Power Assist Fault Leads to Peugeot, Citroën Recall

CANBERRA, Australia — Inchcape European Automotive Pty Ltd t/as Peugeot Citroën Australia is recalling certain Peugeot and Citroën due to an issue with the braking system’s power assist.

According to Product Safety Australia, a part of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) which oversees recalls in the island nation, certain model year 2014-2017 Peugeot 208, 2008 and 308 as well as 2015-2017 Citroën C4 and C4 Cactus vehicles are affected by the recall.

The 2,810 Peugeot and 171 Citroën vehicles included may lose or have reduced braking-system power assist due to a reduction of vacuum in the system. The fault is the result of degradation of the timing belt if affected by aged engine oil.

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While the brakes will still be operable, if power assistance is reduced or lost, there is an increased risk of a collision, which could result in injury or death of vehicle occupants and/or other road users, according to the ACCC report.

The agency said owners will be contacted by Peugeot Australia and requested to arrange to visit a dealership for a vehicle inspection, software update and replacement of any affected parts.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.