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Hazel Culbert, Merseyside

Peugeot 308

Warning light on dashboard stop car Engine overheating

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

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..

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.

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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.

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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Neil, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 308

When the car has been stood for a few hours I get a strong fuel smell in side the car. the smell disappears when driving and is worst when left over night. I have checked for any fuel leak under the bonnet which is clean and free from any leaks and under the car which is also clear. does any one know where this smell could be coming from.

Submitted: 02/02/2015 14:41:38 | ID: 110740

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anita181157@hotmail.co.uk91157, Norfolk

Peugeot 308

How do change a back rear light bulb on my 308 estate

Submitted: 28/01/2015 16:10:18 | ID: 110424

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Nick, Durham

Peugeot 308

Hi I have a 308 63 plate, I'm just wondering whether the push button on the left stalk does anything, I've looked through the manual and I can't find anything, I just really want to know. Thanks in advance

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Hi, that button on the right hand side stalk is to reset and change the trip meter/mpg, the small square screen in between the dials at the bottom, if you press it a few times it changes the screen. If you hold the button in it resets the mpg, if you want to turn the screen off (distraction at times) on the left hand stalk there`s a small roller button, put this in the middle to turn it off. Peugeot 308 owner James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Hi, for me that is the right stalk not the left, the left push button on mine doesn't seem to do anything Nick from Durham

Hi, yes I see, have checked my own and there is a button there but it doesn`t do anything and is not connected to any electrical device? James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Suppose it doesn't do anything then Nick from Durham

The button on the left stalk is for setting, cancelling and resetting cruise control/speed limiter if you have it. Darrell from Fife

Submitted: 25/01/2015 17:25:24 | ID: 110281

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Jonathan Ng , Singapore

Peugeot 308

Hi Expert , Hi some troubleshoot problem I encounter recently . Really need your advise for my reference . My car always have this issue over the coolant reservoir . I always topup water in the morning as water level drop to below minimum . Drive on the road everything fine but when I park my car overnight . The next day I check on the coolant reservoir the water drop again to below minimum . What could have caused this problem to me . Please advise me on all related cause so I can know whether I had been ripped by my garage . Thanks for your precious time advising me . Hope you will always have a great day ahead . Hope to hear from you soon .

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Hi, have you checked for water leaks under the car? If no leaks are present then it might be a case of headgasket failure. James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 25/01/2015 15:11:43 | ID: 110275

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Peter Leetham, Spain

Peugeot 308

Hi, The temperature gauge flies over to hot and the engine stop light comes on and beeps. Then the temperature gauge returns to normal and can fluctuate between normal and hot for 2 or 3k's then it appears to be OK. This has just started happening after it has been in for an oil & filter change at the local garage. any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Pete

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Hi, does it do this when you first start it from cold? James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Hi, I had the same problem on my 307, it turned out to be the thermostat switch on the right hand side of the enginelee from Cheshire

Hi, No it doesn't do it when started from cold, it has only done it over a 2 day period, but when started the following morning after the first time it happened it run as rough as anything. It has subsequently run OK but the other problem now is the air con. We had it re-gassed and it only works intermittently, could these 2 problems be linked??? Cheers Peter Peter from Spain

Hi, No it doesn't do it when started from cold, it has only done it over a 2 day period, but when started the following morning after the first time it happened it run as rough as anything. It has subsequently run OK but the other problem now is the air con. We had it re-gassed and it only works intermittently, could these 2 problems be linked??? Cheers Peter Peter from Spain

Hi, could well be a blocked thermostat or as Lee suggested ect sensor, this would cause rough running if at fault James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Not 100% on the aircon side, has your aircon system been checked for leaks? James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 23/01/2015 14:57:26 | ID: 110177

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Peter Leetham, Spain

Peugeot 308

Hi, The temperature gauge flies over to hot and the engine stop light comes on and beeps. Then the temperature gauge returns to normal and can fluctuate between normal and hot for 2 or 3k's then it appears to be OK. This has just started happening after it has been in for an oil & filter change at the local garage. any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Pete

Submitted: 23/01/2015 14:54:57 | ID: 110176

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jt, Stoke-on-Trent

Peugeot 308

My engine cut out about 3/4 of the way home (about 12 miles from work), speedo went down, rev went down slowing grinding to a halt, no electrics at all. Thankfully I didn't go on the motorway last night, I dread to think what would have happened as I couldn't get to the left hand side of the road in time. Tried to start the car again but no joy till third time it started as normal. Scared to death of driving now in case it cuts out again. It`s a 308 10 plate 47,650 miles on the clock diesel. Any advice? Thanks

Submitted: 22/01/2015 10:15:53 | ID: 110084

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Wendy Rutter, Surrey

Peugeot 308

Water ingress front passenger foot well, water trickling down the plastic cover around the bonnet release. I have removed the glove box, sat in car and had hose run over the w/screen door area but no apparent leak. Any ideas? Cheers.

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Hi, you will find it`s the door seal itself, common problem on the 308s. James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 21/01/2015 20:28:11 | ID: 110054

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Mr G Freeman, Middlesex

Peugeot 308

My 308 stop start is not working properly. When I stop the engine does not start when I use the throttle. I have to turn it off stop start and turn the engine on again?

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Hi, haven`t got start stop technology on my 308 but I did have a Corsa 2014 on lease, the only time it worked is when stopped and putting the handbrake on. Hope this helps you out. James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 18/01/2015 16:18:48 | ID: 109789

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Nicola Scott, Oxfordshire

Peugeot 308

My heater is very poor and only blows out cold air, even when it's been on for about 10 minutes and takes forever to warm up. Please help.

Submitted: 18/01/2015 11:59:18 | ID: 109764

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paul birkett , Lincolnshire

Peugeot 308

Hello, I have a problem with the engine management system light intermittently coming on without an obvious fault now. Six months ago I had a new egr valve and all is good with that except the light on the dashboard. My car test is due so I need to know if there is a management system fuse I can temporarily remove specifically to get rid of the light for the test only? Any help would be gratefully received. Thank you

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Engine management light can be on at an MOT;- it won't affect the test. andy from Cornwall

Engine management light can be on at an MOT;- it won't affect the test. andy from Cornwall

Submitted: 15/01/2015 06:57:36 | ID: 109578

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Fatima, Bahrain

Peugeot 308

The roof is closed but it keep ask me to close the roof

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Hi, sounds to me like a faulty sensor or the roof is not locking into position properly. James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 13/01/2015 12:01:59 | ID: 109452

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Emma hodgson, North Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

The water jets operate for about 3-4 seconds when I press the windscreen jet wash lever. This makes visibility very poor for what seems like ages. Can the length of the water spray be changed? My other peugeots in the past only sprayed for a long as the lever was pressed.

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Hi, unfortunately it can`t be changed, but when you use them make sure you`re on a straight road, I tried this when cornering (not clever at all lol). James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Thanks for the reply. Seems like a potentially dangerous design fault. I choose very carefully when to use the screen wash jets, as it really does impair vision for way too long. Emma hodgson from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/01/2015 17:18:59 | ID: 109298

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Karl, West Midlands

Peugeot 308

My anti pollution light has come on. How can I fix this?

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Had the same thing in December. Mine turned out to be a timing belt fault, water pump failure and an oil leak on the turbo line. Had a new timing belt, water pump and oil line, cost about £1500; mine was covered by my extended warranty luckily. Took a week to get it sorted. Don`t drive it any further than you have to, if the belt fails you will cause major engine damage. Helen from West Midlands

i had the same problem with the anti pollution fault coming up on the dashboard. Took it back to the garage and he said it was a sensor that was faulty. He changed the sensor which cost £150, fault had gone, by the time i got home it had come back! it had also stated to make the car jump forward as if it was trying to stall when driving at about 30mph, cant stall because its an automatic! took it back again and he changed the sensor again and it went. Stopped jumping and has been fine for the past few months although it did flash up once on the dashboard but then went. Katie from Flintshire

i had the same problem with the anti pollution fault coming up on the dashboard. Took it back to the garage and he said it was a sensor that was faulty. He changed the sensor which cost £150, fault had gone, by the time i got home it had come back! it had also stated to make the car jump forward as if it was trying to stall when driving at about 30mph, cant stall because its an automatic! took it back again and he changed the sensor again and it went. Stopped jumping and has been fine for the past few months although it did flash up once on the dashboard but then went. Katie from Flintshire

Submitted: 07/01/2015 23:14:23 | ID: 109141

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Joe Holleran, Cheshire

Peugeot 308

The rear off side light cluster has completely failed. I have tried a new bulb in the direction indicator which was the first to be noticed because of the rapid clicking with no success. I then realised that none of the bulbs were working but all looked sound. Is there a fuse which might have gone? I can't find one in the handbook. What could be the cure without too much cost I hope. Many thanks.

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I have had both rear clusters do the same. Mine were burnt out wires or fused connector boxes in the back of the cluster. Replace the clusters and/or install a wiring harness. This is best done by an expert/dealership CMG from Wiltshire

I have had both rear clusters do the same. Mine were burnt out wires or fused connector boxes in the back of the cluster. Replace the clusters and/or install a wiring harness. This is best done by an expert/dealership CMG from Wiltshire

Submitted: 06/01/2015 20:43:55 | ID: 109054

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Paul, Essex

Peugeot 308

My 2010 308cc has only done 33000 miles the electro valve needs replacing and the head is leaking oil. Should this be happening on a car of this age/milage

Submitted: 30/12/2014 09:17:01 | ID: 108621

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Wayne, Swansea

Peugeot 308

I have put a new battery in my key fob but I will not open or lock my car only if I am sitting inside the car it works ?

Submitted: 29/12/2014 17:27:56 | ID: 108600

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Joanna, Norfolk

Peugeot 308

Hi, my 308 struggles to start, first time it starts, the engine goes off. It's not that cold outside 12 Celsius degrees) and I drive it every day. At the same time engine warning light comes on and switches off as soon as the engine is running ok (usually the 2nd or 3rd attempt to start it). It's a 1.6 turbo diesel, 6yrs old car. This has happened now 3rd time within last 2 months. Any ideas please? Thanks!

Submitted: 24/12/2014 00:44:15 | ID: 108387

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neil davies, Wrexham

Peugeot 308

When do I fit a cam belt to my 308?

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Hi, if it`s petrol it`s a cam chain, if it`s diesel then it`s a cam belt. The chains aren`t great if I`m honest, don`t last as long as Peugeot say, mine needs doing soon and it`s only on 47k, diesel cambelt it`s every 36k as haynes manual says. James lee Gwilt from Staffordshire

Submitted: 14/12/2014 07:16:45 | ID: 107872

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neil davies, Wrexham

Peugeot 308

FFORDD LERRY 25when do i change cam belt or chain on my 308 petrol car

Submitted: 14/12/2014 07:14:26 | ID: 107871

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