A typo in the owner’s manual for the 2016 Megane could potentially cause confusion, leading the French manufacturer to recall the cars and fix the error with a marker pen.
The affected vehicles are all Model Year 2016, and were sold between 16 April and 11 October 2016.
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “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,” the notice continues.
“The handbook requires the words ‘and doors’ to be blocked out with a black marker. Owners should contact their nearest Renault dealer as soon as possible to organise a suitable time to have the handbook amended while they wait.”
CarAdvice has contact Renault Australia to find out if the manual error has resulted in any recorded incidents locally, or if the recall is purely precautionary. This story will be updated with its response.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 824 cars involved in the recall can be found here.
To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Renault dealership by clicking here.