Reliability of the Citroen C3

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Citroen models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Citroen C3.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Citroen C3.

Citroen C3 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
2,8 2,1

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
25,5 2,4

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Timing belt (2010)

Source: ADAC

owner  Citroën C3 owners’ reviews

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.

Check the vehicle’s history

See the Reliability of other Makes


Recent C3 Recalls

Citroen-C3-2018-timing-belt
17. 08. 2021

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

Citroen-C3-2020-ball-joints
03. 07. 2021

The fixing screws for the ball joints may be missing. This could lead to a loss of control over the vehicle … .

Citroen-C3-2010-airbag
15. 02. 2021

The gas generator of the driver and/or front-seat passenger airbag could be defective. This may result in uncontrolled inflation and the … .

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