WhoCanFixMyCar covers the most common Citroen C5 Aircross faults, including average repair costs.
The Citroen C5 Aircross is a conventional family SUV that was first released in late 2017. It has a reputation for being both practical and affordable, though it lacks the style of some of its popular competitors like the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.
In 2022, the Aircross received a facelift, giving it a more contemporary appearance from the front end and a number of interior tweaks, including a new 10-inch screen.
What’s wrong with the Citroen C5 Aircross?
While the C5 Aircross has only been around for five years, a few common problems have made themselves known, including:
Citroen C5 Aircross 2017-2022 faults
These common issues have been identified by Citroen C5 Aircross owners.
1. Unstable idling
What repair is needed to fix an ECU fault, and how much does it cost for a C5 Aircross?
If there is a problem with the ECU’s software, it can usually be plugged into a computer and reprogrammed. This should be done by a professional with the right equipment.
On average, Citroen ECU repairs cost £157.51 based on our data.
2. Leaking fuel
Software and cabling issues may cause fuel to leak, increasing fire risk. You should seek to resolve this immediately if you notice a leak.
What repair is needed to fix a fuel leak, and how much does it cost for a C5 Aircross?
A mechanic will need to identify where fuel is escaping from, patch up the leak, and resolve the initial problem that caused it.
It costs £62.89 on average to fix a basic leak on a Citroen, but the total repair bill is likely to be considerably more than this.
3. Ineffective DPF
Some Citroen C5 Aircross models may have a diesel particulate filter that doesn’t meet the required specifications. Symptoms could include a strong smell of diesel in and around the car; a loss of power; excessive smoke; and increased fuel consumption.
What repair is needed to fix an ineffective DPF, and how much does it cost for a C5 Aircross?
Since this fault is caused by the way the car was manufactured, rather than developing over the course of the vehicle’s lifetime, Citroen has issued a recall.
Replacing a Citroen DPF costs £231.77 on average, according to our data.
4. Excessive emission of Nitrogen Oxides
Computer software used strictly in after-sales operations between October 2020 and January 2021 was incorrect, leading to Nitrogen Oxide emissions above the legal limit.
What repair is needed to fix excessive Nitrogen Oxide emissions, and how much does it cost for a C5 Aircross?
Citroen engine control unit repairs cost £157.51 on average.
Citroen C5 Aircross 2017-2022 recalls
|3rd Feb 2020||Trailer tow ball may not be correct to specification|
|19th Aug 2020||Urea injector may block and lead to Nox emissions exceeding regulatory limits|
|13th Nov 2020||Filtering performance of DPF may not meet required specification|
|21st Jan 2021||Welding of towbar components might not meet required specifications|
|5th Mar 2021||Welding of towbar components might not meet required specifications|
Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid problems
Hybrid versions of the C5 Aircross haven’t been available for as long as their regular petrol and diesel counterparts, so there is relatively little information regarding common problems.
Certain issues identified above, such as with the ECU and leaking fuel, may also apply to hybrid Aircross models. If you’re unsure whether your vehicle is affected by a recall, contact the manufacturer or use the government website.
Having problems with your Citroen C5 Aircross? Whatever the issue, WhoCanFixMyCar can help you find the right garage at the right price.
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