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9 Renault recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Renault announced 9 recalls that affected 5 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

Renault recalled the Captur and Clio models due to the headlamp beam height correction system failure. The dipped headlamp beams of cars produced from the start of production until October 2017 may face downwards. With both models produced within three days after September 22, 2017, can moreover occur cracks in the front wheel hub.



One-third of this year’s recalls concerned the Renault Zoe, on which the Nissan accelerator was accidentally used, and the driver could keep his foot trapped under the carpet. This issue concerns the three-month production from July to October 2017.

The second reason for the recall with Renault Zoe is a gearbox defect in cars manufactured after October 18, 2016. For the third time, the Zoe was recalled together with Clio and Captur models due to the cracks in the front wheel hub.

Three recalls were also announced with Renault Master. The reasons were a steering column defect, an incorrectly programmed onboard engine diagnostics system, and no dashboard warning in the event of the electric power-steering pump unit failure.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



How can you check the recalls by VIN?

Even if you do not find your car in the table below, it does not mean it was not the subject of a recall sometime in the past. The best way to verify whether a particular car is affected with some recall is to contact a Renault Authorized Service and ask for the VIN to be checked not only for recalls but also for various service bulletins.

It will only cost you time because such information is provided for free. Free of charge are also all the repairs that are related to the recall. It does not matter whether you are the first, second or even third owner. It does not even matter whether you have been to Renault authorized service regularly, occasionally or never before.

Renault Authorized Dealers Contacts


Get an instant safety recall check

If you wish to get fully comprehensive VIN lookup, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


What is a VIN code?

The VIN code is a unique identification number that is embossed on the body of the car and shown on the ID card. In some cars, it can also be found in the frame under the windscreen. It is made up of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers.


Renault 2018 recalls by model

Renault Captur

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.Cracks may form in the front wheel hub.9/2017link
IV.The dipped headlamp beams may face downwards.2013 – 2017link
All Captur´s Recalls

Renault Clio

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.Cracks may form in the front wheel hub.9/2017link
IV.The dipped headlamp beams may face downwards.2012 – 2017link
All Clio´s Recalls

Renault Master

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The steering column cap may not be correctly tightened.5/2016 – 6/2017link
VI.The On Board Diagnostics system for the engine is incorrectly programmed.5/2015 – 12/2016link
X.The electric power-steering assistance may not be recognized.3/2017 – 11/2017link
All Master´s Recalls

Renault Scenic

MonthIssueProductionSource
V.The LED module for managing the actuation of the rear lights of the trailer could be damaged.3/2016 – 6/2016link
All Scenic´s Recalls

Renault Zoe

MonthIssueProductionSource
II.A Nissan accelerator pedal may have been fitted instead of a Renault accelerator pedal.7/2017 – 10/2017link
IV.A component in the parking brake mechanism may be defective.2016 – 2018link
IV.Cracks may form in the front wheel hub.9/2017link
All Zoe´s Recalls

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