Fault Help

Common or potential faults associated with the French & Italian range.


Having worked with our chosen marques for quite some time now, it stands to reason that we have come across a whole plethora of faults, failures and potential automotive hiccups. Sometimes they are quite clearly due to a lack of maintenance. Others are due to poor design. Then there is just bad luck.

Here follows a list (in no particular order) of some of the more common occurrences we have encountered. Included are our comments and/or opinions as to how 'we' have dealt with the situation or believe would or could be an effective solution. Our ramblings are by no means a substitute for competent professional diagnosis and should be regarded as bodhi for interested parties.

To aid searching for a particular problem, try using the site search box. Enter key words such as 206 MISFIRE


Indicator Turn Signal Not Returning

Thursday, 12 January 2017  |  Stu

Affecting: C2 C3 C4 C5 206 207 307 308 etc etc blah blah.

So, you finally stop at the lights and the guy in the next car informs you that you've been indicating left since...Oh my days! Newcastle! How embarrassing is that?

We've all been there. It really is a slur against your driving ability. A black mark. It brings your very masculinity into question.

Ok, so maybe that's a little heavy but either way 'tis not good. And it's worse still when it's not even your own stupid fault.
Many Citroens and Peugeots are making fools of their owners due to faulty self cancel mechanisms. The main offenders are those fitted with the COM2000 type indicator stalk setup. You know the one, you need a mortgage when they need replacing. Well, it appears that the culprit is just a naff little spring that loses it's tension, becomes weak and doesn't have the energy to return the little widget. Now I'm not going to recommend y'all start ripping two hundred quids worth of switchgear apart, but if you are a bit handy, have nerves of steel and a good eye, it may be worth a bash.
Stretch the return springs a little to give it a touch more oomph. Don't go mad because the sucker won't work at all if it's too tight.

Now, if anyone asks, you've not seen me...right?

Switches galore      www.eurocarcare.net/switches-relays.html

01332257402  +0441332257401