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Common problems with the Peugeot 2008

Charlotte Phillips, 2 months ago

5 min read

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Peugeot 2008

WhoCanFixMyCar uncovers some of the problems drivers have reported with the Peugeot 2008, including how much you might expect to pay for repairs.

First unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Peugeot 2008 is a subcompact crossover SUV with a stylish yet functional design, with the facelifted version being released to markets in 2016. More recently, the French carmaker developed an all-electric version of the model - the e-2008 - which has proven to be a big success since its launch in 2020.

However, drivers have also noted some faults with the 2008. Some of the common problems drivers have reported with the Peugeot 2008 include:

Some of these faults have resulted in Peugeot announcing recalls on affected 2008 models, which you can find in the table below.

Peugeot 2008 recent recalls

Peugeot 2008 gearbox problems

Peugeot 2008 DPF problems

Peugeot 2008 engine problems

Peugeot 2008 suspension problems

How reliable is the Peugeot 2008?


Peugeot 2008 recent recalls

Affected model datesIssue
08/10/2019 – 27/09/2020The urea injector may become blocked, resulting in NOx emissions exceeding legal limit
01/10/2016 – 30/06/2018Plastic component inside the exhaust could cause damage to the DPF
13/05/2016 – 25/08/2016Part of the gearbox actuator may not be the correct specification, which could affect gear selection
17/06/2013 – 01/04/2017Brake vacuum pump may be damaged by material coming from the timing belt
23/02/2015 – 13/03/2015The internal corrosion protection on the front subframe may lack durability

Peugeot 2008 gearbox problems

A known issue with the Peugeot 2008 is with the model's gearbox. With the pre-facelift version of the 2008 from before 2016, drivers have reported that the automated manual gearbox is jerky in operation, and though it has improved with the facelifted version, the gearbox falls well behind the standard of other rivals on the market.

Additionally, with some facelifted models manufactured in 2016, some 2008 models that come with an automatic gearbox may have problems with the actuator. This may result in difficulty changing gears, and possibly a new actuator to remedy the problem.

If your car is suffering with gearbox problems, you can find a number of gearbox specialist mechanics in our network to diagnose the problem for you. The average quote for auto gearbox repairs on the Peugeot 2008 is £71.76 when booked with WhoCanFixMyCar.


Peugeot 2008 DPF problems

There is a potential problem with the diesel particulate filter (DPF) on some diesel Peugeot 2008 models manufactured between January to May 2018. It has been reported that the DPF could become damaged by plastic from the exhaust system, which may result in the filter needing to be replaced.

If you think you’re having problems with your DPF, the average quote for a diesel particulate filter clean on the Peugeot 2008 is £165.28 when booked through WhoCanFixMyCar.


Peugeot 2008 engine problems

Drivers have also reported problems with the Peugeot 2008’s engine, with symptoms including a loss of power, a stalling engine, and even total engine failure. These engine problems have most commonly been associated with models manufactured between 1st October 2017 and 30th November 2017.

Additionally, drivers have reported a potential oil leak on models that came with a turbocharger. Noticing leaking oil from your turbo indicates that engine failure won’t be far behind, so it’s important to get your turbo checked by a specialist mechanic as soon as possible.

The average quote for a car engine repair booked with WhoCanFixMyCar is £219.60.


Peugeot 2008 suspension problems

Another issue drivers have reported with the Peugeot 2008 is with the model’s suspension system, and has resulted in Peugeot announcing two separate recalls. A problem was found with 2008’s manufactured between 24th September 2013 and 26th November 2014, where the front suspension wishbones are more susceptible to breakage.

Another recall on the 2008 came from a concern with the suspension system of model’s manufactured between 24th September 2013 and 26th November 2014. The problem was identified as bolts inside parts of the front suspension components that may not have been tightened correctly at the factory.

If you’re having problems with your suspension system and are looking to get it repaired, the average quote for suspension repairs is £137.10 when booked with WhoCanFixMyCar.


Is the Peugeot 2008 reliable?

The Peugeot 2008 is an attractive looking car with a strong reputation for reliability. As of 2022, CarBuyer ranked the 2008 17th out of 75 possible cars in its latest Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with applaudable scores for reliability and quality of build. What’s more, the French automaker was rated fourth out of 29 manufacturers, a strong performance when stood against some of its rivals.

In 2019, the Euro NCAP crash test of the Peugeot 2008 awarded the model a slightly disappointing four out of five stars for safety. However, the 2008 was able to later secure the full five stars once some additional safety features were added.


Having problems with your Peugeot 2008? Here at WhoCanFixMyCar, we can help you find a trusted local mechanic for the best price.