Car sometimes doesn't start

2008 Peugeot 308 Problem

The Problem

Avatar Penguinfication
Joined: 3 weeks ago | Profile

This video shows the issue (ignore the pulsating lights, it's just my phone camera doing that)

Every now and then, my car refuses to start. It'll work fine if jump started and then will work for a few days normally.

I was jump started yesterday morning and did 2 medium length drives before I parked up at home. I woke up this morning and my car was having the same issue.

The alternator has been tested & the mechanics also said the battery was fine as far as they could tell.

I was thinking it was maybe an immobiliser issue?

Car Peugeot 308
Model Year 2008
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
All Peugeot 308 Problems


Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,039 | Profile

" the battery was fine as far as they could tell. " !!!! Surprised the garage dont have a battery load tester which will tell if battery faulty or not for definite . Alternator also needs LOAD testing .Does sound lika battery low or possibly weak cell which will show when load testing .


Avatar paulieone
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 1,666 | Profile

check earth lead and also check the positive connection is good

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