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by doggy
Today, 18:58
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

The other thing I should mention is that Renault Australia have given me some compensations for time off the road and all the troubles. I'm not going to publicly list these, but I am happy with their response. Their quality manager went through a number of the issues including logistics and was very...
by doggy
Today, 18:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Tom Tom live (online POIs), real time traffic, weather, email...........................
by doggy
Today, 15:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Okay. Hopefully the saga is finally over. Here are the final details: 1. Total time off the road, in the workshop, this year= 76 days! 2. The replacement TCU arrived from overseas last week. So took about a month. In the interim, the SD card holder for the Tom-Tom maps broke (a common problem). I dr...
by doggy
Yesterday, 17:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Hi Chris, I know you had the demo Zoe that had a charging fault. Mine also developed a charging fault (would not charge at all). However, I have frequently charged at a real 22kW as have other Zoe owners so there is not a general issue. Of course, when you get over 90% it starts to drop somewhat. I'...
by doggy
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 12:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

I'm one of those. Been in the workshop 79 days so far this year and in there now.
Will update the appropriate thread soon
But we still love Zoe (when she is working)
by doggy
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 09:08
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Fantastic deal. We paid 55K for an earlier model incl ORC.
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 24 Aug 2020, 19:52
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 63
Views: 7133

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Aha- it's back again.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 24 Aug 2020, 19:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 63
Views: 7133

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

I'm a bit worried because the web site is no longer resolving.
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 10:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Correct. The PEC contains a lot of modules and they and the other ones in the car needed to be configured in a particular order. Agreed, they were very remiss to not have checked all the heat pump stuff given it needed to be re-gassed when they removed the motor and PEC. Interestingly, some overseas...
by doggy
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 15:07
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Just had a call from both the service manager and also the head mechanic. The heating and aircon and also an inverter fan not working are now all fixed. Apparently there is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) specifying an exact procedure for re-configuring a number of the control units when you repl...
by doggy
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 12:37
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

I took Zoe back this morning. In the end, because progress was slow, they gave me another car and I left them with the two problems.

More when it happens.....

Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 09 Aug 2020, 09:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

For anyone else who has problems of this sort, The part they replaced is R296056406R. The other parts are seals and gaskets, oil and coolant plus aircon refrigerant. The DTCs originally were: DTC 064063 (Electric Grid) DTC 06641E (Capacity Module) according to the dealer. On the network connectivity...
by doggy
Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 18:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Very possible about the gas. They must have done a lousy job if it leaked out so fast. CanZE shows the pressure is not available (but not necessarily zero) and compressor revs and power are stubbornly zero. I've also discovered that none of my network services is working because the SIM status is di...
by doggy
Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 10:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Latest update: Picked up the car late yesterday. Charging fixed. In the end, they replaced the PEC module (this is a rather large unit containing rectifier assembly, charger, DC-DC converter for 12V system). Plus two oil seals, traction motor gasket, oil and coolant. They also had to drain the airco...
by doggy
Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 10:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: New 2020 Zoe announced
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: New 2020 Zoe announced

It's not coming.
Renault Australia has canned the Zoe due to low sales.
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 06 Aug 2020, 09:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Hi Brendon, I'm kicking myself that I did not run through all the modules and find fault codes before taking the car in. I did check the obvious modules and there were no DTCs. CanZE was showing that no Grid power was detected by the car, resulted in "Check Charging Post" messages after a timeout. T...
by doggy
Thu, 06 Aug 2020, 09:34
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

I am waiting until everything is fixed and car returned before contacting the MD of Renault Australia. On the better news front, Crawfords just rang and said that after their head mechanic had some discussions with Renault Australia, they decided that the Control Unit in question was not "fried" but...
by doggy
Wed, 05 Aug 2020, 13:03
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

AAAAaaarrrgggghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zoe has been in at Crawfords for 51 days now (for this fault). They pulled out the motor (and other stuff), fitted the replacement components and I was supposed to have the car back yesterday. However, yesterday I was informed (but only after enquiring) that the batte...
by doggy
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 06:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: OpenEVSE charging Zoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: OpenEVSE charging Zoe

Hi Jay, I purchased a kit from the US and assembled it. As it was single phase, I added some locally purchased parts. I am using the European three phase software.

I know of no-one in Australia selling them.

Several AEVA members have built their own and/or imported them.

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 06:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: 60 Ah NMC prismatic cells 20 kWh *Sold*

Interesting he could not charge beyond 3.9V. That would have lost him 12AH (judging from Chris's graph). I agree, sounds like a battery charger issue. Perhaps he was using something set for a different cell chemistry.

Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 05:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Only 64 sold in 30 months and I have one of them. A few left in showrooms. Biggest selling electric car in Europe (outsold Kona and Model 3). But absolutely not in Australia. We will end up like Cuba with all these fossil fuelled cars that can't be sold anywhere else in the world..... Of course, in ...
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 19:16
Forum: Renault
Topic: STOP Electric Motor Failure!
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: STOP Electric Motor Failure!

Good you got a photo of the error.
I suggest you report it to someone (service people?)
Just in case warranty ends and you then have a more permanent (and expensive) problem. This might be enough to prove that the problem started while the car was still under warranty.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 16:21
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

It's interesting. Zoe (mainly the latest one) was the top selling EV in Europe. Even outsold Tesla and Kona. Zoe seems to have zero exposure in Australia. I think Renault has done a poor job promoting it. The current price for the ZE40 has been dropped and is pretty good. No-one quite knows when the...
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 14:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: Charging failed

Status update. Car has now been in there 42days. Final part arrived today. I was advised they were fully booked up and not starting until next week. Upon faxing and emailing the service manager (Jake), I received a courteous, fast and helpful reply. He agreed that the situation is not satisfactory. ...
by doggy
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 14:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: STOP Electric Motor Failure!
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: STOP Electric Motor Failure!

That's a bit scary.
You'll find a few instances reported on UK and French Zoe forums.
In some cases, it happened again. In others never again.
Hope you are in the never category.
Regds,
Dave