Just bought 406 Coupe and got a few problems ....

Discussion in 'Peugeot 406' started by elshadoobuccus, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Hi all, this is my first post in this. I've been browsing this group
    for the last 3 months getting as much info on the 406 Coupe as
    possible and I am now the proud owner of one ;)

    i have a 2.0 SE version (2000) with everything except Sat Nav and
    because I got it from a Pug dealer I have 3 months warranty, so I
    would like to get everything sorted before this runs out. At the
    moment these are the problems I have.

    I would be greatly appriceiated if you could have a look at the
    problems and let me know what might cause it or any other info you
    can. Here goes ...

    - When I turn the car on, i get "Brake fluid level low" and the
    handbrake light flashes (faulty switch maybe?). There is plenty of
    fluid in the reserve. Also, it takes about 7 clicks until the
    handbrake is fully engaged (shouldn't it be 3-4)?

    - When I press the accelerator pedal all the way down there's a
    rattling sound coming out of the engine.

    - The car is 'lazy' in 2nd and 3rd under 2000rpm. Is this normal?

    - Cruise control doesnt work at all (I've folowed it to the book, but
    just in case: get to speed, press button on, then rapidly push up on
    the stalk)

    - Intermittent mode on windscreen wiper doesnt work (rain sensor

    - Rattling from passenger side air vent (summat stuck in it?)

    Apart from that, the car's beautiful and perfect. I knew that there
    would be a few problems with it being a 2nd hand car and just want
    everything sorted before my warranty runs out.

    Thanks very much fo your help.
    elshadoobuccus, Feb 4, 2005
  2. elshadoobuccus

    Nik&Andy Guest

    ??? - 3 MONTHS WARRANTY! - It's usually 12 months, why 3 ?

    Get it back to the dealer and get him to sort these problems quick.
    The longer you leave it, the less come back you have.

    Nik&Andy, Feb 4, 2005
  3. elshadoobuccus

    Malc Guest

    Absolutely. Those problems should have been sorted out before the car was
    picked up.
    Malc, Feb 4, 2005
  4. When I bought the car I aws told that used car warranty was a standard
    3 months .... have I been jipped?
    elshadoobuccus, Feb 5, 2005
  5. Hi

    Your intermittant wip must be turned off and back on again after
    you have switched the ignition on

    this stops burn out if you have snow etc.

    cant really comment about the rest

    Tony R

    Tony R
    Anthony Redshaw, Feb 5, 2005
  6. elshadoobuccus

    Marc Guest

    that's a dealer sort out, however i've nevver driven a pug ( or any
    french car for that matter) that had a german hand brake...
    meaning that when you sort it out you have do do it every year again.

    the handbrake light might be knakered, or the pads might be worn
    same goes for the brake fluid level,

    all these gremlins might be connected

    seems to me you need an oil change!!!
    if it is the standard HDi yes, under the 2000 rpm the turbo does jack
    all, you might find an ODB remapping usefull ( don't ask for it at the
    dealers....) however yours runs on petrol, it should go easy in those
    get them to show you how the thing works, or let thme heve it sort out
    you might want to reset it, switch it of, and than on again, it should
    work ( cover it with your hand to test it
    LEAVES! should not be there though..
    yes it's beautyfull...
    Marc, Feb 5, 2005
  7. elshadoobuccus

    No-One Guest

    When I got my 306 from a peugeot dealer is had 10 months manufacturer
    warranty left on it. They extended that so make up their "compulsory 12
    months" as the put it.
    No-One, Feb 5, 2005
  8. elshadoobuccus

    Nik&Andy Guest

    Yes, I believe the law requires dealers to put 12months on a used car, if
    not it has to be sold as seen.

    Nik&Andy, Feb 5, 2005
  9. Cheers for that, actally worked this morning in the rain which was
    excellent. Another question though, I have the JBL system and on my
    head unit when I set the LOUDNESS function then switch from CD - Radio
    the loudness turns off. Is this normaL? Other
    bass/treble/fader/balance settings are saved fine ?

    elshadoobuccus, Feb 5, 2005
  10. elshadoobuccus

    Nom Guest


    The law doesn't require any warranty at all.

    BUT, the consumer act says that goods sold, have to be of "satisfactory
    condition" and "fit for the purpose they're sold for" - with used cars, the
    law is usually applied over a 3 month period from the time of sale.

    If it's a Peugeot franchised dealer, then you have a 12-month warranty -
    it's part of the Lion-approved Used Car thing !
    Nom, Feb 7, 2005
  11. That's normal. It will retain the loudness setting even when the radio is
    tirned off then on again until you change mode from CD to radio or casette

    Robiin Bendall
    Robin Bendall, Feb 11, 2005
  12. Just got car back from the dealer, and they were extremely helpful.
    They changed the handbrake switch, also the rattling when accelerating
    was due to a cracked exhaust manifold, which was changed. The switches
    in the cruise control were bust so that's all fixed, also reset the
    power management computer or something and changed the sparks to get
    the power going again at low revs. Also cleaned in and out and I got
    new car mats all over cos the driver side one was missing!

    Thanks for all your help, I can now *really* enjoy this car ...

    On another topic, anyone ever wired a 2nd amp to the JBL one? I want
    to put a couple of subs in but don't want to start taking interior out
    etc. to wire it up, can I take power from the JBL amp? I need live and
    switched live (remote) so it doesn't stay on when the radio is
    switched off?

    elshadoobuccus, Feb 11, 2005
  13. elshadoobuccus

    Nik&Andy Guest

    I have seen this done by using a power relay from the electric aerial power
    take off to switch power to another amp.

    You can take the sound feed from the existing speakers and us a low-pass
    filter for stereo subs, not that the human ear can distinguish sounds that
    low for a stereo image!

    This is why we have sub-woofers, cos base sound is too low for us to make
    out the source, so it can come from pretty much anywhere really.

    With this in mind, would a single sub and a crossover amp be a better

    Nik&Andy, Feb 11, 2005
  14. elshadoobuccus

    Nom Guest

    Don't see why not. Get out your multimeter, and double check the wiring
    before you start.
    Nom, Feb 14, 2005
  15. Another question ... I recently had to put the bak seats down, and
    pressed them buttons on the top of the seats. But now they won't lock
    back into place when I push them back. How do I do it?

    elshadoobuccus, Feb 19, 2005
  16. elshadoobuccus

    bigmac999 Guest

    Make sure the seatbelts are not trapped and push them back quite
    quickly and firmly, should just clip back in.
    bigmac999, Feb 20, 2005
  17. elshadoobuccus

    Nom Guest

    Ensure the seat-lock within the boot is unlocked. Read your manual !
    Nom, Feb 21, 2005
  18. Managed to do it, just slammed it a bit. Knew about that switch but I
    still can't find it!!!!

    Also, how do you take those tacks off that hold the carpet in in the
    boot? I want to get to the amp ... ?

    elshadoobuccus, Feb 27, 2005
  19. elshadoobuccus

    Nik&Andy Guest

    NO, This is NOT incorrect....... just a little incorrect... - There is no
    12month limit, it could be longer.....

    I quote from April edition of 'What Car' magazine 2005 - Page 107 - Bottom
    Right hand column - Helpline section.

    "When a consumer buys a car from a business the Law states that it must be
    of 'satisfactory quality'. That means it has to be of a standard a
    reasonable person would consider satisfactory, given the car's age and
    price. Any attempt by a business to lower, or indeed no, standard of
    quality is automatically invalid."

    Nik&Andy, Mar 9, 2005
  20. elshadoobuccus

    Nom Guest

    Er, it is incorrect. The law does not require dealers to put 12months
    warranty on used cars.
    Which is exactly what I said :)
    Nom, Mar 10, 2005
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