this is a manafacture problemLecram wrote:I had a drive train malfunction last weekend. After a stop before a traffic light (the SOC was 5%, the rex was on), the rex turned off at standstill, which is normal. When the light went green, I accelerated and the rex stayed off, which is not normal. A warning appeared on my dash that there was a drive train error. At the next traffic light, I turned off the car and on again, and the rex did his job as normal until today.
Today, the i3 was checked by the i-agent. The problem is the generator of the rex. This need to be replaced.
Costs: 3,100 euros ($3,400)!! Luckily, I have an extended warranty, but it is a lot of money. The car is 2.5 yr old, 60,000 km (37,500 mls) and I have used the rex for less than 10,000 kms (6,000 mls).
There are two other people I know who have the same problem.
Any other Rex owner who had the generator replaced?
I rarely charge to full and because I drive so little, I sometimes don't charge at all for more than a week. Yet I have never had a drive train error.asokadas wrote:now it is being looked at and they seem to think i had not charged it every day to maximum ( i was charging every other-day you see) I was not told that one should charge everyday and you must charge it full every-time
Because at the point of service being performed you've included new variables and you're putting faith in an individual which you don't know in being able to properly diagnose and repair while inviting assorted other problems due to disassemblies and errors. You're rolling the dice. Just read the 10 pages of this thread. Some of the people ended up with 10s of thousands of dollars of parts on their cars while loosing months of use with the same result as others which did nothing. The ideas of what's been performed at service over the planet are so vast and invasive I just wouldn't want that process to be initiated on my car. You'll potentially end up with a car in for service all the time.Milam wrote:I am confused.
Why did you not want to take your car in for service/repair?