Published on August 22nd, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Citroen and Peugeot Recall 22 Models In Selected Regions
PSA Group (Citroen, Opel, Peugeot) Recall On Timing Belts In Europe
Vehicle recall has become a common issue plaguing all brands, including the super reliable brands and also the luxury high end hand built vehicles. Part of the problem comes from third party component suppliers and technology suppliers who probably over promise on their product or have further forth party suppliers who have not followed their strict guidelines.
The worlds most famous vehicle recall has to be the Takata airbag recall which affected million across the globe as the Takata airbag company was the world biggest provider.
Then more recently we have seen electric vehicles like Tesla and the Chevy Bolt getting recalled for battery and parts issues.
Now comes news that the PSA Groupe of vehicles are being recalled in Europe, for now for timing belt issue. This sounds more like a supplier issue, but when you read the report in the next paragraph it comes across as an engineering issue that started from the engine design.
French and European authorities are currently reporting various timing belt problems with several PSA Group models.
Update: We have already informed about the recall with the internal code “HLT” for Citroën C3 Picasso and Citroën C4 produced between 2013 and 2017. The defect may occur with 46,887 vehicles equipped with supercharged “EB” petrol engines.
A spokeswoman for the Groupe PSA Deutschland confirmed to kfz-rueckrufe.de that “chemical processes in the engine oil could affect the vehicles’ timing belt” and a functional failure of various components cannot be ruled out. In particular, the brake booster is involved, as in the case of previous PSA recalls under the codes “HFC” (Citroën/DS) and “JZR” (Peugeot). This problem affects more than half a million cars.
According to the French authorities and the EU Rapex system, Citroën Berlingo, C3 Picasso, C4 Cactus, C4 Picasso, C4, C-Elysée and Spacetourer/Jumpy, as well as DS3 and DS5, are at risk of sudden engine failure.
The same applies to the Peugeot 208, 2008, 3008, 301, 308, 5008, 508, Partner, Traveller and Expert. The announcements give various production dates between May 2014 and August 2018. Opel is also mentioned in the official material.