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How reliable is the Citroen C5 HDi diesel?

Is the Citroen C5 diesel 1.6 HDi a reliable car? At what km should it have its timing belt changed?


Ceppie Martin (Dublin)

Jan 2013 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Ceppie,

We're assuming you mean the model replaced in 2008, as the older version was very unreliable. The newer car has not so far been plagued with the same electrical and suspension issues, but of course get any model you're considering checked out in detail.

The 1.6 HDi diesel engine's timing belt should be changed every 240,000 kilometres according to Citroen, though we'd recommend doing it earlier.

Hope that helps

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Adviser

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