6Renault Master

Renault Master

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50 reviews · Statistics

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32%10%58%

Build Quality
2.8 (24)
Value for Money
2.9 (24)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.3 (20)
Noise Level
2.8 (20)
Braking
3.3 (18)
Acceleration / Power
3.1 (17)
Gear Shifting
2.7 (15)
Suspension
3.1 (16)
Fuel Efficiency
3.6 (17)
Handling
3.2 (17)
Interior Design
3.3 (17)
Boot Size
3.8 (13)
Comfort
3.2 (17)
Features
2.9 (16)
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Renault Master50 reviews
Michael T.
Michael T.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
  X62

Robo selector sensors are faulty and Renault refuse to acknowledge it

RENAULT should cover the cost of replacing the Robo selector sensors on gear shift as they appear to be faulty in many Master vans. Evidence noted from personal and checked with Paris about the possibility that the fault exists. Show details
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KonQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  X62

Renault Master King of auto transmission Robotic Actuators Serviced and exchanged

I service and rebuilt Auto gear change Robots Also remove and refitting Show details
gary leach
gary leachNew South Wales3 posts
  X62

Great work van, this is my 4th Renault commercial

Love the van, and I always bought manuals, we do country miles and average about 7lt/100k, with fair loads. Early dealers in Canberra were great, with nothing too much trouble, and loan cars were always arranged for country operators. We bought 3 Renaults from them, the last one supplied from Melbourne dealership. We live 3 1/2 hours from Canberra, present ACT franchises will do loaners only if you bought the van from them and are very vague about when you could come for service. Not impressed. Luckily the van is trouble-free and would buy another and only complaint is not being able to get the van serviced by a Renault dealer. Show details
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Dan T.
Dan T.
  X62
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Tim A.
Tim A.NSWSydney Surrounds, NSW
  X62

My 3rd Renault Master

I have had 3 Renault Masters keeping each for about 4-5 years each and putting between 110-140,000km on each. I ONLY bought manual transmission as the auto's look and feel horrible, but the manuals are silky smooth and would recommend.
I have had found the vans very mechanically reliable but have had the odd electrical / sensor issue. Sadly had an ECU go on my current van about 6 months out of warranty so had to fork out AUD$2200 for that fix, but other than that they have been good. Now the warranty period is 5 years is a real positive. Renault Australia could do a better to keep more parts in the country for when something does go wrong.
For the price compared to the the Crafter and Sprinter they are good value. Show details
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paramvir k.
paramvir k.2 posts
  X62

Renault master

I have a renault master from last few months, the stearing wheel of van is so hard that my both arms started paining.
Just wasted 60k bucks Show details
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Mark
MarkQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  X62
Lucy
Lucy22 posts
  Master

2 days since purchase and warning engine overheating

Day 2 had warning light after travelling 60 Klm that day. Terrible diesel economy. Won’t change auto gear to D6 unless going over 100klm so if you are in an 110 km zone you can get the gears to change. Kangaroo jumps at start and now day 4 and still not able to go home. At dealership and usual story can’t find a problem. Show details
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joe.mattappallil
joe.mattappallilVictoria2 posts
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Rey2 posts
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SV Our Dreamtime
SV Our DreamtimeQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  X62

Great value van

We bought a 2020 LWB auto shifted Master 2nd hand with 6.5k on it and converted it to a campervan. In the time since, we have toured extensively and have had zero mechanical problems or in fact issues of any kind. The way the gearbox shifts gear takes a little to get used to but, unlike what we have heard about the early models, it has been trouble free. Considering the van is fully loaded ALL the time, the fuel economy has been reasonable and averages 10 to 11 litres per hundred kilometres depending on how hard the driving is. Services have been fixed price under the 4 year warranty. Show details
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Andrew N.
Andrew N.NSWSydney, NSW3 posts
  X62

Was a good price, but now has cost a bomb

I use the van everyday, I drive it easy and nice but it just breaks down. Gearbox issues, clutch issues, map sensors and other sensors, now water pump has failed. Show details
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zac
zacNSWSydney, NSW
  X62

0/10 dangerously poor design

There’s too many things about this vehicle that annoy me to list them all. If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s unique for the sake of it rather than to make any improvements then this is the one. Show details
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BugsBowral nsw2 posts
  X62

Gear box problem

New Dec ‘20. When stopping trans would take over & select N or Drv3 would not allow acceleration..twice back to Cairns from Cooktown..10 days wait for pump..very scary for a senior solo lady when it selected neutral 1/2 way up one of steepest narrow roads in Oz. If I turned it off n on I could select Drive but then it started to stay in 1st or 2 Nd gear. Still waiting for girl to ph me back from head office since July. Show details
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Jeff
JeffVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC6 posts
  X62

totally agree

I own a Renault Master Cab Chassis 2018 2.3 Turbo Diesel 6 speed auto 22,500 klms on the clock.
I had the same issue with the Gearbox stuck in Neutral. Its turns out after a Diagnostic examination
that hydro service pump has to be replaced because they cannot repair the seals???? Its like a car that may have a puncture, so lets throw the wheel away!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Questions & Answers

Michael T.
Michael T. · Master X62 (2011-2024)

I have a 2016 LWBHC Master thats only done about 62,000 klm, always serviced, but just started with a warning light on dash, 'Check gearbox,' it drives through the auto gears smoothly, I checked all fluids and they appear good. Problem is that I can't engage in Neutral or Reverse. Solenoids are very, very expensive, roboshift sensor also hard to get.
Any ideas what I should do or send it to get repaired?

Kon
Kon  

Where abouts are you? I’m in Brisbane

Ollie
Ollie  

Did you end up getting this fixed? I have the exact same experience.

Michael T.
Michael T.  
SHANE L.
SHANE L. · Master

I bought my master van in March 2019
I have not even done 140000klm and got stuck in Goulburn when we pulled up at a set of traffic lights. The van would not go out of neutral. I bought this van in Wollongong and live near Bathurst but they towed it to the ACT took 4 days to get it looked at only to be told repairs and labour would cost $10,000.00. I have been told by Renault that this problem would not have been covered in the warranty and they didn't seem to care. If I would have been told this when buying the van I would have looked for something else. Does anyone know how to help or suggest a good Lawyer as I believe Renault or the seller should be held responsible

Kon
Kon  

Sorry to hear this. I do not have a lawyer. We actually service and repair these vehicles. Phone me on 0418888788 if you wish to discuss this issue
Kind regards
Con

Cathy
Cathy · Master

Hi, I have purchased a 2012 Renault Master SWB that has been converted to a campervan. Recent purchase. I now have a problem with a fuel fill issue. It will only take about 4 to 5 ltrs to start then backs up . I then have to wait awhile for this to go into the tank then dribble more fuel in. Is this an easy fix and can any mechanic look at this. Apart from this the van is running great. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks Cathy

Cathy
Cathy  

problem solved- it was a mud wasp that built a nest in the breather fuel line

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CategoryVansVans
Warranty Distance 100,000 kms
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 103 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.3L
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)2,500 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Dimensions
Kerb Weight1,910 kg
Ground Clearance214 mm
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Replaced byRenault Master X62
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