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Citroen C4 (2011 - )

Last updated 12 October 2016


What's good

Huge improvement in quality on previous C4.

Comfortable and quiet on the move.

Large and useful boot.

Good HDi diesel engines.

Awarded the maximum 5 star safety rating by Euro NCAP.

What to watch out for

Not as good to drive as a Focus.

25-8-2015: On a Citroen C4 1.2 EAT6 the radio/navigation system switches itself off and then re-boots every 3 - 4 minutes, time lag approx. 30 seconds in all. "It is doing it practically every day at the moment. Citroen dealer says it is now a known problem and the Italian manufacturer (Magneti Marelli) is working on a software fix. The system also switches itself off in radio only mode (i.e. the engine not running) but doesn't come back on. This suggests to me that it's potentially electrical in nature and not a software problem.

9-1-2016: Report of clutch slip on 2013 Citroen C4 1.6 EGS at 40,000 miles. Citroen dealer merely quoted for replacement clutch at £1,459 when a good Citroen dealer or good specialist can electronically adjust the actuator software to take up clutch wear.

2-6-2016: Intermittent heaviness felt in electric power steering of 2016 Citroen C4 BlueHDi 100. Might be an earth fault.


Citroen Recalls Website . Register to receive recall/TSB information direct from Citroen.

14-7-2016 R/2016/159: Citroen C4, C4 Cactus and DS4: FUEL MAY LEAK. The fuel injectors supply rail could develop a leak over a period of time leading to a drop in fuel pressure in the injector supply rail which can affect the operation of the stop start system. In some extreme cases the engine might not restart and a spray of petrol under the bonnet may occur which is a fire risk. Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and check the fuel injector supply rail. Where necessary replace the fuel injector supply rail. VINS: VF7******EY545942 to VF7******EY549114 and VF7******EY545942 to VF7******EY549114. Build dates: 15-5-2014 to 23-5-2014.

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Owners' Reviews


An extremely pleasant surprise

On 22 July 2016

Very comfortable,responsiva and economical so far.

On 7 April 2016

smooth operator

On 2 January 2016
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