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Poacher
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Re: New doors

Post by Poacher » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:21 am

No issues with the bonnet or boot, well not on mine, only found the door issues when I gave the car a good detail clean and polish. I was told the doors were to be replaced so not sure if any difference. I will then keep a close eye on it but will put some protection on it myself, just for peace of mind.
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ThePreacher
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Re: New doors

Post by ThePreacher » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:09 am

What sort of protection Poacher ? I may follow suit


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Re: New doors

Post by davew » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:19 pm

ThePreacher wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:17 am
Just a thought, I didn't check...... but wondered if anyone else has the issue on the boot lid and/or bonnet?
The bonnet is made of aluminium so salt corrosion could occur, but not seen any reports. However, a number of people have found when manually lifting the wiper blades that its rather too easy to catch the wiper arm on the rear bonnet edge and scrape the paint there...So beware of that issue.

There has also been a safety recall for some vehicles associated with the bonnet release mechanism not reliably holding the bonnet down.
All recalls relating to vehicle safety issues can be found at this DVSA website
http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp?tx=
NOTE - strange quirk in the DVSA search engine : if you search for Citroen Cactus you may not be shown all the recalls if they also apply to another Citroen model; seems better to just search for Citroen and then look through to spot the Cactus ones listed with the others...
The relevant vehicle details are by date of manufacture and the VIN ...


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Re: New doors

Post by BristolRich » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:57 pm

davew wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:19 pm
However, a number of people have found when manually lifting the wiper blades that its rather too easy to catch the wiper arm on the rear bonnet edge and scrape the paint there...So beware of that issue.
If you park the wiper blades (push down on wiper stalk) this won't happen.
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ThePreacher
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Re: New doors

Post by ThePreacher » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:28 pm

Good tip Rich, will give that a go when I get mine


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Re: New doors

Post by davew » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:03 pm

BristolRich wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:57 pm

If you park the wiper blades (push down on wiper stalk) this won't happen.

The advice given in the User handbook states this :

"Any action on the wiper stalk within one minute after switching off the ignition, places the wiper blades vertically on the screen.

This position permits release of the windscreen wiper blades. It is used for cleaning or replacement of the wiper blades. It can also be useful, in winter, to release the wiper blades from the windscreen.

To park the wiper blades again, switch on the ignition and operate the wiper stalk."


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srperry
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Re: New doors

Post by srperry » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:41 pm

Got mine new in April 2016 - 14,500 miles and no sign of any corrosion anywhere, bottom of doors, bottlid, bonnet...
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Re: New doors

Post by ThePreacher » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:13 pm

Wonder if it's just the earlier cars srperry ?


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Re: New doors

Post by JohnC » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:58 am

The bonnet is aluminium so shouldn't be prone to it.
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Re: New doors

Post by Poacher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:33 pm

The protection I mentioned is purely applying a protective layer of wax over all the seals. Trouble is if the corrosion has already started under the paint it will not do any good so will just have to keep an eye on it. Some pics of my corrosion. The worst one is actually the drivers door

Passenger door
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Drivers door
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