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LeyyaRaffie Send email
Apr 12, 2018


Good day.

I bought a brand new Renault Kwid in September 2017. I am extremely unhappy with this car as from the very first week of having my car I started experiencing problems with the brakes.
Since I have purchased my car I have taken my car back to Renault atleast 3 times a month. I have been told by a customer service consultant at Renault SA (in which this guy gave me the world of attitude) that there is a reason for the warranty meaning that every single time the car decides to give problems I should drop my plans and leave work take it to the dealership and be left without a car which is absolutely ridiculous.

I have been told by the mechanics at Renault that this is a fault with all the cars, my question remains if these cars are so problematic why is it that Renault insists on still selling these cars and why is Renault not recalling these cars.

I do not want this car any longer, the amount of endless problems for a brand new car is so ridiculous and the fact that I keep being told that there is nothing Renault dealerships can do is really pissing me off.
Lee-Ann Send email
Mar 19, 2018

Brand New Renaulat Kwid

Good day,

I, Lee Ann Pontac would like to log an official complaint as I am very unhappy about the after sale service Renault has to offer.

I am a first time car owner and purchased a brand new Renault Kwid 2017 model on the 31st January 2017, I was very proud and advised all my friends and colleagues to purchase a Renault as I was that excited and impressed by the sales team.

On the 14 September 2017 I took my car to Renault Service Centre based in Stikland, Bellville as my car was due for its first 15 000km service in September 2017 however your service department failed to advise me that my exhaust was rusted, in addition I noted that the wiper blade was scratching the bonnet and has affected the paint, this is clearly a manufacturing fault of which no one has managed to resolve.

Again on the 27 February 2018 I took my car back to Renault Service Centre based in Stikland, Bellville as my handbrake light was constantly flickering and making a beeping sound, I was told that the cause of this noise is due to low brake fluid and front brake pads which needs to be replaced, how is that possible if the car is new and more importantly after the car was serviced 4 months prior.

I’m being referred from pillar to post, no one has offered to do a FULL CHECK on my “new vehicle” .
I am driving with a noisy car which brake pads needs to replace and with no exhaust this is unacceptable .
they dont even offer me a curtesy vehicle and the exhaust is apparently still in FRANCE ,while im driving without and exhaust .
i want a full refund .
marianmishriki Send email
Jan 24, 2018

Subject: Complaint against Renault Egypt

Renault Egypt
Renault Middle East
Renault France

Dear Sirs,

I am writing to inform you about the failure of Renault in Egypt as well as its bad treatment of its clients. I have lost my trust in Renault and its services. I totally regret that I bought the Car Renault Logan 2013, and I regret taking it to you for maintenance. As a buyer/consumer I have rights which I intend to protect by law.

On November 6, 2017 the car was delivered to you for regular maintenance and when I handed over the car I informed the reception that I noticed fluctuations in the coolant temperature indicator ranging between four and two squares while driving. Before that and while driving it was always stable at four squares.
When I paid the invoice for Egyptian pounds 4667.8 Renault informed me that they recommend that I install new thermostat and new sensitivity water temperature but they could not install for me as THEY DID NOT HAVE TIME TO DO SO ( Order K 47479, document no 434 A020005, EL Obour)
On December 27, 2017 Renault, Kattamia installed the new thermostat, sensitivity water temperature and radiator coolant. The invoice was for Egyptian pounds 2300. (Order K48331 Document 435 A011389)
All seemed to be well but 15 days later I got an unpleasant surprise. The coolant temperature indicator rose to its maximum and the coolant temperature warning light was on. FIFTEEN DAYS LATER ONLY.
I arranged for a crane (referred to me through your call center) to take it to El Obour. This clearly indicates that I understood the seriousness of this. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING SINCE 1978.
On January 14,2018, after waiting from 11:30 am till 3:00 pm , I was informed that they are unable to diagnose the reason for the maximum coolant temperature indicator. According to them, the engine was overheated. Engineer Mohamed Omar informed me that I have to leave the car and promised to get back to me the following day. ( Order number 147804)
IT TOOK THEM TEN DAYS to GET BACK TO ME. I had to chase them by several phone calls and complaints to the call center. Finally on 23 January 2018, I got a phone call from Engineer Mustafa informing me that I have to purchase a new motor for Egyptian pounds sixty thousand. The reason for the maximum coolant water indicator was water leakage. It was very clear to me that Engineer Mustafa is very confused about the history of the car and that there is no good communication between him and Engineer Mohamed Omar who understood that the car was OK until 15 days following the December service.
THERE IS A CLEAR FAILURE ON YOUR PART to provide a proper correct diagnoses of a fault in the car in November or December and despite the installation of new components, 15 days following the December service, I am faced with this problem. Obviously you do not know your work in this country. It is clear you just want to squeeze money from your clients. I hold you liable for any damage or financial cost as a result of this situation and the continuation of the car in your possession. I am not prepared to pay anything and I do not trust you anymore. Why should I?
I advise you to take my complaint very seriously, do an investigation quickly and get back to me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Otherwise, I have no option but to take serious action, including legal action, against Renault Egypt.

Name: Marian Samir
Car Renault Logan 654 SWB
Email: [email protected]
BMahote Send email
Jan 23, 2018


My car was involved in a accident on the 4 Sep 2017 and its Left front fender extention -
Right rear fender extention – Left front bumper bracket all need to be replaced , we have been waiting for these parts since , I been told lies after lies that its coming next week .

Since then SA RENAULT has failed me .

I'm so angry imagine my car was 3 months old the time this happen its been ugly since then, what must I do now.

078 376 5466
Asemahle Send email
Dec 8, 2017

Car needs to be repaired every month or two

I have bought my car in January 2017 at Hillcrest branch , picked it up on the 6th . It was a brand new Renault kwid expression. In March the brakes started making noise I took the car in at Renault Pmb , I was told the brakes were dirty and advised that when washing the car I must wash it thoroughly by the brakes. In June the Bluetooth died on my radio it said its on where as it was not connecting , took the car in again I was told to wait for response from head office weather to replace the whole radio or just fix whatever was wrong.After two weeks I called Renault Pmb to follow up they said they still waiting on feedback. I called again after another week was told the radio must be replaced and it has been ordered which took two months for it to arrive. In September the radio was fixed and I took the car in for service. October the car started licking oil I took it back to Renault pmb they said they have closed whatever that was open . Now it is December the oil is licking again and the Bluetooth is dead again I have taken the car back again. It feels like I have bought a second hand car now and again something gets broken and I must take it back . It is frustrating because I am paying a lot for this car but I have not enjoyed having a car at all . It is ridiculous that I have to go through such for a brand new car .

Anita Njongi
NoniS Send email
Nov 23, 2017

Renault Clio iv 2015

Really this is the most pathetic and incompetent brand ever. My car is 2 years old , bought brand new and on its first year last year in May it had to be taken in because the battery was faulty. Now , 2 weeks ago it was taken in for repairs as it wouldn't start , it had engine sign pop up , check non pollution system , check stop and start , the works. Took my car in to Renault East Rand for it to be repaired and serviced , till today no car , nobody called to keep me in the loop this whole time I had to phone each day to follow up and each time was told " your car will be ready the next day " , next day came the valve ordered was incorrect now this was 10days later my car been in for repairs .... no lone car nothing , on top of that I need to pay R6000 for service and hire a car at the same time for 2weeks ... all these monies not budgeted for especially that of the faulty car. This morning 23/11/2017 , guy calls me to say the correct valve is in and will get my car around 2 , at 12:30 he phones me to say they are running a bit behind and he's organized me a lone car .... like hell I want a lone car. He further says he can get someone to evaluate my car so I can trade it in and get another Renault .... now that is nuts , why on earth would I want to subject myself to this again. It is safe to say I will not ever buy a Renault car and I'm very much unsatisfied and I'm getting the brunt of it because I had been warned against buying one.

Yours truly unsatisfied
Vusi Mathodlana Send email
Oct 23, 2017

"Renault Woodmead and Renault Route 24, Meadowdale

Vehicle Details :2015 Renault Captur Dynamic EDC 88KW
Chassis Number - VF12R401E52600456
Engine Number - H5FD403D084605
Registration - DR62RYGP

The above mentioned vehicle experienced problems during our drive to work on the morning of the 12th October 2017 at about 06h30. Vehicle lost power and became stationary and the following message displayed on panel, "Check Automatic Gearbox and when vehicle was restarted a further message displayed saying, "Check Anti Pollution system".
We contacted Renault Road Side assistance who sent out a tow truck and vehicle was taken to Renault Route 24 in Edenvale where it was kept from the 12th - 13th October. We collected vehicle on the afternoon of the Friday the 13th October 2017 at about 16H15 after the vehicle was checked ( Renault Route 24 Invoice No>13511510):and drove to Soweto about 20 km from our place of residence.

Good day Mr Mathondlana
Please see the logged report from Friday attached.
Kind Regards

Ivano Bertossi
Service Advisor - Renault South Africa
Cnr Herman and Kuschke Rd, Meadowdale,Germiston/ Edenvale 1610 P O Box 1503, Edenvale 1610 Tel : 27 11 456 9300 - Mobile : - Fax : 27 11 453 7892 Web : www.renault.co.za Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

On our return from Soweto approximately six hours after collection of the vehicle we underwent the same problem with the vehicle round about 23H00 and we again had to call in for the vehicle to be uplifted and it was taken to Renault Woodmead.

On Monday the 16th October we called the service manager at Renault Woodmead, Stephen Wagenaar who advised that thhe vehicle was undergoing tests and checks and they will keep us informed of progress. We followed up on the 17th October and the response received from their office detailed below.

Dear Mr Mathodlana

As per our telecom, we have done diagnosis on your vehicle, reprogrammed the injection computer and gearbox computers and are waiting further feedback from Renault South Africa, we only started on the vehicle yesterday. I will keep you posted re the progress on your vehicle.

Stephen Wagenaar
Bidvest McCarthy Renault Woodmead

We again followed up with the dealership on the18th,19th and 20th and we were advised that the vehicle was still not ready for collection. We inquired about the possibility of the dealership to provide us with a courtesy car and we were advised that Renault does not offer courtesy cars to clients for vehicles that they are currently working on.
It is now 09h50 on Monday the 23th October 2017 and we are still awaiting a call from dealership as it seems like we always have to call their offices before we can get a response from the dealership about progress of the vehicle repairs.

It has been almost a week and a half since we had the initial problem with the vehicle and are almost at our wits end as we now have to make alternative transport arrangements which we did not budget for and would appreciate a kind of response from Renault SA before we approach the consumer ombudsman and Hello Peter about the kind of service we are experiencing from Renault SA.

Martha Mathodlana
071 895 7696

Vusi Mathodlana
062 642 7198
adamskat Send email
Oct 12, 2017

Part delayed

My Renault Stepway has been found to have a rust spot that needs to be repaired under warranty. This was noted at the end of May. Five months later I am waiting for the part to be MADE. Pinetown Renault say the delay is at the factory so they can do nothing about it.The contact person at Pinetown Renault is Tracey Moolman.
I need this to be attended to urgently. I would like some response as Customer Service does not answer.
Bmatikinca Send email
Oct 9, 2017

Car parts

PANEL BEATERS - Renew-It Edenvale - 3 Meadowdale Industrial Park Dick Kemp St & Herman St Edenvale Johannesburg 1609- 011 453 0606.

They been saying they awaiting car parts and am angry right now because it's been more than a month
Bmatikinca Send email
Oct 9, 2017

During of getting car parts

They say they've been awaiting car parts in order for my car to be fixed

Edenvale renew-it @PANEL BEATERS - Renew-It Edenvale - 3 Meadowdale Industrial Park Dick Kemp St & Herman St Edenvale Johannesburg
Bmatikinca Send email
Oct 9, 2017

During of getting car parts

Good day

I bought a Renault kwid and bumped my car just a little,the only thing that was a bit bumped was the fender but I've been waiting for a month now going on two months for car parts,now I am paying for something that's not even in my premises...how do we resolve such an issue,what happens when I get into a big accident when you guys are not able to resolve such small issue..I am not happy about this car parts delivery problem..how am I supposed to get around without having a car.
Elizna Send email
Sep 29, 2017

Poor Service after purchase

Good day,

I have bought the Renault Clio IV 3 years ago.

This week I've phoned for my annual service and I was told that my maintenance plan lapse last year.

I'm very unsatisfied as this was not communicated with me last year and now I have to spend at least 3K on my service.

Renault could have informed me that it was my last service.

Very disappointing.

I have also complaint on the website but to date no one came back to me.

Urgently await your feedback.

Elizna Hofmeyr

I will never buy a Renault again.
tshidiluthando Send email
Aug 6, 2017

renault kwid complain

Good day

I would like to have urgent assistance.

Renault Klerksdorp since ordered a new computer box for Renault Kwid which belongs to me Ms Monnanyane.
All the feed back i get is that the part is in France and the part is still in back order.
The faulty of the car occurred 12 May 2017 until today no part has been delivered.
All i want to know how long it takes for the part to be delivered in South Africa. Its been 3 Months now i don't have a car but i am paying my installment each month.
Is this the treatment i get from Renault by torturing me with a vehicle i'm paying for.
This is a new car bought Nov 2016 and within 6 months problems occurred and even after that Renault don't care about their customers.
I regret the day i went to Renault to buy a new car.This is an insult. I am totally not happy with your services.
[email protected] Send email
Jun 20, 2017


Good day

I would like some URGENT assistance.

We purchased a Renault Kwid 2 months back and from the beginning the car is faulty.

1. This is a NEW car so am I paying for a car which is a FACTORY DEFAULT??.

2. The gears get jammed so then I am stuck and cannot select any gears. No 1 gear and 2 is the worst.

3. The brakes are continuously getting jammed, making a terrible noise when its pressed so I have to press it hard to stop the car which is ridiculous. I have to stop the car from a far distance otherwise I will meet in a accident because of this faulty vehicle!!

4. When driving the vehicle the engine starts to get rowdy as well.

Unfortunately I'm not willing to pay for a brand new vehicle that is faulty from new so I would appreciate your URGENT assistance on this matter!!

Julian / Kassandra

+2781 542 6089
+2773 546 6284
Siems Send email
Jun 20, 2017

Renault Megane

To whom it may concern,

I have a Renault Megane 2005 model. I started to hear a sound in the engine. Took it to the agents who said the will not work on the car as it is out of warranty. I had to work with what ever other workshop are willing to work on Renault as every work shop I stop at will not work on Renault. Now we are two years down the line, the engine was open three times and the turbo replaced and cost me +-R70 000.

Start the car all good. 30 minutes later all electronics dead on the car. Now another R13 000 later the car is still standing, no person in Nelspruit can start the car and the agents will still not work on the car as it is out of warranty. I'm going on R100 000 spent to fix my car that is still not starting. All this and not even 10km driven.

The workshop say they can not fix the car because there are no technical data available on the car and the agents will not touch it... just pointing to the "we do not touch cars out of warranty" board.

What do I do now...????

Scrap the car ????

Cut my Losses???

Just pull up my shoulders and say ..... What the hell ....it is ok???

Juan Siems
082 547 5193
[email protected]
rayleen Send email
May 20, 2016

Renaul Clio

To Whom It May Concern

Please see attached responses from Tygerberg Multi-franchise.

Since then I have been in contact with Patrick regarding my vehicle. On Monday 18 April we received a courtesy vehicle from Renault SA as our vehicle fault referred to a warranty claim and was told by Patrick that they are ordering the parts for my vehicle. A few days later Patrick confirmed the parts needed to be imported and could take up to 21 days.

On the 11th Of May I called Patrick to follow up on my vehicle and was told they have the parts and are busy fitting it and that it will take another day to test it and it should be ready by Friday 13th of May. On Friday morning I received a voicemail from Patrick due to me being in a meeting that my car won’t be ready as the parts was wrong and at the time the eta for my vehicle was “until further notice”. I spoke to him later that day after he spoke to my wife who asked if we could get a car similar to ours but was told the only car in our range was the VW Polo and a Renault Sandero which both are 1.6 and that he will check with the Renault customer care manager who is currently on a roadshow with no estimate as to when he will be back.

Currently I’m paying for a Renault Clio IV which is valued more than the car (Polo Vivo 1.6) that I’m currently driving and it’s the most uncomfortable vehicle to drive and not to mention the fuel consumption. We bought that Renault due to its fuel consumption but we are currently spending on average R200 more per week which amounts to R800 extra per month which we did not budget for.

My problem is that first it was a mission to get my car towed in and diagnosed, then I had to spend a weekend without a vehicle and pay someone to use their vehicle on Monday. Now I get told that the parts are wrong and can only assume that I would have to wait another month hoping the parts are correct this time for my vehicle whilst being inconvenienced and spending more on fuel.

So far the service we received was pathetic and honestly would never consider buying another Renault again and advised my friends and colleagues to stay away from the brand as well as the after care service is basically non-existent.

Attached are the correspondences from Tygerberg Multi-franchise and not once did my wife get the apology she asked for regarding the call between her and Michelle


Patrick Fortune <[email protected]>
May 17 (3 days ago)

to me
Good day Mr & Mrs Geldenhuys

There is some delay in obtaining the correct part details and all indications are that the part will be coming from France.

Thank you


The email below was sent today 20/05 at 12:14. Not one reply and both the service and branch manager were copied in.

Clive Geldenhuys <[email protected]>
to: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
cc: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>,
"[email protected]" <[email protected]>,
"[email protected]" <[email protected]>,

Hi Patrick

Thank for the update regarding my vehicle but at present that does not say much to me as I still don’t have indication as to when I can expect my vehicle.

I have already waited almost a month and now another delay and I would most certainly expect this part to be airfreighted as somewhere someone messed up and I’m not prepared to be inconvenienced regarding this. Also can you please check with Renault SA if they can accommodate us with a vehicle with a lower engine capacity even if in a cheaper group as I’m currently paying of +/-R1000 extra on fuel and one of the reasons for buying the Renault was for its fuel consumption.

Awaiting your feedback


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