Brand new 206 with problems

Discussion in 'Peugeot 206' started by David Reid, May 6, 2005.

  1. David Reid

    David Reid Guest

    I got a brand new Peugeot 206 HDI 2weeks ago.

    When I drove it out of the dealership, the on-screen message alerted that
    both the passenger airbag and the drivers airbag are faulty.

    I took it to the dealership the following day regarding the airbag problems,
    they then told me that I need to leave the car with them for 1 full day to
    perform testing ,ect.

    Only problem is their 1st available date was only after 2 week (that was

    I left the car at the dealership yesterday and picked up the car today and
    they still could not fix the airbag problem.

    I also found out that the rain sensor was defective, and they have ordered
    the part.

    There are also squeaky noises from within the car, which they did not attend

    The fuel gauge that does not want to move past the 3/4 mark, they said they
    fixed it but I still have to see it for myself.

    Are Peugeot cars so problematic from the start or am I just unlucky?


    David Reid
    David Reid, May 6, 2005
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    andy Guest

    I'd be going back for a refund.
    andy, May 6, 2005
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  3. My 807 Executive has been. 40+ problems over the last two years, and
    Peugeot are worse than useless at resolving them (more than once I've
    had bodged repair attempts return the car in worse condition than it
    went to the dealer in). Peugeot UK don't give a damn about customer
    satisfaction, their attitude (when you finally get someone to reply to
    you - that alone took a month in my case) is that the car has a three
    year warranty, so I should continue taking it back to the dealer for
    repair attempts regardless of how long this takes, or how many times I
    have to go back.

    I've taken the heap of junk to two different dealers countless times for
    the same electrical issues, but Peugeot are happy for me to continue
    like that indefinitely as replacing the car would cost them money. I
    don't trust the car at all now - this bank holiday weekend our nice,
    big, expensive MPV sat rotting on the driveway whilst we went away
    crammed in a (non-Peugeot) 7 year old saloon car.

    I'd strongly suggest rejecting your car now. In my experience, things
    only get worse, and the longer you leave the rejection the harder it
    gets. The car is clearly not of satisfactory quality as required by the
    Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended).

    I'd never have another Peugeot - and I've had them for the last 15

    Matthew Haigh, May 6, 2005
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    Androo Guest

    You've been more unlucky than usual, but you don't buy a Peugeot for

    I agree with the other posters here though: you should try to reject the car
    now before it's too late.

    Androo, May 9, 2005
  5. which dealer did you take it to ?, the probs you desctibe are known to
    peugeot get 'em to get there arse in gear!! all the best mb ( mt)
    MARK BANKS via, May 9, 2005
  6. not surprised 807's are perhaps the biggest bag of wank we have ever made
    all the best a.... peugeot master technician
    MARK BANKS via, May 9, 2005
  7. Yes, I have become sadly too aware of that. I don't expect perfection in
    a car; they are too complicated nowadays for that to be realistic.
    However, I do expect courtesy and competence when there is a problem. In
    this case, the car is clearly not of satisfactory quality, and I have
    had neither courtesy nor competence in my dealings with Peugeot. It
    isn't that difficult for a manufacturer to turn around a poor experience
    and retain brand loyalty; I'd have loved to have been able to say that
    I'd had problems but Peugeot had sorted it out - I'd have been happy,
    and I'd have continued to recommend them.
    As it is, Peugeot have managed to ensure that I will never again buy a
    car from them. I simply feel ripped off, Peugeot have £23K of my money
    and couldn't care less that the car they sold me is still not right
    after two years and countless trips to the dealers.
    I don't know about the drive of my life, but I've definitely been taken
    for a ride.

    Matthew Haigh, May 10, 2005
  8. David Reid

    David Reid Guest

    Hi Mark,
    I phoned the Peogeut South Africa directly and they (customer care, there
    is only one person in customer care) followed up with the car dealer as to
    the progress on my car.
    Apparently the rain sensor is causing the airbags not to work, they said
    they ordered the rain sensor from France and it should arrive here in 1
    weeks' time.
    I did not even know the rain sensors are defective!!!
    When I activate the rain sensor, it automatically wipes the windscreen and
    i'm happy with it.
    David Reid, May 10, 2005
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