Peugeot 207 Maintenance Guides - Common Peugeot 207 Repair Questions Answered

The Peugeot 207 is a highly dependable car, which is well-equipped and roomy as well as being available in both an impressive petrol and diesel option. The supermini French vehicle may be legendary, but there are still some questions that drivers are waiting on the answer for.

Therefore, we have compiled the the most commonly asked Peugeot 207 questions answered by WhoCanFixMyCar experts.

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Peugeot 207 Tyre Pressure

What is the recommended tyre pressure of a Peugeot 207?

The Peugeot 207 has a variant of recommended tyre pressures, depending of course upon manufacture year and country, however for most models between 2006 and 2012 the pressure required is 35 PSI.

To find out the vital pressure for your vehicle consult the tyre placard stuck on the driver door interior or your owner’s manual.


How to check Peugeot 207 tyre pressure?

Checking the tyre pressure of your car need not be left to garages, although they will of course carry this out during servicing.

However, you should monitor them regularly to upkeep safety and minimise risk of further damage.

You can check the pressure of your tyres both at a petrol station (where you can subsequently top up pressure if needed) or at home with a handheld pressure gauge which can be bought for around a tenner.


There is a tyre pressure warning on my dashboard, what should I do?

If the TPMS warning light illuminates on your dash, you must pull over when is safe to do and check your tyre pressures.


How do I reset a Peugeot 207 tyre pressure light?

This process will vary as always in accordance to the manufacture year of your vehicle, however...


For older Peugeot 207’s absent of a touch screen is:


Turn engine to ‘ON’ position.

Open the glove box and find the tire pressure warning reset button.

Press this in and hold until the corresponding warning light on your dash flashes three times.


If your Peugeot 207 has a touch screen built in:


Again, switch engine to ‘ON’

Press the ‘MENU’ button onscreen, then select the ‘DRIVING’ menu

Now, find and select ‘Under-Inflation Initialisation’

Confirm your selection by pressing the ‘Yes’ onscreen

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Peugeot 207 Warning Lights

What do the warning lights mean on a Peugeot 207?

As with the vast majority of vehicles, the warning lights on a Peugeot 207 display in different colours with associated meanings.

Red is the most pressing and is occasionally accompanied by a beep indicating urgency.

It is vital that drivers know the meanings of your dashboard warning light, so that if one illuminates, they can be dealt with efficiently to reduce risk of damage and expensive repairs.


What does a Peugeot 207 engine management warning light mean?

The engine warning light on the Peugeot 207 illuminates you may have a problem under bonnet.

As it can be an indication of numerous issues from something as small as a loose cap to an extreme replacement and repair job, the most efficient step to take is to visit a local Peugeot 207 specialist garage for assistance.


How to reset a Peugeot 207 service light indicator?

In order to reset the service light (which resembles a spanner):

Turn the ignition to ‘OFF’ position

Press the button (spanner symbol) on the right of your dashboard next to the speedometer.

Now turn the ignition to ON, but do not start the engine

Continue to press down on the button (spanner symbol) until the end of the countdown indicated by the service light going out on your dashboard.

Turn your ignition off, then start the engine to confirm that the indicator has reset. 

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Peugeot 207 Service Intervals

When are Peugeot 207 service intervals?

Peugeot recommends a full service each year for your 207 to decrease the risk of a breakdown. They also suggest an interval service in between to maintain a safe, high standard on the road. These services are of course to be undertaken alongside your legally required MOT.

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Common Peugeot 207 Problems

What are the most common Peugeot 207 problems with the ECU?

With age, leaks can appear within the coolant system and resultantly damage the car’s electrical systems.

This is often most evident through the engine cutting out when idling and the illumination of the check engine warning light.

If you are concerned about any of these issues the action to take is contacting a Peugeot 207 specialist garage.


Are alternator problems common on a Peugeot 207?

Problems with the 207’s electrical system may well be a linked to your alternator, older models of this car have had a wide reporting of this.

The alternator not performing can have power issues throughout your vehicle.

If this is the case, pull over as soon as possible and contact a local garage via WhoCanFixMyCar.

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Peugeot 207 Oil

What the best oil to use for a Peugeot 207?

A fully synthetic high-performance oil such as 5W-30 is recommended for both petrol and diesel variants on the Peugeot 207.


What is the oil capacity for a Peugeot 207?

The oil capacity of your Peugeot 207 will depend upon your engine and the car’s manufacture year and series.

Therefore, we would always advise that you consult your owner’s manual for the exact value required. For most 207’s the capacity sits between 3 and 4 litres.


What to do if a Peugeot 207 leaks oil?

Mystery puddles under cars can conjure a host of worries, from empty wallets to smoking engines.

However, dealing with a leak promptly can reduce the risk of any serious issues and keep repairs costs down.

Diagnosing a leak can be half the work, and the longer you take to do that, the damage can progress to a further extent.

Unless you are mechanically-minded, have the leak both sourced and repaired by a Peugeot 207 leak specialist in our network efficiently. 

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