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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/2010/043

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

LOSS OF DRIVE

VIN:

VF7******AW507447 to VF******AA551904

Build Date:

 

Numbers:

114

Defect:

The front right hand drive-shaft may fail.

Action:

Recall the affected vehicles to check and, if necessary, replace the right hand drive-shaft

Launch Date:

19 April 2010




 

Recall No. 2 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2010/076

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

FRONT AXLE MAY DETACH

VIN:

VF7******AW500469 to VF7******AW541457(C3), VF7******AW500469 to VF7******AW541457(DS3)

Build Date:

05/01/2010 to 02/06/2010

Numbers:

36

Defect:

The front axle fixings may not have been tightened sufficiently. This may result in the front axle becoming insecure which may in rare cases, if not corrected, cause directional control to become impaired.

Action:

Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to check the front axle fixings and where necessary tighten them to specification.

Launch Date:

07 July 2010

 

 

 

Recall No. 3 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2010/136

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

BONNET MAY BE INSECURE

VIN:

VF7******9W505271 to VF7******AW549090(C3), VF7******9W505271 to VF7******AW549090(DS3)

Build Date:

05/01/2010 to 02/06/2010

Numbers:

66

Defect:

The bonnet lock fixing bolts may not be fully secure which can result in noise and vibration and in rare cases insecure holding by the bonnet catch and lock.

Action:

On recalled vehicles the tightness of the bonnet lock fixing bolts will be checked and where necessary tightened to specification.

Launch Date:

16 September 2010

 

 

Recall No. 4 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2010/136

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

BONNET MAY BE INSECURE

VIN:

VF7******9W505271 to VF7******AW549090(C3), VF7******9W505271 to VF7******AW549090(DS3)

Build Date:

04/01/2010 to 16/06/2010

Numbers:

66

Defect:

The bonnet lock fixing bolts may not be fully secure which can result in noise and vibration and in rare cases insecure holding by the bonnet catch and lock.

Action:

On recalled vehicles the tightness of the bonnet lock fixing bolts will be checked and where necessary tightened to specification.

Launch Date:

16 September 2010

 

 

Recall No. 5 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2011/156

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

ENGINE MAY CUT OUT

VIN:

VF7******AA567290 to VF7******AW536529

Build Date:

7 Apr 2010 to 21 May 2010

Numbers:

135

Defect:

The earth cable for the battery may be too short and could break. If this happens the vehicle electrical circuit will fail. This could cause the engine to cut out.

Action:

Recall all affected vehicles and replace the battery earth cable.

Launch Date:

24 November 2011

 

 

Recall No. 6 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2011/165

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

SUSPENSION FIXINGS MAY LOOSEN

VIN:

VF7******BW577917 to VF7******BW602749

Build Date:

22 Jun 2011 to 13 Sep 2011

Numbers:

135

Defect:

The front suspension lower swivel joint may not be tightened correctly. If the bolt slackens the joint may separate. This could adversely affect the directional control of the vehicle.

Action:

The vehicles that are likely to be affected to check and where necessary correct the tightening torque of the lower swivel joint clamp bolt.

Launch Date:

09 December 2011

 

 

Recall No. 7 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2012/005

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

ENGINE MAY CUT OUT

VIN:

VF7******AA678711 to VF7******AA681348

Build Date:

2 Nov /2010 to 9 Nov 2010

Numbers:

1276

Defect:

The battery earth return cable is not to the correct specification, which during vehicle operation may cause it to fail. This could result in the engine cutting out.

Action:

Recall all affected vehicle and replace the battery earth return cable.

Launch Date:

25 January 2012

 

 

Recall No. 8 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2011/137

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY CORRECTLY

VIN:

VF7******BW590603 to VF7******BW593809

Build Date:

19 Jul 2011 to 19 Jul 2011

Numbers:

25

Defect:

On affected vehicles the drivers airbag nay not be of conformity. This non-conformity could lead to poor deployment of the airbag in the event of a collision.

Action:

Replace drivers airbag

Launch Date:

11 October 2011

 

 

Recall No. 9 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2012/062

Model:

C3 & DS3& C3 Picasso

Description:

ENGINE MAY CUT OUT

VIN:

VF7******AT570640 to VF7******BW551252

Build Date:

8/11/2010 to 29/04/2011

Numbers:

981

Defect:

The engine may cut out as a dimensional nonconformity of the earth cable could lead to it breaking.

Action:

Recall all affected vehicle and replace the battery earth return cable.

Launch Date:

01 May 2012

 

 

Recall No. 10 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2011/120

Model:

C3 & DS3 & C3 Picasso

Description:

ENGINE MAY CUT OUT

VIN:

VF7******AA679722 to VF7******BW563946

Build Date:

7 Jan 2011 to 23 May 2011

Numbers:

8815

Defect:

The battery earth return cable maybe too short, which during vehicle operation may cause it to fail at its gearbox mounting point. This could result in the engine cutting out.

Action:

Recall all affected vehicle and replace the battery earth return cable.

Launch Date:

02 September 2011

 

 

Recall No. 11 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2012/074

Model:

C3 & DS3 & C3 Picasso

Description:

ABS/ESP  may not operate correctly

VIN:

VF7******BA568443                VF7******CW514555

Build Date:

7 June 2011 to 27 Jan 2012

Numbers:

1276

Defect:

The ABS have a nonconformity in comparison to the manufacturers specification, The nonconformity may affect the ABS/ESP system on the rare occasion they are activated.

Action:

The hydraulic ABS/ESP block will be checked and if necessary replaced.

Launch Date:

6 July 2012

 

 

Recall No. 12 of 12

Recall Ref:

R/2012/076

Model:

C3 & DS3

Description:

ENGINE MAY CUT OUT

VIN:

VF7******AA670051                VF7******BA562182

Build Date:

21 Oct 2010 to 19 May 2011

Numbers:

1276

Defect:

The battery earth cable dimensions are incorrect may cause the cable to break, This will the cause the engine to cut out

Action:

Replace the battery negative cable with a new dimension cable. (length and terminal)

Launch Date:

9 July 2012

 

 

 

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