2006 Citroen C8 SX HDI 1.9 turbo diesel
Overpriced, probably should have looked at the Kia
Car cut out today 26/03/2013
Engine stopped. "Immobiliser Fault" came up on the display.
Fuel & oil lights are on permanently.
Ignition switches itself off after a few minutes.
The AA man could not get the car to respond to his OBD computer.
Up until recently the car has been reasonably reliable!
It is a bit cumbersome, slow & fuel hungry.
However my wife took the car out to Lakeside Shopping Centre today with our daughter, & on the way out of the car park, it just cut out.
She rang me & said "immobilizer fault" came up on the display & the oil light & the fuel light are on permanently, although the tank is full.
The engine turns over, but won't start.
The ignition lights initially come on, then go off after a minute or so.
The AA recovery chap connected it up to his OBD, & his computer would not connect to the car. So he tested his OBD on another car & it worked fine, so he was unable to diagnose the problem.
He did say that when he squirted fuel into the engine, it tried to start, so it could be the fuel pump, but this doesn't explain the miscellaneous electrical problems.
So currently sitting outside my house whilst I decide whether its worth having Citroen look at it or not.
Although I am disappointed that this has happened, I have to accept that the car has given me up to now 6 & a half years trouble free motoring.
I have had the occasional air bag warning light come on, but it tends to be a very occasional fault.
I haven't had the cam belt changed yet; will probably have to get that done as well, after reading everyone else's problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th March, 2013