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Citroen C4 Picasso (2007-Onwards) Average repair costs and factory recalls.


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Reliability Index and average repair costs:

The UK Reliability index takes into account all factors of a repair, the cost of the parts and the frequency of failures - The Average of all cars is 100 which means that if the figure for the car you are looking at has a higher than average index (118) it indicates that that car is less reliable than the average, if however there is a lower than average index (60) the reliability is better.

Citroen C4 Picasso 2007-On Reliability Index rating 111

Average Age

3.28 years

Average Mileage

33,890

Average Time Off The Road

1.76 hours

Average Repair Cost

£325.62

   

Part failure

Percentage Of Cost

Air Conditioning

0.00%

Axle & Suspension

58.62%

Cooling & Heating

10.34%

Electrical

13.79%

Engine

10.34%

Transmission

0.00%

Braking System

3.45%

 

Factory recalls:

Here are the faults and  recalls that we know of. If you have more you know about please get in touch. If you have any doubt as to if your Citroen is affected or not please contact Citroen UK, details below, or contact your local main dealer.

Citroen contact centre
Pinley House
Coventry
CV3 1ND
Telephone: 0844 463 3500
You can email Citroen UK here:
http://www.citroen.co.uk/contact-citroen/
Safety recall website:
http://www.citroenrecalls.co.uk

 

                                           Recall No 1 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2009/099

Model:

Berlingo, Xsara, Picasso

Description:

REAR DAMPER MAY BECOME INSECURE

VIN:

VF7******9J087225 to VF7******9N013700

Build Date:

 

Numbers:

54

Defect:

The rear dampers lower fixing bolts may become loose.

Action:

Recall affected vehicles to check conformity of damper lower fixing bolt and replace if necessary

Launch Date:

09 October 2009

 

 

 

                                           Recall No 2 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2008/111

Model:

C4 PICASSO, C8, RELAY III

Description:

Vacuum braking assistance may reduce

VIN:

VF7******13287355 to VF7******64018484

Build Date:

 

Numbers:

307

Defect:

It has been identified that the check valve within the brake assistance vacuum pump may suffer from a non-conformity which in time may reduce the braking assistance

Action:

Recalled vehicles as a preventative measure will have the subject valve replaced. At the same time, certain vehicles will also have the air dosing unit replaced.

Launch Date:

16 July 2008

 

 

                                           Recall No 3 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2008/107

Model:

C4 Picasso

Description:

Risk of partial de-bonding of glass panoramic roof moulding

VIN:

VF7******45056022 to VF7******45140279

Build Date:

 

Numbers:

367

Defect:

It has been identified that, in the event of incorrect bonding there is risk of the partial release of the glass panoramic roof moulding, such that it becomes visible to the driver. If the concern is not rectified, in the long term the moulding could detach. It should be noted that there is no risk to the integrity of the sealing of the affected area.

Action:

Recalled vehicles will have the bonding of the moulding checked and replaced as necessary

Launch Date:

01 August 2009

 

 

                                           Recall No 4 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2011/049

Model:

C4 Picasso

Description:

ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE MAY MALFUNCTION

VIN:

VF7******45002058 to VF7******45104985

Build Date:

06/07/2006 To 11/05/2007

Numbers:

8230

Defect:

It has been identified that due to a nonconformity in one of the operating cables of the Electric Parking Brake (FSE), it is possible that insufficient application (force) will be applied. This could result in only one wheel operating or locked. The drive

Action:

Recall all affected vehicles for inspection, repair or if required, the replacement of the cable.

Launch Date:

18 April 2011

 

 

                                           Recall No 5 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2007/109

Model:

C4 Picasso

Description:

SEAT BELT MAY FAIL IN A COLLISION

VIN:

VF7******45002651 to VF7******45075747

Build Date:

05 Sept 2006 to 31 Mar 2007

Numbers:

101

Defect:

It has been identified that on some vehicles fitted with electrically controlled seats, in very rare cases, and under certain impact conditions, the front seatbelt may provide a diminished level of restraint.

Action:

As a preventative measure, subject vehicles will have the front seatbelt buckles replaced.

Launch Date:

20 July 2007

 

 

                                           Recall No 6 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2010/060

Model:

C4 Picasso and C1

Description:

FRONT SEAT BELT MAY NOT LOCK CORRECTLY

VIN:

VF7******9J324087 to VF7******9J346065

Build Date:

02 Dec 2009 to 03 Dec 2009

Numbers:

134

Defect:

The front seat belts may not lock in the buckles correctly which will have the affect of the front passengers not being sufficiently restrained in the case of a violent impact.

Action:

Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to check and where necessary repair the seat belt locking mechanism.

Launch Date:

04 June 2010

 

 

 

                                           Recall No 7 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2008/199

Model:

C4 Picasso, C2,C3, C3 Pluriel, C4, C5,C6 and Berlingo

Description:

WIPERS / LIGHTS/ BATTERY CHARGING MAY BE AFFECTED.

VIN:

VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702

Build Date:

1/2/08 to 14/6/08

Numbers:

6031

Defect:

An incorrect engine relay unit may have been fitted. This ECU could deteriorate and cause operating faults and perhaps failure of certain equipment

Action:

Recall affected vehicles, check Engine Relay Unit and replace if not correct specification.

Launch Date:

24 December 2008

 

 

                                           Recall No 8 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2011/018

Model:

C4, C4 PICASSO, C8, DISPATCH III

Description:

FUEL MAY LEAK

VIN:

VF7******AZ033223 to VF7******AY563653

Build Date:

08/07/2010 To 13/10/2010

Numbers:

33

Defect:

It is possible that the fuel return pipe may chaff on the diesel fuel filter support in the engine compartment. This can, if not identified, result in a fuel leak.

Action:

Recall all affected vehicles for the addition of a protective sleeve to the return pipe.

Launch Date:

22 February 2011

 

 

 

 

                                           Recall No 9 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2010/223

Model:

C4, C4 Picasso, C5 & Dispatch II

Description:

BRAKING ASSISTANCE MAY NOT PERFORM CORRECTLY

VIN:

VF7******13319991 to VF7******9Z012710

Build Date:

21/12/2006 To 27/03/2009

Numbers:

20063

Defect:

In very rare circumstances the vacuum pump one way valve may not function correctly which could affect the level of braking assistance.

Action:

Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the brake vacuum pump one way valve.

Launch Date:

17 December 2010

 

 

 

 

                                          Recall No 10 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2012/026

Model:

C4, DS4, C4 Picasso and Berlingo III

Description:

SEAT BELT FIXING BOLTS MAY LOOSEN

VIN:

VF7******BJ817251 to VF7******BY651672

Build Date:

22/11/2011

Numbers:

64

Defect:

The fixing bolts of the front LH and RH seat belt return rail may loosen, and in cases of extreme force break.

Action:

The bolts on the left and right- hand sides will be replaced.

Launch Date:

08 March 2012

 

 

 

                                          Recall No 11 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2008/163

Model:

 

Description:

Parking brake may be ineffective

VIN:

VF7******45002058 to VF7******45104985

Build Date:

 

Numbers:

9398

Defect:

It has been identified that due to a production non conformity in one of the electric parking brake cables, the brake may not hold the vehicle securely on a steep gradient when the parking brake is applied. This will be accompanied by the illumination of the warning lamp and a message saying 'parking brake faulty' on the multifunction screen.

Action:

Recalled vehicles will have the conformity of the cables checked and replaced if necessary

Launch Date:

14 November 2008

 

 

 

                                          Recall No 12 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2008/133

Model:

 

Description:

Front brake caliper may become insecure

VIN:

VF7******45002710 to VF7******45013187

Build Date:

 

Numbers:

143

Defect:

The front brake caliper fixing screws are not to standard (non-conforming) and may slacken

Action:

Recall affected vehicles and replace fixing screws with approved type.

Launch Date:

18 September 2008

 

 

 

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