My Peugeot 307 SW has been in and out of the dealer over the past 14 months. It has 60,000 km from 2002. It's been in 4 weeks this time trying to correct the "Anti Pollution Fault".
The local service is poor. They never call back. I am going in to repossess my car tomorrow.
They have also restructured and laid off several staff which has complicated their already poor service.
The other faults are similar
1. Low oil levels
2. Antipollution fault
3. Catalytic converter fault
4. CD player failed
5. Automatic wiper failed
6. Indicator stalk fault
7. Loose door handles
8. Faulty rollers (engine belt)
9. Automatic gear fault
I live in Nairobi Kenya (E.Africa). I bought a Peugeot 307XT (2003 Model) with auto/manual gearbox. It's done 51000km, & since last year, this gearbox has been giving trouble. It shows "Gear fault", (I almost got killed when this fault happened at a cross road junction!) I have taken it to the agency several times & have been told to change the oil, or every time there is a new story. I am tired of that & don't know what to do! I had always been a Peugeot fan. I have owned 203, 304, 404, 504 & now the 307. Never again in this life time!
I just bought a second hand 307. Just 45 mins of driving home, the car started reading automatic gear fault, and the bang when it's changing gears is so uncomfortable. It doesn't take off easy at all, and on steeps it's even worse. It just stopped for me this morning on the freeway, and how irate is that? My dealer says it's an electronic fault. The car is nice but has its own problems really.
I came here whilst searching for fault codes, and may have some help for a few of you.
Anti-pollution faults are often on diesel engined versions. If you have a diesel-engined version, you must get a special liquid refilled from underneath the car. It is only sold by Peugeot, so you must go to a dealer.
Here's how it works: In the exhaust pipe is a regenerative particle filter, which collects all the black particles made by diesel engines. After a time, this becomes clogged, and when a sensor detects poor exhaust gas flow, it adds some of this liquid to the fuel mixture. This causes an incredibly hot exhaust burn for a short period, and this incinerates the particles, which in turn lets the exhaust gas flow freely again. A good indicator of how often you will need this can be based around your driving style, that is, if you drive in the city and sit in traffic, rarely getting over 40mph (65kmh), then you will empty this tank before 5000 miles (8000km). If you drive long distances and cruise above 60mph (100kmh), it could last 40,000 to 50,000 miles.
Electrical faults are common on these cars. These include ABS, indicators, horn failure, air-bag faults etc. etc.
The cure for this is to repair the body control unit. This is a black box of electronics found under the left side of the dashboard. Sadly it is entirely solid-state, and there is nothing that can be repaired by the user. If you change it, the car will not start because it has to be coded to the car by (surprise surprise) Peugeot.
There is a company in England http://www.bba-reman.com/content.aspx?content=Peugeot_307_BSI_Body_Control_Module
They can extract the information from it, repair it, "virginise" it, and then replace the extracted code. This comes with some risk because sometimes the data cannot be fully extracted, which means that it cannot be re-initialised (like a computer with no operating system). The only remedy then is to have it recoded by Peugeot!
Reman will only charge you the fee stated. Delivery can be done by your own methods, but you must pay for the repair and the return charge (or send your preferred courier) before they will release it.
It is highly likely that there are other companies around the world who can do this repair.
In terms of the automatic gearbox, Peugeot have never made a decent auto box, but then Europeans don't tend to buy automatic cars (less than 2%). The answer (although not really a solution) is to always buy manual.
Hope this helps some of you.
I purchased my 307 against all the advice of family and friends. I love the car. It is spacious, attractive and comfortable.
However there are some annoying problems like faulty upholstery, difficult to change gears and of course the automatic gear fault message.
It is also expensive to maintain as all parts are available only at the dealer who I think are very incompetent.
I recently purchased my 307 SW from a person. The car had 21900 km on it. It's in great condition and still had the original tires from the showroom. It drives well and the fuel economy is good.
For those owners living here in Trinidad, please don't waste your money buying parts from the firm or carrying your Peugeot there to service! The technicians are poorly trained and have NO clue about the cars.
There is a guys who sells both used and original new parts on El Socorro South (first street on LHS after Ufee's). There is also a Peugeot Specialist that services and fixes ONLY Peugeot cars at his home in La Horquetta. Just ask anyone in the vicinity and they'll give directions as he is well known.
I own a 307 H/B. I love the brand, and I am quite familiar with them, having owned one before.
Like many other Peugeot owners, the GEAR FAULT problem just will not go away. I rebuilt my transmission and the problem persists. I am trying to get the car sold for "small money" as the only competent guy in the east area, great guy by the way, is overwhelmed with work, and I waited for 2 months. Whilst there are other places other than the dealership that specialize in Peugeot parts, the prices in some cases are much more expensive. I am regrettably changing as I need a reliable car, as my wife also drives.
Hi - I have a 2003 S/W 307 and am considering repairing rebuilding or replacing the transmission - the mechanic is saying 15 thousand TT at least to rebuild - what do you think?
Hey, I'm from South Trinidad, and I recently purchased a Peugeot 307. I'm getting "automatic gear fault" and I removed the catalyst from the car, but a sensor is coming up. I don't know up town well. I would be grateful if you can supply me with a number for either places at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a 307 SW. The tranny started off with automatic gear fault, but now goes into safe mode. I got it checked, and the mechanic said it has to be rebuilt; should cost about $10,000 (TT dollars), which includes parts and labour. This mechanic is from La Horquetta in Trinidad. However I am exploring the idea of replacing the engine and tranny with a Nissan SR20 unit. I've heard that it works.