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Post by CRK » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:24 pm

On my 64 plate Cactus Flair, the middle and rear brackets for holding the exhaust have corroded to the point that the exhaust is now loose and resting on the rear suspension (so thankfully not trailing the ground).
Anyone had this so early, should I be questioning this with Citroen?
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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by DavePickup » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 pm

Yes........................................................................ to the last Q
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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by FarmerR » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:19 am

That's not acceptable! Talk to Citroen.
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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by Muddles » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:21 pm

That's quite shocking
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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by Keith » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:24 pm

That happened on my old C4's rear exhaust (although not that soon) and the brackets were part of the exhaust not separate so it meant a new exhaust, you don't want to know the cost. Needless to say it was a trip to the local exhaust centre.
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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by Pitbull64 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:41 am

Same here with rusty bracket 02/11/2017 Called into KwikFit who had taken over independent dealer old school fitter told me it would be new Exhaust £390 to £420 only fix’s ? . If it was Back in the day they would made strap for exhaust, Kwik fit don’t do this, he could but not in Kwik fits time. So I went to my Local independent garage who where able to weld a bracket to exhaust. Just passed MOT yesterday 24/11/2017. I did’nt think this was possible it would rust so quickly ?

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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by CRK » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:18 am

Citroen dealer re welded mine free of charge.. Said they had seen a few similar!
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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by Pheon » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:22 pm

Standard Citroen fault, C3 Picasso also has the same one, designed in, Decent quality exhaust with second rate brackets.

Some main dealers lie and say it cannot be fixed without full system.

It can, our 8 year old C3 Picasso was welded up by local independent, the weld has outlasted the original bracket.

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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by DavidP » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:11 pm

i think this should be fixed under warranty based on my own experience. I had a DS3 diesel and the rear box was replaced because the bracket on the front of the box had badly corroded after a year. I had similar problem with my DS3 petrol after a similar time and again this was fixed under warranty, albeit by some fairly shoddy welding! I think the corrosion of Citroen exhausts, particularly the brackets is very widespread. I am surprised that that they haven't re-designed them

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Re: exhaust brackets

Post by Vacuman » Thu May 31, 2018 9:08 pm

Just heard that my Cactus has failed it's first MOT ( a month short of it's 3rd birthday). The failure was due to a broken clip securing one of the front CV gaiters. But as an advisory Robins & Day (Hatfield) have reported a rusty exhaust bracket that needs rewelding. They said they would do it for £72 (plus VAT perhaps) yet surely this is a build/design/product fault and not wear and tear?

I will pick the car up tomorrow and will have a moan but judging by previous comments the dealer will not offer to fix it for free. But perhaps a mention of postings on this forum and other social media might give them something to think about.

Next year i will go to my local independant garage whom i've used for years.

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