Citroën recalls more than 600,000 C3 and DS3 cars for an airbag problem

Citroën recalls more than 600,000 C3 and DS3 cars for an airbag problem
Citroën recalls more than 600,000 C3 and DS3 cars for an airbag problem

A total of 605,772 vehicles are affected in around twenty countries in southern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The recall concerns 497,171 Citroën C3s and 108,601 DS3s, “models which were produced between 2009 and 2019, which are no longer marketed”, indicated a spokesperson for the brand, which belongs to the Stellantis group.

The recall is linked to “the deterioration of the gas” contained in the airbags, “which ages over the years,” said the spokesperson.

In France, 181,734 C3 and 65,149 DS3 cars are covered by this procedure. But only the south of the country is affected by the recall, that is to say the regions located “south of a Clermont-Ferrand/Lyon line”, because the deterioration of the gas can be favored by the heat and the humidity.

Letters sent to owners

“When the gas deteriorates, it can affect a number of parts that make up the airbag, and when it is triggered in the event of an accident, there could be particles or small parts that could be thrown with the cushion inflatable and cause injuries,” said the spokesperson.

According to the “product recall” notice published on May 3 by the French site Rappel Conso, “the (gas) propellant in the driver and passenger airbags can deteriorate over time. In the event of an accident in which the airbags deploy, it could rupture with too much force, injuring the vehicle occupants.”

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