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Hello all,
This is a great site, I find myself in need of some good advice.

I have a Peugeot 307 with one major issue!

My car was registered in January 2007 (56 Petrol 1.4l) and I purchased it from a Peugeot Dealership in February of 2008 after one previous owner. Brilliant car to start of with then around the latter part of 2009 around the time the warranty was about to run out I started to notice when the car was cold, when I tried to move off from my house that it would not want to move and stall instantly! It sounded as though there was a sucking in of air.

I took it to my local Peugeot dealership, who ran a diagnostic check on it, they were unable to find anything wrong with it. I was told to try and use petrol from a different petrol station, to which I did for several months, this made no difference.
By this time the problem was worse, not only was the stalling when moving away from my house but it would stall and bunny hop at junction, give ways as well as roundabouts (extremely dangerous!).

So I took it back for more diagnostic checks but Peugeot could still find no issue. At one point in the last year I had it into the Dealership recently for some other work and once the work had been completed the mechanic took it for a test drive, when he came back to me to say the work had been completed he also said to me 'what's the problem with your car, it's jerking and jumping terrible!' To which I replied, 'I have no idea, your the mechanic…!'

So I learned to live with it although I knew it was extremely dangerous. The sucking in of air seemed to be getting more audible and I was finding that I had to almost floor the accelerator to get it to move all the time after slowing to a near stop. Then, this year, I happened to be talking to someone about the problems I was having with the car and they suggested that I booked it into a Specialist Diagnostics Company, to which I did, just last week.

There findings were astonishing! They showed me that when the car was cold or warm the temperature gauge in the dashboard seemed to be reading correctly i.e. as the car engine warmed up the gauge would rise however the details coming from the ECU were the complete opposite, in that, the temperature readings from the ECU were dropping to -15 degrees. So we discussed best options and decided to change the Temperature Sensor to see if this would make a difference. This did not work and we could see that the temperature reading from the ECU was still dropping to -15. So it was then suggested to me that the ECU should be removed and sent for Bench Testing to see if it was the ECU that was at fault before any wiring was tested.
(The Specialist also went to take it for a test drive first thing one morning and he was also astonished of how bad the performance was, so much so he was thrown forward so many times that he didn't want to take it out of his forecourt!) He told me it was the worst car he had ever seen and classed it was a death trap!! Ekk!!

After this I spoke to the Peugeot Dealership I bought the car from and they informed me that I had an ignition coil replaced around the latter part of 2009, without a Software Update being done. This wouldn't have anything to do with the issue, would it?

Today I spoke with the AA Technical Advisory Centre, who told me if the Temperature Sensor was replaced and the fault was still there, that the wiring from the ECU to the Temperature Sensor should need to be checked.

I've checked the recalls list to find nothing related to my problem. I know probably not but could there have been some Software Update that the car hadn't received or is it down to wiring or a faulty sensor or something else???

THERE ARE NO WARNING LIGHTS COMING ON IN THE DASHBOARD and generally once it's out on the road it runs ok even just above 30mph but in the lower gears it terrible.

Can anyone shed ANY light on my problem, as I feel like I have hit a dead end and don't know the next best thing to do. I really don't feel safe knowing that this is what's happening when I go out in the car with my young family :confused:
 

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Hello all,
This is a great site, I find myself in need of some good advice.

I have a Peugeot 307 with one major issue!

My car was registered in January 2007 (56 Petrol 1.4l) and I purchased it from a Peugeot Dealership in February of 2008 after one previous owner. Brilliant car to start of with then around the latter part of 2009 around the time the warranty was about to run out I started to notice when the car was cold, when I tried to move off from my house that it would not want to move and stall instantly! It sounded as though there was a sucking in of air.

I took it to my local Peugeot dealership, who ran a diagnostic check on it, they were unable to find anything wrong with it. I was told to try and use petrol from a different petrol station, to which I did for several months, this made no difference.
By this time the problem was worse, not only was the stalling when moving away from my house but it would stall and bunny hop at junction, give ways as well as roundabouts (extremely dangerous!).

So I took it back for more diagnostic checks but Peugeot could still find no issue. At one point in the last year I had it into the Dealership recently for some other work and once the work had been completed the mechanic took it for a test drive, when he came back to me to say the work had been completed he also said to me 'what's the problem with your car, it's jerking and jumping terrible!' To which I replied, 'I have no idea, your the mechanic…!'

So I learned to live with it although I knew it was extremely dangerous. The sucking in of air seemed to be getting more audible and I was finding that I had to almost floor the accelerator to get it to move all the time after slowing to a near stop. Then, this year, I happened to be talking to someone about the problems I was having with the car and they suggested that I booked it into a Specialist Diagnostics Company, to which I did, just last week.

There findings were astonishing! They showed me that when the car was cold or warm the temperature gauge in the dashboard seemed to be reading correctly i.e. as the car engine warmed up the gauge would rise however the details coming from the ECU were the complete opposite, in that, the temperature readings from the ECU were dropping to -15 degrees. So we discussed best options and decided to change the Temperature Sensor to see if this would make a difference. This did not work and we could see that the temperature reading from the ECU was still dropping to -15. So it was then suggested to me that the ECU should be removed and sent for Bench Testing to see if it was the ECU that was at fault before any wiring was tested.
(The Specialist also went to take it for a test drive first thing one morning and he was also astonished of how bad the performance was, so much so he was thrown forward so many times that he didn't want to take it out of his forecourt!) He told me it was the worst car he had ever seen and classed it was a death trap!! Ekk!!

After this I spoke to the Peugeot Dealership I bought the car from and they informed me that I had an ignition coil replaced around the latter part of 2009, without a Software Update being done. This wouldn't have anything to do with the issue, would it?

Today I spoke with the AA Technical Advisory Centre, who told me if the Temperature Sensor was replaced and the fault was still there, that the wiring from the ECU to the Temperature Sensor should need to be checked.

I've checked the recalls list to find nothing related to my problem. I know probably not but could there have been some Software Update that the car hadn't received or is it down to wiring or a faulty sensor or something else???

THERE ARE NO WARNING LIGHTS COMING ON IN THE DASHBOARD and generally once it's out on the road it runs ok even just above 30mph but in the lower gears it terrible.

Can anyone shed ANY light on my problem, as I feel like I have hit a dead end and don't know the next best thing to do. I really don't feel safe knowing that this is what's happening when I go out in the car with my young family :confused:
hi did you ever find the proplem as i have simarlar with my 307 :mad:
 

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Hi there, I did get a resolve to this and it turned out that my car had never had a Software Update, done by my local Peugeot Garage. Was raging,:mad: but car works perfectly now after me taking it to another one of their garages! Hope this helps?
 

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Hi there, I did get a resolve to this and it turned out that my car had never had a Software Update, done by my local Peugeot Garage. Was raging,:mad: but car works perfectly now after me taking it to another one of their garages! Hope this helps?
Hello Friend,

I have the similar issue it might need a software update?
 
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