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Scouse

DS Woe

So two months and 1200 miles in Mrs Scouse's DS3 has had it's first non-breakdown. Coming home last night having filled her car with diesel (funny how we have to use her car when she's got none) the power steering suddenly gave up and the dashboard lit up like a christmas tree. The it seemed to 'free' itself so I continued on, then it went again just as I pulled into the drive. To be on the safe side she took my car this morning. When I started hers it seemed fine, then the same thing happened halfway to work - steering mega heavy, 'Power Steering Faulty', 'ESP/ASR System Faulty', 'Tyre Under Inflation Detection System Not Working', 'LHF Tyre Deflated' flashing on and off on the screen.
Now waiting for the AA man to take it to Citroen. reckon we'll get it back by the weekend?
Twelfth Monkey

Which weekend is that then?  (Sorry to hear about this, pain in the arse.)
Roadsterstu

FB will quite likely have some suggestions as to possible causes. Hope it is soon fixed. And cheaply.
Michael

Roadsterstu wrote:
Hope it is soon fixed. And cheaply.


I would hope this is under guarantee!
PG

That's not what you want on a new car. Should be totally a warranty fix and fast!
Scouse

According to the AA man it is the power steering ecu that is faulty and that is causing the other faults. It's currently with Citroen in Birkdale. I guess I won't hear anything until tomorrow. In the meantime Citroen (Enterprise) have given me an Adam until the DS is fixed.
Racing Teatray

Scouse wrote:
...iIn the meantime Citroen (Enterprise) have given me an Adam until the DS is fixed.


That's a peculiar move.
Scouse

Racing Teatray wrote:
Scouse wrote:
...iIn the meantime Citroen (Enterprise) have given me an Adam until the DS is fixed.


That's a peculiar move.


I think it's because that was all Enterprise had in that was available in a similar size. The guy did mention dropping something else off when it was available.
Michael

What's the Adam like?
Scouse

Michael wrote:
What's the Adam like?

Small. Aside from that it's not bad. Fairly nippy, rides ok, all the basic toys you could ask for. Seats are a bit flat & hard. Does feel a class below the DS3 to be honest.
Roadsterstu

I used to work for Enterprise and much of their business is contracted out from garages to provide courtesy cars. Cheaper than having your own fleet and then booking them in and out, etc.
Bryan M

I too used to work for Enterprise and unless things have changed dealers couldn't specify what make of cars they were given - just a vehicle class
Frank Bullitt

I was going to suggest the steering ECU as it affects the steering assistance (kind of obviously) plus it throws hissy fits into all the connected systems such as the ESP, ABS etc.

Don't be surprised if CitroŽn (sorry, DS) fit a new steering rack too - they seem to do this under warranty!
Twelfth Monkey

Scouse wrote:
Michael wrote:
What's the Adam like?

Small. Aside from that it's not bad. Fairly nippy, rides ok, all the basic toys you could ask for. Seats are a bit flat & hard. Does feel a class below the DS3 to be honest.


'Nippy' has to be the most rubbish term used to describe a car!
Bob Sacamano

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Scouse wrote:
Michael wrote:
What's the Adam like?

Small. Aside from that it's not bad. Fairly nippy, rides ok, all the basic toys you could ask for. Seats are a bit flat & hard. Does feel a class below the DS3 to be honest.


'Nippy' has to be the most rubbish term used to describe a car!


Not if it's small and Japanese.
Big Blue

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:


'Nippy' has to be the most rubbish term used to describe a car!


Not if it's small and Japanese.


Nothing like casual racism to make me raugh out roud in the office.
Scouse

Fixed. New steering ECU. Pretty good service to be honest considering it only got to them around lunchtime yesterday.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

^ Common fault so they have a box of replacement parts under the couter, ready for instant use (?)
Bob Sacamano

Or swop one out of an unsold one.
Frank Bullitt

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
^ Common fault so they have a box of replacement parts under the couter, ready for instant use (?)


Just in time delivery - if you order by 4pm and it's in U.K. stock it will be there first thing the following day.

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