Peugeot 308 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Peugeot 308 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
What is causing the oil warning light to come on in my 2009 Peugeot 308?
What you haven’t told me is whether the oil was actually low when the warning light first showed up on your dashboard (and before you topped up the oil). Perhaps the person who changed the oil didn’t add enough oil afterwards; perhaps they didn’t account for the extra half a litre required to fill the new oil filter. Even draining the oil to change it could, conceivably, cause the low-oil light to trigger, and if that’s the case, you need to re-set the light once you’re satisfied that the oil level is correct.
Re-setting this warning light varies from car to car, but an actual mechanic would probably know how to do this, so maybe a quick visit to a workshop to have the light re-set will be worth the small cost involved. By the way, I never rely on warning lights to tell me my engine oil is low. That’s what a car’s dipstick is for. Check it each week and you’ll never run the engine low on oil.
What used car should I buy?
The newest car in the best condition with the fewest kilometres and the best record of service is normally the best. All are good cars and all should give you good reliable service, but using the above the Peugeot 308 would seem to be the best choice for you.
Hyundai, Audi, Peugeot, Citroen, Holden, Jeep announce recalls
Manufacturers including Hyundai, Holden, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroen and Audi have all issued safety recalls for various models, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).Read More
Is there any known problems with the timing chain on the 1.6 petrol turbo engine of a 2014 Peugeot 308?
While they say it never needs to be replaced that really refers to the requirement for servicing. Cam belts do have to be replaced regularly, cam chains don’t, but like all moving parts chains are subject to normal wear and tear and given time they will wear out. To have to change a timing chain at 70,000 km, however, is unusual, and you would suspect that something is wrong. There are reports of problems on the 1.6-litre petrol engine. I would press Peugeot to replace the chain free of charge.
What battery does a 2009 Peugeot 308 need?
Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram, Aston Martin models recalled
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its latest round of national safety recalls, with models from Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, Ram and Aston Martin affected.Read More
Mazda, Tesla, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Citroen models recalled
The Australasian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced another set of national safety recalls, with models from Mazda, Tesla, Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Citroen impacted.Read More
Used Peugeot 308 review: 2008 - 2016
The Peugeot 308 is a small-medium French car that’s well regarded for style and comfort. It has never reached the sales heights of the likes of models in its class from Hyundai, Mazda and Toyota and ...Read More
How does the Peugeot 308 compare to the Mazda 3?
They're quite different vehicles, the Peugeot is a roomy, comfortable, safe and pleasant wagon, and boasts 4.0 L/100km economy. The Mazda SP25 is a sedan or hatch, and a sportier drive with a firmer ride, and the 2.5-litre petrol engine offers an average of 6.0L/100km. If you're trying to choose which one to buy it comes down to what you want from your car, comfort and economy, or a sporty drive. Another thing to consider is maintenance costs and the Mazda scores there.
Is my 308 Allure a lemon?
We don't have a definition of what constitutes a lemon in this country, but I wouldn't call your car a lemon. Most of the problems you've had could be called maintenance issues, like the battery, brake rotors, shock absorbers, tailgate struts. They're not major issues, more frustrating ones. I wouldn't be trading it in because of your experience. I would recommend that you find a specialist Peugeot mechanic to service your car; you'll save heaps by doing that.