The French automaker is recalling about 97,000 cars made in a plant in the Czech town of Kolin, in a joint venture with Toyota. The factory produces the two Peugeot Citroën models as well as Toyota's Aygo. The models share the same basic platform and many of the same parts.
The recall would affect the Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models, about 6,700 of which run in the UK.
The company plans to change their potentially faulty accelerator pedals which may cause sudden acceleration without warning.
Peugeot Citroen spokesman Jean-Marc Sarret called the recall a "preventive measure" but declined to say exactly when the cars would be recalled.