140,000 Peugeot cars recalled in France over brake issue

Here are the vehicles affected - and what to do if you have one

A view of the new Peugeot logo on the front of a car
Peugeot has said that it invites all owners of affected models to visit an approved workshop to get the braking software issue resolved
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French car giant Peugeot has issued a recall for more than 140,000 cars due to a problem with the braking software system.

Which vehicles are affected?

The following Peugeot vehicle models manufactured between April 3, 2017 and December 11, 2020 are affected:

  • 208
  • 2008
  • 308
  • 2008
  • 5008

This equates to around 143,440 vehicles, reported specialist car website AutoPlus.

What should I do if I have an affected vehicle?

Peugeot has invited all affected drivers to take it back to the dealership, or take it to an approved Peugeot mechanic workshop to be fixed.

The problem is not with the vehicle hardware, but with the software. This means that the repair requires a software update to “improve the reliability of the braking system” to “avoid any risk of reduction or loss of braking assistance”, it said.

The change will be paid for by Peugeot, and not by the car owner. Peugeot also stated: “Peugeot will also take advantage of the time the cars spend in the workshop to check the brake assist system, which could be damaged by the cam belt.”

The new issue comes after Peugeot issued a recall for 40,000 of its hybrid models for a different issue - a potential corrosion problem - a few weeks ago. This affected the 3008 hybrids manufactured between March 12, 2019 and December 12, 2022; and the 508 hybrids produced between July 10, 2019 and January 25, 2023.

Peugeot cars were also among others - including Citroën and Opel - to be recalled over high emissions in France in early December.

More generally, many of the smaller Peugeot electric models are also among those set to be included in the recently-launched €100-per-month electric car scheme for lower-income drivers.

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