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Recall: No. 7 of 9
Recall Ref: R/2012/076
Exact Model: C3, C3 Picasso & DS3
VIN: VF7******AA670051 to VF7******BA562184
Build Date: 21 October 2010 to 19 May 2011
Numbers: 123
Defect: The battery earth cable dimensions are incorrect and may cause the cable to break. This will then cause the engine to cut out.
Action: Replace the battery negative cable with a new dimension cable. (length and terminal)
Launch Date: 09 July 2012
Recall: No. 8 of 9
Recall Ref: R/2012/062
Exact Model: C3, DS3 & C3 Picasso
VIN: VF7******AT570640 to VF7******BW551252
Build Date: 8/11/2010 to 29/04/2011
Numbers: 981
Defect: The engine may cut out as a dimensional nonconformity of the earth cable could lead to it breaking.
Action: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the battery earth cable.
Launch Date: 01 May 2012
Recall: No. 9 of 9
Recall Ref: R/2011/120
Exact Model: DS3, C3 (A51) & C3 Picasso
VIN: VF7******AA679722 to VF7******BW563946
Build Date: 7 Jan 2011 to 23 May 2011
Numbers: 8815
Defect: The battery earth return cable maybe too short, which during vehicle operation may cause it to fail at its gearbox mounting point. This could result in the engine cutting out.
Action: Recall all affected vehicle and replace the battery earth return cable.
Launch Date: 02 September 2011

Manufacturer contact details:
Citroen UK Ltd
221 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4BA
0844 463 0010
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