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#1 gazza

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 09:49 PM

Hello all,

I've had my new 2.0 HDi SX now for just over a week, what a massive presence the car has on the road, it makes you feel like King Dick driving along. :P

Just a couple of minor faults that need sorting out on the 1000 mile service:

a. the mirrors don't automatically retract when locking the car,

b.I'm not sure about the auto windscreen wipers (reluctant to initially start automatically, then seems ok in relation to the rain falling on the windscreen)

The fuel consumption is a bit of a bummer compared to my last car-2.0HDi SX Piccaso- less than 40mpg :o so far. With still only 500 miles on the clock I can't expect anythying else yet.

See you later, gazza.

Oops, sorry. I've put this post in the wrong section :blink: no doubt some bright spark will budge it over.
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#2 pork_pie

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:07 PM

Less than 40 mpg in a large vehicle after just 500 miles is not bad considering the official figure matches what you are getting.Expect this figure to improve considerably around 12,500 miles.

Sounds like you are running in the engine properly unlike some fockwitts who like to redline their cars and are wronglt advised to rag it after the free service.

As for the cabin items, sounds like a COM 2000 problem - this is the control unit that deals with the dreaded multiplex wiring and everything that is connected to it.

You are lucky that the doors don't slide open whilst in motion which has happened so some.

The COM 2000 is located behind the steering wheel and is replaced under warranty.

Problem is that these parts can take anywhere from a few days to 4-6 weeks to arrive.
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#3 gazza

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:34 PM

Thanks for the reply pork pie,

As regards to the rear doors, I've set the auto-locking function to work, it's also good for security. Hopefully, any other problems should (better) be sorted out later.

I've set the over-speed alarm at about 75mph for now as a reminder to keep the revs down (as I did with the Pic), dead easy to crack on too fast with these diesels.

How many of the black beaker-like rubbish bins from the electric doors should we get? One or two?

Thanks again, gazza.
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#4 nemo

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:32 PM

I've just noticed a high pitch whistle along with the noise of a fan when I turn off the engine. I've just done a very short journey & weather is very damp. Anyone else got there c8 doing this? It might be somthing to do with the aircon :D ????????
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#5 scooby

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:33 PM

I have just bought a C8 (2.2 HDI SX) have a similar problem of a whistling noise but this happens when ever I accelerate and decelerate. There is no noise at constant speedand no noise when I shut the engine off.

Also have noticed that water some how seeps around the glass in all 4 windows and even on a dry day if I open and then close the windows they are dripping wet on the outside as if they have been just dipped in a pool of water in the door pannels.

Is there anti pinch function in the electric doors?????? Some one please press the button and then just stand in the way - for a split second I thought I was going to get crushed and then the door opened again.(dont put your hand in- it will surely crush it - It needs an extreme amount of resistence before the door recognises that there is some thing in the way.

Does any one have these problems? I will certainly tell the dealer when I go for the free service but I have a strange feeling they will say all is fine!
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#6 craigac

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 07:47 PM

I have just bought a C8 2.2 HDi SX. Build quality is appaling. From day one it has had an engine screech on startup from cold that the dealer can't fix after five workshop visits .. anyone else had this?

Also, I too have found the anti pinch to be poor. The door does stop, but not before it has hurt and bruised. Watch out for your kids, it could do some real damage to little hands!

The C8 is a great car let down by a lack of attention to quality.
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#7 scooby

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:46 PM

It looks like every citroen C8has a different problem. I have also just discovered that my front speaker has not been working.

Do any of the new citroen C8 owners think they should have bought something else like the ford Galaxy Ghia? The Ghia certainly has more leg room in all three rows . Has anyone tried the Galaxy Ghia before?
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#8 hertsnminds

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 04:35 PM

Maybe you could look at Peugeot and Fiat owner sites and see if they are having the same issues with their 807 and Ulysse. It's only the engines and some body panels that differ everything else, including problems and more importantly fixes should be the same.


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#9 jeremytaylor

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:52 PM

Yes Scooby, there is an anti-pinch function on the doors, but after I 'tested' it, the door started to play up. Sometimes it would shut, sometimes it would re-open. Had the door re-set under warranty.

The anti-pinch function is most welcome to me who slammed their thumb in the door of our previous Synergie, leaving it black and blue for too long than I care to remember.

The only other problem was our son caught the sunblind in the door. The door motor is so strong it quickly mangled the blind. Again, replaced under warranty (even though it should really have been paid for) although the parts took some time. But then this hardly a major part of the car.

The alarm can sometimes trigger when the car is parked with the kiddy mirror is left down because it obscures the sensors. Solution? Fold the kiddy mirror away when you park. The dealers are aware of this.

An attempt to steal one of the alloys left a stripped thread on the wheel bolts and hub. Again fixed under warranty when it shouldn't really have been.

I'm very happy with our car 2.0 HDI Auto that we've had just over a year now. And very pleased with my local dealer (Bollingmores of Woking), and not just for putting the above through on the warranty.

Scooby, you ask if anyone considered a Galaxy etc. before the C8. Well we had an early Sharan TDI before swapping it for the aforementioned Synergie. The Sharan was by a very long mark the most unreliable car I've ever had the misfortune to own and has put me off VW's (and their dealers) for life. You name it, it went wrong and the warranty was well used, to put it mildly! Dealers were useless and expensive. Even if it were reliable, the sliding doors on the C8 are a major advantage in car parks and for general ease of access. The PSA HDI is much smoother then the VW TDI. Handling and suspension similar. Steering on the C8 is nicer, as is the interior. Can't think of one area in which I prefer the VW, apart from possibly 'image', which in my case turned out to be hollow.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:27 PM

I've had my 2.0LX for 15 months now and have done about 15K miles. It seems from all the previous postings in this thread that my choice of the LX was wise - I don't have the electric doors so no problems there. Neither do I have the blinds on the window so they've not broken. Likewise alarms and alloys and turbos etc.

So has anything gone wrong? Or am I the only person without any problems?
Well err no. But to be fair what problems there have been have been very minor. I have complained about a rubbing noise when the steering whell was turned this turned out to be a faulty air bag sensor which was fixed under warrenty but the part took ages to come. In a bout of excessive fussiness I asked for the flap over the radio to be adjusted as it was outof line slightly.

The only other problem is the steering wheel is not on quite straight. I was told to get the wheels realigned but that made no difference. For some strange reason the dealer doesn't have the facilities to do this so I had to pay for that.

Other than that faultless. A fine car, sliding doors a boon. Did I wish I'd bought a Galaxy? Not once. Did I wish I'd bought a diesel? Every time I sign the slip of paper that says I've put £55 of unleaded in.
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#11 cmerrigan

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:16 AM

Hi all
Got a C8, 2.2 CC 5
Lovely car to drive but too many problems.
The most concerning is rear tyre wear! anyone noticed this? after 16K rear tyres are down to wear bars, most worrying.
Alarm persistantley goes off, haven't heard of the child mirror issue so will try that one out,
Doors not closing so fixed under warranty
Drivers side rear shock replaced under warranty
Rear washer kept stopping working
Two of the rear seats broke so could not be removed
Broken sunblind (yes the parts took a long time to come in (5 Months)
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#12 jeremytaylor

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:37 PM

That's weird that the rear tyres should be so worn after only 16k. Are they like that all the way across the tread or is it just to one side. If it is only on one side it would be the wheel alignment that's out. Had the same with my Merc C270, and they will need to be properly realigned. If you are in the south of England, Micheldever Tyres near Micheldever Station in Hampshire are your boys.
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#13 citroenmyarse

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 05:42 PM

:( Had my 2.2 HDI C8 for a year now. Taken it to Spain twice. Problems to date are:

1) Engine "Anti Polution Warning light comes on after 10 mins at 70mph - 2 hours later car reduces power - very dangerous if overtaking ona motorway uphill at the time. Fault "fixed" by local dealer 5 times, the last time succesfully.

2) Rear Screen Heater comes on on its own accord - dealer tried to fix it 5 times - last time claimed it was normal in cold weather. True?

3) Rear washer decided to spray inside car - wrecked rear parking sensor electrics and sliding door controller. Did this twice.

4) Sat Nav, when in an "unmapped area" crashes the radio/nav computer. Takes 5 mins to re-start (umpteen times).

5) Uneconomical for a diesel, average 34 mpg - including autoroute for 1000 miles to Spain.

All "admitted :) " faults eventually fixed by local dealer, but after multiple attempts. What ever the fault, the first effort is to "clean" the connector. 2nd is to randomly change a part, 3rd is to actually investigate & fix the fault (except the engine warning light problem).

Am i just unlucky or are these common problems. In any case, seems sad to have to go through this for a £23,000 car.

Car seems ok now. Wish I'd bought something else - but there are horror stories about the C8 competitors too. If only BMW made a people carrier. :D
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#14 citroenmyarse

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:04 AM

At last - the Anti Polution Warming Light problem has been fixed. It was an insulation problem with the exhaust sensor. <_<

Car now seems fine - except the fuel economy - 35mpg average. :)
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#15 jeremytaylor

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:03 AM

Citroenmyarse, BMW are planning an MPV, like Merc (forget the van one) but you can expect it to cost considerably more than £23,000. And being rear drive it won't have as much space. And it will probably have stupid run-flat tyres. And so on. No car is perfect.
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#16 daysy

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 07:49 PM

Hello all,

I've had my new 2.0 HDi SX now for just over a week, what a massive presence the car has on the road, it makes you feel like King Dick driving along. :P

Just a couple of minor faults that need sorting out on the 1000 mile service:

a. the mirrors don't automatically retract when locking the car,

b.I'm not sure about the auto windscreen wipers (reluctant to initially start automatically, then seems ok in relation to the rain falling on the windscreen)

The fuel consumption is a bit of a bummer compared to my last car-2.0HDi SX Piccaso- less than 40mpg :o so far. With still only 500 miles on the clock I can't expect anythying else yet.

See you later, gazza.

Oops, sorry. I've put this post in the wrong section :blink: no doubt some bright spark will budge it over.

I have also just got a C8 2.0 HDI SX and also have the same problem with the door mirrors not retracting ... anyone got any ideas ?

Do your rear doors close if you lock the car using the remote ? Ours don't but I thought that they should ...

Great car though ... comfortable and nice to drive... I'll let you know of any faults as/if they occur.
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#17 qzdcg8

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:32 AM

Hello all,

I've had my new 2.0 HDi SX now for just over a week, what a massive presence the car has on the road, it makes you feel like King Dick driving along. :D

Just a couple of minor faults that need sorting out on the 1000 mile service:

a. the mirrors don't automatically retract when locking the car,

b.I'm not sure about the auto windscreen wipers (reluctant to initially start automatically, then seems ok in relation to the rain falling on the windscreen)

The fuel consumption is a bit of a bummer compared to my last car-2.0HDi SX Piccaso- less than 40mpg :blink:  so far. With still only 500 miles on the clock I can't expect anythying else yet.

See you later, gazza.

Oops, sorry. I've put this post in the wrong section :angry: no doubt some bright spark will budge it over.

I have also just got a C8 2.0 HDI SX and also have the same problem with the door mirrors not retracting ... anyone got any ideas ?

Do your rear doors close if you lock the car using the remote ? Ours don't but I thought that they should ...

Great car though ... comfortable and nice to drive... I'll let you know of any faults as/if they occur.

Door mirror retraction can be manual or automatic - see the users manual on how to set it up.

Doors don't close when locking - you have to shut them first, then lock.
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#18 B19KER

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:35 PM

Hello all,

I've had my new 2.0 HDi SX now for just over a week, what a massive presence the car has on the road, it makes you feel like King Dick driving along. :P

Just a couple of minor faults that need sorting out on the 1000 mile service:

a. the mirrors don't automatically retract when locking the car,

b.I'm not sure about the auto windscreen wipers (reluctant to initially start automatically, then seems ok in relation to the rain falling on the windscreen)

The fuel consumption is a bit of a bummer compared to my last car-2.0HDi SX Piccaso- less than 40mpg :o so far. With still only 500 miles on the clock I can't expect anythying else yet.

See you later, gazza.

Oops, sorry. I've put this post in the wrong section :D no doubt some bright spark will budge it over.



I would again ask for copies of all job sheets relating to work carried out to my vehicle to date.



I will list all the faulty parts I am aware of that have been repaired, replaced or swapped with other cars on your forecourt.



Fuel Cap R Fuel level reset F Heater Fan burnt out R

Heater resistor R Front storage lid R 5 Seat belts R

Front wings loose F Head light bulb Rx3 Rear door runners Fx5

R/D runners R Tire pressure Sensor R Roof Bars R

F Sun roof Fx3 F Sun roof R R Sun roofs Fx5

R sun Sensors Rx2 Head Cloth Fx2 Head Cloth R

Front Seat covers both R Seat Electrics Fx3 Seat Electrics R

Door handle crack Rx2 Esp. Fault Fx3 Fuse Box R

Head unit cpu Rx3 Cpu re prog Rx6 Heater elec Burnout Rx3

Head unit cover R Arial R Nav Re prog Fx3

Oil sensor F Engine tap noise R Buttons head control R

Windscreen R Seat elect rewire F Cig lighters Fx3

Auto mirrors LOST Auto windows LOST Nav disk poor condition

Alarm Fx3 Door trims R Scratches to paint Fx3

Interior cleaned Fx2 Mats R Dip stick Fx1 R



R = REPLACED F = FIXED x No NUMBER OF TIMES



RAC have attended road side twice, towed car once. Cars electrics have totally shut down at speed over 50 mph and approaching junctions twice more. Recently power steering shuts down at low revs this has happened four times over last two months. Due to current ice road conditions we have little confidence in the car for school runs on icy mornings.







Work pending



Heater mixer R Belt tension wheel R Rear door motor R

Exhaust Earth lead R Loss of power steering ??



Work to report



Rear Seat Wear Roof Bars



Please feel free to add and delete items, I am no mechanic but it’s a canny list



All this work was carried out over a period of greater than 140 days in your work shop, when you provided a lower grade courtesy car.


at same time we love our car, dont expect any help from citroen uk they pass the buck to the dealer


regards


Paul
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#19 B19KER

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:44 PM

13 months down the line and citroen cant keep my car on the road for more than a month.

c8 exclusive 2.2 petrol with all extras. sat nav 3 roofs etc

mail me for any advice on problems as i will have had similar and at some stage had parts removed and replaced.




I will list all the faulty parts I am aware of that have been repaired, replaced or swapped with other cars on your forecourt.



Fuel Cap R Fuel level reset F Heater Fan burnt out R

Heater resistor R Front storage lid R 5 Seat belts R

Front wings loose F Head light bulb Rx3 Rear door runners Fx5

R/D runners R Tire pressure Sensor R Roof Bars R

F Sun roof Fx3 F Sun roof R R Sun roofs Fx5

R sun Sensors Rx2 Head Cloth Fx2 Head Cloth R

Front Seat covers both R Seat Electrics Fx3 Seat Electrics R

Door handle crack Rx2 Esp. Fault Fx3 Fuse Box R

Head unit cpu Rx3 Cpu re prog Rx6 Heater elec Burnout Rx3

Head unit cover R Arial R Nav Re prog Fx3

Oil sensor F Engine tap noise R Buttons head control R

Windscreen R Seat elect rewire F Cig lighters Fx3

Auto mirrors LOST Auto windows LOST Nav disk poor condition

Alarm Fx3 Door trims R Scratches to paint Fx3

Interior cleaned Fx2 Mats R Dip stick Fx1 R



R = REPLACED F = FIXED x No NUMBER OF TIMES



RAC have attended road side twice, towed car once. Cars electrics have totally shut down at speed over 50 mph and approaching junctions twice more. Recently power steering shuts down at low revs this has happened four times over last two months. Due to current ice road conditions we have little confidence in the car for school runs on icy mornings.







Work pending



Heater mixer R Belt tension wheel R Rear door motor R

Exhaust Earth lead R Loss of power steering ??



Work to report



Rear Seat Wear Roof Bars



Please feel free to add and delete items, I am no mechanic but it’s a canny list
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#20 Martg

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:58 AM

The only other problem was our son caught the sunblind in the door. The door motor is so strong it quickly mangled the blind. Again, replaced under warranty (even though it should really have been paid for) although the parts took some time. But then this hardly a major part of the car.

Hi all,

New user here, recently become a C8 owner after driving a Galaxy for 6 years!
I'm happy so far, especially as mine runs on LPG at 38p a litre <_<

Re the quote above, we too have just experienced the "destruction of a sunblind" by one of the sliding doors. Anybody know how much these things cost?

Cheers

Martyn
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