Citroen cars with factory fitted Thatcham security systems

Citroen fit as standard a Thatcham category 2 immobiliser or category 1 alarm to nearly all new cars built for the UK market. Privately imported car models or older cars will have no Thatcham approved security at all so your insurance company may ask for an aftermarket alarm or immobiliser to be fitted.

"Does my car have a thatcham alarm or immobiliser?"

It's very important to check BOTH lists as some cars may have be fitted with a CAT2 first but later models could be fitted with a CAT1.

Older cars have NOT been listed below, more detailed information about older cars fitted with Thatcham alarms or immobilisers can be downloaded here as a PDF file from

Citroen cars fitted with Thatcham category 2 immobiliser

Model Year
Berlingo Jan 98 – May 00
Dispatch May 98 – on
Saxo May 97 – Feb 04
Synergie (all models petrol & diesel) 98 MY – Jan 02
Xantia (all models) Jul 99 – Jan 01
Xsara (all models petrol & diesel) Oct 97 – Apr 00
C3 (all models) Apr 02 – on
C5 (all models) Mar 01 – Feb 08
C2 (all models) Sept 03 – on
C4 (all models) Oct 04 – on
Xsara Picasso May 00 – on
Xsara May 00 – Feb 05
Berlingo May 00 – on
C8 (all models) Jan 03 – on
Grand Picasso (except Executive & Lounge) Jan 07 – on
DS3 (all models except Sport) Feb 10 – on
C1 May 05 – on
C-Zero (all models) Jan 11 – on

Citroen cars fitted with Thatcham category 1 alarm

Model Year
C5 Exclusive Mar 01 – Feb 08
C5 Exclusive SE Mar 01 – Feb 08
C3 Exclusive Apr 02 – on
C3 Pluriel 1.6i Jun 03 – on
C4 Exclusive VTS Oct 04 – Dec 10
C4 Grand Picasso, Executive & Lounge Jan 07 – Dec 10
C2 VTR, VTS Sep 03 – on
C6 (all models) Jan 06 – on
C8 SX Jan 03 – on
C8 Exclusive Jan 03 – on
C8 Exclusive Captain Chair Jan 03 – on
C4 (all models) Jan 11 – on
C5 (all models) Mar 08 – on
DS3 (Sport) Feb 10 – on
DS4 (all models) Jul 11 – on
DS5 (all models) Jan 12 – on
C-Crosser (all models) Jul 07 – on

Citroen cars without Thatcham security systems

Citroen cars not listed above could still have been fitted with an insurance approved Thatcham category 1 alarm or cat 2 immobiliser by the car dealer or car security specialist so it's worth checking the car documents.

"If your car has not been listed above?"

Since this page was last updated newer car models may have been added and many older cars have not been listed so if you cannot find your make, model and year above it's worth downloading the FULL Thatcham Listing as a PDF file from

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