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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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Aron van Wyk, South Africa

Renault Scenic

Hi, I am experiencing that when opening my doors, it makes a cracking sound. Is that normal or should I replace something?

Submitted: 30/11/2015 11:42:06 | ID: 124201

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Vasu, Middlesbrough

Renault Scenic

I have 2003 Scenic 1.6 16v Automatic , car is building up pressure , what could be wrong ?

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What pressure ? Where ? How what where ? peter hicks from Bournemouth

Submitted: 12/11/2015 14:15:05 | ID: 123425

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Carl, South Africa

Renault Scenic

Good Day I have a Renault Scenic 2.0l 16v, 2004 model. It does not want to start, I replaced the relay, a fuse in the fuse box, there is fire when I try to start but it does not get petrol through. I've had diagnostics done but comes out clean showing no faults. When I test the petrol pump it runs, I don't know it it can be the pump, how do I test?

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Hi there, Had the same problem. Car would not start or if did it would just cut out while driving and must then be towed home. When for Diagnostics and it showed no faults paid like R250 ran for like 10 minutes. Then we took it to a registered fitment centre and left the car with them. They ran a diagnostic that and it took just over an hour to get a reading. Reading was the petrol pump. The replaced it and now that car runs very good and starts immediately. The diagnostic cost about R900 and ran for 1hour and the petrol pump was R3500. I hope this help Gillian from South Africa

Submitted: 10/11/2015 07:44:37 | ID: 123355

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Vasu, Middlesbrough

Renault Scenic

I bought a scenic 1.6 16v automatic 2003 . It is slow on take off , and very slugish uphill , i have to force it and it is still slow , and the other day it built up pressure and water shot out . What seems to be the problem ?

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check your egr valve it could be full of carbon deposit or it could be the activator for this valve might be siezed this is the problem i had.changed the unit and it solved the problem cost of unit was £330.00 hope this helps. peter phillips from Rhondda Cynon Taf

check your egr valve it could be full of carbon deposit or it could be the activator for this valve might be siezed this is the problem i had.changed the unit and it solved the problem cost of unit was £330.00 hope this helps. peter phillips from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 21/10/2015 10:16:01 | ID: 122545

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Peter Phillips , Rhondda Cynon Taf

Renault Scenic

I own a Renault Scenic Dynamique 1.9tdi which has developed a delayed throttle response i.e slow when pulling off until it gets to 2.5/3000rpm then it drives fine until you stop then its the same again would appreciate any and all answers to this problem

Submitted: 09/10/2015 10:59:53 | ID: 122100

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Gavin, South Africa

Renault Scenic

Hi, I have a Renault Scenic 2 1.6. I was driving and suddenly the error appeared on dash board to check injection. The car losses power. I pulled over and engine switched off. It do not want to start no more. Any suggestions please

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Remove clip from maf sensor and try it Ryan from Yorkshire

Remove clip from maf sensor and try it Ryan from Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/10/2015 12:19:35 | ID: 122039

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Paul, South Gloucestershire

Renault Scenic

My auto gearbox selector has some resistance from park to drive ?. It doesn't do this all the time, so what is the cause....

Submitted: 01/10/2015 18:56:03 | ID: 121861

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meeson, France

Renault Scenic

how to reset clock on a 2007 car

Submitted: 30/09/2015 17:31:09 | ID: 121824

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T Kelly, Lancashire

Renault Scenic

My Renault Scenic starts up sometimes and cuts out straight away and won't run,but if you put left foot on foot brake and the right foot on the accelerator it fires and runs OK.

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Hi I think the fact that the car sometimes starts when clutch and accelerator is pressed is a bit of a coincidence. You will probably find that it is the "Crank Sensor" that is causing the problem. The end of the sensor is magnestic and it collects lal sort of rubbish on it which send a wrong signal (or no signal at all) to the engine computer (ECU). The senor is located on the top of the gearbox bell housing where the gearbox meets the engine. If you push the pipework to one side and peer into the engine bay, At the very top of the gearbox to engine jpoint, you wil see two bolts going through a horseshoe shaped bracket (I think they are about 10mm blts. Simply remove the two bolts and lift the sensor out. Clean the end of the sensor (the metal tip which would be downwards when fitted). Refit and hopefully your problem should be solved. It could be that the sensor is no longer serviceable and a replacement is about £25. This is generally the cause of a lot of starting problems on all F9Q renault engines. Time to complete - about 20 minutes, only one spanner/socket needed, no mechanical experience necessary Hope that helps. Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 24/09/2015 13:16:57 | ID: 121587

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Hannes, South Africa

Renault Scenic

My steering gets stiff when I start it and says steering fault........ After driving a while the problem goes away and the steering works again

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Hi Hannes I have checked on Autodata and the manufacturers have noted a fault which relates to the front suspension upper mountings. Autodata states that the mount becomes tight and requires renewal, also states that at times it could cause a squeak or squeel or clunk when turned. Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 18/09/2015 15:53:04 | ID: 121329

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brian harrington, Dorset

Renault Scenic

the front floor storage smell full of water can you tell me how to sort this ie get box out ect1600 auto 2006

Submitted: 10/09/2015 10:09:09 | ID: 120993

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Rosemary Lowe, County Down

Renault Scenic

I have a Renault Scenic 1.6 2001, and want to locate the breather on the gearbox, as I think it is clogged. Could you please advise me where it is situated. Many thanks. David Lowe.

Submitted: 08/09/2015 15:51:50 | ID: 120930

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julie, Merseyside

Renault Scenic

HI my scenic magane went in to get a new clutch in a clutch centre and now he can't get the car started no lights on dash board or nothing,

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hello, we have had this problem on two Renault cars in the past. on both occasions we have had to have the ECU repaired brian welch from Cardiff

hello, we have had this problem on two Renault cars in the past. on both occasions we have had to have the ECU repaired. brian welch from Cardiff

Submitted: 31/08/2015 23:07:51 | ID: 120603

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Deborah Fisher, Lancashire

Renault Scenic

My Renualt Scenic Automatic seems to be losing power. This can happen at any time and when I push the accelerator down, the engine is making a massive noise. I have just had an MOT last week and passed with flying colours

Submitted: 26/08/2015 10:40:02 | ID: 120352

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Wynand Liebenberg, Somerset

Renault Scenic

Hi. I'm from South Africa. There is not an option to choose in location and the model is a 2001 model Renault Scenic Privilege 2.0 lt. I had to replace the engine and since it was replace the onboard computor doesn't work. It only shows the kilometers which is 195000 and the return kilometers. That's all. I undersrtand there is a vacuum pipe which is not connected. Please help. I love this car and want everything in a mint condition. Thanks

Submitted: 13/08/2015 17:55:41 | ID: 119721

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Norval Kruger, Bristol

Renault Scenic

I own a '07 plate Renault Scenic 1.5 diesel. When the vehicle is used when cold, it has sufficient torque. Once the motor is at operating temperature, it has loss of power and is very sluggish. I've had diagnostics done but comes out clean; had the EGR Cooler and pipe replaced - still the same fault!! Fuel consumption good @ 54mi/gal. Any suggestions please??

Submitted: 11/08/2015 11:20:22 | ID: 119606

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Janine, South Yorkshire

Renault Scenic

Hi I've recently bought a renault scenic dynam 1.6 petrol 56 plate it had a new clutch fitted a couple of months b4 I bought it but I've got a problem changing gears or getting into gear it's ok in a morning when it's been stood all night the gears are alittle rough but go in but after it's been driven awhile I really struggle to get it in 1st 2nd3rd & 4th (haven't been on a national speed limit rd when it's happened to have tried 5th) does anyone have any ideas?

Submitted: 15/07/2015 11:31:55 | ID: 118476

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richard woodland, Newport

Renault Scenic

When I turn my headlights on my dashboard display dims to almost black so I can't see anything?

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There is a wheel on the right side which you turn to adjust brightness. Look in your Handbook - its in there. Scenic 06 Owner from Devon

Submitted: 13/07/2015 18:29:51 | ID: 118420

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celestin, Cheshire

Renault Scenic

what type of oil to use on Renault scenic 1.5 diesel 2010

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Gearbox oil Fred from Blackpool

5w30 or 5w40 fully or semi synthetic will be fine.. you could get away with 10w30 or 0w30 ... just don't use 20W50 R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/07/2015 18:39:45 | ID: 118220

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celestin, Cheshire

Renault Scenic

I need to change oil but not sure if has particular filter or not

Submitted: 08/07/2015 18:34:26 | ID: 118219

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s j cunningham, Spain

Renault Scenic

have changed the alternator and the battery on petrol 2004 scenic.the sign saying the battery is not charging comes on sometimes . when checked the battery is charging correctly.what can i do next. i have already had an electrical service which said i should make the mentioned changes

Submitted: 04/07/2015 15:41:59 | ID: 118042

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Erence, South Africa

Renault Scenic

loosing too much gearbox oil from gearbox breather pipe. please help.

Submitted: 20/06/2015 11:00:20 | ID: 117430

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christine, Essex

Renault Scenic

Twice lately I have started my car and it will not go into gear . I turn the engine off and restart and everything is ok. I have noticed that when this happens the front wheels are not straight has it got a cut off because the wheels aren't straight. Everything else on the car works perfectly.

Submitted: 17/06/2015 12:54:25 | ID: 117330

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Erence, South Africa

Renault Scenic

Car lacks power on gear number 5 on a flat road and or uphill.

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Try 4th gear. Scenic 06 Owner from Devon

Submitted: 16/06/2015 19:36:01 | ID: 117296

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Erence, South Africa

Renault Scenic

I have a 2006 Renault scenic 1.6 Petrol with Manual Gearbox. It drives fine with no error message, but when changing to gear number 5, it looses power, later it picks-up and. If driving on a flat road it drives fine. but when approaching an uphill, it lacks power. If I change back to the 4th gear, it picks-up the speed.

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Give the car more gas before changing to 5th. Scenic 06 Owner from Devon

Submitted: 16/06/2015 19:26:56 | ID: 117295

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SHANE HODKIN, Lincolnshire

Renault Scenic

HI do you have to disconnect the battery to change the cambelt can it be changed with out disconnecting I have senic maxim 1.9 fy55kdo regards shane hodkin

Submitted: 16/06/2015 11:34:24 | ID: 117272

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Simone Botes, South Africa

Renault Scenic

Hi I have a Renault scenic 1.9 dci. A message appeared on the dash saying keycard battery low. I changed the battery as well as the spare key card's battery. Still says keycard battery low. Dealer advised this is a problem with these models. Microchip inside the keycard is faulty. Hard to believe the spare would be as well though. Any suggestions?

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Dry joint on circuit board of key ? There are a lot of problems with renault key cards check out utube ! You are not alone ! peter hicks from Bournemouth

Submitted: 15/06/2015 15:22:34 | ID: 117237

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bob, East Sussex

Renault Scenic

when on intermittent wash wipe my wipers operate as if I have selected normal speed.There is no intermittent action.I have changed the wiper motor and stalk , but the problem is the same.

Submitted: 12/06/2015 22:22:51 | ID: 117134

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HEATHER, Tyne and Wear

Renault Scenic

Hi, I'm buying a 2004 Renault Scenic Expression 16V Green 1.6 Petrol 5 door MPV. The heater doesn't work, so I'm not sure to get it or not. If it`s the start of on-going problems, I don't want to put my family at risk. I know the pollution light is a big tell, so if anyone can let me know, it would be very much appreciated.

Submitted: 11/05/2015 18:16:26 | ID: 115894

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