2003 Peugeot 607 from UK and Ireland - Comments

4th Dec 2009, 17:21

I have a Peugeot 607 which I have enjoyed for 5 years. Regularly serviced by a Peugeot dealer, it has given me little by way of problems, and 130000 miles of motoring.

2nd Apr 2010, 02:59

Hi to all in the 607 fraternity. I am just about crossing over from a Y reg Vectra to a 53 plate 607. After reading everything here, I am scared to death. The car is easy on the eye, and I have even driven it in my dreams. Can anybody inspire me a bit?

I am about to purchase a 2.2 litre diesel, 53 plate for 2750 GBP. The left side back window does not work and there is an almost inaudible knocking sound from the engine. It's done 72000 miles and has had 2 owners. I stuck my finger in the exhaust and it's the blackest I have seen. I checked the dip stick and the oil was no better - it was very very dark. I wonder if that is normal for diesels?

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK OUT FOR?

23rd Jul 2010, 08:30

Keep away from the 607, it's a real nightmare!!!

18th Aug 2010, 02:32

Stay away from a Peugeot 607, it's a nightmare!

I have had a 607 for 5 years now and have only driven it for 2 years, all these years it's been giving me problems.

As we speak it's stuck in a garage as I cannot afford to fix it. The dealer told me it needs a new converter and it's going to cost me 19000 Rands excluding labour.

I feel like I can take matches and petrol and burn it!

Stay away from a 607!

21st Aug 2010, 09:43

Two months ago I bought a Peugeot 607 2004 model V6 with 69,000km. I have owned various luxury European cars in my lifetime, and I confess this is by far the best, most comfortable car I have every owned.

One slight problem is when I use the brakes, the ABS or whatever it is seems to make a slight knock. Not sure if this is normal, but will soon have it checked. And what I paid for it? I bought it with a full service history from the auction for Aus $9000 (a finance repossession). That is a fantastic price for a 1 owner full serviced car.

I love it and will never sell it. If you want one, buy a good one and she will stay loyal to you as long as you care for her.

25th Aug 2010, 23:32

Thanks to all those that have shared their experience! Honestly, I saw one that I want to buy, but with all the comments... a word is enough to the wise.

27th Sep 2010, 12:45

Hi, my sat nav in the 607 went into energy saving mode, and now it doesn't come on any more. Can someone help, thanks. If so, can you send the e-mail to dkeog@sky.com thanks.

23rd Oct 2010, 11:22

People, I am in Southern Africa and I am part of the few people who are blessed with a 607 3.0L V6, 2006 model machine. I think it's a perfect car, so long as it serviced regularly by an approved and recognised dealer.

I have driven the car for a couple of years now, and I have never experienced any serious problems.

Yes, I am friends with the people in my dealership, each time I go there to report faults (which have been very few by the way) with my car, I exit the centre with a smile.

The only bad thing about the dealership in my country is that its previous owners destroyed it. They messed with it to the extent that no one wants be associated with the brand generally. You cannot trade-in the car, and selling it is a nightmare as no one wants to buy it.

I have seen most of the comments in the site, but I think some are exaggerated.

4th Feb 2011, 07:58

I have a 607 2.0 diesel. Very problematic. Particle filter, additive pump, injectors, high pressure pump, window regulator, fuel rail pressure regulator, and I have to replace one of the bulbs at least every 3 weeks.

Grand car to drive, but it has cost me €6-7k in repairs over a 4 year period.

14th Aug 2011, 11:18

I also have a 607 2.2 auto diesel. Have had it for a couple of months. It was serviced just before I bought it, and the oil is still lovely and clean. Perhaps yours just needs an oil change. But don't be worried about it, they are lovely, underrated cars, and a whole lot of car for the money, so enjoy.

26th Aug 2011, 17:36

I have had my 2.2 HDI, bought second hand, for 4 years, and am very happy with the vehicle in general, which has 140,000 on the clock! It is a very comfortable and easy to drive car, but as is to be expected with the modern electronic gizmo's fitted to most vehicles, it has its foibles!

Currently I am having problems with the service battery, which is fitted under the right hand boot floor area, and is accessed by removing the carpet and the right hand storage unit. Very easy!

The battery warning light was illuminated intermittently, so I replaced the battery, but after some time the same problem returned. I suspect the alternator, but anyone else got any ideas?

I have replaced several parts such as electric window cables etc. And am more than willing to share these simple experiences with other owners my email:- lachie@sfr.org.uk

23rd Dec 2011, 16:14

I have owned a Peugeot 607 for the last 7 years; it now has 230,000 miles on the clock.

Other than regular servicing, I have had no major cost on the car, other than a seat fixing (about £500), a new air con and radiator (£500), and particulate filter (£50). All costs approx - not bad for 7 years motoring and high mileage.

Really love the car, and wish they had continued to make it.

If my next car, hopefully a Mercedes or Volvo lasts as well, I will be really pleased.

28th Feb 2012, 11:32

Hi mate, I have the same sort of symptoms, which is caused by the service battery in the boot being low on charge (hidden behind the right hand boot trim). Hope this helps.

29th Apr 2012, 16:58

The 607 second battery is in the boot. Standing behind the car, it is on the left, under all the mats and spare wheel cover.

6th Jun 2012, 04:26

Hi there where did you get the particulate filter for your 607? It seems very cheap.

lachie@sfr.org.uk

7th Jun 2012, 04:43

Thanks for this encouragement. I also live in Mzansi Africa, and own the same car as you do. Please, I'd love to contact you so we can share helpful experiences, and you could possibly introduce me to the same Peugeot dealer and service agent that you use. My contact number is 0733077551.

Thanks, Don.

20th Jul 2012, 17:35

I'm from Nigeria. I just bought second hand 607 two months ago.

My problems are:

1. There must be key sensor sound before it starts; without the sound, it won't start, and instead displays "key" & "X". How can I solve this?

2. The stereo does not sound good. The technician says the speakers are good, so the stereo is at fault. How can I remove the stereo?

3. Mileage is 190000Km. Please advise me, is that OK? Though the movement is good & lovely!