Peugeot Expert (2007–2016)

What's good

Peugeot offers the Expert in a variety of body styles and with different body lengths. There is also a high roof option to give plenty of cargo space.

An opening flap in the roof can be ordered for the Expert to let longer loads sit securely in the van.

Supple suspension makes the Expert comfy for the driver, passengers and cargo on even the roughest roads. Air rear suspension is an option for 2.0-litre models.

Larger engines make fine workhorses on faster roads and longer journeys. The 163PS engine is available with an automatic gearbox.

What's bad

Recall 19-12-2008: Accelerator pedal may not return to initial position when released due to faulty specification.

Recall 15-02-2010: Fuel may leak due to wear from contact with the engine shield.

Recall 16-03-2010: Braking performance may be affected by water getting into the drums and causing wear.

Recall 10-08-2010: Brake efficiency may be compromised by the brake linkage rod not being properly manufactured.

Recall 06-10-2010: Lights may fail as the exterior lighting ring may not be detected by the lighting management system.

Recall 16-12-2010: Brake vacuum pump one-way valve may not function properly and affect braking performance.

Recall 22-02-2011: Contact between fuel return pipe and diesel filter on some 2.0 HDi engines may cause pipe to wear and leak.

Recall 11-07-2011: Wiring harness for power steering may come into contact with other components and result in a loss of power steering.

Recall 21-10-2011: Incorrect manufacturing of cylinder head may cause oil leak.

Recall 28-04-2012: Damage during transport may cause tyres to deflate. Front left-hand tyre may have localised damage on tread or inner side.

The suspension leans too much in corners, which limits progress in the Peugeot Expert.

The cab is cramped when there are two passengers sitting alongside the driver and the centre passenger has very little knee room due to the gear lever surround.

There’s no ESP traction control as standard on the Expert.

End of plastic dipstick of 1.6 HDi engine can break and drop into sump requiring removal of sump to retrieve it.

Vent well drains can block leaving rainwater nowhere to go except into the vehicle where it penetrates the ECU under the driver's seat.

'Gong' sound means that car battery is failing to hold sufficient charge and needs to be replaced.

Problem of water dripping onto timing belt and corroding the metal strengthening in the belt. Can get a protective drip tray to stop this for about £30. 

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