19th May 2003, 09:25

What sort of vibration?

I have a 3 week old 307 and at about the same revs as you mentioned, I get a slight vibration feeling as if it is coming through the bottom of the seat! It feels like resonance, maybe the exhaust vibrating against something?

Is yours the same?

Also do you have any steering wheel vibration (like wheel balance is out) at about 70-70 mph?

22nd May 2003, 09:20


Yes, the vibrations seem to be similar.

The car will be inspected by a Peugeot Workshop at the 10 of June.

I will post the results here.

Regards / Mattias.

27th May 2003, 03:55

Great, look forward to the results of the vibration! Might set my mind at rest. Hopefully they find a reason why and a fix. I normally find they say "we can't find anything wrong" or "its the way the car is"!! Oh no it's not! Look further than your noses! Good luck.

10th Jun 2003, 08:29

I was at the garage today and they solved my engine vibration problem. Now the car runs smoothly.

They actually removed a rubber pad attached to the exhaust pipe. I think the pad was installed to support the exhaust pipe in the first place, but according to the workshop it wasn't needed.

According to the workshop this is a known error.

Hope this helps.

Regards / Mattias.

11th Jun 2003, 07:46

Ah ha! Which rubber did they remove on the exhaust pipe? Was it at the back or the front?

24th Jun 2003, 08:26

I own a 307 Xsi 1.6 and I can also sense a vibration around those revs. Dealer says they do not know what it is about. As far as the windscreen wipers are concerned, I really don't think it is a safety precaution. The thing is the computer only activates them when it senses a change in the position of the wiper switch. When you turn on the ignition, there is no change in the position, so, they don't start working until you move the switch.

António, Portugal.

9th Oct 2004, 09:22

I have owned my 307 for just over 2 years and the engine has become, much more open in it's power delivery and smoother to go with it. I also expressed some of these issues with the service dept. Since the 40,000K service the car has been transformed. I hope this will also be for your cars, as I am actually very happy with the car as it is now!

9th Jan 2009, 12:46

I want to endorse the comment about the wipers on the 307. I have contacted Peugeot because I think the fact that there is a 7-8 inch margin which the wiper does not cover is a serious design flaw and a hazard. Right turning on a wet day is a nightmare. Could it be connected with left-hand drive (France) as there is no problem with the left wiper?