"Engine needs repair" on display screen?

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My Name: Dibley

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Model: C3 2017-on. The new C3
Year: 2017 (17)
Engine Size: 1.2
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Flair
Gearbox: I don't know
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: EB2F PureTech 3-Cylinder (82 PS)

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My wifes car is a 2017 C3 Flair auto.
Last week she told me via flustered phone call the dispaly screen was showing "engine needs repair".
I asked what other info was showing regards warning lights or icons and was told ,NONE?
So i got home and read the owners manual to find no mention at all regards the screens warning.

So i rang the dealer and explained this and was told that unless a light on the cluster was illuminated a diagnostic will not show a fault. I was told it was most likely a glitch.
I as done the same today. I rang a diffrent dealer as was told pretty much the same. If car runs the same and no warning lights are on,ignore the screen.
I was told i can book for a diagnostic test for £85 BUT chances are high no fault was logged!
As anyone had the same issue OR advice on what to do?
thanks
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Dibley wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:27 pm My wifes car is a 2017 C3 Flair auto.
Last week she told me via flustered phone call the dispaly screen was showing "engine needs repair".
I asked what other info was showing regards warning lights or icons and was told ,NONE?
So i got home and read the owners manual to find no mention at all regards the screens warning.

So i rang the dealer and explained this and was told that unless a light on the cluster was illuminated a diagnostic will not show a fault. I was told it was most likely a glitch.
I as done the same today. I rang a diffrent dealer as was told pretty much the same. If car runs the same and no warning lights are on,ignore the screen.
I was told i can book for a diagnostic test for £85 BUT chances are high no fault was logged!
As anyone had the same issue OR advice on what to do?
thanks

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Is the orange spanner on the dash illuminated?

'NONE' is generic response that usually means, 'I didn't notice any', so its best to check again for the spanner.
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My Name: Dibley

Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Model: C3 2017-on. The new C3
Year: 2017 (17)
Engine Size: 1.2
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Flair
Gearbox: I don't know
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: EB2F PureTech 3-Cylinder (82 PS)

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No lights or icons are illuminated at all on the dash cluster, no spanner,nothing.
Jsut the warning on the display screen, Which i can find no mention or details of in any "Citroen" site!
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My Name: Arfur Dent

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Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:47 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
Has thanked: 259 times
Been thanked: 112 times

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Dibley wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:20 am No lights or icons are illuminated at all on the dash cluster, no spanner,nothing.
Jsut the warning on the display screen, Which i can find no mention or details of in any "Citroen" site!
It isn't mentioned specially in the manual but it does hint to it and it has also cropped up here in the forum.

Unfortunately it's a generic error and needs a obd read to dig deeper.

Since two Citroen garages don't seem bothered, I wouldn't worry about it.


For peace of mind you could:
Connect up a cheap obd2 reader to scan for engine codes yourself and avoid the £85 charge.
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