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.