Renault challenged for defective 1.2 TCe engine

From 2012 to 2016, several models of the Renault group were marketed with a 1.2 TCe petrol engine, sometimes defective. A collective of motorists sue the manufacturer.

the 1.2 TCe engine of Renault is singled out by an association of motorists, dissatisfied with a defective part not systematically taken care of by the manufacturer and its associated brands.

One mechanical defect causes a overconsumption of engine oil. This problem would weaken the part until the break. Legal action is due to emerge, after several disgruntled motorists gathered to protest, some of whom came close to the serious and dangerous accident. A page Facebook, created by them, counts today more than 4000 members.

Dacia and Nissan also affected

Here are the main models singled out: Renault Clio 4, M├ęgane 3, Captur, Kadjar and Kangoo 2.

Other vehicles of the Renault group were also fitted with this 1.2 TCe engine manufactured by the brand in Losange. At the house of Dacia : Duster 1, Dokker and Lodgy. On the side of Nissan : Juke and Qashqai.

In total, 400,000 vehicles would be affected.

90% of customers supported according to Renault

For its part, the French manufacturer believes that it has taken charge of 90% of users who have had to deal with this problem by compensating them. Renault is still waiting for the exact wording of the complaint before responding.

The company believes that overconsumption of engine oil should warn motorists before the destruction of the part. A possible inattention of users could be argued by the brand.

No vehicle recall

To date, no official recall has yet taken place regarding these vehicles. In a study ofUFC What To Choose, dating from 2019, the organization denounces that the brand is supposed to be aware of this defect since 2015. Renault is now necessarily aware of the malfunction of its engine.

To be continued over the next few months …

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