I have a Peugeot ion I bought second hand 3 years ago. I love the car, and have used it for all my local journeys.
Owing to the shortage of qualified electric car mechanics hereabouts, I entered into a 3 year service contract with the Peugeot main dealer in Chester (20 miles away).
Last year when they serviced the car they put 4 new tyres on, and I have had problems with them ever since (2 gradually lose pressure, and the car jumps sideways when it hits a bump).
However it is this year's service that has caused the real problem. During the service they also did the air bag recall, which involved dismantling the whole dashboard, as far as I can tell. When I picked up the car, the clock I had added didn't work - whoever had reassembled the dash had connected both power wires to earth. I also found the headlight auto sensor didn't work - they hadn't reconnected it. I mention all this to give some idea of the competence of the people who worked on the car.
I took it home, discovered the light problem a couple of days later, and arranged to take it back to have it fixed. I put it on charge the night before, but when I came to it in the morning it hadn't charged. A number of experiments later and I fou D t at putting it on charge appeared to work, but about a minute later it stopped charging, and the main electrical circuit light came on (the car with the ! on it).
When I tried to drive the car it was in turtle mode.
I rang the dealer and accused them of breaking my car. They sent a breakdown truck and picked it up. After a few days diagnosing the problem with the help of Peugeot, they said the fault was in the air conditioning compressor (when it is disconnected the car works normally, and will charge via the type 1 socket). They claim they did not cause the fault, and that a new compressor is £3000!
After much discussion, they are now looking for a second hand part. I saw another thread in this forum where someone had a similar problem, which was resolved the same way at a cost of over $1000.
Does anyone have any advice to give?
Is it possible or likely that they broke the air conditioning while messing with the dashboard?
Is there any way of fixing the compressor rather than replacing it?
I am in the UK, by the way.