2008 Renault Master Van
I brought it new in 2010, within the first year I had to have a solenoid replaced as the automatic transmission failed this was done under warranty. I have done @ 119,000 km in it so far I have had to replace the gear shift control and this week it basically dropped out of gear while driving and would not change out of neutral. Had to tow it to where I was working at my cost even though I had RACQ ultra cover, so $475 later it is sitting at a venue. I can not get it looked at for a week by Renault and then I may have to wait for parts to arrive...from either Melbourne or France. Plus I need to organise a tow to their workshop. I have serviced this continuously since I purchased it. Other friends who purchased the same vehicle have had the clutch die at only 87,000km. They got rid of their vehicle and as I may be stuck here in Townsville I may be doing the same when and if I ever make it home again.
Purchased at Ford Dealers.
Renault refuse gearbox warranty claim
I have had an ongoing gearbox problem since the warranty period. Now it's out of warranty Renault is refusing to repair it! I have pointed out that I have been dealing with this problem for three years and now this problem had become dangerous I have sort to have the problem fixed. The gearbox won't select a gear and I'm stuck in the traffic. Apparently this is a gearbox problem with the earlier models , mines a 2012 model!
Purchased in March 2013 for $40,000.
Brand new Renault master no aircon
I brought motorhome and its built on Renault master, found out later aircon doesn't work was told by pary Renault the part would take 2 weeks to get here from France, now they are saying another 2 weeks I can not believe they have no spare parts in Australia. I'm not a very happy customer especially living in townsvile where aircon is a must all year round, the van is only 5 weeks old and has been sitting in my driveway for 4 of them.
expensive to maintain tyres, brake pads and rotors ,plus service every 30,000 kms
front wheel drive worst thing ever driven, turning circle need plenty of room to turn around and useless in hilly areas.interior cheap looking if use every day for work will cost a lot.i change tyres and brake pads ,rotors thee times a year where my second van is a transit only need to change once a year for same amount kms
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Renault Master Quickshift Gearbox
Loved the look and way the van drives but the gearbox has died at 75,000 km. Still not fixed after 3 weeks but thankfully still under warranty. Looks like the 75k mark is when lots of people start to have trouble with the gearbox. Only got 6mths left on the warranty so not looking forward to an 8k rebuild if it does it again. Help from dealers and Renault Australia was poor. Looks like a return to the merc sprinter. Dealer said they have 5 vans in the shop at the moment with similar issues. Renault need to look at providing loan vehicles when under warranty.
Good van spoiled by brake binding problems
My 2015 Master chassis cab 150dci with a manual gearbox has 30k kms on the clock and has not missed a beat. I use it as a beaver tail recovery truck.
The main issues seem to be with the semi auto gearboxes so if you're thinking of buying go for a manual.
My only gripes are fuel consumption averaging 22mpg and lack of telescopic adjustment on the steering wheel
I've had major issues with brakes binding on this vehicle. It's been up and down to the dealer over 10 times in the last 18 months. Yesterday I just got the veh...
Has almost cost me more in repairs than I paid for van
Bought from dealer with 120k on it. Was the cheapest van at the time at $16k
Droce home and noticed a banging when shifting. I should of test drove it first but i was from interstate. A month harmonic balancer was replaced at cost of $1000 to warranty. Warranty was only for 6 months and things only started to get worse after it ended. Next to go was the hydraulic unit. They wanted $9000 to replace completely. Unfortunately I couldn't afford that at the time. So I complained to Renault and got them to do a recondition one for 4000$ this d...
Questions & Answers
Am I right in assuming that there is no park mode in the auto gearbox of the Renault Master 2021 series?
The handbrake is the only method of securing the vehicle
That’s correct, weird hey. Would have actually thought it unroadworthy in days gone by as park brake was one check they did
Hi please help with opinions. Looking for a van to do deliveries, found a lwd renault master bus 2016. We need to finance the lot so wouldn't have $ for costly repairs or gearbox replacement. Please let me know your thoughts on this van, before I visited this site I've heard nothing but good, but now I see real feedback it looks scary. Please help. We are in a hurry to get deliveries out. My email [Personal Details Removed] Regards and thanks in advance John.
When I need to do gear box service?
The autos don't need alot of servicing as they are just a manual gearbox with a hydraulic module that changes the gears automatically. Alot of time when the auto gearbox has "failed" its just a worn clutch plate so the gearbox cant engage and starts throwing up errors. Usually happens 180,000-250,000km. Fit an new clutch kit, and usually as good as new. Also for those backing up hills with the heavy loads. Push the KG button on the dash. It changes the clutch engagement for heavy loads, and may improve things.
Hi Rob can I ask if your a mechanic or own the same van? We are struggling our foton blew up now looking at getting a loan to buy a 2016 master bus lwb. Want to rip out the seats and use for delivering. The van has 80,000klm on it. Wonder your opinion compared to a small Mitsubishi express van at only few thousand more but much smaller carry space. Thanks for your time, not sure how this site works if you could email me or text/call would appreciate your feedback. [Personal Details Removed]
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