Citroen C2/C3 SensoDrive Gearbox ECU

Citroen C2 C3 SensoDrive ECU fault

This SensoDrive gearbox ECU is a very common problem for all C2 and C3 vehicles built between 2003 – 2011, when the SensoDrive ECU begins to fail then you will notice that you are unable to select gears properly and this may also prevent the engine from starting. The fault is usually intermittent but then becomes more permanent if not rectified early.


Don’t be fooled into believing the only way rectify this issue is by purchasing a new unit direct from manufacturer. This will also incur programming costs and only comes with a short one-year warranty. However the original design flaw is still present in units from the manufacturer, meaning that even new SensoDrive gearbox ECU’s are susceptible to malfunction.


We offer another way, a much more efficient and cost-effective option: we can fully rebuild the original gearbox ECU, working-out the factory design flaw, for a fraction of the cost of a new unit. All of our rebuilds carry an unlimited mile Lifetime Warranty so you can be assured this is truly the best option.



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Common Failure symptoms:

  • No/poor gear selection
  • Gears sticking
  • No start


Common fault codes:

  • P0750 - Gearbox Fault
  • P1702 - ECU Switch To Dormant Mode
  • P0744 - Clutch Actuator Motor Signal Fault
  • P0560 - ECU Supply Fault
  • P0605 - Internal Control Module Read Only Memory (ROM) Error


Test and rebuild:

Every SensoDrive ECU is individually tested on our custom-built Hardware In-the-Loop vehicle simulator. This enables testing under real-world conditions, revealing each fault. We then move onto the rebuild stage, replacing all commonly failing components with OEM or above rated components, and unlike the factory environment of the manufactures, our quality control is second to none.



We retain all the original programming from your SensoDrive gearbox ECU during test and rebuild. So, no need for any programming or coding work once you receive it back



Due to our extremely high standards and a work defect rate lower than 0.49% on all our rebuilds, we can confidently offer an unlimited mile Lifetime Warranty. Our strict quality control incorporates testing, ESD safety, components, workmanship, even down to securely packaging your unit for delivery back to you: all areas must meet our very high warranty standards.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild choose your part number or vehicle above and then click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the SensoDrive gearbox ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your transmission ECU with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)


What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the SensoDrive gearbox ECU inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your transmission ECU and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your gearbox ECU and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this SensoDrive gearbox ECU then please contact us.

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Comments on "Citroen C2/C3 SensoDrive Gearbox ECU"
Emmanuel says: 29/08/2023 23:03:58
Hie guys i have a citroen c3 sensodrive and it just started flashing the auto light on dashboard and now doesnt drive.the code showing is insufficient oil pressure and clutch actuator failt.we changed clutch actuator but still no joy and its refusing to reprogramme
ECU Admin says: 30/08/2023 09:23:17
Hi Emmanuel, reads like you may have an ECU failure, we can look into that if you send it in to us
Ian says: 09/10/2022 10:01:02
I have just got a 07 C3 sensodrive and the car doesn't seem to engage 1st or reverse easily and will roll. Could this be an ECU problem?
ECU Admin says: 10/10/2022 09:48:05
Hi Ian, we'd recommend scanning the vehicle with diagnostics
Peter says: 16/08/2022 21:56:50
Hello. My 06 c3 SensoDrive is doing of what has been described. Car starts and engine runs fine. When select auto or 1st the car requires excessive rpm to move, then the car drives away well and shifts up and down through all 5 gears and travels well however flaring is excessive. The car is garaged and not being used until problem is rectified. Please advise as to where the ECU is located and where the required code can be found and I will get back to you. Regards Peter. NSW Australia.
ECU Admin says: 17/08/2022 09:35:05
Hi, the ECU is bolted to the gearbox itself (next to the clutch actuator) and the part number will be found on the ECU.
Alan cooper says: 02/10/2021 00:06:12
Hi I have a 2005 c2 vtr scanned car and get code P1702 Permanent fault ECU power latch , car seems to drive ok ? Is this a problem you could sort out, ? Regards Alan. (Cairns australia)
ECU Admin says: 04/10/2021 10:17:40
Hi Alan, we can test that with a view to rebuild if faulty. To get started just complete our Test Form
Jack says: 16/10/2020 14:18:29
Hi my 2005 c3 auto is not starting how much u charge to fix gearbox ecu
ECU Admin says: 20/10/2020 09:25:56
Hi Jack, for rebuild information please select your part number above or from the following list:
David craven says: 27/05/2020 17:50:01
Hi I have a 2007 Peugeot 1007 how much is the gearbox ecru to be repaired Regards David
ECU Admin says: 28/05/2020 09:29:10
Hi David, for information on Peugeot 1007 transmission ECU services please click here:
Ian Freshwater says: 18/01/2020 21:43:35
my 2004 c3 seems to drive well if started off and driven in manual mode. If started and left in Auto has failed to drive at all if stopped in traffic. Turn off restart in manual mode and it drives away OK. On one occasion I had the "snow mode" indicator on and flashing. I am having the codes checked by dealer tomorrow. Car is in Melbourne, Australia.
ECU Admin says: 20/01/2020 10:16:03
Hi Ian, you may well have a problem with your SensoDrive ECU, check the current fault codes against our list above and then select your part number here:
Julio saavedra says: 30/11/2019 13:55:23
Hola mi citroen c3 tiene el problema que describen. Cual sera el valor de la reparación pd: soy de chile
ECU Admin says: 02/12/2019 09:44:44
Hola Julio, para precios e informacion de envio, seleccione su numero de pieza arriba, o de la siguiente lista:
Aykanat says: 09/07/2019 15:33:35
Hallo i have P1718 is the ecu my Problem. Thanks
ECU Admin says: 09/07/2019 17:28:14
Hi Aykanat, the fault code "P1718-Gear lever signal fault value incorrect" may be caused by a faulty gear lever or wiring, every ECU that we have tested where the customer reports P1718 as the fault code has not been faulty. It is most likely a fault on the vehicle rather than with the SensoDrive ECU.
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