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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-12-2015, 08:01 AM
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What, 3 in the same vehicle, or one each in three different ones?
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post #12 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-12-2015, 01:21 PM
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Sorry didn't make myself clear. One each in 3 different vehicles.
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post #13 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Well, fair play and all that - got my re-motored Fluence back from Renault Middlesbrough today and because they'd kept it 10 days while they did the warrantee work they threw in my 20,000 mile (12 month) service free. I like that. Car was totally valeted and in 'as new' condition too - not just your average splosh with a sponge. Well done Renault - we are back on a level playing field. Wasn't expecting that.Thanks for all the forum responses on this, thought I'd just close the loop, Summer's a coming (soonish) and those 100 mile plus figures... Chris:P
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Great to hear! Happy motoring!
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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 02:59 AM
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Count another one.
Mine, at just 10000 miles, is also getting a new motor.
I was able to get it started after a lot of switching on an off and get it to renault. I thought it was some kind of software glitch but after the local renault sent the car to the official ze services shop in Lisbon they found out it needs a motor replacement.
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Shame we don't get told what the exact problem actually is! I'm currently at 9k but not a hint of anything innormal use and accleration. What first made you think there was a problrm?
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Shame we don't get told what the exact problem actually is! I'm currently at 9k but not a hint of anything innormal use and accleration. What first made you think there was a problrm?
The technician from the ZE Services shop just told me by phone that the diagnostic code indicated a short-circuit in the "motor".
I didn't tell him I have electronics knowledge so he was talking "for dummies" language.
It is very possible that a IGBT or similar component failed and shorted in the controller. Personally I don't believe the problem is actually with the motor itself but with the controller.

As it seems that it is easier to replace the entire controller+motor than just the controller they are waiting for a new set.

Up until the day the car refused to start it never had any signs or warnings, I got full power and full regen. Also the fact that after trying a lot of times it started and made the trip to the shop (about 20km) without problems makes me think it is some kind of self-test the controller does that failed.

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Thanks for that - and useful to know, but distressing find that there are no advance warnings as I'm very much at one when the Fluence does something unusual/different. Just as well we have the drive train warranty, as this swap would be expensive to pay for otherwise!
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The technician from the ZE Services shop just told me by phone that the diagnostic code indicated a short-circuit in the "motor".
I didn't tell him I have electronics knowledge so he was talking "for dummies" language.
It is very possible that a IGBT or similar component failed and shorted in the controller. Personally I don't believe the problem is actually with the motor itself but with the controller.
I have another suggestion: It might indeed be a "short circuit" (or better: insulation loss) between some part of the motor / brushes etc and the chassis, which caused the error.
We had several such issues yet (including mine), see https://www.renaultzeforum.com/forums...ing-impossible
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Would that fit your fault pattern?
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I have another suggestion: It might indeed be a "short circuit" (or better: insulation loss) between some part of the motor / brushes etc and the chassis, which caused the error.
Would that fit your fault pattern?
That also seems likely, but what I find strange is that usually controllers/motors are more prone to insulation loss in wet weather or weather favoring condensation. This happened when the weather was dry and warm.
I'll try to get more info out of the technician next phonecall.
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