Peugeot 307 Maintenance Guides - Common Peugeot 307 Repair Questions Answered

The Peugeot 307 is a small yet reliable family car which has been produced by French automobile manufacturers Peugeot for nearly 20 years.

With so many Peugeot drivers in the Who Can Fix My Car network, we have put together this guide of answers to Peugeot 307 FAQs.

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Peugeot 307 Tyre Pressure

What is the recommended tyre pressure of a Peugeot 307?

For the Peugeot 307, tyre pressure will vary depending on model year and series, however for the 2018 model the minimum pressure is 35psi (equal to 2.4 bar).

The exact value for your vehicle can be found in your owner’s manual or on the tyre placard which is stuck to your driver door interior.

Where can I check my Peugeot 307 tyre pressure?

You can check your tyre pressure levels at any petrol station, or a mechanic can check it as part of a servicing.

You can also check your tyre pressure at home with a handheld pressure gauge.

To take a tyre pressure reading with a gauge:

Remove your tyres valve cap

Place the gauge on the stem and press down until the hissing noise stops

A reading will appear, note this down and reattach the valve cap

Repeat the process for all tyres

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

If the tyre pressure warning light illuminates on your dashboard, the first thing to do is to check the pressure of all your tyres and amend accordingly.

Once you have completed this process, start the engine as normal and take a short journey.

If the light remains illuminated, pull over as soon as its safe. In this case its likely you either have a puncture or you TPMS is faulty and needs a reset.

How do I reset a Peugeot 307 tyre pressure light?

The tyre pressure warning light on your dashboard will have a reset process, however this may not be the same for all 307’s.

Therefore, the best course of action is to refer to your owner’s manual which will have the TPMS reset noted.

TO RESET TPMS on 2017-2020:

Ensure all tyre pressure levels are correct

Turn engine to “ON”

Press DRIVING/VEHICLE button on touch screen display


Select “Under-Inflation initialisation”

Select “Yes” to confirm


Peugeot 307 Warning Lights

What do the warning lights mean on a Peugeot 307?

The Peugeot 307 dashboard warning lights signpost the driver to potential issues within the car, varying in their severity.

The light have a colour system which indicates just that, with red warning lights displaying urgent issues that need immediate attention.

These should encourage you to stop as soon as is safe and call for assistance.

Yellow or amber lights should prompt you to inspect the affected area, but it not with as much urgency.

However, do not leave it too long as the problem will only develop!

Green or blue lights act as informational signposts such as letting you know that your full beam is on.

What does a Peugeot 307 engine management warning light mean?

This light resembles an engine outline and will remain illuminated if there is an engine malfunction.

It may be a signal of many problems within the ECU (engine control unit) particularly with the emissions system and/or catalytic converter.

The engine management light therefore is best treated by a specialist garage who can both diagnosis and fix the issue at hand efficiently.

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How to reset a Peugeot 307 oil warning light?

This light symbol is a dripping oil can and illuminates normally with an audible beep.

If this occurs, stop driving as soon as is safe and check your oil levels, topping up if required.

If your oil level was correct when light illuminated, contact a trained mechanic.


Peugeot 307 Service Intervals

When are Peugeot 307 service intervals?

You should always have your car serviced annually, with an interim service in between in you have a particularly high mileage.

Peugeot also recommend an annual oil change and coolant level top ups.

Regular tyre pressure checks should also be undertaken to maintain condition, safety and function on the road. 


Peugeot 307 Common Problems

Are indicator stalk problems common with the Peugeot 307?

Clicking noises from the steering column whilst driving are a sign of failing indicators.

If you are experiencing this, make sure to go to a mechanic as you may need a full replacement of the steering column.

Are driveshaft problems common on a Peugeot 307?

If when turning slowly on full lock, you experience some clunking and clicking noises from under the car, there may be a problem with your driveshaft.

This is a costly problem to fix so make sure to get it dealt with efficiently to prevent further damage and costs!


Peugeot 307 Oil

What the best oil to use for a Peugeot 307?

The best oil for a Peugeot 307 is fully synthetic 5W40; it is high performing and cannot be beaten for this car make and model.

What is the oil capacity for a Peugeot 307?

The oil capacity of your Peugeot 307 will vary in its engine capacity depending on the series, model year and country of manufacture.

You can find the information specific to your vehicle in the car owner’s manual, although the engine oil capacity for your Peugeot 307 will likely sit between 3 and 5 litres.

What to do if a Peugeot 307 leaks oil?

A Peugeot oil leak is a cause for concern with drivers and must be dealt with efficiently to prevent extensive repairs and costs.

It could be coming from any umber of components and can often be hard to identify. Therefore, the best thing to do is contact a Peugeot 307 leak specialist for a diagnosis and subsequent repair. 

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