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charles bishop, Australia

Peugeot 207

when i start the car the reversing sensor stays on when i am traverling forward but goes out when i seed up but when i slow down it comes back on and the reversing lights come on too

Submitted: 20/02/2017 07:01:18 | ID: 139053

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Avril Allan, Berkshire

Peugeot 207

I was pairing my iPhone via Bluetooth and now can't get the radio to work. In the menu it's greyed out so I can't select it at all. It's as if the phone is controlling it? Thoughts on what I did and how to fix it. Thanks

Submitted: 15/02/2017 12:05:31 | ID: 138943

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Cara, Gwynedd

Peugeot 207

Automatic door locked comes up whilst driving and steering wheel becomes heavy and I pull over and restart car. This has happened a few times . Yesterday whilst starting the car steering wheel faulty came up and I wasn't able to move the car . Recovery came out and the car was back to normal when they arrived and couldn't find a fault. Now I'm scared to drive in case the steering wheel locks whilst driving, could fo with help thanks

Submitted: 10/02/2017 07:25:59 | ID: 138855

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Jessica, Essex

Peugeot 207

I started my car after finishing work, and on the display, it said that engine failure detected. I turned engine off and restarted the car and the warning didn't display again and on driving home, all was well. Does anyone know what this warning means and if I should be worried?

Submitted: 06/02/2017 20:40:57 | ID: 138754

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shaddai tinto, Trinidad and Tobago

Peugeot 207

hello good day, my peugeot 207 engine checklight came on and stays on and the antipollution fault came up on the display just wanted to know what was the issue or issues with my car and how do i go along fixing it

Submitted: 25/01/2017 13:04:07 | ID: 138390

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sue, South Gloucestershire

Peugeot 207

Good morning, during the cold spell recently, I have been having a problem with the battery warning light coming on, after less than 1 mile. have only been making short journeys recently. On each occasion the engine starts fine, but within less 1 mile the light comes on. The battery and alternator have been checked and appear to be fine, the dealer has checked and now says , the battery earth cable looks corroded and I will need to replace the battery retaining unit, at a price! Trying to get some advice on this, and was referred to a car electrician. When I explained, I was told that in their opinion , they didn't think this was going to solve the issue. Total cost to fit and replace the unit has been quoted as £269. Any advice or directions would be most welcome. Thanks

Submitted: 25/01/2017 09:36:44 | ID: 138389

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Philip west, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot 207

I have a 2007 Peugeot 1.4 friends anti pollution light is on car only has 17000 from brand new,it was my mum's car but has only done short journeys,I have no loss of power ,otherwise car is running ok

Submitted: 19/01/2017 20:06:20 | ID: 138252

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Mrs M Telfer, South Lanarkshire

Peugeot 207

On several occasions various warnings come up on the dash board : power steering faulty, brake system faulty...until this week the warning only came on when the engine started and then didn't come on the rest of the day. This week another warning has come on showing the engine management system has a fault. I took the car to a garage but they say it could be a major fault and won't give me a price for repair suggesting I would be better buying a new one. What do you think?

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i had this fault on and off it was annoying to say the least went to many garages with no help from them . was eventually told to take to a peugeot specialist where they hooked car up to comp and fault reset itself was ok for a few days then came back so off to garage again but by time id got there fault had restet again after several attempts to get it to garage with fault i got it with all faults showing and was told it was one of main fuses and cost me around £200 all in paul taylor from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/01/2017 20:35:23 | ID: 138201

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Glenys Turner, Monmouthshire

Peugeot 207

Can you please tell me where the switch is to turn on the fog lights Thank you

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A search on Google will probably reveal the answer. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 08/01/2017 23:48:28 | ID: 137951

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Abdul, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Iv got a Peugeot 207 cc 2009,the battery light is on car starts fine but hood doesn't open you all the windows go down fine but when you try putting the hood down you only hear a click but nothing happens also the instrument cluster doesn't work

Submitted: 03/01/2017 13:32:17 | ID: 137756

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Cable, Greater London

Peugeot 207

When the lights are on and I turn my steering left and right my lights flash on and off

Submitted: 31/12/2016 13:07:54 | ID: 137697

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roger, Monmouthshire

Peugeot 207

the rear passenger side door wont open from inside or outside because child lock is on how can I open it

Submitted: 27/12/2016 17:25:16 | ID: 137628

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kevin moore, Merseyside

Peugeot 207

My low level oil light is coming on, ive topped it up today with 1 litre of oil but its still coming on. I checked the exaust and noticed black soot inside, can anyone tell me what the problem is. I only had the car serviced 3 months ago and have done 6,000 miles since service.

Submitted: 11/12/2016 21:39:05 | ID: 137327

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Sianne Whitehead, Derbyshire

Peugeot 207

peugeot 207 SW estate, 1.6cc outdoor, 57 plate 2008. central locking has been fine up until today. I believe i didn't close the boot fully (closed it manually) as i had lots of shopping in my hand. Went back for more shopping and it wouldn't open. I thought perhaps the car was locked but all the doors opened fine. so i tried to lock the car and then unlock to see if i could reset everything. However the car doors would not lock (via fob) but the boot remained locked. I then tried to lock and unlock manually (key in drivers door) didn't work. The lights were not flashing like they usually do when i lock/unlock (either fob nor manually) but it was making the "cachung" sound the central locking usually makes. I then sat in the car and closed the door and locked myself in via the central locking lock on dashboard. this worked, my daughter couldn't get in from outside the vehicle. This also worked for children's locks. she again couldn't get it. So my car doors do lock, just not when i am on the outside! which is probably the most important time for them to be locked! The boot however remained locked the entire time, through everything i have tried. I tried making sure the boot was completely closed by pulling it from the inside (using the little handles on either side of the lock) It did close a little more so i do believe it wasn't shut fully initially. So i then repeated the above actions but same outcomes on all fronts, except manually the key worked to lock one of the car doors (drivers) but the boot remained locked and the other doors open. I then read online to put key in ignition and hold down the lock button for 10 secs. didn't change anything. I then read perhaps the signal of fob was low so to sit in car with fob close to steering wheel near sensor and try the boot opening key that way... no change. After this i then tried to manually re-lock drivers side as that worked once previously, it would not work a second time. I thought about opening boot from inside, perhaps once its open it would reset everything but don't know how i could go about that?! So tonight i have a locked boot but everything else is open. As it will only lock from the inside and as much as i love that car, im not sleeping in it!

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Don't know if you have found a solution to your problem yet, I had a similar problem with a 206 sw. You may find that when you were loaded down with your shopping and opened the boot you inadvertently released the opener for the glass portion of the tailgate, there are two boot releases one in the centre opens the whole tailgate the other which is located to the right hand side of the first boot release. This one opens the glass section only. The solution is to activate the right hand boot release ( for the glass panel) open the glass panel get your fingers between the glass and metal lid and lift glass panel then close again. Now using the centre tailgate release open the main tailgate and close should solve the problem. Hope this makes sense and helps. Pete Phelps from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 06/12/2016 22:37:53 | ID: 137213

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Max Whitney, Essex

Peugeot 207

Had the 'old' problem of the wing mirrors but just took your advice and pulled back on the window adjuster and vwola it is working fine now. Thank you saved me a trip to the dealer. Just got to sort out my remkte now!!

Submitted: 02/12/2016 15:47:37 | ID: 137108

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Lonwabo Fodo, South Africa

Peugeot 207

Good Day My car was driving fine then I stopped at a fuelling station for just 2 minutes ,switched of the car went inside and when I tried to start it again it wouldn't instead all I get is a buzzing sound from the under hood fuse box and a clicking on the fuse panel under the dash by the passengers side, I suspected it was a faulty battery so I got a new one but nothing ,even tried jumping the car still nothing when I turn the key on but a constant buzzing in the fuse box unit under the hood in the front of the car ,and an antipollution warning with and engine light by the speedometer, the car does not even crank , when the car gets any form of power like when I open the doors the buzzing starts then stops then when I put the key in and turn it on the buzzing starts what could be the problem please assist as I'm desperate , I bought a new fuse panel as I thought the other one was busted but the buzzing continued now I am totally lost

Submitted: 21/11/2016 13:46:37 | ID: 136838

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Ken Murrell, South Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

When the engine is cold the gear selection is very stiff but when it has warmed up the selection is fine apart from selecting 1st gear from standstill when the car shudders as if you are doing a racing start are the two things connected and would changing oil cure it, and which oil needs to be changed. Thanks in advance for any responses.

Submitted: 19/11/2016 07:51:42 | ID: 136784

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Fanuel Akich, Kenya

Peugeot 207

Woke up today. Started the car reversed well from the car park,,when I engaged drive option I saw the warning gear box faulty in the dashboard. It then stopped and i was able to drive to work. Would want to know what the problem could be...My engine is trip tonic both manual and automatic. Kindly desperate for an answer advice appropriately please

Submitted: 17/11/2016 10:45:00 | ID: 136755

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julie hrdy, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot 207

hi we recently brought a 207 cc sport there is a tapping noise coming from near the top cam shaft pulley we have been told its the timing chain and then was told is was the viable value pulley so at a loss any ideas we have had a dianostic done and everything is fine

Submitted: 14/11/2016 14:26:00 | ID: 136690

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caroline daniel, New Zealand

Peugeot 207

when i drive from place to place within 40 mins stop and then start again my auto gears wont lock into drive or revverse and wen it does it makes a bang noise wen it engages.Sometime i turn the car off for ten minutes and start again and it is fine is it my gear box and where can i find the dip stick for gear box. My window wiper spray doesnt work either and i have checked for blockage. Advice please by the way it is a 2005 model

Submitted: 11/11/2016 23:32:57 | ID: 136627

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Anne, Hertfordshire

Peugeot 207

Hello My Peugeot 207 cc has just had an mot, & seems ok. Last few days a loud clicking has come from the air con / heating unit, but only when the engine is first turned on. After between 2 to 20 clicks they stop & car runs fine. Anyone have any ideas why it's clicking ? Thanks a lot, regards Anne

Submitted: 10/11/2016 17:04:14 | ID: 136603

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norman, Essex

Peugeot 207

My instrument cluster keeps going on and off and sometimes the dial pionter jig up and down.

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My sons car has the same problem. Its intermittent the hazard warning illumination flicks on and off as well. I think it might be an earth problem. When I find out I will let you know. Neil Rossiter from Flintshire

Submitted: 08/11/2016 20:08:10 | ID: 136571

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Gillian Knott, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

How do I deactivate traffic announcements on my car?

Submitted: 06/11/2016 13:43:31 | ID: 136509

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Gillian Knott, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

How do I deactivate traffic announcements..?

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Hi all you need to do is press the TA button on the radio/CD player to deactivate the traffic announcements. Julie from Hampshire

Submitted: 06/11/2016 13:24:30 | ID: 136507

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Richard Holden, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

My oil cap seems trapped and I don't know why, it turns and loosen but won't lift out and I can't see why Can anyone help why?!?

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Hi I have had the same problem after a service came loose but would not come out. Try some wd40 not very much just a sort spray tighten up then undo three or four times when it goes tight again try loosen it a bit more i found it had bean put on cross threaded and did not clear the last bit of thread. If it works look for rough threads and clean them up.Hope this works for you i am sure that is the problem keep trying. David from Somerset

Submitted: 04/11/2016 17:10:57 | ID: 136477

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Stacey, Newport

Peugeot 207

I've had my car a few months now and one day out of the blue it wouldn't start, got jump leads and it started fine, again another day another day it wouldn't start thought it may be battery so got a new battery. A few times now I've got to go in my car and it won't start but a few hours or even a day later it would start again. I had the aa come out to look at it and they said it's not starting motor or battery etc he said maybe electrical fault my window was down and it won't go back up at all

Submitted: 25/10/2016 10:38:38 | ID: 136231

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ann dunn, Darlington

Peugeot 207

just had new battery and clutch and key fob batteries fitted 2 days ago to our Peugeot 207 year 2007 with 47500 miles on clock it wont start what may be the problem

Submitted: 23/10/2016 15:43:53 | ID: 136183

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Fred Cartlidge, Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

The engine turns over ok but does not always fire sometimes fires and dies sometimes starts then runs ok but anti pollution light flashes and engine management light on all time

Submitted: 16/10/2016 12:52:16 | ID: 135993

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Doug, Oxfordshire

Peugeot 207

Hi if I leave my 207 for a couple of days the battery loses charge this is because the door control panels are permanently illuminated and live can anyone help with problem

Submitted: 15/10/2016 21:32:26 | ID: 135983

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dave, Bristol

Peugeot 207

hi I have got the air bag light coming on and also a power supply fault light that comes on . but the car still drives fine .it comes and goes

Submitted: 06/10/2016 18:58:50 | ID: 135765

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paul, Warwickshire

Peugeot 207

hi . When it is damp or wet i go to start the car i turn the ignition and all the dash lights go out and also the radio goes dead. if i turn the ignition off and then try to start the car again it will turn over and start as it shoulddo . This does not happen every time it is wet but it seems to be getting worse.When it happens i have to reset the radio details again as if it has been disconnected.. Any ideas any one

Submitted: 03/10/2016 17:55:15 | ID: 135683

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Paul, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Hi can any one help me please.i have a peugeot gt 207 1.6 dezil 06 plate 140 thousand on clock.its due a service in 450 miles as it says on clock.my problem is that my fuel was on low red.i went garage put 5pound in.noticed it was still on red then went and put 10 pound in again and it's still on red .that last 15 pound altogether and warming log says fuel is low .never had this problem .also all my windows won't go down aswell and that happend the day after the fuel problem.amd they will not go down or up if I press the buttons.can any one help me please

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BUY A DECENT CAR SIMPLES me from Cheshire

Submitted: 02/10/2016 22:47:34 | ID: 135670

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Huzaifah, Kenya

Peugeot 207

Hi I have a pegeout 207 1300cc manual automatic gear I just imported it recently from Japan, the car whether in gear or not the car follows the slope (it acts as if its in neutral) unless I accelerate it could this be an idling problem or clutch problem or is this normal with Manual automatic peugeots.

Submitted: 01/10/2016 10:36:41 | ID: 135628

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Jon, North Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

When traveling to work this morning doing about 50 the display went off as did the radio and lost all power the car slowly came to a stop dash lights was still on as was the head lights but no warning light I left it 5secs then re started it and it seemed to all come back on and was fine any ideas

Submitted: 30/09/2016 06:35:36 | ID: 135593

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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

Was told to drive it for at least 20 minutes or more 40mph+ in low gear so revs at 3000 .gets particular filter and exhaust hot and burns off residue. Caused by short journeys and not getting exhaust hot enough Carol from Yorkshire

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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