I'm considering to buy a second hand Renault Grand Scenic III. The dealer told me that the previous generation Scenic's had a "clock dash" or "cluster" problem, but this problem had been sorted in the following generations.

  1. What was he talking about?
  2. Has this really been sorted out or is it just salesman talk?
  • Hmm, third question sounds like it should be separated... and it also sounds a bit broad. I'm researching the first two a bit.
    – anonymous2
    Oct 24, 2016 at 12:26
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    Fair enough. I have removed the third question. Oct 24, 2016 at 12:28
  • Looks awesome! I'm finding a bit of information and will post if I get enough of it together... :) Welcome to mechanics.SE, btw!
    – anonymous2
    Oct 24, 2016 at 12:31

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There's a post here: whatconsumer.co.uk whose top post seems to be a quote from a BBC page that no longer exists. It covers the basic issue that there was in the Grand Scenic II. Basically, there was an electric panel that hundreds of customers had issues with. All the electrics in the dash would turn off or flicker while the car was in motion, meaning that the drivers could not determine gas levels, check engine issues, or even their speed.

It's a problem that only seems to affect Scenic II models made in 2004 and 2005.

It appears that by the time the Scenic III came out (in 2009), these problems were totally resolved.

Most likely, your salesman was just trying to show off his knowledge. Typical salesman!

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