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Used Renault Megane Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Renault Megane faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Renault Megane fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

Select your Renault Megane fault guide:

Renault Megane (1996 - 2002) Fault Guide
Renault Megane (2002 - 2008) Fault Guide
Renault Megane Cc (2003 - Present) Fault Guide
Renault Megane (2008-) Fault Guide


Renault Megane (1996 - 2002) Fault Guide

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We know of 30 RENAULT Megane (1996 - 2002) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 8 engine faults
  • 2 suspension wear items or faults
  • 7 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 12 recalls

Here's an example fault on the RENAULT Megane (1996 - 2002)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines the cam belt must be changed within 50,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated kit (includes tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, the cam belt is likely to fail soon and will usually cause expensive damage to the engine. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £200. Ask the garage to order a Renault belt for the specific engine number (belts on engines of the same size vary due to fuel pump position).


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Renault Megane (2002 - 2008) Fault Guide

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We know of 10 RENAULT Megane (2002 - 2008) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 3 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 3 interior problems
  • 2 bodywork issues
  • 1 recalls

Here's an example fault on the RENAULT Megane (2002 - 2008)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines the cam belt must be changed within 4 years or 72,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as rollers or tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over this boundary, the cam belt is likely to fail soon. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built after a cam belt failure.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £200.


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Renault Megane Cc (2003 - Present) Fault Guide

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We know of 11 RENAULT Megane CC (2003 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 3 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 3 interior problems
  • 3 bodywork issues
  • 1 recalls

Here's an example fault on the RENAULT Megane CC (2003 - Present)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines the cam belt must be changed within 4 years or 72,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as rollers or tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over this boundary, the cam belt is likely to fail soon. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built after a cam belt failure.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £200.


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Renault Megane (2008-) Fault Guide

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We know of 11 RENAULT Megane (2008-) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 4 engine faults
  • 2 suspension wear items or faults
  • 2 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 2 recalls

Here's an example fault on the RENAULT Megane (2008-)

What to look for:

Test drive the car. Listen out for a whining sound from the engine coupled with engine vibration. This will be most pronounced when the engine is cold.

What it means:

This fault could be caused by broken clips on the fuel line which causes it to rub against the air-con hoses. Or it could be the air inlet pipe vibrating. This fault will need to be examined, diagnosed and the faulty part replaced if necessary

What to do

If the car is under warranty (3 years/60,000 miles the Renault may replace the part for free. Otherwise try to negotiate a discount of £200 off of the price of the vehicle.


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