2020: Citroen & DS recalls

18 recalls for 13 Citroen & DS models in 2020


In 2020, Citroen announced eighteen recall for thirteen models through the EU Rapex system.

More than 530,000 Peugeot and Citroëns are involved in the recall due to possible strong abrasion of the timing belt and the consequent damage to the vacuum pump and brake booster with the 1.2-litre PSA petrol engines. There are over 160,000 owners of a Citroën Berlingo, C3, C3 Picasso, C4, C4 Cactus, C4 Picasso, DS3 and DS4 for an unscheduled workshop visit. The cars rolled off the assembly line between March 2013 and April 2017

Another major problem of the PSA Group’s cars in 2020 was the mounting of the rear axle or a defect in the steering column.

Citroën announced nine recall for Jumpy/Spacetourer vans and, as in previous years, these are some of the most recalled cars again. The Citroëns Berlingo, C3 and DS7 Crossback had four recalls each.

All the recalls sorted by models are listed in the tables below.



We’ve written about some problems in more detail in a separate article.


Citroen recalls in 2020 by model

Berlingo

PublishedIssue
Citroën Berlingo (2013 – 2017)23. 11. 2020The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt. As a result, the braking assistance could ... .
Citroen Berlingo (2019 – 2020)23. 08. 2020The track rods may be damaged when they are under load. This may result in a loss of driving stability, increasing ... .
Citroën Berlingo (2018 – 2019)10. 03. 2020The front passenger seatbelt is defective. As a result, its restraining function will be impaired, increasing the risk of injury in ... .
Citroën Berlingo (2019)22. 01. 2020The steering column may not have been manufactured in accordance with the specification. This may result in steering failure and, consequently, ... .

All Berlingo recalls

C3

PublishedIssue
Citroën C3 (2013 – 2017)23. 11. 2020The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt. As a result, the braking assistance could ... .
Citroën C3 (2019)11. 11. 2020The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque. As a result, fuel may leak onto ... .
Citroen C3 (2019 – 2020)28. 08. 2020The wheel alignment of the front axle may be incorrect. This may result in unstable road handling of the vehicle, increasing ... .
Citroën C3 (2018 – 2019)31. 01. 2020The ballast in the rear part of the vehicle could be absent. This can impair the vehicle’s directional stability, increasing the ... .

All C3 recalls

C3 Picasso


All C3 Picasso recalls

C3 Aircross

PublishedIssue
Citroën C3 Aircross (2019)22. 01. 2020The steering column may not have been manufactured in accordance with the specification. This may result in steering failure and, consequently, ... .

All C3 Aircross recalls

C4

PublishedIssue
Citroën C4 (2018 – 2019)31. 01. 2020The ballast in the rear part of the vehicle could be absent. This can impair the vehicle’s directional stability, increasing the ... .

All C4 recalls

C4 Cactus

PublishedIssue
Citroën C4 Cactus (2013 – 2017)23. 11. 2020The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt. As a result, the braking assistance could ... .

All C4 Cactus recalls

C4 Picasso

PublishedIssue
Citroën C4 Picasso (2013 – 2017)23. 11. 2020The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt. As a result, the braking assistance could ... .

All C4 Picasso recalls

C5 Aircross

PublishedIssue
Citroën C5 Aircross (2019)16. 03. 2020The two bolts attaching the trailer hitch can break. Consequently, the trailer will become detached, increasing the risk of an accident. ... .

All C5 Aircross recalls

DS3

PublishedIssue
DS3 Crossback (2019)11. 11. 2020The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque. As a result, fuel may leak onto ... .
DS3 Crossback (2019)17. 07. 2020The rear brake hoses may have been incorrectly routed. This could result in rupture of a hose, affecting the vehicle’s braking ... .

All DS3 recalls

DS4


All DS4 recalls

DS7

PublishedIssue
DS7 Crossback (2020)22. 12. 2020The affected vehicles may have a crack in the rear steering knuckles. This could lead to a loss of control over ... .
DS7 Crossback (2019)04. 09. 2020The bolts of the rear axle may not have been tightened to the necessary torque. This could lead to breakage of ... .
DS7 Crossback (2019 – 2020)18. 07. 2020Some fixing screws in the rear axle could break, resulting in the rear wheels giving away and a loss of control ... .
DS7 Crossback (2019 – 2020)24. 05. 2020The rear axle connection may be defective. This may affect the driving stability, increasing the risk of an accident. The DS7 ... .

All DS7 recalls

Jumpy

PublishedIssue
Citroen Jumpy (2016 – 2019)19. 08. 2020The rear brake hoses may have been incorrectly attached and can become damaged. This will impair the braking performance, increasing the ... .
Citroën Jumpy (2017 – 2019)19. 07. 20201. Incorrectly attached earth cables may cause the electronic stability program (ESP) to fail and can increase the risk of fire. ... .
Citroën Jumpy (2016 – 2019)16. 06. 20201. The rear brake hoses may be attached incorrectly and can be damaged. This will impair the braking performance, increasing the ... .
Citroën Jumpy (2016 – 2019)16. 05. 2020The fuel line can be damaged by coming into contact with the vehicle body. Consequently, fuel may leak onto the road, ... .
Citroën Jumpy (2019)23. 02. 2020The rear axle may be insufficiently bolted. This can lead to a loss of driving stability, increasing the risk of an ... .

All Jumpy recalls

Spacetourer

PublishedIssue
Citroen Spacetourer (2016 – 2019)19. 08. 2020The rear brake hoses may have been incorrectly attached and can become damaged. This will impair the braking performance, increasing the ... .
Citroën Spacetourer (2017 – 2019)19. 07. 20201. Incorrectly attached earth cables may cause the electronic stability program (ESP) to fail and can increase the risk of fire. ... .
Citroën Spacetourer (2016 – 2019)16. 06. 20201. The rear brake hoses may be attached incorrectly and can be damaged. This will impair the braking performance, increasing the ... .
Citroën Spacetourer (2016 – 2019)16. 05. 2020The fuel line can be damaged by coming into contact with the vehicle body. Consequently, fuel may leak onto the road, ... .
Citroën Spacetourer (2019)23. 02. 2020The rear axle may be insufficiently bolted. This can lead to a loss of driving stability, increasing the risk of an ... .

All Spacetourer recalls


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