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Peugeot 806 (1995 - 2003)

Last updated 21 May 2018

 
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Buying Guide

Good

Handy sliding rear doors.

Bad

Replaced by new 807 in autumn 2002.

Watch

Spate of conrod failures on 1997 -1998 R and S reg 1.9 XUTD diesels: too many to attribute merely to running with low oil levels. Seems only to affect cars built from April 1997 with DHY (not DHX) serial number engines. 

On HDIs, rubber cushioned timing belt pulley needs replacing at same time as timing belt (60k - 70k miles) otherwise can separate. Catalytic converters for petrol engined versions very expensive.

31-12-2012: 'Gong' sound means that car battery is failing to hold sufficient charge and needs to be replaced.

Recalls

1996 (Sept '95-Oct '95 build): Check airbag trigger. March '99-April '99 build 806s with ABS only: possibility of air in brake fluid. March '98-July '98 build: handbrake ratchet could fail.

19-9-2001: Limited recall of 109 806s with ABS because of risk of internal cracking in the brake pipe uinions. Four way brake pipe unions to be replaced. Late 2001: TSB issued to check all common-rail to injector unions on HDIs for leaks.

5-4-2002 (affects 40,254 diesels only): In wet weather, water cound enter ECU solenoid valve operating circuit causing engine running problems and reduction in power assistance to the brakes.

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