Citroen C3 Pluriel common faults

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The C3 Pluriel has faults in common with the other C3 models with an exception being the roof.

Roof problems are usually either 'leaking' due to poor fitting roof parts and panels or mechanical drive problems when it won't open or close and makes a machine-gun rat tat tat sound.

Both of these roof faults are involved and tricky or costly to repair, so make sure the roof works and try to visit the car on a wet day to check for wet seats or carpet and boot area.

Other common faults which also apply to all the C3 models and their Pluriel sibling are:

Broken front road springs, poor key fob performance or broken fob buttons, non starting on high mileage cars due to a worn starter motor, sensodrive/flappy paddle gearbox faults and poorly fitted replacement stereos causing non starting :(

If you are planning on buying a C3 Pluriel test and check the list above, get a friend to look and do a HPI fact check by tapping 'here' to ensure the history,and mileage is checked too :)
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