So I bought my Car about a month ago and it came with a brand new service and the car has only done 74,000. So just wanting some advice why this has come on as I know nothing about Cars. Its a 60 reg.Thanks
You need to get it properly scanned with a decent peugeot specific device [pref pp2000/diagbox] for both fault codes AND live readings to figure out what is not working properly. Look on the PP2000 map to see if there is anyone local to you who could help.
The message is a generic warning that could have been triggered by a large number of faults so, unless there is an obvious fault, you will be guessing without a proper detailed diagnostic.
Main reason for this message would be the car isn't getting enough long journeys therefore can't regenerate the particulate filter. Do you do a lot of city driving? 1st thing I'd do is take it out a run for an 'Italian tune' aka drive it like you stole it. If that doesn't work you may need the car plugged in to check the eloys fluid level (used to clean the particulate filter aka dpf aka fap filter). Or it could be as simple as the fuel cap sensor. Codes read from Peugeot Planet (the approved peugeot diagnostic software) would be my step 2.
Only done 74k miles and its 8 years old so thats very low mileage chances are it only done short journeys with frequent fill ups this is bad for a diesel and the eolys fluid may well be all used up.
Having a service would make no difference to this issue as fluid is not a service item its a fill as required item.
It needs to be looked at via computer looking at DPF parameters NOT reading fault codes there are various things to check before deciding what needs done it does not need to be expensive to fix if its done correctly.
If you do lots of short journeys it will keep happening these engines need driven fast regularly to keep the DPF happy.