HiI'm currently in the process of buying a 03 Grand Espace and have test driven it today. Two warnings appeared on the dash, "Fuel injection not working" and "Airbag not working"! Have since seen all sorts of issues (it's a 2.2dci). Should I be really worried?CheersPaul
Country: United KingdomMake: RenaultModel: Grand EspaceYear: 2003Engine: 2.2dci
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Hi there...The system fault lights that you have on are for 2 different systems - the fuel injection system light is for engine management issues - which can be fuelling / injection...or other on the systems...and the Airbag light is for air bag systems... so both seperate faults / issues ..
The only way forward on this, to find out wxactly why the lights are on, is to have a plug in diagnostic test done
This can be done in one test - both systems.
I have read an awful lot of reviews of these types of problems costing thousands and spending a lot of time off the road, should I opt for something else?
BUt its not possible to say at this point exactly what the causes / faults will be - not without the tests Im afraid..
Well... honest opinion...?
what you have read is right -
injectors can be the main issues with these - and the inj punps... horribly expensive !
I would never advise anyone to buy a vehicle with the system fault lights on!
Would you suggest that if these have appeared on a test drive it's not a good start? The car is 03 plate and only done 53k so my worry is has it been in the garage a lot?
for those very reasons - most likely, thats why its for sale - as they hav had the diag tests done - and know what the cost is.
exactly yes - If the lights weren't on at the start - but came on on a test drive there is every chance they hav had the fault codes deleted with a diag test -
not fixed...deleted the codes only -- then on a run, the Ecu sees the fault again - because they are still there / nopt fixed !
They most likley hoped you wouldn't test drive it.
The signs are not good with this one Im afraid.
Is there any difference in engine in terms of what seems like common faults. For example I also looked at a 05 1.9dci, havent test driven it so don't know about any issues but in your experience do they suffer the same problems?
Essentilay they are the same engine and same engine management systems - just a bigger engine on the 2.2 thats all.
Really, you want to be looking for as low mileage as you can get on a Renault - and as full service history as you can get.
Secondly - dont ever buy anything with the fault lights on - no matter what story you are told.
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Thats great - Cheers!
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