17 Citroën recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Citroën announced 17 recalls that affected 13 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

Citroën‘s biggest problem in 2018 was the overheating of the engines. The French carmaker recalled its C4 Picasso, C4, DS4, and C5 during the 14th week of 2018 due to this reason. The control unit software was an incorrect version, which led to errors in the cooling strategy and a malfunction of the engine’s “high temperature” warning system.



The most recalled Citroën was the C4 Aircross in 2018, which had a total of five recalls. In February, it was recalled due to a possible malfunction of the engine control unit relay and due to a defective internal component of the door locks, which could be opened while driving. In June, it was found that a problem with the fifth door could cause it to fall from the open position. The parking brake was cause for the next two recalls.

Three recalls were announced for the Citroën C-Crosser from 2007 to 2012. First because of leakage into the windscreen’s wiper motor, which could result in its failure, the second due to the sunroof glazing becoming detached and the third due to the unsuitable design of the dynamic tensioner of the accessory belt.

Other causes for recalls were due to the cylinder-housing oil gallery plug which may not have been correctly tightened, the deformation of the tow hitch bracket or airbag problems.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



Citroën 2018 recalls by model

Citroën C3

Month Issue Production Source
IX. The steering column assembly may not be correct. 1/2018 link
All C3 Recalls

Citroën C4

Month Issue Production Source
IV. Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software. 7/2014 – 4/2015 link
IV. Screws anchoring the alternator and the air conditioning compressor may not be tightened. 11/2017 link
All C4 Recalls

Citroën C4 Aircross

Month Issue Production Source
II. There could be a fault with the power relay for the engine control unit. 12/2014 – 7/2016 link
II. An internal component of the door locks could be defective. 4/2015 – 3/2016 link
VI. The strut for the hatchback door may be defective. 11/2011 – 5/2016 link
X. The axle of the parking brake caliper has not been correctly sealed and might corrode. 10/2012 – 2/2016 link
X. The piston assembly in the rear brake caliper is not correct. 7/2014 – 12/2014 link
All C4 Aircross Recalls

Citroën C4 Picasso

Month Issue Production Source
IV. Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software. 12/2012 – 4/2015 link
VI. The airbag control units might not work correctly. 11/2017 link
IX. The cars have an incorrect version of the engine’s software. 3/2016 – 3/2018 link
IX. The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened. 5/2018 link
All C4 Picasso Recalls

Citroën DS4

Month Issue Production Source
IV. Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software. 7/2014 – 4/2015 link
All DS4 Recalls

Citroën C5

Month Issue Production Source
IV. Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software. 12/2014 – 4/2015 link
All C5 Recalls

Citroën C-Crosser

Month Issue Production Source
VI. Water can enter the vent mechanism for the front windscreen-wiper motor. 4/2007 – 4/2012 link
XII. The roof glazing may become detached. 4/2007 – 9/2009 link
XII. The dynamic tensioner of the accessory belt may crack in the area of the tensioner strap. 3/2008 – 11/2011 link
All C-Crosser Recalls

Citroën C-Elysée

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The airbag control units might not work correctly. 11/2017 link
All C-Elysée Recalls

Citroën DS5

Month Issue Production Source
IV. Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software. 5/2013 – 4/2015 link
All DS5 Recalls

Citroën DS7 Crossback

Month Issue Production Source
IX. The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened. 4/2018 – 5/2018 link
All DS7 Crossback Recalls

Citroën Berlingo

Month Issue Production Source
VI. The airbag control units might not work correctly. 11/2017 link
All Berlingo Recalls

Citroën Spacetourer

Month Issue Production Source
I. A defect concerning a machined part of the engine could cause a loss of power. 10/2017 – 11/2017 link
IX. The cars have an incorrect version of the engine’s software. 2/2016 – 2/2018 link
IX. The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened. 4/2018 – 5/2018 link
All Spacetourer Recalls

Citroën Jumpy

Month Issue Production Source
I. A defect concerning a machined part of the engine could cause a loss of power. 10/2017 – 11/2017 link
IX. The tow hitch bracket can deform when it is placed under maximum pressure. 11/2015 – 10/2017 link
IX. The cars have an incorrect version of the engine’s software. 2/2016 – 2/2018 link
IX. The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened. 4/2018 – 5/2018 link
All Jumpy Recalls

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