Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Renault Zoe hatchback?
Despite its lack of an internal combustion engine and all its associated paraphernalia, the Zoe still has a number of things that can cause problems.
Check bodywork for minor scuffs and damage, because this is a car meant for the city. Also, there’s no spare tyre, just a can of sealant and a compressor, the latter with a use-by date.
What are the most common problems with a used Renault Zoe hatchback?
Brake efficiency may be reduced
There was an issue with the front wheel arch liners on some cars where it would rub against the front brake hoses and, in rare circumstances, cause a leak. If the brake fluid level gets too low, it'll reduce brake efficiency, but you should get a low brake fluid level warning lamp to alert you of this before it gets to that stage. Check with a Renault dealer to make sure the appropriate remedial work has been carried out.
Incorrect accelerator pedal fitted
A small number of Zoes built between 12 July 2017 and 18 October 2017 may have been fitted with the wrong accelerator pedal, which could cause discomfort or, in extreme circumstances, get stuck under the floor mat. Find out from your Renault dealer whether or not it has been replaced.