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Citroen issues C4 and DS4 recall for potential bonnet issue

1494 Citroen C4s and DS4s manufactured between June 2011 and July 2015

Citroen Australia has recalled 1494 C4 and DS4 hatchbacks for an issue that could result in the bonnet springing open unexpectedly.

Possible corrosion of the striker wire on the bonnet support led to the recall which affects models made between June 2011 and July 2015.

The possibility of an accident can increase if the bonnet swings open without warning, which is caused by corroded wire that leads to the bonnet striker becoming damaged.

This is the second notice from Citroen concerning the C4 in the past two weeks, joining the previously announced recall that involved the incorrect specification of wishbone bolts in the front suspension, which could result in loss of steering control.

Owners of the affected models will be contacted by Citroen via mail to organise the return of their vehicles to a preferred authorised dealer for inspection and replacement of the faulty parts if necessary.

A complete list of affected Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) is available for Citroen C4 and DS4 owners to view at the Product Safety Australia website.

The DS4 – which is now a part of the French manufacturer's separate DS brand – was replaced in April 2016 with the high-riding DS4 Crossback SUV.

Alternatively, the C4 continues to be sold in Australia alongside its platform-derivative C4 Cactus and was last upgraded in August 2015.

Is a second recall in as many weeks a sign that Citroen's C4 manufacturing process was not up to standard? Let us know what you think in the comments below.