This Peugeot, which is widely sold in France, presents a serious safety problem, here’s how to know if your car is affected

This Peugeot which is widely sold in France presents a

The flagship model of the Peugeot brand is the subject of a recall for a serious safety problem.

A dangerous car to drive, this is the risk that some Peugeot owners are currently taking without knowing it on the road. The Lion brand has been carrying out a major recall of several of its vehicles for several days, as clarified on March 29, Rappel Conso, the site for dangerous product alerts. It is never easy for a car manufacturer to recall cars, a sort of bad publicity, especially when it concerns one of its flagship models. But Peugeot had no choice since the problem affects an important part for the safety of its customers.

This time it is not a question of the Puretech petrol engine, a source of major problems for the Stellantis group brand, but of a major problem noted on an axle – the crossbar which notably supports the weight of the wheels and the steering controls. – asked on its best-selling model in 2023. It is in fact on Peugeot 208s, assembled in Morocco, that “the rear axle may not be correctly welded, which could lead to the formation of cracks over time “, we can read in the reason for the recall. “As a result, the rear axle could break and result in reduced handling, thereby increasing the risk and accident.”

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The malfunction is serious enough to be taken very seriously by all drivers of the city car. What to do if you drive a 208? First of all, it is important to know that this recall concerns cars marketed between January 18 and March 14, 2023. Then, to know if your car needs to be checked (and repaired), you must go to the Peugeot website (here) to enter the identification number of your vehicle (17 characters) which you will find on the gray card opposite the letter E.

We can only strongly advise you to quickly check whether your car is affected by this defect, and if this is the case to make an appointment with your dealership as soon as possible. In France, hundreds of thousands of motorists drive a 208 every day. The Lion brand’s city car was the second best-selling new car in 2023 – with more than 86,000 units sold – only ahead of the Renault Clio. This bad spotlight is a boon for its great rival.