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Celia Fraser, Hertfordshire

Citroen C4

The engine overheating light is coming on what shall I do

Submitted: 23/10/2014 20:46:31 | ID: 105026

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Jon, Devon

Citroen C4

I have a smell of petrol coming in to cab of car, but only when fuel tank in half full or less. I have replaced the vapour recovery tank but still get smell. When driving no smell of fuel smell. Also smells near front wheel arch where vapour tank is. Hope someone will be able to help. Thanks.

Submitted: 17/10/2014 21:24:04 | ID: 104788

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Naz, West Midlands

Citroen C4

HiI have a problem with my car, when I try to start it the key clicks but it won`t start, after a few attempts it does. Can you tell me what the problem is, as it`s worrying me now?

Submitted: 06/10/2014 09:43:46 | ID: 104131

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Louise, Dublin

Citroen C4

Hi, could anyone give me any advice? I am at my wits end with my Citroen C4 2006. I have had nothing but trouble since May with various issues. I've just got my car back today after it being at the mechanics for a month and now I have another problem. Once starting my car my steering is locking, if the car starts to drive then the steering will come back as normal. I'm so worried in case the steering locks when I am driving the car as it is very difficult for me to even turn it slightly. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thank you in advance.

Submitted: 06/10/2014 00:57:59 | ID: 104123

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Sam, Surrey

Citroen C4

I currently have some problems with car Citroen C4 1.6 HDi (diesel) (1) My radiator/engine cooling fan working intermittently (2) engine temperature gauge would suddenly go up from three bars all the way up and flashes STOP with three beeps (3) When engine starts gets a message that "Risk of Filter blocking" (I do motorway driving so DPF should not be an issue?) (4) I have pool of diesel around injectors. (5) my service light is constantly on even though car as been serviced. I know this is a lot for one car. I have been to the garage they don't know what's wrong because physically car not over heating (no smoke/vapour from engine) and computer isn't reporting anything (I wonder the types of mechanic these days who can't fix a car if computer is not telling with any codes). Two of the injectors have been replaced. Temperature sensor changed twice. Fan resistor changed. I was told may be electrical issue well known of French cars. Any help?

Submitted: 01/10/2014 14:39:42 | ID: 103899

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Blair, Australia

Citroen C4

Each time I use the wiper washer a damp smell comes into the cabin through the vents. I haven't noticed any damp carpet inside the cabin so cant figure out what it is. Any ideas? Its a C4 B7 e Hdi.

Submitted: 01/10/2014 10:40:21 | ID: 103890

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STEVE BURKE, Essex

Citroen C4

How do I reset kmh to mph? What do I press to set this? Cheers

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Press the menu button use the up down or side to side arrows when in the menu function. until you see litre or mpg flashing on the screen. When on MPG press the menu button and this will put the car back to MPH. Sounds silly to change the litre or mpg, but this changes between KPH and MPH. Lots of info on how to do this on net. You will need to reset other things on the menu as well as the above, like language etc. hope this helps. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Submitted: 25/09/2014 10:50:00 | ID: 103615

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dennis, Essex

Citroen C4

I have extremely fierce brakes at low speed?

Submitted: 24/09/2014 11:25:15 | ID: 103557

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phil korwin, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4

My headlights sometimes don't come on at night when I unlock my car, I have to lock the car and then unlock the car to make them come on

Submitted: 22/09/2014 17:15:22 | ID: 103456

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David graham, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C4

Ive had some trouble with my keys so decided to get a new one however when the chap was trying to program it to the car it kept coming up key learn error ECU locked, any ideas?

Submitted: 05/09/2014 19:25:34 | ID: 102668

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robert s carter, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

what is the correct tourqe for the wheelnuts to tighten c4 sx 07 model.

Submitted: 05/09/2014 04:51:30 | ID: 102625

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Len, South Africa

Citroen C4

My 2007 C4 1.6i petrol suddenly won`t start. Monday I went to work and back and Tuesday morning I could not start it. Battery is fully charged (1 year old). When turning the key to start, the engine is turning but won`t start. I tried to jump start it with my wife's car but the same story. It won`t even do a 'running' start off if towed. Central locking is working and headlights are bright. The central display on top of the dashboard (grey area) where speed, etc is displayed goes totally blank after the car is switched on. I replaced the battery terminals but no luck. This is the first time this happened since I cleaned the battery and terminals that were badly corroded a couple of months ago. One thing though is after the cleaning the language turned to French and no menu functions work to reset language, time, etc since then. Now it displays an INFO message"MODE ECONOMIE ACTIF '. I stay on a smallholding and am stranded as the closest Auto shop is about 15KM away. Any one with a suggestion?

Submitted: 03/09/2014 10:19:29 | ID: 102547

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Ram, Greater London

Citroen C4

I have a antipollution warning come up and the engine light is on. Can any one tell me what the problem is.

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I had same problem with my c4 i bough a diagnostic scanner off ebay instead of a garage doing it and it came up as code 301 i think it was and it was cylinder 1 misfire i changed the spark plugs and all being ok since i recomend getting a diagnistic scan done. mark from Yorkshire

I had same problem with my c4 i bough a diagnostic scanner off ebay instead of a garage doing it and it came up as code 301 i think it was and it was cylinder 1 misfire i changed the spark plugs and all being ok since i recomend getting a diagnistic scan done. mark from Yorkshire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 14:34:37 | ID: 102154

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Geraldine, County Antrim

Citroen C4

Hi I get a squeaky noise every time I take foot off accelarator but only last for 10min do you know what is causing this as it is so annoying thank you

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Had this problem myself, It squeaks like an old rusty spring or two bits of metal rubbing together. It normally lasts until the car gets warm (well mine did). The problem is the flexible joint between the CAT and the rest of the exhaust, if worn it moves when the engine rocks when being revved when the engine is cold. It needs a new seal fitted they only cost four or five pounds to purchase, but the fitting is not easy, you need a ramp and is still awkward. You need a mechanic or an exhaust specialist to change it. Probably cost about an hours labour. This fixed my problem on a 2006 C4 1600 petrol. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Had this problem myself, It squeaks like an old rusty spring or two bits of metal rubbing together. It normally lasts until the car gets warm (well mine did). The problem is the flexible joint between the CAT and the rest of the exhaust, if worn it moves when the engine rocks when being revved when the engine is cold. It needs a new seal fitted they only cost four or five pounds to purchase, but the fitting is not easy, you need a ramp and is still awkward. You need a mechanic or an exhaust specialist to change it. Probably cost about an hours labour. This fixed my problem on a 2006 C4 1600 petrol. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Submitted: 25/08/2014 16:44:38 | ID: 102102

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liz, Torfaen

Citroen C4

Hi I bought the car a month ago and it died 3 days after purchase. It has since been back to the garage and has had a lot of work done, under warranty thank god, but I still have the error, automatic headlight adjustment faulty. Is this an easy cheap fix or do I need to try and go back through the warranty?

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I had this problem until my egr valve was replaced on engine, i dont know if it is linked at all because i had several faults before it was replaced and now its working sweet David graham from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 20/08/2014 23:53:28 | ID: 101843

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shmuel, Israel

Citroen C4

The engine turns off while driving, and not turned back on

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 23:55:26 | ID: 101047

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Ronald, Fife

Citroen C4

Hi, I have had this car for 2 years now, I have roofbars from previous car that I can use, but I need to know the size of bolts -thread size for the 4 fix points on the roof. I know it is not M6 as I have checked these. Could you please advise, correct bolt thread size to use? Many thanks Ron

Submitted: 06/08/2014 15:54:12 | ID: 101024

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Lynne Campbell, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

Got in the car put in key to start engine and Nothing completely dead so bump started it but soon as turned off again dead please can you help .

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire steve from Derbyshire

I had same problem, turned out to be a common fault with Solenoid cap blowing the starter fuse in position 8 under the bonnet. Turns out you can't replace just that so had to pay for a new starter motor at a cost of £150, however I have the continuing saga of Polish language on the displays & KM rather than MPH which is apparently a radio fault! Julia from Merseyside

I had same problem, turned out to be a common fault with Solenoid cap blowing the starter fuse in position 8 under the bonnet. Turns out you can't replace just that so had to pay for a new starter motor at a cost of £150, however I have the continuing saga of Polish language on the displays & KM rather than MPH which is apparently a radio fault! Julia from Merseyside

Submitted: 06/08/2014 13:07:17 | ID: 101015

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Richard, Lebanon

Citroen C4

Hi, I just bought my C4 and the language of the computer was set to french. I got someone to translate and help me through the settings but when I finally found it, it asked for the setup CD or something around that description. There is a CD that came with the car, tried it but it spat it out and asked again for a CD. Is there some way to override this or do I have to order a different CD? Please help, this is important cause I'm hopeless when it comes to french. Thank you in advance.

Submitted: 02/08/2014 18:39:45 | ID: 100780

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Andrew Hall, Devon

Citroen C4

Hi, filled my car up today but the fuel gauge does not register the car as full any ideas

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2008 c4 fuel gauge showing one bar flashing when tank is half full. john lynch from Ireland

2008 c4 fuel gauge showing one bar flashing when tank is half full. john lynch from Ireland

Submitted: 25/07/2014 22:05:49 | ID: 100354

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Adrian Neal, South Africa

Citroen C4

My Citroen will randomly cut out when I come to a stop street or robot. It will start normally quite easily but wont idle very well and need to rev it a little. I have cleaned the mass air flow sensor. The car other than that runs very well and fuel consumption is excellent. It is an intermittent fault. I ran a diagnostics and came up with a P0106 power train fault. If you read on line it is not very specific and I don't want to replace half the motor. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 24/07/2014 19:47:48 | ID: 100301

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David graham, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C4

When i am driving at low speeds at around 1800-2000rpm there is a judder and stutter with the engine feels like its going to drop or stall any ideas what it might be?

Submitted: 22/07/2014 23:18:19 | ID: 100181

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sarah baldock, Hampshire

Citroen C4

We have a citroen c4 cool 2007. 3dr. The rear centre seat belt has jammed and cant pull out at all, just wont budge!! What to do to fix it??

Submitted: 21/07/2014 21:29:25 | ID: 100123

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Darren, Blaenau Gwent

Citroen C4

My power steering has stopped working, I have had the work shop do a diagnostics test on it and can't not find any error codes or problems of any sort. I am now totally lost and not sure where to turn next if there is anyone that might have had the same problem and have some idea how to fix I would be greatful. I have read many forums and notice this problem is not uncommon with the citroen c4 coupes. Hope someone can shed some light on this massive headache.

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Hi Darren, I had the same problem on my C4 hatchback. I read many different possible faults, but I bit the bullet and replaced the electro-hydraulic power steering pump. Problem solved, R8500 later. Degert from South Africa

Hi Darren, I had the same problem on my C4 hatchback. I read many different possible faults, but I bit the bullet and replaced the electro-hydraulic power steering pump. Problem solved, R8500 later. Degert from South Africa

Thanks, I took a chance and changed it and problem solved many thanks for coming back to me. Darren from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 21/07/2014 20:36:18 | ID: 100112

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Andreas Tsiourtis, Cyprus

Citroen C4

My engine cuts out at high altitude. Can anybody suggest why please?

Submitted: 20/07/2014 19:38:04 | ID: 100058

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Kyle Thompson, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C4

My car currently vibrates at 70mph and vibrates violently when braking at around this speed. My car is new from september 2013 and according to the garage its brake pads and discs had warped and was classed as out of warranty on this occasion as the car was 10 month old. Problem was fixed or so i thought. My local dealership now has the car back and have had it three days and have had no resolution to the problem. Has anyone else had this problem and what could be a fix for it as my local dealership are completely stumped.

Submitted: 17/07/2014 17:11:17 | ID: 99868

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Andreas Tsiourtis, Cyprus

Citroen C4

At high altitude the engine cuts out? It's a 1.6 petrol engine.

Submitted: 16/07/2014 21:45:58 | ID: 99818

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Lindy Schafer, South Africa

Citroen C4

Hi. I have a 2005 C4 1.6 HDI and the car won't start. The motor turns but won't take. Water in the diesel filter came up on the display and we emptied it but it still won't start. Any ideas?

Submitted: 14/07/2014 05:50:38 | ID: 99629

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Robert torley, City of Glasgow

Citroen C4

Hi, I recently got the o/s track rod end changed, but after it was done I tuned a corner and the steering wheel never returned to centre. It is electric power steering and I was wondering if there is a procedure to reset this?

Submitted: 13/07/2014 19:28:53 | ID: 99600

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Roxsana, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4

Hi, basically my problem started after three weeks of purchasing a C4 Cool 2007. My battery goes. Then straight after jump starting the car the digital speedometre is giving me wrong speeds while I am driving.? Can anyone explain as to why that's happened?..

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The speedo is set to kph instead of mph. If you go into settings you can change it back, it`s in with time, date and all that. I would go and check for you but mine is stranded in town, dead in the water... Mark from Powys

Submitted: 12/07/2014 04:15:04 | ID: 99492

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John, Stockton-on-Tees

Citroen C4

i have a problem with gearbox, I have found a cheaper one but is from 1.6 petrol. Is it compatible with my 1.4 or I need to get one from 1.4 also? please any advise will be much appreciated. Thanks

Submitted: 07/07/2014 22:31:42 | ID: 99191

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corey, Australia

Citroen C4

hello all i just purchased a 2007 Citroen c4 and unfortunately the radio stereo isnt working it has the cd stacker in the centre console and the head unit on the dash is there a way to reboot them or fix this problem and also is there a trick to reset the mileage travelled please help me

Submitted: 07/07/2014 02:08:19 | ID: 99105

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g holt, Shropshire

Citroen C4

Got a Piccaso plain C4 and you can hear the valve clacking backwards and forwards when ticking over. It`s coming from the closet valve. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 27/06/2014 11:34:08 | ID: 98547

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g holt, Shropshire

Citroen C4

Clicking noise from dooset valve, any ideas please?

Submitted: 27/06/2014 11:26:25 | ID: 98546

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Allan, Australia

Citroen C4

Hi, my 2011 Citroen e HDI 1.6 Diesel with the electronic gearbox and 85000kms on the clock is really great to drive except when in a slow line of traffic (really slow/stop start sort of thing) the vehicle has an abrupt action when you take your foot off of the accelerator to slow down. Feels like load suddenly being released from the clutch plate. It is very annoying especially when in a really slow line of traffic. Also noticeable when driving down a mountain road and having to take foot off of accelerator to control speed. Is this normal as I am sure it did not do it until the last few months?

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Hi, I have a 2009 16. HDi, EGS, which sometimes exhibits similar jerkiness. It seems to be a 'learned' behaviour in the throttle position sensor. I tried a reset procedure which I use with my auto BMW, and this seems to resolve the issue for me. Procedure is as follows: 1. Insert key and turn it until all the dashboard lights are on. Keep your foot off the brake, so the car won't start. 2. With the key in this position, press the accelerator fully to the floor, and hold it there for 30 seconds. 3. Release the accelerator, and leave it for a further 30 seconds. 4. Switch off the car, and leave for a few minutes for the reset to complete. Please let me know in this thread if this resolves your issue. Niall from Ireland

Submitted: 22/06/2014 08:23:07 | ID: 98215

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Dave, Dublin

Citroen C4

Hi, I have a problem with the Multifunction Display. The car has been lying up for about a year so the battery was completely dead. I replaced it with a new one and when I switched on the Ignition the Multifunction Display had reverted to the "Default" French Language. No matter how many times I bring up the menu and reconfigure the Language and other settings to English, every time I switch off the Ignition the Display reverts to French!!! The Manual says choose "Personalisation Configuration" but there is no option to select this in my car. Please can anybody offer me some advice. Dave.

Submitted: 15/06/2014 17:52:23 | ID: 97742

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Bongiwe, South Africa

Citroen C4

Why won't my car start in the morning we had a cold night?

Submitted: 10/06/2014 21:47:15 | ID: 97386

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Camilo Alberto Peña Batres, Guatemala

Citroen C4

I have this car for more than a Year, I have the error ''fault charge battery'' or something like that. The first time that I have this problem, the Citroen guys tell me that it was the battery so they bougth me a new one but the problem come back two months after that. Now the problem is constant any single day it give specially at the morning this fault, but If I disconect and reconect the batery it reset the fault at least almost times, but some times I conect another battery in paralell and after three turn on and off the fault disapear. Can you help me what could be the problem? What Kind the battery that they should sold me because I never see the original and now I think they sold me a wrong battery. Thank you.

Submitted: 09/06/2014 22:00:18 | ID: 97313

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savannah, Yorkshire

Citroen C4

My radio has all of a sudden stopped working, the display is still all lit up and the radio is tuned to the station just no volume. Tried turning car off and on again but still faced with the problem. Any suggestions?

Submitted: 08/06/2014 22:45:37 | ID: 97245

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jennie dennison, West Yorkshire

Citroen C4

I have just bought Citreon C4 1.6 and for some reason boot door and rear passenger drivers side door wont open, any suggestions please

Submitted: 08/06/2014 07:35:03 | ID: 97177

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