1st May 2007, 03:15

We bought a 307 diesel 02 and we have had something like eight recalls or more. Now I have no brake lights due to a possible electric fault. The horn, radio and main frame computer do not work. Is everyone actually paying for all the faults other than the recalls because if you are I do not think you should have to. I would not and have not recommended this car to anyone.

16th Aug 2007, 07:51

I reckon the most important thing about buying a new car is the after sales service. There are those bad useless dealers and then there are really good ones. It really is an amazing car, well the latest one is anyway however there are some serious drawbacks. For starters mines the 1.6 automatic with only 4 gears! It struggles sometimes to go up an incline and refuses to down-shift when it really ought to. About 2 weeks ago, I got an emergency message on the dashboard asking me to stop the car cause the engine temperature was too high. These are things you really don't expect from a brand new car. I've had the car since brand new now and its broken down 3 times in the space of 18 months. I have a really nice central locking remote... that doesn't work. The battery gives way every 3 weeks and the laser cut key wants to break off. Peugeot's method of quality control really needs to be sorted out. They are compromising on quality whilst capitalising on cheap parts.

Durban, South Africa.

17th Apr 2008, 04:30

Bought a manual 1.6 hatch at 60000 km.

At 100 000km, pinion bearing in gearbox failed! Rebuilt gearbox.

At 115 000km, piston has broken spark plug off! No apparent reason; the car has been driven gently and serviced meticulously. Now needs an engine rebuild. No compression in 1 cylinder, so exhaust valves also probably damaged. Coil also replaced, $500 Australian.

This will be my last Peugeot, having had them since the 504's 20 years ago.

8th Jul 2008, 05:58

307 1.6 AUTO 06, just over 2 years old, window relays interment have been replaced twice, squeak from underneath for the last 8 months and have had 3 new keys as the spring on blade is not up to being droped from 4 foot. will not be having a pug again.

25th Jul 2008, 16:59

I am writing this on my dad's behalf. He has a Peugeot 307 2.0 HDI SW diesel 2004. He bought it brand new and has had quite a few problems.

The most recent problem is with the fuel tank. He filled the car with £77 of fuel, and when starting to drive off noticed the fuel was spilling out onto the forecourt. £77 down the drain. He also had to wait 1 hour for the car to be recovered. The dealership have advised it will cost £724. to put right.

He has also said that sometimes the car will accelerate on it's own (but not for long), he has had his indicator stalk replaced, windscreen wipers have a mind of their own. All of the brake lights went on the car. He has also had a complete new steering rack.

He has said he will never buy another Peugeot again.

29th Jul 2008, 09:20

I am very interested in the 'squeaking' aspect of some of the comments. I have a, wait for it, 2002 307 1.6 rapier, it has developed a squeaking noise every time I use the clutch. I refuse to use the main Peugeot dealer so took it to my local garage who are normally very good and have a good reputation. However after 4 attempts, and after replacing part of the exhaust, they still haven't solved the problem. I took it back today, the mechanic said he had put some 'extremely expensive grease' on the joints, but this has had little effect. So far they have charged me around £150, not bad I guess considering the times they have seen it, but its still not sorted. Should I now take it to my Peugeot garage and pay over the odds?

17th Aug 2008, 07:49

Peugeot 307 1.6SE...I recently bought the 307 last week (its BRAND NEW) from our local Peugeot dealer and guess what, after a week, when I got back from shopping mall and after starting on my engine, its very HARD to turn my STEERING! it has a problem with the power steering at the mileage of 890 KM ONLY!! believe it or not! My previous car was a VW POLO and I've been driving it for almost 4 years and I never experienced such problems! I really missed my VW!

Rian, Brunei.

5th Sep 2008, 12:52

Did anyone find steering problems on the 307 Rapier model?? Very jumpy and unstable steering etc. Thanks.

27th Oct 2008, 08:55

I have a Peugeot 307 1.4 petrol 5 speed. I have had the car almost four years and have had no end of trouble with it.

The first problem was the indicators not canceling when the steering was corrected, this was changed quickly under warranty.

At 23000 miles the exhaust (center piece) fell off on the motorway.

The car is a 3 door and cannot be locked manually from the passenger side, and the solenoid in that door went, and therefore I could not lock the car.

Now it appears that I have some sort of suspension problem, a serious knocking sound when turning mainly to the left, though the problem is slowly getting worse.

After taking it to the garage, they changed the anti-roll bar linkages to no avail.

If anyone else has had a similar problem, any advice would be appreciated as my previous garage could not rectify the problem, and hourly labor costs are so expensive. Thanks.

7th Nov 2008, 14:43

I had a knocking from under the car. The bushes seemed to be fine, but it went in for an MOT today and failed, the front off side bush had gone.

5th Feb 2009, 05:37

I have a 2002 Peugeot automatic (307) The gear lever gets jammed on Park and it doesn't move. I called RAC twice already, the garage people said there was nothing wrong with it. But this is happening once or twice a week, I cannot keep calling RAC!!! Any idea of what the problem might be?


14th Feb 2009, 15:36

I have been the proud owner of a 56 reg petrol 307 for 5 days. There are only 10621 mile on the clock. The car fuel tank was empty when bought, and so it was taken to a near by petrol station where I refueled the car. At the 50 litre point I noticed petrol flooding from under the car and all over my shoes. Upon further examination, because the smell of petrol did not lessen over a period of 5 days I lifted the rear seat, removed the blank that separates the saloon from the petrol tank and saw to my amazement a small hole in the fuel tanks plastic lid. It was in a provision for a hole of some type and had evidently had a small black washer pushed into it at one stage. I have now stuck it back in and hope to have fixed the problem. The local garage say that they have had leaky tanks at the rate of one a week for ages. I have to say though the general feel of the car is good, and I look forward to driving it without the fear of incineration.