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Used Citroen C4 Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Citroen C4 faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

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Citroen C4 (2004 - 2011) Fault Guide


Citroen C4 (2004 - 2011) Fault Guide

View Citroen C4 (2004 - 2011) Fault Guide

We know of 37 CITROEN C4 (2004 - 2011) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 6 engine faults
  • 7 suspension wear items or faults
  • 10 interior problems
  • 7 bodywork issues
  • 7 recalls

Here's an example fault on the CITROEN C4 (2004 - 2011)

What to look for:

Check the mileage/service history to see if the car is near to (or has passed) its cam belt service. This is scheduled at 105,000 miles on diesel cars and 80,000 on petrol models. Technicians generally recommend an interval of no longer than 80,000 miles on diesel cars and 60,000 on petrol models.

What it means:

If the cam belt and tensioner have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, either is likely to fail soon. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built after a cam belt failure.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Make sure the tensioner (which is often the cause of belt failure on these cars) is changed at the same time, along with the water pump. Changing the belt, tensioners and water pump will cost £550.


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