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Simon, Middlesex

Peugeot 308

Difficult to start but does. After a couple of days the engine management light stayed on and still difficult to start. Runs ok. Any ideas?

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Sorry. Forgot to mention it's a petrol Simon from Middlesex

Submitted: 26/03/2017 17:08:57 | ID: 140175

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marian, Warwickshire

Peugeot 308

I had new timing chain at 24000 miles and needs another at 37000 car is 8 years old puegeot can't / won't give me reason why this should be I had from New and the only person to drive it and have full service history

Submitted: 21/03/2017 19:51:46 | ID: 140061

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keith, Cumbria

Peugeot 308

Can I hieghten my suspension on my 308

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Doubtful if you can heighten it, more common for people to lower the suspension suspension. You may find suitable suspension parts on off-road forums etc. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/03/2017 15:55:49 | ID: 139876

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Kare, Australia

Peugeot 308

Replaced battery now radio will not play with ignition off. Is there a reset option?

Submitted: 10/03/2017 23:38:07 | ID: 139748

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Charlie Chatburn, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

clogging of filter on screen

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There is insufficient information in your question for anyone to make any worthwhile assumption as to what you are seeking an answer to. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 05/03/2017 10:30:11 | ID: 139479

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Tom, County Down

Peugeot 308

Car turns over and fires but won't start

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If it turns over and fires it IS starting, if you mean it turns over and TRIES to fire but won't start that's different. Check the timing. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 04/03/2017 20:17:00 | ID: 139464

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mick plant , Shropshire

Peugeot 308

could someone please tell me what the SR stands for on my 2008 peugeot 308 and what extras are there on it compared to a standard model not even the local dealership can help.

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The letters SR don't actually stand for anything, they just signify the equipment level within the range, below SR are Access, Urban, XE and XL. Above it are a further 15 equipment levels. If you want to see what each level offers the Parkers web site lists the various differences. Mick from Portugal

Thanks for that info, I have just found out from a chap that works at a Peugeot garage that SR stands for Sports Refined but that's all he knows , can anybody shed any more light on this thankyou. mick plant from Shropshire

That sounds better than Shi##y Rubbish which is what I used to believe it stood for when I had a 309 SR many years ago. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 03/03/2017 19:50:38 | ID: 139415

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barry hodgson, Hampshire

Peugeot 308

I have a popping sound and small amount of smoke coming from the engine oil filler when the filler cap is removed. Taking the filler cap off did cause the engine to stall. Any thoughts please?

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With that description I'd be thinking along the lines of a there being a problem with the valve seals. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 01/03/2017 14:22:28 | ID: 139325

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Toni Mann, West Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

Hi, I bought my car from Arnold Clarke one month ago and recently vacuumed it to find a hole under the car mat on the drivers side. The car has done about 40,000 miles. The hole is approximately a heel size and is in front of the clutch; it goes through to the chassis. Arnold Clarke say this is a hole that should be there and all I need is a new carpet. I would like to know if this is true? Please could you advise me? Many thanks, Mrs T. Mann

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Ask yourself this, if the hole is supposed to be there what's the point of buying a new carpet? If it's meant to have this hole then the new carpet would also have a hole in it. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 28/02/2017 10:56:24 | ID: 139290

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Natalie Wells, Leicestershire

Peugeot 308

The car doesn't make an alert sound when lights are left on and the cars switched off , resulting in my leaving lights on a couple of times

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I reckon you have three options they are, from most expensive to least expensive; 1 = replace the existing warning buzzer, 2 = fit an after-market warning buzzer, 3 = learn to stop leaving the lights on. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/02/2017 16:56:08 | ID: 139262

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marco mendes, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

hi i have a peugeot 308 s 2009 since last September . got a few problems with it since . not heating , gets frozen inside over night . had problems with ecu , power steering , tried to fix it in a local garage . it got ok , lats friday night drove home fine . my partner opened on saturday to do some cleaning ok , she say she not used the ignition radio lights etc . just the inside front light came on for some time and she says she had door opened and turned it of wile she were cleaning and that was it . then in the afternoon we tried to use the car we got economy mode on display and the engine would never start ... have not ideia what happened to it .. am looking for some advice as this car is making us so unhappy ..

Submitted: 19/02/2017 08:07:05 | ID: 139028

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Thalita, South Africa

Peugeot 308

The screen of my car is partially blank even though the radio is playing i cannot see any warnings or set time and date.The screen has dark lines so i cant even make up whats written there,could somebody tell me what could be the problem

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Chances are that your screen is not working because someone pressed on it too hard. Mine has dark lines only for 10% of the screen. Perhaps you need to go to Peugeot and ask them about the problem and then go to where they sell Peugeot second hand parts and purchase the screen there, if there is a need to buy it. Tlatsetso from South Africa

I had the same problem....and didn't do anything about it but then my clutch went I took it to get repaired and asked the guy about the screen.....he said he'd take a look when I got the car back it was working he said sometimes just disconnecting the car battery resets the electrics....worth a try Isabelle Chessher from Essex

Submitted: 18/02/2017 19:23:07 | ID: 139018

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Arlend hoxha, Albania

Peugeot 308

I bumped into this potholw while driving at 60km/h and it made this nasty noise . I wanted to ask if i should be worried about my peugeot making my drive unsafe from now on because of this ? What is the worst thing that could have happened to my car because of that hit ?

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Hello Arlend, you could have damaged your coil spring,shock absorber,track rod end,balljoint upper strut,if I were you I would pop into your nearest garage and let them look the damage over if there is any at all,good luck.alex. mr alexander calder from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 12/02/2017 00:35:19 | ID: 138902

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Pete, Ceredigion

Peugeot 308

After a month or so off road, we attempted to start up our 308. As there was ice on the wind shield I tried turning on the blowers to de-ice However there's no air coming out at all even on highest setting (not hot, not cold, nothing at all) when pressing the different options for feet/hand/windscreen, I can hear the mechanism moving the 'diffuser' or whatever it's called to the correct position, but no air comes out at all. I've checked the 40A fuse under the bonnet and it looks fine Any ideas?

Submitted: 09/02/2017 23:12:30 | ID: 138846

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Peter Golden, Norfolk

Peugeot 308

The stereo/sat nav seems to have given up. For no apparent reason it suddenly ejected the cd and since then the ejection mechanism keeps working about every 20 seconds. Every thing else is now 'dead'. Also, the mile-ometer has reverted to KPH and I can't seem to change it. Any ideas?

Submitted: 25/01/2017 17:18:07 | ID: 138414

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James Robson, Northumberland

Peugeot 308

I have had three lots of front pads and discs fitted in the last 12 monthsto my Peugot 308 and the car is starting to shudder agan when applyiong the brakes I have been to three different garages and they all said it was the discs warped, any ideas this is not normal to go through that many sets

Submitted: 24/01/2017 13:53:34 | ID: 138372

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bernie, Angus

Peugeot 308

hi i have just a 2015 308 love the car only problem is when you go over a bump the back jumps out

Submitted: 23/01/2017 21:15:29 | ID: 138361

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Rugby, Warwickshire

Peugeot 308

I found this great site on the recommendation of a shop assistant from Hallford. The problem with my 308 is I keep getting flat batteries and I just can't work out why. The battery itself was tested and does not need changing. I assumed it was me forgetting lights or something but I check everything really well with my kids, put the lights on manual to avoid confusion with the car keys...I have had a nightmare with the seat belts going off for no reason. Looking at this website has been great as I think I will follow advice on how to disarm them (impossible to do with the manual !) Could this have caused the flat batteries? Any advice on what it could be ? I am reluctant to go to the Peugeot car dealer because my experience of it so far has been that I go with a small problem and end up with them finding a bigger one and lots to pay! My 308 has been great but the gadgets have been nightmarish- plus expense of wheels to change with bolts only found at Peugeot and so more expensive...

Submitted: 23/01/2017 09:56:50 | ID: 138334

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Terry, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

When frost is present, displays "danger black ice" then displays "system faulty". Can't do any thing on multi media screen. This happen before last winter, Peugeot garage said it was a screen fault, replaced screen, winters here, and the same fault has returned !!!!

Submitted: 21/01/2017 16:56:08 | ID: 138291

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Allan, France

Peugeot 308

When putting into 4th gear it clonks do you have any idea as i have been quoted a replacement gearbox for 8000 euros to supply and fit thats not a peugeot dealer it my local garage the garage say its common on this 308sw the peugeot has done about 44000 km is this true or can you help and give me some idea what the problem is Many thank

Submitted: 10/01/2017 19:19:43 | ID: 138006

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Sandra Smyth, County Londonderry

Peugeot 308

Diagnostic says I have an internal fault in central electronic system. VDU display isn't working. Radio & everything else ok. Does anyone know if this is a big expense to get fixed? Car is 2010 308cc

Submitted: 08/01/2017 17:19:53 | ID: 137940

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Lee, Devon

Peugeot 308

Hi all, I have a rather annoying rattling noise which sounds like its coming from the front near side. It is a plastic sounding noise. Not sure if there are any plastic caps on top of the shocks but that is what it sounds like. The rattling is not constant and comes and goes. I have just had the anti-roll link bar changed as the bush had gone, was hoping this was the cause but turns out it is not. Has anyone else had this or can anyone advise on things to check? Thanks.

Submitted: 05/01/2017 09:31:55 | ID: 137827

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Michael, Greece

Peugeot 308

Hello from GREECE. My PEUGEUOT 308, petrol 1600cc, Auto, model 2009 has the follwoing problem : when cold the engine sometimes shutts off when stopping at traffic lights. With Drive mode in automatic gearbox. This is happening when the engine has not become totally warmed. When engine's temperature reaches 90 degrees the problem stops. Any idea what to look ? Thanks.

Submitted: 29/12/2016 10:17:51 | ID: 137663

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falke, Warrington

Peugeot 308

hi i can not opened and my SAT-NAV screen automatically . Peugeot 308 SR HDI 89 / 2009 Thanks for help

Submitted: 17/12/2016 14:41:22 | ID: 137416

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deport, Bristol

Peugeot 308

308 diesel SW 2.0 HDI 150 Active Auto. Rear parking sensors have very quite beep is there a way of adjusting volume. Thanks:-)

Submitted: 12/12/2016 15:36:13 | ID: 137341

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Gary Pike, Essex

Peugeot 308

Good afternoon. I have a (59) plate 308 HDI diesel. I rather stupidly tried to start my car with just the metal piece of the key, as it had become detached from the plastic fob. The anti theft device turned itself on. I then tried to start the car with the spare,which had the remote locking fob on it, the car does not start. The car still shows a warning that the anti that device is active. Can I start the car agin? Do I reset it with the spare somehow? Any assistance is gratefully accepted. Kind regards Gary

Submitted: 04/12/2016 14:39:25 | ID: 137155

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Jordab, Bristol

Peugeot 308

Hi I got a message saying anti wandering system lane crossing warning device faulty any1 know what it can be

Submitted: 03/12/2016 17:21:09 | ID: 137138

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kenneth anderson, Perth and Kinross

Peugeot 308

Hi got the depollution faulty code and eml on sounds like I have a burst exhaust though near the front computer code is p11a8 which said cam sensor not sure though anyone able to help please and thank you

Submitted: 03/12/2016 12:11:31 | ID: 137129

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gary shortland, Buckinghamshire

Peugeot 308

Hello, the car has just started to misfire when its idling in neutral at 1000rpm. No warning signs on the car and when you start driving it runs fine. Its just when you stop at a roundabout etc then the idle splutter starts.

Submitted: 01/12/2016 20:32:53 | ID: 137091

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Peter, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 308

My heater is only blowing cold air the temperature gauge stay's in the middle so the car is not overheating has anyone got any idea's and salutations thanks

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hi does the dashboard have to be removed to change heater matrix john haines from Oxfordshire

I've not got a clue john Peter from Greater Manchester

No The dashboard does not need removing, the heater matrix is in the left hand footwell, the cowling does need flexing back but its not enough to do any damage i replaced mine it took about 2 hours with refilling the cooling system Mark Sawyer from Somerset

Submitted: 26/11/2016 21:35:16 | ID: 136986

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Ste, Cheshire

Peugeot 308

Hi my 308 has no warm air in the car coolant level is fine car runs fine top radiator hose is warm whole radiator is cold as is Bottom pipe

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the heater matrix has failed, replaced mine at a cost of £80 and 2 hours of my time, Mark Sawyer from Somerset

Submitted: 23/11/2016 11:10:25 | ID: 136895

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Carmel, Cornwall

Peugeot 308

The stereo won't turn on and it says silence on the display can you help please thxs

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Press both the volume up and volume down keys at once. Use the ones near the steering wheel and not the one at the dashboard. Tlatsetso from South Africa

Submitted: 22/11/2016 16:15:53 | ID: 136876

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Tam shilliday, Perth and Kinross

Peugeot 308

head lights go off when driving along road then come back on.

Submitted: 22/11/2016 16:05:18 | ID: 136874

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william chia, Malaysia

Peugeot 308

why my peugeot 308 6speed turbo fuse 5 always blowing please help and feedback

Submitted: 22/11/2016 03:41:46 | ID: 136860

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CK, Malaysia

Peugeot 308

Hi , I own a Pug308 (2011) VTi 5 dr . May I know the total number of cooling fans present under the hood with this model . Thanks .

Submitted: 19/11/2016 14:13:54 | ID: 136788

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Steve, West Midlands

Peugeot 308

I have a 58 plate 308 S E and after going over a pot hole it seems to have knocked the trip computer off that displays the info between the rev counter and the speedometer how do I get it back on ? Once you start the car it displays oil ok and it will display things like telling you that the wipers are on auto but that's it.

Submitted: 15/11/2016 17:33:57 | ID: 136721

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GERALDINE BEVAN, Cardiff

Peugeot 308

Two problems first my drivers side window and sometime my passage just drops open an inch as it does when being opened only its doing it when I'm driving along. The second problem is my heater fan comes on and stays on even when the engines cool

Submitted: 14/11/2016 14:44:39 | ID: 136692

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Tina, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

I bought a second hand 308 Vti 1.4 S 57 plate 83k miles. Fault flashed up with engine warning light. *Temp gauge seems to never move in transit unless stopped at light etc... *Engine light on *Anti Pollution Fault on display Seemed ok on drive home from dealers via motorway. Basically sold as seen so no come back. Not afraid to spend something on the car as appreciate the age and it looks ok, drives ok. Bought cheap as searched similar ages models and I've paid a lot less. They probably knocked the code off before selling on! Thanks, genuinely need help as this car replaces stolen one using my insurance payout! Advice please

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I've paid out quite a bit trying to sort this problem on 58 plate. Only difference with mine is that my car would lose power, the throttle would be to the floor and I'd barely get it above 30mph. Also the cooling fan wouldn't shut off either. After three different mechanics taking a look/changing various parts and telling me that the main brain (computer) is on its way out and would cost £1800-£2500 to replace. I got lucky and found a really good electrical engineer who told me it's not the main computer. He changed the manifold sensor, spark plugs and put a product called Cataclean (can be purchased from Halfords £16) in the fuel tank to clean up the injectors. It is now a day later.. The car (so far) is driving great! The fan is off. There are no warning or engine lights on. All I can do is live in hope that this has sorted the problem. I wish you all the luck. Frustrated Pug Owner from West Sussex

Submitted: 12/11/2016 20:10:55 | ID: 136649

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john plackett, Nottinghamshire

Peugeot 308

My 308 cc makes a load clunk noise noise when i reverse out of my drive on to the road,on full lock then brake. it also seems to do the same thing(but not every time)when moviing forward after the the revervse.Yesterday i also noticed the clunk when pulling in to my drive.It only seems to be the front nearside that is a problem.What is the most probable cause?----pads/calipers----tie rods---shocks???

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It sounds like a similar noise to what I had, took the car back and it turned out to be the cross member on the rear suspension. It was replaced under warranty. Wayne from Hampshire

Submitted: 12/11/2016 16:22:16 | ID: 136642

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Jerry Masterson, West Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

I have replaced the original radio with a Kenwood DAB, how can I re-set the clock. Thanks

Submitted: 05/11/2016 19:27:28 | ID: 136491

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