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margaret, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Is there a type of plate maybe a heat plate under the car which can come loose? Can it be removed safely or is it essential?

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Margaret, if it silvered looking thing then it will be head deflector or shroud protecting the bodywork, fuel pipes and perhaps other components from the heat produced in your exhaust pipes. They do suffer from deterioration.. they are usually aluminium and rot with road salt... and when they get loose, they rattle like mad sometimes. Some will say it is not essential and can be removed because as you drive there's enough draught to prevent overheating.. but.. if you get stuck in traffic jams, what happens then? I'd get it fixed and refitted.. it's a part that can be fettled and a bracket added to fix it.. cheaper than buying new one. R Evans from Caerphilly

The other thing is it will stop setting light to long grass if you happen to park on it with a very hot exhaust pipe. John from Essex

Submitted: 28/05/2016 12:10:08 | ID: 132108

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Lesley, Essex

Peugeot 207

When in traffic and you are stop starting it stops dead as soon as you push clutch down and brake pedal goes hard then a smell of burning

Submitted: 24/05/2016 15:17:42 | ID: 131969

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vicky, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Hi I own the Peugeot 207 and have recently found the car wouldn't unlock the drivers side door without turning the key all other doors unlocked which was fine. Now though the front passenger door won't open with the fob anymore u have to open it from inside the car. It doesn't sound like it is unlocking when I open it from inside. Can anyone advise me on what I can do to resolve this thanks

Submitted: 23/05/2016 12:12:39 | ID: 131903

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Susan Stearn, Bournemouth

Peugeot 207

I took my car for the MOT this morning. There were no warning lights on or anything else that would alert me. When I picked my car up, the info.alert was telling me there was 'faulty anti pollution' and the engine management light was on. As I said the car was perfectly ok before I took it for the mot. I took it back to the garage, the guy plugged the computer in and everything went back to normal. I drove it home and everything was normal. When I went back out again the same thing happened, the light came on and warning system alert came on. The car passed all the emissions test, I don't want scamming for unnecessary work as they wanted to charge me £30 to plug the computer back in!,

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The light / message that you have on now is typical of the Peugeot models - because they have an anti pollution device called a DPF - Diesel Particulate Filter system installed ... and they need particular service every so many thousand miles - usually around the 80,000 miles mark... Basically what will need doing if its around that mileage, is to have the system serviced as I say - which includes cleaning of the DPF system filters - and replenishing of the special injection system fluid ... Then when the whole procedure has been done - they use diagnostic equipment to reset the "timer" on the Ecu - control unit computer system on the car - and thats that for the next 80,000 miles or so... Peugeot dealers are best used for this because its a specialised job that requires specialised equipment ... Some smaller garages are equipped to do the job - you would have to ring round locally... Typically Peugeot will charge around 90 - 100£ for this job.. What you can try -if the mileage is not close to 80k... is to do this... Take the car on a run - you need a good clear road - motorway ideally - where you can drive the car - in 4th gear - for a sustained period of 15 - 20 miles at 60 mph. This has the effect of getting the exhaust particulate system hotter than normal and so if its just clogging - this will generally clean the system up. If that works, on the next start up, the message will be off... so you can try that as I say.. but if it is close to the 80,000 , you may as well have it done properly as it will need the new fluid - tank replenishing , the light ( message ) will not go out if this is the case. We see a lot of Peugeot 207 ECUs failing, causing the 'anti pollution fault' message to be displayed, failure of the coolant temperature sensor/gauge, with a constant overheat warning light on the dashboard, this will also cause the coolant fan to run constantly and may cause engine idling problems, also fault codes stored for the thermostat heater control. This also applies to petrol models. John from Essex

Submitted: 19/05/2016 18:00:42 | ID: 131700

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monica, South Africa

Peugeot 207

My car indicated the power steering light and there after the stop sign gave me a warning and the car is no more starting, the steering wheel is also stiff.

Submitted: 18/05/2016 05:58:44 | ID: 131645

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billy stevenson, Renfrewshire

Peugeot 207

Hi, After getting pads and discs fitted at my local garage i now have several warning lights on my dash board. Engine fault ,Repair needed,abs stop and power steering lights. If i ignore the warning lights the car runs and drives as good as normal. My local garage put it onto his examiner system and was able to show me there were no errors showing in the system on his laptop. I dont know if it is connected to the brake repair or just a coincidence as the mechanic said when he drove the car into the garage the abs light on the dash was slow to go out before he started to fit the new pads. My peugeot 207 is a 61 plate with 23000 miles on the clock. The garage was able to reset the system and put the lights out, However they came back on as soon as i drove the car. Thanks Billy

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they may have disturned the sensor position when they did the brakes.. and it's no longer picking up the signal it needs to believe everything is OK R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/05/2016 13:16:33 | ID: 131617

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Karly, Middlesex

Peugeot 207

Can you please help me the warning lights keep flashing and making a buzzing noise on my 207cc peugeot saying that the exterior lights, side lights,headlights,mainly all lights need attention or not working but there is nothing wrong with any of my lights. Please Help its driving me mad. Karly x

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The 207 is known to have a bad earthing problem with lighting in particular. Make sure battery earth lead is securely connected to the battery and the other end making a good connection to the engine/frame. John from Essex

Submitted: 11/05/2016 11:06:37 | ID: 131411

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Max, Warwickshire

Peugeot 207

Hi, I was just wondering if there were any common faults known with difficulty selecting reverse gear or reverse gear jumping out on a Peugeot 207 cc. Regards

Submitted: 10/05/2016 19:07:22 | ID: 131393

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Richard, Portugal

Peugeot 207

Bought this little car a year ago - had no bother with it at all - now when starting up it beeps and message says " info" faulty emission - any ideas?? Thank you

Submitted: 09/05/2016 19:27:16 | ID: 131358

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tracey, Bristol

Peugeot 207

what is the letter A on the drivers side next to the window button?

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It selects the operation of the nearside or offside mirror adjustment switch. John from Essex

the letter A stands for Automatic.. when you push the button down fully and release it, the window should continue to open.. the same for closing ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/05/2016 18:35:49 | ID: 131169

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kim, City of Nottingham

Peugeot 207

Hi I have been having a few issues with my Peugeot 207s. When I drive the car its fine but as soon as it warms up and I've stopped (eg waiting to pick someone up with engine running) the engine makes random vibrating - grinding noises that last for maybe 1 minute then stop then again for 1 minute. It idles fine with no erratic needle change at all just a weird noise that I can feel when I'm sitting in the car at a stop. Any info would be great its driving me mad and I'm concerned that its something that I going to cause a major issue. ??

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my car does the same, it has been like that since I bought it from Arnold Clark 2 years ago they said it was normal as it was a sport car???? when I start it up the car just starts revving and my foot is not on the pedal b ut they at Arnold Clark keep saying nothing is wrong, I have been driving for more than I care to admit and I have never had this from a car sarah from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 04/05/2016 17:20:40 | ID: 131167

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paul, Warwickshire

Peugeot 207

when i turn the ignition key sometimes for a split second nothing happens. then i turn it again and it starts but i have to reset the clock and radio as if the power has been disconnected . this only happens intermittently any ideas what it might be anyone.

Submitted: 03/05/2016 19:41:52 | ID: 131123

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Borislav, Bulgaria

Peugeot 207

Hello , i have a Peugeot 207 150hp 2006 , petrol , i have a question about the oil tempreture , when i buy the car, the tempreture was 84 , but few days ago , was high to 90 degreece, is that normal Best regards Bobby

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no real issue Borislav, but change the oil for correct amount of correct grade and see if it returns to 84.. it may just be an indication that the oil is due a change.. but it's not a significant rise in temperature anyway. R Evans from Caerphilly

90 degrees is the normal running temperature. John from Essex

Submitted: 26/04/2016 19:59:08 | ID: 130850

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Linda harston, Derbyshire

Peugeot 207

My Peugeot 207 08 reg gets a small amount of water in one of the relay plugs and car just stops dosnt matter where you are did it on a roundabout when water as been removed only takes a few seconds to do this it starts right away seems ok for a while then happens again no matter where you are can anyone help

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A lady from Warwickshire asked this question in March. Water leaks along the to Loom & ECU. Very common fault with the 207. Water seeps along the wiring loom by capillary action to the ECU and does no end of damage. It appears that somehow a plug gathering water (what looks like engine coolant) is causing corrosion on the loom and connectors , lying water is then causing a short in ECU & sensors around the car so replacing parts wont fix it . Another problem the windscreen washer jets housing have no seals fitted under them and the water drips thro the bonnet onto the relays. My advice, Find it, fix it, sell it, buy something not French that works... Peugeot have been aware of this since 2006 and afraid the only cure is a new wiring harness and possibly a new ECU which costs megabucks plus labour. John from Essex

A lady from Warwickshire asked this question in March. Water leaks along the to Loom & ECU. Very common fault with the 207. Water seeps along the wiring loom by capillary action to the ECU and does no end of damage. It appears that somehow a plug gathering water (what looks like engine coolant) is causing corrosion on the loom and connectors , lying water is then causing a short in ECU & sensors around the car so replacing parts wont fix it . Another problem the windscreen washer jets housing have no seals fitted under them and the water drips thro the bonnet onto the relays. My advice, Find it, fix it, sell it, buy something not French that works... Peugeot have been aware of this since 2006 and afraid the only cure is a new wiring harness and possibly a new ECU which costs megabucks plus labour. John from Essex

Thanks John for your reply it's very helpful linda from Derbyshire Linda harston from Derbyshire

Submitted: 24/04/2016 20:19:53 | ID: 130771

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Emma, Northamptonshire

Peugeot 207

Can anyone help please? At first I thought it was the Tappets that needed Oil as it sounded like them, but the Oil level is fine! All of a sudden my vehicle started making a scraping noise from the Engine, like two sheets of metal clanging together. The Display stated "Recharge Battery - Electrical Fault". Does this mean the Alternator needs replacing as It wouldn't be the Battery surely as the Alternator charges the Battery. Please advise. I know about cars so no silly answers please. Thanking you.

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Connect a volt meter across the terminals of the battery, With engine running the voltage should read approx. 14.2 volts. if anything below 12 volts a good indication that the alternator is not charging. John from Essex

Submitted: 22/04/2016 18:39:22 | ID: 130694

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Dave, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

For the past month or so I keep getting warning message on my peugeot 207 stating (with an annoying bleap) car is a 57 plate and done approximately 43,500 miles . fog lights . indicator bulb . right hand break light etc are faulty. Someone has checked them while I operate them but all appear to be OK. Can someone please shed some light?. Thanks in advance.

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Sorry this is not an answer I am having the same problem as you and now my electric mirrors are going mental opening and closing whilst I am driving got home and now they won't even open so I carnt drive . Deborah from Greater London

Submitted: 21/04/2016 10:07:47 | ID: 130648

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Lindsey, North Ayrshire

Peugeot 207

After I start or turn off my engine an alarm which sounds like a phone goes of for 15secs, no warning lights or details come up any ideas what it can be. The noise comes from down the right hand side of the steering wheel where the light height control dial is. Any ideas??

Submitted: 18/04/2016 14:19:28 | ID: 130542

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mokhtar, Poole

Peugeot 207

The fan runs constantly with the engine

Submitted: 15/04/2016 22:58:23 | ID: 130439

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kashvin, Malaysia

Peugeot 207

Hi I'm having a car Peugeot 207.LAst night I went back after buy some groceries. When I tries to start my car. There was a blink light at panel and all turns off. I tried to start but unfortunately unable to start. When I turn my ignition on there is tickering sounds, may I know what shall I do. My car is still not repaired

Submitted: 15/04/2016 05:05:46 | ID: 130397

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James Miller, Antrim

Peugeot 207

Should the STOP warning light show on the dashboard when the key is inserted in the ignition? It goes off when the engine is started.

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Yes this is correct, its just the ECU checking the system. All is well. John from Essex

Submitted: 13/04/2016 15:16:14 | ID: 130342

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William Boyd, Armagh

Peugeot 207

I am looking to fit a set of He- Man dual controls to my 2010 5 door hatchback Peugeot 207 diesel verve. I need to remove the glove department in order to get in to where the mounting location is. Can you explain to me how to remove the glove department. I am having difficulty with it and do not want to force anything. Regards and thank you.

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Just four screws hold the glove compartment box in. Two at the top and two underneath the lower trim panel (hidden from view) takes around three minutes to do. You will have to unplug the light unit to remove box completely. John from Essex

Sorry got the wrong car. Apologies. Undo the retaining screws from the lower edge of the glove box. Release the plastic securing clips and remove the trim beneath the facia. Open the glove box and unclip the cover from the left-hand side of the compartment. Undo the screws securing the inside of the glove box to the facia. Undo the upper retaining screws. Release the wiring block connectors and the diagnostic plug from the glove box housing. Withdraw the glove box from the facia panel. John from Essex

Submitted: 11/04/2016 20:03:20 | ID: 130255

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paula, Worcestershire

Peugeot 207

when i lock my car. after about 3/4 min the lights and wipers come on. i have to open and close a few times and wait to see if this happens.then some times have to leave the car unlocked. if this does not happen after the 3/4 min it will not happen. thank you for your help. had a check on a computer by one garage but he did not know what it was. do i have to go to a peuguet specialist as they charge £70 just to look at it. paula

Submitted: 10/04/2016 13:25:50 | ID: 130192

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Nick, South Africa

Peugeot 207

Hi Guys I recently took my car for service. They used their special computer device to work on my car. The computer system used to throw up the Antipollution message. After they made changes my car throws a engine Failure message when I leave it stationary for over 5hrs. It starts up, engine runs and when I try to accelerate the engine dies and throws message of "Engine failure...........something something....." Once the guys add their computer system to my car, all starts up fine. and working. What is going on? What do these guys need to do to ensure my car starts up properly at any stage or time after leaving it stationary for whatever amount of time. Thanks for your advice and help. Will mean a lot. Kind regards

Submitted: 07/04/2016 10:58:49 | ID: 130053

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laura, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Iv got a warning light that says seatbelt pretensioner or airbag fault,can anybody help with this I had the aa put it on machine and try and reset it but it kept coming straight back, the code read e607 & says that the fault is, e607 drivers side air bag resistance to high?? Any ideas how to fix?? Also my stereo keeps pausing every time I go over a bump if I give the left side part ov dashboard a tap it comes back on?? Any ideas??

Submitted: 03/04/2016 19:45:48 | ID: 129902

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Patrik Berzander, Sweden

Peugeot 207

Tried the to bring down the roof/cab this past weekend and got an error message. "Impossible to move roof: outside temperature too low". In the manual it says that it has to be -15 degrees or above, it was +9 degrees so I guess it should have worked. Anyone seen this before and might have a simple solution? Thanks /patrik

Submitted: 30/03/2016 06:58:16 | ID: 129657

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Christine Bell, Warwickshire

Peugeot 207

My car cut out suddenly had new coil pack fitted. Two weeks later happened again..... Have been told damp is affecting the ECU. Has happened once more...... So frightening. Has anyone else experienced this.... Surely this must be a manufacturing fault.... 6 years old 39000 miles on clock. Love the car but I now feel it is a death trap horrified at prices quoted by Peugeot . Can anyone help...?

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Coolant leak to Loom & ECU Very common fault with the 207. Water seeps along the wiring loom by capillary action to the ECU and does no end of damage. It appears that some how a plug gathering water (what looks like engine coolant) is causing corrosion on the loom and connectors , lying water is then causing a short in ECU & sensors around the car so replacing parts wont fix it CHECK THIS FIRST IT COSTS NOTHING) My advise Find it, fix it, sell it, buy something not French that works Peugeot have been aware of this since 2006 and afraid the only cure is a new wiring harness and a new ECU which costs megabucks plus labour. Talking of £175 for a ECU plus programming. John from Essex

Submitted: 29/03/2016 18:15:37 | ID: 129638

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David Harrison, Norfolk

Peugeot 207

My 2007 (07) plate 207cc came with leather heated seats but neither work.I looked in the hand booklet and it doesn't even mention the heated seats or fuses for same.Anyone got any ideas or info.Many thanks

Submitted: 27/03/2016 21:33:38 | ID: 129539

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Javid Abbas, Sweden

Peugeot 207

Doors are hanging . What shall i do?

Submitted: 27/03/2016 12:27:29 | ID: 129519

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boulaluta@ymail.com, Greater London

Peugeot 207

hi when i try to use or open the roof ,the mechanism start ok. The window and the boot working ok but the top roof it doen't. it look like something block it to move back whath this could be?

Submitted: 26/03/2016 13:53:59 | ID: 129497

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Gezani, South Africa

Peugeot 207

Hi. My 207 won't start and there is " auto lock active " message on the display screen. What could the cause of the problem be?

Submitted: 22/03/2016 14:46:39 | ID: 129340

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Peter, Germany

Peugeot 207

Hi there! I have a problem with the headlights. Both headlight worked perfectly on the car than the next day the left headlight pointing visible lot lower compare how it was. the right side was remained the same. From outside doesn't seem anything has changed, both bulbs seem to sit in place the same way and with the same strength. To have the same light level on booth side I had to move the bulb on the left side at least 30 degree down but unfortunately, of course I can't keep the position after I put the lock back on it. Any idea what could have gone wrong? is there a common issue might be with the light bulb holder that could move? I try to adjust the level of the headlight electronically on the dashboard and it moves both light down equally but still the left side is pointing way lower than the right side. Any idea what could be the problem? Thank you! Sorry for my english I hope you can understand it.

Submitted: 21/03/2016 22:53:46 | ID: 129317

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Ronald, Bristol

Peugeot 207

The drivers side window doesn't work

Submitted: 20/03/2016 17:54:41 | ID: 129269

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Dave, County Down

Peugeot 207

When I drive for approx 20 miles there is a bleep .. Says on screen "engine fault" .. This message just flashes on then off .. No other warning lights come on . Thanks for any help

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Fuse box reley! The car turns off than you have to stop and restart! Rade from Macedonia

Submitted: 19/03/2016 18:23:00 | ID: 129232

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Janet Edgar, City of Edinburgh

Peugeot 207

I have had my peugeot now for 1 year it is a 13 reg. Past two days I have noticed that the car has not been heating up inside meaning there has been no hot air coming from the air vents only cold. The needle on the thermostat reading has not moved. Have topped the car up with coolant still no movement until today. Only thing is the car is now only heating up when stationery however when I move of or accerlorate the temperature drops back down and the car is freezing. When i say movement to the needle it goes up to 90 halfway so no overheating. Can anyone help me as I am unsure what is causing this, Do not think it is the thermostat as it moves as i say when stationery. No leaks coming from the coolant.

Submitted: 15/03/2016 20:42:12 | ID: 129062

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scott brooks, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

My computer range in car says I've got 750 miles and it keeps goin up but I've only got quarter of a tank how can this be possible. Any ideas?

Submitted: 10/03/2016 22:57:32 | ID: 128835

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bilal.leen@p-ol.com, Palestinian Territories

Peugeot 207

i have Message STOP and ABS what is mains

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What it means is you have a serious problem with the braking system' If the ABS module has a malfunction it will cost a fortune to replace and will have to be programed to the car by a Peugeot dealer. Hussarman from Essex

Submitted: 07/03/2016 17:21:50 | ID: 128686

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kevin, Derbyshire

Peugeot 207

hi my battery light is flashing and it says economy mode it will not start absolutely nothing there when I turn the key any ideas thanks kevin

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I have read somewhere that the 20amp fuse (f1) in the main fuse box may have blown or possibly corroded. The replace the fuse and see what happens. John from Essex

Submitted: 04/03/2016 20:29:14 | ID: 128540

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Amy, Nottinghamshire

Peugeot 207

Hello there, recently brought a Peugeot 207 57 Reg. I noticed the info on the screen saying how many miles I have left until I have to refill. This has now gone off and I can't get it to come back on? Do you have any solutions to this to get it back on? Kind regards Amy

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press the end knob of the wiper control handle to see it appear again joojo from Ghana

Submitted: 04/03/2016 19:49:51 | ID: 128539

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Andrew Kanter, Kent

Peugeot 207

When the fan is on for the heater, I have recently noticed exhaust type smells coming into the cabin. The exhaust is not blowing so could there be a leaking seal somewhere? Obviously I have to get it checked out but would like to have some idea of what the fault could be.

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Why does the fan come on after driving a small distance thanks Bernadette from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/03/2016 12:55:01 | ID: 128421

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Kirsty, Kent

Peugeot 207

Hello, Wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar.... The outside temperature reading display is either giving a completely wrong temperature or just coming up with dashes. Worried it may be an electrical fault that could lead to bigger problems. Still under warranty but concerned that if its not covered, I'll get charged diagnosis costs anyway. Also, there is a slight knocking under the clutch mainly when I'm drving slow in a low gear. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

Submitted: 29/02/2016 22:15:46 | ID: 128355

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