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Vehicle recall information

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Just found this on my travels around the web.
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Post by Xaccers »

I can only find one recall for Xantias, 95-96 petrol 1.8 16v cam belt failing before 72K
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Xac wrote:I can only find one recall for Xantias, 95-96 petrol 1.8 16v cam belt failing before 72K
There must have been one for the handbrake?
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There were four...

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Post by Xaccers »

Ah I think when I searched the launch date was too recent :)
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Post by DickieG »

Not that the parking brake recall did any good, the L reg VSX I owned would roll away at will 1/2 an hour after I parked it despite having had the recall carried out!
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Post by KP »

was it really a recall or just a grinder :D
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Post by f00lzz »

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:I can only find one recall for Xantias, 95-96 petrol 1.8 16v cam belt failing before 72K
There must have been one for the handbrake?
Strange you should mention that Jim.. my lads 2.1TD rolled of his drive night before last. He says that as soon as the car 'settles' the car rolls back. He now applies the handbrake firmly and parks in gear...
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Post by red_dwarfers »

Thats a point about the handbrake...I always park in 1st/reverse depending on the hill and spin the front wheels against the curve just in case, paranoia I guess but I do notice when I've left it for a while on an incline when I come back I have a bit of a job getting it back into neutral as the car has moved slightly and 'settled' into gear.
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Post by jgra1 »

I was quite shocked recently to find my S2 xant had rolled of the drive and onto the track past the house, completely blocking it :twisted: wondered why I heard a blast from someone's horn.. I expect they were wondering why they were bothered to beep at a car in front of them with no one in it :D
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Post by addo »

Maybe if they beeped long enough, someone might take pity and install a brain between their ears? :roll:

I got honked today, for giving way to an ambulance under siren.
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Post by andmcit »

I'm not saying their handbrakes are totally ineffectual but Cx ownership
trains you to gauge the topography where you park the car and to leave
it parked in either reverse or first gear...

this habit is hard to get out of and I park all my Xantiae and Xm the same.
Just don't forget the car's in gear when you jump in and turn the key. Even
with an auto I'll have my foot on the brake pedal and not all autos need this.

Sometimes even where coming back to a Xantia and dumping the clutch to
turn over the starter I can catch the car 'creep' even with the handbrake 'on'.
In ANY car I first get into and try the starter I'll always dump the clutch
even where I've already 'wobbled' the gearlever. My driving instructor would
sometimes deliberately leave the car parked in gear to catch me out on
starting up...

yes, she was a bit sadistic but it trained me to anticipate things even where
the car was stationery.

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Post by pug_owner2002 »

i must admit I always park and leave the car in gear. My dad got me into the habit of it (must be an old school thing).
It always catches the wife out if she uses my car as she never checks if it's in gear or not before starting.
They don't teach um how they used too. :)
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Post by KP »

same here, always in gear and use the clutch as eases the starter strain when cranking anyway :)

Except the wifes car which always gets a hard tug on the handbrake as she still doesn't check its in gear all the time so better safe than sorry and having the swift end up next to my tv :D
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Post by myglaren »

Looked out of the window to see my Xantia in the middle of the road one morning.
Pilot error rather than defective brakes though, I think.