The Citroen C4 Aircross and Peugeot 4008 have been recalled this week for a suspected fault of the vehicles’s tailgate gas springs.
Both French manufacturers report that an insufficient anti-corrosion coating was applied to the end cap on the outer tube of the tailgate gas springs, which could cause corrosion.
If the condition occurs, the end cap could break, and shoot into whoever is operating the tailgate, or cause the tailgate to fall suddenly – as there is no assistance from the struts – potentially causing an injury or accident.
Above: Peugeot 4008, Top: Citroen C4 Aircross
Owners of these vehicles will be contacted via mail, and are encouraged to arrange an appointment with their local dealer to have their C4 Aircross or 4008 inspected and repaired.
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