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stev, Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

Hi just lost all power whilst driving the dash informed me that it was faulty anti pollution.....is this the cat of just filters. its only done 43K

Submitted: 17/04/2014 08:11:14 | ID: 94351

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john, County Tyrone

Peugeot 207

i have an 07 207 1.4 sport i recently got it serviced...it now seems to be leaking water but im unable to spot where the leak is coming from ...the leak only happenes when the car is stationary and seems to be coming out from behind the passenger side wheel arch ..its draining water from the pressure bottle ..which is worrying ..my mechanic cant see any signs of a leak .....any ideas ??????? this has only started from when it was serviced

Submitted: 13/04/2014 08:23:37 | ID: 94167

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Kev, Durham

Peugeot 207 2006

After buying a Peugeot 207 GTi for my wife 2 year ago the car has developed a squeak and seems to stick slightly when coming back up, any idea what this could be?

Submitted: 04/04/2014 14:23:39 | ID: 93863

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Mahmoud Zeitouni, Lebanon

Peugeot 207 2011

Hello, I have a Peugeot 207 2011 I think there`s something wrong with my gearbox since it`s a tiptronic one and everytime it shifts into second gear, whether it`s on drive or tiptronic, I feel a kick with the shift! Should I be worried?

Submitted: 31/03/2014 16:24:51 | ID: 93707

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Elaine Howarth, Cheshire

Peugeot 207 2008

My Peugeot 207 has no heating, air-con or fan, the rear heater works okay though. Someone has checked the fuse and this was okay. Can anyone advise? A forum I went on says it could be a loose wire, but I`m not sure? (1.6 hdi 16v)

Submitted: 28/03/2014 15:27:03 | ID: 93619

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Jason Peck, England

Peugeot 207 2007

I have just bought a 2007 Peugeot 207 1.6 GT. When I accelerated through first and second and then when I went to find third gear the gearbox went floppy and it managed to find fifth gear but won’t leave it. It`s only done 41,000 miles, surely this isn’t the gearbox gone already?

Submitted: 25/03/2014 11:23:42 | ID: 63216

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Ted O Neill, Ireland

Peugeot 207 2007

A light is coming up on the display of my Peugeot 207 with a picture of a car and 20km/h. Does anyone know what this is? I have checked the manual but no luck!

Submitted: 20/03/2014 12:53:21 | ID: 63037

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Stacey Prater, Yorkshire

Peugeot 207 2006

Hi, I’ve got a Peugeot 207 and recently the engine management light comes on when I start the car, but then goes off after a minute or teo. Does anyone know what may be causing this as the car is driving fine? Thanks.

Submitted: 17/03/2014 10:38:32 | ID: 62879

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Terry Smirk, Hampshire

Peugeot 207 1996

I have only had my Peugeot 207 4 weeks and I keep getting various alarms coming on. These range from foglamp faulty, indicators faulty, side lamps faulty, although on checking all are working okay. I now get the warning signal coming on with the aboce alarms. The garage has had it back twice and can find nothing wrong. Has anyone any ideas as this constant signal beeping every few seconds drives you mad?

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Hello Terry, sounds like a bad earth or connector. Go around all connectors and push to confirm tight fit. Also on ecu near battery (DO NOT UNPLUG ECU PLUGS) as you will get error codes. Then go around earths on the car making sure not corroded. A simple cheap code scanner may pick up your problem to narrow down your search. Peter Bell from Durham

Submitted: 04/03/2014 09:39:49 | ID: 89967

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Tom Potts, Cornwall

Peugeot 207 2007

Hello. My Peugeot 207`s dashboard lights are not working and my speedo is not working when I am driving. Does anyone know why? Many thanks.

Submitted: 24/02/2014 11:57:18 | ID: 62340

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Aziz Nevzat, Surrey

Peugeot 207 2008

I have a late 2008 Peugeot 207 S petrol 1360cc and I need to locate the engine number. Can anyone help? (S)

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It will be stamped on your engine block somewhere, but the easiest place to find it is on your log book/V5 form Tony Dickerson from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 24/02/2014 10:42:48 | ID: 62306

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Sarah, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Peugeot 207 2009

My Peugeot 207`s temperature gauge has a red flashing light underneath it. There is no message staying stop which the handbook says there will be. Engine temperature says normal and coolant says fine. Car seems to be running fine. Any ideas?

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Hello, sounds like a bad coolant sensor. Locate and take off, then spray some wd40 into the plug but not loads. Shake and plug in and out a few times. It should now be fine but if not then you probably need a new one. Peter Bell from Durham

Submitted: 21/02/2014 15:12:57 | ID: 62264

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Kathryn Blades, Yorkshire

Peugeot 207 2011

Has anyone had a problem with doors dropping on their Peugeot 207? Mine has dropped 12/34 of an inch and I have had to claim off my insurance to get it fixed as it would not shut at all.

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Hi Katherine, I had the same issue with my 207cc. I booked it into a Peugeot garage who said I would have to go to another Peugeot garage with a body shop and they would charge £67 for a diagnosis. A friend of mine took me to the £1 shop, bought some spanners and fixed the door. It is now fine. I am not impressed with the Peugeot garage. Lucy Brown from England

Submitted: 13/02/2014 16:24:39 | ID: 60820

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Sarah Smyth, County Down

Peugeot 207 2006

My Peugeot 207s battery light keeps coming on and the dash is saying electric circuit fault, the battery light will then go off again, it doesn’t stay on for too long. If on a long journey the car has been losing power and slowing down on the motorway, I am unable to accelerate and have to pull over. The dash then says ’engine management system fault’ and a whole heap of lights come on - the engine light, the warning triangle and the dash will say ’faulty ABS’, ’anti pollution’. I have brought it to the Peugeot garage and they can’t find a fault. Can anyone help?

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Hi, this problem happened to me this morning. I replaced the battery with a new one and the problem was solved until after driving it for around 4 miles the battery light and electrical fault warning returned. Did you manage to find out what was wrong with yours please? Fiona Jowett from England

Hi, maybe there is a problem with the alternator. Chucri Kayal from France

Hello, try and get hold of a volt meter or multi meter. With the car running put across battery terminals, your output should be 13.6 volts. If it is changing or flickering, your alternator or voltage regulator is failing. Also check main earths from your battery are good and not rusted up. If you need to change the alternator the battery must be disconnected and DO NOT TOUCH the alternator with the car running. Peter Bell from Durham

Submitted: 11/02/2014 14:40:54 | ID: 62025

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Rafal Gac, Gloucestershire

Peugeot 207 2003

My Peugeot 207 has a problem with its windscreen washers. Screenwash for winter is 100% full. The wipers are moving when I start to wash and I can hear the pump’s motor buzzing so it seems it work, but there is no fluid going from the washers. I have the same problem on both front and rear. It seems this is not the fuse since I can hear the motor? Can someone please help? (1.4 diesel)

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Your screenwash has probably solidified around the filter on the pump, as this tends to be low down it collects there and over time sets blocking the filter up. Find out where it is located disconnect it from the washer bottle, draining the liquid into a vessel so it can be re-used, clean the filter out with hot water and washing up liquid, re-fit, top up and hey presto! Tony Dickerson from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 10/02/2014 15:09:57 | ID: 61858

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Ian Hannah, Durham

Peugeot 207 2008

Hi. I have a slight knocking coming from what sounds like the vacuum pump on my Peugeot 207. Will it do any harm? Also I am still getting a little bit of gunk in the oil cap. It`s not overheating or loosing coolant. Can anyone advise if they have had the same fault?

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Hello Ian, is the gunk mayonnaise colour? If so, you’re are getting water into the oil or it could be from doing short journeys only on your car. Are you sure it is the vacuum pump? If so, you need to change it, as it runs your braking system assist. You will eventually lose 70% brake assist. Also some sensors run via vacuum. Peter Bell from Durham

Submitted: 06/02/2014 15:57:24 | ID: 61803

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Mary Couttie, Angus (Forfarshire)

Peugeot 207 2010

Where is the coolant temperature sensor located in the engine of my Peugeot 207 please? (1.6vti Sport 16v 120hp)

Submitted: 04/02/2014 10:32:42 | ID: 60857

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Peter, England

Peugeot 207 2007

Why is it difficult to change gears in my Peugeot 207? It’s as if something is not lining up properly?

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Hello, firstly you need to confirm you have enough gear oil in the box. Secondly, if your clutch is old and has done many miles it may be on its way out and not disengaging enough. Thirdly, the linkage on these is via cable, so you may have slack in them causing none positive action. Peter Bell from Durham

Submitted: 03/02/2014 15:23:09 | ID: 88265

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Naledi Moeketsi, South Africa

Peugeot 207 2008

My Peugeot 207 cuts out when I move from first gear to second gear. I don’t know what the problem is. Can anybody help please?

Submitted: 30/01/2014 10:18:05 | ID: 61472

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Vincent Diergaardt, South Africa

Peugeot 207 2008

My Peugeot 207`s wipers and headlights keep coming on after the car is switched off, key removed and left. What can I do to stop this? (x-line)

Submitted: 28/01/2014 16:37:49 | ID: 61463

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Tom, Argyllshire

Peugeot 207 2007

My Peugeot 207 had stopped working after air got into the diesel system. I bled this out and checked there was no air and tried cranking it but it was only clicking, so I charged the battery overnight but still nothing! Any ideas please? (1.6 HDI 90 Sport)

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Hello, not a lot of detail to go on. Firstly, make sure the fuel filter is full of fuel first. Confirm good battery earth and positive connections. If the starter was good before, your solenoid is clicking. You need to confirm this is the relay and not the starter. Eg. clicking sound from starter or elsewhere on car. If elsewhere, your starter motor is not getting enough voltage or the solenoid on the starter is failing. This is a little switch like item in the starter which flicks the cog of the starter on to your car flywheel. Peter Bell from Durham

Submitted: 28/01/2014 14:37:05 | ID: 61448

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Andy G, Durham

Peugeot 207 2006

Hi all, I have a little problem with my 1.6 Peugeot 207 Sport. When I start the car from cold, after about 3-4 minutes the engine warning light comes on showing high temperature and brings on the fan and the stop the car light. If I stop the car and restart it, the same things happen again after 3-4 minutes. Then on restarting it’s usually okay for the rest of the day. I have replaced the temperature sensor but the same thing happens. Could this be something sticking, with the car having been stationary for a long period? (Sport)

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Hello, firstly confirm good earths. Secondly, you may have air in the system around the sensor. Your ecu is getting an alarm from one of a few sensors on the coolant system. Unplug the sensor you have replaced and the system will go into default safe mode. Telling you basically that it is not getting the info. If this is the same as before message two things may of happened. 1/ the new sensor is faulty. 2/ the new sensor has the wrong temperature rating sender. This means a short, so full pulse signal is being transmitted to ecu. Peter Bell from Durham

Submitted: 24/01/2014 10:20:23 | ID: 61324

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Chris, Lanarkshire

Peugeot 207 2007

I`ve just purchased my Peugeot 207 and now my odometer (LCD but which reads your mileage) keeps going funny, it’s like half the numbers. Then when I push the plastic around it down it comes back up full numbers again, as if something has come apart. Any ideas how to fix this? (1.4 SE)

Submitted: 23/01/2014 10:43:14 | ID: 64985

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Jo Matthews, England

Peugeot 207 2006

Hi, I have a 6 yr old Peugeot 207 and can hear running water left to right and right to left as I corner, running across from within the dashboard around knee height. As it’s been so wet this is understandable but I`m trying to work out how it got in there and how to drain it out? I have cleaned the drainage area from the windscreen runoff and the seals around the top half of bonnet. Any suggestions?

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There is a drainage hole on the passenger side, which needs unblocking. If you lift the bonnet and the plastic mesh on the right hand side you can put your hand in and unblock, then it will drain out (or it did for me), but only after a few sharp corners! Brian O’Neill from England

Submitted: 20/01/2014 11:59:38 | ID: 60891

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John, England

Peugeot 207 2006

My Peugeot 207`s front left coil spring has broken suddenly. Six months ago the rear right hand coil broke whilst on holiday. Peugot replaced both rear springs at no cost to me. Will they do the same with the front? I have read that this is a common fault together with the 1007 models and Citroen C3s? (207 GT hdi)

Submitted: 02/01/2014 11:38:14 | ID: 60040

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John Wood, Somerset

Peugeot 207 2007

The front headlights on my Peugeot 207 are rubbish, it`s like driving at night on dipped beam with two dim candles. I have just replaced the dipped beam bulbs but it doesn’t make any difference. The directional lights only work when you turn the corner, but when you drive in a straight line they are off. Can anyone tell me the best solution other than getting rid of it? (1.6 HDI Diesel)

Submitted: 02/01/2014 10:20:15 | ID: 60029

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Steven Sheldon, England

Peugeot 207 2008

My Peugeot 207s red light below the temperature gauge has started flashing. The coolant level is correct, it is not overheating and the vehicle is running fine. I have changed the coolant sensor but the light is still flashing. Any hints or ideas would be great (the red light is not on permanently or the red STOP light). Any suggestions please? (1.4 16v)

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Did you find out the answer to this? Exact same thing happened to my 207. Temp light just flashing. Coolant level seems ok. No stop light or message. I’m confused. Sarah from Berkshire

Submitted: 17/12/2013 10:44:44 | ID: 59429

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John Foxall, England

Peugeot 207 2010

I have a Peugeot 207 1.4 petrol (3 years old) About 8 seconds after starting the engine from cold (audible warning) and it shows on screen "engine temperature too high". The temperature gauge is at max and the red light in the temp gauge is on. The engine lower screen shows "STOP", the engine fan starts and continues until about 6 minutes after switching off the engine. I have just paid out £1260 for a service and a steering ECU replacement on my wife`s Peugeot 107 at a rip off merchant - sorry I should have said "dealer"and I do not want to repeat the experience again. Please remember this is with a COLD engine. Any suggestions please? (1.4 VTi EUS 95 Millesim 5)

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Hello John. Don’t know really, but looks like it could be the thermostat sticking. Try asking question on here http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/207. Always had a decent response and very knowledgable. Hope this helps. Mick from Nottinghamshire

That sounds to me like a problem with your coolent temp sensor. If the guage is going high with a cold engine it will give the ECU the impresion that the car is over heating and to protect the engine best it can it will put the cooling fan on and keep it on until the ECU goes to sleep. Peter H from Lanarkshire

I have identical issue on my in-law’s five year old 207. Have you find a solution to the problem? The dealer talk me to come on Monday to get the sensor replaced. Will this solve the problem? Jozef Orpiszewski from Poland

If it’s DIY, first place to start is temperature sensor replacement: Google it to find its location, check wires for good connection/no corrosion. If that doesn’t work, bring it to mechanic, could be wiring short or damaged ecu AC Motors from Ireland

Submitted: 12/12/2013 15:35:55 | ID: 59125

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John Foxall, England

Peugeot 207 2010

Can anyone help please? I have a 2010 Peugeot 207 and suddenly from cold, when starting the engine, after about 8 seconds I get an audible warning and it shows on the screen "engine temperature too high". The temperature gauge is at maximum and the red light in the temperature gauge is on. The engine fan starts running and continues until about 6 minutes after switching off the engine. The lower screen shows the word STOP. This is NOT possible as the engine is stone cold. There are no leaks and the car runs normally. I have just paid out £1260 for a service and a steering ECU replacement on my wife s Peugeot 107 at a rip off merchant-sorry I should have said "dealer" and I do not want to do the same again. Please help? (1.4)

Submitted: 10/12/2013 10:02:47 | ID: 58738

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Victor Kabaki, Kenya

Peugeot 207 2007

My Peugeot 207`s engine recently gets an idle fail in the morning and will only run continuously after 3-4 cranks. Also, my service mileage counter is reducing by 100 Km for every 10 Km done. How can this be rectified? (1.4E)

Submitted: 06/12/2013 09:34:26 | ID: 58839

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Sylvia Muller, South Africa

Peugeot 207 2007

What must I do if my Peugeot 207`s steering cannot unlock? (1.4 X-line 5door)

Submitted: 28/11/2013 10:57:42 | ID: 57642

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Diana Howley, Middlesex

Peugeot 207 2011

My Peugeot 207`s temperature warning light is on but the engine appears not to be overheating. Why is this?

Submitted: 26/11/2013 14:14:38 | ID: 58626

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Donna Smyth, Berkshire

Peugeot 207 2008

Hi, I hope you can help. I recently bought my Peugeot 207 and after purchase I noticed that when I switch the engine off it shudders. I put the car into the garage who gave it a thorough check up and it was given the all clear. They say I have a rattle in the baffles but it is okay, no need to change, however it`s very annoying. I spoke to the exhaust centre who said it may not be that. Has anyone else come across this?

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Hello. There are a number of things that could potentially rattle a little on switching the engine off. Most of these reasons are not usually serious such as engine covers, undertrays, exhaust alignment etc etc... The best course of action is to take it to a garage you trust or one that is recommended and demonstrate the fault to them. They will be able to identify it more accurately this way and won’t normally charge you for this type of check. Hope that helps! Martin (Master technician 20+ years) from England

Submitted: 25/11/2013 12:06:04 | ID: 58474

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Nomfezeko Gxotiwe, South Africa

Peugeot 207 2006

My Peugeot 207 gives an error message that the Engine Management System is faulty and then stalls. When I try to start it again it makes a noise on the engine side and when I try to swing it the key does not want to start it? What`s wrong?

Submitted: 21/11/2013 11:03:04 | ID: 58199

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Tony O’Rourke, Ireland

Peugeot 207 2010

The lighting behind the heating control panel is gone on my wife`s Peugeot 207. Are these bulbs readily available for replacement? (Hatchback)

Submitted: 14/11/2013 15:35:10 | ID: 57879

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Anthony Cross, England

Peugeot 207 2011

My Peugeot 207 makes a strange cracking noise from the front when braking, both at high and low speeds and especially on steering lock and warm engine. Does anyone know why? (1.6 hdi 5 dr)

Submitted: 12/11/2013 16:04:35 | ID: 57773

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Ste Baynes, Lancashire

Peugeot 207 2008

I`ve just paid £5000 for a Peugeot 207 GT HDI. Now the depollution light has come on and the car`s cutting out so I can`t drive it safely. What`s the problem?

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Your dpf filter is blocked, take it on motorway for 20 mins at 70 mph Martin Holroyd from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/11/2013 09:42:45 | ID: 57723

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Nat, Oxfordshire

Peugeot 207 2008

Both my engine water temperature and oil temperature gauges stopped working at the same time and I cannot get warm air to come through the heating system of my Peugeot 207. The water gauge did work for a short period but just went up and down? Any ideas if this is the sensors, thermostat, electrical or engine management system? Thanks. (1.4 (75) sport)

Submitted: 11/11/2013 12:17:20 | ID: 57630

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Martin Wilson, England

Peugeot 207 2008

My Peugeot 207 has its engine warning light on and anti pollution fault. Also other warning lights keep popping up like electric circuit fault and airbag light, but go back off. There`s no power loss and it`s been in Arnold Clark twice but is still not fixed. Any suggestions?

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Hello, I had anti pollution fault come up on my 207. All it needed was a new fuel filter. Hope this helps. Paul Griffin from Essex

Submitted: 07/11/2013 14:29:37 | ID: 57519

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Paul Evans, Torfaen

Peugeot 207 2007

I have a 2007 Peugeot 207 150GT and the fault is that the engine management light is staying on all of the time. Can anyone advise me what needs to be done to rectify this? The garage said that the timing had slipped and the turbo cooling was faulty and they would repair it at a price of £1000. Please reply as I am thinking of selling the car. Regards. (150 GT)

Submitted: 07/11/2013 09:37:41 | ID: 57440

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