Emissions fault!!!

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hulke
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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by hulke » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:17 pm

Thank you, I have another Citroen dealer tomorrow 30. I hope to have more luck this time. My adblue tank is this

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. along with a video too.

hulke
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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by hulke » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:32 pm

Diagnosis done. Defective tank needs to be replaced. I expect the Citroen brand to take into account that this breakdown does not result from careless driving, but manufacturing error.

Rubik
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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by Rubik » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 pm

I had the same issue, it required a new adblue reservoir and injector replaced under warrantee.

In my opinion, for a new vehicle, my car has had too many recalls from Adblue, bonnet lock, catalytic converter, new rear doors, new rear brakes (discs) paid by me, air-conditioning (several faults), paintwork, drive-shaft seal, and no doubt a few more I have forgotten to mention.
It is just under 4 yrs old 34,500 miles. :(

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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by davew » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:50 pm

Rubik wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 pm
I had the same issue, it required a new adblue reservoir and injector replaced under warrantee.

In my opinion, for a new vehicle, my car has had too many recalls from Adblue, bonnet lock, catalytic converter, new rear doors, new rear brakes (discs) paid by me, air-conditioning (several faults), paintwork, drive-shaft seal, and no doubt a few more I have forgotten to mention.
It is just under 4 yrs old 34,500 miles. :(
The safety recalls register available on line at the DVSA web site( https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp ) shows that over the period April 2014 (Cactus release date) to August 2018, many different Citroen models (not just the Cactus) have needed safety modifications/ rectification work.
In addition of course there have been other issues such as paint work, whistling door seals, leaking washer pipe work etc.

Its a sad reflection on the design capability and production quality control of a long standing car marque.

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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by srperry » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 am

davew wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Rubik wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 pm
I had the same issue, it required a new adblue reservoir and injector replaced under warrantee.

In my opinion, for a new vehicle, my car has had too many recalls from Adblue, bonnet lock, catalytic converter, new rear doors, new rear brakes (discs) paid by me, air-conditioning (several faults), paintwork, drive-shaft seal, and no doubt a few more I have forgotten to mention.
It is just under 4 yrs old 34,500 miles. :(
The safety recalls register available on line at the DVSA web site( https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp ) shows that over the period April 2014 (Cactus release date) to August 2018, many different Citroen models (not just the Cactus) have needed safety modifications/ rectification work.
In addition of course there have been other issues such as paint work, whistling door seals, leaking washer pipe work etc.

Its a sad reflection on the design capability and production quality control of a long standing car marque.
My son has spent most of the last year getting BMW to resolve build quality issues on his £40K+ M240i, including such minor things as no paint where there should be, painted over dirt on the boot lid and rear bumper, faulty leather paint on the drivers seat, and more. He won't but another BMW, and he's negotiating with BMW directly for a refund so that he can go elsewhere. The point is, issues happen with all manufacturers, and my experience with Citroen is that when there's an issue they fix it willingly (at least through my dealer Wilcox's in Wickwar), whereas the premium brands (=ripoff for an in-fashion badge) are usually the most difficult.

I may change brands next year because I wanted a new Cactus but I don't like the facelifted one. And I'm indifferent to all the standard Euro-cars in the range, including the DS range.
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hulke
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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by hulke » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:40 pm

Actually all brands make manufacturing mistakes, but emission failures are serious matter, may not pass iits next MOT ou will go to pollute until the ..

blackcountrycactus
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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by blackcountrycactus » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:44 am

srperry wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 am
davew wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Rubik wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 pm
I had the same issue, it required a new adblue reservoir and injector replaced under warrantee.

In my opinion, for a new vehicle, my car has had too many recalls from Adblue, bonnet lock, catalytic converter, new rear doors, new rear brakes (discs) paid by me, air-conditioning (several faults), paintwork, drive-shaft seal, and no doubt a few more I have forgotten to mention.
It is just under 4 yrs old 34,500 miles. :(
The safety recalls register available on line at the DVSA web site( https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp ) shows that over the period April 2014 (Cactus release date) to August 2018, many different Citroen models (not just the Cactus) have needed safety modifications/ rectification work.
In addition of course there have been other issues such as paint work, whistling door seals, leaking washer pipe work etc.

Its a sad reflection on the design capability and production quality control of a long standing car marque.
My son has spent most of the last year getting BMW to resolve build quality issues on his £40K+ M240i, including such minor things as no paint where there should be, painted over dirt on the boot lid and rear bumper, faulty leather paint on the drivers seat, and more. He won't but another BMW, and he's negotiating with BMW directly for a refund so that he can go elsewhere. The point is, issues happen with all manufacturers, and my experience with Citroen is that when there's an issue they fix it willingly (at least through my dealer Wilcox's in Wickwar), whereas the premium brands (=ripoff for an in-fashion badge) are usually the most difficult.

I may change brands next year because I wanted a new Cactus but I don't like the facelifted one. And I'm indifferent to all the standard Euro-cars in the range, including the DS range.
Your right there about big brands,freelander 2001 worst car ever ,head gaskets,not 4 wheel drive and everything else broke,2008 audi A4 2.0tfsi drinks oil at 1 litre every 600 miles,both times excuses excuses ,audi then on tv about it ,citroen however (my dealer Birmingham) quick to respond and repairs no problem (and to high standard),still good car , still interesting look to MK1 cactus.
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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by waynemitchl » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:39 pm

Hi everyone, just to give some info about my Citroen. Engine warning light came on a few weeks ago, then a few minutes later service and urea light. Have car repaired warning and won't start in 1500 miles warnings, which were a real pain. I topped up with adblue but lights stayed on even after a few days. I bought OBD2 and it said p20e8 and p204e, low reductant pressure and wiring sensor fault. I booked in with Citroen for the two recalls. By the time it came round most of the warnings had stopped but p20e8 was still showing. All dashboard warnings had gone, without doing anything (except for the adblue top up, only 6 litres). Citroen changed adblue cap and checked catalytic and said there were no faults showing. I've driven a few times and seems fine. Also one thing that came up while i was looking into it was dpf regeneration at high ish speed. Anyway, i don't know if my car is all better for sure but all i would say at moment is get those two recalls, especially adblue cap before spending too much on anything else. I was worried from what I'd read that i might need to spend a lot having adblue tank and pump changed but so far that doesn't seem to be required, cheers, Wayne

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Re: Emissions fault!!!

Post by davew » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:37 pm

waynemitchl wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Hi everyone, just to give some info about my Citroen. Engine warning light came on a few weeks ago, then a few minutes later service and urea light. Have car repaired warning and won't start in 1500 miles warnings, which were a real pain. I topped up with adblue but lights stayed on even after a few days. I bought OBD2 and it said p20e8 and p204e, low reductant pressure and wiring sensor fault. I booked in with Citroen for the two recalls. By the time it came round most of the warnings had stopped but p20e8 was still showing. All dashboard warnings had gone, without doing anything (except for the adblue top up, only 6 litres). Citroen changed adblue cap and checked catalytic and said there were no faults showing. I've driven a few times and seems fine. Also one thing that came up while i was looking into it was dpf regeneration at high ish speed. Anyway, i don't know if my car is all better for sure but all i would say at moment is get those two recalls, especially adblue cap before spending too much on anything else. I was worried from what I'd read that i might need to spend a lot having adblue tank and pump changed but so far that doesn't seem to be required, cheers, Wayne
Thanks Wayne - good detailed info.

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Re: on fault!!! How do you reset the warning once you've topped it up?

Post by RaggyHerrero67 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:54 pm

gravystuffing wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:24 am
After nearly 6000 miles first the engine warning light then the urea warning light came on :x Then it started counting back from 750 miles to say the engine would not start :( I got it down to 600 miles before I got it to a dealer. The dealer couldn't deal with it for two days and then on the day said his diagnostics computer was down :o :o :o So he just topped up the Blu ( there is no level indicator) and reset the fault :evil:

I'm back on the road but I'm nervous about what will happen next :oops:

I suppose the best spin I could put on it is that the Blu was never properly topped up when the car was delivered as it is supposed to last 12500 miles.

Any other suggestions?

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