Peugeot 207 CC (2007–2015)

What's good

SAME 5 STAR NCAP PASSENGER SAFETY RATING AS HATCHBACK.

and 175 won International Engine of the Year Award in 1.4 to 1.9 category for 2007.

Highest score for small cabrio in German ADAC roll over test.

2009 International Engine of the Year award in the ‘1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category’ has again been won by the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder direct injection turbo petrol engine designed by PSA Peugeot Citroën in cooperation with BMW Group. Introduced in 2007 in the Peugeot 207, the 175bhp version of the engine also equips the Peugeot 308 GT THP 175. The 1.4 to 1.6-litre engine range delivers between 95 to 175bhp and is capable of producing over 200bhp for future product developments.

What to watch out for

See Peugeot 207 for full list of reported faults.

End of plastic dipstick of 1.6 HDI engine can break and drop into sump requiring removal of sump to retrieve it.

One report of leaks from the front edge seals of the door windows. One report of catastrophic roof seal failure. Another of side window seal failure that could not be rectified.

Numerous reports of rattles from the rear when the top is up.

One report of complete failure of the hydraulic roof mechanism.

One report of remote key failure.

Report of needing a new "manifold" at about 7,000 miles.

Report of needing a new set of engine mounts at about 4,000 miles.

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

12-8-2013: Report of the same 'coking up' phenomenon as occurs on R56 MINI Cooper S models also occurring on a 207CC 1.6 THP150:

The coking up is in fact a build up of carbon deposits on the inlet valves. Oil vapour from the crank case breather pipes is fed back into the intake manifold to keep emissions down under steady state engine modes but because the car is direct injection (port injection would mean that the fuel would normally wash any depositsoff / stop any build up) the vapour starts to deposit carbon material on the intake valves. This makes them 'sticky' and so affects engine timing and can cause misfires etc.

Fuel type has no affect on the carbon buildup as the fault develops because the engine is direct injection and so no fuel touches the inlet valves, which would normally keep them clear of the build up the turbo Cooper S suffers with. However, the detergent additives in Shell V-Power 99 Ron Super may well prevent this. Build up is principally subject to how the car is driven.

Steady state engine modes such as idling in traffic or cruising on the motorway speed the process of carbon build-up.

MINI has removed the remedial 'decoke' process from its warranty so you can no longer claim to have the car fixed if your car suffers from the symptoms of carbon build up (which include: hesitant acceleration, poor cold idle, poor cold start up including stalling, missfire under load and depending on how bad the buildup is complete engine failure requiring a topend rebuild).

The only fix is to strip the head off and get the head and valves cleaned up. Independant MINI specialists charge in the region of £1,500 for this while MINI will have your car for around 2 days if they undertake the work.

30-8-2013: Another oil burning 1.6 reported. 1.6 non-turbo 207cc. In the past 12 months it has covered approx. 15k miles, now on 47k miles, and consumed 6 litres of 5w/40 synthetic oil.

24-1-2016: Incidence of folding roof failure becoming increasingly common (6 in last 6 months). Refer to www.bristolsunroofs.co.uk

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