I'll tell you what.....this forum never never fails to amaze me! Apart from all the MHF discounts and two free new full Calor Lite cylinders, it now looks like I'll be getting a £120 battery FOC. All for a tenner subs eh?
Before I get too euphoric, here's another pic where it says 12v 95A. (Partially hidden under the negative terminal lug). Not a very good pic because I was trying to hold up the cover plate wiv me 'ed! It's a bit confusing. Am I still in for a freebie batt' ?
I have a 63 plated Boxer and not sure if this is appropriate for my age of van - not relishing trying to find out given the comments made by wingman above!
Been doing a bit of digging.. It actually goes back in to 2011 by the looks of it !Apparently in could affect vans back as far as 2012
Well if it is a scam/con, its all over the forums, caravan club, auto sleeper owners, MMM, etc. Peugeot will be really pi$$ed if it is.This smacks of a con/scam to me. If Peugeot were really doing a recall on batteries why would they not send out that letter to ALL parties who may be affected? Also if it were real why when people have contacted Peugeot have they been told "we know nothing of this"? The typo in the apparent letter is repeated 3 times, which in itself leads me to suspect its validity. "680A" and "950A" refer to the batteries ability to supply large amperages (680 A = 680 AMPS, 950 A = 950 Amps, these are what is known as cold cranking amps, i.e. the batteries ability to provide big current in cold conditions) The reference to 950 AH (repeated 3 times) is a measure of the batteries capacity. I find it difficult to believe that a company as big as Peugeot, who build very technically complicated vehicles would issue such an inaccurate recall letter to just one person. Also the very fact it was copied from another forum leads me to doubt its validity.
I would think 680a CC would be enough to start any 2.2 engine -I think my old 2.8 ltr iveco only needed 650 ccNo it doesn't, the other pic clearly shows 95Ah. That's the storage capacity, the 680A is the cranking amps which must not be enough for a cold engine.
And several Autosleeper forum members have already had their batteries replaced or booked in at Peugeot dealers for replacement.Well if it is a scam/con, its all over the forums, caravan club, auto sleeper owners, MMM, etc. Peugeot will be really pi$$ed if it is.
And several Autosleeper forum members have already had their batteries replaced or booked in at Peugeot dealers for replacement.
One member rang the number quoted, was promised a reply by email (so he had it in writing) and this is the reply received
Thank you for your recent email, in relation to the battery in your Boxer
I can confirm that if you have found that your Motorhome has the 680A battery fitted and not the 950Ah battery and would like this to be changed.
Please take your motorhome along to a Peugeot franchised dealer, who will check the battery and look to replace it with a 950Ah battery under your
I’m sorry you have had to contact Peugeot Customer Relations under such
circumstances, but I would like to thank you for bringing this matter to my
Customer Relations Manager
Fair enough, I stand corrected. It just seems odd to me that they'd make suuch a glaring error 3 times in the same letter and why isn't this letter being sent out to all owners?
I am getting the runaround from Peugeot re the battery issue. Understandably my local Peugeot dealer knows nothing of this issue and so I rang Peugeot customer centre direct. Basically they will not confirm there is an automatic recall but that it has been deemed appropriate for the Bailey MH's. They will not accept a photo of the battery in situ, and I have been advised that the vehicle must be looked at by a Peugeot tech and then they discuss the matter Direct with Peugeot. Couldn't get an answer as to why it was only appropriate to Bailey and Auto sleeper!!