C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

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Which of the following failures/replacements (past & present) have you had on your C5 (X7)

A/C Compressor
3
3%
A/C Condenser
5
5%
Alternator
2
2%
BHI (Hydraulic Pump / Motor)
2
2%
Blown Air Module
0
No votes
BSI
0
No votes
Car Battery (<3 Years)
4
4%
Clutch (< 40k Miles)
2
2%
Clutch (40-80k Miles)
2
2%
Dual Mass Flywheel (<40k Miles)
2
2%
Dual Mass Flywheel (40-80k Miles)
1
1%
EGR Valve
5
5%
Electric Parking Brake
1
1%
Electric Window Regulator
7
7%
Engine Fuse Box
2
2%
Front Height Sensor
1
1%
Front Suspension Pipe
1
1%
Front Suspension Strut
10
11%
Head Unit/Audio/Sat Nav
1
1%
Heater Resistance Module
1
1%
MAF
2
2%
Manual Handbrake Cable
0
No votes
Parking Sensor(s)
5
5%
Particulate Filter (FAP)
0
No votes
Power Steering Pump
1
1%
Rear Height Sensor
5
5%
Rear Suspension Pipe
3
3%
Rear Suspension Strut
0
No votes
Screen Wiper Motor
5
5%
Starter Motor
0
No votes
Steering Rack
18
19%
Turbo
1
1%
Tyre Pressure Sensor(s)
2
2%
Vacuum Solenoid
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 94

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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 01 Mar 2018, 23:30

Yes Paul, you can change your options. I’ve left it so that people can go back and edit if they missed something
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Mar 2018, 00:29

Voted on the battery, not sure that has any relevance to a C5x7...

Also, maybe add FRIP joints and Fan motor ?

Only other thing has been gearbox stop/park/select solenoid.
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Homer » 02 Mar 2018, 05:52

The only thing on that list was the steering rack.
And the battery but it was more like 5 or 6 years old.
No FAP problem but the fluid did need topping up a tad early.

On top of that.
Aux belt pulley had to be replaced and the replacement was getting noisy when we sold it.
Recurring injector fault(s) which I never found the cause of.
Lots of suspension bushes and tracking which didn't seem to be able to stay aligned for very long.
DRL blew so I just turned them off - too much hassle to replace both with LEDs and too expensive to replace one with the genuine part.
Not the turbo but the air doser valve.
The end went missing off the dipstick.

Of all the Citroens I have owned it was by far the least reliable. Great car when it was running though.
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Sloppysod » 02 Mar 2018, 13:22

Good idea - Being the sort of person I am, I am sitting here with a smile on my face :-D , thinking my car is in a fairly good condition, rather than a sad face :( thinking oh-my god [-o< is that going to go next.................... but useful to know what to keep an eye out for.

I think it should be rolled out for other vehicles.
Possibly a big database, with some clever programming to differentiate between Marques & Models, one stop shop.
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Mar 2018, 14:42

Thanks Stu - all entries welcomed, even from current DS5 owners :-D

The current Poll facility is quite limited in that we cannot do more with it other than what is shown - I would like to have had a little more detail and analysis, but it's not possible with the built in Poll unfortunately. :(
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Paul-R » 02 Mar 2018, 15:02

GiveMeABreak wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 23:30
Yes Paul, you can change your options. I’ve left it so that people can go back and edit if they missed something

Um, how do I do that?
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Mar 2018, 16:10

Paul-R wrote:
02 Mar 2018, 15:02
GiveMeABreak wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 23:30
Yes Paul, you can change your options. I’ve left it so that people can go back and edit if they missed something

Um, how do I do that?

Try it now Paul, by going to the Poll and seeing if the options are now active - let me know when you have updated your response. It looks like I have to manually override the permission in another location.
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by Paul-R » 02 Mar 2018, 16:55

Yep, that works now. The "Submit Vote" button is there again.
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Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Mar 2018, 16:57

Thanks Paul. I've assumed you've hit the button now after correcting.

I suspect I'll have to do the same for David H so he can register his BHI as that's an important statistic.
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Mar 2018, 17:05

So as expected, the largest failure rate so far is the Steering rack, closely followed by the front suspension strut (which I am now having to get done on mine when it arrives from Poland) - but half the current Citroen price of £344 :shock:
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by bobins » 02 Mar 2018, 18:25

I know my front suspension strut will never fail like yours, Marc, as mine is on steel. But not to be outdone - I had a front coil spring go on it a year or two ago :lol:
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Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Mar 2018, 18:31

True! But I can still drive with it as the leak is only slight at present - (not that I am at present), but I do wonder - If these C6 / X7 hydraulic struts don't have the front leak back pipes like the MK I & IIs, there has been suggestion that the strut gaiter just has extra seals / clamps to stop the oil leaking out - but without ever seeing one internally, I doubt it is this simple or we would all be investing in Jubilee clips to cure the problem....
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by pelopelirrojo » 02 Mar 2018, 20:16

I've added my faults which are the most common, but considering the mileage is now at 205k it's been the best car I have ever owned in over 30 years of motoring. It still doesn't rattle or squeak!
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by EDC5 » 03 Mar 2018, 11:59

GiveMeABreak wrote:
02 Mar 2018, 18:31
True! But I can still drive with it as the leak is only slight at present - (not that I am at present), but I do wonder - If these C6 / X7 hydraulic struts don't have the front leak back pipes like the MK I & IIs, there has been suggestion that the strut gaiter just has extra seals / clamps to stop the oil leaking out - but without ever seeing one internally, I doubt it is this simple or we would all be investing in Jubilee clips to cure the problem....


I still have my failed strut lying on the floor of the garage, maybe I should get around to performing that autopsy I promised to see how it actually failed :o
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Re: C5 (X7) Component Failures /Faults / Replacements Poll

Post by GiveMeABreak » 03 Mar 2018, 12:03

That would be very interesting Elis if these can even be taken apart...
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