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Used Peugeot 306 Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Peugeot 306 faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

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Peugeot 306 (1993 - 2001) Fault Guide

Peugeot 306 (1993 - 2001) Fault Guide

View Peugeot 306 (1993 - 2001) Fault Guide

We know of 40 PEUGEOT 306 (1993 - 2001) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 10 engine faults
  • 2 suspension wear items or faults
  • 7 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 20 recalls

Here's an example fault on the PEUGEOT 306 (1993 - 2001)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most Peugeot 306 engines the cam belt must be changed within 72,000 miles (on L - S plate cars) and 80,000 miles thereafter.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as water pump and tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, the cam belt is likely to fail soon and will cause expensive damage to the engine. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £230 - £350 (including labour and parts).

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