The top-selling Peugeot 208 is one of the cars affected as is the brand new 308 hatchback and Citroen’s C4.
The company is recalling the models after the high-pressure fuel rail pipes were not tightened correctly, resulting in poor sealing of the rail and fuel leaking on to the engine. It could result in an engine bay fire.
Approximately 150 Peugeot 208, 2008 and 308 models built in January 2014 are affected, as well as 276 Citroen models including the C4 Picasso, C3 and C3 Picasso, the Berlingo and posh DS3.
A Citroen spokesperson told Car Dealer: ‘There are 276 Citroen vehicles involved in the recall. 71 per cent have currently been completed, and we are working in line with the advice and support of VOSA. They are in full agreement with our actions.
‘All customers have been informed by letter and will be contacted again today. We have had no actual cases reported.’