Peugeot 3008 (2017–)

What's good

Comfortable, well-made, spacious and refined cabin.


Well-equipped as standard.

Impressive full-colour instrument binnacle.

5-Star Euro NCAP Rating. 86% adult protection, 85% child protection, 67% pedestrian protection, 58% safety assist.

What to watch out for

Panoramic sunroof cuts headroom

2.0-litre, 150PS and 180PS diesel engines less refined than 1.6-litre diesels.

Lack of a basic equipment grade makes it look expensive.

15-5-2017: Report that production of the Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 GT Line with EAT6 automatic transmission has been stopped. Peugeot explained: "Due to the customer orders of the All-New 3008 SUV surpassing our expectations, we have prioritised production of the PureTech 130 EAT6 for the Allure trim level, the most popular trim level for this engine/gearbox combination. For the GT Line trim level, the PureTech 130 EAT6 is temporarily unavailable. However customers can benefit from the THP 165 EAT6, which offers more performance to go hand in hand with the enhanced sports styling."

12-7-2017: Report of "multiple software problems" with new Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech. The first relates to the 'massage' seat. Car defaults to massage 'on', so on every journey, after 30 sec, the massage starts up, you have to locate the switch, press several times then go to the screen display to switch it off.

20-12-2017: Report of new 2017 Peugeot 3008 2.0 HDI 6-speed manual continually popping out of first gear.

2-1-2018: Complaint of repeated electrical problems with Peugeot 3008, bought new in June 2017. Car has been back to the dealer four times and now (unspecified) problems have struck again.

17-1-2018: Couple of minor TSB fixes reported by a 3008 owner: His 3008 registered at the end of July 2017, has now had a software fix for the driver's vibrating seat problem and it works. There was also another official recall for a fix to two fuel pipes which were in danger of rubbing together, which was also fixed.

12-2-2018: Report of stop/start system stopped working on April 2017 Peugeot 3008 GT Line automatic at 6,000 miles. Satnav also stopped working. Dealer changed the battery and both worked for 5 days. Owner did not drive the car for 36 hours and it stopped working again. Dealer said car needed driving greater distances and that the systems are temperature sensitive .

12-2-2019: Depending on the age of the car a 1.2 Puretech might be due a software update for the engine ecu. There's has been a software update campaign for the older Puretech 130s that Peugeot / Citroen main dealers will carry out when you take the car in for a service / other work.

28-2-2019: July 2018 Peugeot 3008 1.5 BlueHDi 130 EAT8 needed 8.5 litres of AdBlue at 3,600 miles and required an oil change at 4,160 miles because the original oil had become contaminated. Car running fine and averaging 51.7mpg.

3-3-2019: Report of "buzzing' from dashboard area of October 2018 Peugeot 3008. Owner took for repair but it still rattled so complained via email and phone in November. Dealer said nothing more they could do. Owner asked for a replacement vehicle and they confirmed by email in November they would look for a replacement vehicle. Owner chased in January to be told she would need to speak to the boss. He was not helpful; no replacement offered. Now wants to reject the vehicle within 6 months of purchase for these reasons: U nsatisfactory quality. Independent Report states: constant rattle from rear roof lining area when vehicle in motion; Intermittent rattle from drivers door area and Intermittent high frequency vibration from central dashboard. The advertisement clearly stated “over £2090 worth of extras” yet Peugeot has confirmed there is only £1500 worth of extras. Some of the “extras” they listed were in face standard features.

16-4-2019: Report of serious engine problems with 2017 Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech 130 run to 27,000 miles on ordinary 95RON petrol. The engine warning light came on and it went to Peugeot, who replaced the engine without any arguments. It appears that the engine was choked with carbon. The car had the required services but at 20k miles began to use oil. Peugeot said this was normal and a litre of oil may be required every 2k to 4k. 7k later the engine is replaced under warranty. Owner had not been told to run solely on Superunleaded.

19-4-2019: Separate report of September 2018 Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 failing to start at 3,500 miles. Engine fault message on dash. AA patrol reported: "F ound the following fault code/s:System : Global OBD II - 000 / Global OBD II Status :P0638 - Throttle valve control (bank 1). Error Message : outside set range. Static faults. Status :P2173 - Throttle Actuator Control System. Error Message : High Airflow Detected. Static faults.engine warning light on with no other faults. Member happy for me to clear codes and carry on journey. cleared codes and tested, all ok If fault persists, seek dealer attention." Car booked into Peugeot dealer.

2-10-2019: Report of 2017 Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 manual suffering premature carbonising on the valves, resulting in a repalcement engine being fitted under warranty at 14,500 miles.

11-12-2019: Report of 2017 Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130 requiring a new engne at 26,600 miles after independent servicing garage used the incorrect 5W30 oil (instead of 0W30) and also used an oil flush and fuel system flush in the engine. Cost of repairs £5,117.


24-04-2017: R/2017/140: STARTER MOTOR MAY NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY. A possible nonconformity of an internal component of the starter motor relay could affect the control of the starter motor. This could adversely affect the starting operation and damage the starter motor due to overheating and in extreme cases there is a risk of fire. Fix: On affected vehicles check and where necessary replace the starter motor relay. VINS: VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463. Build dates: 15-05-2016 to 12-10-2016.

29-05-2019: R/2019/136: A plastic component inside the exhaust line could under certain conditions damage the diesel particle filter (DPF). Affects cars sold between October 2016 and June 2018.

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