The windows thing is automatic closing; my sunroof does the same thing. Not sure if you can override that, but I find it useful.
Most garages don't have or don't use the right centre-less hub to balance the wheels. Hence the vibration problem.
Not sure about the fuel gauge, but mine's a diesel and it works fine. Might be sticking or maybe has a float that leaks (and therefore fills with fuel). Again, not sure on moderns, happened lots on my old MGs!
Agree, they are good cars (for the money), and I've had mine 8 years, and have done 190k miles in it.
Common problem. The little bulb under the passenger mirror gets water in it after a few years. Easy to fix though, and the parts are cheap. I just cut the old cable off and soldered the new one in place after removing the mirror cover to gain access. Yes, it does seem to affect the air con, as mine works great again, now the sensor has been replaced.
You may find that you can leave another of the doors open, then use the plip to lock. The car tries to lock, finds it can't due to the open door, and then releases all the dead bolts.
To fix the problem, you can try soaking the lock in penetrating oil and then lubricating - otherwise the solenoid is the problem, and needs to be replaced.
Never buy a Citroen (or Peugeot - same engine - same problem) again - I have spent over £3500 trying to solve this limp-home problem - get rid of the DPF with an ordinary piece of exhaust pipe - have it re-mapped without the DPF and bypass the EGR valve with a blanking plate that costs £3.99 (you can fit it yourself) and fits onto the exhaust manifold that feeds the EGR (exhaust gas re-circulation) valve - saves thousands. The Citroen garages and Citroen Head Office haven't a clue, but will put your car on their computer and charge you the earth!!! My C5 is worth about £1500, and according to Citroen it will cost nearly £2000 to fix - but no guarantee!!!
Hi mate. I have a Citroen C5 Exclusive. I have had the DPF removed, and had it remapped. It still goes into limp mode if I accelerate hard; all the lights come on i.e. engine management service light and ESP and anti pollution fault. I'm taking the car to a Citroen main dealer, not with much hope. I fear your remedy does seem to fit the bill. I would appreciate an email with your remedy.
Those with the HPi engine that cuts out; it is most likely the pressure regulator. If it just goes into limp home when warm, it's more likely the HP pump.
I have loved cars since I was 14. Have built my own, and owned everything from American cars to Jags, including 5 Citroen XMs.
The Citroen C5 is the biggest piece of electro-mechanical junk ever put on four wheels. It's dangerous, a potential killer when it goes into crawl mode, which it does on acceleration or at an incline. It's an inbuilt unfixable inherent fault between the BSI and computer. Ridiculously expensive to repair, that's if the main dealers can fix them (which they can't). Citroen should be ashamed, and it's no wonder they have lost 5 billion producing overly complicated, unfixable junk.
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