Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Peugeot 207 hatchback?
The 207's diesel engines can sound rattly when cold, but this noise should disappear once they've reached operating temperature. Be suspicious if it doesn’t.
Also look out for electrical faults affecting the dashboard. In some cases, the LED dashboard display can fail completely and need replacing.
If the car’s electrical systems start to cut out, there's probably a problem with the alternator.
Wheel bearing and suspension damper failures have been reported. While these are far from common, you should specifically ask the seller if the car has experienced these issues. Of course, if the car has covered lots of miles, it could be due a new set of dampers anyway.
There have been no fewer than 18 recalls for the 207 during its life. They range from loose seatbelt mountings on early cars to chaffed brake hoses, loose battery earth cables and heated seats that might, ironically, overheat. If you’re in any doubt about whether your car might be affected, contact your local Peugeot dealer with the registration and VIN number to check if it has any outstanding recalls.