Have you heard of many dash failures in Renault Scenics and Espaces?

The electronic dashboard in my 2004 Renault Espace went faulty on a motorway, leaving the car incapable of being driven with no speedo or fuel gauge. A similar issue arose with Renault Scenics in 2008-2009. My sister had a Scenic which went faulty, odometer zeroed and Renault paid for the replacement dash unit. They seem to take a different attitude in the case of Espaces, probably because there are less of them around and they deny that a similar problem exists with Espaces.

Customer services indicated that they had not recalled Espaces and would not give me any assistance in replacing the dashboard, as they had done with Scenics. I spent over £800 having a new dash unit installed, only to find the odometer had zeroed (as with the Scenic).

Asked on 5 August 2010 by Jonathan Chambers

Answered by Honest John
It's a six-year-old car, so it's not Renault's responsibility. But, yes, a new digital dash would have zero miles on the odometer. You could have it digitally corrected to the mileage at the failure if you wanted to. I will make sure the issue is covered in car by car breakdown.
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