2005 Citroen C4 VTS 2.0 HDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Nice to look at, not nice to own!
Drivers seat belt will not retract back in.
Panoramic glass roof rubber seal detached.
Climate control stuck on hot.
2 pressure sensor valve stems broken.
Directional headlights point towards the floor (Sensor)
Nearside headlight not working (earthing problem).
Offside CV joint replaced.
Windscreen washer pump replaced.
Headlight washers go out, but won't go back in.
Constant "Depollution System Faulty" errors, which the Citroen dealer can't fix.
"ABS / ESP / ARS systems faulty" (Brake switch sensor)
Underneath of the bonnet turning to dust (Looks like rust, but the paint is just flaking off)
CD changer won't eject discs.
There are many more problems started from the very first week of ownership. It spent at least 1 week a month in the garage. One time it was with them for 5 days while they tried to fix the glass roof and depollution errors (which are still a problem today).
The C4 VTS, I think looks very nice. It always stands out in the crowd, and the Xenon headlights look pretty cool.
It's quite fast, not amazing, but it does have a nice smooth torque band.
I have however had a endless stream of problems. Never have I had a car with so many problems. The worst being the "Depollution system failure". Just as you pull out at a junction or round about, the engine cuts out. We have had so many near misses, it's very scary. This car will be gone when kids are on the scene.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th April, 2011
I totally agree! I used to have this piece of junk for 3 years, and my problems were same! This "depollution system" problem started on the 6th month of ownership, and they were never able to solve it. Not to mention the other problems; practically I had problems with every system on this car - braking, cooling, engine, electronics, AC, lights, and I mean continuous problems, not the type "had it once, fixed it and forgot it"...
I was happy to get rid of this crap after 3 painful years and 96,000 km, and I'll never go for Citroen again. I had a Xantia in the late 90's - nothing to be compared, it seems; the quality standards of this brand have lowered a lot since the 90's.