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kenneth cox, North Ayrshire

Peugeot 308

Hi Iam looking to buy a touring caravan, ive read somewhere that I cannot tow one with my car is this true. Many thanks ken

Submitted: 16/05/2015 19:55:55 | ID: 116115

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Gail, County Tyrone

Peugeot 308

Just got this car a month ago, it's two years old and the engine fan has started running for a time after car is switched off. It's not been particularly warm and short journeys. Is this normal? Thanks

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It's normal, don't worry about it Gail. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/05/2015 07:00:27 | ID: 116012

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Barry cox, Berkshire

Peugeot 308

Can an ignition coil fitted over a plug work intermittently? I have a 308, the anti pollution warning light came on plus the symbol for the engine. Was told it was the coil so had a new one fitted, worked okay for a while then the same thing happened. Old one was put back but all four in different holes, it worked for a few days then same again. Peugeot fitted new plugs and will use the car again .

Submitted: 13/05/2015 15:45:53 | ID: 115986

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Robert Kimenyi, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

Gearbox problem, keeps sticking to second gear and when switched off drives well again, on/off problem. Please advise!

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It appears you have an electric problem here Robert, what year is the car? Is the car triponic? If a fairly new car contact Peugeot UK. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 08:16:18 | ID: 115920

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joanne kirk, Lincolnshire

Peugeot 308

I have a Peugeot 308 57 plate the large display between the speedo and rev counter has suddenly gone off what does this mean? . Also the engine management light is on can anyone help me with this.

Submitted: 03/05/2015 21:16:04 | ID: 115532

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Cherie, Shropshire

Peugeot 308

Can anyone help? I have the warning fuel cap not locked keep flashing up on my car. However when you check it it`s locked. I took it into Peugeot and was told it`s fault code P2408, it cost me £84 for this, the parts they want to order are almost £200. Is there a cheaper way? It says on the quote it's a faulty sensor

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What year is your car? Within reason contact Peugeot UK regards this part, if the car is a couple of years old they may change it FOC, other than that take the cap off with the key in place, spray WD 40 into the locking chamber (where your key goes in), also where the connectors are visible. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 30/04/2015 13:53:21 | ID: 115408

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Liza Smith, Kent

Peugeot 308

My car says "engine fault, electrical circuit" - is this still safe to drive? The thing is it suddenly stopped yesterday while I was about to reverse into my drive but I managed to re-start it again.

Submitted: 29/04/2015 07:42:41 | ID: 115349

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richard, Swindon

Peugeot 308

I would like to know where the fuel filter is situated? u

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When you open the bonnet look above the engine, to the right of the removable cover that has a Peugeot badge on, you will see the Filter ( Black in Colour) with 2 plastic pipes in / out. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 25/04/2015 10:50:34 | ID: 115215

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m Smith, Northamptonshire

Peugeot 308

My car is 2 years old and I have only done 6000. It is due for a service, do I need to have the brake fluid changed?

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No Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 21/04/2015 09:48:17 | ID: 115005

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Graham Mc Ginnity, Merseyside

Peugeot 308

Hello, I have a Peugeot 308 Sportium 1.6, it has the vti engine. Two days ago I noticed as soon as I started the car there was a noise coming from the engine which then went away. After some investigation I think it is either the friction wheel or the water pump and I am also getting a noise like a light squeal. Could anybody please confirm if I am on the right track to solving this? The car drives great apart from this, thanks.

Submitted: 20/04/2015 00:28:56 | ID: 114954

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Stella, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 308

During a routine service the garage said the rear nearside bulbs had gone, but changed that to the wiring had fused together and would cost £115 to fix. Is this an acceptable amount?

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The wiring on these cars are rubbish Stella, Look around for an alternative Auto Elc, I think the price to too high. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/04/2015 22:37:08 | ID: 114812

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anthony gordon, Tyne and Wear

Peugeot 308

anti pollution light on the dash car gose into limp mode and this as happened on the motorway not a nice feeling.i have been told it could be the particulate filter.i have looked from front to back of the exhause but i can not find it.someone said this car 308 was made with a filter and some not.i can not understand this.why? i hope someone can help because i fear garage charges will be stupidly high.thanks.

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Contact you local Agent, give then the VIN Number, they will check up on their Data if the car was fitted with one. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/04/2015 21:59:11 | ID: 114716

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kay, Essex

Peugeot 308

Oh, I have a Peugeot automatic 308 and the gear stick is very loose and when turning it always slips out of gear. It is so loose please help

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I do not think there is a quick fix to this problem Kay, ask a local Family run Garage for the views ( Do not use the dealers as they will charge you a lot, I'm sure there is adjustment needed here. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 09/04/2015 10:56:23 | ID: 114485

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richard, Aberdeenshire

Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 : can you tell me were the fuel cut off switch

Submitted: 06/04/2015 17:18:22 | ID: 114382

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richard, Aberdeenshire

Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 : you tell me were the fuel cut off switch is

Submitted: 06/04/2015 17:16:02 | ID: 114381

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Wayne, Hampshire

Peugeot 308

Hi, I have a DVR camera that I want to fit to the 308. Can anybody point me in the direction where I connect the positive, Ignition and Earth?

Submitted: 06/04/2015 16:59:14 | ID: 114379

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Trebor, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

If I m permitted to ask? I have a Grey Boot Tray for sale, this tray sits beneath the carpet in the boot of a 308 5dr Hatch 2008, the Dinky Toy Spare Wheel will go with this Tray + Spare as I have purchased an Alloy Wheel that should have come with the car when new, but Manufactures trying to save money on the back customers, I'm in the BB7 Area of Lanc's Postage for these items I would guess would be around a tenner, or you can organise a courier, it is Grey in colour, It's Clean / no marks / cuts / dent's. £25, contact me if it's needed 07809591964, I'm not a dealer. tia Trebor

Submitted: 03/04/2015 11:26:35 | ID: 114235

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Trebor, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

Hi all The person I bought the 308 off did not pick up the 2nd key for this car from the selling garage, I went to see if they had the key, no they had not, I bought one off ebay ( NOT the china ones) the quality appears good, to my question, Peugeot is after £180 for a replacement which I think is over the top, has anyone on here bought a replacement key for their 308 from another source? where did you get it & the cost? does the spare have to be a fob key? I should know the answers to these questions but! I'm asking the Question. tia

Submitted: 03/04/2015 11:14:14 | ID: 114233

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cally, Australia

Peugeot 308

Bought seconhand 308 2009 model, over 140,000k's. Anti-pollution faulty has shown since day 2 of purchase, now about a week later, in the space of 5 minutes, the car stalled 6 times all at very low or idle speed. It had apparently just had a service through the dealers we bought it off. It went fine on our test drives the day we bought it, including at very low speeds. Any ideas before we take it back to the same dealer mechanic? thank you.

Submitted: 30/03/2015 00:59:51 | ID: 114063

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memet, Australia

Peugeot 308

Can anyone help me with Bluetooth connecting with galaxy s5 ? Didn't have problems with S3,S4, and now S5 wont connect. The car and phone see each other but fail to pair. I cant even connect the S3 and S4 anymore. I spoke to a Peugeot dealer and he wasn't much help.

Submitted: 29/03/2015 09:13:58 | ID: 114018

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Hazel Culbert, Merseyside

Peugeot 308

Warning light on dashboard stop car Engine overheating

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Is there water in the Radiator? you need to lift the bonnet up with the ENGINE COLD, the coolant bottle as you open the bonnet is on your left opposite the side of the engine. there are 2 lines on the side of the bottle, top up to the top line. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/03/2015 15:34:05 | ID: 113758

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Trish, Bournemouth

Peugeot 308

Where do I put the water in? I have found the washer for windows but in the other one the water looks pink and full but my gauge says only half full? Thank you

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Just above the Washer bottle is the Coolant Header Tank, It's a clear Plastic Tank with 2 marks on the side, NEVER OPEN this whilst the engine is hot, wait whilst cold, check your hand book Trish. Trebor from Lancashire

Just above the Washer bottle is the Coolant Header Tank, It's a clear Plastic Tank with 2 marks on the side, NEVER OPEN this whilst the engine is hot, wait whilst cold, check your hand book Trish. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 19/03/2015 10:08:10 | ID: 113529

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Tan, Malaysia

Peugeot 308

Dear Sirs, It is normal for the turbo area for minor oil leak..

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No, the Turbo seal might have become perished, in turn this can damage the Turbo Bearings, get it checked / repaired, if the car is new it may be under warrantee. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 19/03/2015 08:29:11 | ID: 113527

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richard brooks, Hertfordshire

Peugeot 308

I have a problem with my abs, I have had all round replaced disc's and pads, but I have a rumbling noise when travelling at speeds of above twenty miles per hour when the brakes are applied, the sound is like metal to metal, but disc'c and pads are all new, the warning light on the dashboard does not come on so there is in my opinion no electrical problem, this problem does not affect the cars preformance in any way, can anyone help with advice in any way, the garage that did the work told me to take the car to a main dealer but if that can be avioded it would be helpful.Thanks.

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When new pads are fitted you will get a Grating sound until the pads have bedded in Richard, if the pads were fitted by a garage take the car back & get them to check the caliper. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 18/03/2015 19:13:42 | ID: 113506

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Alison, East Sussex

Peugeot 308

The heater on my car is not working properly, I get hot air down on my feet but the windscreen and blowers into the car only throw out cold air. Can anyone advise please?

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Do you mean the Heater Motor is not coming on? If that's the case It may be the Fues, look at your hand book & It will tell you what Fuse Number it is ( 15 amp) the Fuse Box is belpw the Passenger side glove box Alison. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/03/2015 16:31:51 | ID: 113405

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Darko, Slovenia, Slovenia

Peugeot 308

Does somebody knows the exact location (maybe picture) of a OBD connector or diagnostic port on a new 308 SW car?

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Remove the ashtray completely, the OBC Is behind. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 13/03/2015 20:36:33 | ID: 113279

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Amr, Bristol

Peugeot 308

Dear My car Type: Peugeot 308 SW Model: 2011 Problem: Warning appear on Multi Function Display "Gearbox fault needed repair" and on a car dashboard appear "S & * flashing" then car decreasing the speed until zero. Please give me answer Thanks

Submitted: 12/03/2015 20:37:10 | ID: 113228

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matt ellis, Kent

Peugeot 308

My engine fault light is on and the on board computer says anti pollution. I have put a diagnostic machine on and it indicated a faulty cylinder coil which I changed. The fault is the same and the new coil made no difference. symptom's are miss firing, car goes to limp mode and the fan kicks in and remains on for a few minutes after the engine is switched off. I also checked the radiator hoses after a drive as I thought it mat be a thermostat problem and the top hose was hot whereas the bottom one was cold. Any ideas please? Matt

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HI MATT I had the same problem but without any warning lights. We took it the Peugeot work shop and left them scratching their heads. They solved the issue on the 4th visit and i couldn't blame them due to intermittent limp mode. I was so frustrated and very angry but they came through. Now this may solve your problem...change the whole four coils at the same time. They changed one coil at a time and it worked for a short period of time. Someone decided to do all four coils and LOW BE HOLD it worked. Two years and no issues. Good luck mate and i hope this helps memet from Australia

HI MATT I had the same problem but without any warning lights. We took it the Peugeot work shop and left them scratching their heads. They solved the issue on the 4th visit and i couldn't blame them due to intermittent limp mode. I was so frustrated and very angry but they came through. Now this may solve your problem...change the whole four coils at the same time. They changed one coil at a time and it worked for a short period of time. Someone decided to do all four coils and LOW BE HOLD it worked. Two years and no issues. Good luck mate and i hope this helps memet from Australia

Submitted: 09/03/2015 18:18:53 | ID: 113049

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Michele DenBow-Arnold, Warwickshire

Peugeot 308

I have a strong ammonia smell when I use the windscreen wipers. Any clues?

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Try changing the Pollen Filter under the bonnet, as you open the bonnet it's at the rear side of the engine on the Drivers Side, make sure you have it the right way up. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 09/03/2015 12:06:08 | ID: 113036

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Paul, Australia

Peugeot 308

My car has 2 faults. The left/right indicators work but there is no sound inside the car. Also, a warning that the depollution system is faulty. What does this mean ?

Submitted: 03/03/2015 21:31:44 | ID: 112701

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andy, Staffordshire

Peugeot 308

How many miles would a 16 i s308 petrol engine do?

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This depends on a few things Andy. Has the car been serviced right? Do you drive with windows open? Does the car have a roof rack? Tyres correctly inflated? Weight in the car, most important, YOUR RIGHT FOOT - the car should return an average 36-38 miles per gallon, so calculate how much with the tank full. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/03/2015 15:40:41 | ID: 112544

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Stuart MacCallum, North Lanarkshire

Peugeot 308

Recently noticed, that when the car is driven it's starting to shudder especially when going uphill. Noticed this before but the garage couldn't find anything wrong with it, and now is is recurring. Could anyone offer assistance with this? The shuddering lasts for about 2 - seconds then stops, the starts again, mainly when driving on a uphill drive less frequent on the flat, Awaiting some information, cheers

Submitted: 28/02/2015 16:28:43 | ID: 112489

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biscuit, Devon

Peugeot 308

hello how can I get to open both rear doors on my 308

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The child Locks may be on, check the door lock it self. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/02/2015 18:05:40 | ID: 112445

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Anthony, Gloucestershire

Peugeot 308

Hi I've connected my two phones via Bluetooth to my car as I have a personal phone and a work phone but I don't know which one is going to ring when I'm driving it seems that whichever one I have connected the other one rings then I have to go through the menus to try and connect the other which defeats the object of having hands free. Does anyone know if this can be done, I don want to talk on both at once which would be impossible but want to answer whichever one that rings.

Submitted: 25/02/2015 16:29:23 | ID: 112321

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Alfred, Scottish Borders

Peugeot 308

Aircon on 308 1.6 Vti is malfunctioning, It does not switch on but it is blowing air inside all the time and it consumes too much petrol. Sometimes it just switches on automatically and then off but it`s uncontrollable?

Submitted: 24/02/2015 14:25:41 | ID: 112250

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Matt, Cheshire

Peugeot 308

Hi, My boot leaks on my peugout, it's had a new boot seal but still leaks. Any suggestions Thanks 308 diesel sw estate 58 plate

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I'd put the back seats down and lie down with a torch. Get someone to spray water with a hose (not too much pressure) over the rear of the car and see I could identify where the leak is coming from. mick from Australia

I have the same Problem, the N/S ( Passenger side) Light fitting let's the water in, if you take out the Boot left side recess panel, (fitted with one screw at the top) you will trace where the rain water comes in. If you do intend to remove the light Cluster be careful when you remove it as the top end has a lobe that you could snap on removal. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 20/02/2015 18:10:03 | ID: 111991

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Mrs Jude Awdry, Buckinghamshire

Peugeot 308

Shortly after buying our Peugeot 308 direct from the dealer (it had been a demo model for 12 months) a telephone rang from what seemed like the glovebox. This happened 3 times in one day. We took everything out and could find nothing. We contacted the Peugeot dealer who said they knew nothing about it, nor did the technical people at Peugeot HQ. Silence for 3 years and now yesterday it did it again. It is extremely unnerving. Does anyone have a clue about this? And, no, we do not have Bluetooth.

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The car radio may be picking up mobile messages. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/02/2015 13:03:58 | ID: 111647

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Mark, Tyne and Wear

Peugeot 308

Noise coming from automatic fan belt tensioner, is this a common fault. Quoted 180 quid to replace it.

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Hi, there`s two on the ep6 vti engines, the one nearest the front by the alternator is the main tensioner, the other is like a tensioner but drives the water pump, it`s known as a friction wheel. Euro car parts do it for £40.74, not that hard to change tbh - here`s the link copy and paste http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Peugeot_308_1.6_2008/p/car-parts/engine-parts/belts-chains-and-tensioners/tensioners-idlers-and-dampers/?326120020&1&39a35b5b899a8ca24d088196ee7a52aa91a5479e&000112 James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 14/02/2015 20:08:27 | ID: 111537

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Robert Lucas, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Peugeot 308

For the last year or so my radio/CD does not come on when the ignition is turned. The red SOS light stays on and then randomly goes out at which time the entertainment system comes on. This can happen after an hour of driving or even more. Has anyone else had similar problem with their Peugeot 308SW 1.6HDi Estate? My Peugeot dealer is unable to give me a solution. They suggest changing the CD player or giving Peugeot a ring! The car has done 116,000 miles mostly with me driving. The CD player is not the original because it had to be changed just after the warranty ran out so I am reluctant to change it again as when it does come on it is fine for the rest of that journey.

Submitted: 12/02/2015 00:04:37 | ID: 111346

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Lorraine, Oxfordshire

Peugeot 308

Hi, when I lock my car 2 minutes later the lights and wipers come on and all of the lights inside flash. When I open the door it stops, then 2 minutes later all starts up again. I have had to disconnect the battery for now. Any ideas please? 2011 plate

Submitted: 09/02/2015 16:23:20 | ID: 111204

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