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Citroën C4 – Common problems

Common problems for the Citroën C4

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 C4, 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 C4. 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 C4 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


LatestC4’s Issues in the EU

Citroen-C4-2018-ballast-missing
31 January 2020

The ballast in the rear part of the vehicle could be absent. This can impair the vehicle’s directional stability, increasing the … .

citroen-c4-2015-recall-overheating
7 April 2018

Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software. Overheating of the engine may lead … .

citroen-c4-2017-recall-alternator
7 April 2018

Screws anchoring the alternator and the air conditioning compressor may not be tightened to the correct torque. As a result, the … .

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 C4’s Issues in the UK

  • CITROEN C4 (2013 – 2016) – INCORRECT EMISSIONS LEVEL
    on 26 September 2019

    CITROEN C4 (25/09/2013 – 15/05/2016) RECALL: Problem description: The calibration of the engine management software could result in emissions of NOx […]

  • CITROEN C4 – ENGINE MAY OVERHEAT
    on 5 August 2018

    CITROEN C4 ( 17/07/2014 –  30/04/2015) DEFECT:  The engine electronic cooling management control strategy and the maximum temperature alert […]

  • CITROEN C4 – LOSS OF CONTROL
    on 4 August 2018

    CITROEN C4 ( 01/04/2016 –  21/04/2016) DEFECT:  In the event of emergency braking or during an ESP regulation phase (e.g. avoiding manoeuvre) […]

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