which models are affected?

We wrote about this a year ago, in January 2022, “Motorgate, but what causes some Renault engines to fail?” we were talking about the title. At the time, a class action led by a law firm aimed to bring together those dissatisfied with the car manufacturer Renault. The engines in question (1.2 TCe in Renault and 1.2 DIG-T in Nissan) were installed in many models produced from 2012 to 2018. These engines were produced at factories in Valladolid (Spain) and Sunderland (Great Britain). But this problem, as we will see today, is not limited to Renault.

Renault engines should be avoided

This is undoubtedly the most famous case because it is the most common. Last year, a collective action was organized against Renault. The reason is the 1.2 TCe engine with more than 50,000 km of breakdowns! A design flaw that the manufacturer would have difficulty recognizing. The oil circuit helps to cool the engine, protect metal parts, protect against corrosion and keep the engine free from metal particles, debris, etc. “A lean engine breaks down after an average of 47 seconds,” according to disgruntled customers.

In order to release maximum energy, the combustion of the heat engine must take place in a perfectly sealed enclosure formed by the cylinder. Otherwise, this segmentation fault causes loss of strength and premature wear. According to consumers who are dissatisfied with the cars of the Renault group, it is this phenomenon that causes their engines to fail. But this is not the only problem with this engine, which has serious failures in the timing chain, valves and electronics.

Which models are affected?

A year ago, the collective estimated that more than 400,000 vehicles were connected. We are talking here Renault Megane 4, Scenic 4, Clio 4, Captur and Kangoo 2. In Dacia, Dacia Duster 1 and 2, Lodgy and Dokker. The evil that also applies to the models of the brand NissanWith Qashqai 2, Nissan Pulsar and Juke.

3008, a star with random reliability.

Peugeot petrol engines are a problem

Not jealous, Renault isn’t the only French marque embroiled in chronic reliability issues. Puretech engines from Peugeot-Citroën-DS are not to be outdone. Again, various design issues often lead to premature failure after 50,000 km. In the menu, abnormal wear of the timing belt, broken spark plugs or crankshafts.

The most common problems have been addressed by the timing belt and vacuum pump recall campaigns. With relative success, if we believe the testimony of one of our readers, the owner of Peugeot 308 Puretech. After buying the car new, always having maintenance at Peugeot, participating in several recall campaigns, its engine just gave up on the ghost at 70,000 km.

Which models are affected?

At Citroën We are talking about C1, C3, C3 Aircross, C4 Cactus, C4, C4 Picasso, C-Elysées or even Berlingo. In DS, DS3 and DS4. In between Peugeot, 108, 208; 2008, 308, 3008, 5008 and Associate. A disease that apparently affects his cousin Vauxhall Sharing the same mechanics as the Crossland X or Grandland X.

The Peugeot 208 is as reckless on petrol as it is on diesel.

The Peugeot 208 is as reckless on petrol as it is on diesel.

Diesel engines were also affected

Diesel engines from Peugeot are also subject to premature failure, according to a note sent to dealers. The 1.5 Blue HDI engine suffers from a weakness in the camshaft drive chain, which loosens and then breaks. This engine, produced in more than one million units, powers more than thirty new models of the Stellantis and Toyota group.

Which models are affected?

they worry Citroëns C3, C3 Aircross, C4, C4 Cactus, C4 Spacetourer, C5 Aircross, Berlingo, Traveler and Jumpy. In DS, DS3 Crossback, DS4 and DS7 Crossback are affected. You can add models Peugeot 208, 2008, 308, 508, 3008, 5008, Partner, Rifter and Expert. cousin Vauxhall Not covered with Corsa, Mokka, Crossland, Grandland, Combo, Zafira and Vivaro.

Produces for Peugeot with a game of alliances Toyota A number of commercial vehicles are also affected by this problem. These are Toyotas. Proace, Proace City, Proace City Verso and Proace Verso.

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