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Serious engine problems on hundreds of thousands of cars

“Serious engine problems on hundreds of thousands of cars? Here are the models concerned”

Hundreds of thousands of cars from the Stellantis and Renault groups are targeted by design defects on their engines.

If you have recently experienced mechanical problems with your Renault, Peugeot, Citroën, Dacia, Opel or even Nissan, remember that you are not alone ). Since 2012 and the launch of the 1.2 liter PureTech engines at Stellantis (Peugeot, Citroën, Opel) and the 1.2 liter TCe within the Renault group, hundreds of thousands of cars have been manufactured. identified with suspected design defects. In both cases, many motorists have experienced this. à At their expense, premature wear of the timing belt, excess oil consumption, braking problems and, for some, engine failure.

Among users, some no longer count the trips to the garage and the expenses for repairs. With most of them receiving unsatisfactory responses from manufacturers who often remind them that “compliance with the maintenance interval of the Oil and the use of the correct oil are essential to preserve the condition of the timing belt.'' An essential mechanical part, the timing belt, when defective, can lead to serious breakdowns, which can go as far as damage. engine breakage. At Stellantis, several waves of vehicle recalls have already occurred. occurred. In November 2020, the group carried out a first gigantic reminder. It affected 500,000 models produced between 2013 and 2017. In December 2022, it carried out a new one for many models produced after 2017.

The Renault group, for its part, is currently the target of a collective complaint. Although forced communication of a certain number of elements was caused to him. ordered by the summary judge of the court of Versailles (Yvelines) in March 2023, the group never complied. and appealed the decision. An appeal which will be examined on November 29. Today, dissatisfied customers of the two main automobile groups in France have decided to take action. to come together to claim compensation. While awaiting the verdict of ongoing and pending proceedings, to come, certainly long, we provide you below with the list of all the models equipped with these famous 1.2 liter PureTech or 1.2 liter TCe engines which could potentially be affected by this problem.

1.2 liter PureTech engine (Stellantis Group)

  • Peugeot 308 II and III
  • Peugeot 508 I and II
  • Peugeot 2008 I and II
  • Peugeot 3008 I and II
  • Peugeot 5008 I and II< /li>
  • Peugeot Rifter
  • Peugeot Partner II and III
  • Citroën C3 II and III
  • Citroën C4 I and II
  • Citroën C4 Space Tourer
  • Citroën C4 Picasso II
  • Citroën  C4 Cactus
  • Citroën Berlingo II and III
  • DS3 Crossback
  • DS4
  • DS7 Crossback
  • Opel Mokka
  • Opel Crossland and Crossland X
  • Opel Grandland and Grandland X

1.2 TCe engine (Renault Group)

  • Renault Clio IV
  • Renault Mégane III and IV li>
  • Renault Kadjar
  • Renault Kangoo II
  • Dacia Duster I and II
  • Dacia Dokker
  • Dacia  Lodgy
  • Nissan Qashqai II
  • Nissan Pulsar
  • Nissan Juke I

If you own the 39;one of these car models, and even if you have never experienced any mechanical problems until now, we can only advise you to inquire with Please contact your mechanic and possibly have your vehicle examined. And if you want to get closer to the owners of the brands affected by this Motorgate, there are several groups of angry motorists, such as the one called Motorgate. "Renault/Nissan engine failure" on the social network Facebook.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116