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Old 29-06-19, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Talk about unlucky....engine failure just after warranty

So after just over one year of ownership and problem-free 32k km, my GT has hit a major snag.

Was just driving home from work a month ago, when the Engine and Service lights came on and the car went into limp mode, misfiring and barely making any power. Next day, I nursed it to the local Peugeot dealer.

They've been so overwhelmed with appointments, they only got around to a full diagnosis last week, tearing the engine down to try and find the issue, and after getting in contact with Peugeot in Germany, they plan to replace the camshaft. They've never seen such a problem before.

Between the mechanic's vacation, public holidays, and backlog, I'll be happy if they can complete it in a month. That famous German customer service.... So that means >60 days out of service.

Of course, the used car warranty expired just a month ago, so no one really wants to help me out. So I'm looking at a 4-5 k repair bill, if and when it ever gets fixed, plus the cost of renting a car for 2 months.

Talk about the adage "falling apart just after warranty" *sigh* so much for the hopes of a long ownership. I guess I'll just get something like a Toyota next time......
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Oh that's a big ouch indeed. My commiserations.
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Really sorry to hear that mate, feel for u, I really do.

Having the same car as you, it is very worrying indeed.
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What engine and year?
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What engine and year?
Its the THP 205 petrol. A 2017 model year but I picked it up 2nd hand last May from a Peugeot dealer. So the car has 52k on it total; had the annual inspection/maintenance done in April this year, also at a Peugeot retailer.

Haven't done anything out of the ordinary, and the event happened just on my daily commute.
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Most probably the timing chain has slipped a tooth due to stretching and wear on the tensioners, an extremely common fault on these engines.
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After 52k km? Less than 35k miles? You're not serious surely.

mlin32, presumably in Germany you only get 2 years Peugeot warranty? We get 3 years in the UK so here it would be repaired under warranty still.
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After 52k km? Less than 35k miles? You're not serious surely.

mlin32, presumably in Germany you only get 2 years Peugeot warranty? We get 3 years in the UK so here it would be repaired under warranty still.
Yup, 2 year EU warranty expired at the end of Jan 2019 and my 12 month used car warranty from the dealer just expired, and they said "no" to goodwill.

A far cry from the US.......where a 3-4 yr warranty is often the norm and goodwill for such a major component is often the norm.
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After 52k km? Less than 35k miles? You're not serious surely.
Yes, google it. Here's one site I found:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...-reliable.html

Later engines are supposed to be improved and upgraded but reliable406 on here says they are no better than before.

As you will see by my signature I've got one myself so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there are no problems.
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A far cry from the US.......where a 3-4 yr warranty is often the norm and goodwill for such a major component is often the norm.
Look at some of the far eastern manufacturers offering 6 and 7 year warranties. Can't believe that's just in the UK.
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