Locking fuel filler cap - UK

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Guest, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've just taken delivery of a used 2006 Peugeot 407 Exec [automatic,
    diesel]. Its done 17,500 miles & is only 11 months old.
    My only gripe is that much to my surprise it doesn't have a locking
    fuel filler cap. In fact the one it has appears to be faulty. It is in
    two parts & doesn't tighten up properly.

    I don't see any locking fuel filler cap listed in the 407 accessories

    Any suggestions please/

    Guest, Aug 14, 2007
  2. Guest

    PJ Guest

    Does it possibly have a fuel flap that locks with the car doors?
    PJ, Aug 14, 2007
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes the flap does lock with the doors.
    The cap itself was faulty as it didn't screw down properly. I took it
    back to the dealer this am and they replaced it on the spot. I was
    pleased about that of course but surprised that it wasn't spotted when
    the vehicle was filled with fuel prior to collection.

    Guest, Aug 15, 2007
  4. Guest

    Malc Guest

    <cynic mode>
    It probably was spotted. They were just hoping you wouldn't or didn't want
    to make a fuss.

    </cynic mode>


    If you're swimming in a creek
    And an eel bites your cheek
    That's a moray
    Malc, Aug 16, 2007
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes, you are probably correct. However the sales place is only 2
    minutes away & I retired 11 years ago when I was 51 so I have all the
    time in the world to complain about things.

    The sales guy explained to me in some detail that he was only getting
    £35 commision on the sale because the windscreen price was wrong in
    the first place. [I was a wee bit sympathetic but he did say that his
    basic was £12,000 pa & commission could be £3,000 per month which I
    thought was not bad in the circumstances]

    On my first visit [without the wife] he had dropped the price by £500
    very quickly, which took me by surprise. On my return visit [with the
    wife] I pushed for a further modest reduction and he indicated that he
    would seek that from his manager. They then discovered that the
    initial windscreen price [ & the price shown on the internet site]
    already included the £500 reduction. They showed me all the figures on
    their database so it did look like a genuine clerical error. Who
    Consequently they would not budge any further on the price but agreed
    to a tank of fuel & mats. The sales guy did the fuelling at the
    handover & interestingly I later found out he had only filled it to
    3/4!! Perhaps spotting the faulty filler was just too much!!

    The sales guy was a wee bit disgruntled with his company. They had
    just been told that the commissions were being cut - again. Even tanks
    of fuel had to be shown on the sales invoice.

    Guest, Aug 17, 2007
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