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Is my Citroen C6 subject to a Safety or other recall

10th May 2012 - Citroën are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new and free service for customers


This allows you to view the outstanding recalls on your Citroen (you can add more than 1 car to the service).

Once you have registered with Citroën Recalls it will allow Citroën to contact you, the customer directly and on a quarterly basis notify you where relevant on any outstanding recalls, Safety or 'Quality'.

Citroën Uk wrote ...
The key features and benefits of the website are as follows:

· Allows customers to register their vehicles and search for any known recalls

· Website registration is free

· Registration is valid for one year and customers will be reminded to renew their registration after this period

· One off searches are possible for customers not wishing to register



Please bear in mind that not all cars are affected by every recall.

It is model dependant and normally done by build date / chassis (VIN) number.

All recalls are not 'safety' based either and will not be important enough to be included on the VOSA database but are simply done by the manufacturer based upon the 'incident' prevalence reported by Dealers.

Below is a precis of the current 'Safety' recalls on the C6

If you are buying a C6 second hand you should check against this list and seek confirmation that the work has been carried out.

Reference: R/2006/214
Manufacturer Ref:XZS
Launch Date:11/12/2006
Numbers Involved:126
Build Start Date:23/05/2006
Build End Date:19/07/2006
Concern:Possibility of a fuel leak
Description:Possible failure of the ESP/ABS unit
Remedial Action:It has been identified that on certain vehicles, a fault may be present on the diesel fuel circuit return pipe ay the location of the pressure sensor.In the manufacture of the pipe an excess of material resulted in a reduction of the pipe's internal diameter therefore restricting the fuel flow, and a risk of a diesel leak from the fuel connector
Vehicle ID (VIN) : VF7******78004042 to VF7******78005645




Reference: R/2008/022
Manufacturer Ref:YEZ
ModelC6
Launch Date:18/02/2008
Numbers Involved:160
Build Start Date:12/02/2007
Build End Date:07/03/2007
Concern:Braking Assistance may be lost.
Description:Possible oil seepage in the brake assistance circuit that could damage the brake amplifier membrane and reduce braking assistance.
Remedial Action:Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the vacuum circuit valve and pipe which link the vacuum pump to the brake amplifier.
Vehicle ID (VIN) : VF7******78006257 to VF7******78013805



Reference: R/2008/163
Manufacturer Ref:YKB
ModelC6
Launch Date:14/11/2008
Numbers Involved:9398
Build Start Date:07/06/2006
Build End Date:05/11/2007
Concern:Braking Assistance May be Lost
Description:Possible oil seepage in the brake assistance circuit that could damage the brake amplifier membrane and reduce braking assistance.
Remedial Action:Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the vacuum circuit valve and pipe which link the vacuum pump to the brake amplifier.
Vehicle ID (VIN) : : VF7******78000425 to VF7******78010003



Reference: R/2008/115
Manufacturer Ref:YHW
ModelC5, C6, C8, C-CROSSER
Launch Date:28/07/2008
Numbers Involved:1611
Build Start Date:02/03/2006
Build End Date:30/01/2008
Concern: POSSIBLE LEAKAGE FROM THE DIESEL RETURN PIPE FIXED TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Description: It has been identified that the diesel fuel return pipe which is fixed to the inlet manifold may be abraded, to the extent that if left undetected will leak.
Remedial Action:Recalled vehicles as a preventative measure will have the pipe inspected for damage. If any is found the pipe will be replaced. In cases where the pipe remains undamaged, it will be fitted with reinforcement.
Vehicle ID (VIN) : VF7******76602845 to VF7******8U961521
VF7******76602845 to VF7******8U961521
VF7******76602845 to VF7******8U961521
VF7******76602845 to VF7******8U961521



Reference: R/2008/199
Manufacturer Ref:MAQ
ModelC4 Picasso, C2,C3, C3 Pluriel, C4, C5,C6 and Berlingo
Launch Date:24/12/2008
Numbers Involved:6031
Build Start Date:01/02/2008
Build End Date:14/06/2008
Concern:WIPERS / LIGHTS/ BATTERY CHARGING MAY BE AFFECTED.
Description: An incorrect engine relay unit may have been fitted. This ECU could deteriorate and cause operating faults and perhaps failure of certain equipment
Remedial Action:Recall affected vehicles, check Engine Relay Unit and replace if not correct specification. .
Vehicle ID (VIN) : VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702
VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702
VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702
VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702
VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702
VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702
VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702
VF7******67002101 to VF7******45299702



Reference: R/2009/121
Manufacturer Ref:MBW
ModelC6 with DT17 Engine
Launch Date:22/10/2009
Numbers Involved:676
Build Start Date:06/10/2004
Build End Date:04/05/2007
Concern:BRAKE PERFORMANCE MAY BE AFFECTED
Description:Residual low pressure persists in the power braking vacuum circuit which may result in the loss of power assistance when braking.
Remedial Action:Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to make modifications to the vacum circuit to fit a calibrated air vent in the vacuum circuit.
Vehicle ID (VIN) : VF7******78000001 to VF7******78015662



Reference: R/2011/280
Manufacturer Ref:MLL
ModelC6 (+C5 ) 3.0 HDi
Launch Date:05/07/2011
Numbers Involved:153
Build Start Date:22/04/2009
Build End Date:05/04/2011
Concern:ENGINE MAY STALL
Description:It is possible for the engine to stall due to incorrect reading of oil levels during harsh and prolonged braking.
Remedial Action:Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to download new software to the engine ECU.
Vehicle ID (VIN) : VF7******9l526351 to VF7******BL519350

Please note: these are abridged details for information only.

You can search for any Vehicle Safety re-call by Manufacturer, date etc. here - Click Here -

This is the recall procedure provided by my local Citroen dealer.

Citroen add the details to the dealers Lexia system so all garages get notified of the recall and when a car is hooked up for servicing it auto flags that the re-call work is required.

Citroen also mail all the original owners giving notice of the recall

Any cars that have been sold on, then the subsequent owners will be notified via the DVLA records, but that could take some time.
So if your not the original car purchaser, contact your dealer to see if the car is subject to any of the above recalls if your concerned and want the work done sooner, rather than later


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FAQ Posted by Dave-Retired
Info Created: 14 October 2009
Last Updated: 30 January 2014
 
Is my Citroen C6 subject to a 'Safety' or other recall jacktherev 25 Nov : 08:49
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I would like to check please.

Is my Citroen C6 subject to a 'Safety' or other recall C6Dave 25 Nov : 09:18
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Once you have registered with Citroën Recalls - Click Here - it will allow Citroën to contact you, the customer directly and on a quarterly basis notify you where relevant on any outstanding recalls, Safety or 'Quality'.


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