Berlingo Petrol Puretech engine fault and oil consumption issues

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Berlingo Petrol Puretech engine fault and oil consumption issues

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I have a berlingo mutispace from 2018. It is a 1.2 petrol with the pure tech flair engine. It has done less than 55k miles

Around a year ago we first encountered an issue where our car would go into limp mode and the on screen display would say ‘engine fault - get vehicle repaired’. The first time we took this to a Citroen specialist they said nothing was wrong but they replaced the cambelt.

Shortly after we had a service where our oil would have been topped up and it ran fine for a while before happening again and we required roadside assistance. The helpful chap read the diagnostics and said our oil was low. We assumed this was missed in the service, topped it up and all was fine again. I kept an eye on oil levels after and they seemed to be decreasing rapidly. The car broke down again shortly after. I went back to the garage we saw previously and we were told this was a known issue - a replacement rocker cover was fitted and oil topped up and we needed to drive 1000k miles to monitor oil use. Within a few weeks it was low again so we went back.

We now seem a bit stuck as the garage are saying we will unlikely get support from Citroen and calling Citroen direct they are saying they need the garage to diagnose and can’t commit to how much of the work they will cover until we know. The rep at the garage basically said the best thing would be to get rid of the car.

Seems weird given Citroen already advised and covered the first fix and we were running the <1000 mile check to prove the issue. Various timing belt and oil consumption issues also seem to be all over the internet for these cars and the engine type. Also seems to be quite a dangerous issue and given this is my family car we spent a good amount of our cash on and we really love, I am keen to resolve.

I have tried to talk about different options and explain my situation with Citroen but they seem to giving me a repeat, stock answer. I am worried about getting into an unknown string of costly diagnostics and repairs.

The car is just over 6 years old and low mileage.

Any similar experiences or advice on how to proceed please?
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Re: Berlingo Petrol Puretech engine fault and oil consumption issues

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https://www.my-car.fr/moteur-puretech-u ... tellantis/


It is a known issue, I would put pressure on the garage to sort it out
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Re: Berlingo Petrol Puretech engine fault and oil consumption issues

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Steve Walsh wrote: 16 Mar 2024, 17:07 https://www.my-car.fr/moteur-puretech-u ... tellantis/


It is a known issue, I would put pressure on the garage to sort it out
Thanks yes seems to be the case. Though the known issue seems to be timing belt fragments blocking oil. Ours seems to burn through it quickly.

Do you think it will complicate things if we use another Citroen garage at this point?
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Re: Berlingo Petrol Puretech engine fault and oil consumption issues

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Second opinion can't hurt, I look after a friends Peugeot 3008 with a 1.2 puretech, It is on its 2nd belt under warranty they also fitted new oil pump at the last change. It also drinks oil, We are trying for compensation from selling dealer here in France as it was a known issue in the trade when my friend bought it a year ago, She tried to Part ex it for another car with same dealer but they have offered her 8500 less than she paid because of the puretech issue....I havent yet found what causes the oil consumption, it does not smoke at all and no leaks.... The Cat must be collecting the smoke and will probably fail next..... Good luck
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Re: Berlingo Petrol Puretech engine fault and oil consumption issues

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Thanks yeah sounds the same as ours, no one seems to know where the oil is going and there seems to be no smoke indicating it’s coming from the exhaust either. Given it’s a known problem the support seems to be next to nothing on this. Has anyone had any luck escalating with Citroen to review as I don’t think the garage are going to do any more.
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Re: Berlingo Petrol Puretech engine fault and oil consumption issues

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The oil specification is also critical on these 1.2s, essential for the timing belt, so make sure you have the exact correct type.
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