Peugeot 308, 508 recalled to fix starter issue

Possible short circuit in Peugeot cars

Certain Peugeot 308 and Peugeot 508 cars sold in Australia are being recalled to fix a possible electrical fault.

The same fault that sparked a recall of Citroen cars earlier in the week, the Peugeot recall affects 308/508 vehicles sold locally between the 1st of November 2014 and the 31st of March 2017.

Is your Peugeot affected? Check your VIN here.

In total, 1053 Peugeot cars are affected by the recall.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice advises that the starter motor 12V connection lug may be fitted incorrectly.

Due to this the lug may touch a metal component, causing a short circuit.

What are the hazards?

If the starter motor lug does touch another metal component it may cause a short circuit and pose a fire hazard.

Peugeot Automobiles Australia will contact all known owners by mail and ask them to present their vehicle to their preferred approved Peugeot dealer to have the starter motor connection inspected and if necessary, reposition the connection lug.

The work will be carried out by the dealership free of charge.

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