A toothed belt causes brake problems

A toothed belt causes brake problems

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A toothed belt causes brake problems

The well-known problem of wear and tear on the 1.2-litre group petrol engine is now triggering several campaigns at Opel, Peugeot and Citroën. A total of more than 680,000 units worldwide require a software update or repair work at authorized dealers.

Five-year-old Crossland models have also been affected by the latest campaign.

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The Stellantis Group has launched several recalls that a problem that is already known with the timing belt treat. “Poor oil quality can damage the timing belt, causing particles from this belt to clog the vacuum pump. As a result, the performance of the brake booster can be reduced or eliminated,” warns the Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in relation to the series of Peugeot and Citroën.

An Opel spokesperson also confirmed the recall of 26,445 examples of the Crossland X and Grandland X model series reported in Germany for the same reason. According to him, the “O3A” recall, which has not yet been officially registered, relates to the production period from January 2017 to August 2018.

More than 74,000 vehicles in Germany were affected

Along with 47,624 units of Peugeot Partner, 208, 2008, 308, 3008 and 5008 and Citroen C3, C3 Aircross, named by KBA in connection with the four campaign numbers “KGG”, “KGH”, “HLX”. ” and “HUZ”, C4, C4 Cactus, C4 Picasso and Berlingo built between 2017 and 2020, the measure in Germany adds up to more than 74,000 units. According to our information, the mentioned promotional coupons cover more than 680,000 vehicles worldwide.

Cars with a 1.2-liter gasoline engine (EB2) receive a check and, if necessary, replacement of toothed belt components as well as a software update for the engine control unit. Depending on the model series and the scope of the to-do list, an authorized workshop needs between 35 minutes and around 15 hours to carry out the recall, according to a Peugeot brand spokesperson.

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