25th Apr 2010, 03:31

So happy to find out that I am not the only one with problems with my BRAND NEW Peugeot 207 1.4.

I have only owned it for less than two months, and it has spent two weeks back at dealers with them unable to fix an anti pollution fault and limp mode.

Has just gone again, have only had it back from garage for 2 days since the last time; garage are saying they don't know what it is, despite having it for over a week the last time.

I hate this car now. I need a car I can rely on, and this is not the one it seems. Can I get my money back? Can I get a new car to replace this one? Can a garage actually mend the stupid car? It feels dangerous to drive, seems to use loads of fuel in limp mode and is a stressful drive. What can I do?

30th Apr 2010, 12:26

I have a 307, which again has antipollution fault (this is the 4th time in 2 years!!!)

I have had the car since 6 months old, and so far it has had a new clutch, complete new brakes, endless sets of front tyres, and new coil springs.

I have lost count of the number of replacement bulbs. I now realise after finding this site that these are common faults with these cars!!! So if so many of us are having these issues, why are we always told that they don't know the cause?

The car only has 40,000 on the clock, so why so many faults?

I for one will never buy another Peugeot again; very dissatisfied customer in Derby

26th Jun 2010, 07:41

Hi, I also had the anti pollution message on the dash screen. Also, I think the carpeting was done by Stevie Wonder, and I also forgot my boot sometimes won't open, and when I try to lock it, it gives me a nice loud beep and flashes its lights to say you were conned.

30th Jun 2010, 01:02

I am in Australia and have had my Peugeot 307 2.0XSE for 2 years. It's a 2003 model 5 door hatch.

Problems: where do I start?

The battery went only a week after buying the car. OK bad luck I replaced it. Next, the windscreen wash motor went so I had to replace that. The indicator stalk when indicating right snaps around to left once I've turned the corner. I was quoted 1200 dollars to fix it, but I decided I could live with the problem and keep the money in my pocket.

The most worrying thing is the anti pollution fault which came on after I put an ethanol petroleum fuel in. Now I only put the premium in, and that cleared it for a while. Now the anti pollution light comes on when it feels like it. The electrics on this car have been a nightmare. The catalytic converter light is on, along with the anti pollution light, and also the airbag fault light. It's like a bloody disco in my car with the alarm beeping every other second and the warning lights flashing intermittently.

Steer clear of Peugeot 307.

10th Jul 2010, 11:06

I have a 307, and when I try start the engine, sometimes it won't start and it's saying anti theft system faulty. Any ideas? Please help.

4th Sep 2010, 07:04

I am in Australia. I have a 1.6L 307 with nearly 170,000km on it. So far I have only changed a clutch at 135K and a timing belt as per maintenance schedule. Yesterday the dreaded catalytic converter fault/anti pollution fault came up with a loss of power. It felt like it was running on 3 cylinders. My 1st thought was to check the spark plugs; all OK except No2 very black. A clue! I suspect this fault warning is not actually a faulty catalytic converter - that's just a symptom of unburnt fuel getting through to the sensor.

With the engine running, but the cover off so I could see the coil pack, I could see sparking going on inside the resin. That doesn't look right. It was above No2 cylinder (the black one). Off to the dealer on Monday for a price, but I'm pretty sure that's the cause. Will post a follow up when I find out for sure.

John, Wollongong, Australia.

16th Oct 2010, 00:57

Had a 2003 307 2.0 XSE with 90,000kms (Sydney) until last month, with all the usual problems - indicators, anti-pollution fault, constant bulb replacements (started buying multi packs as I knew I would need the other soon), plus power window switch replacement, water pump, driver's seat cushion bolsters disintegrating and sitting on the metal seat frame (80kg male - not overweight!!). Servicing costs: $AUD400-2,500 ($2,500 incl brakes & water pump etc etc etc etc etc). Could deal with these things if it was actually good to drive.

With the anti-pollution fault, a good highway drive (one gear lower and rev the S#$t out of it) usually sorted it out for a week or two, before reappearing again. Would cough and splutter on startup, and then be OK to drive.

When trading it in, drove about 300kms on the freeway to get the anti-pollution fault to go away - worked. Got rid of the car for a Mazda, and have not looked back. Would not go near another Peugeot again.

27th Oct 2010, 03:11

Bought a 307 HDI 1400 turbo, the car starts on the button every morning, till now, it has loss of power, what a shed! I will never buy a French car again as long as I live.

There is a high pressure switch behind the manifold, which bolts on. If you change this, all will be OK. Also the fuel pump, failed so now car runs fine, it came up with anti pollution on the clock and engine management came on.

Once I changed the 2 things which I bought from a scrappy. I reset the car ECU by taking the battery off the car and touching the 2 terminals together for 15 seconds. Then I replaced the battery, now all is perfect, no problems at all, please don't phone your Peugeot dealer, as they will sting you for the parts and labour.

I hope this helps, as worked on Peugeots for 20 years.

29th Oct 2010, 06:43

Followup from my comments of 4 Sep 2010. Purchased a new coil pack from the Peugeot dealer at a cost of $420. Fitted it, then the car ran properly again with no anti pollution fault, but still had a catalytic converter fault. There is an oxygen sensor before and after the catalytic converter, so one of these must have been out of range due to unburnt fuel. After about 100km of driving, it went away too. It has been two months and no further problems.

From what I read here, this is a great car if you can fix it yourself, because dealers don't seem to have a clue - instead of working out the root cause, they just do what the computer says.

I love the 307, but I also own a 206 GTi180, which is even better!

John, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

19th Dec 2010, 03:19

I wish I had checked this site out before buying my 307!! I have a continual problem with my heater/blower keep stopping. Works one minute and then oh it dies. This is not so much of a problem in the Summer due to the handy old fashioned thing called a window, but on Friday when it was -5 and the windscreen was frozen both inside and out, I found my newly repaired heater/blower suddenly dead.

A very dangerous journey home (him driving and me constantly de-icing the windscreen inside), and today it has decided it will work on 1,2 and 3 setting, but not 4. Am very annoyed, thought I was buying a good car from a reputable maker - obviously not!