More on the Toyota sticky throttle saga, with an update from Peugeot who say 6,000 Peugeot 107s in the UK will be recalled.
Update 3: We contacted Peugeot after an elderly lady in N. Ireland has big issues with her 107. Her dealer was no help, but Peugeot UK stepped in and sorted things for her. Good for them.
Update 2: Peugeot has responded to criticisms of their call centre after Cars UK asked them to look at the issue in light of the comments left at the end of this story. If you have any more problems let us know and we’ll see what we can do..
Update: Peugeot told us verbally that 6,000 107s were going to be the subject of a recall. But they’ve now updated that to 6,667 and confirmed it’s only Peugeot 107 models fitted with the 2-Tronic semi automatic gearbox or Manual gearbox cars fitted with ESP that are affected.
It took Peugeot a bit longer to come back to us on the 107 recall than it did Citroen on the C1 recall, but perhaps that’s because the problem for Peugeot is a bit bigger – they’re saying that 6,000 107s in the UK are affected.
Again, as with Citroen it’s the cars fitted with ESP which have the dodgy accelerator pedal, so unless you have a car fitted with ESP you don’t have a problem.
The only difference is that Peugeot were unable to say whether the problem relates only to petrol cars or extends to diesel cars as well. For the Citroen C1 no diesel engined cars are affected, so we’d guess that Peugeot would be the same. Apparently Peugeot don’t know the answer to that, but if they decide we’ll update here so you know.
The recall for Peugeot will be handled by their dealer network and owners of cars affected will be contacted. But if you’ve fallen outside the dealer network with your 107 – or just bought it and not got the V5 yet – you should probably call Peugeot Customer Care on 0845 200 1234 to check you’re on their list.
A bigger headache for Peugeot than Citroen, but just a small fraction of the Toyota recall issue.