Peugeot 307 CC (2003–2008)

What's good

Space for four adults.

What to watch out for

Cab forward design can look odd from some angles.

Automatic version disappointing.

307 came 3rd bottom model in 2004 JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Roof mechanism problems can occur but are fairly rare.

Can develop a minor wiring harness fault that causes the heater fan resistors to fail.

Low air intake means that both petrol and diesel engines can ingest floodwater and hydraulic.

Door window drops approx 10-12mm when you grasp the door handle so that the glass clears the seals and allows the door to open. They may also do this while you are driving.

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

26-6-2013: At least 10 cases of seatbelt pretensioners going off without warning together with activation of pop-up roll bars in 307CCs built 2003-2006. Peugeot has settled damages in at least one case.

19-10-2015: Electric front and rear windows tend to fail repeatedly, every 4 years or so.

Recalls

October 2005: 307 owners received recall notice, "Within the Peugeot quality programme it has been identified that it is necessary to reinforce the sealing of the electrical connection of the power assisted steering system on your vehicle, under certain conditions the repeated entry of salt water into this connection could cause short circuits which, in extreme cases may lead to the start of a fire in the engine compartment."

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