Just bought a Peugeot ion 2011 will not go any faster than 55 mph
2011 Peugeot iOn Ion

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Mr Dixon
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Problem added: Aug 21, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Just bought a Peugeot ion 2011 with 51,000 miles on but it will not go any faster than 55 mph it's like it has a limiter on but it has no limiter or switches and I phoned 2 Peugeot dealers and neither of them knows what it causing it I have opened the b c gears but still only goes 55 max but it flys from zero to 55 mph then holds back and no amount of pressing the peddle makes any difference its as if a limiter is holding it back I am stuck not knowing how to fix it even on a full charge its the same 55 mph nax
Car: Peugeot iOn
Variant: Ion
Model Year: 2011
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whittingehame
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Aug 21, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
If you have just bought it , contact previous owner and he may shed some light on the problem
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 21, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
I bought it from a dealer not the last owner
And I have no idea how to find out who owned it regards
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whittingehame
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Aug 21, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Is the previous owner not listed on the V5 document ? or the dealer must know who he got it from .
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
I am still waiting for the v5 I bought the car week last Friday I do hope the last owner is on the v5

I was a motor mechanic body work welder sprayer auto electrician for B L M C 1970 on but now 68 I am retired but being auto electrician on this car is not helping as I have never had an electric car most of it us the same as petrol but this problem is foxing me I though some one may have fitted an after market limiter but I can not find it and the throttle peddle looks as it just the factory regards and thank you for your help
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Is the previous owner not listed on the V5 document ? or the dealer must know who he got it from .
The dealer QC trading center Rotherham is not helping but I have contacted trading standards because, if this car had been trying to get on to a motorway down a slip road and only used 30 mph or 40 mph roads to get there ,as the car would be trying to match the speed of large lorries most doing over 60 to 65mph some are limited ,,,this car max 55 mph and you just find out this going down the slip road big problem if you can not match to merge even if you slow down as soon as you in the driving lane stuck at 55 mph lorries are going wounder why you only at 55 mph ..and if the worst happens you only would have the hard shoulder to run onto
Bad place to find out you can bit go over 55 mph

I would say this is dangerous so trading standards might get this car checked as its listed as 81 max top speed not that manufacturers get it bang on
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
I have tested the throttle peddle with a multi meter and it's not that at fault look on the net and YouTube I must be the only Peugeot ion that can not go over 55mph and no answers to why even from Peugeot they are as much good as a chocolate fire guard
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whittingehame
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Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago) Edited on Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Not fit for purpose and unsafe , get it back to them for fixing or a refund
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
QC trade cars in Rotherham say there is nothing wrong with the car well after a life time in the Trade I think there is as no other ion has this problem and even Peugeot Trenton grimsby don't know and Boston Peugeot don't know but no matter what you do with this car 55 mph is its top speed even in d drive b drive or c drive and I agree with you its dangerous this car would be he'll on a motorway luck for my the m180 is miles away from me but I am waiting to see what trading standards say they have more powers than my self
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
The car reg is SK11YXS 2011 Peugeot ion with just over 51,000 miles on. All other ion cars on YouTube can be seen driving at 70 ish this car ca not and never has in the last week and 3 days I have owned it other than that the car is mint inside and out
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whittingehame
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Aug 22, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Top speed specs Peugeot iOn 2011-2018

TOP SPEED 81 mph (130 km/h)
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 23, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Still waiting for trading standards to get I touch
I could be dead before they do if any out there us thinking of buying one of theses cars take it out for a test drive if it only does 55 mph leave it were It is go find another one
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whittingehame
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Aug 23, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
You could have bought an electric scooter or bike that may go faster .
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 24, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Just phoned Peugeot UK
They have not got a clue why this Peugeot ion will not go over 55 mph yet it has no limiter fitted no cruse controls

So I might just go and ask the local butcher to have a look at it ..if you get my meaning?

So it looks like I have the only ion that can only do 55mph max and in D drive B&C position I give in with Peugeot not a lot of help from the dealers or company
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whittingehame
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Aug 24, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
That is bizarre the way Peugeot are dealing / or not with this .I've ran different car dealerships and if this car was in my workshop I would take it as a challenge and prioritise in solving the fault . I could phone the technical section at the factory and speak and inform them of what we had checked and get possible solutions . Also thought a mechanic from Peugeot should have taken car out on road test to verify the fault .
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 24, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
I have 3 fault code readers but sadly none connect to this ion so after trying grimsby Trenton 26 miles away and Boston 30 miles away and Peugeot UK customer care no help no luck in this I can not belive in all my years as a mechanic welder sprayer body work and auto electrician that this is the only ion that has ever done this

But what you are suggesting sounds like a good idea regards
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 25, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Trading standards say i have 30 days from the 13th August Purchase day to return this car for a full refund but I like the car is just the fault of being limited to 55 mph other than that its mint and drives like new I am now waiting for Peugeot trenton grimsby to let me know when they can check it I have asked twice and also just paid them £25 for the radio code
Just beware if you buy from QC trade cars as you might just get a lemon. May be
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whittingehame
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Aug 25, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
It was only as a dealership s/ manger that I could phone , wasn't available to joe public . They should not have charged you for radio code QC should have paid for it , Battery would normally have been replaced at some time on that year which would suggest battery had been flat or disconnected at some time , losing the code . Just dont talk yourself into keeping the car no matter how good it looks , the loss of power may get worse On a car of that year , you may be walking into battery pack troubles , BIG money Read this

https://insideevs.com/news/384368/buy-ev-dump-it-peugeot-ion/
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 25, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
You can just replace any one of the 84 cells and Peugeot say some ion cars with over 100.000 miles on the battery pack only lost 1 to 2 %
So when a few go its outwith the multi meter
If all else fails rip out the electric motor and gear box and fit a flat 4 vw engine in it should go down well with dvla lol
Apart from the limited mph I have got every thing else sorted running nice and all the door rattles packed with foam silent now but QC trade cover them selves with a bill with get out clauses best not to buy off them unless you can test drive one to the full or just don't buy off them at all
I will not be doing so again
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Mr Dixon
Driver
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Aug 25, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
You can just replace any one of the 84 cells and Peugeot say some ion cars with over 100.000 miles on the battery pack only lost 1 to 2 %
So when a few go its outwith the multi meter
If all else fails rip out the electric motor and gear box and fit a flat 4 vw engine in it should go down well with dvla lol
Apart from the limited mph I have got every thing else sorted running nice and all the door rattles packed with foam silent now but QC trade cover them selves with a bill with get out clauses best not to buy off them unless you can test drive one to the full or just don't buy off them at all
I will not be doing so again g
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 26, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
The reply I got back from a Peugeot dealer just to see and look and decode if it can be ?

With regards to the speed limiter, as we do not see these vehicles everyday we are unsure as to whether the vehicle has one built in. so we would have to have a look at the vehicle to see if there is one to be coded out for you. The cost of the repair will be £118.80 inc vat per hour. Please let us know if you would like to get the vehicle booked in.
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whittingehame
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Aug 26, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Normal practice nowadays for checking but often refunded if work / repairs carried out . In your case you are paying them to learn something , educate them . I wish I had charged my customers every time I diagnosed a problem , I would be typing this from my holiday home in Hawaii or Barbados .
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 26, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
This is the UK today
I have just had an 83 year old man a few doors down from me he took an interest in the ion but as we were taking he said he had booked his car in at the Ford dealer on Mablethorpe he has a 58 Honda jazz auto but engine light was on

I said let me have a look.i had 4 code reader I put one on and miss fire on all 4 cylinders I said get 8 plugs I will fit them for you
He said its hot and the ac is not working
I went to.my Honda civic took out the ac tube that had half a tin of gas in I put it in his ac and the cold came back he said wow I thought it was bust I said no they all leak a bit over the years..2 days later the plugs came I took will the old ones out never seen plugs so worn my life massive gaps
Fitted the new ones in and added more gas to 30 psi and all good he was so happy and the labour cost was thank you that's how I work no money comes my way I like to help is just time and a chat that's what being retired is all about and his wife is over the moon and I gave him one of my code reader that worked on his car all free
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 26, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
I think any one who wants to break in the the world of electric cars should think very carefully as once you have got one your stuck with the problems Peugeot trenton grimsby say they have only seen 4 since they came out and they want to try to find out why mine will not go any faster than 55 mph at my expense £118 an hour and how long to see what's wrong

Do you know how much old age pension is in the UK for a week not enough to get this fixed at their prices and that could take ages no thank you the incar i790 reader is only £110
It reads the lot on ion.so I might just get one and safe £8 or more
You try to get in to electric to do your bit and this is what you come to see rip off uk

They do not care about pollution only money and it shows
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Mr Dixon
Driver
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Aug 27, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
https://youtu.be/DsdFEDbn064
This one works on the ion he says Peugeot think my car has been coded to do 55 mph and want 118 pounds an hour to see well this reader is £110 so at least I get some thing solid or my money and only need one not 3 hours messing about at my expense
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whittingehame
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Aug 27, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Hope it lets you access and adjust relevant module / settings .Different ball game nowadays with the electric cars unfortunately .
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Mr Dixon
Driver
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Aug 27, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Your telling meets a night mare but I will get it sorted if it kills me I hate being beat by a car I will not give in the car is so smooth perfect out side and in even if the batteries under the car go I can afford to get them replaced but I am sure they are OK as soon as you put your foot down it pulls hard to 55 than hauls back but if it did not I am sure 70 would be very easy

Regards
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whittingehame
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Aug 27, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
It sure looks like it has been deliberately governed to 55 by someone ,for whatever reason , possibly young driver . Who knows .
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Mr Dixon
Driver
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Aug 27, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Never thought if that buy very good idea limit them for a few years until they get some driving experience

If you could see the car you would know why I want it put right but I can not show it on here


But not to go fast I could do that in my civic or the wife's nissan note fully loaded but some times putting your foot down a bit more can get you out of a situation I would ge happy with 68 mph all day long
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whittingehame
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Aug 27, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Ford limiter system also has a built in override feature which allows the vehicle to go above the set speed limit if you need to overtake. The software will temporarily disable the speed limit function and then will automatically re-engage when the speed reduces back to the set limit. The instrument panel display will also indicate you are exceeding your set limit.
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Mr Dixon
Driver
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Aug 27, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Oh wow wife's nissan note tec has the limiter and cruse control and satnav only used it once in a motorway as she drives it most

They are getting good with cars my day was better with points condenser distributer and a carb you could adjust

But the good old said have gone and the future is not looking good from where I am sitting lol

At least you could do it your self from a book even if you did not know what you were doing
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Mr Dixon
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Aug 28, 2021 (2 weeks ago)
Typo the good old days have gone
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Mr Dixon
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Sep 7, 2021 (1 week ago)
After 3 weeks I have found a autokontrol speedlimiter box high up.under the dash of this Peugeot ion now all I need to do is get it off some how why was it not remover before the car was sold
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Mr Dixon
Driver
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Sep 8, 2021 (1 week ago)
Phoned autokontrol in Manchester they said they fitted it to this Peugeot ion as it was a council vehicle used for delivering meals
They were kind enough to tell me how to disable it and it worked so the car is now back as it should be 3 weeks of head ache looking for why it was limited sorted now Thank you
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whittingehame
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Sep 8, 2021 (1 week ago)
Glad you got it solved , thanks for updating the forum , happy motoring .
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Mr Dixon
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Sep 8, 2021 (1 week ago)
Thank you

It might help some one else who might have this problem regards
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