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So, i am the owner of a new Peugeot 308 SW from 2019 with the Allure+ spec.

So far very happy altho the car seems to have developed an issue with the steering. Its difficult to explain but ill give it a shot.

The steering is light and as i would expect in towns at low speeds.

However sometimes when i get above 100km/h the steering becomes slightly heavier and has notches when i turn the wheel - Tiny bit of play in the center, then a distinct bit of resistance that feels like there's a slight notch to push over. Present on both left and right turns.

the few times where i turn the wheel more than slightly on the highway, the notches continue around the wheel but with less resistance than the first notch.

I had a talk with the dealer and they asked for me to come for a drive, drove there and there was nothing all the way there and the tech felt nothing while testing the car.

My question is - what do i tell the dealer? i have actual concerns about what would happen if i had to make an emergency maneuver and the wheel fightning me, especially when it becomes time to drive around with a newborn baby.
 

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These "notches", if I understood what you mean, ocasionaly I'm experiencing, too. But, nothing to worry about, I believe.
It should be a bit heavy at higher speeds.
 

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Ive been driving without the lane assistance for a while to try and figur out of that is causing it. Sadly it happens either way.
 

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I've noticed this a bit on mine as well, anyone know if the steering on one of these is electro-mechanical?

From what people have told me its just a characteristic of this type of system :thumb:
 

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It's electric, but I've never noticed this problem on mine.
Well actually I have, when driving on the M25 between J11 and 10, the third world surface makes the steering twitch all over the place.
 

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The steering has never been as smooth as that of my C5. There's a slight notchiness turning the steering wheel slightly which has to be pushed past before you can go further. It's not much but it's there.
 

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Ive managed to remove the problem after it starts by turning off the highway, shutting off the car and back on. This honestly seems odd if its "how its supposed to be"
 

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So, i am the owner of a new Peugeot 308 SW from 2019 with the Allure+ spec.

So far very happy altho the car seems to have developed an issue with the steering. Its difficult to explain but ill give it a shot.

The steering is light and as i would expect in towns at low speeds.

However sometimes when i get above 100km/h the steering becomes slightly heavier and has notches when i turn the wheel - Tiny bit of play in the center, then a distinct bit of resistance that feels like there's a slight notch to push over. Present on both left and right turns.

the few times where i turn the wheel more than slightly on the highway, the notches continue around the wheel but with less resistance than the first notch.

I had a talk with the dealer and they asked for me to come for a drive, drove there and there was nothing all the way there and the tech felt nothing while testing the car.

My question is - what do i tell the dealer? i have actual concerns about what would happen if i had to make an emergency maneuver and the wheel fightning me, especially when it becomes time to drive around with a newborn baby.
I had a loan new 308 from the dealer when my car went in for a few days and found exactly the same thing. I found that when I turned off the Traction Control the steering was a lot better and solved the problem however the frustating part is that every time you switch the car back on the Traction Control automatically reactivates so each time you switch / turn the car on you have to deactivate the Traction Control. Very frustrating.
 

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The ESP system auto rearms when you reach 30 mph - unless it's a GT or GTI spec.

FYI: ESP being armed by default when you start the engine is the motor industry standard - its up to the driver to disable the system IF the car even gives you that option ( some cars dont allow it )
 

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Only noticed this in my car when stopped and the engine is idling. A definate clunking as I rotate the steering wheel. Feels like cogs turning.

Will have to try the ESP off, when I have charged my battery, as it has gone flat after 2 weeks of none use (battery 6 months old!!)
 

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Are you sure that's not just the tyres on the road surface?

If your battery has gone flat in 2 weeks, either you have a discharge problem, or more likely it was only half charged to start with.
 

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A mechanic friend of mine with a 208 built in September 2016 had to replace a front shock absorber the other week & found the top mount had gone notchy on one side & stiff on the other.

Maybe worth looking in to.
 
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