Citroën is recalling several hundred thousand C3 and DS3s! : automotive news, information, scoop

Citroën is recalling several hundred thousand C3 and DS3s! : automotive news, information, scoop
Citroën is recalling several hundred thousand C3 and DS3s! : automotive news, information, scoop

Sébastien Vanhouche, Media365published on May 19

The cause is the Takata front airbags which deteriorate over time and whose activation can cause serious injuries or even death!

Bad news for Citroën which is obliged to recall several hundred thousand vehicles in France. It is more precisely about the second generation of its popular C3 produced from 2009 to 2017but also a few examples produced until 2019 as well as the first version of its DS-badged twin. The problem comes from the front airbags supplied by the Japanese equipment manufacturer Takata the triggering of which can cause serious injury or even death! “The propellant in the driver and passenger airbags can deteriorate over time. In the event of an accident in which airbags deploy, it could break with too much force, injuring the occupants of the vehicle,” we can read on the Rappel Conso Gouv website.

A (very) important flaw!

This problem of Takata airbags deteriorating over time is not only not to be taken lightly, but also not new. It has in fact already caused several fatal accidents, particularly in the United States! Citroën is far from being the first manufacturer to recall some of its models to correct this mistrust. For more than ten years now, recall campaigns have followed one another and been similar. In reality, millions of vehicles from around twenty manufacturers are affected.. The problem is such that it forced the Takata company to close its doors.

How do you know and what to do if you are affected?

Citroën has already sent a letter to the owners of the cars concerned asking them to “immediately stop” driving their vehicle. Do you have any doubts and would like to check for yourself if your car is affected by this recall? Just enter your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on the Citroën or DS website depending on the brand of your car. If your vehicle is indeed affected by this recall campaign or any other for that matter, contact your dealer or authorized repairer as quickly as possible who will carry out the repair free of charge.

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