Peugeot is making big inroads with its 3008 crossover, but a hiccup in its build has caused the French manufacturer to issue a recall. Don’t worry if you’ve just bought a new one – this is the previous version.
The problem stems from the fuel system, which is not something you want to get wrong. Unfortunately, in this case, Peugeot has.
The company says that a sheath that surrounds the fuel pipe can rub a bit too much during driving, and this causes friction.
In some circumstances, with enough friction, it can actually create a fuel leak.
Imagine a fuel leak under the car, while you’re stopped at a set of traffic lights – the fuel leaking onto hot parts – not pretty indeed. In fact, the company says it could actually ignite, which is why it has created this recall.
Peugeot will contact affected owners by mail and advise them to head to a dealer to get a new sheath fitted.
But probably the best course of action isn’t to wait for a letter. Get to a dealer and find out if your car is subject to this recall. Let’s just hope the fuel pipe sheath doesn’t rub too much on your way there.
Vehicles sold between 1 December 2016 and 31 July 2017 are affected.