch44 from Worcestershire

Submitted: 05/07/2016 09:14:39 | ID: 133259

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Ant, Cambridgeshire

Renault Scenic

Dashboard warning reading "oil pressure fault" What causes this please

Submitted: 25/06/2016 17:37:15 | ID: 132991

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bronson, South Africa

Renault Scenic

when starting the car the ref counter goes up to 3000rpm I have just done the engine we done the gaskets valve seals timing belt fan belt an a new service was done what can be the problem with the ref counter going up when I start it please help

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I recently had the same problem. Revs really high until i started moving. I had recently had my plugs changed before this happened. Upon inspection of my rocker cover gasket i noticed the smallest of cracks. I put some gasket sealer over it and let it dry. Problem solved bert from Merseyside

Submitted: 15/06/2016 11:17:31 | ID: 132695

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fortune, South Africa

Renault Scenic

I parked my car previous night when I tried to start in the morning it said low oil pressure and didn't start.I checked the oil and it is ok .what could be the problem? Can the winter season cause this?Help me

Submitted: 10/06/2016 14:33:36 | ID: 132530

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carrie bevan, Devon

Renault Scenic

Hello my Renault Megane scenic fan has always worked when it wants too but can usually be incouraged with a few bangs on the glove compartment but now it sounds like it's trying to work but just won't kick in, does anyone know what could be the problem please.

Submitted: 01/06/2016 18:54:14 | ID: 132244

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carrie bevan, Devon

Renault Scenic

Hello I have a 2003 scenic and the fan will only come on if I bang the glove box hard but even then it's not at its most powerful.help would be appreciated as in winter the Windows all steam up and it becomes difficult to see.

Submitted: 27/05/2016 20:59:40 | ID: 132097

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MARTIN J HAINES, Essex

Renault Scenic

unable to select reverse gear. All other gears are working. doesn't appear to be a problem with clutch. Any ideas??

Submitted: 09/05/2016 10:46:10 | ID: 131331

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gary rook, Kent

Renault Scenic

Since servicing my Renault Scenic, oil fuel & air filters, when under load red stop light comes on back off power and it goes out no other fault message displayed no lack of power no bad starting. Also clutch is nearing end of life but not slipping any ideas?

Submitted: 23/04/2016 18:02:04 | ID: 130726

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Gavin, South Africa

Renault Scenic

Hi, My Renault Scenic do not want to start. It turns over, but seems not to have any fire to start the engine. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 16/04/2016 18:40:43 | ID: 130465

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Neville Newmarch, Darlington

Renault Scenic

I have had a Scenic 1.6 dci dynamique X mod Tom Tom with R Link for 8 months from new. For almost all of this time I have been plagued with regular intermittent dashboard error messages such as no fuel with alarm and hand brake on with alarm and check air bag faults all of which have been untrue and 'rectified ' after a few minutes or re engaged the key card. This has also included the electronic dashboard remaining on after the car is locked and flattening the battery or even the dash not lighting up when the car is started. Renault assist have been called over 6 times and resolved it by disconnecting the battery under the bonnet and reconnecting it. ( a reboot of the engine computer system?). This has been a short term fix every time. I have had the dash panel replaced and even Renault technicians in France ( where it happened 4 times in 2 weeks) couldn't sort it. Any ideas? This is my ninth new Renault in 35 years and by far the most problematic. It drives great and mechanically been excellent otherwise. Still got over 3 years warranty but running out of faith and trust in Renault.

Submitted: 07/04/2016 21:42:15 | ID: 130091

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Name mrs s randall, Cheshire

Renault Scenic

In which year did Renault stop making the Privilege model please? Does any other Scenic have a PASSENGER SEAT which adjusts in height?

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I have a 2002-2003 Renault Scenic (Fidji) and the passenger seat adjusts in height. Emma-Louise from Somerset

Submitted: 02/04/2016 23:16:35 | ID: 129867

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Betty Saunders, Cambridgeshire

Renault Scenic

On bumpy roads my rear view mirror keeps falling off and hanging by its wires. The back plate of the assembly stays on the windscreen and I have to push the main assembly back on to it. There seems to be no screw or other permanent fixing to hold it in place and this keeps happening, any ideas please?

Submitted: 31/03/2016 18:14:08 | ID: 129760

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Steve, Gwent

Renault Scenic

Washed my car today and after using soapy water on the inside of the doors tha car won't start although it makes a clicking noise when I do try to start it and I have no lights on the dashboard. My car is a 2004 model.

Submitted: 28/03/2016 19:18:48 | ID: 129589

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Phil Aldred, Pembrokeshire

Renault Scenic

Problem selecting fifth/ sixth gear .04 plate

Submitted: 25/02/2016 12:04:38 | ID: 128133

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stuart, Lancashire

Renault Scenic

hey, the radio display is very very faint on my 2001 scenic and also on my daughters 1999 scenic, does anyone know if there is a fix for this, thanks, Stuart. ***** HAD TO PUT 2006-2009 AS MY YEAR WAS NOT ON THE SYSTEM***

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Have you tried changing the bulb behind the display? Emma-Louise from Somerset

Submitted: 14/02/2016 14:30:55 | ID: 127564

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Oladebo Olabimtan, Nigeria

Renault Scenic

Please help. My renault scenic 2002 stops and engine goes of after driving for almost a kilometer and then starts immediately i restart the engine on neutral gear.

Submitted: 08/02/2016 20:35:01 | ID: 127299

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Fred, Blackpool

Renault Scenic

What causes a Renault scenic gear box to freeze

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Air Fred from Blackpool

Submitted: 23/01/2016 20:47:26 | ID: 126592

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anthony monk, Norfolk

Renault Scenic

can any one tell me the average cost to have an inner steering joint replaced by a garage on a 2007 mk2 scenic

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Poo Fred from Blackpool

Submitted: 20/01/2016 11:16:34 | ID: 126427

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H Brooks, Devon

Renault Scenic

hi i have a renault scenic fidji 1.6 2002 auto when it gets to 35 mph it starts jerking & is bad at 50 does it a bit up to 70 is better when you give it gas does it going back down the gears until 30 mph then fine my garage say it's the engine but could be anything it's not the gearbox have put injector cleaner in and premium unleaded still half full any help would be grately appreciated as we are broke hoping it's something simple

Submitted: 07/01/2016 22:29:38 | ID: 125723

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eben, South Africa

Renault Scenic

My renault scenic has difficulty in starting after standing a few hours ones started it starts easy with first go but ones it stood for a few hours it struggels to start

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Hi there, take it for a diagnostic test at Renault or a registered fitment centre to see what the problem is. It will be less then R1000.00 Regards, Gillian Gillian from South Africa

Submitted: 05/01/2016 16:57:05 | ID: 125602

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julian green, Devon

Renault Scenic

Hello,when I take my key pad out, the steering lock makes the noise that shows it is locking, but in fact it is'nt and I can turn the wheel. Renault have no answer for it and keep pestering me to get it analysed,but the agent charges £96 just to do that,never mind fix it. And if he can't? Will I have wasted £96? Renault say its like a toggle that springs into place,filling a hole and securing the column so the wheel cannot turn, but if they have no answer who does? Help please. Julian Green.

Submitted: 01/01/2016 11:36:50 | ID: 125382

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Mike tomsett, Cumbria

Renault Scenic

REVERSING LIGHT NOT WORKING ON MY SCENIC. CHECKED OUT REVERSING SWITCH IS O.K AND REVERSING LIGHT WORKS O.K WITH SWITCH OUT OF GEARBOX. WHEN REPLACED THE LIGHTS ONLY WORK INTETERMITTLY. HAS ANY ONE EXPERIENCED ISSUES WITH THE LINKAGE THAT OPERATES THE SWITCH

Submitted: 28/12/2015 16:51:04 | ID: 125243

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ben mokdad, Ireland

Renault Scenic

Hi I have a 2004 Renault scenic recently bought. It seems that the heating is not working properly and the dash show oil pressure low even tho I've checked for oil and changed it. What could be the problem? Cheers

Submitted: 19/12/2015 01:06:32 | ID: 124860

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Richard morris, Caerphilly

Renault Scenic

Hi I just purchased a Renault scenic 2003 model. I have noticed that the heater is switching itself on and off. Any ideas ?

Submitted: 14/12/2015 09:29:41 | ID: 124668

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jo, Worcestershire

Renault Scenic

Has a whistle noise when you lift your foot off the gas to either change gear sit on tick over then goes when you put your foot back on the gas.

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Vacumme pipe off ! peter hicks from Bournemouth

Submitted: 08/12/2015 21:13:01 | ID: 124495

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Estelle Abbott, South Africa

Renault Scenic

We have a problem with the fan resistor. It packed up 9 months after replacement. Any ideas to what may have caused it to pack up.

Submitted: 03/12/2015 17:27:39 | ID: 124321

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