Common Problems with the Peugeot 3008

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 11 months ago

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WhoCanFixMyCar covers the most common Peugeot 3008 faults, including average repair costs.

First unveiled in May 2008, the Peugeot 3008 is a popular crossover SUV built with families in mind. It has garnered many positive reviews for its spacious cabin, soft ride and neat handling - not to mention the design is pretty easy on the eyes. 

If you’re looking for a car that’s practical, comfortable and upmarket (without the high price tag), the 3008 could be for you. Before making a decision, it’s a good idea to research what common problems you might encounter if you buy one. Fortunately, we’ve gathered all the information you need in this guide.

Common problems with the Peugeot 3008 involve:

What’s wrong with the Peugeot 3008?

Peugeot’s reliability record is mediocre, so how does the 3008 fit in? Here are some problems that drivers frequently research.

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008 automatic gearbox problems

You may notice symptoms such as a delay or shuddering when changing gear. Common causes include an oil leak, faulty gearbox couplings, a sensor issue and a worn clutch. The best thing to do in this situation is to take your car to a mechanic sooner rather than later; the longer you leave it, the worse the problem will get.

Peugeot 3008 hybrid problems

Peugeot launched a recall campaign in 2021 regarding some hybrid 3008 models because the electric motors may be non-compliant. 

Peugeot 3008 clutch problems

The most common clutch issue experienced by Peugeot 3008 owners is the clutch shuddering when changing gear in automatic and semi-automatic models. This problem is particularly prevalent when the car starts in cold weather. 

Peugeot 3008 electric handbrake problems

The electric handbrake is supposed to automatically release when you drive off, providing all doors are closed correctly. However, in some cases, it fails to release and becomes stuck. Check your owner’s manual for the procedure to follow if this happens, but failing that, you’ll need to contact a mechanic.

Peugeot 3008 Adblue problems

Adblue is a diesel exhaust fluid designed to reduce air pollution. However, Adblue systems are notoriously unreliable. The Adblue warning light often appears despite the tank having sufficient liquid. Sometimes you can fix this problem with a software update, or you might have to replace the whole tank.

Peugeot 3008 air conditioning problems

Air conditioning problems could result from a dirty air filter, blocked external air vents, a clogged condenser, a leak in the system or simply a lack of refrigerant gas.

Peugeot 3008 2009-2016 problems

Below is a list of common problems experienced by the first generation 3008.

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1. Electrical issues

Electrical issues frequently appear in driver complaints. Look out for dashboard warning lights and ensure all electrical components work as they should before buying.

What repair is needed for electrical issues, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

The repair will depend on the specific cause of the problem - for example, a wiring fault or an issue with the ECU. On average, an electrical fault diagnosis for a 3008 costs £61.03 when booked through WhoCanFixMyCar. 

2. Diesel injector failure

Diesel injector failure is one of the most expensive known issues with the 3008, and it usually happens after several years of use.

What repair is needed for diesel injector failure, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

You’ll have to replace failed diesel injectors. Fuel injection system repairs cost £180.85 on average for a 3008, but a total replacement will cost more.

3. Fuel leak

Peugeot issued a recall for some models made between 2009 and 2010 due to an issue with the fuel pipe, which could leak due to it wearing down too quickly.

What repair is needed for a fuel leak, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

Since the recall was issued several years ago, experts at a Peugeot dealership have likely already fixed the problem for free, but it’s worth checking. 

On average, it costs £55.00 to repair a 3008 leak.

4. Blocked DPF

If you don’t drive your 3008 on the motorway regularly, the exhaust won’t get hot enough to burn off excess soot, and your diesel particulate filter will likely become blocked.

What repair is needed for a blocked DPF, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

There are several methods of cleaning a blocked DPF; you can read about them in detail in this guide. In some rare cases, you may have to replace your DPF entirely, which is an expensive job (£367 on average); most of the time, this isn’t necessary.

On average, you can expect to pay £188.56 for a Peugeot 3008 DPF clean.

Peugeot 3008 2009-2016 recalls

Recall DateReason
19-Oct-09Loss of windscreen wiper function
22-Feb-11Fuel may leak
28-Jan-13Rear brake calliper mounting bolt could work loose
04-Mar-13Spot welds may not hold
01-Apr-14Driver's seat airbag may malfunction
09-Dec-15Fuel may leak
10-Mar-16Oil leak may damage engine

Peugeot 2017-2022 problems

Look out for the following issues with the second generation Peugeot 3008.


1. Damaged DPF

Some models from 2018 could suffer DPF damage due to plastic in the exhaust system.

What repair is needed for a damaged DPF, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

Peugeot issued a recall of affected models, which should have been repaired for free by the manufacturer. The plastic component needed to be removed from the exhaust.

2. Software issues

Many 3008 drivers have reported software issues causing electrical components like the indicators and lights to work irregularly.

What repair is needed for software issues, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

The car’s ECU software needs to be updated. It’s best to take your vehicle to a Peugeot dealership or approved garage, and software updates like this should be reasonably affordable.

3. Worn timing belt

The teeth of the timing belt may become worn faster than expected, causing the engine to misfire or stall. Once the timing belt breaks, the valves will interfere with the cylinders, and other components may break. 

What repair is needed for a worn timing belt, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

You should replace a worn timing belt as soon as possible. On average, this job costs £465.13 for a Peugeot 3008.

4. Faulty suspension system

The rear suspension bolts in some 3008s may break due to a defect. 

What repair is needed for a faulty suspension system, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

Peugeot issued a recall for affected models, which can be repaired for free at a dealership or approved garage. On average, suspension issues that aren’t part of a recall cost £175.62 to repair.

5. Electrical faults

As you’ve probably guessed by now, electrical components are a particular weakness of the 3008. Drivers report issues similar to those experienced by the previous model generation, including the indicators not cancelling and the Bluetooth connectivity not working as it should.

What repair is needed for electrical faults, and how much does it cost for a Peugeot 3008?

The repair depends on whether a wiring issue or software fault is to blame for the problem. On average, you can expect to pay £59.43 to diagnose an electrical issue.

Peugeot 3008 2017-2022 recalls

Recall DateReason
24-Apr-17Starter motor supply wiring harness may become damaged
15-Dec-17Engine component may not be to specification
29-Dec-17Fuel may leak
14-Feb-18Engine may overheat
19-Feb-18Fuel may leak
29-Mar-18Tightening torque of towbar fixing may be wrong specification
17-Jul-18Engine could overheat leading to failure
19-Jul-18Engine oil gallery sealing plug incorrectly tightened
26-Apr-19A plastic component inside the exhaust line could under certain conditions damage the DPF
26-Sep-19Due to the calibration of the engine management software the Nox emissions may not comply with regulatory limits
18-Oct-19The calibration of the engine management software could result in emissions of NOx which do not comply with regulatory limits
03-Feb-20The trailer towbar may not be to specification
25-Feb-20Certain rear suspension fixing bolts may not conform to specification
09-Jul-20There is a possibility the internal corrosion protection of the subframe is not durable enough
19-Aug-20The urea injector may block and lead to NOx emissions going out of regulatory limits
13-Nov-20The filtering performance of the DPF may not meet the required specification

If you're having problems with your Peugeot 3008, WhoCanFixMyCar can help you find the right garage at the right price, whatever you need.

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