Peugeot Citroen recalls cars in UK

French car giant Peugeot Citroen is to recall more than 6,000 vehicles in the UK over fears for their safety, it has announced.

The 6,667 cars were among the 97,000 Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models recalled across Europe after it was revealed they were fitted with the same accelerator pedal used in the Toyota Aygo.

The news follows the Japanese car markers move to recall models - including the Aygo - over the faulty pedal.

The French firm said that the recall was 'precautionary' and concerned fewer than 10% of Peugeot 107s and Citroen C1s in circulation in Europe.

Peugeot said the 107s affected by the precautionary recall, of those sold in the UK between 2005-2009, were the 2-Tronic and ESP equipped vehicles only - both of which have an electronic throttle.

All other manual transmission 107s are not affected by the announcement, the company said.

Customers affected by the recall will receive a letter asking them to contact their local Peugeot dealership.

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