Citroen DS5 (2011 - 2018) - used, experience, problems

Citroen DS5
Citroen DS5

At the end of 2009, Citroen launched its new "premium" premium, called the DS in connection with what was a real car revolution, starting with the DS3 small city car. Then comes the compact DS4 and finally, in late 2011, the flagship DS5 model. In any case, it is different and original and does not leave you indifferent. The size of the DS5 is compact (only 4,53 m), and the trunk volume is 468 liters, with the rear seats folded down to 1.288 liters.

The rear space is severely limited by a flat roof and limited rear visibility through a narrow window.

Engine - Citroen DS 5

Citroen The DS5 offers a gasoline engine and three diesel engines for its flagship model. The THP 165 is a 1,6-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 165 hp, which is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, which reaches a maximum of 202 km / h and consumes an average of 5,9 liters per standard. In BlueHDI diesel engines, the range ranges from a 1,6-liter 120hp four-cylinder to a 2,0-liter with 150hp and another 2,0-liter with 180hp. The weaker engine is available as a switch or with an automatic, 150hp version with manual only and 180hp variant with automatic transmission only. With diesel engines, the DS5 reaches a top speed of 189 km / h to 220 km / h, with fuel consumption between 3,8 and 4,5 liters.

Model Motor Cylinder
cc
Fuel Power
Hp / rev
Max. torque
Nm / rev
Max.
speed
_Speed ​​up
0 – 100 km / h
Consumption
(l / 100 km)
Gasoline engines
DS5 1.6 THP
(156CV)
EP6CDT 1598 Direct injection +
turbocharger
156/6000 240 /
1400 – 5000
202 7.1 165
DS5 1.6 THP
(165CV)
EP6FDT 1598 Direct injection +
turbocharger
165/6000 240 /
1400 – 3500
202 6 135
DS5 1.6 THP
(200CV)
EP6CDTX 1598 Direct injection +
turbocharger
200/5800 275 /
1700 – 4000
235 6.8 155
DS5 1.6 THP
(211CV)
EP6CDTX 1598 Direct injection +
turbocharger
211/6000 285/1750 235 6.3 144
Diesel engine
DS5 1.6 e-HDi DV6C 1560 Turbo-diesel
common rail +
Stop & Start
112/3600 270/1750 191 4.5 114
DS5 1.6 e-HDi DV6C 1560 Turbo-diesel
common rail +
Stop & Start
114/3600 270/1750 191 4.3 112
DS5 1.6 BlueHDi DV6FC 1560 Turbo-diesel
common rail +
Stop & Start
120/3500 300/1750 191 3.9 102
DS5 2.0 BlueHDi
(150CV)
DW10FD 1997 Turbo-diesel
common rail
150/4000 370/2000 210 4.1 105
DS5 2.0 HDi DW10C 1997 Turbo-diesel
common rail
163/3750 340 /
2000 – 3000
215 4.9 129
DS5 2.0 HDi
by car.
DW10C 1997 Turbo-diesel
common rail
163/3750 340 /
2000 – 3000
212 6 154
DS5 2.0 BlueHDi
(180CV)
DW10FC 1997 Turbo-diesel
common rail
180/3750 400/2000 220 4.9 128
Hybrid engine
Hybrid4 DW10C +
electric motor
1997 Turbo-diesel
common rail +
electro batteries
163/3750 +
37 hp
450/1750 211 3.8 99

Citroen DS5 - Problems and malfunctions

For some vehicles with a 1.6 THP (210 hp) gasoline engine, owners face a failure of the coolant temperature sensor.

For many vehicles, there are problems with the reversing camera due to water penetration.

Multiple door sensor defects in the door that prevent the keyless system from operating. In order to solve the problem, it is necessary to change the sensor mentioned.

Increased number of problems with the central multimedia unit (CD player, black screen, (). To solve the problem, it is often necessary to change the whole unit.

Initial models face various problems related to electronics (warning lights come on without the need to print an alarm, (). To overcome the problem, a software update usually solves the problem.

In models manufactured by the end of 2012, the front shock absorber bearings wear out quickly. The problem is manifested by the sounds when driving on a worse road.

For 18- and 19-inch wheels, there is intense tire wear.

As shown, some older series have problems with rapid wear of the front wheel bearings (50.000 km).

In some cases, there is water retention in the headlights, so pay attention to the condensation that appears on the headlight glass in colder weather.

In August 2018, the recall for DS5 vehicles from 2011 to 2015. These vehicles were equipped with Takata airbags and, over time, the drive plates in these airbags were able to absorb moisture. In the event of a collision that activates the airbag, excessive internal pressure can cause the airbag housing to explode so that metal parts fly through the airbag and into the cab. These metal fragments posed a serious risk of injury and death to passengers in the vehicle.

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