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marie, Norfolk

Peugeot 308

Engine managent system fault keeps flashing up had a basic computer check on it brought up fault 494 to do with the fan. If the car is stationary for more than 5 mins it over heats and also air con isnt cold any ideas thanks

Submitted: 29/10/2014 19:12:45 | ID: 105302

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caron, South Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

Just got my 308 four days ago and side lights are on all pf the time. I can`t find how to turn these off in the manual, just wondering if they are supposed to be on all of the time and if not how do I get them to turn off?

Submitted: 26/10/2014 09:58:35 | ID: 105135

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Jonas, Denmark

Peugeot 308

Hi, I`ve just got my brand new Peugeot 308 4 days ago. One thing with this car really annoys me and I actually don't know if it is a common thing or just on my 308. Everytime I start the car in the morning (or other times when it hasn't been used for a couple of hours) and it reaches 3rd gear I feel a big "click" in the gas pedal. It's only in 3rd and only this one time. If I shift to 4th gear and back into 3rd there is nothing. What could it be? In general I can feel everything in the gas pedal, the engine and it feels like there are small "clicks" all of the time. Any others who experience this?

Submitted: 23/10/2014 11:20:57 | ID: 105011

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ian Carson, Essex

Peugeot 308

I like the 308 diesel automatic but not the paddle shifts. Is it possible to remove them from the steering column as I find them intrusive and I wouldn't want to use them. It wouldn't worry me if it affected the warranty

Submitted: 20/10/2014 14:25:37 | ID: 104898

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andy, West Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

hi my electric drivers seat will not move forward when the catch is lifted to let a passenger get in back nor will it return to its original position when the button under the catch is pressed, could this be as simple as the fuse blown, if so where is this fuse located. andy

Submitted: 12/10/2014 22:48:26 | ID: 104524

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susan, Greater London

Peugeot 308

My centre armrest has locked and I am unable to open it any ideas please .

Submitted: 12/10/2014 20:52:01 | ID: 104516

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Mike, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

I've had my car since May '13. everything was fine up until a month ago when I'd occasionally turn a corner or go round a roundabout and my car would lock up and sort of skid ( like slamming the brake on hard) and the esp light on the dashboard would flash up. Does anyone know why this happens?

Submitted: 12/10/2014 17:03:05 | ID: 104502

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Manjit Johal, West Midlands

Peugeot 308

When i change gears from 1st to 2nd & from 3rd to 4th. I hear CLICK noise from underneath the car. Is there something loose in the gearbox ?.

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Hi, I have the same with my car. Mostly it's when I change to 3rd gear, but in general I feel clicks in the gas pedal and also feel the engine in the pedal all of the time? Jonas from Denmark

Submitted: 01/10/2014 17:01:41 | ID: 103904

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Peter Stanton, Bedfordshire

Peugeot 308

Steering issue; my steering becomes intermmittently stiff and heavy, most unpleasant. First happened 5 weeks after taking delivery in October 2013. Since than dealership have changed the power steering pump, steering rack and discs (they went rusty). This is my third 308cc, last two were petrol 1.6, no steering issues with those. I can get nowhere with the delaership and Peugeot don't seem to want to know). Tyres, tracking and pressures regularly checked. Any ideas? I haven`t been able to drive another one of these to compare. I think from the feedback that I have had that they know there is a problem but don't want to own up.

Submitted: 28/09/2014 15:48:43 | ID: 103752

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k acornley, South Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

Where is the lighter fuse on this car?

Submitted: 25/09/2014 22:25:09 | ID: 103661

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Peter, Singapore

Peugeot 308

Hi there I have just bought a Peugeot 308 1.4 turbo. However, I have experience trouble sifting to D auto gear. I have to try a few times & push it to manual before i could engage to D. Did I sift wrongly or is the gearbox faulty? Thanks

Submitted: 22/09/2014 14:27:44 | ID: 103448

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Prith, Gloucestershire

Peugeot 308

I have connected my ipod to the AUX slots in the glovebox and have switched to aux on the stereo. I have no noise coming out and the radio is still playing. Can someone help please?

Submitted: 14/09/2014 17:25:09 | ID: 103088

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Andre smith, South Africa

Peugeot 308

The cooling fan keeps on running and the temperature switch goes to red zone. Which one is the correct sensor, the one on the radiator with the 2 plugs or the sensor on the engine block? There is a grey plug sensor and a green plug sensor. Please advise as to which one to replace?

Submitted: 11/09/2014 15:24:31 | ID: 102975

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MS HEU, Malaysia

Peugeot 308

HI Good day to you. I would like to ask, I got 1 Peugeot 308 T, when i speed up over 10 mins, the turbo become red color, and very hot, and my car speed become low, wonder what actually happen? Hope to hear from you soon, thanks. Thank

Submitted: 10/09/2014 11:03:02 | ID: 102919

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Anne-Marie, Hampshire

Peugeot 308

I accelerated quite rapidly to get onto a fast road after doing so it was as if my car had lost its booster power. It was working but without any oomph. The warning triangle came on and it said something about the engine. This lasted for about twenty minutes then the car was fine. This has happened on 2 previous occasions but each time it has happened it coincides with rapid acceleration. The last time it happened we took it in to the peugeot garage but they could not find what was wrong. Have you any ideas? The car is a 2012 plate. Many thanks Anne- Marie Matthew

Submitted: 09/09/2014 22:02:46 | ID: 102906

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Brian, Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

My car hasent gt a CD player just a hard drive I don't understand y

Submitted: 09/09/2014 19:35:17 | ID: 102878

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Adam, Staffordshire

Peugeot 308

Hi there I have a Peugeot 308 1.4 vti 2008 I'm experiencing problems when my cooling fan comes on it sends the engine management light on and starts misfiring,wen I turn the car off for a while it's back to normal as it cools down but soon as it warms up and fan kicks in its starts to play up does any one have any ideas to what this could be,I've changed the whole Ecu alongside bsi unit and clocked barrels etc and also changed o2 sensor cat sensor lambor sensor.

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Hi There I had a very similar problem recently on my 1,6vti, it turns out the engine thermostat had failed in the closed position and the rad was getting to hot as a consequence. The cooling fan even came on during the few recent frosty mornings. Part No:- P00001336CC (trade price approx £63.00) Now runs as it should. Regards Steve Steve from Kent

Hi There I had a very similar problem recently on my 1,6vti, it turns out the engine thermostat had failed in the closed position and the rad was getting to hot as a consequence. The cooling fan even came on during the few recent frosty mornings. Part No:- P00001336CC (trade price approx £63.00) Now runs as it should. Regards Steve Steve from Kent

Submitted: 09/09/2014 09:58:20 | ID: 102840

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barbara, Cheshire

Peugeot 308

What oil do I need to top up my engine?

Submitted: 03/09/2014 21:18:35 | ID: 102570

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Harry Loughran, Buckinghamshire

Peugeot 308

Have been quoted £1500 to replace a defective fuel injector ( Engine still running on 3 cylinders) Is this a reasonable charge for what seems to be a minor repair?

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Had same problem with a 1.6hdi ...... was quoted over £2000 by a Peugeot Dealer to replace all 4 !!!!! so I purchased a used injector (low mileage) from Ebay for £89 then got a local mechanic to diagnose which one was faulty and change it..... cost £50, then lastly you have to take it to a Peugeot main Dealer to reprogram the BSI and Injectors , this cost £95. Car now runs like a dream, total cost £234 Mick from Lincolnshire

Had same problem with a 1.6hdi ...... was quoted over £2000 by a Peugeot Dealer to replace all 4 !!!!! so I purchased a used injector (low mileage) from Ebay for £89 then got a local mechanic to diagnose which one was faulty and change it..... cost £50, then lastly you have to take it to a Peugeot main Dealer to reprogram the BSI and Injectors , this cost £95. Car now runs like a dream, total cost £234 Mick from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 28/08/2014 19:29:48 | ID: 102292

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mike dennerley, Cheshire

Peugeot 308

my offside door mirror has come apart .how do I refit it ?

Submitted: 26/08/2014 17:01:31 | ID: 102159

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A Basic, Derbyshire

Peugeot 308

2010, Peugeot 308 1.6 S AUTO five door, I cannot change into fifth gear. I'm not sure what could be the problem? No problems to change gears from 1-4...

Submitted: 26/08/2014 16:23:39 | ID: 102158

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bari, Australia

Peugeot 308

Is the Peugeot 2013 wagon`s tail light the same size as that of the Peugeot 2008 wagon?

Submitted: 21/08/2014 20:22:28 | ID: 101901

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Paul, Greater London

Peugeot 308

I recently had an oil seal repaired on my vehicle and in the process the garage have disconnected the battery. When I received my car back the centre clock/date etc display is flashing. I tried to press the menu button on the stereo and nothing happens. Any ideas?

Submitted: 21/08/2014 17:55:37 | ID: 101887

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Paul, Greater London

Peugeot 308

I recently had an oil seal repaired on my vehicle and in the process the garage have disconnected the battery. When i rec'd my car back the centre clock/date etc display is flashing. I tried to press the menu button on the stereo and nothing happens. Any ideas?

Submitted: 21/08/2014 17:54:56 | ID: 101886

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Minarmm, Australia

Peugeot 308

Hi I have just purchase this car and I'm trying to run the CD MP3 but not running . I'm getting all the content read on the multifunction screen but does not play any. I can play only the audio CD but not the MP3 one ( any idea for how to run this ) and also I'm thinking to upgrade the GPS Nave with a reverse parking camera any idea form Peugeot or aftermarket as I've seen many reverse camera but it will be combatable with the original multifunctional screen already their

Submitted: 14/08/2014 02:04:18 | ID: 101451

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Alan Munro, Suffolk

Peugeot 308

I have a 308SR from about 2000 which has a strange impromptu problem. While driving at almost speed the gearbox changes down and the engine revs rise to around 4500. With my foot off the gas the car continues to move and the only way that I can resolve this situation is to stop, wait for a few minutes and then restart. The Gearbox Fault message is no longer displayed on the in car display. The problem happens infrequently and at varying speeds and traffic conditions. I am concerned that this might happen while in a remote area or at night. My local dealer says there is no fault but has updated the gearbox ECU software. Any ideas?

Submitted: 11/08/2014 19:59:28 | ID: 101348

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rob brownhills, West Midlands

Peugeot 308

I have a Peugeot 308 2009 and the electronic child lock for the back doors and windows keep deactivating, sometimes it will stay on for weeks then it starts playing up. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 08/08/2014 12:48:30 | ID: 101149

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Dave, Cheshire

Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 the central locking key is starting to fade so we started using the second key. Unlocked the car to drive somewhere, parked up and locked it. On return to the car it now won't start or even turn over, the dashboard says "automatic lock on", is this an immobiliser issue. And does any one know how to fix this issue please?

Submitted: 08/08/2014 10:31:58 | ID: 101123

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john conroy, Dorset

Peugeot 308

What is the address for an e-mail to Peugeot? I put in Peugeot.co.uk but it dosen`t work

Submitted: 06/08/2014 15:08:53 | ID: 101022

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stephen, Suffolk

Peugeot 308

Where do I locate the mp3 socket?

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Try the centre console between the driver and passenger seat, mine is in there. The aux sockets are in the glovebox. Seb from West Sussex

Submitted: 04/08/2014 22:08:58 | ID: 100915

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Dejan, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Peugeot 308

Please let me know how much gas fit in air conditioning in the Peugeot 308 2011 year.

Submitted: 04/08/2014 15:17:44 | ID: 100897

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Bernard, Lincolnshire

Peugeot 308

I've just replaced my fuel, air and oil filters, I took it for a run, on the way home after about 20 miles the brake pedal went spongy, on arriving home I checked underneath for any signs of leaks, but there were non. I tried the pedal with the engine off and parked, the pedal felt solid, switched on the engine and the pedal would creep down under the weight of my foot. While changing the air and fuel filters I removed the battery, and undid the fluid header tank as instructed, and tied off together with the battery lead cluster, to be clear of movement while removing trunking etc, to get at the air filter housing. Everything went back together in reverse dismantle, no hitches.. Thanks for looking. Any ideas please folks ?

Submitted: 03/08/2014 21:45:32 | ID: 100856

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noel, County Down

Peugeot 308

Where do I find the passenger compartment filter?

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under bonnet, left hand side, behind a black coloured hard foam cover. undo the retaining clips to access mark from Hampshire

Submitted: 03/08/2014 19:58:36 | ID: 100851

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william bennett, Cheshire

Peugeot 308

After fitting a turbo on to a 2008 peugeot hdi engine could a faulty dpf filter or a faulty inter cooler cause the new turbo to fail after 10 mile

Submitted: 03/08/2014 19:49:18 | ID: 100850

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DANIEL, South Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

on my 308 the power steering works when i turn left but dosnt work turning right ive change the electric steering with a second hand pump would it need programming cause it still does the same

Submitted: 23/07/2014 16:54:32 | ID: 100219

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Gauson, Fife

Peugeot 308

Has anyone experienced similar problem? I have a Peugeot 308 57 Reg (31,000 miles). My rear window wiper/washer activates intermittently on it`s own accord and the lights also turn on independently (whilst the light switch is in the "off" position). Car`s performance also is sluggish and lacks power (particularly negotiating steep climbs). Peugeot garage has updated software and is in the process of renewing fuse box on a process of elimination. I`d appreciate any response. Very many thanks!

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Hi, I was reading the users manual yesterday and noticed it said that this car has an automatic setting for wipers and lights maybe yours is switched on. There is a users manual online if you dint have one that tells you how to deactivate it. But when you switch the ignition on look in the dashboard for info relating to it. As for the sluggish up the hill mine is exactly that same! Heather from Brighton & Hove

Hi, I was reading the users manual yesterday and noticed it said that this car has an automatic setting for wipers and lights maybe yours is switched on. There is a users manual online if you dint have one that tells you how to deactivate it. But when you switch the ignition on look in the dashboard for info relating to it. As for the sluggish up the hill mine is exactly that same! Heather from Brighton & Hove

Submitted: 17/07/2014 18:40:14 | ID: 99875

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Michael, Kent

Peugeot 308

Hi. I need to remove the front passenger seat. Do you just unscrew 4 alan bolts? There seem to be some electrical wires under the seat, I`m not sure if these are connected to the seat? My car is an Alure but I did not have the package which gave you electrical adjustment for the seat. Kind regards, Michael

Submitted: 17/07/2014 06:24:58 | ID: 99832

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moustafa ak, Egypt

Peugeot 308

I have a 308 SW 2012. I found the side mirror separated from its basal part attached to the door, but the connecting wire is intact and the internal motor is okay. Can I investigate and repair by myself? I need to dislodge the inner cover of the door and I want to know if there is an illustrative video how to repair this mirror?

Submitted: 14/07/2014 01:07:55 | ID: 99628

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derrick, East Riding of Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

hi had cluth stick down when depressed garage came and took it away said it was the slave and changed it. now they claiming the 3 rd gear pops out and must have done for ages ass its a gear box fault. This has never happend before it the clucth got stuck, Is it possible the garage has moved or moved the gear cables to cause this as i dont see how a gearbox can go with only 40k on clock and was working perfect before clutch repaired thanks for any advice.

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On my 2012 308 to get to the slave cylinder meant removal of the gearbox, changing the cylinder and then gearbox replacement. I'd put money on the garage not refitting the gearbox correctly causing a problem with the gear selector linkage. Seb from West Sussex

On my 2012 308 to get to the slave cylinder meant removal of the gearbox, changing the cylinder and then gearbox replacement. I'd put money on the garage not refitting the gearbox correctly causing a problem with the gear selector linkage. Seb from West Sussex

Submitted: 08/07/2014 21:12:36 | ID: 99269

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Linda, South Africa

Peugeot 308

My Peugeot 308cc went for service 2 months ago. It isn't due for service yet but the following warning lights go on: "Engine management system faulty" "Check engine level oil" "Risk of ice" "Check coolant level". My car has a full service history so i'm a bit baffled??

Submitted: 08/07/2014 17:59:43 | ID: 99248

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