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Peugeot Boxer consumer car reviews

Les Bell, Cumbria

Peugeot Boxer 2006 - 2014

1 star review

It will be the first and last Peugeot I will buy!

Submitted: 2014-07-01 | ID: 98815

Les Bell, Cumbria

Peugeot Boxer 2006 - 2014

2 star review

I bought a 2007 Boxer to convert to a camper van, the quality of the engine and bodywork appears fine. It has a problem, after a run it immobilises. Give it several hours and it will then start and run perfectly for as long as you want. 5 mins after stopping the engine the immobiliser kicks in and that is it for a few hours. It has been taken to the garage and the diagnostic says there are no fault codes. Would be a good van if it had good electrics!

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Me back again, The van has been in the Peugeot garage and a new inertia switch fitted. I was driven home and then immobilised again. I investigated myself to see what the fault could be. I decided on buying a new BSI unit. After fitting this it will not go at all as it needs coding. So it was towed into the Peugeot dealers along with the keycode card on Saturday. As yet they have not got it going. - Les Bell from Cumbria

Me again, the van was towed back out of the Peugeot garage as they could not fix it. The BSI, ECU and keys had to be sent to an ECU Decode firm. They made all three speak to each other and after refitting the van is now running. As yet it has not been on a long journey to see if it still immobilises, I live in hope. - Les Bell from Cumbria

Submitted: 2014-06-09 | ID: 97296

Steve Jones, Wales

Peugeot Boxer 1998

5 star review

I bought my Boxer 1.9 diesel off my brother for £300. I’ve had it for five years. When I bought it, it had 180K on the clock. I changed the gear box and put a new clutch in and the only trouble I have had in them 5 years was clutch pedal breaking, not because of the pressure plate, but extreme cold weather. Also I went through 5 clutch cables until I finally bought an original Peugeot one and that was fine. It failed its MoT on the body work yesterday, but overall a real good reliable van that got my business off the ground. I’ve just bought a long wheelbase 2.8 tdi 2001. Let’s hope this is as good.

Submitted: 2013-03-24 | ID: 45500

Bindun, England

Peugeot Boxer 2001

5 star review

I’ve had my non turbo 2001 Boxer for 3 yrs with no issues whatsoever. Except for, yes the fuel gauge which misbehaved for a short while and sometimes the driving lights, horn or blower don’t function. Re-starting the vehicle usually cures this though.

Submitted: 2012-12-26 | ID: 45495

Stan Wilson, Scotland

Peugeot Boxer eldiss motorhome 2011

4 star review

Aside from my Peugeot based motorhome, which I’m delighted with I also have a small boat with a diesel engine. It seems to be generally accepted advice not to run the engine unless it’s under load, as this causes damage to the valves and cylinders, so if you are going to run it take it out for a run to ensure it’s warmed up properly.

Responses to this review

Hi Stan. We have an Elldis Sunseeker 09 which won`t start. The garage are saying we have to replace the ECU but the vehicle has only done 2,800 miles from new. Very disappointed - Susan Dingle from Devon

Hi Stan, I would not always take on board what you are told, as a very time served engine technician I can assure you that a diesel engine at tick over if designed and assembled correctly will come to no harm. I used to work on heavy quarry and plant equipment that might be off throttle and load, but running for days and weeks on end and these motors never suffered any problems from being used in such a fashion. Some had never been overhauled in twenty years! - Gordon Roberts from Inverness-shire

Hi Stan, I would not always take on board what you are told, as a very time served engine technician I can assure you that a diesel engine at tick over if designed and assembled correctly will come to no harm. I used to work on heavy quarry and plant equipment that might be off throttle and load, but running for days and weeks on end and these motors never suffered any problems from being used in such a fashion. Some had never been overhauled in twenty years! - Gordon Roberts from Inverness-shire<br />

Submitted: 2012-10-22 | ID: 45496

Frederick Scott, Australia

Peugeot Boxer Auto Sleeper Talisman GX 2004

5 star review

In 2007 we purchased a second hand Auto-Sleeper Motor Home on a Boxer 320 MWB chassis. The dealer was Lowdens Leisureworld, in Nottingham. It has performed perfectly over the intervening years and we cannot speak highly enough of this combination.

Submitted: 2011-12-09 | ID: 45494

Sue Weston, Carmarthenshire

Peugeot Boxer 350 hdi 2001

4 star review

I have peugeot boxer 350 hdiI which i have owned from new. I have now found paint peeling off the bonnet, also the grey rain guard over the motorhome door flew off somewhere on the M4, 3 years ago and I have been unable to find a replacement. Apart from these little problems I love it to bits.

Responses to this review

Hi. I also have a Peugeot Boxer van from new. The van is now 7 years old and the paint has been peeling for the last 4 and a bit years. When I tried to get the main dealer that I bought the van from to do something about it they just fobbed me off. Apparently they won’t do anything unless you have a full service history. I have paid to get parts of the van re-sprayed only for the new paint to peel as well. I’ll never buy another Peuguot Boxer van - Bryn Noseley from Gwynedd

Submitted: 2011-09-16 | ID: 45491

Philip Tyler-Howells, Cardiff

Peugeot Boxer Eldis Autoquest 155 2010

3 star review

A bit disappointed that I have has to take it in because it was running terribly on tickover, but power from 2.2 engine is very impressive. I’ve just found that the EGR valve gasket needs replacing after only 1,600 miles.

Submitted: 2011-09-11 | ID: 45493

Dave, England

Peugeot Boxer 2007

5 star review

Recently bought a boxer after many months of research finally found the right vehicle with low mileage. I knew they were good but not ’til I’ve owned and driven it did I realise how good!!! Got the 120HDI with 6 speed gear box, currently the van is empty and returning 42 MPG which is stunning!!! Loads of cabin space, plenty of room in the back - only negative is seats come in different spec according to vehicles and can be too firm on bumpy roads - I would recommend this van to anybody!!!!

Responses to this review

Have a window van on order, been delayed once. The passenger side windows look a bit narrow, have you or your passenger found this to restrict your view out any? Thanks - from Fife and Kinross Shires

Submitted: 2011-03-23 | ID: 45489

Barrie Allen, Norfolk

Peugeot Boxer autohomes motorhome wildwind 2000

5 star review

Hi, always had Fords (cars & vans) still like them ref: Transit connect. However in spring 2007 I wanted a motorhome. Couldn’t find a Ford anywhere in UK, so decided on an Autohomes Peugeot Boxer 1.9 Turbo. This was the first time for a motorhome, therefore bought from a dealer, very helpful, OK you pay a lot more, but when parting with money in the high ’K’ teens, you don’t want mistakes and problems. The dealer serviced the vehicle well and I’ve never looked back. I have a lot of fun in it all through the year. I am well impressed with it, acceleration and hill climb great. Fortunately I have not experienced any problems in the past 3 yrs and hope this continues. Snow, ice, rain or wind, no problem. Autohomes and Peugeot, a great combination. I feel I have been very lucky.

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Hi Barrie, good to hear a positive review. I bought a brand new Peugeot Boxer Stratford motor home last September which cost me £42k and keep having problems starting it. It went back to Simpsons and they said the battery was faulty so fitted another. Still having the same problem but they say its because we don’t turn it over and run it for 10 mins every two weeks. It’s only done 500 miles up to date. Do you turn over/run your vehicle more often? We want to go to France in May but I feel nervous that it will play up. I know the run will help charge the battery but worry it will just be masking the real problem, not convinced the dealer’s reasoning is correct. What do you do/think? - Diana Weatherill from Norfolk

Hi Diana, sorry you are having starting problems on such a young motorhome. I also experienced this during winter 2010. I changed the engine oil, used 10w40, and cured the problem. Start-up every 2 weeks is debateable, as I have stood mine for up to six weeks at times and started ok, although sluggish. Worth noting that my motorhome is now 11 years old and still has the original battery. I am also worried it could let me down one morning from cold, so recently, I fitted a 2 core (charging) cable from battery (10a fuse and terminal connection) to the inside of cab with wire end covers. As in winter I hook up all the time, with 120w tube heater on, this keeps the inside aired and dry. If using the motorhome the next day, just connect up a battery charger (low) overnight (inside) to give a boost on first start up when cold. However you should not have to do this on a new motorhome. Hope this helps, cool runnings - Barrie Allen from Norfolk

Hi Diana , ref. poor starting. May 2012 had to fit new battery (as the old one 12 yrs old failed me). However found, I was still having problems through the summer. It was suggested by 2 auto repairers and 2 garages, it was the starter failing and the alt. not charging enough. I decided to let the problem develop fully, so sorted for good. Nov 2012 cracked it,"bad earth engine to body." Fitted an additional earth strap from starter to battery earthing on body. This morning after a sharp frost engine started without any problem. It was the best start up ever. All the best and hope this helps - Barrie Allen from England

Submitted: 2011-02-22 | ID: 45485

Syd Taylor, Staffordshire

Peugeot Boxer LWB 2.0 litre 120bhp 2010

4 star review

Boxing clever, Peugeot’s big van runs rings around the opposition. It takes to a corner like Muhammad Ali with a gashed glove. Canny fleet buyers will make a beeline for this nimble load carrier which proves itself second to none when the chips are down - and if competing makes aren’t yet throwing in the white towel, you can bet a white van to a slice of white bread that it won’t be long before they do. It’s big enough (almost) to hold a banker’s wages or even Simon Cowell’s ego - and there’s plenty of room to swing a few bonuses around as well. There are 3 body lengths, 3 wheelbases and 2 roof heights to choose from - not to mention a choice from 3 diesel engines: and prices range from £17600 to £25,150 (Excluding VAT). The 3.0 litre 157bhp might be the one for your business if you choose the longest wheelbase and the highest roof and fill it to the gun whales with lead and need to travel the autobahn at warp speed: but most will choose the whoppingly torquey (320Nm at 2000 rpm) 120bhp 2.2 litre as tested here. I daresay the 100bhp version is jolly good, but with the 120bhp you get outstanding performance and economy (I easily got 37 mpg when really scalping it and low 40’s when bimbling along) and a performance level that will outpace many cars. Having said that, a chap has to be particularly careful. If your correspondent had been criminally disposed he could easily have cruised comfortably and quietly at 100 mph whilst listening to the fine sound system. The cabin is a cosy and quiet podule within which to cover long journeys in fine style. Today’s Peugeot Boxer driver is light years away from the days when this writer struggled to control an old Scammell Rigid Eight box van which required bulging biceps and cotton wool in the ears - not to mention the usual winter requirement of lighting a fire under the frozen diesel lines. And while this particular van belongs to a well known type of utilitarian vehicle, it has, in my view, enough personality allied to versatility, to raise it above the common herd and give a lift to even the weariest driver approaching the end of a long days shift. For a van this size, from behind the wheel it’s the ’real deal’: a compact package that is manoeuvrable, versatile and confidence inspiring - a ’four square cracker’ if ever there was one. On the road you’re not likely to be boxed into a corner even though ’knock out dollies’ might resist its subtle charms but it goes a long way to unloading much of the burden that bears down on the shoulders of anyone brave enough to contend with our little island’s ludicrous road system. Before I hear another ’white van man’ story, let me insist that this van is no joke - and I’ll squeeze you into the bus lane if you disagree. So flattered was I with the deference afforded me by other road users while at the wheel that I was tempted to look into running one as ’day to day’ transport. Certainly on the school run in one of these no-one would argue with you and you could pack the most bigheaded class of youngsters safely in the capacious rear. (Only joking). The next time Charles and Camilla venture out to the Palladium, perhaps they might consider one of these. It’s got all the room even for Camilla’s Tiara and no-one can accuse it for being a magnet for malicious envy. (At this point I was compelled to poke this correspondent in the ribs! Ed.). For those fathers of young boys who, perhaps, worry unduly about how they’re seen by their offspring, I hear that when one young lad boasted that his dad was a wrestler, the other one responded ’That’s nothing. My Dad’s got a Boxer!’

Responses to this review

Your correspondent must surely be joking, the Boxer range as a whole are total rubbish. We had a 2010 2.2 model was nothing but trouble. We got rid of it double quick - Dave Smith from Norfolk

Submitted: 2011-01-18 | ID: 45481

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Alan Aldred, England

Peugeot Boxer 2001

1 star review

My Peugeot Boxer van is 51 reg, all the paint is peeling off all over. It started on the bonnet and is now looking a total mess all over is there anything can be done by Peugeot or do I have to have it all stripped & resprayed at my own expense? Also the driver’s door leaks, plastic clutch pedal breaks (usually in rush hour!) What a c**p van! Never buy Peugeot.<br /><br />

Responses to this review

My 00 van does the exact same things as you said, the pressure plate is breaking the pedal - Dom Kissane from Ireland

Submitted: 2011-01-03 | ID: 45483

Steve Shirt, Derbyshire

Peugeot Boxer 2009

4 star review

I had a new Elddis autoquest motorhome based on the new boxer three years ago and had no trouble with this apart from one computer upgrade. Replaced with another this year and so far it is O.K. I replaced my transit van twelve months ago with a new boxer and it has had a couple of electrical problems that were sorted out very quickly by Horderns Motohouse in Chapel-en-le-Frith (first class service).

Submitted: 2010-12-17 | ID: 45470

Ed Mody, Lincolnshire

Peugeot Boxer AUTOCRUISE TALLISMAN 2002

3 star review

I recently bought this camper, thinking that the 1.9 td engiene would be boss of the vehicle. Fine on flat roads but the slightest gradient or head wind slows me down to crawling speed. At times overtaking is a no! no! and lorries constantly come past dragging me back as they surge forward! Is there a medical treatment for the camper that can rectify this problem or do I resign myself to being "old git on the road" for ever ( I have had other non problematic campers, but they had Fiat engines)

Responses to this review

Have the motor chipped to about 130 bhp, it should do the trick, save fuel and the engine will amaze you - Steve Lee from England

Submitted: 2010-11-07 | ID: 45471

Les, Cheshire

Peugeot Boxer 2.0 litre Diesel Turbo D Motorhome 2001

4 star review

I’m running on empty! My 2001 Peugeot Boxer based diesel powered motorhome that’s done 30,000 miles with no unidentifiable problems...until now. With half or three quarters of a tank of fuel, after half an hours drive or so, the fuel gauge needle can suddenly drop to one quarter full and then slowly climb back up again to the correct level. Sometimes it drops all the way to empty and stays there (the low fuel light does not come on). On switching off and stopping the engine, then immediately switching back on again, the fuel gauge needle pops up to the correct level. Where do you think the fault lies? Gremlins in my tank...or is it the fuel gauge? Comments appreciated.

Responses to this review

French engineering - Lee Coleman from Yorkshire

Hi, have a 2002 Peugeot based motorhome with the same problem. Doesn’t happen regularly, or when tank is full or empty, just randomly gives you a fright when indicates low or no fuel in tank! Just keep and eye on mileage travelled and the tank topped up to be sure! All the best! - Duncan Andrew from England

Hi there, I had the same problem, there is a relay box under dash passenger side, the size of a match box, they call it a damper. It is there so that the fuel gauge does not go irratic when going up or down hills - try cleaning pins on unit or possibly unit faulty. Hope this helps you - Keith Mandell from England

I’m having the same trouble with my gauge on my Peugeot Boxer-based motorhome. Can you tell me exactly where the damper is situated please so that I can examine it. Cheers - John Hampshire from Yorkshire

Strange, this happened to me just before the warranty ran out. I have the Boxer motorhome 350 hdi, 2800cc. Driving back from Gloucester towards Port Talbot on my own, took it to Peugeot in haverfordwest four times. They replaced the pod on the dashboard, still diesel pin dropped. Back again, this time took the tank out and replaced the float, no more trouble. I had clocked a good 4,000 miles, asked for my origial pod back and they had binned it - Sue Weston from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 2010-07-24 | ID: 45475

Jack Smithers, Dorset

Peugeot Boxer Autocruise 2.2 starspirit 2007

4 star review

Had 03 2.2 Boxer for 4 years, no real problems and traded in for the 2007 2.2 autocruise which was bought in December 2009 with 9,000 miles on the clock. There was severe gearbox judder in reverse so Peugeot fitted a new gearbox and clutch under warranty - no quibbles. Cab now has severe dash ventilation whistle at 65mph and over which plays a tune similar to wind instuments.

Responses to this review

Hi Jack, I am thinking of buying a 2007/8 Autocruise with the boxer 2.2 engine. I’m a bit concerned about the power/torque How do you find the power/torque with yours? Is it sufficient? - Mike Jones from Somerset

Submitted: 2010-07-12 | ID: 45473

Fred Dumbleton, Dorset

Peugeot Boxer 2007

1 star review

Ill fitting doors so constant draught (no need for aircon) drives and feels like a ten ton lorry. Worst of all gearing is so bad that in reverse you could not back over an mole hill. Please choose any base van but this one!!!!!<br /><br />

Submitted: 2010-06-25 | ID: 45469

Harold Watson, Cheshire

Peugeot Boxer Motorhome 1997

5 star review

I have had my 1997 Peugeot Boxer Motor Home now since new, 11 years ago. What a wonderful vehicle this is, no problems and it just purrs along at 60 m.p.h. and returns 25/26 m.p.g. I love it. Only one thing baffles me. There is an oil leak from the rubber hoses (approximately 2 inch diameter) that go the full width of the engine, from the base of the air filter across the length of the engine and down to somewhere in the base of the inlet manifold. I have had the pipes cleaned out a few times and the leak stops for a short period, and then starts again. Can you help please?

Responses to this review

Have similar problem on 1999 Boxer petrol. Present thoughts are that crankcase oil is being pulled into air inlet maniflod tubing due to poor piston ring condition. Still under investigation - Peter Snook from Devon

I just bought a Peugeot Boxer Motorhome 1997 that has 23,000 miles. I just wonder if it is possible to have such low mileage or a mileage correction was done - Mott Walish from Kent

Hi Harold, I too have exactly your vehicle and also suffer from the same problem. The oil is coming from the turbo, it is fed back to the air input at the engine manifold. Don’t know what the answer is but it has been there for about 12 years, mine is 15 years old next March. See my web site: www.ourwanderer.org - Brian Walters from Neath Port Talbot

Dephaser pulley or starter motor - John McDonald from England

Submitted: 2010-06-14 | ID: 45464

Ron Link, Yorkshire

Peugeot Boxer 2008

1 star review

This motorhome has broke down 5 times since we got it new, the first time at 700 miles on way from Calais to the South of France; 1 night recovery yard, 1 night hotel. Broke down again on way home; 1 night in recovery yard. 2009 broke down in France again 3 nights in hotel. Now on the fifth breakdown, it’s been in the Peugeot garage for 3 weeks waiting for a part from Argentina but they cannot give a date.

Submitted: 2010-05-16 | ID: 45463

Bal Singh, Scotland

Peugeot Boxer 2005

1 star review

Why did I ever choose this van? Never again! The doors rattle, water leaks in the side door, which is now loose. Worst of all the paint is peeling off the front bonnet and the whole roof. Peugeot won’t help cause the van is too old...that’s a 55 plate. S**t! Never again. P.S. Anyone want to buy a van in great condtion? :)<br /><br />

Submitted: 2010-05-04 | ID: 45462

Shane Reynolds, Staffordshire

Peugeot Boxer autocruise tempo 3.0l motorhome 2008

3 star review

2nd owner and van has only travelled 3000 mile. I have noted when reversing it judders on the flat but when I have to reverse out of my drive it judders much more. This has been reported to my local dealer who reply it meets all the criterior and I need to apply more engine revs, to which I reply this makes it worse; 1). It will burn the clutch out 2). It’s impossible to reverse at speed. I am on my forth visit for this and another fault with the clutch pedal creaking, which they report as inside the clutch master. Does any one know how I should aproach this problem?

Responses to this review

This is a fault that Peugeot know about; the problem is the gearing is too high. Peugeot and Fiat are doing modifications on the gear-box in some cases they’re being replaced, there is also a problem with water ingress coming off the screen and soaking and rusting engine components. Also, some vehicles were sold without engine covers, Peugeot say they will not supply under warranty but if you hassle them they will supply. Hope this helps. P.S. Go onto your van converters forum, - you will see the problems described – John Bell from Denbighshire

Submitted: 2010-03-15 | ID: 45460

Peter Harrison, Shropshire

Peugeot Boxer boxter motorhome 2009

1 star review

Bought new motorhome with 3.0ltr engine 2009, after 4000 miles the clutch went! Had previously taken van to the garage regarding the clutch, they said it was fine so went off to France and 1500 miles later the clutch went. Peugeot don’t give a s**t, they say it is the drivers fault. I had to pay the dealer for the new clutch, €600, said it was wear and tear. Why and how can they get away with putting these motorhomes on to these chassis?<br /><br />

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Hi, I have a Boxer 3.0 HDi Elddis Autoquest 150 motorhome and the motorhome itself is grand, but the chassis and cabin is first class. I have had absolutely no problems with it since i purchased it in 2008 and with over 12000 Miles on the clock I have experienced no trouble at all. The clutch did judder when there was about 3000 miles on the clock but it was easily cured thanks to my local Peugeot dealership (Roadside Motors Peugeot, Armagh) The engine is flexible and there is lots of torque when its needed. Before this motorhome I owned a 2001 Boxer 2.8 HDi SX Autosleeper Talisman GX and I drove it until I got this one and it gave me no trouble at all. My son and grandsons would take it down to the south of Ireland towing their trailer containing two scramblers and all their paraphernalia, and it never let us down. I can recommend these to anybody - Frank Kelly from County Armagh

I have a 2008 Peugeot motor home and the clutch keeps falling to the floor, the only way to fix it is to lift it up with your hand. Has anybody had this problem or could any one advise? Many thanks - Damian Morrissey from County Antrim

Submitted: 2010-02-08 | ID: 45456

Shaun Barker, Norfolk

Peugeot Boxer 2000

1 star review

I bought the van on the hop, the Transit rust was over the top, a new mot, for which I was grateful would this joy last ? It was doubtful, first a tyre that just gave up the ghost then a new clutch, too much for most, I couldn’t get second so off came the cable, I had it a week on my kitchen table. Then trouble with starting, the motor jammed; a new one of those was not what I had planned, glow plugs and filters, my cards about to melt! I almost forgot the bloody cam belt! It still will not run, my mechanic is on it! He is almost afraid of what’s under the bonnet so I will never buy Peugeot again in my life It’s so temperamental you could call it a wife!

Submitted: 2010-02-03 | ID: 45459

Mike Coxon, Northumberland

Peugeot Boxer h2l3 2007

1 star review

I have a Boxer van 2.2 hdi 07, had new engine fitted at 22 thousand miles, new clutch, fly wheel starter, new exhaust. Because it was filled with carbon it vibrates nearly to destruction at low revs but only intermitently, if I turn off when driving to reset ECU it’s fine. Sometimes its fine when cold and it gives a warning when the rev counter starts to fluctuate, then it dies and vibrates and uses twice the amount of fuel. It’s yours for £13000 if you want it? £8000 on new engine, great conversion picks available, nowt but probs. Three months warantee left, can I give this thing back and get my money back or replace it with a newer one? I’ve fitted it out to the tune of £8000.00 grand motorhome wise, how am I fixed? It’s not fit for purpose, it won’t reverse without jumping - mike 07729700074

Submitted: 2009-12-31 | ID: 45454

George Stewart, Lincolnshire

Peugeot Boxer 2.0 diesel Compass 2003

4 star review

My Compass motorhome has completed 20K with no problems. I was going to replace it and buy a new Adria twin motorhome based on the new Fiat Ducato van. I had a test drive in the Adria, and was aware of potential gearbox issue. The salesman stated the gearbox problem had been sorted! When I tried to reverse up a not very steep hill there was a pronounced vibration from the gearbox. I have now decided to keep the old model Peugeot (2.0 diesel) 2003 . Thanks to other drivers reviews I have been warned!

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Hi George just going to collect my 2003 compass boxer which is fitted with a 2lt turbo diesel.Mine has 76k .would it need a new cambelt do you know?How many miles per gallon do you get?Many thanks Graham - graham cook from Norfolk

Hi George just going to collect my 2003 compass boxer which is fitted with a 2lt turbo diesel.Mine has 76k .would it need a new cambelt do you know?How many miles per gallon do you get?Many thanks Graham - graham cook from Norfolk

Submitted: 2009-12-21 | ID: 45455

Henry Butler, Buckinghamshire

Peugeot Boxer 2.2 2004

5 star review

A great van. Mine has toured france and so far given 13,000 miles trouble free. Great on diesel,silent and fast.

Submitted: 2009-11-27 | ID: 45453

Colin Doherty, Bedfordshire

Peugeot Boxer LWB 2009

4 star review

Any one had and problems with the gear lever rocking in sixth gear? When travelling at any speed in sixth gear and I quickly lift my foot off the accelerator the gear lever rocks forwards with a clunk, but does not jump gear. This will continue up the road for as long as I continue to do as before. Anyone out there have any idea of what can be the cause as the local Peugeot dealer says there is nothing wrong and won’t investigate as the vehicle does not jump or clear the gear. Thanks in advance.

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Colin, good evening. I read your review of the Boxer van and wondered which engine you have in your van. I am about to order a L3H" 157ps - 3.0l Diesel. This model also has 6 gears. What has been the outcome of your equiry to the public at large regarding this matter? Thanks in advance - George Leighton from Cheshire

Hello George. I have just picked up your query ref my initial posting. Thhe engine that is fitted is the 2.2l 120bhp. I did not get any response from my enquiries however a Peugeot Dealer (small dealership) put my mind to rest as he explained the possible problem. His explaination was: The clutch is connected to the engine via cables. This cable is anchored to the engine casing. The cable is pulled tight on acceleration but when the driver lifts the accelerator quickly then the torque on the engine mounting is rapidly decreased and hence the cable is allowed to move back to its former position. I accepted his explaination as he said that the this problem is apparent in all gears and that was the case, but not as pronounced. Hope that helps - Colin Doherty from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 2009-10-30 | ID: 45442

Jay Krai, England

Peugeot Boxer 2001 2009

1 star review

I have no words how to explain how c**p this van is. I had it 5 months and I’m about to bin it. DO NOT BUY THIS VAN, WASTE OF TIME.

Submitted: 2009-10-16 | ID: 45441

George, England

Peugeot Boxer 2003

1 star review

During three years of motoring with a Boxer van, 45,000 original miles on the clock, the brake pipe coroded (under a rubber fixing clamp) resulting in huge loss of fluid and a near fatal disaster, the handbrake was always hopeless and when checked the cable had corroded and hadn’t been working properly for a couple of years by the look of it. The clutch cable broke away at the point it connects to the foot pedal and was mended by us with a "D" link put through a newly drilled hole (now a better connection than orginal pathetic connection). The anti-theft starter thingy on the ignition barrel packed up and had to be taken out so that the van would start, the judder in reverse gear is quite alarming, any sort of weight in the back slows the vehicle to a trot, the scrunching noises from the suspension makes you think your sailing in a 18th century man-o-war on the high seas in a force eight gale, the side door runners have worn, the side door stop has broken, the earth strap corroded due to water ingress dripping on the connecter to the gearbox, bad water ingress onto the battery, the flimsy back door has broken away from the hinges, the driver door hinges make such a noise each time the door opens that peaple within a hundred yard radius turn to check out the noise, premature rust has started on the body underside, the wheels rims dont seem to connect to the tyres correctly alowing slow loss of air and...Why go on, just keep away from them.

Responses to this review

Where is the starter theft device situated? I have the same problem and the van seems to start when it wants to. I need to remove it - Dave stack from England

Submitted: 2009-10-05 | ID: 45439

Darryl Dearing, England

Peugeot Boxer 350L 2000

5 star review

Absolutely impossible to fault, I’ve owned it for 3 years now and it has never put a foot wrong. Needed brakes and NOTHING else. I would trust it anywhere! Almost 200,000 miles on the clock, original engine. Will be very sad the day I have to part with it.

Submitted: 2009-09-23 | ID: 45445

Alan Ridley, England

Peugeot Boxer motorhome 2008

2 star review

Bought my eldis firestorm 180 on a Peugoet boxer 2.2 HDi in Sept 2008 not only was the motorhome part designed and built by the Flintstones but the Peugoet chassis cab must have been done by them as well. It has been in the local agents twice for them too listen to what in my opinion was a noisy gearbox and juddery clutch. Their reply was normal for this vehicle. Got on to customer services next the dealer has it back gearbox out and bearings replaced also a new clutch. After 3 weeks got said vehicle back gearbox noise was louder and the clutch is not much better. It apparently they have major problems. I really wish I had looked on the internet before wasting my money on this awful vehicle. It was bought on the strength of the earlier model which I had for 12 years from new with no problems at all. How can a firm of Peogeot’s stand produce a pile of rubbish like this after years of brilliance?

Responses to this review

Are you on Michelin xc camper tyres? My motorhome was the same till I changed to avon av9 tyres... Michelin compound tyres too hard.. like a car now - Jim Ralph from Powys

Submitted: 2009-09-14 | ID: 45446

Marie Wells, England

Peugeot Boxer 2008

1 star review

Pile of c**p. Windows and cooker all rattle, the noise drives you potty. I tried to stop the vibration but no luck. I saved hard to buy this vehicle and I feel angry to have such a pile of c**p .

Responses to this review

Just because your cooker and windows rattle, you really can’t blame the base vehicle. These are habitation faults - Jo Clark from Powys

Submitted: 2009-08-26 | ID: 45448

Diane Williams, England

Peugeot Boxer 2009

1 star review

We bought a new motorhome in March - a base van Peugeot Boxer - ran it for 2,500 miles and in June, on the way to France, only 50 miles from home it broke down. Juddering and losing revs. The AA came to assist us and said the problem was the egr valve, replaced it but problem was not sorted - the van is still with Peugeot 5 weeks later; they must have spent in the region of £6,000 on parts. It has had a high pressure fuel pump, injectors etc etc - each part they needed seemed to have around a 2 to 3 week delay - we have had to contact Peugeot UK numerous times to chase part availability on behalf of the garage. We are now on first name terms with the Customer Services Manager and have been told that the problem with our van has been one of the more serious problems they have to solve in the country. Two weeks ago we were told that Peugeot thought that the problem was the ECU and that the part would not be available till 31/7/09 - we waited patiently and the 31/7 came and we contacted Peugeot to be told this would now not be available till 11/8. At this my partner contacted the motorhome dealership and informed them that we were giving the motorhome back and wanted our money back. The Motorhome dealership were fantastic and kindly sent a donor van to assist Peugeot (Peugeot had already told my partner that they didn’t have one in the country that they could use as a donor vehicle) in their dilemma - at last the van worked. AH! BUT... still hav nt got the motorhome back - Peugeot won’t leave that ECU on the van as they say they need to put the one on that is specially ordered for our van - they say these ECUs are unique to the van they are ordered for? I am no expert does anyone know if this is the case? By the way the man who is considering buying a ford - our peugeot has a ford transit engine!!

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Thanks for your review and information, I will look this up if I have the same problem with my 3.0 litre version of the camper. Check out your leaf spring assister lower leaf, the rubbers fell off ours and a knocking noise was heard - I thought it was the side step and it took a bit of finding. Peugeot replaced both sets and the replacements are beefier than the originals. I have fitted airsprings in place of Peugeot’s spring bump stops and ride is better. Check underseal arrangements, Peugeot only do bare minimum. I have undersealed mine with waxoil based product. There is also no under engine protection and engine block corrodes with salt, I have cleaned thoroughly and applied paint coating to engine aluminum block. Best of luck with your engine problems - my engine is fine and I hope it stays that way, sounds like Peugeot are not responding to your problem, your rights to send it back as not fit for purpose are lost if you accept a repair, ask for a complete replacement van - talk to consumer advice for independent advice - from England

I have the exactly the same problem at the moment. Been waiting 3 weeks for a delivery date for the ECU. Have you had any problems since the new part was fitted? - Bill Firth from England

Submitted: 2009-08-04 | ID: 45450

Steve, Devon

Peugeot Boxer 2007

1 star review

The worst pile of crap I have ever owned ever. Great cabin (c**p running gear), pulls well (when it works). Thinking of the future? Ummm... cheap to run (if you leave it at home due to spending 2-4 days a month in the last year at Peugeot). I hate to think of the cost when warranty runs out. Loads of room inside (when the doors will unlock). Peugeot UK? Who are they? They give you case number why? They do nothing; oh yeah sorry, Peugeot UK you talk c**p. Say with me egr valves, egr valves, egr valves, egr valves, egr valves, egr valves - that’s how many were replaced within 2000 miles. Software updates got me on this one - I bought a van not a computer. I did ask if they could try uploading windows 95 as I remember that worked quite well. Wind noise - sorted that one but don’t get chance really to comment as never reach any great speeds due to power loss, last 2-4-8 seconds quote by Peugeot UK - When this happens, bring it to us. Right, that’s what I have been doing, I know all your names and you don’t even have to put a key tag with my name on it, as it has its own little place at Peugeot with pillow and..... Well, THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE MY SAY.

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Well, here I am again, still having problems, I am glad to say I am getting rid of it now. Yesterday Peugeot fitted two new injectors at a cost to me. I found this morning that my engine is now very shiny, with the diesel - that our goverment over charges tax on - all over my engine. I took a 19mm spanner and tightened it up, I guess they do not teach that part to their mechanics. I got into the van and the starter would not turn over - just as well I live on a slope. So now I have stopped the leak, I am now using up my fuel by leaving the motor running. Oh yeah, I still have the engine going into limp mode when it feels like it. If you buy one of these you are mad. I now go home, get out Age of Empires when I have had a bad day, and beat the c**p out of the French. - from

Submitted: 2009-06-03 | ID: 45506

Christian, London

Peugeot Boxer Furgon 2007

2 star review

I have a problem with BOXER L2H2 Furgon, 2.2 HDI 120hp. When I turn it on, the motor starts to choke-jiggle.The problem occurs only when the van stands and the motor is running. Any clues?

Submitted: 2009-05-11 | ID: 45505

Bill MacGregor, Perthshire

Peugeot Boxer 2003

5 star review

We bought the van at 6 months old and we found it to be the best all rounder for us. We move furniture and light goods our mileage is now 150000 and is still going strong no major breakdowns. Replaced clutch at 120000 miles no oil burning; services all done as required and parts replaced as needed. This is a van I would replace with the same without hesitation.

Submitted: 2009-04-27 | ID: 45508

Alan Davies, Staffordshire

Peugeot Boxer Motorhome 2008

1 star review

I do not expect clutch judder on a new vehicle, in first and reverse gears. My vehicle as had all the "mods" but I still dare not reverse it uphill. Very poor show Peugeot.

Submitted: 2009-04-07 | ID: 45509

Stewart MacFarlane, Cheshire

Peugeot Boxer SWB 1.9 1998

5 star review

Bought my Boxer in 2003, second hand. This van is bomb proof! Used for paving and landscaping business, faultless and capable of carrying twice the specified load rating. Just sold it on to third owner, had tear in my eye. Transit, Vivaro etc, are toys in comparison!

Submitted: 2009-03-23 | ID: 45511

William Millar, Essex

Peugeot Boxer 2007

1 star review

The Boxer van I bought is the biggest pile of c**p I have made the mistake to buy, customer support is pathetic, the van has had more recalls than a pair of old boots going back and forth to the cobblers. It has more rust on the engine block than a scrapped car in the 60’s, doors are all out of line. I have suffered more faults with this van than you can imagine I would have been better to buy a three legged table and put wheels on that, least I would get somewhere.

Submitted: 2009-03-19 | ID: 45510

Anon, Buckinghamshire

Peugeot Boxer 2.2 H1 120bhp 2007

1 star review

Stop!!! Constantly going wrong... New egr valve at 300miles... 1 month later… 5 software updates for egr valve in 5 days; countless factory recalls... 2 more egr valves at 20,000 and 45,000... Electrical problems, brakes... thieves broke in to back load door just below handle with alarm dead locking active... Dealership not very helpful neither is Peugeot customer service... 4 day call back... Still having problems. Aaaarrrrr!!!

Submitted: 2009-02-02 | ID: 45512

Bob Coombs, Hampshire

Peugeot Boxer Motorhome 1997

1 star review

Nothing but trouble, the driver’s door leaks and the wind noise is uncomfortable even at slowish speeds. The side door is very flimsy and leaks, back doors don’t fit and leak. 5th gear went in a few miles whilst in France and we had to drive home in 4th. Clutch pedal failed and I had to drive back from a weekend away with no clutch. Ps I am a 58 year old engineer and not prone to abusing mechanical things.

Submitted: 2008-11-03 | ID: 45502

Mr Grocer, London

Peugeot Boxer 2007

1 star review

What a rubbish van, waste of money and time. Never ever buy this van......

Submitted: 2008-10-21 | ID: 45503

Terry Hart, Wiltshire

Peugeot Boxer Motorhome. 2008

1 star review

I have been waiting to replace my 2004 Peugeot Autocruise 2ltr HDi Mk2 Motorhome, for a new Peugeot 250x Autocruise Motorhome since 2006. Because of the water entry problems under the bonnet rusting all engine components, still not fixed with the various covers and replacement front windscreen rubbers fitted. Now problems with clutch judder and gearbox breaking up - there is no way I shall spend nearly £40k on a replacement motorhome, although I want to buy a new one and have the cash waiting. Perhaps I should now look at Ford etc.... Regards Terry Hart

Submitted: 2008-09-15 | ID: 45501

Jason Pardue, Dorset

Peugeot Boxer 250S 2.0 HDi 2007

4 star review

I’ve driven the pre 2002 Boxer and now this one and I’m pleased that Peugeot have improved on a good product rather than trying to reinvent it. Everything is here that you need with a few nice extras. The cabin is much more comfortable, the drivers seat is multi adjustable and the steering column also can be adjusted slightly, which allows a very comfortable driving position. Everything else is pretty much as you’d expect and that’s just how it should be.

Submitted: 2007-11-20 | ID: 45504

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