When the crossover craze was really starting to take off, Peugeot needed to act fast, but it wasn’t quite sure whether or not to build a full-on SUV or something that looked like an MPV. So, it came up with something that sat roughly halfway between the two – the 3008.
It was, in fact, a roomy practical machine with lots of clever touches and economical powertrains. But crossover? Well, don’t go too far off the beaten track.
So it’s a highly capable family machine, but devoid of problems it certainly isn’t. And that is exactly where Haynes comes in, because our Autofix online product for the Peugeot 3008 can guide you through the major tasks you’re likely to encounter, and can help you sort any issues quickly and cost-effectively.
What recalls has the Peugeot 3008 Mk1 been subject to?
The good news is that the Peugeot 3008 Mk1 has not been recalled very often, so it’ll be easy enough to find out if the required work has been carried out.
First up, 22,580 examples were recalled because debris from the timing belt could cause damage to the brake vacuum pump. The recall required a check and renewal of the belt or pump is necessary.
Then 38 cars were recalled because their subframe internal corrosion protection was not to spec. The front subframe had to be replaced.
Faulty engine management software forced 1579 cars back to dealerships, then a number of cars were recalled to have a modified fuel preheater cover fitted.
A manufacturing fault forced a recall of 19 vehicles; these cars were replaced in their entirety by Peugeot. A number of cars were recalled because of potential chafing damage to the driver’s seat wiring loom, with the possibility of the airbag going off.
Rear brake caliper bolts that could become loose forced another recall, and a small number of cars were recalled to have a dodgy wiper motor replaced.
What common problems does the Peugeot 3008 Mk1 have?
The Peugeot 3008 Mk1 suffers an issue that causes the power steering assistance to be lessened. A new pump is needed.
And if you suddenly notice that your front brakes and steering are vibrating, you need new discs and pads.
A power loss and engine warning light are going to take the shine off anyone’s day, but that can happen to owners of the Peugeot 3008.
A rattling noise from underneath the Peugeot 3008 can often be laid at the door of a faulty ball joint, while a smell of fuel generally mean that a high-pressure fuel pipe has sprung a leak.
Is your Peugeot 3008 Mk1 steering hard to turn?
If you suddenly notice that the steering on your Peugeot 3008 is requiring a bit more effort to turn, especially when the vehicle is stationary, then something is clearly amiss.
First thing to do is plug in a fault-code reader. If this display nothing wrong, then there’s a very good chance that the fault could lie with your power steering pump. This is not repairable, and so should be replaced.
This is where the Haynes 3008 Autofix can help, because it can assist you with all the subsidiary tasks involved in getting to the pump, and the technical drawings can show you exactly what you’re looking, to make replacement much easier.
So gather together your tools and get cracking. Your biceps will thank you!
Why is your Peugeot 3008 Mk1 vibrating under braking?
A number of owners have reported an issue with the Peugeot 3008 in which the steering wheel starts to vibrate when the brake pedal is pressed.
The problem usually manifests itself when slowing from motorway speeds, so 70mph.
It’s the brake discs that are at fault, because they have become warped, and the only solution is to replace the front brake discs, and the brake pads.
Both tasks are covered in the Haynes 3008 Autofix, and are not that difficult to carry out, so don’t delay. Smooth braking is merely a couple of hours away.
Does your Peugeot 3008 have power problems?
The Peugeot 3008 is no road-burner, and nor was it ever meant to be, but nevertheless you’re going to be disappointed if your car begins to feel lethargic. Especially if that lethargy is accompanied by an engine warning light.
A fault-code reader is your first port of call. If this displays the codes P1497 or P2562, then the issue lies with the turbocharging system, and is most likely a damaged turbocharger vacuum pipe.
If so, the solution is to fit a replacement component (part number: 96 764 705 80), which is a comparatively straightforward task. And remember to clear the fault codes after you’ve carried out the job.
Hey presto – sluggishness no more!
What’s that rattling noise under your Peugeot 3008?
Some Peugeot 3008 drivers have voiced a concern over a rattling noise that emanates from the front suspension of their vehicle when driving over poorly surfaced roads.
The issue is a damaged front suspension wishbone ball joint, and the easiest solution is to remove and replace the faulty component.
The video tutorials and technical drawings contained in the Haynes 3008 Autofix will give you a great help in replacing the ball joint, especially because they also contain the torque settings for each and every fastening you’ll need to undo along the way.
Why does your Peugeot 3008 smell of fuel?
A smell of fuel is never a good thing in a car, but it’s something that has afflicted some Peugeot 3008 models. Not only does it bring an unpleasant odour, but there’s also a risk of fire, so it pays to sort it as quickly as possible.
The issue is a faulty high-pressure pump outlet pipe, so check the pipe carefully, and if it’s leaking you’ll need to replace it.
So invest in the new pipe (part number: 96 756 254 80), then depressurise the fuel system and replace the faulty pipe. Easy peasy. And no more smell of fuel.