Renault Modus High Fuel Consumption

2006 Renault Modus Problem

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CarRenault Modus 1.4 Expression
Year2006
OwnerMehdi
Posted09/05/2013
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Hi.

I bought this car two weeks ago. Unfortunately it's consumption is very high. On flat road, I push the accel. pedal about two millimeters and drive with 50km/h,but the meter shows that current consumption is for example 10 l/100KM.

On hills, it goes up to 18-25 l/100km !!!

When I drive down the hills, I don't push the pedal, so the consumption shows ZERO.

I don't drive very fast, most of the time below 60km/h, no fast acceleration, etc.

With this fashion, the average consumption is 11 l/100km.

The car manual service shows that 3000KM before buying the car, it has a minor service; air, oil, and fuel filters and spark plugs have been changed. I checked the spark plugs and air filter and they were new.

So I cannot imagine what else should be changed to fix its consumption.

Any idea?

Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Rather than go by a gauge / readout which may be faulty , check your fuel consumption by topping up tank and then refilling after so many miles to give more accurate reading .


Posted on Thursday 9th of May 2013
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From Original Poster
Mehdi | Driver | Since: May 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

I checked the half tank. I filled 17 liters when the the meter started blinking. After 140km it started blinking. So the average consumption is: 100*17/140 = 12.1 l/100km


Posted on Thursday 9th of May 2013
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Dont use the " blinking " gauge , that can be faulty and inaccurate .


Posted on Friday 10th of May 2013
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Dont use the " blinking " gauge , that can be faulty and inaccurate .


Posted on Friday 10th of May 2013
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