Renault Kangoo Common Problems and Solutions

Reading these common Renault Kangoo problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Renault Kangoo – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Renault Kangoo does have one of these issues.

Heating fan problems

Problem:

It is common on these vehicles for the resistor on the fan to break. This will result in the fan slowing down or speeding up unnecessarily.

Solution:

You will need to replace the resistor to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Heater Resistor

Power steering failure

Problem:

It is a known issue with the power steering on the Kangoo to have this problem. You will feel resistance from the steering at the beginning. It can also feel over assisted at high speed.

Solution:

As the power steering is fully electric, you will need to have the steering fully reset by a professional. If it is under warranty it will be free, otherwise it will cost. Replacement power steering can be costly, but you can save money by searching with us.

Difficulty level

5

Vehicle surging

Problem:

If you have noticed a problem with the vehicle surging forward when just slightly touching the accelerator, there is a fault with the ECU (Engine Management Computer).

Solution:

To solve this problem you will need a software update on your ECU. If the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty, it should be free to update the software.

Difficulty level

5

Rear sliding door problem

Problem:

This can be a very expensive part to fix when you come across any problems. It is a well-known problem for a faulty locking mechanism on these vehicles.

Solution:

You will need to replace the locking mechanism to resolve the issue. Buying a replacement can be expensive, but you can save money on a quality second hand replacement part using our part finder.

Difficulty level

3

FAP warning light

Problem:

The FAP warning light is responsible for indicating to the driver that there is a problem with the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). This device helps keep the emissions low.

Solution:

You will need to fit a new DPF to the vehicle and also a new oil filter and oil at the same time. This will resolve the problem and improve the overall performance of the vehicle. The video below shows you how to change the oil:

Difficulty level

3

Idling problem

Problem:

It is known for this vehicle to suffer with problems when idling in neutral. If it feels rough when idling, then you most likely have a problem with the ignition coils.

Solution:

You will have to replace the ignition coils to solve the problem. Remember that it is best to change all the coils at the same time.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Ignition Coil

Heating fan problems

Problem:

It is common on these vehicles for the resistor on the fan to break. This will result in the fan slowing down or speeding up unnecessarily.

Solution:

You will need to replace the resistor to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Heater Resistor

Power steering failure

Problem:

It is a known issue with the power steering on the Kangoo to have this problem. You will feel resistance from the steering at the beginning. It can also feel over assisted at high speed.

Solution:

As the power steering is fully electric, you will need to have the steering fully reset by a professional. If it is under warranty it will be free, otherwise it will cost. Replacement power steering can be costly, but you can save money by searching with us.

Difficulty level

5

Vehicle surging

Problem:

If you have noticed a problem with the vehicle surging forward when just slightly touching the accelerator, there is a fault with the ECU (Engine Management Computer).

Solution:

To solve this problem you will need a software update on your ECU. If the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty, it should be free to update the software.

Difficulty level

5

Rear sliding door problem

Problem:

This can be a very expensive part to fix when you come across any problems. It is a well-known problem for a faulty locking mechanism on these vehicles.

Solution:

You will need to replace the locking mechanism to resolve the issue. Buying a replacement can be expensive, but you can save money on a quality second hand replacement part using our part finder.

Difficulty level

3

FAP warning light

Problem:

The FAP warning light is responsible for indicating to the driver that there is a problem with the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). This device helps keep the emissions low.

Solution:

You will need to fit a new DPF to the vehicle and also a new oil filter and oil at the same time. This will resolve the problem and improve the overall performance of the vehicle. The video below shows you how to change the oil:

Difficulty level

3

Idling problem

Problem:

It is known for this vehicle to suffer with problems when idling in neutral. If it feels rough when idling, then you most likely have a problem with the ignition coils.

Solution:

You will have to replace the ignition coils to solve the problem. Remember that it is best to change all the coils at the same time.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Ignition Coil

Heating fan problems

Problem:

It is common on these vehicles for the resistor on the fan to break. This will result in the fan slowing down or speeding up unnecessarily.

Solution:

You will need to replace the resistor to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Heater Resistor

Power steering failure

Problem:

It is a known issue with the power steering on the Kangoo to have this problem. You will feel resistance from the steering at the beginning. It can also feel over assisted at high speed.

Solution:

As the power steering is fully electric, you will need to have the steering fully reset by a professional. If it is under warranty it will be free, otherwise it will cost. Replacement power steering can be costly, but you can save money by searching with us.

Difficulty level

5

Vehicle surging

Problem:

If you have noticed a problem with the vehicle surging forward when just slightly touching the accelerator, there is a fault with the ECU (Engine Management Computer).

Solution:

To solve this problem you will need a software update on your ECU. If the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty, it should be free to update the software.

Difficulty level

5

Rear sliding door problem

Problem:

This can be a very expensive part to fix when you come across any problems. It is a well-known problem for a faulty locking mechanism on these vehicles.

Solution:

You will need to replace the locking mechanism to resolve the issue. Buying a replacement can be expensive, but you can save money on a quality second hand replacement part using our part finder.

Difficulty level

3

FAP warning light

Problem:

The FAP warning light is responsible for indicating to the driver that there is a problem with the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). This device helps keep the emissions low.

Solution:

You will need to fit a new DPF to the vehicle and also a new oil filter and oil at the same time. This will resolve the problem and improve the overall performance of the vehicle. The video below shows you how to change the oil:

Difficulty level

3

Idling problem

Problem:

It is known for this vehicle to suffer with problems when idling in neutral. If it feels rough when idling, then you most likely have a problem with the ignition coils.

Solution:

You will have to replace the ignition coils to solve the problem. Remember that it is best to change all the coils at the same time.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Ignition Coil

Heating fan problems

Problem:

It is common on these vehicles for the resistor on the fan to break. This will result in the fan slowing down or speeding up unnecessarily.

Solution:

You will need to replace the resistor to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Heater Resistor

Power steering failure

Problem:

It is a known issue with the power steering on the Kangoo to have this problem. You will feel resistance from the steering at the beginning. It can also feel over assisted at high speed.

Solution:

As the power steering is fully electric, you will need to have the steering fully reset by a professional. If it is under warranty it will be free, otherwise it will cost. Replacement power steering can be costly, but you can save money by searching with us.

Difficulty level

5

Vehicle surging

Problem:

If you have noticed a problem with the vehicle surging forward when just slightly touching the accelerator, there is a fault with the ECU (Engine Management Computer).

Solution:

To solve this problem you will need a software update on your ECU. If the vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty, it should be free to update the software.

Difficulty level

5

Rear sliding door problem

Problem:

This can be a very expensive part to fix when you come across any problems. It is a well-known problem for a faulty locking mechanism on these vehicles.

Solution:

You will need to replace the locking mechanism to resolve the issue. Buying a replacement can be expensive, but you can save money on a quality second hand replacement part using our part finder.

Difficulty level

3

FAP warning light

Problem:

The FAP warning light is responsible for indicating to the driver that there is a problem with the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). This device helps keep the emissions low.

Solution:

You will need to fit a new DPF to the vehicle and also a new oil filter and oil at the same time. This will resolve the problem and improve the overall performance of the vehicle. The video below shows you how to change the oil:

Difficulty level

3

Idling problem

Problem:

It is known for this vehicle to suffer with problems when idling in neutral. If it feels rough when idling, then you most likely have a problem with the ignition coils.

Solution:

You will have to replace the ignition coils to solve the problem. Remember that it is best to change all the coils at the same time.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Ignition Coil