Peugeot Automotive Repair Manuals

Interesting Facts About Peugeot You Probably Don’t Know – Common Problems – and PDF Manuals for Download…

Peugeot is an automobile manufacturing company based in France. It is a subsidiary of France’s Groupe PSA. Originally Peugeot was started in 1810, and they started the business by manufacturing bicycles and coffee mills.

Although the application for logo was filed in 1858, the first car came from Peugeot in 1889. There were some family misunderstandings which led the company to divide the business in 1896.

Peugeot is the winner of many international awards, including the European Car of the Year award for five times.

The cars from Peugeot are environment-friendly and in the years of 2013 and 2014, it was ranked second for the lowest CO2 emission amongst the European brands.

It is one of the most reliable automobile brands in the whole world, as one can still find many models of 1950s and 1960s running on the roads, especially in Cuba and Africa.

Peugeot survived both world wars and after the Second World War, the company launched various new models, like Peugeot 203, Peugeot 403, Peugeot 404, Peugeot 504, etc. In the 1970s, the company did some acquisitions and acquired Citroën.

Firstly in 1974, it bought 30 percent share and made that to 100 percent in 1975. Further, Peugeot took over European arm of Chrysler in 1978.

For over a century, Peugeot has been involved in motor sports. Some of the awards that Peugeot sports won are International Le Mans Cup (won twice), World Rally Championship (won 5 times), Intercontinental Rally Challenge Championship (won thrice), and the World Endurance Championship (won twice).

Always using better technologies is the motto of Peugeot that was proved in the Paris Motor Show in 2008, as Peugeot showed Peugeot RC HYmotion4, a hybrid electric concept car which can be categorized as sports sedan. The car promises to run exclusively on electric power for longer time.

The company has developed many electric concept cars, such as Peugeot Prologue HYmotion4, Peugeot BB1, Peugeot iOn, and Peugeot VELV.

The company, under the name Peugeot Motorcycles, is also a major producer of scooters, mopeds, underbones and bicycles in Europe.

Peugeot has covered a long distance in the auto industry, and had witnessed many ups and downs that happened all around the world.

After the financial crisis of 2008, the company reported operating losses along with fall in sales and the reason for it was given as financial crisis and the adverse market condition. This led to many job losses in different parts of the world and the production of some vehicles not gaining sales was also stopped.

In 2012, GM bought 7 percent of its share but it didn’t work. In December 2013, General Motors sold all its share for a loss of 70 million euros.

The Peugeot family decreased their share in 2014 from 25 percent to 14 percent. Peugeot still has plans to develop new models and compete in the segment where it is presently not competing. Some of the latest cars of Peugeot are:

  • Sedans: Peugeot 408, Peugeot 301, Peugeot 508, Peugeot 308, Peugeot iOn, etc.
  • Coupes: Peugeot RCZ, Peugeot RCZ R, Peugeot 208 3-doors, Peugeot 207 3-doors, etc.
  • SUVs and Wagons: Peugeot 4008, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot 2008, Peugeot 5008, etc.

Common Peugeot Problems

The cars from Peugeot very reliable and you can get many years of fault-free rides. But they are machines and after some time, all machines can face problems. Below, some common problems have been discussed that are faced by people when dealing with their Peugeot cars.

  1. Turbo failure: In some of the models e.g. Peugeot 206, 206cc, 407, 307 and van, turbo failure has been reported. This problem happens when the owner fails to replace the oil and filter in their car when required.
    As a solution to this problem, the owner should renew the turbo, oil pickup strainer, oil feed, and return pipes with the help of repair manual. Getting them replaced is inconvenient which might hurt your pocket.
    So, go the prevention way, and make sure to replace the filter and oil of your Peugeot car once a year or every 9500 KM.
  2. ABS fault: In some of the Peugeot 307 cars, the fault in ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) has been reported. When checked, it was found that the fault was caused when rear wheel sensors were corroded because of an air gap.
    To get rid of this problem, one should clean the car parts properly and refit them.
  3. Starting Problem: Some cars of Peugeot fail to start or create problems while being started. In most of the cars of other brand, this problem is often related to battery; but in Peugeot cars, the problem arises because of starter motor.
    The engine does not turn over at all or turns over slowly. This issue can be solved by repairing the starter motor or in worst cases, completely replacing it.
  4. Ignition coils: There are some owners who reported that even after replacing the starter motor, their Peugeot cars didn’t start or the battery did not charge.
    The cause of such problem might be broken ignition coils and it’s more likely that the ECU (Engine Control Unit) is blown. To get this issue resolved you should get the ignition coils replaced and in worst cases, the ECU (Engine Control Unit) should be replaced.
  5. Roof issues: In some cars belonging to the models Peugeot 207 cc and 208 cc, the owners reported roof related problems. The convertible roof in these cars didn’t open or close at all. This is not a big problem and sometimes battery might be the reason for causing issues in convertible roof.
    To solve this problem, get the battery and connections of your car checked through your car manual and you can also open the roof manually; thus the roof will automatically adjust its movements.


These are some of the common faults that your Peugeot car may go through. Some of them can be resolved by you using your repair manual and for some, you should go to an experienced automobile technician.

The knowledge about the above discussed problems will save your time and money.


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