Please Note : Renault have decided to stop selling blank megane and scenic key cards to everyone , they will now only supply these locked to a specific cars vin number , this means that it is no longer possible for anybody to offer you a same day service on a replacement OEM key card anymore , as these must now be ordered from the dealer locked to your vehicles vin number , which takes 5 to 10 days for delivery.
We find this extremely poor customer service from renault and a kick in the teeth not just for their trade customers but also their loyal car buying customers , it is well known that these cards have a limited life and are prone to failure in large numbers now the cars are getting older , where faced with a stranded car that wont start due to a failed card , locksmiths were able to program a new original card with full guarantee to your car and get you up and running same day with minimal disruption . The new rules from renault mean that if your card fails you are now left with the disruption of your vehicle off the road for up to 10 days while you wait for a card locked to your car , unless renault have a change of heart and put their customers first which is unlikely , then this cannot be avoided .
The only megane and scenic cards that can now be supplied same day by anyone is copy cards , these are as you would expect far cheaper , but they are also not the same quality , wont last as long and come with a far shorter guarantee , some copy cards are ok but some are very poor , but as a failed card is often an emergency as has left you stranded , then a copy card is now the only way to get back up and running same day .
this only affects megane and scenic 3 button cards at present , but we are told the rest of the cards will follow suit , good news for renault but bad news for their customers sadly.
we can now offer 3 options with megane and scenic 3 button cards
1) we will need a copy of your v5 , driving licence and a utility bill to order your new card from the dealer which will take 5 to 10 days
2) we can supply and program a copy card with limited guarantee
3) we can supply and program a copy card as a temporary card to get you on road again and order you an original card to be programmed once delivered .
We still hope renault will see sense and change this new policy and put their customers needs first , and we will of course update our page should this be the case , we are sorry for the disruption and additional expense and issues this can cause , but this is renaults policy and entirely out of our hands . we will update if the situation changes or a better aftermarket solution becomes available.