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Coil springs
#1
There have been a few posts here concerning breaking coil springs, and after a bit of research I found this on the interweb;

From honestjohn "13-7-04: recall Picassos and Berlingos built 1-4-2000 to 30-9-2004 because suspension springs may break. Standing TSB from Citroen to its dealers (Feb 2008) that if front coil springs fail on a Berlingo up to 5 years old they are to be replaced free of charge."

Checking further with VOSA


13/07/2005 R/2005/095 CITROEN PICASSO, BERLINGO II AND BERLINGO MULTISPACE suspension springs may break VF700000093006682 VF700000093100993 01/12/2002 30/09/2003

13/07/2005 R/2005/095 CITROEN PICASSO, BERLINGO II AND BERLINGO MULTISPACE suspension springs may break VF700000094000192 VF700000094068124 01/12/2002 30/09/2003

13/07/2005 R/2005/097 CITROEN BERLINGO AND BERLINGO ELECTRIC suspension springs may break VF700000094000175 VF700000094064754 01/12/2002 30/09/2003

13/07/2005 R/2005/097 CITROEN BERLINGO AND BERLINGO ELECTRIC suspension springs may break VF700000065335197 VF700000065895578 01/06/1999 30/09/2002


There are a couple of points worth noting;

1) The official recall is for the fitting of a "protective cup" to avoid a broken spring making contact with the tyre. It is not for the springs themselves.

2) The differences in the quote above and VOSA (dates and fault description). So please don't take anything as being gospel and check yourself with Citroen if unsure.

The service bulletin looks to be out of date now but it does highlight the fact that a) there is an inherent issue with coil springs and b) Citroen are/were prepared to pay for repairs.

I think that firstly, it is worth checking with Citroen if you are concerned, to see whether yours has had the recall done (relevant VIN numbers are also on the VOSA website). Secondly, if someone suffers from a broken spring, try pushing Citroen about getting this done as a goodwill repair.



2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


#2
I would also like to notify people of the sticky we have in resources which does have the defect listed.

http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthrea...71#pid2871

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#3
I hadn't seen the other thread, so apologies for any duplication. What I do think is worth noting is the service bulletin that was issued. Is there any way of getting hold of these generally?
2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.




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