10 March 2014
Another one here, first clutch went at 35k, about a year ago. I paid £900 to get the clutch fixed, they wouldn’t entertain me when I told them I knew there was a common problem with the 107 triptronic clutch with premature clutch issues. The problem is now my clutch is slipping again, I’ve only done 11k since. I had the clutch done the first time... I am fuming!! I got told it must be my fault for driving too fast and I must be holding revs while stopping on hills? How cheeky is that? Since finding out about this problem last year I have been extra careful, slip it in neutral and braking when on hills and lights. I’ve been told to contact Peugeot direct, which I did last week, but now the people dealing with my case is off ill. I should have sold it last year.
Submitted: 2013-12-10 | ID: 10784
Got my 107 in March this year. My car broke down today, clutch seized up like others have described and brakes failed then came back to use after restarting the car. The mechanic said my pressure plate had snapped or thrust bearings had completely collapsed. Went to the dealership and they said could be wear and tear I was outraged when reading all the same things have happened to other people! I will not be paying the £500 they want me to as I now know it is a common problem that hasn’t been addressed! I’ll be taking it to the driving authorities!
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Hey Danielle, guess what - my clutch in my 107 has started to slip and yep, having the run around from Peugeot - l can’t understand why this has not been addressed by Peugeot and how they are getting away with it - does anyone have any answers??? Ann Davies from Devon
At under 40000 miles my Peugeot 107 is at the garage having a new clutch. The pressure plate had snapped. Cannot believe how many people this has happened to. - Nicola from Caerphilly
Submitted: 2013-09-28 | ID: 10667
I had the ’water leaking in’ problem. I found that the door seals do not grip the sill seams tight enough, so I nipped them tight all the way around using a pair of pliers then refitted the seal. Five years on and still no leaks!
Submitted: 2013-04-06 | ID: 10328
I love my 107, but in the 6.5 years I have owned it the radio/cd player had to be replaced in the first year, also last year the water pump went and the air bag light has flashed continually for the last two years! Now in the last two weeks the car is full of condensation and when icy the inside of the windscreen is frozen. Also I now have the problem of a soaking wet rear foot well! not bad for a car that is over 6 years old, but I have only done 12,000 miles in it! Think maybe after reading reviews on here I may well be selling it very soon!
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My car has the same problem the carpets in rear are dripping in water. The inside windows are frozen or wet downside depending how cold it is and the car is just 3 yrs old. I would stay away from these cars never to be recommended. It’s a little 107 verve loved it to begin with - Jo from England
Submitted: 2013-01-13 | ID: 10055
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Hello, Just letting you know that my wife has just found out that her clutch has gone. When I took it to my mechanic, he had a look at the car mileage to find that the car had only done less than 13K, he was stunned!!. And asked me why we bought a Peugeot??. Well it’s not really a Peugeot, as its built by Toyota, the company who pride themselves on being reliable. After researching the internet there seems to be an abundance of cases that show the clutch going between 10k-20k and Peugeot dealers charging on average £600-£950 to replace the clutch and oil. The quote I got from a non dealer is £120-£160 for the parts and £200 for the labour for 4-5 hours of work. = £360-£400. Not only is this a common problem for the Peugeot 107 but they seem to want an excessive amount to solve the problem that they know is down to the design of the car. The problem that will be recurring every 10-20k cycle. These cars are suppose to be urban friendly and save you money. But every 18-24months you will have to pay an extra £600-£950 to run? Not economical. If Peugeot want to maintain themselves as a value brand and survive an already negative brand association. These things need to be addressed. I will be taking the car to my local Peugeot dealer in Oldham (RRG) on Spencer Street Off Manchester Road. Let’s see what the evaluation and quote is, in the morning. Oh and by the way, I have reported this to watchdog. Anyone else who suffers this concurring problem, do something about it, get your voice heard.
Submitted: 2012-11-25 | ID: 9930
I just had to leave a comment after reading the review below. I bought my 107 in 2006 from new. I have just, today, had the clutch replaced for the first time, and with over 117k (yes, really!) miles on the clock. I love my little car, it’s really nippy both around town and on the motorway. Yes, I do find repairs and maintenance a little more expensive, but on the whole it’s a really inexpensive car to keep on the road.
Submitted: 2012-11-17 | ID: 9913
It worked fine for the first 3.5 years, then I found a clutch problem on my car (starting to slip) and went online to find this is a common fault, however, Peugeot deny any knowledge of this problem and charge £550 for it to be fixed. (16000 miles) The clutch has since been changed on 2009 and later models to a larger stronger one. I then got the MoT done and the next day the cam belt has broken costing £230 to fix. The exaust has also started to rattle. Not a very long lasting reliable car, cheaply made and I would not buy another.
Submitted: 2012-11-11 | ID: 9903
Had our 107, 2 Tronic new from 2008. It had a few minor problems with the electrics within the first couple of years, which were repaired under the warranty. We were lead to believe, when it was just out of warranty the same problems came back and was charged over £200 to correct the problem. The car is now just over 4 years old and still has just under 11000 miles on the clock. For some reason when you get in it smells very damp, yet I can’t find why? I have checked everywhere including the boot and everything is bone dry, any ideas anyone? I took the car out yesterday (it’s my wife’s car) and noted it seems to jump when it changes gear, a bit of a worry. Think these cars are ok for the first 3 years, but having driven it I don’t think they are built to last. Would I buy another one? No! I have a Kia and have always received first class service so I know where we are going today.
Submitted: 2012-09-22 | ID: 9759
I bought this car from new and within 18 months the exhaust needed replacing (practically fell in half). I took this back to Peugeot, only to be told it was ’wear and tear’, despite it being corroded with rust and they would not cover it under warranty. I complained to Peugeot and was given the run around. I went as high as I could get, to find a reply from a managing director being written by the customer services manager. Their customer service is absolutely appalling. The car is currently in a garage after doing 25k miles with clutch problems. Looking at other comments I may ask him to order seals in too for when it starts leaking!!!!! Never again will I buy a Peugeot or other French made cars as they are just a waste of money with terrible customer service.
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We had/have some issues with a 107 - brake discs corroding on the reverse, not in an area touched by the pad, at just under 20,000 and just less than 3 years and a gearbox oil seal failing and needing replacement and of course replacement of the oil soaked clutch - which cost us the thick end of £1000. Like you, we have found that Peugeot are not in the least interested and they deal with all letters (about a dozen in total) in the same way - they ignore the question asked or the point raised and give an answer to a question not asked; this technique is insulting but presumably works as loads of people will give up after a time; the amount of damage done by the badwill generated is obviously a good commercial trade off for them. We have not given up and hope that others keep going too - Terry from Staffordshire
Submitted: 2012-03-10 | ID: 9112
After buying my new Peugeot 107 from a dealer in 2010 (59 plate) I was delighted with my car. My car is now 2 years old and has done 10,000 miles, but my clutch has started to slip! I took it to my Peugeot dealer in Weston-S-Mare and they are going to check out the problem, as my clutch is now no longer under warranty (it was covered up to 6000 miles). If they can’t find a fault with the manufacturing they are going to try and charge me £500.00 to have it fixed! I asked how likely it was down to "wear and tear" they replied saying you’d be surprised, and I am now looking at all of these complaints! I was outranged! Since I noticed the problem I have taken the car to several thirrd party dealers who have given me written information on clutches life span, approx 80,000 if a good driver, and 40,000 if you ride the clutch. I was expecting Peugeot to come back to me and say it’s a manufacturing fault, but now reading about 100 separate complaints about the clutch alone I’m not so hopeful! Peugeot shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this! I will not go down without a fight! Fat chance I’ll pay £500.00 for a doggy clutch to be replaced. I will update this on Tuesday 28/2/12 with the resul. One things for sure, either way I’m selling this car as I’m not spending £500.00 every 2 years. I feel like my car is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode with loads more problems. Hope this helps.
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Same here mate, clutch drooped off after two years. Will think twice before getting another Peugeot - George Foster from England
We bought a second hand 107 for my wife to drive to work, it’s a 57 plate and it was just out of warranty. It`s now done 45,000 miles but I had it serviced by Peugeot 2 months ago and asked them about the clutch which had started slipping so - a new clutch £550, the rear right foot well fills with water in the rain - £130 for new seals, (it still leaks)/ We went to Kent from Dorset and back yesterday and now the top end of the engine is whining really loudly. I’m hoping it`s the water pump but I think its the camshaft bearing. God knows how much to fix that. No more Peugeots for us - Stephen Baker from England
After having my car checked out by the Peugeot dealer about the slipping clutch, I was fortunate enough to have a oil leak onto my clutch plate, this resulted is my clutch slipping and was covered under warranty. Thank god! I kept the car after long hard thoughts of selling it, I’ve had no problem since but the car is in for its 1st MOT and annual service today, I need 2 new tyres and Peugeot charge £60 for mid range, this is high, my parents both drive Audi A6 and get a mid range tyre for £100, after shopping around I’ve found a known garage who will supply and fit the same tyres for £30, that’s more like it - Imogen from Somerset
Hi, can you please describe the problem you are having with your car before you found out you need to change the clutch? I have Peugeot 206 and my car is refusing to go when I step on the accelerator, usually when the car has run for more than half a hour. I took it to mechanic, paid $650 and they changed the sensor and I am still having the same problem. Please respond back. Very much appreciated. Cheers - Anna Lee from Australia
Submitted: 2012-02-24 | ID: 9065
My wife got her 107 Urban new in Nov 2007. The car is now coming up to its second MoT and has covered 42,000mls. The 107 was not even serviced until it was at 30,000mls (the brake pads still had meat on them too!) and the car hasn’t even blown a bulb in that time. We have driven the car down to Cornwall twice and have no probs getting from Southend to Newquay non-stop on one tank of fuel whilst sitting at 80mph most of the way, PLUS I didn’t feel like I’d been punched in the back by Frank Bruno when I got down there! This little car has shocked me as I thought a car like a 107 would be useless for anything apart from going to the shops for milk. How wrong was I?!! I’ve had many cars over the last 20+ years and I’ve found the 107 a great little car and with the insurance being dirt cheap and tax at £20 it’s bargain motoring and we have already decided to run it into the ground. The clutch has now decided it has had enough but I’m not shocked really considering we use it every day in heavy traffic and these cars are noted for having problems in that department. A new one is £280 and if needing a new clutch every 4 years is the only problem we have then that’ll do us. so to sum up: Our 107 is abused, battered and has only ever been serviced once and it keeps on ticking!
Submitted: 2011-11-09 | ID: 8557
I loved this car when I bought it 3 years ago 15,000 miles on the clock and cheap to run. But in the last year I have had problems. I had to replace the water pump and the fan belt, and every trip I make, it makes this audible irritating beep like the sound, similar to the sound it makes when I have low fuel, but with a full tank this cannot be the problem. I have taken it to several garages, but as they have not heard it they keep telling me not to worry and that it will just be a technical fault, but nothing that will be a problem for the car. I no longer have enjoyable drives due to this problem as it feels as if I am being screamed at everytime.
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Does it happen after using the indicator... if so just touch the indicater and see if it stops... if so then you have a simple problem any garage can tell you - Jack Cooper from England
Does you car have a drivers seatbelt alarm? If you’re not wearing the seatbelt there is a annoying beeping, which after a minute or so gets louder. - Shaz Royal from England
Submitted: 2011-08-02 | ID: 8074
This car may be cheap to buy, cheap tax and insure, but it is the most expensive car to fix! Since buying new in Nov 2005, the clutch was replaced in Aug 2008 within warranty, but had to pay as it exceeded the 10,000 mileage that Peugeot would honour. Then it failed it’s first MOT due to the broken horn. Then I had the water pump replaced in 2009. Then I was put in a dangerous situation as both headlamps blew at the same time (told by garage it was unusual for both to blow), whilst driving late at night in Feb this year on the motorway. The latest, may be final nail in the coffin, is that the clutch as gone again and so has the gearbox! £1,500 to fix, so may have to cut my losses and say bye bye to ever owning a Peugeot again! Worst car ever, be warned especially after your 3 year warranty is up.
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I have had a number of problems with my new 107. First, a leak which left a sizeable puddle of water behind the driver’s seat after a heavy downpour. It took 7 trips to the garage and a letter from my lawyer before Peugeot actually got down to seriously tried to find the leak instead of simply replacing the rubber seal around the window. After the leak was located, the car came back with a rattling noise in the boot still to be located but it is probably the back door which was not correctly remounted after the car was stripped to locate the leak. There is also a problem with the starter. The automobile club suggests that it is something to do with the key and the digital chip. A local garage suggests that the starter is the problem. It is not the key which has been replaced but since there is also a problem with all the locks too, I have decided to get rid of the car asap. All in all, the aftersales service has been less than satisfactory - Laura Eissen from Luxembourg
Hi, I have exactly the same problem with my Peugeot 107. After a heavy down pour, the footwell behind the drivers seat area is saturated with water, a lake comes to mind and the carpet is soaking. Does anyone known where it the leak is so I can fix the problem. I don’t have a sunroof and the seals around the doors and windows seem fine - Tony Jones from Buckinghamshire
Try squeezing the rubber seals on tighter all the way round with a set of pliers. I read this and now the person has not had leak for 2 years since doing it. - Jeff Naz from Berkshire
Submitted: 2011-05-13 | ID: 7715
My daughter bought this car a few months ago with the remainder of warranty. As per the warranty conditions we used a VAT registered garage for servicing the car (a more expensive garage than we normally use), a problem with a wheel bearing was found. On taking the car to the dealer, (after taking time off work and a round trip of 50 miles) we were told that Peugeot would not approve the repair under warranty as it was due to wear and tear... at 23000 miles?? Both our regular mechanic and the one we used for servicing thought this was ridiculous, particularly as it is not a straightforward replacement. This is the first car that we have bought with any sort of warranty and it makes us wonder if they have any value.
Submitted: 2011-03-13 | ID: 7365
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My daughter bought a ’56 plate 5 door 107 on my recommendation as it was a good price, low tax etc. It has done 28,000 miles but leaks like a colander, in the front and rear passenger footwells and boot. Peugeot claimed to have no knowledge of such a defect but strangely produce a remedial repair kit! It baulked in attempting to engage firstly reverse then all gears culminating in new clutch, machined flywheel to accomodate revised clutch plate (Peugeot have no knowledge of problem history naturally) and new gear change mechanism. The cat is on way out, compromising emissions and hence MOT. Replacement of failed indicator stalk (although to be fair that was probably down to corrosion of contacts due to high internal humidity levels! But tax is only £20. Cars can have defects of course but it is how manufacturers deal with it dictates your future brand loyalty. I will now direct my daugther to a less morally corrupt and more reliable manufacturer such as a circa 1980s Lancia - Paul Merriman from Sussex
Submitted: 2011-02-27 | ID: 7215
This car is super cheap to run with the tax now only £20 a year and averaging around 61 mpg what more can you want. the inside with the back seats in the down position its like a mini "TARDIS". The tone from the exhaust is like the boxter engine in a Porsche, so the young ones express with delight. Motorway driving is a bit of a stretch above 70 mph but then again who needs to go over that? Many have commented about how it "feels like I’m in a bigger car" looking at the dashboard. Thanks to Peugeot build quality its a rugged little car. Most parts are a bit pricey because it’s such a new model. Only niggle I have is the achilles heel of the car "the clutch", the travel of the peddle is rather high and they don’t last very long if you live in a hilly area. It seems to me if they put a bigger clutch this might cure the problem.
Submitted: 2011-02-12 | ID: 7071
Car is a nice little drive but oh the terror of rain, as this little car fills with water on the drivers side what oh what can I do? Tried all I can to sort it out but to no avail. Just made a call to head office, hope they will be of some help, I don’t mind paying for the repair but I will not pay for them to spray it with water for £100 and then extra for the repair plus vat. Just fed up to the back teeth with it all, they know they have a problem with water invasion on this model.
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Hi Ann, I am glad I found your review because I have had just the same problem with the rain. I have a wet boot and a puddle in my rear footwell. The water has spread and the whole of my back seat is now soaking! What a nightmare! She has been a fantastic little car up till now but I can’t put up with this, which is, as you say, obviously a design fault - Jackie Skilton from Hampshire
The water comes in through the vents behind the rear bumper usually, generally the seal has split - Rob Rob from England
Try vasaline around all the rubber seals on the car - Andy Griff from England
My local Peugeot dealer says that the water comes in through the light fittings at the back - he didn’t sound overly confident about fixing it. I have the same issue with the indicators not working - just been quoted £200-00 for the part (ex labour) and the car is 3 months out of warranty - nice. Will be selling asap - Charlie from England
Submitted: 2011-01-07 | ID: 6803
I bought my 107 new at the end of December 2007 although it was pre-reg to the dealership at end September 2007. I bought because I thought it cute and economical, but now there are problems with starting. It takes 3 - 4 turns of the key to start. It is going into the garage next week to have the starter motor investigated, but they are saying it is out of warranty. I don’t think this is fair, as it had not been driven until I bought it, and has only done 14,000 miles now. On perusing the internet, it seems quite a few other people have had this problem, along with other things, so I am definitely regretting exchanging my reliable Ford for this Peugeot. I would have expected several years of trouble free motoring with a brand new car.
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Hi, Just to let you know I had this problem with a Citroen C1 purchased new in December 2007. Started to have intermittent problems at 7000 miles after 7 months and like you it got worse so I had to turn over 2-3 times to get started. Just very bad noise and not even trying to turn over. It was replaced free of charge in October 2008 under the warranty as a faulty part. Looks as though some manufacturing problem around these models. I have had no trouble since so you need to discuss this with your garage and the warranty department direct. They are all the same cars and all manufactured in the same place so they should replace. Hope this helps - Jacqui Kearns from England
Submitted: 2010-12-13 | ID: 6645
Had a few problems but think car is great. It has just cost me £20.00 to tax it for the year, wow fab, do wish I had a five door though, maybe next time.
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Same as everyone, I think, when we bought the cute 107, we all thought it was going to save us fortune on the tax, petrol, probably service fees, etc. I bought 107 seven months ago and now it is just about 29,000 miles. It is really fun to drive and I do love the car. However, recently I noticed everytime when I pressed the clutch, it made some kind of weird noise. One evening on my way home, I could not change the gear from 1st to 2nd. I had to really drag the gear very hard down to 2nd. This slowed down the traffic behind (during rush hour!), I was so panic! So I sent it to the garage straightway, they thought probably it was a minor problem about the clutch and the mechanics did mention it might be a kind of manufacturing fault. When they sent the clutch to the peugout dealer, the dealer said the clutch was gone now. The end of the story is that I have to pay about £350 to get it replaced. Still I have not got my car back yet and hopefully the problem will be sorted out soon! So it does not really save money and does not ease my nerves at all! - Lois Lee from County Antrim
I’m on my 3rd 107. Other than the adjuster packing up on the drivers mirror of #2 (replaced in minutes under warranty) they’re all been utterly faultless, and munch up the miles for pennies. The engine is lacking in low-rev torque, and in order to pull away swiftly, say for a gap in the traffic, most drivers rev them too much and slip in far too much clutch. Most failures are down to premature WEAR (although a few early ones also had faulty release bearings) and wear is down to the driver. With thought and practice it is possible to find a balancing point between low revs and minimal clutch input, which greatly extends the life of the clutch. 70+ k miles is more the norm for a skilled or sympathetic driver, which ain’t bad for a city car. Good luck! - Ricardos De Machado from England
Submitted: 2010-07-15 | ID: 5669
I did have nothing but praise for this car since I bought it with 16 miles on the clock in early 2006. Excellent to drive, cheap to run, nippy as anything with enough power for my needs. However, I recently developed a slipping clutch with 50,000 miles on the clock. My mechanic said I was unlucky for a clutch to have ’gone’ so early but, reading some of these forums, it seems I’m actually one of the lucky ones! The garage I took it to replaced the clutch with a like for like but I had major problems with poor engagement and stalling, I just couldn’t drive it as it was. Further investigation by the owner of the garage found out about a technical bulletin, issued 23/04/09, by Peugeot, regarding premature clutch wear on pre-October 2008 107 models. In it they’ve recommended that the original 180mm clutch be replaced by a 190mm clutch to rectify premature wear, noise. and smell. They also recommend that the flywheel is checked due to fitting of a larger diameter clutch, and if required this also needs to be replaced. This was found on blueprint-adl.com and it seems you need to register to get these bulletins, but why hasn’t Peugeot informed the owners? In addition to this it seems I also have the leaking seals problem. Thought I’d found a gem but I haven’t. I live and learn. Will try a Ford or a Vauxhall next time but will check these forums first.
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My daughter’s 107 (26K miles) also has a clutch / gear engagement problem and we have taken it two Peugeot garages who all deny that it is a manufacturers fault and hence won’t pay for the replacement. Did you ever get a copy of this Technical Bulletin that we can wave in front of the mechanics eyes to justify our claim for replacement? Martyn Rich from Warwickshire
I also had a problem with my cars clutch. Got my driver licence in 1985 and never had so many problems with one little car. The clutch had to be replaced and now the waterpump and fanbelt... The parts are very expensive - Jannelie Jordaan from South Africa
I have a 107, registered in October 2008. It leaks water through the front door seals, these are being replaced under warranty next month. At the 30,000 mile service last week, I was told the clutch was "heavy". It felt like it always had done to me. Yesterday, the clutch went and I was stranded in the snow for 5 hours waiting to be rescued. Today, I have been told the gear box has corrosion on the inside. This means water has got into it. Peugeot warranty has rejected my claim as it only covers a clutch for 6,000 miles and they say this is not a manufacturing fault. The garage has confirmed that there is no sign of any flood or water damage to the car; in otherwords, I have not driven it through a river and got the water in the gear box myself! I am waiting to see what customer care has got to say as I don’t think I should be paying the £450 to replace the clutch - Sylvia Imray from England
Submitted: 2010-05-13 | ID: 5205
Everyone raves about the 107, I did until last year, it was reliable and such a nice car to drive, unfortunately I had a problem with the door seals and after a year my car was leaking and when it rained; I would have up to 3 inches of water where the spare wheel goes in the back! Also had the problem with the clutch clicking when changing gear. My latest problems are the break lights and accelerator pedal, the fuses are blowing continuously for no reason for the breaks; the bulbs have been changed and the sockets there is no electrical fault with the car, it’s driving me up the wall. The garage had it in for a week last year and almost the same this time ’round, it’s a nightmare! I also have a continious clicking sound when accelerating so if amybody has any ideas would be much appricated. Apart from that no problems at all!
Submitted: 2010-04-28 | ID: 5119
This car leaks like a sieve. It was steamed up for most of the winter and now the rainy season is here I have a pond in the rear passenger footwell and the boot. The car is only a couple of weeks out of warranty but the Peugeot dealer I bought the car from is refusing to fix this problem (without an extortionate fee). Cars this new should not leak. My last car (Vauxhall) was 16 years old and I never had problems with it leaking. The dealers say it is down to "wear and tear". But my car doesn’t get much "wear and tear". I’ve been searching the internet about this problem and it is a common problem with these cars. Unfortunately, whilst doing my research I found a whole other bunch of problems endemic with these cars. I won’t be buying another one of these and wish I’d kept my old reliable Corsa. Can’t wait to get shut of it as I think these cars are very poor value for money.
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I bought a Peugeot 107 Urban 5dr in Nov 2007. Within 1 year I had to take it back under warranty for a wheel bearing and reported that the exhaust was blowing. I had been advised by the guys in my work (I work in a garage!!). The car came back with the wheel bearing and a report that there wasn’t anything wrong with the exhaust? I now find myself 3 months out of warranty and the exhaust has fallen off!!?? I’m 55 years old and been driving since I was 19 and never had an exhaust fall off and some of my cars have been ancient!! I went back to Arnold Clark and they advised me to call Peugeot customer services. The chap was very nice and he agreed that an exhaust shouldnt fall off after 2 years 3 months. HE was very surprised that Arnold Clark wouldnt fix it??? He said someone would call and speak to Arnold Clark, Seafield Road in Edinburgh’s Service dept and try and get them to agree to the repair?? He said not to worry they would sort something out?? I called into Arnold Clark and spoke again personally to the Service Manager, he said it was out of their hands and completely Peugeots decision?? This is not true, Peugeot liason with the Dealership for a compromise they supply the part if the Dealership supply the labour, ARNOLD CLARK obviously refused!!?? The first thing the Service Manager said to me was "You don’t come here for your services??" I said "No because I work in a garage, it’s the only perk I get!!" I think this may have influenced their decision because 4 days later I had a call from Peugeot Customer Services to say they had spoken to the Service Manager at Arnold Clark and "THEY" had come to the decision in this case that they couldnt help as I was out of warranty. WHY didn’t they say that in the 1st place instead of giving a bit hope and a complete runabout??? My work has ordered the part which is £30 trade price (they reckon it would be around £15 max for a Peugeot Dealership.) In true terms of costs the total job would have cost Arnold Clark £30 - £35 part and labour!! I was in the process of looking for another car and had intended, as I always do, to buy my new car from Arnold Clark but they obviously don’t need my custom; they’ve put such a small price on it??? I will take my custom elsewhere.My next car definitely wont be a PEUGEOT!! - Joanna Beattie from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
I have 107, 2007 and last February found a deep puddle of water in the boot. When I took it to local dealer he knew what the problem was without looking, saying it was running down inside rear bumper. Took car and fixed under warranty. Last week had another leak in boot. It was hatch door seal which had perished!!?? and I had to pay £82 to replace. I wish I had kept my 206, which was much more reliable and did not leak at all - Dee Kavanagh from Kent
Submitted: 2010-04-10 | ID: 4955
I only purchased the 107 Urban 2007 on Friday, took it a test drive drive and found it very comfy and nippy. There is 16,000 miles on it, I have a years warranty on it and reading all of the reviews I have come to think I may need to use the warranty very soon. Could there be someone out there who can give me a good 5 star rating about the 107????
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All I can say is I have clocked 75,500 in 3 years and now for the first time have an issue with the clutch. It became harder to change gear today so I checked the oil and found it to be very low, so I have now topped it up and this seems to have ease the problem but now I have a knocking sound when the clutch is pushed to the floor. This may have been there for a while but I have now become a little paranoid with it. Its booked in to be sorted out for Monday - Kevin from Surrey
Submitted: 2010-04-04 | ID: 4935
With economy conscious motoring there are two ways to go: the convoluted and the commonsense. With all the pugnacity of Gallic savoir-faire, this appealing little Peugeot eschews the fancy, keeps it simple and delivers the goods with a dash of flair and a touch of cheeky verve. You don’t need to be a Count of Monte Cristo behind the wheel to realise that this little machine is a treasure. Let’s chart out some of the goodies. As a recent Prime Minister once said, the triple ’E’ factor is all-important. He meant education, education and education. We mean economy, economy and economy. And talking of triples, even the 68bhp 998cc engine has three cylinders. You might break the bank buying this top of the range five door model tested here at £9,895 (Prices start at £8,495 for the more basic Urban Life 3 Door) but once you’ve got it, it’s an amazingly frugal machine that will make you break into a grin when you realise just how astonishingly good those fuel consumption figures can be. I got nearly 70 mpg on my trip from Wolverhampton to the other side of Cheddar. Aha! ’But it must have taken you all day’ I hear you say. Well, I can tell you that it took two hours and twenty minutes - the same as in the Maserati GTS at16mpg and the John Cooper Works Mini and the 5 Series BMW and the Focus ST.......and the...etc. etc. This, of course, raises an interesting question on the need to spend fortunes on your motoring. All this is achieved without any ’Jekyll and Hyde’ hybrid nonsense. It’s a sensible, comfy car from the tip of its filtered exhaust to the well-tailored interior - sufficient for all your needs, not at all austere and adequate for anyone with, perhaps, the exception of Madame Fifi from Chateau Grosse who will insist on twenty poodle parlours in the glove compartment. But thankfully, she doesn’t live in Telford. This Peugeot has appeal with a capital A. As fresh in conception as a breakfast baguette, it’s instantaneously rewarding to the driver and pleasing to the eye of the idle passer-by. There’s liveliness and vivacity - if not in bucket fulls - but in quantities of thousands of thimbles. In no time I was overtaking two cyclists: leaving them behind in a blur of lycra. My next target was the next best thing to a Lamborghini as a rival - a white van on local deliveries. However, rather than indulge in inappropriate ’boy racer’ activities, I settled back in the comfortable and well upholstered driving seat and reflected on the cleverly designed interior which maximises on space without compromising the cars interior dimensions. It’s a proper five door, four-seater but there’s minimal boot space: just enough room for some ’squashy’ bags. There is a three-door version, but access to the rear seats is pretty restricted in one of those. I have to say that I’ve been in cars much larger than this with footprints that make parking less than a doddle offering accommodation, which, by comparison with this Peugeot, is very pinched. The tallest driver will feel at home and the shortest will feel enthroned like a king or queen. A bishop might struggle to fit in wearing his mitre, but will reflect that any pilgrimage is worth doing in a wonderful little car such as this. Chaucer himself would have admired its saucy brio and dashed off a few poetic lines in praise of French flair. The beauty of a modern little runabout such as this is that it’s a ’get up and go anywhere’ paragon of versatility. At home equally in the supermarket car park and on the motorway where it cruises smoothly and quietly at the legal limit - or should you be so bold, it will touch 100mph. The driver will be forgiven for thinking he was in charge of a great deal more horsepower in a more grandly sized saloon. All this, and saving the planet too. If it comes to an argument between modish minimalism that does not sacrifice much at all in the way of refinement and hybrid complexity - for my money, minimalism wins hands down. Frankly this is a car that no one would object to owning and, of which, many would feel justly proud - if not, indeed, complacent. For they could argue ’If you don’t own one of these you’re a bit of a mug’. On twisty roads there’s as much grip and dexterity as one wants and I never cease to marvel at the way manufacturers today get it so right. The pure luxury of air conditioning in a little package such as this should not be understated. Forget the nay sayers who seem to want to remind one perpetually that air conditioning is not necessarily a good idea with such a tiny engine - providing whole libraries of reassurance on the matter. Believe me when I say that such Cassandras ’know-a-nothing’ as Manuel might say. There might be a flea’s whisker in the argument that air con. means higher fuel consumption and increased maintenance - but as you will realise, the whisker of a flea - which, inadvertently was a carefully chosen comparison - is a very inconsiderable dimension: therefore the conclusion is inescapable. Avoiding air con. is the action characteristic of the ’singlet’ brain: one change of clothes, one idea, little sense and much malodour. With all the vigour, spirit and style one needs these days, this really cheerful, cheeky, practical and rewarding little car made a refreshing change from the usual oversized, ostentatious hippopotamuses that come my way for testing.
Submitted: 2010-04-03 | ID: 4929
In the last 6 months my car has needed new brake discs and brake pads, a new clutch and last night my windscreen wiper stopped working. That was after less than 25,000miles. My mechanic couldn’t believe it, he services taxis that have done 100,000 and never needed a new clutch. I bought because it is a Toyota but cheaper than the Aygo. You get what you pay for.
Submitted: 2010-03-26 | ID: 4894
Just put my 107 in for its yearly sevice to be told the clutch housing has gone at 23,000 miles. Apparently a common problem and one customer services write off to ’driver error’. I have been driving for 25 years and never had a problem with a clutch before. HAve now been without my car since lasy Tuesday and custoner services think that its fine to say ’we will get back to you by 5pm Wednesday.
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Hey Karen, I also have a problem with my Peugeot. I purchased my car in March 2011. When I purchased it, it had 21,000+ on the clock. It now has 28,000+ on the clock as you can see I haven’t been anywhere in the car. I heard a warning sound that was not in the manual so took it to a Peugeot specialist and they found that the clutch had gone. They straight away advised that this should happen as my car is a semi auto. I have spoken to peaugeot relations and they just don’t want to know. They basically advided that I have to pay for investigation in order to see if it is a manufacture fault. The cost of the investigation is £800+ and that’s not to fix it. I don’t actually know what to do - Wendy from England
Submitted: 2010-03-20 | ID: 4854
I owned a Ford Scorpio before I owned a 107, as I had to pack up work through an accident. I purchased 107 because of low running costs, the car is perfect for short or long journeys, I am 6" 2 tall. And the service I get from Becks in Eastbourne is 1st class. I have just purchased a 2008 Peugeot 207 1.6 hdi se premium and if that is as good as the 107 I shall be very pleased. By the way, I have given 107 to wife, she loves it too.
Submitted: 2010-03-12 | ID: 4813
It’s a great little car and does what it’s supposed to do and even a little more if you ask it nicely. Brilliant urban runabout and not out of place on the motorway although it can be tiring on a long journey. The only thorn in the side is Peugeot, their customer service is dreadful. Last week I spent four hours in the middle of the coldest wettest winter nights trying to remove a rusted on wheel (flat tyre). According to Peugeot this is a "self inflicted fault" and not covered by their breakdown service. Buy the Toyota Aygo, same brilliant little car, better customer service.
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I purchased a Peugeot 107 Verve last Feb 09, I have just noticed within the last few weeks that the alloy wheel nuts have started to turn rusty!! My car is only just over a year old and don’t think this should happen, it spoils the look of the car!! Give it a few more months and I am sure it will look even worse!! I will get in contact with the dealership but I know of someone else who had the same problem and they had a real fight on their hands for Peugeot to do anything about it!! They made them pay in the end the first ŇĀ50 towards the cost of replacing them. Surely a car of this age, this should not happen! If anyone else has heard or had this problem, please let me know so I can build a case to go back to them with - Emma Hosking from Kent
Submitted: 2010-03-02 | ID: 4754
I loved this car, it’s cheap to run smart and nippy and has ample space for luggage. The only problem is the clutch!!! It’s an 06 and done 33k miles and I can hear a knocking sound when the clutch peddle is down. I am told the clutch is on its way out and got the speech about driver error/riding clutch/resting foot on peddle causes wear etc. I know its not driver error, I drive it like ’Miss Daisy’. It appears this is a common problem with the 107, C1 and Aygo. Not great value for around £8k.
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Same here, bought the 107 in October, it’s had 2 new clutches due to pressure plate and pressure bearings. within 5,000 miles (the car’s only done 65,000 mile and is 06 plate) I’m getting the bad knocking sounds again. Took it back to the dealers and they’re saying it’s wear and tear etc., "...and we do have to question the driving style as it has had two brand new clutches", felt like ripping his head off! Spoke to Peugeot but they didn’t want to know. It’s all about the money now. No one cares for the customer and there’s no more loyalty these days - Matt from England
Submitted: 2010-02-03 | ID: 4533
I would have given this car a five star rating But having spoken to Peugeot’s so called customer care, about a premature failed clutch at only 23,000 mls on a less than 3 year old car still under warranty; their attitude was negative to say the least. The dealer that I purchased the car from wanted to charge me £400 for a diagnostic check to see if it was fair wear and tear, WHAT at 23,000 they must be having a laugh! So if buying from new make sure you haggle for a second & even third clutch to be fitted when required.
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I agree, but what would you say to having a clutch problem without having a clutch? Well, I drive a semi-automatic 107 and the transmission clutch plate has worn out. The Peugeot dealer said that it’s a small car with only 1000cc and that could happen. Surely not with 28.000 km? To renew the old part will cost €66 only on spare parts and I’m not sure how long it would last. What would you do if confronted with such a problem? The funny thing is, that it started whistling some weeks ago and nobody could tell me what it means. The same sound it does when the petrol is low, but a little bit longer. Kind regards - Maria Vosniadis from Greece
Submitted: 2010-01-26 | ID: 4449
It leaks - door seals. Leave it out in the rain and the rear footwells fill with water. Twice been repaired by dealer, but still leaking. The same problem as with it’s twin, the Toyota Aygo, and now apparently a well recognised but unpublicised problem.
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I am having the same problem, bought it end of November and it’s been back three times. I am waiting for a part to cure it although I’m not quite sure what it is, the after sales is rubbish and I bought from main dealer - Maxine from Lancashire
Car leaks like anything! Mine is less than a year old and have noticed that when it rains water seems to seep through the vent in the boot where the lock mechanism is. Have had the button replaced but still no joy, going in again shortly. Personally I think it is ridiculous. I’m seriously considering appealling to get another car if it is not sorted. One other thing the amount of rust forming on the underside of the car is crazy; exhaust is nearly completely caked in it! I think it isn’t worth the money. Quality of materials is very cheap, I noticed Aygo has same rust issues! Check out the cheap bit of electrical tape wrapped around the drivers seat belt socket - poor poor poor! Two positives - Great handling in snow, cheap as chips to run! - A Smith from England
I have owned my 07 plate 107 from new, it began leaking in October last year (5 months before warranty ended), both seals on the front doors & now the boot too. At one point, there was about 3 pints of water sloshing around in the footwell after being outside overnight during a heavy rain shower. The Peugeot dealership agreed it was a warranty issue & agreed to fix it, but told me they weren’t aware of any issues with leaking. It then took them 4.5 months to get the ’modified’ seals to prevent the leaking & it was fixed about 6 weeks ago, after they finally admitted there was a problem with the seals (they denied this at first, despite me telling them I’d googled the problem & it was common!) & they also had to replace the carpet as it was completely ruined. Now the new, modified seals are peeling away from the car & water is starting to leak through again, so it goes back in again on Thursday. Plus, it had it’s first MOT 2 weeks ago & I was informed that the brakes are on the way out...after 10,000 miles & being driven daily, the discs are pitted & scored apparently - Vicky Robinson from England
Hi, I purchased a 56 plate 107 in August 2008 with 22,00 miles on the clock. The clutch went at 23,000 miles (which Peugeot refused to fix under warranty but said would void my warranty if replaced outside of the Peugeot dealership!) and it leaked every month! Whilst under warranty Peugeot gladly replaced both door seals twice, both door membranes twice due to dinner plate sized puddles in both front foot wells, the passenger rear window due to leaking water into the rear foot well and the rear light due to water in the boot. 3 months after the warranty expired the boot filled with water again! Peugeot wanted nothing to do with it. I had recorded every leak, date, mileage and took it to the general manager. He agreed to replace my vehicle with a 07 plate vehicle and give me a 1 year warranty. After less than 3 weeks of owning this replacement vehicle, I have found over 1cm of water in the boot and rear drivers foot well! It is a great car but there are too many manufacturing faults that Peugeot just won’t admit to! - Laura Jones from Yorkshire
Maxine, did you have condensation on the windows? Thanks - Kenny Beech from England
Submitted: 2010-01-21 | ID: 4377
This car was bought new has 5.5k miles on the clock. It is driven by my elderly father. I had cause to move the car on wednesday 13th. Jan and noticed that the clutch pedal was coming up from the floorboard a long way before engaging; indicating wear. The clutch was not, however, slipping when driving. later that evening the clutch assembly disintegrated without warning, taking out the gear box casing and causing damage estimated at £4000.00! I am currently in discussion with Peugeot who, initially, tried to blame the failure on wear and tear. I have personally fitted many clutches and usually the symptom of clutch wear is a slipping clutch. Has any body heard of any other problems with this model? Thanks.
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I bought my car, a second hand 107. On test driving it I noticed the clutch was very high before engaging, the dealer firstly point blank would not replace it so I said i wouldn’t buy it. He then put it into Peugeot who said the clutch needed replacing at 6000 miles on the clock, terrible! Anyway, this was done, at 23000 miles the clutch is back at the top, suppose it wont be long before it needs replacing. Also I hope no one has a headlight go on the side of the road as the bumper needs to be removed to replace the bulb, crazy stupid design, so if you get stopped by the police for no headlamp you will not be able to change it at the side of the road. Love the car but it has a few technical issues - Steve from Norfolk
I am currently in the process of replacing my clutch on my 107, it’s an 08 plate with 18,000 on the clock i cant believe it :( - Paul from Essex
Bought a 09 reg 107 Verve from Robins and Day. The car was delivered to my house. Upon driving the car I find the clutch has a very high batting point meaning the clutch I’ve very worn. Took the car to Mr Clutch though said the clutch has 3000 miles left in it approx. In the process of fighting Robins and Day for a new clutch or full refund. The car has only done 2900. Mark Pearce from England.
Submitted: 2010-01-20 | ID: 4363
I purchased my 107 in june last year and have had no trouble, there is only one thing that isn’t great; when you open the boot everything on the roof or window falls in. Apart from that the car is nippy, good on petrol and reliable.
Submitted: 2010-01-12 | ID: 4257
The one problem I have is when it is or has been raining and you open the rear hatch window, the rainwater pours straight into the boot. I don’t know what the solution is except wipe all the water off before opening. Tedious!
Submitted: 2009-12-23 | ID: 4118
I am puzzled, why does the interior light only come on when the driver’s door is opened? Surely, it should come on when the passenger door, or one of the back doors, is opened?
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You are absolutely right. There are a few things, which shows an unbelieveble stingyness, as for an example the right window, which can’t be moved from the drivers side. Was it a problem to put a second switch somewhere in reach point of the driver? But there is a more serious problem I have encountered now. My semi-automatic transmission clutch plate (wow!!!) has a very serious defect and has to be changed at only 27.000km. How come ? The material used is not strong enough and it will be worn out very soon again! So my mechanic advised me to buy a spare part from another firm, not from Peugeot. How could such a thing happen? Kind regards - Maria Vosniadis from Greece
Submitted: 2009-08-24 | ID: 3472
As your reports! A smart nicely finished car all round. Just two small quibbles. The petrol gauge and gear selection position is in my opinion on the wrong side of the speedometer as the gear selected is in a shade and hard to see when in manual mode. The second quibble is that to change gear manually in the 107 is opposite to other cars with this type of gear box, ie, to change up to a higher gear you push the gear lever away from you and to change down to a lower gear you pull the gear lever towards you, not as in the 107. As I have only had the 107 for two weeks I still get things wrong. Can you tell me why the change, as things are quite normal in the 307, my previous car?
Submitted: 2009-08-14 | ID: 3427
Dear Neil (Neil Piper, Essex). Here you are hope you can use it :-) http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/ddb/code/index_en_us.htm. Just paste the address into your browser and you’ll see! Best wishes from Denmark.
Submitted: 2009-07-16 | ID: 3247
Nicely priced small car which I bought second hand from a dealer near to me. But!! It had no manual with it (suppose it was lost by previous owner) so when I had a fuse gone regarding the side light/tail lights/number plate/dash lights; I thought I would change the fuse. Where the hell are they? It’s not the ones under the bonnet so where the hell are they? Can anyone please tell me as I have a long journey to go on and if it gets dark (as it will) I have no idea where to look for them. Can anyone advise me PLEASE!!!
Submitted: 2009-06-26 | ID: 3145
This is a truly brilliant car! It’s an honest little workhorse that is fun to drive and very very economical. The semi-automatic is a breeze to use and makes the car so easy to drive. The ’kickdown’ is excellent fun for a 1.0ltr engine, but it has 69bhp and next to no weight. It’s big enough inside for 4 adults and the boot is fine for the weekly shop. Handles really well on its skinny tyres and is happy on the motorway. And the icing on the cake is the £35 road tax and group 1 insurance. No wonder I have seen so many of these (and the C1 and Aygo) little cars on the road. Buy one!!!
Submitted: 2009-05-06 | ID: 2904
This car is fab... I've done 42,000 miles so far & had no problems whatsoever. I just love it! Perfect for me to whizz up from Brighton & through London for work but also just big enough for my family (3 of us). Despite having a small boot, we can fit our weekly shopping in it; we’ve also got enough room to go away for the week. The back seats do fold down in two sections & we’ve (me & boy) even been able to get 2 large wardrobe flat packs in there (safely). It’s unlikely you’ll be able to speed uphill on the m25, especially the more of you get in there - but given the running costs and fun this little is, I'd definitely recommend it 100%.
Submitted: 2009-02-04 | ID: 2471
One problem I’ve encountered, trying to change a headlight bulb - it seems like a workshop job - you need to remove front valance to gain access. Apart from that I have been pleased with the car. John.
Submitted: 2009-02-03 | ID: 2463
I’ve done 42,000 miles in my little 107 in 3 years and I have to say that in spite of my dislike for it’s smiley face when I first bought it, I cannot praise this car enough. It has never caused me any trouble, it is fast, cheap and very comfortable. To the point that on Monday, when my 3 year finance plan expires, I am getting a new one!
Submitted: 2008-12-15 | ID: 2259
Do not buy this for your children!!! The 107 is economical and covered by a three year warranty which is great but at the end of the day its an elderly ladies car. Other than its lack of style the 107 is ridiculously light and when there is a slight gale blowing you best stay in the slow lane of the motorway or have cat like reactions because you could be headed for calamity. When it comes to storage space the boot is non existent so its no good for shopping or carrying anything more than a carrier bag. All in all the 107 along with its siblings the C2 and Aygo are not for anyone below the age of 50, sorry but its not practical, its not functional and its certainly not cool.
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one word for you RUBBISH. I have had many cars and my Peugeot 107 is one of the best i’ve had. The one and only gripe is when it is or has been raining and you open the boot lid the boot fills with water - George from England
Submitted: 2008-05-27 | ID: 1496
I have had 4,000 trouble-free miles in my 107. It gives such ease of mind knowing that every time I set foot within the car I am almost guaranteed a jouney with no difficulties. The 107 does about 50 miles to the gallon and insurance is also cheap. If you are looking for a runaround, maybe for your wife, son or daughter then this is perfect.
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I wonder if this 107 owner has since had clutch/gear box problems. We felt the same about ours when we bought it, now at just under 25,000 miles we have encountered what I discover to be the most complained about problem. My local Peugeot garage claimed to have no knowledge of such a complaint being previously submitted. After two hours of investigation, they still couldn’t find the problem and have asked for another hour, at £90 per hour, to find the problem. The time has come to blow the whistle about this car before any more innocent buyers suffer - Nicholas Dimbleby from Devon
Submitted: 2007-10-31 | ID: 454
1.0 Verve - Funky design and frugal use of fuel make the 107 the ideal car for the young, newly qualified driver. Budget should not prove a problem with a starting £7,795, the 107 also offers low insurance grouping of 1E, ideal for those yet to gain their first yearís no-claims bonus. Definitely a budget city c [...]
Urban 5dr 1.0-litre petrol - The Peugeot 107 is the second smallest car in its line-up and it shares its platform with the Citroen C1 and the Toyota Aygo. Since coming out the 107 in Urban trim level has been a runaway success so we put the car to the test to see how the good the city car was. [...]
1.0 Urban - The Peugeot 107 is the sister model to the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1. The 107 provides budget motoring in an agile, responsive and reliable car. The 107 offers low running costs, a great engine and a solid quality. [...]
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