Daily work van with minor issues
This is a commercial car just out of warrenty used for getting deliveries from a to b
The car is used daily and other then some poor quality issues is doing ok.
The car is serviced as per log book or just prior to keep it in top shape.
I had a fuel issue that was repaired under warrenty
I see the underbody cover has started deteriating only done 60k
Purchased in March 2019.
ABS Issue on 2016 Renault Kangoo Maxi , Service performance very questionable
I like to write about an ABS issue on my 2016 Renault Kangoo....
Its eye opening in regards to custoumer care by Renault on Warranty issues.
In Jan 2018 my car developed an ABS fault. ABS, ESC, TC , Hill holder, Eco gear shift indicator ( all connected to ABS system ) not working any more.
I was living in Jinderbyne at the time , so I tooke the car to the Renault Dealer in Albury.
Fault code was Left Rear Wheel Spreed Sensor Circuit malfunction.
They checked the left rear WSS and found it demaged by stones or debris ( On the rear whe...
Purchased in September 2016.
Why did you bother!
Given van version by insurer after accident,thanks ! Firstly it is like driving a dustcart it is much too "muscular" ie Chelsea tractor mould, around town is a constant nightmare of threading the needle in traffic. Next is the lack of engineering finesse, it bumps steers like no tomorrow, meaning any corner above 25 mph you may be 4" over frome entry combined with first problem......! Then usability it fails massively, you think you have a decent load space butt the doors conspire against you and there is a real hook in the profile of the doo...r frame which beat the back of my head into submission to the point of entertaining in a genuflecting manner. Then there is the brakes,touch your foot against the pedal,nothing,drop a feather on your foot Emergency stop!! I've just been rear ended and they give me this! Again poor quality nothing to do with setup, it means feathering the brakes on approach to hazards to prevent rear car ingress .Plus points, I'm returning it when my VW gets better, thankfully I didn't have to pay to find this out!
Renault Kangoo - an impressive small van.
The Renault Kangoo - a joyfully French take on a small commercial vehicle.
The Kangoo is a likeable, economical and car-like van with character.
There is a range of options and accessories available to tailor the design as you wish.
At home in urban areas, the Kangoo is also excellent on highway trips.
- Verified purchase
Excellent choice of work vehicle
My perfect work van,120K trouble free. Comfortable/Quite ride for long rural to short city driving. Great access to your cargo or tools of trade. Useful clearance for underground car parking even with roof racks fitted. Aftermarket rear air suspension easily fitted at low cost. Running expenses low stick to original Continental tyres as good for 50k +. Will definitely trade in for same again.
P.S. Speed limiter ideally suited for inner city 40K zones
Terrible experience and big mistake on buying this van
Our company decided to purchase this Van last 20th Nov 2015 and Thought that the market price of this van was great but NO!!! Worse mistake on purchasing this one.
Our Renaul Kangoo Van started to have problem with the CLUTCH.
Our truck has only done 28000 km and the clutch on pick up has not been as good as the others and been to the fact that it was only small millage and only been driven around Melbourne CBD.
We are so disappointed with the quality of this Van and took it for SEVICE believing it will be UNDER WARRANTY!!
But to ou...r dismay this Sales Manager at Essendon wanting us to pay and bill it for us and refuse to fix under warranty! All of our trucks HINO, 2 x FUSO, HYUNDAI has never had a clutch problem and well looked after and been serviced on time.
The cooling system as we generally know it consists of a engine core circuit, a radiator circuit and a heater circuit.
Usually the heater circuit is an extension of the radiator circuit, and usually you can get warm air into the cabin after engine operating temperature is reached and the thermostate opens.
(Some Renaults have heater elements inside the heater circuit in order to deliver already warm air to the cabin for comfort and demister before opeeatin temp. is reached.
The 2016 Kangoo Maxi 1.5 diesel does not seem to have tho...
Not highly recommended
Nice car to drive but not a driver friendly inside, the handbrake is an obstacle under the gearbox stick, The door side pocket unusable while driving except for a drink bottle. I find it very noisy even when in neutral as if it's a Diff or bearing noise. for a small van I took it back to the dealer workshop and they blamed the type of Tyres. although all over the van is ok I will NOT buy a Kangoo ever again I will go back to the Citroen Berlingo which I drove for 10 years without any issue. I forgot the worst Bluetooth ever, every one I talk to...say they can't hear me and ask if I can get off it. It's going back to the dealer workshop for hopefully repair. The navigation system I put is too far to reach, I need to undo my seatbelt to change direction.
Maxi Crew is excellent
This is the perfect mini van for my business needs as sometimes I carry things and other times people. The manual is better as you have more control. I love this car. It has all the modern comforts but not the hassle of a big van. I can park in shopping centres.......van owners you know what I mean.
Great little van.
Recently traded in my 2014 Renault Traffic van for a 2016 kangoo maxi van.Fantastic around city compared to a bigger van.Just like driving a go cart.I work as a courier around Sydney and the more manoeuverable(spelling?) kangoo is great.Very car like in its handling.Ive only had it for around a mth but its good.It does whats its meant to do I suppose.Can fit a pallet in the rear doors.Fairly cheap to run,but its not giving me the same klms out of a tank that I got from the much bigger trafic,considering the trafic had a 2ltr engine and was auto....This van is a 1.5ltr and manual.At the moment I'm getting about 900klms out of a tank.The trafic gave me around 1150..Maybe after its first service it might be better so I'm told.Maybe its tuned to run a little on the rich side until its run in.? But I'm fairly happy with it.The only things I could fault with it are probably only little annoying things like the drivers seat belt latch.With the seat extended to its max height,i smack my knuckles on the console nearly every time I push the seat belt back in because the stalk isn't long enough with the seat in high position.Maybe I have big feet but I'm constantly crashing feet when braking or using the clutch.The pedels I feel are just a fraction too close together.The only other thing I would say is I miss having the left side window in the sliding door in the back.Sometimes its only guess work when reversing or turning out of some streets.I could get one fitted but not sure what that would cost but will see how I go with it.I got both my vans from Brian Hilton Renault in Gosford and both times I got a great deal and certainly they bent over backwards to get things done for me. I suggest if your up that way and are looking for a Renault,track down Lindsay Brown in the new car showroom.If anyone can get you into a new car he can.Nothing is too much trouble.. 217000ks and still going strong. Indicator stalk stopped working but replaced under warranty.
Not for tall drivers.
I've done 12,000km on my Kangoo PHII petrol, so far so good.
Clock's accurate, plenty of torque, no problem hauling a load of tools, roof rack, will easily do 100km/h even with a 600kg enclosed trailer in tow.
Manual gearbox shifts very well, handles well on the street, rides great (in fact best riding car I've ever owned!), fairly quite on the open road.
Best tank to date of 6.0l/100km in all city use, around 8 with the trailer in the city.
Problems? I'm 6'0" tall and really can't drive the thing for more than an hour, If I do I ca...n barely walk when I get out. The seat height adjuster is useless because it also moves the seat forward, and the seat is already all the way back on it's runners. At a guess, I'd suggest a long test drive if you're any taller than 5'6".
I used the van for work from new to 30,000km. By 5000km one of the drive shaft mounts had come loose/worn out and I was told not to drive it anymore (by Renault) until a replacement had been sourced from France. This took 3 weeks. From new the dash would occasionally not work, this was replaced twice. The clock has never kept accurate time, it would lose 5 minutes every two weeks. Renault had 4 attempts at fixing this with no result. I got tired of taking it in so I gave up. How hard is it to make a clock show reasonable accurate time? my micro...wave has been doing it for years... The gearbox (automatic). yuck...the ratios were obviously used because they had them laying around, not because they were suited to the engine/vehicle. When it changes from 1st to 2nd, you could feel it slipping for the first 3 or 4 seconds before it would finally engage the gear correctly, this was very annoying. It would constantly try to go into 4th gear, to the point where it would sound like it was pinging when moving slowly. The transmission has a 'manual' mode, I'm unsure of the point of this as it would force up/down changes anyway, nor would it let you select a gear it thought was wrong, which meant any form of engine braking could not be done. The engine (petrol) has very little torque, combined with the gearbox design it was always out of breath, or way below its peak torque, which seemed to be 4500-5000rpm. I had the van full of tools and ladders on the roof. This meant it was basically limited to 100kmh unless going down hill. Forget trying to overtake slower cars, it cannot be done. The road noise is very loud while on the highway, making the handsfree pretty useless. It would average 13L/100km, meaning it had to be filled up...a lot! Renault service is terrible. It first service I was told was so cheap ($350), was because 'we didn't do anything'. Another fun thing I found was that if you have a flat tyre, the design of the jack handle hits the ground while it is at it lowest point. Luckily I was on gravel and could dig a hole to allow it to turn and wind the jack up.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2016 Renault kangoo maxi 1.5diesel.
Currently I am experiencing what seems to be clutch shudder, Only that it is an intermittent shudder when driving off. At first I thought it was maybe temperature related but does not seem to be and does this all the time. I also have an intermittent hunting when driving at a constant speed. I’ve taken it to the dealer and their response was ‘it had some faults codes (turbo pressure related) so we have cleared them and see how it goes’ obviously lazily not looking further into them.
Would this have some to do with the intermittent problems I am having?
My experience is entirely with the 1.2litre turbo petrol engine, which is sweet unit. Shudder and hunting may also be due to transmission/gearbox and fluid issues. Intermittent faults are difficult for mechanics to identify because these days diagnostic machines are relied on heavily. Perhaps ask the advice of a diesel engine specialist?
I have a Kangoo 2014 swb manual. Love the car only done 30000k's have had the coils replaced already as car was shuddering and emission light coming on. Also replaced spark plugs. At one time the whole car lit up like a xmas tree and just completely shut down. Has been back 4 times for this problem. Should be picking it up soon as apparently hasn't missed a beat when Renault Australia tech has driven it - quite some distance. Have been driving a loan car (auto - not impressed with the auto at all - too sluggish). I hope it is now fixed once and for all or I will be asking for a replacement. Should the coils go that quick???
Coil sets are like most things electric they don't like heat also auto parts are made all over the planet the quality/spec can vary, crap Chines coils will break down in short order because the plastics uedued to insulate are cheap and the moulding may be thinner.
How many of us know how to check out the insulation? Not many and there are a of of fake parts from Turkey,
Citroen /Peugeot /Renault all have factories in China I'm not saying everything made there is bad but the country does not have any copyright laws so anybody can make anything and sell it.
If you like you can carry a can of silicon spray in your kit and if the dash starts to light up like an Xmas tree take the leads of and spray them at least it will get you home if you're out in the sticks, another tip is to buy a bottle of domestic boiler additive it lubes the water pump stops the formation of sludge, is safe in iron or alloy engines and it keeps the system clean, in the UK its about £6 and change a bottle and you only use half the bottle so it will last 2 years, with today's cars you need all the help you can get some people blank off the EGR valve because it only puts a lot of crap into the induction system and blocks up the cat converter.
Any car made in France are prone to bad earths renault had an issue with the earth on a rear light that threw up all sorts of problems, water/condensation in the fuse is another, brake light switch, battery, act always check your earths out first it can save you a lot of expense, get your partner to buy you a digital multi meter for a present.
Anyway hope some it helps.
Renault owner from across the splash.
Thanks for the advice ferkemail. I will definitely be getting a multi meter. Since I'm not that keyed up on engine parts I will get a friend of mine who works with cars to show me where everything is. Much appreciated. Bye the way, I now have it back - so far so good. The dealership have been extremely helpful in insisting that Renault Australia get involved. They did and have tested and retested many times and done a complete computer upgrade plus other bits & pieces (minor parts). Hopefully this will be the end of my trouble as I really love the car and have it all set up for my dogs.
How much is the timing belt replacement cost at a renault dealer?
OK I'm in UK I got a 1.6 Renault k4 engine twin cam, petrol, my local garage will charge £350 to change the belt/puppies and water pump, considering the work involved that's cheap, as for going to the dealers forget it that's going to cost £500 plus.
Hope it helps.
In Australia if you just buy the (timing belt kit), that includes a belt, a tensioner device and two bolts, its $200. But there's more expense if you buy the water pump kit as well and most people do, because of the extra cost of getting it fixed later.
I have a kangoo 1.5 diesel. I have read horror stories about the timing belt change, where the car has to be on jacks, the engine detached from a lot of components and jacked up high to get access to the timing belt. Then a special Torx spanner to take off a cover plug, also a pully that requires loosening and retightening with a tension wrench to specification, while the engine is locked in position with a screwdriver.
I have to find the money and get this done yet, it seems like a lot of labor cost by a qualified mechanic.
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