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Claire, Lancashire

Peugeot 407

My car has the engine management light on, de-pollution system faulty and esp/asr . It has been in 4 garages including an auto electrician and no one knows what's wrong. Car struggles to start then cuts out whilst driving. It can take up to 6 turns to restart the engine and then it cuts out again. It beeps with the dsf fault or esp/.sr then judders and cuts out. Peugeot did a diagnostic and got fault codes po351 po352 - "intermittent fault 1 and 2 ignition coils short circuit to positive short circuit to ground". Peugeot told me to try coil pack, ecu or wiring as they didn't know. New coil pack made no difference. Auto electrician checked wiring from coil pack to ecu and it`s fine. Sent ecu away to be tested and no faults. Put 4 new abs sensors on, new cam sensor, new battery. Had service and passed it`s MOT 5 weeks ago. I have had this fault for over 3 weeks now and I am just throwing money at it and getting nowhere. Can anyone please help?

Submitted: 21/05/2015 20:33:19 | ID: 116329

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segun hambolu, Nigeria

Peugeot 407

My car is showing system motor control defect. Then it will just go off and I have to restart the ignition. What do I do to correct this?l

Submitted: 12/05/2015 17:36:15 | ID: 115951

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Brian Webb, South Africa

Peugeot 407

My Peugeot is just on 110 000 kms. It has a misfire on multiple cylinders according to the Launch program. The plugs were replaced 9 000 kms ago and are still in good condition, we have now changed the coils with still no change. Symptoms: The car stars ok, but develops a misfire after a few kms, with the fan kicking in and the reves going up. the orange warning light is on permanently. Can anyone shed light on the problem. Brian

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You should have bought a Toyota or a VWLeon Collatz from South Africa

Submitted: 02/05/2015 10:57:30 | ID: 115482

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M.Kassim, Malaysia

Peugeot 407

There will be hesitation on acceleration from standstill especially going uphill on my 407SW 2.0 auto petrol, garage do a check & found P0410 fault code (Secondary Air Injection System). Have check the AIR pump (p.n:1618 E4) & check all fuse, did not find problem. Notice there is a relay (ELECTRIC RELAY 35 AMP VE GREEN p.no:6547 TX) in the GAS RECYCLING CIRCUIT diagram. Where can I find this relay located at ?

Submitted: 25/04/2015 08:16:40 | ID: 115207

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les, Northumberland

Peugeot 407

No warning lights on dash. Engine keeps fading away as if you were taking foot off throttle .it does not cut out. Will accelerate away again then does the same again. Blanked off egr nodifferent. Garage said glow plugs could be problem, but I thought glow plug were just for cold start. Please help if possible. Seems abig job to change plugs said engine mountings to be taken off to pull engine foreward ,is this true . Thank you.

Submitted: 24/04/2015 16:57:15 | ID: 115179

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stanley jones, Merseyside

Peugeot 407

Hi, I have a message on lcd screen saying engine fault, need repair. Does anyone know what this means? New egr was fitted, still showing same fault, thanks Stan

Submitted: 21/04/2015 21:35:39 | ID: 115033

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Alan Flavell, Surrey

Peugeot 407

My 407 HDI saloon diesel car has 99K on the clock, it has started to misfire occasionally and after the misfire a half a clock appears in the fault display, this then goes after a few minutes until it happens again. Any advice please?

Submitted: 21/04/2015 11:51:13 | ID: 115008

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Nick, Bristol

Peugeot 407

2005 407 electric power steering pump. Part numbers all the same apart from the last letter. Does it matter if it does not mach mine

Submitted: 18/04/2015 08:20:32 | ID: 114862

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Ainsley Robinson, Devon

Peugeot 407

Hi all, can anyone tell me why there is no 'power' when tackling hills/slopes? In general it seems to lack 'guts' and any 'nipping in and out' of traffic is not possible as there is no immediate acceleration. On a recent trip involving a very steep hill, I dropped it down to first gear and before long it overheated - I had to pull over!! Very embarrassing - the engine was not racing and there was no way I could put it back up into second as the car would have just stopped - absolutely no power at all. It's a 1.6L engine and only done 55K. Any advice/suggestion/answers welcome. Regards kippertie

Submitted: 08/04/2015 21:27:57 | ID: 114465

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Julius Oke , Dublin

Peugeot 407

my 407 coupe 2006 model boot refuse to open

Submitted: 06/04/2015 05:02:38 | ID: 114359

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Alex McEleny , City of Glasgow

Peugeot 407

Ride seems a bit firm, would a faulty esp cause this as warning light comes on sometimes?

Submitted: 22/03/2015 08:48:22 | ID: 113650

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Charles, South Africa

Peugeot 407

My Peugeot has been overheating for the last year and a half and cooling back, the problem started when the breather pipe from degassing bottle broke and it overheated to the red side and later broke the air conditioning pipe. Now it has started to overheat again. I took to a garage for service but nothing was detected. Can someone help please before anything mechanical happens?

Submitted: 20/03/2015 08:03:58 | ID: 113578

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Marco, Dublin

Peugeot 407

I've noticed that from the power steering pump cap oil is coming out. Steering sometimes comes hard to turn mostly when turning roundabout. i am asking if you know from what can be this fault. If its the power steering pump has to be changed?

Submitted: 18/03/2015 13:09:24 | ID: 113485

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shabeer, South Africa

Peugeot 407

Where in the Peugeot 407 is the cold start sensor? Can someone please help me?

Submitted: 16/03/2015 07:52:36 | ID: 113381

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Ian Wemyss, Essex

Peugeot 407

Can't open tailgate. Tailgate window opens ok. What and where is the fuse that relates to the tailgate please? Thankyou

Submitted: 10/03/2015 14:09:09 | ID: 113091

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Kayode, Nigeria

Peugeot 407

Sir, I'm having a problem of depollution system faulty in my Peugeot 407 2006 sedan with mileage of 123000. My fuel was down then bought road side and filling station together after some hours, I discovered the power was low for movement. Packed and started the journey was normal but later signal was on dashboard again. What can I do to rectify this problem pls.

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I had the same problem. after using the fuel treatments I went back to a forum and someone suggested replacing the coil pack and spark plugs. did this and my car now runs perfectly. that will be the problem sorted. hope this helps you. Mike from Kent

I had the same problem. after using the fuel treatments I went back to a forum and someone suggested replacing the coil pack and spark plugs. did this and my car now runs perfectly. that will be the problem sorted. hope this helps you. Mike from Kent

Submitted: 09/03/2015 22:57:30 | ID: 113072

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John, Lancashire

Peugeot 407

Hi; has anyone ever had a problem with the sat nav only working intermittently? The disc is the correct version for the model, but on a lot of occasions when I try to load the information into the unit it keeps saying "Load disc" The map doesn't show up either when you press the "Nav" button. It is as if the unit isn't reading the disc for some reason. Can anyone shed any information as to the cause?

Submitted: 06/03/2015 20:33:12 | ID: 112874

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Gerard Graham, Armagh

Peugeot 407

What causes the depollution system to be faulty?

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I had the same problem. after using the fuel treatments I went back to a forum and someone suggested replacing the coil pack and spark plugs. did this and my car now runs perfectly. that will be the problem sorted. hope this helps you Mike from Kent

Submitted: 05/03/2015 14:13:00 | ID: 112808

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Gerard Graham, Armagh

Peugeot 407

What causes the speed control system to be faulty

Submitted: 05/03/2015 14:12:20 | ID: 112807

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Waleed ElSayed, Egypt

Peugeot 407

My car suddenly shows engine amber fault with a message "depollution system faulty". Fuel filter is new, the engine rpm is limited to 3. I faced this problem 6 months ago and I drained the fuel clean tank then refuel it again with STP fuel system cleaner. Is there any other action I can take to clear this message for a longer time?

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I had the same problem. after using the fuel treatments I went back to a forum and someone suggested replacing the coil pack and spark plugs. did this and my car now runs perfectly. that will be the problem sorted. hope this helps you Mike from Kent

Submitted: 05/03/2015 09:07:56 | ID: 112783

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sue behan, Berkshire

Peugeot 407

my car loses speed and sometimes backfires new coil pack fitted still the same it is petrol

Submitted: 04/03/2015 09:37:47 | ID: 112727

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sue behan, Berkshire

Peugeot 407

it loses speed and sometimes back fires new coil pack fitted no change and checked census in exhaust no change

Submitted: 04/03/2015 09:36:27 | ID: 112726

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Dave, Gloucestershire

Peugeot 407

When I reverse the car with the steering wheel turned hard right the steering drags the front RHS tyre. It occurs when the car has nearly turned its ninety degrees. I can only describe it as a shuffling sensation to the front tryes. This occurs mainly when reversing. I had the tracking done and the rhs front camber is out .7 but I've been told cannot be adjusted to 0. Also garage says they cannot find any thing thats wrong. Any other ideas welcom.

Submitted: 03/03/2015 12:37:47 | ID: 112659

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shabeer, South Africa

Peugeot 407

My car had a miss. I tried so many things, I`ve spent so much money and now someone told me to get a new battery which I did. Now the miss is gone but it doesn't start in the morning! I must put fuel in the Intec and then it starts. Please help me understand what the problem is? My mechanic doesn't know why himself

Submitted: 03/03/2015 06:58:29 | ID: 112639

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shabeer, South Africa

Peugeot 407

I have a problem in the morning I must put petrol in the Intec then it will start why is that

Submitted: 03/03/2015 06:47:54 | ID: 112638

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roy watson, Kent

Peugeot 407

I have just bought this car and I am having trouble turning on the air conditioning. I assume this model has air conditioning?

Submitted: 01/03/2015 19:26:44 | ID: 112555

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Stuart Burgan, Nottinghamshire

Peugeot 407

Travelling home last night I suddenly lost power steering and a host of red lights flashed on (electrics warnings etc.). I managed to coast a hundred metres or so and turn into a lay by, switched the ignition off and the car would not restart. I am not mechanical (!) but looked under the bonnet and found that the fan belt had broken. Could this be the catalyst for the other happenings and a new fan belt will sort things or is it more sinister than that? It seems the repair will need to be done where the car is now, which is 25-30 miles from home. If at all possible it would be great if someone knows the answer to the above and let me know as soon as.

Submitted: 01/03/2015 18:42:34 | ID: 112554

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Rob, Devon

Peugeot 407

Hi. Can anyone help please? After changing a rear indicator bulb all the rear indicators have stopped working as well as the hazard lights. I have checked the bulbs and all ok, every fuse, all ok. Has anyone got any ideas please? Help, I`m pulling my hair out! Cheers.

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There is a common problem with the rear lights and indicators caused by faulty connections at the connectors of each light assembly on 407's. The common earth pins have to carry more current and these may give up. An easy and effective solution is to run a separate wire from the common connection inside the light unit and bring it out to the earth stud nearby. Do this on both light units and you should be right. Trevor from New Zealand

There is a common problem with the rear lights and indicators caused by faulty connections at the connectors of each light assembly on 407's. The common earth pins have to carry more current and these may give up. An easy and effective solution is to run a separate wire from the common connection inside the light unit and bring it out to the earth stud nearby. Do this on both light units and you should be right. Trevor from New Zealand

There is a common problem with the rear lights and indicators caused by faulty connections at the connectors of each light assembly on 407's. The common earth pins have to carry more current and these may give up. An easy and effective solution is to run a separate wire from the common connection inside the light unit and bring it out to the earth stud nearby. Do this on both light units and you should be right. Trevor from New Zealand

Submitted: 01/03/2015 13:51:12 | ID: 112537

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carmen ciantar, Malta

Peugeot 407

I have a Peugeot 407 2.0 diesel 136 bhp executive 2004 and I have these problems, can anyone help me please? The engine starts ok but after about 5 miles driving it loses power, the rev counter shows 2000 revs only and when this problem happens it shows the engine on the dash. I already changed the fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator of the fuel railing (the top one) and in the dash sometimes shows low fuel pressure and I cleaned the particle filter and also cleaned the air flow meter. Now on the dash it is showing the spanner. Please can you tell me how to clear it from the dashboard? I did the full service already, thanks in advance

Submitted: 26/02/2015 17:46:23 | ID: 112401

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ray smith, North Yorkshire

Peugeot 407

My nearside indicator bulb didn't work so I changed the bulb, it worked for 2 days then stopped. I checked the bulb, nothing wrong, but put new one in anyway. Now side light and brake light and reverse light are not working, but reading the handbook this does not mention which fuse if any could be at fault?

Submitted: 24/02/2015 12:06:07 | ID: 112242

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Debbie, Highland

Peugeot 407

Hi. My ESP light came on the other day. I had it at the dealership today getting a diagnostics test which found I need a steering angle sensor. Is the car still safe to drive whilst I try and sell a kidney to get it replaced? Thanks

Submitted: 18/02/2015 14:47:12 | ID: 111801

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phil royle, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 407

Accelerator pedal has dropped. First I thought I had moved my seat when cleaning causing driving position to alter. When I checked the pedals, the accelerator pedal is lower than the other two What is the cause of this ?

Submitted: 18/02/2015 12:33:24 | ID: 111782

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Dennis Best, Australia

Peugeot 407

Hi, my wife's 2005 407 has an odd problem. When she starts the car the wipers do one wipe on the dry screen then the wiper blade on the passenger comes apart from its backing. This has happened about 4 times now and every time I have to buy a replacement wiper. Is there a way of disengaging this wipe on start mode? Any help would be greatly accepted.

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Mine is doing the same, must be some sort of electronic glitch. What i do now, everytime after turning the engine off, i will pull down the wiper stalk once & leave the wiper in an upright position. When you get in back to the car, put in the key/start the engine, simply pull down the wiper stalk once to return them to place :) M.Kassim from Malaysia

Submitted: 12/02/2015 07:59:47 | ID: 111354

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Neil Bowers, Merseyside

Peugeot 407

Hi I have a 407 sw ,the display keeps telling me side light bulbs faulty ,rear right hand side brake light faulty. The rear right hand tail light now only works when i first start the car ,as it runs for a while the rear light goes out .Is there a relay or fuse that might be on the way out ?if so where is it located ,any help apreciated ..

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The plug that connects to the lamp cluster has slight corrosion on it. Take the tail light assy out, clean the terminals and also clean the plug terminals. This is a common fault John from Kent

Check your back brake light, the plug that connected to it is bad mr chimaobi from Nigeria

Submitted: 08/02/2015 03:24:08 | ID: 111101

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will, Kent

Peugeot 407

My depulution warning keeps appearing, it happens mainley when im going up steep hills it then goes into limp mode and to make matters worse the cooling fan does not kick in? Anyone have any idea how to fix? Will

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Hello Will, I have had my Peugeot 407 2.0 HDI for 7 years with 214K on the clock. I had a similar problem when it got near 100K going up Detling Hill.. The particle filter in the exhaust needs removing and cleaning. Also their is a particulate oil tank under the car to the rear of the passenger side. This oil tank runs out and needs to be refilled. A very good friend of mine who runs a garage looks after my car and sorted this for me. get it on the computer and check the fault code. It could also be the turbo. John from Kent

Hello Will, I have had my Peugeot 407 2.0 HDI for 7 years with 214K on the clock. I had a similar problem when it got near 100K. The particle filter in the exhaust needs removing and cleaning. Also their is a particulate oil tank under the car to the rear of the passenger side. This oil tank runs out and needs to be refilled. A very good friend of mine who runs a garage looks after my car and sorted this for me. get it on the computer and check the fault code. It could also be the turbo. John from Kent

Submitted: 07/02/2015 15:49:29 | ID: 111064

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Dean Warburton, Lincolnshire

Peugeot 407

Hi. I have a 54 plate Peugeot 407 2.0 hdi and keep getting electronic antic theft faulty flashing on digital display when ignition is turned on and car won't start until a symbol with an X through it goes out. Has anyone any ideas what problem might be. Cheers.

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There is a sensor near the steering wheel column that reads the information stored in the key. if you take the guts out of the key and open the car manually it will not recognise the key. If the battery is missing from the key but the guts are still in it, it will work. As a temp fix, hold the key on the top of the steering column before you place it in the ignition. This is not an uncommon problem. other Peugeots suffer from this. John from Kent

How long would this last for or is only a one time fix. I need to sell the car lol Dean Warburton from Lincolnshire

As far as I am aware it should work every time. The car send a new code to the key each time. The problem you have is that it should read it in the ignition but for some reason does not have the range. Like all these things its a dealer job. John from Kent

Tried that and still getting error message come up. Any other suggestion?? Dean Warburton from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 06/02/2015 21:07:09 | ID: 111026

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Dean Warburton, Lincolnshire

Peugeot 407

Hi I have a Peugeot 407 2.0 hdi on 54 plate. Keep getting esp and speed control system errors flashing up on digital display. If it's brake light switch where can I find this. Cheers.

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I've had the same problem so replaced the A.B.S sensors £16 each on ebay that cured it peter walker from East Riding of Yorkshire

Yep, had the same problem before the car had done 100K. No problems since replacing the wheel sensors on the rear. you will need to clear the fault codes. John from Kent

Submitted: 03/02/2015 06:12:31 | ID: 110776

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alex, Cheshire

Peugeot 407

how do I remove the connector from the rear light cluster, so far it is completely stuck, I,m afraid to damage it using too much force

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Undo the whole cluster from the inside. You should just see enough of the plug to work out how to release it. if it is corroded then you will not do anymore damage than has already occurred. John from Kent

How do you take the oil filter off a Ford Kuga please? raymond baker from Denbighshire

Submitted: 30/01/2015 21:22:32 | ID: 110595

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Alec Asker, Dorset

Peugeot 407

I have a RD4 fitted and the display was over heating, it has now stopped displaying (white case). Is it possible to obtain a direct replacement (black case) that will function without re-programming. The current fit has duel heating display.

Submitted: 29/01/2015 22:06:13 | ID: 110521

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Adamsinki, Libya

Peugeot 407

I need help the passenger doors lock doesn't work then I broke my mirror on the drivers door so I fixed it but now the drivers door doesn't lock too I tried to fix it but then the door wouldn't close then I found out that when I pull the Handel from the inside not the outside the mettle wire that opens the door gets stuck and needs pushing for it to go back in this is on the drivers side I don't want to try to fix the passengers side I'm afraid I'll make it worse like I just did to the drivers side , if anyone can help with any of these problems please help because I've given up thank you .

Submitted: 28/01/2015 20:03:25 | ID: 110439

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