Written on: 25/10/2012 by mart434u
Car was 10months old when I bought it. October 2012 still running on original battery and exhaust. Heater not working Fan blower module replaced Radio/CD packed up Lights permanently on Lights on auto turn off when indicator turns off so have to turn the lights on at the switch (there on all the time anyway) Rear calipers seized - replaced for £80 window swich a little loose but works Passed every MOT no problem suspension needs new spheres but only noticable on cobbles. All in... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2012 by nousernamesarefree (6 reviews written)
I needed a car for around £600 and wanted a diesel but knew I was asking a lot! I saw advertised a late 2002 (52 reg) Citroen C5 2.2HDi SZ Automatic for a paltry £575. A week later the car was mine and I still smile every time I drive the car at just how stunning it looks and drives, for such a cheap car. The C5 is without doubt one of the most refined, smooth, wonderful cars I've ever driven (and that includes a brand new Mercedes a few years ago, and a BMW 5 series). The Pneumatic... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2011
1 have owned citroens x2 2.2auto and manual recurring problem of esp engine mgmnt service display used as taxis main dealers said pollution f ault unclog partil filter or renew cat very expensive with diagnotics etc solution renew magnets on fuel filler cap;;; nice little earner for main agents always always check these first before shelling out hard earned cash why cant garages suggest easier tips like this to save you the customer time money and stress however this is not a... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2011 by chris the mechanic (1 review written)
these cars citroen c5,s have a built in electrical fault which citroen will not admit to,i have been fixing cars since i was 14,i am now 65,previously i had owned 5 xm.s plus jags,yank cars,everything automotive,but this french rubbish,is in a class of its own,yes there are a few good reports,owners with low mileage,once they go over 40.000 different story,if all the blogs and complaints and horror stories i have read and gathered arent enough to take these people to court,these cars made... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010
depolution system fault randomly lights on warning system , when this occurs car drives like a slug , has no power and blows out burnt oil through exhaust ??? this has been a continual fault since purchase , local dealer has on numerous occassions failed to pinpoint and rectify this issue , and now turbo has blown leaving a hefty £££ hole in my pocket !!! would never buy french again , reknowned for electrical faults , oh and dont buy from blackpools one and only k . smith motors , you would... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2010 by soggy moggy (1 review written)
i have a 2001 2.2 sx hdi estate,i am realy in love with the car but have 1 very annoying problem which is driving me nutsand would love help with. when i drive in rain the screen mists up very badly, if i press the demist button it clears almost instantly, but when you do this the air con kicks in, this is fine on a warm day but not when it is cold. if you turn the heater on and blast hot air full volume it will not clear the screen, it will only clear with the air con on, have changed the... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2010
The most annoying fault with my C5 is water dripping into the boot when the tailgate is lifted. Has anyone come up with a solution and the reason why this happens? The 2.2 HDi engine is superb and terrific on long motorway journeys giving relaxed cruising. Other niggles cd player plays some cd's then not others. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2009
The C5 SX 2.2 HDi was bought new in 2001. It has had 4 major problems in 7 years/50k miles.
- New, it was back and forth for 6 months to resolve wheel wobble/steering problems
- At 25k miles/2 1/2 yeras it needed a new sub-frame and rear tyres due to the sub frame being exensively out of spec (under warranty) cost would have been £7-800.
- 30k miles/3 1/2 years high pressure fuel pump failed - £1000 repair -"quite common" on the HDI 2.2 engine was Citroen Dealer's comment. ... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009
I'd owned a Xantia and thought I was buying a similar, more up to date, though less attractive car. My 2003 C5 2.2HDi was bought for £4000 & has been a disaster. Though comfortable to drive, with a good turn of speed, it's cost £3000 in emergency repairs during this time, averaging £70 a week.
The diesel additive warning message has appeared consistently and Citroen's dealer couldn't shift it despite expensive Elloys fluid and cat filters costing £400. The demister fan stuck on max (£100... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009 by kayaker (1 review written)
I have recently purchased my first citreon C5 Estate. Love it so much that it is the only car that i have ever hoovered every week.
Only one problem so far!
Fuel ran very low and since then i have lost power occasionally, as if a big bit of dirt is stuck some where and then it clears and off i go.
Have replaced the fuel filter but still a problem.
thanks (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2008 by trevormaddox
Regarding the anti-pollution fault, the problem was traced to a split in a small bent piece of rubber hose somewhere on the engine. I can't tell you where exactly because it was discovered and repaired by my local Citroen garage. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2008 by wilsonfok (1 review written)
Only one solution, sell the wretched car. I part exchanged mine 2 yrs ago - thinking back I was far too tolerant; the car spent weeks on ends in the garage from new, and when it was out of warranty I spent thousands on it! (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2008 by luanpra (1 review written)
I have had this car for a short while now and the anti pollution light keeps coming on then the engine cuts out. Only Citroen can diagnose problems with this car So after paying for a diagnostic fee paying for a new fuel pump £640 it still has problems. It would appear that these cars do nothing other than break down with unsolvable eletric problems. An exhausts also cost £1900 which is nice to know. It really is a slow uneconimical pile of rubbish fit only for the skip. (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008 by sgoose (1 review written)
An extremely well designed and built modern day cruiser, big enough to move house and cheap to run in comparison to its competitors. I love it. (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008
I too have had a problem with the anti-pollution light when the car just died on me on the motorway had to get it towed off at a cost of £175 standard charge. This was the first time I had put a full fuel tank in so it might have something to do with this, got it back from the garage with the anti pollution light still on and it seems to be working okay but I wont be filling it full again. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2008
Was informed to keep the revs above 2000 especially on long journeys to avoid esp/asr problems that keep occurring seems to work as I've noticed they happen if I don't keep to the information. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2008
Particulate filter needs to be changed at 56,000 miles according to my French garage on dc4 HXB engines or the warning anti-polluting can appear the UK Citroen club also is interesting to read for help. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008 by bry06 (1 review written)
Particulate filter changed at 62,000 miles my French garage said 56,000 is about the norm plus the alloys fluid re filled or antipollution fault will appear which it did the cost here in France is 550 Euros not cheap but it will last to the next 56+ appears had to change the head lamps Citroen quote 1900 Euros xenon managed one on eBay for 172e the other 618e the head light shop on eBay was 2 for 1100 but brand new including ins. Xenons in England are so cheap compared to France still the... (read more)
Written on: 29/02/2008 by phil1234 (1 review written)
I bought a Citroen C5 2.2HDi from a main dealer, withing 7 days the whole clutch mechanism failed. I contacted the dealer and they were happy to cover the parts, but as I didn't buy the extended warranty they would not cover the labor 8 hours at 80+vat... So after a week of arguing and finally a letter from trading standards they are having to repair the car at no cost. My point is they knew they were in the wrong but thought they could pull a fast one and try to get some money out of me. So... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2007 by Motoman229
I would still recommend this car to a friend because it is better than other comparable cars I have owned (Vectra 1.8LS, Subaru Impreza Sport, Mazda 626). For 9-10 months of the year it is trouble free and even when it is cold it is quite rare that the problems persist. The Anti Pollution fault I had was within a month of buying the car (nearly three years ago) and has not resurfaced yet. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2007 by malcthe c5crapkeeper (1 review written)
I feel the c5 is rubbish there is no other way to describe it,i have spent £2000 on this car in 3 months,so mr citroen uk you no where you can shove your c5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2007 by Roger Brentworth (1 review written)
Good value big family car. Not as good fuel economy until the ESP fault kicks in then I get 50mpg. Citroen dealer actually refunded my hour labour as the fault returned the next time I went on the motorway. Can't sell yet as have 2 kids at university so am broke! Limping home! (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2007 by curdy (1 review written)
I have a Citroen C5 SX 2.0. Fault is on motorway at 70mph for about 1 hour engine mgt and service lights come on. If continue at 70 engine loses power and misfires. If slow down to 50 - 55mph will run normally with no further problem although lights still on. Pollution warning also comes on. After stopping and a couple of starts lights go out and car runs normally. This has occurred 3 times on motorway but never during normal use even during short 70 mph runs on urban motorway. Dealer check... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2007 by michelle2 (1 review written)
The Citroen C5 SX 2.2 HDi was doing fantastic until it went in for a full service. The garage said that the anti pollution fault had shown up on the diagnostics and it had been cutting out. However, prior to the car going into the garage it had not done this! We said we would take it home and see how it went. Exactly a week later I was doing about 60mph up hill and the fault flashed up and the card died! I had to pop it into neutral and turn it off and on again to get going! I was up hill at... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2007 by bruce riches (1 review written)
I have recently had the anti-pollution fault message, with esp/asr not functioning then I lost all power over 3000rpm. Fitting a new airflow meter/sensor brought it back to normal (including the esp/asr functions) at once and after driving the car for 5 miles, having stopped & restarted the engine, the pollution fault message disappeared & full power is again available. (change this sensor about £100 from main dealers, fitted in the air filter)
PS - my car had been showing the warning off... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2006 by DonMitchell (1 review written)
How I wish I had found this link ages ago. C5. AArghhhh! I have had all the same problems mentioned here and many more. I bought my 2.2 HDi estate when it was less than 2 years old, and with a years warranty left -thank God. 5 perfect months. Huge load lugging capacity, reasonable fuel efficiency, then anti-pollution fault, followed by esp/adr fault, and limp home mode. The garage have had the car back over 30 times since. I have written to the MD of Citroen UK threatened with legal action,... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2006 by rodgoth (1 review written)
A good large car, this is my second C5 and 4th Citroen, great engines.
Slight worry about high cost of replacing particle filter, although only done 44000mls yet.
I would like to have known there was one fitted before buying(2nd Hand)
Anyone know how to disable auto wiper sensor? (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2006 by saintfieldabu (1 review written)
I am a Citroen fan. Or I was. My dream was to own a DS or CX...but I can't afford to keep throwing money at this 2,2 HDi SX that's only 4 years old and 82,000 miles. Problems with the radio reception on AM, a CD player that decides which CDs it would like to play and which it wouldn't, in a very Gallic way, constantly squeaking brakes, two broken doorhandles, a handbrake that doesn't hold it on hills, it's gone through more headlamp bulbs than any other car I've owned in 17 years. And to... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2003 by Dale.
My Citroen C5 was purchased in June 2002 at nine months old, 5,900 miles ( probably an ex Citroen UK management car), and it has just had its 25000 mile service ( £163 ) albeit early at 23500 miles.
Problems have been limited to :
1) A failure of the ignition system aerial that detects the security chip in the key ring, preventing the car starting. This was rectified next day by the dealer.
2) A recurring "Anti-Pollution" fault warning. The manual says this indicates a serious engine fault,... (read more)
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