1999 Peugeot 306 Meridian 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Terrific until it goes wrong, then a complete nightmare
Trouble starting, revs fluctuating whilst idling at traffic lights etc. stalling at junctions and traffic lights.
After 2 years of comparatively trouble free motoring, I put the car in for what the garage believed was an idle control valve problem. A garage bill of almost a thousand pounds later and the problem was found to be the engine management computer. So many of these have gone wrong (allegedly) that Peugeot were out of stock and my car stayed in the garage for around 6 weeks (including investigation time etc.).
I was told that there were 5 upgrades available for my ECU, but that Peugeot would not have bothered recalling the car for that fault - it was only because I had another problem with the car that the garage discovered that the ECU was faulty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th August, 2001
16th Aug 2001, 15:55
I think your garage might be pulling a fast one.
All you probably needed to do was change the oxygen sensor at the front of the engine - 80 quid and takes 1 minute to change. This is the common problem that Peugeots have.
18th Jan 2004, 03:30
I am having the same problem since six months. I changed the oxygen sensor, but the problem still exists. The other problem is that Peugeot agent in my country does not have spare parts. I have to wait until he asks Peugeot in France to send an engine computer, and that may take another six months.
22nd Mar 2005, 08:27
I have this same problem on mine, but having read other people's comments I believe that the likely culprit is the stepper motor which is what my local dealer suggested to me. The truth is it could be any of those 3 different problems, but most likely the oxygen sensor or the stepper motor. I think a trip to the garage is in order either way for me. Otherwise I have had no problems with my 1.4 touch wood.