Renault Australia has issued a safety recall for the MY16 Megane, over concerns incorrect wording in the owner’s manual could lead owners to disable the rear child safety locks.

    More than 800 vehicles are affected by this recall, with the French manufacturer saying: “The owner’s manual window operation section contains an error in the wording and may cause the user to wrongly operate the child safety features on the rear door”.

    “The rear doors may be opened from the inside by a child in the back seat. This could increase the risk of injury and or death to vehicle occupants.”

    In one of the stranger fixes we’ve seen, the fix involves “the words ‘and doors’ to be blocked out with a black marker”.

    • 824 vehicles affected by this recall
    • Vehicles available for sale from 1 September 2016 to 31 December 2017
    • VIN list attached here
    • Original recall notice attached here

    Owners of the recalled Meganes are requested to contact their preferred Renault dealer to have their logbooks “amended”.

    To find your nearest Renault dealer, use the company’s online look-up tool.

    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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