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I've been having the amber spanner light pop up many times now on the i-Cockpit display, my 1.2 Allure Auto is only a month old and covered around 1000 miles, already been in for it's 1 month check but nothing found, I think they thought it was something to do with a service light. Over it's first month this light has come up about 20 times, and every time is exactly the same:

1. Steady amber spanner light shows on left side of i-Cockpit
2. TomTom loads on infotainment display and automatically directs to nearest workshop
3. Green flashing notification icon top right of infotainment display, when pressed says "route to nearest workshop"
4. Amber spanner light goes off after 5 seconds

When I press the physical spanner button on the right side of the i-Cockpit whilst the amber spanner pops up, it always says "no fault".

In the heavy rain this evening, a separate but similar issue occurred, and extremely frequently, about 40 occurrences over a 1 1/2 hour journey. Exactly the same as above, but the green blind spot monitoring symbol flashes whilst the steady amber spanner is on (again, around 5 seconds), on a few occasions a message saying "blind spot monitoring deactivated" (just like you see when reversing), to then reactivate the BSM a second later. Deactivated the blind spot monitoring through the car settings but the amber spanner still appeared with same crazy frequency.

So 2 issues, one a random issue in any conditions, possibly engine/gearbox related, and a second issue, where it thinks there's a fault with the blind spot monitoring in heavy rain.

Car was built in Oct 2017, has latest sat nav update (not that this helps at all).

Any ideas or same experiences and have you heard anything back or figured out a pattern? Will definitely book the car in ASAP to have this investigated but fear it'll be one of these enduring "we can't replicate the fault" things :nono:
 

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Is it always when it's raining hard ?
Not sure Maxime, this evening was the first time I've had that particular issue but it was raining constantly and most of it was on the motorway, above speeds of 50mph.
 

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Bizzare issue this.

I too was going to ask if its only happening in heavy rain.

Get it checked at dealership is all can offer sorry.

Please let us know what they say if you do in case any other member encounters this issue.

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Any ideas or same experiences and have you heard anything back or figured out a pattern? Will definitely book the car in ASAP to have this investigated but fear it'll be one of these enduring "we can't replicate the fault" things :nono:
Hi Traindriver. These electrical gremlins seem fairly common as a number of people have reported them. In my case I had warning lights after only 4 days of ownership. First it was a hill start malfunction warning and then a parking break failure (each occurred a number of times) but on every occasion everything seemed to be working correctly so were false alarms.

The vehicle went back to the dealership for inspection. They thought it might have been caused by a battery terminal not being tight enough so they tightened it and recharged the battery. Since then the warning light problem has not reoccurred.

I have not had any problems, so far, with the blind spot detection in the rain (no motorway driving in Jersey though).
 

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I didn't have this issue, but here is what the Scan MyPeugeot app says: see attached pics.
From what you are describing, it seems to me only a minor problem that has no specific warning. What does the service counter show?


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Hi Traindriver. These electrical gremlins seem fairly common as a number of people have reported them. In my case I had warning lights after only 4 days of ownership. First it was a hill start malfunction warning and then a parking break failure (each occurred a number of times) but on every occasion everything seemed to be working correctly so were false alarms.

The vehicle went back to the dealership for inspection. They thought it might have been caused by a battery terminal not being tight enough so they tightened it and recharged the battery. Since then the warning light problem has not reoccurred.

I have not had any problems, so far, with the blind spot detection in the rain (no motorway driving in Jersey though).
Interesting to hear, I presume my battery charge is ok as stop start is working fine, but i'll have a look at the battery terminals right now to make sure everything looks tight, I seem to remember the + is a quick release and the - is hard to get to, but will try anyway to tighten if possible.

Thanks for the pics GDany, the one I have is the "temporarily on", so sounds like one or more minor faults, but with no message or fault code to point me in the right direction :confused:
 

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Having mentioned this on previous threads about the issue, i've been experiencing the same. However, when the spanner came on and the sat nav workshop feature popped up i quickly pressed the button next to the instrument panel before the spanner disappeared and it told me the fault was 'Risk of Ice'!

Can't recall the outside temperature when its happened before so not sure if its only happening when its cold.
 

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Off topic but slightly pertinent, I recently came across a forum on the Overclockers.UK website (specialise in computer hardware) where members in September 2016 were discussing the forthcoming release of the new 3008.

One entry that stands out is as follows:

“Hmm a Peugeot, with even more stuff to go wrong... Not what I'd be investing in.”

Any one interested in seeing the other posts (only a few) the link is here: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/new-peugeot-3008-2017-model.18747710/
 

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Having mentioned this on previous threads about the issue, i've been experiencing the same. However, when the spanner came on and the sat nav workshop feature popped up i quickly pressed the button next to the instrument panel before the spanner disappeared and it told me the fault was 'Risk of Ice'!

Can't recall the outside temperature when its happened before so not sure if its only happening when its cold.
I think when you press the spanner button it'll show the distance until next service, any system messages, and then any faults, so I think you're getting the "risk of ice" system message and the fault you're actually after is not showing, so same as what's happening to me.

Have booked my car in for end of next week so shall see what they say, I'll give them a printed sheet with all the detail I can provide to hopefully assist pinning down the possibilities.

Thanks for everyone's contributions so far :thumb:
 

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I have only had the spanner and workshop message show up in the snow when sensors are covered and or dirty. So if your getting it constantly outside of this I'd suspect you have an actual fault with sensors/radar or front facing cameras.
 

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Hello,

I've had the same issues since day 1. The strange thing is that when I upgraded my firmware about 2 weeks ago, the issues went away! I had the spanner light showing 3-4 times in a 15km trip, in the last 2 weeks no spanner light!

Have you upgraded your firmware?
 

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Hello,

I've had the same issues since day 1. The strange thing is that when I upgraded my firmware about 2 weeks ago, the issues went away! I had the spanner light showing 3-4 times in a 15km trip, in the last 2 weeks no spanner light!

Have you upgraded your firmware?
Indeed I have gvard, I also reinstalled it last week just in case anything went wrong the first time
 

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Aah crap, I just got the spanner key too :(

I realized that most of the times it happens, a bike overtakes fast my car and the blind spot indicator lights up. Has anyone narrowed it down?
 

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Aah crap, I just got the spanner key too :(

I realized that most of the times it happens, a bike overtakes fast my car and the blind spot indicator lights up. Has anyone narrowed it down?
I've been having this issue for a while (http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/3008-2017-138/brief-warning-light-301065/). Initially it was during heavy precipitation, so I wondered if it were a sensor somewhete affect my excess water. However, it now happens wet or dry, and even in a multi-story car park.

Mentioned to Peugeot garage and they had not heard of this issue.
 

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Aah crap, I just got the spanner key too :(

I realized that most of the times it happens, a bike overtakes fast my car and the blind spot indicator lights up. Has anyone narrowed it down?
And is it the same as I describe, coming on for around 5 seconds with no fault messages? You might be onto something...

I cleaned the car yesterday, paying particular attention to the sensors (blind spot monitoring uses the furthest out ones, both front and back I think), but the spanner came up again on the way to work for the usual 5 seconds and routing to nearest workshop. Can't remember if something was overtaking me at the time, but I do remember being close to a gear change on the auto (between D4 and D5), so possibly a gearbox thing?

I connected my OBD2 reader at the end of the journey but no fault messages stored, everything looked fine. Possible things I'm now thinking about:

1. Some kind of faulty routine service indicator, I noticed that yesterday it came on just before 1100 miles. Previously I had noticed that it came on at just before 700 miles and 900 miles, as well as 925 miles (I think, very hard to remember). So could be possible it's triggering a mileage linked reminder.

There's a TSB notice on servicebox "Allumage du voyant "SERVICE" avec affichage du message "Veuillez-vous rendre dans le garage le plus proche" à l’écran multifonction" OR roughly in English "Lighting the "SERVICE" indicator with the message "Please go to the nearest garage" on the multifunction display". Sounds like it, right?

TSB Reference is D6AW019LQ0. I don't particularly want to pay just for access to this information, I don't suppose anyone here already has subscribed access? I'll be sure to bring this with me to the dealer next week. Only thing I'm not 100% sure is if it means the actual word "SERVICE" to appear on the display or the amber spanner meaning "service". But close enough.

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I'm pretty sure this issue has only ever occurred once the engine has fully warmed up, which makes me think about o2 sensors, I believe there is a topic somewhere here on the forum from a 308 owner with the same 1.2 engine mentioning swapping the o2 sensors around solving their problem. Would have thought some kind of fault message or fixed spanner would appear for such a problem though.

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Now, after what gvard has pointed out, this could be a blindspot sensor issue. Can't find anything on service box to do with related TSBs yet.

Just to clarify/recap, I have 2 separate issues occuring, one is this repeated sporadic spanner popping up for 5 seconds with no obvious cause since I got the car, and the other is the blind spot sensors going nuts in the heavy rain during one evening, and the car isn't smart enough to just deactivate them but thinks there's an urgent need to go to the nearest workshop every minute or so.

If others are having these issues, try to remember as much as you can about the circumstances, mileage, speed and how far into the journey you were when it happened, and maybe we'll be able to find something resembling a pattern.
 

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Happened again this morning on a 2 hr trip on the M4 to Bristol. The weather was pretty bad and the amber spanner kept appearing with the blind spot indicator sign flashing on the dash , text message and map guidance.

I kept a close watch and it was during overtakes/being overtaken. A few time's a message appeared in dash saying blind spot deactivated then almost immediately activated. I tried switching off the blind spot indicator via the driving toggle, but whilst the option exists, it would switch itself back on almost immediately.

It didn't re-occur on the mostly dry return journey this evening.

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Happened again this morning on a 2 hr trip on the M4 to Bristol. The weather was pretty bad and the amber spanner kept appearing with the blind spot indicator sign flashing on the dash , text message and map guidance.

I kept a close watch and it was during overtakes/being overtaken. A few time's a message appeared in dash saying blind spot deactivated then almost immediately activated. I tried switching off the blind spot indicator via the driving toggle, but whilst the option exists, it would switch itself back on almost immediately.

It didn't re-occur on the mostly dry return journey this evening.

Ade
That's really helpful to know sounds exactly like what happened to me the other day in the heavy rain, surely they must have tested this in similar conditions prior to the car being put into production. Nothing showing on service box regarding a TSB for this issue, there is mention of rain causing issues in the handbook but you can't navigate whilst this keeps coming up, never mind the dangerous distraction.
 

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Hello guys !

I went to Scotland and back with my new GT, what a brilliant car :)

Same as you I had the spanner poping up twice on the way back. Engine (2L diesel auto) was well warm and it was not raining. Now that I think of it I was overtaken once by a bike and the second time by a fast car (for once that I was not cruising on the fast lane...)

So I think it is linked with the side sensors.

If you have a solution for this issue following your visit to the garage, please let me know !
 

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Thanks for all your observations, I think we're definitely on to something here, just drove back from work (35 min journey), weather clear and car clean (including sensors), and ALAS, when being overtaken closely (once on the left side by a van, once by a motorbike on the right side) the spanner and flashing green blindspot symbol occured as we've all described.

Now I'm thinking that this is the only issue I've had all along but never noticed the flashing green symbol until more recently. Worrying that they haven't heard of this issue so far as I'm pretty sure many others out there must be experiencing this. The fact it happened to me on both sides suggests that it's not a specific sensor but perhaps the software or something else?

Edit: Just treated myself to an hour of service box, there's lot's of information on diagnosing errors with the blind spot system, bit complicated, but basically it involves the garage removing the parking assistance ecu and downloading the fault code/s, along with checking the 4 sensors and a few other things. There is also the TSB regarding the repeated directions to the workshop and "service" light, which is a separate thing, applies to all vehicles built prior to 15th January 2018. Again i'm not sure if this is the issue, as I have never seen the word "service" show up on the display, only the spanner. Come to think of it, that is the service light isn't it?

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The key thing to look out for now is that flashing green blind spot monitoring symbol at the same time the spanner shows up, blink and you'll miss it. If it's steady green then it's probably the above TSB issue.
 
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