2004 Peugeot 206 XSi 1.6 from UK and Ireland
I had a broken drivers seat. The bolts which hold the action in place just broke when I had to brake quickly, throwing me backward and away from the brake pedal. It was lucky this did not cause an accident. The car had only done 19,000 miles.
Peugeot refused to help, as did the dealership on the grounds it had ran out of warranty, yet this is a safety feature and bolts do NOT just break! A new seat costs around £680.00, plus fitting plus VAT, so it is bloody expensive.
Peugeot have a lot of seat problems, in fact a lot of problems full stop, and they just do not want to know. This is dangerous and someone could be killed. The bolts which hold the seat in place just broke, yet they are supposed to be designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle and to withstand impact. Obviously a defect, which Peugeot will not accept.
I believe one cannot mend the frame as the seat will not work properly. One has to buy a new frame with welded bolts in place and transfer the padding cover and airbag. Sorry, it is not any help, but I feel the more folk shout about problems, maybe Peugeot will do something about it.
Another point to take on board, Peugeot state the 206 has in excess of 30,000 components and they cannot guarantee each part 100 per cent. Errrr if this is the case, then they should honour those parts which break, especially if they are connected to safety or render the car undriveable. They advertise it as 'The drive of your life'... Ummmm Should or could be.. The last drive of your life.
In short, will I buy Peugeot again? NOT ON YOUR LIFE!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th October, 2008