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Lee, East Riding of Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

Faulty immobiliser showing and car won't always start but key fob in good condition

Submitted: 20/06/2016 12:52:55 | ID: 132822

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keith, Merseyside

Peugeot 308

hi, i have a problem with the central locking.ive had 2 new key fobs,both programed to the car ,they will work when very close inside the car but outside the car will not work .there is a slight delay on the central locking switch and the key fobs . please help

Submitted: 18/06/2016 21:45:58 | ID: 132776

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f-bauke, Essex

Peugeot 308

Radio not working at all, and contols not working on central panel. I still vet mpg etc readings. It's not the fuse, been advised it may be the "central control unit". Thoughts?

Submitted: 18/06/2016 15:22:49 | ID: 132767

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Warren carter, Gloucestershire

Peugeot 308

The dashboard is saying that the temperature is overheated and to stop. The fan is then very loud. Is it the coolant temperature sensor? Is the car still drive able with this issue?

Submitted: 14/06/2016 21:18:13 | ID: 132676

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Kevin lynch, Blackpool

Peugeot 308

We have just bought a 308 sw allure 120 s/s we have just noticed a small puddle of water after it has been parked up for 2 and a half hours any clues what it is ?

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I had something similar with water under the sills which eventually became a sloshing sound from the doors. Service manager knew straightaway what the problem was. Some doors after being painted had the masking tape left attached over the door drain holes so rainwater that naturally seeped in was unable to drain away. He removed the tape and we had a deluge from the drain holes and issue resolved. Hope its as easy a solution for you. Franck Lynch from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 06/06/2016 23:36:35 | ID: 132420

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Iain stevenson, Fife

Peugeot 308

The electric windows seem to work without the key in the ignition for a while same as wipers is that normal?

Submitted: 04/06/2016 18:37:52 | ID: 132359

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William, Australia

Peugeot 308

Hi everyone ,I have a 308 1.6 Auto Petrol Turbo Estate, its problem is that it looses drive at long delay traffic lights , yes nil drive but engine is still running but very rough ,so bad engine vibrations can be felt, the rough engine indication is followed by nil drive. OK place the gear in Park turn the engine OFF and back to ON and you guessed it the drive is now back and I can drive forewards , but with the indication ENGINE REQUIRES REPAIR and the engine fault light is now idicated. So far I have fitted a new set of Bosch Ignition Coils and a set of spark plugs and the Cam and Crank Sensors, but I still have the loss of drive at a particular set of traffic lights which as a long cycle , NIL Drive not even Limp mode, does anyone experience this problem with the 308, my thoughts are now leaning towards either one of the Electronic Control Units are faulty yes there are two one for the Auto Transmission and the other for the engine electronic control , two computers in other words. The fault codes have indicated Spark Plugs and Cam And Crank Sensors but obviously these codes are just red herrings seeing as I have allready replaced these items. Does anyone have a fix for this loss of drive problem, not a problem if you dont have to stop at traffic lights with a long delay ....

Submitted: 04/06/2016 01:33:28 | ID: 132346

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Kate Banks, England

Peugeot 308

I have a 2015 308SW & am struggling to find a comfortable driving position as I find the accelerator pedal too low - is there anyway of adjusting this ?

Submitted: 03/06/2016 13:55:35 | ID: 132327

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jack corlouer, Greater London

Peugeot 308

done an oil change at 41.000 miles. now I have done 800 miles so why is there a spanner symbol showing on dashboard when ignition on then vanish when I star the engine ?

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The spanner symbol on the dash inicates that a servicing interval is being reached. If you have changed the oil etc as part of a diy servicing, you'll have to reset the interval yourself. To perform the reset: 1. With the key in the ignition but the ignition off press and hold the spanner/odometer button underneath the main instrument cluster (speedo, Rev counter) 2. With the spanner button still pressed turn the ignition on (first click) 3. You should see a countdown timer (on the digital distance display) begin at 10 4. Wait until the count down finishes, then turn the ignition off. This resets the interval. Hope this helps Geraint Williams from Cardiff

Submitted: 29/05/2016 16:11:44 | ID: 132143

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GERRY, West Midlands

Peugeot 308

HI ANY HELP ON THIS PROBLEM WOULD BE WELCOMED, CARS DRIVES WELL STARTS EVERY TIME THEN FOR NO REASON THE REVS DROP OFF AND THE ENGINE CUTS, IT THEN STARTS UP FIRST TIME. IT IS A INTERMITTENT PROBLEM THAT CAN HAPPEN AT ANY-TIME AND IS DANGEROUS WHEN IN TRAFFIC AND ON ISLANDS BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF THE POWER STEERING. IT MAKES YOU LOOK A FOOL WHEN WHEN YOU WANT IT TO HAPPEN IT WILL NOT, SO IF YOU CAN HELP WITH THIS MATTER I WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.

Submitted: 29/05/2016 10:56:14 | ID: 132135

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Hedly, Durham

Peugeot 308

Side lights come on when starting engine and stay on, only started to happen in the last 2 months unable to turn them off.looked through manual can't find any answers.

Submitted: 26/05/2016 22:50:13 | ID: 132073

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Bill Paterson, East Dunbartonshire

Peugeot 308

My heating is not operating sufficiently and the gauge is at 0 but occasionally shows at 80

Submitted: 20/05/2016 13:14:14 | ID: 131778

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Nicholas Humphreys, Fife

Peugeot 308

Hi i wish to leave my dog in the car but i cannot leave a window open slightly ajar due to them automatically closing...is there any way with either the key or inside the car i can bypass this? Or is it just not possible? Lemme know thanks Nick

Submitted: 17/05/2016 13:21:42 | ID: 131618

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Eduarda, Australia

Peugeot 308

The car is in the garage, keys out of ignition on dash board window open and the car locks itself and the window closed itself. It's happened two days in a row

Submitted: 17/05/2016 00:17:20 | ID: 131606

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Tracy, West Midlands

Peugeot 308

Hello hope someone can help me. I am interested in buying a Peugeot 308 he has had the timimg belt done, the cat done and a mot and service . I went for test drive today was driving lovely and at some traffic lights and a depollution system failure message came up and the eninge management light is on , the dealer is going to sort it ,i have t bought it yet . Many thanks

Submitted: 11/05/2016 22:42:03 | ID: 131428

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Kiran, Dorset

Peugeot 308

I have had my Aircon serviced and recharged. The machine did this however it is not blowing cold. Everything seems ok no fault detected. The garage suggested it may be the Fuse box that might need changing and and said this is about £300-400. Not guaranteed to be the problem. Has this happened to anyone else and what was the outcome.

Submitted: 09/05/2016 21:23:05 | ID: 131363

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Keith Augur, Gloucestershire

Peugeot 308

Power steering hazard light appeared on screen ten days ago. Turned off engine restarted and message failed to reappear. Had garage check entire steering system....found no problem. Today, same warning message appeared. Turn off car, restart and message disappears. Bit of a wind up, what could be the problem ?

Submitted: 28/04/2016 12:08:45 | ID: 130916

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Brian, Derbyshire

Peugeot 308

Hi. Ive just noticed an interior bulb has blown behind my fan direction blower dial. The other two are still ok and the centre bulb for air con and heatwd rear are ok. Does any one know how i get behind the dial to replace the bulb or is it a trip to the garage. Thanks.

Submitted: 22/04/2016 19:47:39 | ID: 130696

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noel murphy, Warwickshire

Peugeot 308

my conlul that gives miles per speed has stopped working

Submitted: 22/04/2016 18:59:09 | ID: 130695

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Bella, South Africa

Peugeot 308

Hi, I am driving 308 cc convertible, there is wreckless noise coming from the roof I don't know what is causing that noise

Submitted: 18/04/2016 10:45:57 | ID: 130533

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David, Tyne and Wear

Peugeot 308

Hi my sister has just bought a 308 sport 1.6 petrol 08 reg but after 1 day owning it the oil light and the engine managing light came on and its saying low oil pressure stop and also the coolant is going down very quick. Could this be the head gasket? I'm trying to get some answers as the garage its from are saying theres nothing wrong but that aint nothing. thanks in advance.

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Tell your sister to take the car back to the garage where she bought it from and if she does not get a satisfactory answer tell them you will go to trading standards thy wont like that as it gets them a bad name hope it helps.don't stand any crap from them not only that you can demand your money back make shower it is in the first 30 days good luck.Brian brian from North Yorkshire

Tell your sister to take the car back to the garage where she bought it from and if she does not get a satisfactory answer tell them you will go to trading standards thy wont like that as it gets them a bad name hope it helps.don't stand any crap from them not only that you can demand your money back make shower it is in the first 30 days good luck.Brian brian from North Yorkshire

Tell your sister to take the car back to the garage where she bought it from and if she does not get a satisfactory answer tell them you will go to trading standards thy wont like that as it gets them a bad name hope it helps.don't stand any crap from them not only that you can demand your money back make shower it is in the first 30 days good luck.Brian brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/04/2016 21:48:58 | ID: 130391

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jo banasko, Merseyside

Peugeot 308

hi can anyone help . THE antipollution faulty message pops up on the screen, engine light is on, car will drive then move on slowly. then cut out. switch off ignition restart engine. car starts. When l switch off the car the electric fan keeps on running for about 10 min even when the car is off and locked .was told that the timing chain and dephaser pulley needs changing and spark plugs. got this done fault still reoccurring. the diagnostic was carried out by my local garage. however took it to Peugeot dealer for repairs. it cost me £860 , absolutely gutted. Peugeot not interested as they said they never diagnosed the repairs but were asked to replace timing chain and pulley. any ideas what the problem is and what can i do about the Peugeot . thanks .

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hi , for the antipollution have to change the oxygen sensor bank one and for the fan continuous running at high speed the problem may be the thermostat or the maf sensor raj.seewoodin from Mauritius

Had the same problem with my sons 308 1.6 vti 2010. Anti pollution warning and eml on all the time. Had diagnostics done at local garage bought up faults as being exhaust cam sensor and misfire on bank 2. Got a new sensor £24 new single coil £28 and a set of new plugs £9 each changed them all took back to garage reset eml car now running perfect. Keith from Shropshire

Submitted: 14/04/2016 01:40:12 | ID: 130367

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Stacey, Surrey

Peugeot 308

I have split the plastic engine guard and it is hitting speed bumps when traveling over them. Mechanic says may as well take it off and fitting a new one is an unnecessary hassle. Any advice? (inc. costs) thanks

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Stacey, if it the main plastic underguard that covers virtually all the underneath of the engine then it can be left out.. it is primarily there for two reasons.. protect the underneath of engine from water spray and for aerodynamics. Have it removed and it may be possible to patch up with a series of holes and cable ties depending on how bad it's split and where. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 13/04/2016 14:37:00 | ID: 130338

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Helen Wright, County Down

Peugeot 308

Hi, I was wondering could someone help me, when I go over bumps you can hear a slight rattle to the rear left side of my car and I noticed that there was a small plastic like cover with little clips on it that obviously clipped up over what looks like the rear spring at the wheel? It was half hanging off so I pushed it back on but it has since completely feel off? Does anyone know the purpose of this little plastic object and its name as I have searched all over the internet and cannot get a name for it, so therefore dont know its purpose on the car and do I need another one, or will the car function ok without it, there is on the other rear side up in the side of the wheel covering the spring? Thanks, Helen...

Submitted: 13/04/2016 10:38:08 | ID: 130331

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chris, Malaysia

Peugeot 308

Do I need to warm up my car to 90 degree cellcious before i drive? my car is peugeot 308 vti 2010, i heard that if i didnt warm up my car, it would required a heavy sum of maintenance cost on my engine.

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Chris, safely drive your car after you start it.. if you let it idle at cold until it gets warm you're more likely to do harm to it by overfueling. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 10/04/2016 16:16:18 | ID: 130202

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Bill, Lancashire

Peugeot 308

Hi. I have a peugeot 308 SW Petrol car bought 2 weeks ago. I last drove it on a Sunday then thought of driving it again this Wednesday. However when l started the car after a few seconds the electric fan started making a lot of noise, an antipollution faulty message pops up on the screen, engine light is on, Rev gauge doesnt go down to 0, temp is around 70 mark. When l switch off the car the electric fan keeps on running for about 10 min even when the car is off and locked. I drove it around my area for 3 minutes and its driving ok but lm not sure about longer distances or faster speeds. Please help me. How do l deal with this situation

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Recently sold a 308. Had numerous problems with temperature sensor which caused fan to run it went back several times under warranty, but to be honest it was never right. My advice would be to get it sorted. The clutch was also apt to overheat and the power steering pump failed. The car had only done 30,000 miles when I sold it. No longer drive a Peugeot! Sue from Shropshire

Submitted: 07/04/2016 07:51:15 | ID: 130045

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Graham, Stoke-on-Trent

Peugeot 308

Can anyone tell me if my car being in economy mode affects the temperature gauge. The problem is sometimes when I'm sitting in traffic my temperature gauge goes down to zero, and comes back up to normal again after driving for a few minutes. Can anyone help.

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Probably because your engine switches off when your idle I think that's the point of economy mode Dave from Merseyside

Submitted: 05/04/2016 12:50:18 | ID: 129969

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Moffat, South Lanarkshire

Peugeot 308

How is it possible to override the automatic closing of the windows when the vehicle engine is switched off? My dog travels in the boot and although we wouldn't normally leave him in the car we are taking a short ferry trip and he will need to stay in the car but we must be able to leave windows open! Can anyone please advise...

Submitted: 03/04/2016 10:27:29 | ID: 129880

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G swales, North Yorkshire

Peugeot 308

What causes malfunction on traffic indicators

Submitted: 02/04/2016 10:23:20 | ID: 129836

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Garry Lloyd, Stoke-on-Trent

Peugeot 308

I drive a 308 and there is no power coming through the accelerator everytime I put my foot down

Submitted: 24/03/2016 14:30:27 | ID: 129421

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Krume, Macedonia

Peugeot 308

Dear Sir/Madam, I've just bought one of your products, 308 blue HDI with touch screen . I don't know hot to turn off the radio. Please give me a description how to turn off the radio.

Submitted: 17/03/2016 14:42:22 | ID: 129135

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peter, Dorset

Peugeot 308

Hello, my 308 sw sport has a locking problem. The wife left the car running went to boot and it was locked so she pressed car lock button in front, shut door went to boot got out tje stuff. She shut the boot and the whole car locked WITH KEYS IN IGNITION AND CAR RUNNING. Any ideas whey the car wasnt able to detect the keys and how easy this would be to fix. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 09/03/2016 08:09:19 | ID: 128748

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Alan Shaw, Somerset

Peugeot 308

Have had the car for a week and have noticed rain water dripping through both front doors. The dealer has offered to replace the seal,s but does not think this will solve the problem Waiting for him to respond with answer. Any thought's?

Submitted: 04/03/2016 15:03:38 | ID: 128523

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Steve Patton, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 308

When driving in the snow my abs warning light comes on with the info message stating that my abs is now switched off. I don't think this is normal as this is a time when you'd need it.

Submitted: 04/03/2016 06:59:30 | ID: 128500

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pamela, Fife

Peugeot 308

any idea how much a set of coils for my 308vti would cost and for getting a diagnostic retune

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Specific Supercheap Auto Stores in Australia will do a diagnostic on your car for $15AUD to find the problem for you. They will clear fault codes as well. They can also quote costs for parts including a set of coils for free. Shirley from Australia

Submitted: 03/03/2016 17:03:11 | ID: 128473

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pamela, Fife

Peugeot 308

hi after jump starting partners motorbike my peugot 308 interior panel is indicating fault how do I fix this

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What's the fault? To clear a fault yourself you can remove the negative connector from the car battery for a few minutes. Unfortunately you will need to recode your radio, such a hassle, if you have a service like Supercheap Auto who will diagnose and clear fault codes for a few bucks then just take it there. Keep a note of the fault so you can advise your mechanic at the next service. Shirley from Australia

Submitted: 03/03/2016 16:42:11 | ID: 128472

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pamela, Fife

Peugeot 308

I have an indicator out on the rear passenger side and I have changed the bulb twice it started to work when the first bulb was put it and then it stopped so again took that bulb out and replaced and still not working

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It's probably the light unit that has a burnt connection, mine went as I had the same problem. Get a new one, around £90 and that will fix the problem. This is a known problem by the way. Dennis from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 03/03/2016 16:25:35 | ID: 128470

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phil, Warrington

Peugeot 308

heater running cold been told radiator is running at 90-degrees top & 15-degrees bottom, plus headlights and dash-board are flashing for no reason, (please help)

Submitted: 29/02/2016 22:33:30 | ID: 128363

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dave, Stoke-on-Trent

Peugeot 308

After driving for 25 minutes the center screen turns off but then reboots it self. When I turn the car off the center screen will not go down can you help thanks

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My center screen locked up today, couldn't select any menus. Touching the screen did nothing whatsoever but I did notice that the screen was quite warm to the touch (I'd parked in sunlight) and I'm wondering if they're sensitive to hot days. Once I got home and parked in the shade for 5 to 10 minutes it was working fine again. Was it the Sun? Is there a fault developing? I'll keep you posted but next time (if I can) I'll set the heaters to cold air on the windscreen, it might help. Ardra from Bridgend

My center screen locked up today, couldn't select any menus. Touching the screen did nothing whatsoever but I did notice that the screen was quite warm to the touch (I'd parked in sunlight) and I'm wondering if they're sensitive to hot days. Once I got home and parked in the shade for 5 to 10 minutes it was working fine again. Was it the Sun? Is there a fault developing? I'll keep you posted but next time (if I can) I'll set the heaters to cold air on the windscreen, it might help. Ardra from Bridgend

My center screen locked up today, couldn't select any menus. Touching the screen did nothing whatsoever but I did notice that the screen was quite warm to the touch (I'd parked in sunlight) and I'm wondering if they're sensitive to hot days. Once I got home and parked in the shade for 5 to 10 minutes it was working fine again. Was it the Sun? Is there a fault developing? I'll keep you posted but next time (if I can) I'll set the heaters to cold air on the windscreen, it might help. Ardra from Bridgend

My center screen locked up today, couldn't select any menus. Touching the screen did nothing whatsoever but I did notice that the screen was quite warm to the touch (I'd parked in sunlight) and I'm wondering if they're sensitive to hot days. Once I got home and parked in the shade for 5 to 10 minutes it was working fine again. Was it the Sun? Is there a fault developing? I'll keep you posted but next time (if I can) I'll set the heaters to cold air on the windscreen, it might help. Ardra from Bridgend

I don't know why that printed 4 times? Ardra from Bridgend

Submitted: 28/02/2016 19:38:09 | ID: 128303

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bernie, Buckinghamshire

Peugeot 308

I keep getting a warning notice on my dashboard saying faulty seat belts and faulty airbag, but they seem fine. Now the faulty air bag picture is coming up on the steering display. Any advice?

Submitted: 27/02/2016 20:03:07 | ID: 128256

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