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23 Peugeot recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Peugeot announced 23 recalls that affected 12 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

Peugeot started the year 2018 with a large recall for several models produced in the autumn of 2017. Their engines may lose performance, and in very rare circumstances, the vehicle may accelerate slightly unexpectedly before suddenly stops. This issue concerns 2008, 208, 3008, 308, 5008, 508, and Partner models.



Another recall for several models comes in the 13th week of 2018 and covers production from 2013 to 2015 – the production dates for each model can be found in the table at the end of the article. The Peugeot 3008, 308, 5008 and 508 engines may overheat and oil leakage may occur.

The engine control software fault is the cause of the following recall due to engine overheating at week 38. This time the 3008, 308 and 5008 from 2016 to 2018 are affected. In the same week, other recall was added to the Rapex system due to a poorly tightened cylinder-housing oil gallery plug on models 308, 3008, 5008, Traveler and Expert made in April and May 2018.

The most recalled Peugeots were in 2018 the SUVs 3008 and 5008 – both scored seven faults. We also recorded six reasons to recall for the model 308 and five for the 4008.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



How can you check the recalls by VIN?

Even if you do not find your car in the table below, it does not mean it was not the subject of a recall sometime in the past. The best way to verify whether a particular car is affected with some recall is to contact a Peugeot Authorized Service and ask for the VIN to be checked not only for recalls but also for various service bulletins.

It will only cost you time because such information is provided for free. Free of charge are also all the repairs that are related to the recall. It does not matter whether you are the first, second or even third owner. It does not even matter whether you have been to Peugeot authorized service regularly, occasionally or never before.

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If you wish to get fully comprehensive VIN lookup, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


What is a VIN code?

The VIN code is a unique identification number that is embossed on the body of the car and shown on the ID card. In some cars, it can also be found in the frame under the windscreen. It is made up of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers.


Peugeot 2018 recalls by model

Peugeot 208

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.An engine part may not work correctly, leading to power loss.10/2017 – 11/2017link
IV.Screws anchoring the alternator and the air conditioning compressor may not be tightened to the correct torque.11/2017link
All 208´s recalls

Peugeot 301

MonthIssueProductionSource
VI.In the event of an accident, the airbags might not work correctly.11/2017link
All 301´s recalls

Peugeot 308

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.An engine part may not work correctly, leading to power loss.10/2017 – 11/2017link
III.Engine overheating may lead to an oil leak.2/2014 – 3/2015link
IV.Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software.10/2013 – 4/2015link
VI.The airbag control units might have received a shock.11/2017link
IX.The cars have an incorrect version of the engine’s software, leading to errors in the cooling strateg.2/2017 – 3/2018link
IX.The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened.4/2018 – 5/2018link
All 308´s Recalls

Peugeot 508

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.An engine part may not work correctly, leading to power loss.10/2017 – 11/2017link
III.Engine overheating may lead to an oil leak.3/2012 – 4/2015link
IV.Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software.3/2012 – 4/2015link
All 508´s Recalls

Peugeot 2008

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.An engine part may not work correctly, leading to power loss.10/2017 – 11/2017link
All 2008´s Recalls

Peugeot 3008

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.An engine part may not work correctly, leading to power loss.10/2017 – 11/2017link
I.There is contact between a fuel hose and the aerodynamic screen located under the fuel tank.4/2016 – 8/2017link
III.Engine overheating may lead to an oil leak.10/2013 – 4/2015link
IV.Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software.1/2014 – 3/2015link
V.The bolts attaching the tow bar may not be correctly tightened.6/2017 – 1/2018link
IX.The cars have an incorrect version of the engine’s software, leading to errors in the cooling strategy.5/2016 – 4/2018link
IX.The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened.4/2018 – 5/2018link
All 3008´s Recalls

Peugeot 4007

MonthIssueProductionSource
VI.Water can enter the vent mechanism for the front windscreen-wiper motor.4/2007 – 7/2012link
XII.The roof glazing may become detached.4/2007 – 9/2009link
XII.The dynamic tensioner of the accessory belt could break and the belt fall.3/2008 – 11/2011link
All 4007´s Recalls

Peugeot 4008

MonthIssueProductionSource
II.There could be a fault with the power relay for the engine control unit.12/2014 – 7/2016link
II.An internal component of the door locks could be defective.4/2015 – 3/2016link
VI.The strut for the hatchback door may be defective.11/2011 – 5/2016link
X.The axle of the parking brake caliper has not been correctly sealed and might corrode.10/2012 – 2/2016link
X.The adjustment mechanism in the rear brake caliper might malfunction.7/2014 – 12/2014link
All 4008´s Recalls

Peugeot 5008

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.An engine part may not work correctly, leading to power loss.10/2017 – 11/2017link
II.There could be contact between a fuel hose and the aerodynamic screen located under the fuel tank.9/2016 – 8/2017link
III.Engine overheating may lead to an oil leak.1/2014 – 3/2015link
IV.Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software.2/2014 – 3/2015link
IX.The cars have an incorrect version of the engine’s software, leading to errors in the cooling strategy.10/2016 – 4/2018link
IX.The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened.4/2018 – 6/2018link
XII.The wheel fastening nuts may have been insufficiently tightened.5/2018 – 6/2018link
All 5008´s Recalls

Peugeot Partner

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.An engine part may not work correctly, leading to power loss.10/2017 – 11/2017link
VI. In the event of an accident, the airbags might not work correctly.11/2017link
All Partner´s Recalls

Peugeot Expert

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.A defect concerning a machined part of the engine could cause a loss of power.10/2017 – 11/2017link
IX.The tow hitch bracket can deform when it is placed under maximum pressure.1/2016 – 10/2017link
IX.Unnoticed overheating of the engine, which may leak oil and also fail.3/2016 – 2/2018link
IX.The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened.4/2018 – 5/2018link
All Expert´s Recalls

Peugeot Traveller

MonthIssueProductionSource
I.A defect concerning a machined part of the engine could cause a loss of power.10/2017 – 11/2017link
IX.Unnoticed overheating of the engine, which may leak oil and also fail.3/2016 – 2/2018link
IX.The cylinder-housing oil gallery plug may not have been correctly tightened.4/2018 – 5/2018link
All Traveller´s Recalls

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