Two weeks after buying the car the A.B.S. (anti-lock braking system) warning light was constantly illuminated along with the "STOP" light, but still had good working brakes.
One week later the break fluid reservoir started smoking and the A.B.S. fuse kept blowing, which resulted in total loss of brakes (scary!). A computer diagnostic at a Peugeot dealer revealed a number of faults to the cost of £600 including a new A.B.S. computer, a new brake fluid reservoir, and labour.
Replaced ball joints.
Replaced drive shafts/C.V. joints.
Engine overheating, replaced thermostat.
Electric sunroof won't close all the way due to a worn gear in the motor assembly. Peugeot supply a repair kit (to my surprise) for this common fault.
Water leaking into boot, renewed boot seal, still water leaking into boot, can't figure where the hell it's coming from.
I decided to strip out the interior side trims which revealed water running down the back pillars, past the back shelf and into the boot. I had to have the back window re-sealed to fix the problem.
Electric window switches very tempremental. I find that dust can cause a bad connection inside the switch unit, especially when they haven't been used for a while.
The idle control valve (compensator) needs replacing at a cost of £200 to my amazement. It's only function is to provide a smooth idle speed.
Can be unplugged if it plays up to much.
This has got to be the best car I've ever driven for performance and handling even though it still has the standard 160bhp.
This car has given me hours of driving fun and sure does keep me busy in the garage.
The sporty exterior styling is complemented with a full black leather interior.
Still runs well at 11 years of age and with over 140k on the clock.