The Peugeot 4007 is a family crossover/SUV made by Mitsubishi for the Stellantis family between 2007 and 2012. The Citroen C-Crosser shares pretty much all of its parts with the 4007 which makes these two mostly the same when it comes to reliability. Mitsubishi also used this platform for the 2nd generation Mitsubishi Outlander which was in production between 2006 and 2012.
In this article, we are going to list all the common problems with Peugeot 4007 and tell you what you need to look out for when buying one used. The 4007 typically suffers from a wide variety of electrical issues, some of which have led to multiple recalls. The transmission is known to slip, especially in adverse conditions and while towing.
The DPF (Diesel particulate filter) fluid used to regen the DPF can leak while the engine is known to experience its own fair share of problems. Lastly, the fuel pump is prone to failure and has also been part of a few distinct recalls over the years.
All in all, the Peugeot 4008 is a decently reliable car that should be able to last a long while if you take proper care of it. If you come across an example with incoherent service and maintenance records, it’s best to leave it be as some of these problems can be really expensive to fix.
We will kick off this list by going over a few notable electrical issues with the Peugeot 4007. The 4008 has been recalled a few times during its lifespan due to electrical faults, but the vast majority of electrical problems came after the car reached 10 years of age. The most common electrical problems include problems with the accessories (radio, nav, gauge problems, lighting problems) which tend to fail.
Problems with the windshield wipers and the door locks failing are also common and can be repaired by replacing the actuators/motors. If the headlights fail, you are going to be faced with a dangerous situation, so be sure to pay close attention to the headlight wiring corroding as this usually causes them to fail.
Transmission problems are also fairly common with the Peugeot 4007, but the most common ones include slipping and the transmission being really slow to engage. It is said that the former takes place due to the increased stress the transmission tends to suffer while under load. This means that towing and going uphill is more likely to cause slipping.
The former is usually down to either contaminated transmission fluid or even metal shards within the transmission caused by improper lubrication. As this problem is mostly due to lack of maintenance, it needs to be addressed when in the market for a used Peugeot 4007.
The majority of Peugeot 4007 models out there use diesel HDI engines which are known to cause a wide variety of issues in the DPF department. The DPF (Diesel particulate filter) is a fairly complicated system designed to burn off harmful exhaust particles within its housing in order for them not to reach the atmosphere. This leads to fewer CO2 emissions, but it tends to cause a wide variety of problems.
A few owners did complain about the Peugeot 4007 experiencing limp mode caused by DPF problems/leaks. These typically lead to the DPF not regenerating fast enough and thus clogging the entire system. In rare instances, this can even lead to fire so be sure to clean/regenerate the DPF filter whenever needed and check for any signs of leakage.
The two most problematic Peugeot 4007 engines are the 2.0L diesel and the 2.2L diesel, both of which can experience EGR issues, dual mass fly-wheel problems, and problems with the turbocharger. EGR problems are caused by a lack of proper maintenance and cleaning and typically cause the car to emit lots of smoke from the exhaust, worsening the fuel economy, and making the car slow.
The dual-mass flywheel is tasked with controlling the torsional engine vibrations in order not to put too much strain on the driveline. If the flywheel fails, your driveline can get damaged or pushed out of place. The turbocharger can fail on older models, but these are also mostly caused by sheer negligence.
Fuel Pump Failures
Lastly, we ought to talk about strange fuel pump-related problems which almost always lead to needing a new fuel pump. The problem here is that the car isn’t getting all the fuel it needs and thus affecting the car’s performance.
Sometimes the fuel pump can fail to engage at all, or it can disengage while the car is driving. This will lead to the car stalling which can potentially be dangerous. The 4007 was also part of a notable recall associated with fuel pipes which can play a role in destroying the pump.
Is The Peugeot 4007 A Good Car?
The Peugeot 4007 is one of very few European-made SUV/family crossovers that can fit up to seven people without spending an equivalent of $50,000 which made it quite popular the moment it came out.
Equipped with diesel engines, the 4007 hopes to offer reliability, efficiency, affordability, and comfort all in one package. All in all, it is a good used SUV, but only if it was maintained correctly.
Is The Peugeot 4007 AWD?
The 4007 does come with AWD which makes it a proper SUV that can tackle some off-road terrain as well. This is likely due to it being made by Mitsubishi, a brand with iconic prowess in the rally world. Not only that the 4007 comes with AWD, yet it also comes with two specific AWD modes which are designed specifically to tackle off-roading and snow.
Can The Peugeot 4007 Be Used For Towing?
Yes, the Peugeot 4007 is decently capable when it comes to towing as the maximum towing capacity is rated at 2000kg/4,410lbs. Be that as it may, you should use trailer brakes if you tow anything above 750kg/1,600lbs as the brakes on the 4007 are not designed to withstand anything more than that.