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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 05:04 AM
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RE: My first 'Danger' warning sign.

Well - I've been an EV user since 2009, so there's nothing experimental about my usage and I saw Renault's Early EV demo in 2006 so I think after 8 years we're not guinea pigs! Some, who went the lease route have indeed invested heavily in their Renault and continue to do so. As much as I like Renault ZE as a brand, I dislike the Zoe and wouldn't even consider getting one.

The Fluence is considerably larger than either the Leaf, iMev, i3 etc so is ideal for me so if they do not replace it with a similar sized version, it will be the last EV I buy.
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RE: My first 'Danger' warning sign.

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I suppose in some ways like Bob the Teach you are lucky it has happened within warranty. I know you have been asking everyone who has had a failure to PLEASE PLEASE ask how much the repair would have cost out of warranty. Unfortunately it looks like you will have that opportunity yourself now and be able to share the costs with the forum. Must be all that saintly moderate hypermiling you are doing Donald, no good for the motor!!. I've topped out at 65 mile range for the summer and am looking at getting back down to 50 with the approaching winter.

As I have stated many times on this forum, I don't think we need to worry too much about battery failure, it is a big mechanical failure outwith the warranty that is going to kill our Fluences!!

On the upside though I have finally found an EV that I would actually quite like to buy when my Fluence dies. The Ford Focus EV, a snip at 28k!!. I will be watching Autotrader for the second hand values in 2016.
I may be a couple of years late in answering your question, but my car is out of warranty a few months now and would you believe it?...Electric motor failure. The car is in being checked for about a week now and they currently have no clue what is wrong. I am more than a little concerned that I may be told I need a new motor. If that is the case, I will report back here.
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RE: My first 'Danger' warning sign.

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I suppose in some ways like Bob the Teach you are lucky it has happened within warranty. I know you have been asking everyone who has had a failure to PLEASE PLEASE ask how much the repair would have cost out of warranty. Unfortunately it looks like you will have that opportunity yourself now and be able to share the costs with the forum. Must be all that saintly moderate hypermiling you are doing Donald, no good for the motor!!. I've topped out at 65 mile range for the summer and am looking at getting back down to 50 with the approaching winter.

As I have stated many times on this forum, I don't think we need to worry too much about battery failure, it is a big mechanical failure outwith the warranty that is going to kill our Fluences!!

On the upside though I have finally found an EV that I would actually quite like to buy when my Fluence dies. The Ford Focus EV, a snip at 28k!!. I will be watching Autotrader for the second hand values in 2016.
I may be a couple of years late in answering your question, but my car is out of warranty a few months now and would you believe it?...Electric motor failure. The car is in being checked for about a week now and they currently have no clue what is wrong. I am more than a little concerned that I may be told I need a new motor. If that is the case, I will report back here.
Good luck Glen. If you look back the 'New Motor Required' thread from March 2015 they were quoting 2750 to replace. My first motor failed at 30k miles under warranty. I have now covered 62k miles and all good just now. If I was hit with a 2750 bill I am afraid the Fluence would be a dead duck
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RE: My first 'Danger' warning sign.

Thanks very much. I'll check that thread out. Fingers crossed it's only a fault with the 12V battery :-)
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After a long day of work, driving home unexpectedly on the dashboard appeared each light, I didn't know what to do. Fortunately, I was near my neighbor, at him where some electricians from spark innovation Sutherland fixing something, and he recommended me to call them. They fixed the problem in some minutes, it was the cables were weak and they gave way, and they changed them. When I have a problem I always call the specialists, like does my neighbor.
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