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Peugeot 206 Common Problems and Solutions

Reading these common Peugeot 206 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Peugeot 206 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Peugeot 206 does have one of these issues.

Water leaking into front footwells

Problem:

If you have noticed that the carpets in the front footwells are wet from water leaking into the cabin, this is usually due to a blockage in the bulkhead drain. The drain can get blocked up with leaves or other debris, which will need to be removed.

Solution:

Removing the debris or leaves should unblock the drain and stop the leak into the front footwells. You will also need to dry out the carpets to stop any dampness setting in.

Difficulty level

1

Engine stalling

Problem:

It is known on the 206, especially for cars that are either over 2 years old or have done more that 40,000 miles, to have problems with random stalling. The usual cause is a faulty potentiometer and faulty stepper motor.

Solution:

Try replacing the stepper motor and potentiometer. Some owners have tried replacing the ECU, coil pack and other parts to no avail, so give the suggested solution a try.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Stepper Motor

Engine misfiring / loss of power

Problem:

You may have noticed that your engine is misfiring and when you are driving there is a loss of power. This problem is due to a faulty ignition coil pack. You may also have noticed that the engine management warning light, is on the dashboard.

Solution:

Fitting a replacement ignition coil pack, will resolve the issue. Watch the video below to see how to replace this part:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Ignition Coil

Loud noise from HDI engine

Problem:

When you have your HDI engine running, and you hear a very loud metal sort of tapping noise, then this is a problem with the crankshaft pulley.

Solution:

You will need to replace the crankshaft pulley, in order to fix this problem.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Crankshaft Pulley

Central locking problem

Problem:

A common central locking problem on the Peugeot 206, is 'bouncing'. This is when you either lock or unlock the car using the central locking, and it immediately re-opens or re-locks. This problem is caused by a faulty actuator.

Solution:

In order to fix this problem, you will need to fit a replacement actuator.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Actuator

Water leaking into front footwells

Problem:

If you have noticed that the carpets in the front footwells are wet from water leaking into the cabin, this is usually due to a blockage in the bulkhead drain. The drain can get blocked up with leaves or other debris, which will need to be removed.

Solution:

Removing the debris or leaves should unblock the drain and stop the leak into the front footwells. You will also need to dry out the carpets to stop any dampness setting in.

Difficulty level

1

Engine stalling

Problem:

It is known on the 206, especially for cars that are either over 2 years old or have done more that 40,000 miles, to have problems with random stalling. The usual cause is a faulty potentiometer and faulty stepper motor.

Solution:

Try replacing the stepper motor and potentiometer. Some owners have tried replacing the ECU, coil pack and other parts to no avail, so give the suggested solution a try.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Stepper Motor

Engine misfiring / loss of power

Problem:

You may have noticed that your engine is misfiring and when you are driving there is a loss of power. This problem is due to a faulty ignition coil pack. You may also have noticed that the engine management warning light, is on the dashboard.

Solution:

Fitting a replacement ignition coil pack, will resolve the issue. Watch the video below to see how to replace this part:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Ignition Coil

Loud noise from HDI engine

Problem:

When you have your HDI engine running, and you hear a very loud metal sort of tapping noise, then this is a problem with the crankshaft pulley.

Solution:

You will need to replace the crankshaft pulley, in order to fix this problem.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Crankshaft Pulley

Central locking problem

Problem:

A common central locking problem on the Peugeot 206, is 'bouncing'. This is when you either lock or unlock the car using the central locking, and it immediately re-opens or re-locks. This problem is caused by a faulty actuator.

Solution:

In order to fix this problem, you will need to fit a replacement actuator.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Actuator