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I’ve had my e2008 GT for 2 months now and have covered just under 1,200 miles, but an ‘Electric Traction System Fault’ warning/error message has started to be displayed when I start the car.

It won’t let you put the car into gear to drive it and then it won’t let you turn the car off for a while; once it does turn off there is a warning alarm that plays, as well as the error message still displaying. This has now happened to me 2 days in a row, so I haven’t been able to use the car.

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I’ve read about this (or similar) occurring on the e208 but has anyone else had this issue with their e2008? (I know that they are basically the same car, but I wanted to raise the issue on this message board for the e2008). I’ve included links below to the relevant e208 threads, where some people have also described a loss of power while driving:



It looks like there is temporary fix, which will allow the car to start and be driven if you leave it for at least 15 minutes after first trying to start it, which worked for me when I tried it once:

 

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After taking my e2008 to my local Peugeot garage I can confirm that there is a recall published for the vehicle in relation to the ‘Traction Battery Charger’.

After getting Peugeot Assist to recover my vehicle and take it to the Peugeot garage, they identified the issue and carried out the recall work before testing it for a couple of days (3 road tests after restarting all the systems). I was without the car for a week in total.

Having had the car back for a couple of day’s, I’m pleased to report that it looks like the issue has been resolved.

If you have an e2008 (or presumably an e208 as well) I’d recommend checking with Peugeot if the recall affects your vehicle, and if it is applicable booking your vehicle in as they should hopefully complete the work under the recall before you actually encounter the problem detailed above.

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On a side note, and not something which I had done before anyway, the garage told me that you shouldn’t use an extension lead if you’re charging from a 3 pin plug charging lead as this can cause issues with the cars systems, so make sure you only use a 3 pin plug charging lead directly plugged into the plug socket if you use this method of charging.
 

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On a side note, and not something which I had done before anyway, the garage told me that you shouldn’t use an extension lead if you’re charging from a 3 pin plug charging lead as this can cause issues with the cars systems, so make sure you only use a 3 pin plug charging lead directly plugged into the plug socket if you use this method of charging.
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Just wondering now it's identified for recall as ‘Traction Battery Charger’ issue....did you use CCS rapid charging at anytime?

I ask because I haven't had this fault occur (yet) and have only used either my 3pin 13amp "granny" at home or 7kw fast charging in town.

Regarding the ‘Traction Battery Charger’ recall, if it is a proper recall we shouldn't be waiting for the fault to happen PSA should be proactive and recall all EVs to have the work done.

Thanks for cross posting in both forums.

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I have used 50kWh rapid CCS charging at motorway services a few times, so not sure if that could’ve had anything to do with it.

I agree that they should be taking a proactive approach to it and contacting owners about the recall. But saying that, it sounds like it is a relatively new recall as this was the first that my local Peugeot dealership had heard of it (and they’re one of the biggest Peugeot dealerships in the UK). It’s probably worth a call to your local dealership to check if your car falls under the recall and to discuss it with them.
 

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This happened to my e2008, 1700 miles on the clock - just flashed the warning up, then came to a complete stop and wouldn’t do anything. Dealer cleared warnings but couldn’t find any fault - will check with them to see if its under recall 👍🏻
 

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After taking my e2008 to my local Peugeot garage I can confirm that there is a recall published for the vehicle in relation to the ‘Traction Battery Charger’.

After getting Peugeot Assist to recover my vehicle and take it to the Peugeot garage, they identified the issue and carried out the recall work before testing it for a couple of days (3 road tests after restarting all the systems). I was without the car for a week in total.

Having had the car back for a couple of day’s, I’m pleased to report that it looks like the issue has been resolved.

If you have an e2008 (or presumably an e208 as well) I’d recommend checking with Peugeot if the recall affects your vehicle, and if it is applicable booking your vehicle in as they should hopefully complete the work under the recall before you actually encounter the problem detailed above.

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On a side note, and not something which I had done before anyway, the garage told me that you shouldn’t use an extension lead if you’re charging from a 3 pin plug charging lead as this can cause issues with the cars systems, so make sure you only use a 3 pin plug charging lead directly plugged into the plug socket if you use this method of charging.
Hi, I just wondered whether you have experienced this problem since? My wife's e2008 was towed to the dealership today with the exact same problem. Initial traction fault warning, car ground to a hault and would not start again, lock/unlock etc. I know my wife's confidence in the car will be knocked by this, understandably so any reassurance others can provide this is a permanent fix would be much appreciated.
 

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Hi, I just wondered whether you have experienced this problem since? My wife's e2008 was towed to the dealership today with the exact same problem. Initial traction fault warning, car ground to a hault and would not start again, lock/unlock etc. I know my wife's confidence in the car will be knocked by this, understandably so any reassurance others can provide this is a permanent fix would be much appreciated.
My e208 has been with the local dealer for around 1 month now with the 'traction battery fault' issue; they rely heavily on Peugeot France for what tests to carry out and what the fix might be. They reported last week they were replacing a part which should fix it - unfortunately it didn't work. This has now been escalated with Peugeot France but i still have no idea how long it may take. They have provided another e208 as a courtesy car, but it's still frustrating.
 

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That's worrying! At what point did you get offered a courtesy car? I have found my dealership to be particularly poor in terms of providing any form of update (no contact at all form the service dept this week) and courtesy cars (every time they try and charge for them even though it's not your fault the car has broken down under warranty!). Will be interested to learn if you get any further updates (or a fix)
 

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They were very good in keeping me informed the first week they had the car. When they realised it wasn't going to be a quick fix they offered the courtesy car, and since then i have done all of the chasing. I opened a case with Peugeot customer service today - they quote a maximum response time of 5 working days - so we'll see!
 

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They were very good in keeping me informed the first week they had the car. When they realised it wasn't going to be a quick fix they offered the courtesy car, and since then i have done all of the chasing. I opened a case with Peugeot customer service today - they quote a maximum response time of 5 working days - so we'll see!
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Did they investigate the 12v battery as a possible cause? A known common fault in EVs from a host of manufacturers in Pugs.
 

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In my case Gateway Peugeot (Crewe) say they have completed a recall software upgrade and there are no longer any issues with the car. I remain unconvinced and will be mightily unhappy if it happens again. The car basically immobilised itself last time ....... not a thrilling prospect if in the outside lane of a motorway!
 

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I have same problem with a Peugeot e-expert van. Apparently the V2V (sp?) converter needs replacing, which I think is probably the 400V to 12V DC converter for the lead acid 12V battery (which has seemed fine). Its a coded part and no one can tell me when it can come. Been off the road now for 3 weeks. Problem didn't stop the car but I didn't want to ignore it when it has a big red flashing and clanging warning saying "Repair Traction Battery"
 

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I believe in the e208 this has been discussed and a lot of the time its linked to a faulty 12 volt battery which is replaced.
Hi, I have exactly same issue with my e 208. Been in the dealers twice now but fault keeps coming back. Glad you found a solution regarding the 12v battery but how did you manage to get your dealer to replace the battery? I have told my dealer that posts mention the battery as being responsible, but they do not listen to anything I say.
 

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Just picked up (2021) used e2008 yesterday evening from a reputable dealer. Message came up as I was driving home and traction icon appeared twice only for a few seconds then disappeared. Did also feel the steering pull to the left. Then driving home from work today along a very busy dual carriageway, took the slip road off carriageway when it suddenly came to an abrupt halt!!! Then bam, car behind smashed into the back of me. Pretty shaken up but thankfully fine, just dread to think what might have happened if this sudden loss of power had actually happened a few seconds earlier on the actual carriageway. Can't see me ever feeling confident behind the wheel of it again!!
 

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Hi, I have exactly same issue with my e 208. Been in the dealers twice now but fault keeps coming back. Glad you found a solution regarding the 12v battery but how did you manage to get your dealer to replace the battery? I have told my dealer that posts mention the battery as being responsible, but they do not listen to anything I say.
I have not had the issue so I am not sure but assuming they got it done under warranty. I would ask them to maybe prove to your its not the 12volt battery.

Sorry to hear that Tmac.hope no one was hurt. First time I have heard cars coming to ab abrupt halt.
 

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Hi, I purchased a Peugeot E208 in march 2020 had 18months of problem with Electric Traction System Fault with car just cutting out. Had a new Traction battery charger fitted on 16-09-21. Garage had to contact France for details. The car has started to cut out again with same fault today. My wife is refusing to drive it any longer and wnats me to sell it!!
We have had it for just over 2 years and only done 5500 miles.
 
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