More manufacturers issue recalls

  • Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 models to be recalled
  • More than 6000 owners affected in the UK
  • Cars recalled due to same fault as Toyota Aygo

Peugeot and Citroen are the latest manufacturers to issue a recall of potentially faulty cars.

Around 6700 Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models will be recalled in the UK as they are fitted with the same accelerator pedal used in the Toyota Aygo that is one of eight different models being recalled by Toyota.

Like the Aygo, under certain circumstances the accelerator pedal can stick and stay partly pushed down or return slowly back up.

The majority of the cars to be recalled are set to be Peugeot 107 models, with 6676 cars made between 2005 and 2009 affected by the fault. The manufacturer will be contacting the relevant owners.

A Peugeot spokesman told Parker's: "Not all 107 models will be affected. It will only be those with ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) and also those with the Two-tronic semi-automatic gearbox."

The recall will only affect a small number of Citroen C1 models in the UK with around 36 vehicles being recalled. This is because it is only an issue on petrol models fitted with ESP while diesel models aren't affected. Citroen will also be writing to the owners affected.

While Peugeot or Citroen had no definite time scale on how long the recall would take, both manufacturers told Parker's that these customers would be made a priority and contacted as soon as possible.

Any Peugeot customers who are concerned about their car can call Peugeot customer relations on 0845 200 2500. Any Citroen customers can call 0844 463 3500.

While the problem affects a small number of cars in the UK, the recall is set to be around 97,000 Peugeot and Citroen models world wide.

 

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