Citroen UK recalls C3 Picassos

Citroen UK recalls C3 Picassos

If one has ever found himself in the situation of being in the passenger seat of a really crazy driver, who loves the loud pedal but he does not care so much about the brakes, Citroen has come up with the right solution. It has unknowingly provided the ability to bring everything to a screeching flat. However shocking and funny this may sound, the C3 Picasso is available to its enthusiast customers featuring both right and left-hand drive configurations. The left-hand brake components are left behind the footwell when converting to right-hand drive, while the brakes are activated in case the passenger decides to push in the right spot. It may sound funny, but it is highly dangerous and this is the reason Why Citroen has issued a recall of more than 20,000 C3 Picasso cars in the UK. The Citroen representatives are concerned about the possibility of activating the brakes from the passenger side. The Town & Country Cleaners firm, which has three of the Citroen vehicles in its fleet, alerted the BBC after one of their drivers had found himself screeching to a halt when traveling at 70mph on a motorway. Mark Brown, motor engineer and the examinator of cars discovered that the braking mechanism underneath the passenger floor was easy to press because it was covered with a thin piece of felt. He added that it was potentially dangerous as the passenger would not be aware of activating the brake, while the driver would not acknowledge what was going on and Citroen had to take a close look at the problem and find a solution to cover the brake mechanism. Tim Shallcross, Head of Technical Policy for the Institute of Advanced Motorists stated that Citroen had to investigate the problem as a matter of emergency, taking action to modify all cars.


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