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Laguna problems

Discussion in 'Laguna' started by Stiggy, 6 April 2009.

  1. Stiggy

    Stiggy Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    219
    From:
    Redditch
    Car:
    2004 Toyota Celica
    hey guys wondering if i can pick your brains again

    as some of you may know im looking at buying a new car now and i was wondering if anyone has heared of any problems that crop up on the laguna

    im looking at around the 2000>2004 models and i'll be geting a diesel, most likely the 1.9DCI 120bhp

    any words of wisdom would be nice
     
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    I've heard they are nice cars to drive and come loaded with gadgets. Not sure on reliabilty though.
     
  3. Stiggy

    Stiggy Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    219
    From:
    Redditch
    Car:
    2004 Toyota Celica
    yea i have noticed they are loaded with nice things even on the basic moddels but i am concerned with the reliability factor of them as i havnt had much dealings with them
     
  4. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    mate had one around a month and its been traded in for a zafira problems hes had with it.

    CD player fell out - like it hadnt been locked in place
    Passenger speaker stopped working completly
    interior mirror gives alot of rattling and as its a rain sensor he cant get it off easily to see whats causing it.
    car has locked itself and set the alarm off WHILE driving along
    trim isnt well put togeather when you look at it closely.

    ohh and the air con wasnt working when he bought it, this was fixed under warrety.
     
  5. Stiggy

    Stiggy Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    219
    From:
    Redditch
    Car:
    2004 Toyota Celica
    sounds like i made the right desigin to steer clear of them then lol

    while i was looking around for info on them as well i found the turbo's and the ECU's are commont to brake as well as the front suspension mountings, oh and apparently they chew through front tires like their no tomorrow as well
     
  6. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    Yeh one of the guys i work with has had 2 turbos on his megane replaced under warrenty as well, think its a 54 plate, private plate makes it hard to tell
     
  7. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    I nearly bought a Laguna once. Glad I didn't now. I remember my mate had a Megane cab and the cambelt went on it. It only had 20 something thousand on the clock :amazed::blink::blink:
     
  8. sr performance

    sr performance Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    130
    From:
    rhodesia, nottinghamshire
    Car:
    jaguar x type
    Me,
    iLOVE EM.. always going out to have a look at dodgy lectrics.. egr valves need cleaning regular as well.


    steve
     
  9. astravanman

    astravanman Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    34
    From:
    ISLE OF LEWIS {THE ROCK}
    Car:
    vectra 2.6 gsi
    I had an 02 diesel 3 sets of front tyres to 1 at the back in the first year ,button start kept failing clutch pedal kept dropping to floor dealer told me there had been a re-call and all it needed was spring under pedal worked for about 3 days ,both front springs gone oh and engine blew up after 4 months got a new one on warranty all in 16 months ,ended up giving it to my mother still got 10 payments left as well other than that great car:lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. one in a million

    one in a million Road Burner

    Messages:
    294
    From:
    kent
    Car:
    CLIO 182 YAY!!
    the back light on the speed ometer have been prone to go, and they cost about 700 to replac, its a fault made by renault on some of the cars. was on watchdog if you have seen it
     
  11. Bertrum

    Bertrum Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    155
    From:
    Felixstowe
    Car:
    Mondeo Zetec S TDCi
    ive currently got a 01 laguna dci on my drive. needs a new ECU cos according the mechanic "its french"

    Ive no intention of paying the £1400 for a replacement ECU so i bought another car. Some day i might get round to stripping it.

    Im my 6 months of ownership it had two sets front tyres, new EGR, new turbo pressure sensor and regulating solenoid. New battery, new cambelt and waterpump.

    Nice cars, really........
     
  12. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    nice to look at then
    £1400 for an ecu bloody hell - is there not a lagunas owners forum or something that you might be able to pick up a replacement ecu and get shot of the car
     
  13. Bertrum

    Bertrum Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    155
    From:
    Felixstowe
    Car:
    Mondeo Zetec S TDCi
    There is. But to be honest its not worth it. Ill only replace the ECU then have the turbo go or something else. Laguna DCI's really are that bad im afraid. Ill make more money selling the bits that are good on mine then if i sold it as new.

    Already made £800 with the engine and gearbox. Got another £300 for body parts lined up aswell. If he calls me back. lol
     
  14. daveraver

    daveraver Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    From:
    Portsmouth, UK
    Car:
    Laguna II ST IDE
    Send your ECU to http://www.the-ecu-doctor.co.uk/. They will diagnose your ECU for £30 + post + VAt and if needing repair it could be done for £200 or so. I have a prob with my Lguna 2.0IDE and will be sending my ECU there shortly.
     
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