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Ben, Leicestershire

Citroen C4

I can't get no airflowfrom the air vents. Cold or hot???

Submitted: 15/02/2017 18:41:26 | ID: 138950

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Maricus van Zyl, Namibia

Citroen C4

My citroen has been fine for a couple of days and all of a sudden the speedometer died and it showed 3 half zeros and the car has no power. I tried putting the battery poles on each other, it has worked last time. what can be the problem with the speedometer fails and power loss?

Submitted: 08/02/2017 19:02:03 | ID: 138804

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Tony, West Midlands

Citroen C4

Has misfire only when hot fan comes on with ignition not the plugs notch coil pack good compression not injector need help misfire only comes on cylinder 3

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Have you tried swapping the spark plug and coil pack from cylinder 3 with the same from one of the cylinders that fire OK to see if the misfire moves to the cylinder that now has the plug and pack from cylinder 3? If the misfire stays on cylinder 3 I'd be looking at the valves or the injector. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 05/02/2017 20:47:34 | ID: 138720

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dianne howard-stone, Fife

Citroen C4

I have recetly bought my car, but the radio will not work,it tries to find stations but but cant.it has a new arial but will pick up local travel reports, then nothing, everything goes blank. The c d player works. I have had a surggestion that im not sure f it's right? Could the reason my radio doesn't work because it might have an earting fault on the arial? Does anybody have any other reason? Do i need a new stereo?

Submitted: 27/01/2017 23:17:02 | ID: 138453

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Lune, South Africa

Citroen C4

Good day. I have a citroen c4 3 door. 1.6 start this morning with no problems. Dropet the kids at school and on the way back the wiper came on, so i tried to switch it of. And then i relized that the ligths and radio everything is dead. So i stoped and switch of the car. Now it would not start. The dash ligths goes on and it cranks but would not start. Any suggestion on what it could be

Submitted: 12/01/2017 07:47:33 | ID: 138034

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Phil, East Sussex

Citroen C4

Hi, My Brake warning alert came up on the dashboard saying "break failure stop" and when this happened the electric windows would not work and the electronic dash display pretty much went but all warning lights came on. I have had the brakes checked and they are fine but now it appears I have a computer issue as windows sometimes work and sometimes not and the dash is still all over the place with warning lights (all of them) staying on all the time. Any ideas or comments welcome please? Thanks all. Phil.

Submitted: 10/01/2017 13:00:31 | ID: 137995

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Robert, Gloucestershire

Citroen C4

Hi All. Further to my earlier post sent this morning, on my way to work this morning my car faltered a number of times and then in the middle of a long dark road just went into limp mode.. managed to get it off the road..It started again a few minutes later..and got me to work no problem.when I got home, stationary I reved the engine in neutral and held it at 3000 rpm, sounded good for a wee while then the revs dipped and then returned to 3000 rpm, it did this a number of times..frustrating as I have no idea what the propblem is..

Submitted: 09/01/2017 18:43:57 | ID: 137973

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John Leedham, South Yorkshire

Citroen C4

Started my motor this morning, all ok. Went back to it 15 minutes later and nothing. Remote would not opening car had to do it manually . Put key in and nothing no lights or anything totally dead

Submitted: 09/01/2017 12:50:41 | ID: 137962

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Robert, Gloucestershire

Citroen C4

I have a c4 2 ltr exclusive 2005.. 75,000 on the clock.. sometimes during the first 15 or so minutes of driving the car will falter, like it is missing, if the fan is running it will stop then start again, this is worrying yet not warning comes up on the dash..sometimes it will not do it but is happening a little more frequently lately..Any ideas please..

Submitted: 09/01/2017 04:55:19 | ID: 137954

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Jamie Hook, Lincolnshire

Citroen C4

Hi having a problem with overheating on my citron c4 vtr 1600 petrol it keeps telling me that it's overheating but it's not as far as the engine.. seems cool.. just had sensor changed and housing unit and after 4 days of it being ok now it's just come back on saying engine too hot stop!!! Can anyone give me any advice on this???

Submitted: 02/01/2017 13:35:00 | ID: 137730

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William Shakespeare, Flintshire

Citroen C4

My car's engine warning light came on together with the word stop in red. I stopped and turned off the engine. After a few minutes I tried the starter but this did not work. The AA got me home and delivered the car to my Citroen service dealer whom because of the Christmas Holiday period have not yet resolved the problem. They suggest that it might be a fuel filter blockage problem, but would this also prevent the starter from working. Bill Shakespeare

Submitted: 31/12/2016 11:09:51 | ID: 137694

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David R, Cheshire

Citroen C4

How do I get the engine temperature gauge to show on the dashboard? I have no indication of the running temperature of my C4 VTR. I would feel safer knowing my car wasn't in danger of overheating. Thanks. David R

Submitted: 28/12/2016 16:35:09 | ID: 137650

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Tony Bell, West Midlands

Citroen C4

service light comes on at odd times for 1 or 2 seconds this can happen days apart or week apart

Submitted: 25/12/2016 13:58:16 | ID: 137584

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terence paul shreeves, Lincolnshire

Citroen C4

I bought the car new in June 2015 it was supplied without a spare wheel will a standard 16 inch steel wheel fit in the boot or do I need a space saver wheel

Submitted: 12/12/2016 20:05:43 | ID: 137345

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Simon Clegg, South Africa

Citroen C4

HI I have a C4 2010 1.6 petrol turbo, after changing the thermostat housing ( which is different from the original - extra wiring required ) the STOP ENGINE TOO HOT will not clear. Nor will the temp gauge on the dash stop flashing. Any advise ??

Submitted: 01/12/2016 19:08:52 | ID: 137086

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Brian Trail, Perth and Kinross

Citroen C4

Rear offside door locks after opening first time having to relock and unlock with key

Submitted: 29/11/2016 23:51:18 | ID: 137051

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Malcolm Chalk, Yorkshire

Citroen C4

This car has the electronic gearbox the gearshift lever does not appear to have illumination is this the case?

Submitted: 27/11/2016 19:46:26 | ID: 137005

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john martin, Bristol

Citroen C4

my car will sometimes not start .when this happens i lose all dashboard info .miles changes to kilometres time and date goes. normally shows 2003 when this happens. used the car 4 times yesterday no problem with starting. have checked battery alternator starting motor etc.

Submitted: 27/11/2016 15:38:52 | ID: 137000

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john martin, Bristol

Citroen C4

the car will sometimes not start when i turn the key it makes a sound like the battery is flat but i have had battery alternator starting motor checked when the car will not start it sets speedo back to factory settings time goes date goes back to 2003 speedo changes from miles to kilometeres thefault is intermittent yesterday i used the car no problem started 4 times

Submitted: 27/11/2016 10:08:51 | ID: 136992

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DILIP, South Africa

Citroen C4

Hi I have a problem of "P0087 fuel rail pressure low", took the car to dealer who told me that fuel pump needed to be replace. but I am still driving the car 220km everyday, it gives me problem in the morning and specially on the uphill but then I stop the car and restart it after that I drive the car for 200km with no problem. please advice .. Reg

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You may have an air leak in the fuel system. If you have a primer lever or button try priming the fuel system before you try the first start of the day. If the engine starts OK after priming you need to find the air leaks and fix them eg leaking pipes or gaskets or O rings on the filter or the pump.. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/10/2016 13:37:48 | ID: 136235

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Collin verwey, South Africa

Citroen C4

Hi all. My daughets c4 had a smallish bumper bash. The vehicle has been in workshop since june (6 mnths) and cannot find a new steering pump any were. Is it replacable with something else Peugeot/citreon Rsa has not been of any help

Submitted: 24/10/2016 13:56:45 | ID: 136205

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paul shaw, County Antrim

Citroen C4

Car overheated......now it won't start.....does it have a cut off switch.....what can I check to restart....

Submitted: 14/10/2016 20:34:24 | ID: 135955

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Michael Brophy, Australia

Citroen C4

My coolant alarm comes on and the fan runs at full speed just after I have started the car from cold and move off. This only happens intermittently. The first time it happened I checked the coolant level which seemed borderline low so I adjusted it to the recommended level. When the alarm goes off, switching off the motor for a few minutes and restarting 'fixes' the problem for up to a week before it goes off again. A Citroen dealer is 2 and 1/2 hours away. I have the car serviced at the recommended intervals by my local mechanic. Is the problem caused by the first alarm not being cleared in the engine management system or is it a coolant sensor problem, temperature or level? Any advice would be welcomed.

Submitted: 14/10/2016 07:36:18 | ID: 135939

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noni, South Africa

Citroen C4

hellow. i cant open my boot and my remote can not wofk on a car ,what must i do ?

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Mine did the same, turned out that the wires at the top (there covered by a black pipe) had come loose. If it isn't this then it will be the remote trigger inside or could even be that the lock just needs turning on the door so that it clips and releases when needed to be open. Hope it helps Laura from Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/10/2016 13:46:43 | ID: 135862

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Craig Raine, Durham

Citroen C4

I have a C4 citron and the third injector or second injector which we will count them doesn't seem to be firing is there a problem with the fuses I would be an injector problem or electric fault

Submitted: 18/09/2016 20:38:45 | ID: 135275

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Matt, Merseyside

Citroen C4

My service light has come on and on my dash it says engine fault, repair needed. Does anybody know what is wrong with it? The car is lacking in power due to the service light coming on. Sometimes it wont come on for a couple of miles and then beep and light up again.

Submitted: 06/09/2016 16:10:36 | ID: 134965

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klaus, South Lanarkshire

Citroen C4

was driving went to slow down put foot on brake and nothing happened auto matic hanh brake came on brake light came on and esp says its faulty .there is no visable leaks anywhere what could be wrong

Submitted: 04/09/2016 13:06:07 | ID: 134908

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mustopher, Zambia

Citroen C4

I.have a citroen c4 2007 model petrol and 1.6ltr.whenever it's in gear one it will move just a bit and changes into two then immediately into 3 and the pedal will stop responding. it will.move in three but on idling.tried to put in manual but won't respond. please assist for we so.not have a citroen dealer in my country.

Submitted: 26/08/2016 15:41:07 | ID: 134668

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john ellis, Warrington

Citroen C4

Hi my anti pollution light has come on in my car, it has come on a while back but disappeared has anyone had this issue before?

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Hi John I had the same problem anti pollution light on for a while then off again, eventually around 4 weeks ago the engine cooler started making a loud noise and didn't stop for about 3 minutes after engine was turned off. During this period the pollution light did not come on again. So happens the MOT was due and I also had a full service completed , the mechanic said they had done a small adjustment and since then coolant noise has stopped and no pollution light. Hope this has helped as I bought the car 12 months ago and had 12 months of not enjoying driving but since service so much better. Showroom gave me form saying it had a service but obviously not. 58 number plate Brian from Greater Manchester

Hi John I had the same problem anti pollution light on for a while then off again, eventually around 4 weeks ago the engine cooler started making a loud noise and didn't stop for about 3 minutes after engine was turned off. During this period the pollution light did not come on again. So happens the MOT was due and I also had a full service completed , the mechanic said they had done a small adjustment and since then coolant noise has stopped and no pollution light. Hope this has helped as I bought the car 12 months ago and had 12 months of not enjoying driving but since service so much better. Showroom gave me form saying it had a service but obviously not. 58 number plate Brian from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 24/08/2016 11:36:35 | ID: 134611

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Rebecca, West Yorkshire

Citroen C4

Hi I have a 1.6 d 5 door hatch back c4 For some reason first my boot wont open and doesnt make the noise it did when working iv changed the lock but still no joy also it no longer picks up.when my boot is open or closed on my centre dash and my top break light on the boot window no longer works then my car now flashes up stop engine temp too high after so long driving but then goes off again once im driving and air gets through it but it also seems to happen if I use my I have replaced both sensors and the fan and motor it stopped for few days but now doing it again the car its self runs fine when itACoing this its also notitsnotAter/oil level related any ideas? And I had to take my reverse light out because it was coming on when I was driving any ideas welcome

Submitted: 18/08/2016 00:20:41 | ID: 134432

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Andrew Martin , Stirling

Citroen C4

When the vehicles is at a normal temperature and you come to a halt and the revs are low the warning "stop engine oil pressure low". I've changed the oil and filter and changed the oil pressure switch but the warning still comes on. There does seem to be a oil leak on the timing belt side which may point to a crankshaft oil seal. This seems to be a common fault with citroen. If anybody has had this fault could you please help me.

Submitted: 13/08/2016 15:29:21 | ID: 134332

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Andrew, Falkirk

Citroen C4

Had the car over a year. 45k on the clock. Never had any issues. However I left work the other night and I got an error message upon starting the car saying..electrial fault and the service light came on. When I go into trip computer and warning messages it says battery charge fault stop the vehicle. Anybody any ideas? This far it's not caused any issues but would rather prevent a problem before it starts. Thanks in advance

Submitted: 10/08/2016 08:56:33 | ID: 134247

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Dave, Dublin

Citroen C4

I cannot find the 'Camshaft Sensor' on my C4 1.4 Petrol 2005 !!! Where is it ??? Can anybody help ???

Submitted: 08/08/2016 14:15:06 | ID: 134202

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Neil rankin, Swindon

Citroen C4

Car turns over but won't start economy mode on display help please

Submitted: 20/07/2016 14:42:11 | ID: 133677

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Iris Black, County Antrim

Citroen C4

The car won't start and is displaying Economy Mode Active - it was going perfectly well an hour ago! What could be wrong.Thanks

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My Citroen c4 petrol auto won't start the economy mode is active Dave eglington from Essex

Been shopping car drove fine went top start all likes thee wnt turn over Jason Hancock from Nottinghamshire

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I had the economy mode issue recently and searched online for an answer with no luck. The remote key had stopped working so decided to buy a refurb kit online to try to fix it. In the meantime I left the circuit board out of the key fob. When I tried to start the car I got the eco mode message and the engine would not start. I tried pretty much everything, disconnecting the battery, etc before, as a last resort, tried my partner's key...which is not a remote key. The car started fine. So, It could be a problem with the key. There must be a sensor within the key housing, or on the circuit of a remote that authorizes the key. When I put the circuit board back in the remote housing it worked fine. Just a thought that might save a lot of frustration, Rob from Kent

Submitted: 18/07/2016 20:01:09 | ID: 133626

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Paul, Lancashire

Citroen C4

The electronic key has will not open the car. It locked up and was working 2 days ago but now it does absolutely nothing. We can't even open the car manually.

Submitted: 16/07/2016 13:35:58 | ID: 133569

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Karen, Aberdeenshire

Citroen C4

Can you tell me where my automatic transmission fluid top up is?

Submitted: 14/07/2016 22:08:16 | ID: 133535

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catheine Laing, Antrim

Citroen C4

cannot change my computer from French to English. someone said use the radio but my radio not working so do not know what to do

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Disconnect the battery then reconnect it. The radio should automatically hook up to your car with no code required Laura from Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/06/2016 11:55:29 | ID: 132716

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Kefiloe, South Africa

Citroen C4

Hi there,my Citroen C4 vts has a certain noise when I drive it and it eats petrol like its mad, how do I solve this?

Submitted: 11/06/2016 05:52:05 | ID: 132548

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Aziz, Staffordshire

Citroen C4

Just purchased a diesel auto. After 60 miles of driving home from the showroom, the red light came up showing depollution and after another 30 miles I was losing power is it wouldn't go up a gear. This happened a few times. Should I send the car back to the showroom or pursue the warranty?

Submitted: 25/04/2016 21:03:17 | ID: 130813

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