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I have had my meg for 7 months, in that time , i have had 2 new door handles, 4 injectors, a new driver side seat cover. I now have a clunk coming from the steering column and it has developed a new alarming trick.

After parking the car up, the brake disks will oxidise so quickly that the next time i drive it the brakes wont work at all until i have pumped the brakes a few times to clear the disks. The first time it happened i completely missed the junction and ploughed straight on into the middle of the on coming traffic. I was a little perturbed.

So now i am seriously considering jacking it in for something a little more reliable. Though to be honest i can't think of another car i want to own.

What should i do ?
 
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Normally if the dealer can't help i general call Renault UK 08000 723372
and to be fair to them they've been very good in the past every issuse i raised was sorted quickly. :wink:
 
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problem with the brakes sorted. It took a week but for peace of mind i don't begrudge them that. The end result was worn pads boiled brake fluid and a couple of seized pistons apparently. I'm pleased it was sorted especially for the princely sum of £150. and the stopping power is really what i would expect from 4 pot brembos which makes me think that they may have been on their way out when i picked it up 6 months ago. As it was an ex demonstrator that may explain the boiled fluid as i can't remember massive amounts of braking that would result in me boiling them.

So the question is have they restored my confidence in the car, or do i give myself a couple of months to see what else breaks.

Rob
 
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yes geordie i had to pay for, the brake pads, but thankfully, no labour or the new brake fluid or the calipers being stripped and cleaned. As your some from the home of the mighty (well not this season) percypark rfc, it is good to see you spotted your own mistake :)
 
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i, well till this seasons injury saga (double dislocated shoulders) played at park, just second team rugby but a good bunch of lads, on the whole. A real good craic in the seconds and all down to one lad who got posted to my sqn 3 years ago and brought my down from the cultural waste land that is ashington rfc
 

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I bought mine 2nd hand and my brake fluid was boiled as well. I had to take the car straight back when I got it and they changed the brake fluid which made it a lot better. Having had the front discs and pads changed today though theres a definite improvement, also on the old pads were breaking up on the edges which cant have helped matters its only got 15k on the clock too!
 
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geordie megane: i'm from stakeford, but most of my mates live down around north shields. Though they seem to be heading northwards due to house prices.

Jonseal : i picked mine up with 15k on it, another 15k later and that seemed to be enough to finish them off completely.
 
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Not surprised an Ex-demo had boiled brake fluid, did any of you take it easy when you took the demo out before buying one...

I know the poor rep sat next to me was boiling by the end of it...
 
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how correct you are, however i would have at least expected the pre delivery service would have picked it up, or maybe the last 2 times it was in for squealing brakes, (found this time due to sticking pistons in the calipers), and as your quiet rightly say every one knows that demos get a bit of stick, then you would think that renault would give a bit more attention in providing a road worthy car.

What am i saying? renault couldn't provide a road worthy shoe, let alone something as complex as a car. Out of 5 clios and one megane this is the worst hunk i have ever owned. Fast though :D
 
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