406 HDi 2.0 Litre Automatic Saloon

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by Steve, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    What a great idea for a car. Great MPG, no hassle with changing gear
    (a Godsend when travelling through towns and in queues for most of the


    I have a rattly glovebox, a "clunking" noise from somewhere near the
    driver's door when starting off or stopping (when the fuel pump
    engages and disengages), a squeaky rear passenger-side door when
    cornering, a vibration from the driver's door when on a rough (all
    motorways in England) road at speed, and a buzzing from the centre
    panel when travelling.

    Also, the gearbox seems funny when cold, but I'm putting that down to
    the fact that the oil in the automatic box hasn't thinned up enough to
    allow for easy shifting first thing in the morning.

    Would someone please advise whether I should take the car back to the
    dealer re. the rattles and squeaks, I have 2 years' balance of 3-year
    warranty remaining.

    And is this normal behaviour for an auto box in the morning?

    Am I being excessively fussy?

    Is it all (including rattles) something I could or should fix myself?

    Best regards and many thanks in advance.

    Steve, Oct 20, 2003
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    Dan405 Guest

    Would someone please advise whether I should take the car back to the
    Be as fussy as you like, you don't buy a new car for rattled and niggles,
    you buy a 2nd hand car for that, or a Fiat :). Take it back to the dealer
    as long as its under warrenty.
    Dan405, Oct 20, 2003
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    Frank D Guest

    I have a 2.2 HDI estate, 10 months old 20,000 miles, no squeeks or
    rattles (yet, keeping fingures crossed). Take yours back and get it
    Frank D, Oct 21, 2003
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    Marc Guest

    retighten the screws stops the rattling, realign the door henges, and
    take apart and re fit the center console and re fit
    check the oil level!
    you could ask the dealer about the rattles an funny gear box
    Marc, Oct 21, 2003
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    Michael Shaw Guest

    18 month old Berlingo 2.0HDi, no problems here!
    Michael Shaw, Oct 22, 2003
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    Steve Guest

    The amazing thing is that I had to have the gearbox replaced within 2
    weeks of getting the car - and everything seemed fine for a while.

    Do these dratted auto boxes go wrong for a pastime? I've seen tons of
    posts about 206, 306 and 307s and their gearbox problems - very
    similar to mine, strangely enough!

    I do hope I won't have to get the box changed again!

    Where do I look to check the automatic gearbox oil level?

    Is it worth getting the Haynes manual for this car?

    Anyway, I'm off to another Peugeot garage to get this checked out
    tomorrow (along with the noises) - they chuckled at me when I told
    them which garage I bought the car from.

    Not too encouraging.

    The new garage may know what they're doing, given their reaction

    Are there normally such differences in standard between dealership
    garages? Don't they have to meet certain standards of service?
    Steve, Oct 23, 2003
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