Purchasing a new car is a big decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, once the initial research has been done and you’ve finally parked a new Peugeot in front of your house, you might think that the hard work is over.
It isn’t. While Peugeot cars can last for years, they need regular maintenance and there are several common problems you will need to be on the lookout for in order to keep them running at their best.
Common Peugeot Issues to be Aware of
- Turbo Failure- A turbo failure is common on Peugeot 206, 206 cc, 307, 407, and van, and is most often caused by owners failing to replace the oil and filtre in the car as frequently as needed. In order to fix this, owners must renew the turbo, oil feed, oil pick up strainer, and return pipes. These car parts can be costly and inconvenient to replace, and prevention is much easier, however. So, make sure the oil and the filtre in the Peugeot is replaced at least once each year or every 9656 kilometres regardless of how old the vehicle actually is.
- ABS Fault- In the Peugeot 307, one of the most common faults is with the ABS, or anti lock braking system. This is most often caused by an air gap corrosion of the rear wheel sensors. In order for it to be repaired, the car parts must be cleaned and refitted correctly.
- Roof Fault- In 207 cc and 208 cc models, there may be times when the convertible roof fails to operate; it might not open or close all the way. While this problem is not a major one, it should be rectified quickly as it can indicate problems with other Peugeot parts, especially the battery. In order to repair it, the roof must be opened manually; it will automatically re-calibrate its movements this way.
- Diesel Injection- Did the diesel injection fault light come on? This could indicate that something is wrong with the Peugeot parts related to the high pressure system, like the injectors or pressure regulators. However, before these are replaced, try putting in a new fuel filtre first. This can often remedy the problem quickly and save you the cost of other, more expensive car parts.
- Starting Problems- In most vehicles, when a starting problem occurs, drivers will turn to the battery. Often they will charge it or even replace it in an effort to get the car up and running. In a Peugeot, however, most starting problems don’t have anything to do with the battery. When the engine isn’t turning over or is turning over slowly, the most common issue is with the starter motor. This part will need to be repaired before the car will start or completely replaced.
- Ignition Coils- Is your Peugeot not starting, even after replacing the starting motor and charging the battery? Will it start, but idle erratically? The issue is most likely a blown engine control unit caused by ignition coils that have broken down. Repairing it means replacing the ignition coils and repairing or replacing the engine control unit.
When you purchase a Peugeot, no matter what model, the work does not end after researching it initially. Make sure to maintain it and research common problems you should be aware of.