It is a good van but mechanical improvements required.
I replaced 2015 Renault master with the new one 2020 Auto, LWB a few months back. All new shape and dashboard. It is mechanically very reliable vehicle. Load in it 1.6t and tow1.5t simultaneously with no worries. On my 2015, had 130k, bought brand new, had no problems at all. The total expenses including tires, brakes and four services $3200.00 were spent for five years, that's about $540.00 for a year. Fair dinkum!!! Purchase cost is cheaper than others. Standardised, only Fiat Ducato takes more payload.
Automated gearbox had no is...
Purchased in August 2020.
Great van with manual 5 speed gearbox
Renaut Master is great and reliable with a 5 speeds manual gearbox. Forget the semi-auto as it will send you broke....I use this van everyday and never had any issues or problems with the manual gearbox. I have now done 180 000 KMS from new and not a problem , just replaced a water pump and brake rotors twice but that is normal maintenance.. A great and easy vehicle for loading heavy cargo
Great van but dealers are rip offs
Engine and transmission manual is great very powerful gearbox is a bit noisy
Renault Australia services are very expensive $759 for a oil change laughable when questioned they said oh we use genuine parts the dual mass flywheel just failed it’s under warranty however if they pull it down and find something else there price for new flywheel and clutch Is $7500 the clutch place is $2300 same genuine parts so of course I could not trust Renault to replace so had to fork out of own pocket the side plastic bumper still came off $280 from Renault $31 on eBay for a genuine part now come on I think I’ll buy a vw next time what a shame but I do 100 000 km a year and can’t offord there ridiculous prices on parts and services
yes i realise i am not writing about a van but thought to put some positives into the situation. Having worked in a ford agency I can absolutely assure you that other brands subject their customers to similar or worse treatment !! It can be just the dealership .I at present own my seventh Renault bought as a demo in 2009 now has113000k.only problem has been a problem with the auto (4 speed torque con)first noticed and complained about at about 20000 k. Dismissed by dealership and again twice subsequently. Finally gave up completely at about ...65000k and well out of warranty. to their credit Renault fitted a complete new trans. which has performed faultlessly since. IT would be helpful for those reviewing to list type of engine and transmission and year model please
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Van is good,warranty repairs are crap in Brisbane
had a new gearbox & clutch fitted $7,500.00,after a coupla months the clutch fell apart,I think they reused some of the original parts,paid 4 new ones,my van is for work,took a week 2 repair the clutch lotsa $$$$ lost,broke a fan belt,cant buy a belt,hafta have a belt kit,fitted $680.00,ten months later bearing are screaming,will b replaced under warranty,1 week 2 get the parts & cant fit the them 4 another week more $$$ lost,I thought when they moved from Mansfield to Slacks Creek things might improve.I was so wrong,no wonder why they goin br...oke & hafta keep downsizing,there is no customer service 4 warranty jobs,they want the paying jobs,should see a solicitor 4 loss of wages $450 a day February 23rd 2015 Update: 4 new brake discs from Renault $998.00,Brisbane brake & clutch $296.00,same discs imported from France, 4 sets new brake pads $86.00 from Brisbane brake & clutch,Herbert St Slacks Creek - for this price you would get 1 set from Renault-across the road same street,Slacks Creek CV joints,got drivers side CV joint $196.00 - 1/2 the price of Renault & shock absorbers from Pedders - same deal,1/2 the price-all prices are supply only.save yourself lotsa $$$$$ & don't buy from Renault-there are alternatives & the parts are the same you will get from them thieves
Very happy with our Master vans
Run two 2013 Masters. Both bought new, we do about 60K per year. Both fine so far, but I would stress the need for good regular maintenance. If you run them hard and don't service them, don't expect them (or anything else) to last. Curious about original poster - our two vehicles both older, but factory warranty was 3 yrs/200k, not 100k as claimed. Out of interest, if Mercs are as good as you say, why did you buy Renault? Serious question.
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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