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Peugeot Economy mode

Discussion in 'Motors' started by brummie, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. brummie

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    Hi all, i need help :(

    going to leave work and my car will not start. All appears normal when i got in but the engine will not turn over.
    10 minutes later the car reports economy mode. WTF?!!?

    Now everything is acting funny and shutting down quickly too.
    Do i need a Peugeot dealer?? I cant afford one :(
     
  2. MrMoonX

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    battery???
     
  3. Jonny69

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    Pugs switch into 'economy mode' after about 10-15 minutes. It's quite annoying because it means you can't leave the radio on when you're sitting in the car doing nothing. I'm guessing your battery might be a bit flat and it's making the car kick into economy mode. It might not even be related because the car does it anyway.
     
  4. brummie

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    Thanks guys

    The battery is reporting 13volts. Surely it would struggle to turn over first and not just refuse to start??
     
  5. Jonny69

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    Who knows. Cars are laden with all sorts of weird electrics these days. Stick some jump leads on it and see what happens.

    *Before someone jumps in and says oh noes you can't jumpstart modern cars with jump leads because of the electrics, TEH ELEKTRICS, the 207 manual says you can jump start it.
     
  6. Blackhawk47

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    How do you know its a 207. Could be a 107, in which case, you can have the battery in my courtesy car. :D
     
  7. GeForce

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    Does it try and turn over but not manage? Or not even try?

    FYI, Economy Mode can be disabled in the BSI with PP2000.
     
  8. phil675

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    Does it starter click madly?
     
  9. brummie

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    Its a 1007
    Its doesn't even try to start. Battery charged fully and the doors will no longer function. It just beeps now when I press the key fob. Battery light flashes on the dash.

    Peed off as I've just shelled out on Turbo for my Renault. :(
     
  10. Uriel

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    I realise this isn't a helpful comment but it does seem to be the case that a good 70% of AA or RAC vans I see are parked next to something French. And you have two of the things...
     
  11. Deep

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    My 307 would go into economy mode after 20 minutes or so.

    When this happened I started the engine, which worked straight away and then did my journey
     
  12. brummie

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    Lol. Thanks for that
     
  13. Jonny69

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    Utter rubbish. The three French cars my other half has had have never gone wrong. Like nothing has ever gone wrong with them. You can't make sweeping generalisations like that. 95% of of AA or RAC vans I see are parked next to something built in the last 10 years, as I buzz past in a reliable classic car, but we all know those stats aren't right.
     
  14. MusicalChris

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    have you tried locking with the key in the door rather than the button? not sure if you have this option on a 1007 but my 206 has issues like this and locking and unlocking manually with the key sometimes solves these things.

    Chris
     
  15. Uriel

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    They weren't Citroen by any chance were they?

    Larger sample sizes suggest it's quite a justified generalisation. In every reliability survey I've seen in the past few years, French cars have done terribly. This was the latest (see last place comments). http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carrev...2/best_for_reliability_and_build_quality.html

    More recent surveys do suggest that newer French cars are slightly better. Citroen has tended to do better than Renault or Peugeot in recent years.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  16. brummie

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    Thanks for the input people. Turns out it was the starter motor. Whatever was going on was fixed today with a shiney new one. :)
     


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