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Mk3 Common Problems

  2010 Clio GT 1.6
Hi Guys,

Going to look at a Clio MK3 GT on Friday and was just wondering if anyone has any knowledge of things to look out for with them and any common faults there are?



ClioSport Club Member
  2012 Renault Clio
I have a mk3 with a different engine. 2012 plate with 120k ish miles and the chassis has been great. I go through rear wheel bearings but that because lows and spacers.
  Clio mk3 1.4
Watch out for the electrics, such as the wiper motor, centre screen (where the radio displays), all fans speeds may not work but easy fix, depending on engine (the engine coils like to fail on the petrol 1.4 and 1.6s).


ClioSport Club Member
If it's a diesel which hopefully it is as the petrol ones are a bit naff then full throttle in 4th or 5th gear up a motorway sliproad and get it up over 4000rpm to make sure there is no warning lights.

Mk3s were having issues with rusty subframes not sure how widespread they are