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Melanie, West Yorkshire

Citroen C1

Citroen C1 Vibe - 56 plate - 96000. The engine is making a loud, rattling sort of noise on first engaging and as disengaging the accelerator, in low revs. Nothing on tick over and the clutch doesn't have any influence. It burbles around town and is easy to stall, but there's no problem at higher speeds /revs and it sings along the motorway. I've seen this same issue appear in several forums, but no one successful answer to the problem! I Apart from the guy who just replaced the engine, which is what my garage suggested.... I'm pretty sure it's a well known C1 fault with the timing and maybe a new engine is a bit over the top!! Thanks for any advice :-)

Submitted: 13/08/2016 04:05:09 | ID: 134316

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Charlotte, South Yorkshire

Citroen C1

My C1 is a 12 plate that I purchased a year ago with full service history. As I was driving to work this morning i experienced something odd which has happened once before around 6 months ago. As I am cruising along about 35-40mph each time the car appears to stall. No warning, no noise, I just look down and the engine is off. It is very odd. As the car continues to cruise with the engine off I simply turn the key and the car starts and continues as normal. I recently had it serviced around 2 months ago and it passed with flying colours. I don't understand what is happening or why. Any answers?

Submitted: 11/08/2016 11:19:27 | ID: 134281

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david, Devon

Citroen C1

My 55 registered Picasso will only start on the clutch when engine very hot. It starts on the key on all other occasions.

Submitted: 07/08/2016 14:03:39 | ID: 134174

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Jill, City of Derby

Citroen C1

I have an automatic and when I press the acellorator it beeps, not all the time but it seems to struggle could it be the clutch? Any ideas anyone please.

Submitted: 26/07/2016 22:39:26 | ID: 133871

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Loraine, Middlesex

Citroen C1

Is there a time delay on heating when you turn it on.

Submitted: 22/06/2016 10:31:43 | ID: 132874

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Patricia Park, Aberdeenshire

Citroen C1

My cd/radio player in car hasn't got much volume have to put it up to 34 to get a decent volume

Submitted: 02/06/2016 19:39:55 | ID: 132304

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Marc, Sweden

Citroen C1

I am due to import a C1 from the EU (Sweden) as we are moving back, and am enquiring about suitability to change the following to UK specifications for getting a Certificate of Conformity from the VOC: Lights to dip left Switching Rear Fog light to right hand side having a MPH and KPH dual facia for the speedometer. Is this possible, and more important what is the ballpark cost of doing something like this?

Submitted: 25/05/2016 16:03:00 | ID: 132024

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Lj, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C1

The key will not unlock the petrol cap

Submitted: 21/05/2016 15:57:45 | ID: 131824

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beatles46@ hotmail.co.uk, Oxfordshire

Citroen C1

What grade oil goes in the engin on the c1

Submitted: 17/05/2016 22:56:30 | ID: 131642

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Richard, Isle of Wight

Citroen C1

Hi,I have recently purchased a 2012 C1, and the daytime running lights don't work. I have changed the fuse and the handbook states you can enable or disable them by turning the side lights on and off 3 times when the ignition is on. I have tried this but still no joy. Can you tell me if there is something else I can check? Many thanks

Submitted: 12/05/2016 20:58:49 | ID: 131462

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Chrissie Stevens, Devon

Citroen C1

Can you tell me if I can include a date on the display as well as time. Thank you very much for your attention.

Submitted: 09/05/2016 11:28:15 | ID: 131332

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Mark, Lancashire

Citroen C1

When I open my drivers door the alarm goes off for about a minute then and I dunno why

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This happened to me a few weeks ago and I had left my lights on! As soon as I turned them off the beeping stopped. Jess from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 23/04/2016 09:34:26 | ID: 130717

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Jones and, Southampton

Citroen C1

How do you retract the aerial to go into the carwash

Submitted: 18/04/2016 21:46:18 | ID: 130563

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margaret, Ireland

Citroen C1

my car was making a strange noise on the way home yesterday.On trying to start it last evening it wouldn't start.It made a click and then nothing..all lights etc are working on dash...tried to jump start and still nothing. The manual door locks and boot are dodgy a while now...i'm wondering if its the same thing with the ignition???

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Margaret, I am more likely to suggest firstly that the earthing straps are checked, but have the starter motor looked at. There could be an electrical issue causing it but I not inclined to think that your doorlock issue is linked to the starting problem.. the strange noise sounds more like a mechanical problem developing and then failure of the starter. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 13/04/2016 10:23:15 | ID: 130329

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Miriam Samuelson, Austria

Citroen C1

How do I set the clock display forward?

Submitted: 03/04/2016 12:02:30 | ID: 129886

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Miriam Samuelson, Austria

Citroen C1

How do I set the clock forward one hour? (I have lost my owner's manual somewhow).

Submitted: 03/04/2016 12:00:59 | ID: 129885

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Terence, South Africa

Citroen C1

Hi, I have a crrrrrrrrrr sound coming from the engine compartment, could this be timing or..............?

Submitted: 28/03/2016 13:30:45 | ID: 129575

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EMILIA, Hampshire

Citroen C1

how much will cost change water pump v belt and roll for citroen c1 diesel

Submitted: 15/03/2016 13:28:14 | ID: 129042

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joan alexander, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C1

my citron clock has taken on life and time of its own and unable to adjust it to the correct time It is three years old. 2012 plate

Submitted: 11/03/2016 13:55:53 | ID: 128852

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John, Merseyside

Citroen C1

My rear windscreen wiper will not switch off . Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted: 01/03/2016 15:42:35 | ID: 128378

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sally banks, Kent

Citroen C1

Water seems to be leaking into the boot of my C1. I I dried it out and then since then it has been washed and has also been in the rain and there is no water coming in. after travelling though the towels i layed down were wet. It appears to be coming from the two what look like 'valves' (not sure what these are) which are each covered by a black cap. Firstly what are these for and could there be a leak coming from them?

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I too have the same problem and suspect it's coming from the same place as you. I think it's the top of the shock absorbers, my son is going to take a look tomorrow, so I'll let you know the outcome. I hope it is cos I've tried all the other solutions and yet my boot is so wet it's seeping into the back seat it's doing my head in! Nicola Hughes from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 27/01/2016 10:16:56 | ID: 126761

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Nicola, Cardiff

Citroen C1

My horn keeps going off randomly in my Citroen C1 hatchback car ( 2006 ) when I turn steering wheel right and left. I also notice that the ABS yellow warning light comes on when I turn the car on first thing in the morning but disappears when car the warms up. Please can you advise best course of action.

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Nicola, the horn issues sounds like you may have a shorting of the wires in the steering column or under the horn button... get someone to pop it off and have a look.. .. with the ABS light.. it should come on when you start up.. it checks its components for correct operation.. on some vehicles it can take a few minutes before it goes out.. others, it's pretty quick.. the important thing being.. it goes out!! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/01/2016 12:22:34 | ID: 125797

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graham brinkworth , Greater Manchester

Citroen C1

My car is letting in a lot of rainwater puddles in foot wells Please help

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Hi I read on another Forum it is the door seals that fail. Will from Essex

Submitted: 30/12/2015 10:28:21 | ID: 125308

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Cheryl Caldwell, Lancashire

Citroen C1

My daughters Citroen C1 horn goes off when the car is on full lock left and right . Please can you help? Many Thanks

Submitted: 28/12/2015 18:39:02 | ID: 125247

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Catherine Roberts, Darlington

Citroen C1

Hi, I've just bought this type of car and for some reason my Bluetooth keeps disconnecting. Does anyone know why or how to stop this from happening? Thanks

Submitted: 07/12/2015 21:28:47 | ID: 124452

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J, Hampshire

Citroen C1

I pressed the volume button twice on my sisters stereo and the volume wouldn't stop went up to max now it won't go down and won't change atall anyone had this problem or anyone that can help?? It's a 62 plate c1

Submitted: 30/11/2015 12:58:20 | ID: 124204

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Neil, Cardiff

Citroen C1

Just received (on lease) A C1 1.2 .The engine sounds just like its missing and throaty .Now I know its only got 3 cylinders but it feels rough as hell to me. We did test a 1.0 before we got this and it was very smooth compared to this. You can hear a "burble" from the exhaust .It reminds me of a 1970s wartburg (slight exaggeration mind).If it had 4 cylinders I would have said one was missing a bit, If you know what I mean.Can anyone shed any light on this ?Is this how they are,normal?

Submitted: 18/11/2015 22:39:50 | ID: 123681

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Jade, Hertfordshire

Citroen C1

My boot won't open it worked before and haven't opened it for a while I press the button down and won't open what could it be Citroen c1

Submitted: 03/11/2015 13:40:53 | ID: 123072

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Karen, South Africa

Citroen C1

Hi. Every time I push in the clutch it makes a sound like air escaping. Do I need to replace the clutch or is there a setting on the clutch that can be set? Thank you

Submitted: 03/11/2015 10:25:00 | ID: 123054

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anthony, Lancashire

Citroen C1

had a head gasket replace 2 weeks ago and the car was running fine then sunday on my way home the stop light came on and the engine cut out and now wont start . when you turn it over it go to start why the starter moter engaged when you let go of key cut back out . as it cut out you can hear air filter suck a load of air. hade it scanned but no codes pressant but throttle position is at 10

Submitted: 27/10/2015 20:34:32 | ID: 122797

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Patricia Mary Barrett, Staffordshire

Citroen C1

How to change the clock?

Submitted: 24/10/2015 13:52:03 | ID: 122664

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William wade, Devon

Citroen C1

At low speeds the brake pedal turns the radio off for a split second then it turns on again, anyone know why?

Submitted: 08/10/2015 17:45:46 | ID: 122079

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Lisa, Greater Manchester

Citroen C1

My 'anti-pollution' light has come on. Can anybody please tell me what might be wrong with my car?

Submitted: 06/10/2015 07:54:29 | ID: 122032

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Anne Webster, Midlothian

Citroen C1

how do I turn on full beam headlights please?

Submitted: 04/10/2015 15:49:14 | ID: 121962

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Lynda Wharton, Greater Manchester

Citroen C1

I can't locate the light in the boot, could you please tell me if there is a light and if so where it is ?

Submitted: 19/09/2015 21:49:45 | ID: 121379

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Graham, Cheshire

Citroen C1

Hello, My car has started to make a loud whirring / fan noise about 10 minutes into driving. The best way to describe to sound is its like water running through a pipe in a wall. This sound will happen for about 10 seconds or until I rev the engine. Other than that the drive / performance is fine. However I am worried that this could be a sign that the water pump is going? It is not a continuous noise - and my journey to / from work is only around 6/7 miles. My question has any one had a similar experience / noise? Is my car safe to carry on using until I can get it to a garage / or am I making it worse by driving it. (oil / water / other fluid levels are all fine) Thanks, Graham

Submitted: 09/09/2015 08:28:55 | ID: 120949

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Susan, Bristol

Citroen C1

A message appears on my dash saying - economy mode. What does this mean

Submitted: 31/08/2015 22:06:21 | ID: 120602

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Vicki, Essex

Citroen C1

Hi this is going to sound really silly but I just got a citreon c1 for my first car I read the manual but I can't figure out how to turn the volume up and down on the radio the manual says it's on the steering wheel but I can't find it. And also I'm not sure if it's because I learnt in a diseal so the clutch is different but I struggle moving off from on a hill is it the car or do I just need to get used to the clutch any advice lol thanks

Submitted: 27/08/2015 23:49:05 | ID: 120440

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Peter Ibbetson, Kent

Citroen C1

Have had the car for about 6 weeks. The engine has a rattle when going up hills. The rattle disappears on the straight or at higher speeds. I got the garage to check but they said it was fine- just a 'generic' noise, possibly due to valves in fuel system.The rattle was a tinny sounds similar to 'pinking' but premium grade fuel made no difference. It only does it in 2nd or 3rd under load, like going up a hill. Any ideas?

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Hi there, this is nothing to worry about. The car only has 3 cylinders, hence why it is a little noisy under strain. I have had my C1 for 3 months and covered 4000 miles, taking it up to 34000. I have just had a major (2 year) service done at Halfords and was told that the car is in mint condition - so it is nothing to worry about! Jay from Warwickshire

Hi there, this is nothing to worry about. The car only has 3 cylinders, hence why it is a little noisy under strain. I have had my C1 for 3 months and covered 4000 miles, taking it up to 34000. I have just had a major (2 year) service done at Halfords and was told that the car is in mint condition - so it is nothing to worry about! Jay from Warwickshire

Submitted: 22/08/2015 14:53:26 | ID: 120169

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danny, Armagh

Citroen C1

hi my radio does not work when the engine is of how do I fix this

Submitted: 21/08/2015 11:01:57 | ID: 120115

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