Renault Megane (2002 – 2008) Review

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Renault Megane (2002 – 2008) At A Glance


+Bold styling, a decent drive and good value for money. Estate version has a roomy cargo bay. Excellent crash test rating.

-The hatchback's load bay isn't big. Electrical, mechanical and build quality problems are common.

Insurance Group 35
On average it achieves 92% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a Renault Megane (2002 – 2008)


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Average performance


Real MPG

24–70 mpg

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Ask Honest John

Why does my Renault Megane pull to the right?
"I've got a 2004 Renault Megane. The car is pulling to the right when accelerating. And after braking the car feels like it's dragging. I'm confused, any suggestions?"
This could be caused by a few things. So check your tyre pressures first before moving onto things like wheel alignment and even bearings. If that doesn’t sort it, then it could be caused by worn out suspension parts.
Answered by Keith Moody
Fitting a Renault Megane Heater Resistor (3R68K 1R71K R41K)
"Is there a special method for refitting the Heater Resistor (3R68K 1R71K R41K) in a Renault Megane without having to completely remove the dashboard? The positioning / design of the resistor connector has meant that the part is seemingly impossible to re-attach to the dashboard without it breaking in an attempt to mount it. Any help would be most appreciated. "
Don't ever mess about with a heater resistor. If it has failed, the reason is usually that the motor has failed, so replacing it without replacing the failed motor may well lead to a Zafira-like electrical fire.
Answered by Honest John
Renault Megane emitting lots of black smoke
"I have a problem with my 2003 Renault Megane. It consumes too much engine oil and there is also a lot of black smoke. What could the problem be?"
One possible reason is a failed turbo bearing oil seal so the engine oil is getting into the engine and being burned by it. Another possibility is failed valve stem oil seals.
Answered by Honest John
Electronic fault on Renault Megane
"After I turn the ignition on my Renault Megane (2004) shows a reading on the dashboard that says 'electronic fault' and the orange 'service' rectangle comes on all of the time. Any idea what might be wrong? "
The instruments of these can play tricks and cry wolf but still wise to get it checked by an independent Renault specialist - someone who knows the quirks of the cars. Not a Renault dealer.
Answered by Honest John

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