Citroën DS3 – Common problems

Common problems with the Citroën DS3

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Citroën DS3, for which Citroën has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Citroën DS3. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Citroën DS3 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



Latest DS3’s Issues in the EU

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18. 08. 2021

The teeth of the timing belt may wear off prematurely due to excessive dynamic tension in dusty conditions. As a result, … .

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21. 07. 2021

The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt. As a result, the braking assistance could … .

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03. 05. 2021

The fuel tank may be defective. As a result, fuel may leak onto the road, posing a risk to the following … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest DS3’s Issues in the UK

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