Citroen has told Cars UK that only 36 Citroen C1s in the UK are affected by the sticky throttle issue.
Yesterday we ran a story on the Toyota Recall spreading to affect Citroen and Peugeot, and commenting that we thought the number of cars in the UK that would be affected would be relatively small, certainly in comparison to the number of Toyotas affected. And it turns out we were right – just 36 Citroen C1s sold in the UK have a potential problem. Which is very good news for Citroen.
Citroen have told us that only petrol-engined C1s fitted with ESP have the accelerator pedal which is causing the problem, and as ESP is fitted to so few C1s in the UK the recall here will be very small. No diesel-engined C1s are the subject of a recall.
Other countries in Europe haven’t fared as well as the UK, with up to 9,000 cars affected in some countries. But this is a much more manageable number than Toyota are having to deal with and will reassure Citroen’s customers that the problem is not widespread.
We are expecting an update from Peugeot shortly on how many 107s are going to need recalling and we’ll bring you news as soon as we get it. But it does seem likley that number from Peugeot will also be small.
Must be a relief for PSA.