Car keeps going into limp mode

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Billmill44
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Car keeps going into limp mode

Post by Billmill44 » 05 Nov 2018, 21:55

My picasso 1.6 diesel has developed a fault where it flashes up engine fault and goes into limp then goes again .any help please.

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Re: Car keeps going into limp mode

Post by RichardW » 05 Nov 2018, 22:33

Welcome along!

You really need some diagnostics to work out what it is upset about. However, if it does it when you accelerate hard, and the fuel filter has not been changed for a while I would start there.

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Re: Car keeps going into limp mode

Post by seanrx » 07 Nov 2018, 21:05

BSI reset!
Try this first, simple and free. Find the correct procedure for your car.
For a C5 owner its vital info. Doing it fixed my limp home fault, over 3 years ago now.

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Re: Car keeps going into limp mode

Post by Simple76 » 07 Nov 2018, 21:35

Egr valve most likely. Need diagnostic check to help determine issue.

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Re: Car keeps going into limp mode

Post by crapday69 » 08 Nov 2018, 23:37

Could be anything really. When does the car go into limp home mode, is it under normal driving or say when accelerating. I had a problem that when I put my foot down to overtake, my car would go into limp home mode. All I needed was top replace the fuel filter. £35 and 30 minutes work on my 1.6 2007 C4. I had to change this twice both after about 50k miles, but I'm sure it should have been changed sooner.

Gary.