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AHMAD ZULFIKAR, Malaysia

Peugeot 207

Outdoor temperature show that -9 to 0. I believed that the temperature sensor at outdoor was faulty. Is the faulty temperature will effect the air conditioner fail to working, which is cause indoor blowers feel warm?

Submitted: 27/09/2016 08:03:44 | ID: 135503

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Duke, Surrey

Peugeot 207

Hi, I have a Peugeot 207. There is a Anti Pollution faulty display after I have started the engine. Can anyone tell me what is that mean ? Or what is the fault please ? At the meantime my car still running ok.

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Anti Pollution Fault is a fun thing on Peugeot cars. This can be anything from a faulty fuel filler cap, exhaust sensors, timing, spark plugs, particulate filter if its a diesel, incorrect fuel injection, air filter. What you must do is to get the fault codes read by a garage, one that uses "Planet Peugeot" You could spend a small fortune trying to correct the fault yourself, so get the fault codes read first then take it from there. John from Essex

Submitted: 20/09/2016 23:08:35 | ID: 135330

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nicolas colin miller, Northamptonshire

Peugeot 207

my 207 will not start some mornings if it dose not on first turn i have to pump throtal till itwill

Submitted: 19/09/2016 19:57:57 | ID: 135300

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caroline blackburn, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

hi , three days ago the warning came up saying brake light faulty, so we had a new bulb fitted....then when i re started the car the warning came up saying faulty indicater light ..so had that bulb changed, now all lights were working.......driving along ten minutes later the right indicater starts flashing really fast when i turned it on...? once again the warning comes up but now its telling me i have faulty brake lights, faulty indicaters and faulty fog light.......HELP ...please ? (all bulbs are ok )

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Common fault on the 207, its the earthing of the rear lights that causes this, the solution is to clean all earthing points or connect a wire from the rear lamp assembly to earth. In the broader sense, don't these two words - French and reliability - in the same sentence, seem to raise questions? John from Essex

Submitted: 19/09/2016 15:15:28 | ID: 135285

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Robin, Buckinghamshire

Peugeot 207

I have a 2012 207 SW. I have found that there is water under the carpets mainly in the rear passenger foot well but also some dampness under the front passenger carpet. I have sucked out maybe 3 pints but the real issue is how is it getting in there. As far as I can say when I pour water into the front scuttle under the windscreen it seems to come straight out at the bottom Any ideas or suggestions please

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My thoughts on this are rubber door seals or drain holes blocked in the bottom of the doors. I have read this is a common problem with Peugeots. If water is flowing from the scuttle freely this would indicate the drain pipes are O.K. John from Essex

Submitted: 18/09/2016 20:10:09 | ID: 135273

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Danielle Hart, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

Iv had a new bsi n ecu unit and fuse box and still not ticking over to turn on any info on this please

Submitted: 13/09/2016 10:13:13 | ID: 135140

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Carol Dutton, Cheshire

Peugeot 207

Does anyone else have a problem with their passenger door lock when it has been in direct sunlight/extreme heat? This has happened a few times now, when I've not been able to lock the door properly, but when you leave car in shade for a while, it then seems OK!

Submitted: 07/09/2016 23:49:40 | ID: 135010

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Mtohmaz, Lebanon

Peugeot 207

Hello .. My 207 has a display everytime i start the ignition and dissappears after few seconds First it displayed -700km Then it started increasing by time now it displays -1400km Can u help me i'm confused about it

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This normally is the mileage due to the next service. Procedure to Reset Peugeot Service Light as follows: 1. Switch the Ignition Off 2. Press and hold the trip meter (mileage reset) button on the dash 3. Now switch the ignition to the ON position 4. Keep the button pressed for 10 seconds 5. The display will read "10" and count down to '0' and the service symbol will extinguish. Job done. John from Essex

Submitted: 07/09/2016 05:52:48 | ID: 134989

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Kevin, Oxfordshire

Peugeot 207

The car as gone into anti theft mode how can I get it out of this mode

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peugeot 207 hdi shudders when starting ( the clutch is new and further trembles) peter from Poland

Submitted: 06/09/2016 18:12:13 | ID: 134972

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Kevin, Oxfordshire

Peugeot 207

Put the key in ignition turned it then the key fob fell to bits then it came up anti theft mode then it would not start it turns over but wont fire up .

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Put key in ignition turned the key and then the fob fell apart causing the anti theft mode to come on now can't start the car what should I do Kevin from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 05/09/2016 16:20:34 | ID: 134935

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Bal Kisan Das, Nigeria

Peugeot 207

One of a coil is not getting electric supply. please guide me.

Submitted: 03/09/2016 15:39:26 | ID: 134878

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Mike, Somerset

Peugeot 207

Brown 2 pin connector above oil level sensor.

Submitted: 01/09/2016 03:13:31 | ID: 134808

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Daniel, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

Hi started the car up yesterday and there was no throttle/accelerations Called out AA who advised it was the throttle potentiometer broken and needed a new throttle actuator. AA then towed my to my local garage who have advised me that they cannot fix it and needs to go to a main dealer which I AA are going to charge me nearly £100 to get the car to a main dealer Can this problem be fixed by a local garage or is it a major job that only the main dealer can fix

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The answer depends on what engine you have, some are fitted with a throttle cable connected to the throttle body., others are fitted with a "Fly by Wire" i.e a potentiometer accelerator pedal which can be had on Ebay from £15 to £30.. Any garage worth it's salt can fit either. John from Essex

Submitted: 31/08/2016 21:45:41 | ID: 134806

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Steve, Bristol

Peugeot 207

Hi I have just noticed recently that when I push the air conditioning button, the button lights up ok, but there is no sound of the air con unit starting up and the fan just blows air, not the cold air I have set using the dial. Could you please tell me where the air con fuse is, so that I can check if this has blown. Also, if this fuse is not at fault, what else may be the problem. Thank you for your time, very much appreciated. Steve form Bristol

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Fuse 1 in the main fuse box next to the battery controls the fan and relay, the relay may possibly be at fault. There should be a distinct "clunk" when the A/C clutch engages and a rise in engine revs. John from Essex

your system may also need a re-gas R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/08/2016 07:31:42 | ID: 134780

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hodgson, Wiltshire

Peugeot 207

The front drivers window will go down and therefore the roof will also activate but the window will not return to the closed position. What is the solution?

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See drivers handbook on how to Re-initialisation of windows after a malfunction John from Essex

Submitted: 30/08/2016 13:55:04 | ID: 134760

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Peugeot 207, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Hi there Does anyone know if its right that you have to put your foot on the accelerator pedal in order to start your 207? I have one garage who I bought it from saying you do and the other garage who I bought it to have a look at said you don't... Thanks Lorcan

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You do NOT have to put your foot on the loud pedal to start the car. The Peugeot engine has direct fuel injection so will start without any further aid unlike other engines that have a metered mixture of fuel and air to start the engine... The dealer you bought it from is telling you rubbish. John from Essex

Submitted: 26/08/2016 18:10:23 | ID: 134672

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Elleni Christoforides, East Sussex

Peugeot 207

I have a 08 plate 207cc. I've noticed when the car has been parked, usually during the day at work, that when I start her up, she revs without me even touching the accelerator. It gets worse when the car has been in the sun... Anyone else have the same problem??

Submitted: 26/08/2016 16:10:43 | ID: 134669

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Cisca Abrams, South Africa

Peugeot 207

To whom it may concern I have a Peugeot 207 Convertible car. The problem is the water evaporates but i don;t know where because there are no leaks. Every time I am driving from town to town with is 30min apart I have to check the water. It is normal. What can the problem be because it is not ok or fun to drive the car like that. Thank You!

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waiting for a reply please Cisca Abrams from South Africa

First thought is the cylinder head gasket, common problem with the 207 engine... In the broader sense, don't the those two words - French and reliability - in the same sentence, seem to raise questions? John from Essex

Submitted: 26/08/2016 15:35:20 | ID: 134666

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Jack, Warwickshire

Peugeot 207

When I turn the key to ignition a stop light briefly comes on Then goes away is this anything to be concerned about ?

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Quite normal, no need to worry John from Essex

Submitted: 24/08/2016 17:42:27 | ID: 134618

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Hugh Franks, City of Glasgow

Peugeot 207

A red vertical line appears on the dash board next to the milage indicated this line can look like a half arrow with the top part pointing either left or right

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I believe this will be the car telling you to change up a gear. Simon from West Midlands

Submitted: 18/08/2016 18:48:26 | ID: 134453

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Mandy Woodward, Surrey

Peugeot 207

I had the dreaded devolution fault message for a few months the car was running fine so I ignored it. Recently it didn't seem to be dining well so I took it to Peugeot for diagnostics. They called and said the fault was 'piloted thermostat control fault' and that it needed the coolant outlet housing and coolant temperature sensor to be replaced - cost nearly £500, it's worth mentioning that there has never been an issue with the temperature of the car and the thermostat shows normal readings. I declined the work and went to pick up the car the temperature gauge shot up to maximum as soon as the car was started, a red warning light came on saying do not drive car, also the devolution warning light and check oil warning! The garage are adamant that this is the fault the car went in with - again it has NEVER had any temperature issues, the car is now at Peugeot, I cannot drive it and do not want them to replace the part they are suggesting as it does not equate. Any ideas what may have happened which is causing the temperature gauge to shoot to maximum in a cold car, could this have been caused by the garage, it seems to coincidental to me. Please help, we are at a stand off over this

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A very common problem with Peugeots, first it is safe to drive with this warning light showing, It could range from several items that need attention, spark plugs, coil packs, lamba sensors, coolant temperature sender, I have heard that supermarket fuel can exacerbate the problem, Did the dealer mention that a software update may be needed to the ECU/BSI units... As for £500 for a hose / housing and sender unit that is laughable, parts on Ebay for under £50.00. In the broader sense, don't the those two words - French and reliability - in the same sentence, seem to raise questions? John from Essex

Submitted: 18/08/2016 15:18:27 | ID: 134448

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L Mills, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

hi I have a 07 plate 207, i have had car around 5 months. When I purchased car 5 months ago I did top up oil and I have since done about 1,700 miles. When I checked the oil levels yesterday the dip stick was dry!! I had to put about 1 & 1/4 ltrs in to get the measurement to register half way on the dipstick. Is the oil consumption generally high on 207's?

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If you have the 1.6 vti engine then yes this is normal, expect to use 3/4 of a litre for every 700 miles travelled. The 1.6vti engine was a joint venture between Peugeot and BMW, this same engine is also used in the Mini 1.. Not an ideal situation to use this amount of oil. I found it scary when the "Check Engine Oil" light came on a trip to Cornwall.. Checked the level and it showed nothing. John from Essex

Submitted: 15/08/2016 12:43:53 | ID: 134372

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Ken Millewa, Kent

Peugeot 207

My peugeot 207 has a very hard start in the morning and engine stops immediately after that. I recently changed the valve seals to stop engine from smoking. No smoking but stopping of engine is embarrassing. After the engine warms up, the car just works fine. Check engine light is on. Timing of engine is just fine since the engine no longer cuts out in idling start. May some help kindly

Submitted: 13/08/2016 12:15:57 | ID: 134324

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bergsveinn, Iceland

Peugeot 207

can you tell me what these codes mean? C4C8.C4CA .F98B,C4BD,C4BF,C4CI ,C4C8,,

Submitted: 11/08/2016 11:53:30 | ID: 134283

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Angela guest, East Riding of Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

front wipers keep coming on when i lock car up and flatten battery

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When I had this problem with my 207 I discovered that the fuse box was full of water and everything was shorting out. So just drain the water and securely fit the cover back on and that should fix it. Hopefully this will solve your problem Hugh Lynch from Highland

Submitted: 07/08/2016 17:42:44 | ID: 134178

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Daryl Quarry, Greater London

Peugeot 207

Engine oil level top up warning light keeps coming on. Upon checking oil it is within correct limits. I am also wondering if the Air con would be affected by this fault as it appears to coincide with this being faulty? Any advice or further guidance would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks Daryl

Submitted: 06/08/2016 13:47:34 | ID: 134144

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Nathan Galbraith, Dumfries and Galloway

Peugeot 207

The radio in my Peugeot 207 doesn't seem to register the radio stations after the battery has been removed

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If battery has been removed the chances are the stored stations in the memory have been wiped, You can try re-entering the stations again. I always use a 'Memory Saver' plugged into the diagnostic socket to keep all data stored in radio and the ECU John from Essex

Submitted: 04/08/2016 18:16:29 | ID: 134115

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Phil, Lincolnshire

Peugeot 207

Can someone tell me the resistance of the thermostat sensor (in the housing) when engine is cold. NOT the green water temperature sensor. Thanks

Submitted: 29/07/2016 15:00:23 | ID: 133938

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kenneth, South Africa

Peugeot 207

My have no spark on the second coil park,I have new coils,but still the same,I replaced new crank sensor and cam sensor,new plugs also,my engine is EP6,207 cc it shakes so bad and show engine light

Submitted: 22/07/2016 21:17:58 | ID: 133739

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Neil M, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

When my air con is switched on, a fan in the engine kicks in after a few moments and is really loud. No warning lights or other problems. Just sounds like a helicopter. Not sure the best course of action.

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Perfectly normal. This is what it is supposed to do. John from Essex

Submitted: 20/07/2016 09:12:11 | ID: 133670

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Bala, Essex

Peugeot 207

Hi The engine management lamp / anti pollutant failure , comes up. It's worse when the car is warm , a loss of power as if in lymph mode.i took it to the Peguot dealers in Romford . They suggested a diagnostic test which highlighted an oxygen sensor. They ordered and replaced it but could not clear the engine management lamp. I was charged about £300 and the fault is still there.They now say they need to check up the loom for electrical resistance and they would need atleast 2 hours of labour which will cost me another £250 . I just gave up on the dealers.i have read up on the Internet and what struck my attention is the ECU timer reset . I hear that once in 80000 miles it's best to reset the timer or rebuild the ECU . I can neither see a coolant leak nor any rust on the ECU or the loom as suggested by an earlier comment from one of your customers . What would be your best advice ??? Send off for a ECU build which will cost me atleast £250 or ask the dealer to reset the timer on the ECU ?? I am confused !!! The car has done about 92000 miles and runs perfectly well while cold but goes into lymph mode as it warms up.

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As I see it if you go for the rebuild you may well have to have the ECU programmed to the vehicle. I have read that at 80.000 miles or more the ECU does need to be updated and this might be your first port of call. John from Essex

Submitted: 18/07/2016 12:46:45 | ID: 133614

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Terry, Norfolk

Peugeot 207

I removed the No 8 fuse ( 20 amp } by mistake from my Peugeot 207 and since then if I reset the clock it doesn't hold the time after I switch the ignition off. Also when I reset the remote to lock and unlock the doors this only woks for a short time.

Submitted: 12/07/2016 15:55:38 | ID: 133467

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Darren Owen, Conwy

Peugeot 207

Hi. Driving home tonight I noticed the engine temp rising. I pulled over to find the car very wet underneath and found a coolant leak on the right side front of head gasket joint. AA was called and driver pressure tested the coolant system to properly see the leak. Its showing no usual signs of hgf and the AA thinks it could be a leak on thermostat housing side and pushing the coolant through hg area?? Has anyone heard of this? Car was and still is running perfectly

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The thermostat housing is made of plastic and is a common fault on Peugeots. A very common fault is for it leak on to the wiring harness which causes major problems with the electrics. A new one can be purchased from £18 to £34 depending on model but it is imperative to get the right one. John from Essex

Submitted: 11/07/2016 22:06:36 | ID: 133448

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Vonakala, Blackpool

Peugeot 207

What causes the car to not close windows or open and failure to spark in the plugs

Submitted: 10/07/2016 06:20:52 | ID: 133386

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Janine jones, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 207

Hii have to keep filing the water up and when I turn the engine off the water drains on the floor what could this be please I've checked the oil and that looks fine thank you

Submitted: 07/07/2016 19:29:50 | ID: 133326

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Dewald, South Africa

Peugeot 207

P0109 ,P0013 ,P0318 .ENGINE ECU FAULTS OK,BUT WHAT IS THE START/STOP CONTROL BECAUSE SAME FAULTS OCCUR UNDER START/STOP CONTROL. THANKS

Submitted: 07/07/2016 13:13:55 | ID: 133315

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Rita, Somerset

Peugeot 207

Alarm going off a few times last week then stop for a few days and now started again!!the alarm light it's been on and off also no lights when the alarm is going!! Should I take it to the garage??

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Possibly your best bet is a "Peugeot Planet Diagnostic" dealer who will connect you car to a computer to diagnose the fault. John from Essex

Submitted: 07/07/2016 10:17:41 | ID: 133311

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Mark, Cornwall

Peugeot 207

Ive got a 2009 1.4 207 4 door petrol,had no problems until this morning when i went to start it "antipolution fault" came up on the display and now the car wont start ? do i have to acknowledge the alarm before i can start the car? im on a navy base so getting it to a garage is going to be a problem unless i can get it started, is it worth trying to jump start it or would this do more damage than good?

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Answer been posted previously..... 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: 05/07/2016 15:57:46 | ID: 133272

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Tracey, Greater London

Peugeot 207

I bought a peoguet 207 2 years ago it over heated I had the radiator replace and something else replaced not sure of the name of the part still over heating and then I had the head skimmed. Now the revs are to high when I touch the excelerator and there is no power it's getting worse by the day. Can you please advise me me. ..??Thanks Tracey

Submitted: 03/07/2016 23:30:49 | ID: 133225

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Daniel Baines, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 207

ESP light showing for a month then clutch heavy and smoking burning smell clutch pedal hard to push down? Is it new clutch needed or just a fluid top up? Please advice

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Could well be lack of fluid, top up the container, but if problem still persists I would suspect the clutch giving up. Burning smell would indicate the clutch plate or release bearing. John from Essex

Peugeot 207 dynamic stability control ESP/ESR dash warning light - The ESP/ASR system is put into service automatically when the vehicle is started. Unless the system has been deactivated, if this warning light and the indicator light on the button come on, this indicates the occurence of a fault in the ESP/ASR system. John from Essex

Submitted: 29/06/2016 21:32:21 | ID: 133112

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