Cars recalled over 'fire risk'

Cars recalled over 'fire risk'

Hundreds of Peugeot and Citroen cars are being recalled in the UK after a manufacturing fault was detected.

Manufacturers issued the recall after tests revealed that the cars' high-pressure fuel rail pipes had not been tightened correctly.

This can cause fuel to leak onto the engine, which could lead to a fire in the engine bay.

The announcement affects more than 400 recently-purchased cars.

A total of 279 Citroen cars have been recalled, with models affected including the Citroen C4 and Citroen 4 Picasso.

Other models hit by the recall are the Citroen C3 and Citroen C3 Picasso, the Citroen DS3 and Citroen Berlingo.

Some 149 Peugeot cars are also affected - the 208 model from 2008, and 308 models built in January 2014.

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