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Offline taylor78  
#1 Posted : 05 March 2018 15:20:32(UTC)
taylor78


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Hi all,

I am desperately seeking help/advice.
In 2014 I bought my son a Clio 2.0 16v Renaultsport Raider (2011)
It now has 50,000 on the clock and he has just been told that it needs a new gear box. The cost he was advised by the main dealer would be around £2,500. How can this be the case?
Having now done some research it would appear that this is a common problem with this car as numerous other owners have had the same issue. Why have Renault not done a recall? Has any body been successful in getting some financial recompense from Renault? Has any body taken them to Trading Standards?
I feel as though I have bought my son a lemon!
Any help/advice you can give would be gratefully received.
Thanks
Offline Buffalo Girls  
#2 Posted : 05 March 2018 15:45:10(UTC)
Buffalo Girls


Posts: 1,764

Some people have had new gearboxes. I did 85,000 miles in my 197 without any problems. I don’t think you’d have any luck with trading standards though.
Offline Marc_250  
#3 Posted : 05 March 2018 15:51:57(UTC)
Marc_250


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You might get some financial support from Renault UK if you contact them but from what I've seen it won't be enough to warrant going down the dealer replacement route.

As it's a known issue there is quite a few places that do refurbs on the gearboxes instead.

Renparts look like they'll do it for 600 quid all in https://renparts.co.uk/s...ox-fitting-recycled.html

But must be plenty of others that do it as well..
Offline Georgeski  
#4 Posted : 05 March 2018 16:44:14(UTC)
Georgeski


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It's also unlikely that you need a entire gearbox. Company's like Jade developments will replace just the parts that are damaged.
Offline Steve Murr  
#5 Posted : 06 March 2018 01:09:20(UTC)
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Its a very well known problem that renault never really take accountability for - Approx ~1/3 rd have failed especially the early ones-

Its normally the third or forth gear syncro that goes - & approx cost to repair is about £800-£1000

Take it to a specialist - who can remove the box then send it off to have the gearbox repaired ( somewhere like agency transmissions ) then fit it all back- ideally a new slave cylinder & clutch gets fitted at the same time ( buy them from RPD )

If you put your location up I will say where the best specialist is-
S
Offline Steve Murr  
#6 Posted : 06 March 2018 01:10:30(UTC)
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PS dont go to renparts..
Online John_walker74  
#7 Posted : 06 March 2018 08:57:13(UTC)
John_walker74


Posts: 878
Location: Buckingham

As Steve has said go to a reputable specialist. Also be careful when buying a new clutch as some from Renault are reconditioned units and probe to premature failure.

I used Jade Developments in Barwell, Leicestershire who were fantastic and have significant experience in repairing these gearboxes. It was Shaun who tipped me off about the clutch as mine was starting to delaminate and he had seen others...
Offline YAN  
#8 Posted : 06 March 2018 19:09:10(UTC)
YAN


Posts: 15

had my clio from new 2011 it's done 39000miles now needs gear box repairs syncros at a huge cost 2100pounds quote from renault cannock I cannot believe it needs these repairs on a car with so few miles what's going on renault not a happy bunny
Offline -Gazeratti-  
#9 Posted : 06 March 2018 19:10:10(UTC)
-Gazeratti-


Posts: 1,386
Location: www.renaultsportclub.co.uk

Give RUK customer services a ring and see if they can help you out. Won't get it for nothing but they will let you know if there is any contribution towards a new box.
Offline ray ban  
#10 Posted : 07 March 2018 20:03:41(UTC)
ray ban


Posts: 498

Originally Posted by: taylor78 Go to Quoted Post
Hi all,

I am desperately seeking help/advice.
In 2014 I bought my son a Clio 2.0 16v Renaultsport Raider (2011)
It now has 50,000 on the clock and he has just been told that it needs a new gear box. The cost he was advised by the main dealer would be around £2,500. How can this be the case?
Having now done some research it would appear that this is a common problem with this car as numerous other owners have had the same issue. Why have Renault not done a recall? Has any body been successful in getting some financial recompense from Renault? Has any body taken them to Trading Standards?
I feel as though I have bought my son a lemon!
Any help/advice you can give would be gratefully received.
Thanks


Hi.
Did you buy it from the North West?
Reg ending in EZM, Matt Red?

Its my old car that.

Sorry here about your troubles.
Offline Penn  
#11 Posted : 07 March 2018 20:31:34(UTC)
Penn


Posts: 3,066

Originally Posted by: John_walker74 Go to Quoted Post
As Steve has said go to a reputable specialist. Also be careful when buying a new clutch as some from Renault are reconditioned units and probe to premature failure.

I used Jade Developments in Barwell, Leicestershire who were fantastic and have significant experience in repairing these gearboxes. It was Shaun who tipped me off about the clutch as mine was starting to delaminate and he had seen others...


That’s the village next to mine, had no idea there was a renaultsport specialist round the corner!
Offline rs 1an  
#12 Posted : 08 March 2018 07:35:01(UTC)
rs 1an


Posts: 11

Hi Steve, Cliosport meet at North Weald on the 8th April 2018 from 10am at the Wings Cafe if you can make it, be nice to see you. All welcome to attend if you have issues to discuss.
Offline steveowens88  
#13 Posted : 08 March 2018 11:39:11(UTC)
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Posts: 417

I had this syncro issue with my clio 200, it only had 7,500 on the clock before it started. Initially Renault services (Lookers Chelmsford) weren't interested saying well if it goes into gear then it still works. Eventually they accepted there was an issue after a test drive, although the cheek of the service manager said I should have kept the revs down!!! it was grinding at 3,500 rpm!! luckily it was done under warranty. However to do the work they had to drop the engine out. Parts alone were £900 back in 2010 for a new gearbox. So I guess with labour it would be circa £2k in todays money in total.
Offline rs 1an  
#14 Posted : 08 April 2018 12:16:06(UTC)
rs 1an


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This has changed to the 15th April 2018 @10am
Offline rs 1an  
#15 Posted : 08 April 2018 12:16:36(UTC)
rs 1an


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This has changed to the 15th April 2018 @10am
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