Peugeot 206 Maintenance Guides - Common Peugeot 206 Repair Questions Answered

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Peugeot 206 Tyre Pressure

What is the recommended tyre pressure of a Peugeot 206?

The recommended tyre pressure of your Peugeot 206 is dependent on the model series and manufacture year.

Accurate values for this can be found in your car owner’s manual and on the tyre placard which is stuck onto your driver doors interior.

Generally, tyre pressure for the Peugeot 206, tyre pressure sits at around 33 PSI/2.3 BAR.

How to check Peugeot 206 tyre pressure?

The easiest way to check tyre pressure levels at home is with the use of a handheld tyre pressure gauge; this measuring instrument can be purchased for around a tenner.

They’re super handy and can save you a lot of money in the long term. You can alternatively check tyre pressure at petrol stations, or a garage will take readings during a routine service.

What should I do once I see a tyre pressure warning?

The tyre pressure warning light illuminating on your dashboard should prompt you to firstly check your tyre pressure levels.

Always check these against the recommended values outlined in your owner’s manual. Once you are sure tyre pressures are correct, the next point of call is to drive off for a few minutes and the warning light should go out.

If the light remains illuminated it is likely that you have either a puncture or a faulty TPMS light that needs resetting.

How do I reset a Peugeot 206 tyre pressure light?

The process for resetting your tyre pressure light will be noted in your car owner’s handbook, as it varies dependent on your 206’s model year and country of manufacture.

The reset procedure for the 2017 Peugeot without touchscreen is:

Adjust all tyre pressures to recommended level

Switch engine to “ON”

Press “MENU” on audio system

Using navigation << and >> highlight “Personalisation-Configuration Menu”

Now press “OK” then select “Define the Vehicle Parameters”

Press “OK” again to confirm

Select “Driving Assistance” menu, then “Tyre Pressures” menu

Now, select the “Reinitialisation” menu

Press “OK” to confirm


Peugeot 206 Warning Lights

What does a Peugeot 206 engine management warning light mean?

The engine management light sits within the instrument cluster on your dashboard and resembles the outline of an engine, it will glow in amber/yellow.

As the light is connected to the ECU (engine control unit), the illumination of this light indicates an issue with the engine or emissions system.

Since the light can signify a multitude of things, the best course of action is to contact a mechanic to inspect the system

How to reset a Peugeot 206 service warning light?

Turn ignition “OFF”, press right hand button on the dash, hold down

Turn your ignition to “ON” but do not start the engine

Keep holding the button down until the countdown ends and the service light turns off

Turn your ignition off and start the engine to confirm indicator has reset

This process is not the same for all Peugeot 206’s, therefore it is best to first consult your owner’s manual for the accurate process with your vehicle. 

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Peugeot 206 Service Intervals

When are Peugeot 206 service intervals?

Peugeot, like most other makes, recommend an annual full service. If you undertake a lot of mileage, an interim service is advised at the six month mark.

As with most vehicles, you are advised to undergo an oil change every 12 months. 


Peugeot 206 Common Problems

What are common Peugeot 206 sunroof problems?

The 206 variations that come with a sunroof, have been reported to make a rattling and knocking noise which can prove to be incredibly irritating and off-putting for drivers.

Unfortunately, Peugeot cannot identify the cause of these noises and how to eradicate them.

Therefore, increased noise is a factor to bear in mind when purchasing a Peugeot 206 with a sunroof.

Are indicator stalk problems common on a Peugeot 206?

The indicator stalks of Peugeot 206’s are particularly weak in those built after 2001, occasionally breaking the shaft.

This problem is difficult to identify for drivers, the driving conditions will not be affected.

This issue will most likely be picked up on by a mechanic during a full service, of course if your have any suspicions a trained mechanic can inspect the indicator stalks. 


Peugeot 206 Oil

What the best oil to use for a Peugeot 206?

A fully synthetic high performance oil is recommended for your Peugeot 206; specifically of oil grade 5W-40.

What is the oil capacity for a Peugeot 206?

The oil capacity of your Peugeot 206 varies from model to model, and the exact value for your own vehicle will be noted in your car owner’s manual.

The majority of 206’s have an oil capacity between 2 and 4 litres. 


Peugeot 206 Car Battery

How can I prolong the life of my Peugeot 206’s car battery?

The average car battery will last between 3 and 5 years, however it can die prematurely and often without prompt or warning.

However, there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of failure and improve your 206’s battery life.

·        Turn off all lights when you leave your car

·        Test the car battery often

·        Reduce number of short journeys if you can, combine then when possible

·        Do not use electronic features while idling

What are signs that my Peugeot 206’s car battery needs replacing?

Age is obviously the first indicator of battery failure. Aforementioned, the average life of a car battery is 3-5 years, therefore any doubts at this point in its lifespan can assumed to be true.

Visual corrosion at battery connectors and a swollen or misshapen battery cases are also signs that your battery needs replacing.

Electronic functions running slowly are another sign; dim headlights, lagging power, electronic windows running slow.

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