Traction Battery Fault, Wheels Locked Up - Jaguar I-Pace EV400 Forum
 31Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 24
Traction Battery Fault, Wheels Locked Up

Took delivery of a new first edition today. 36mi on the odometer and 20mins from the dealer while driving on a city street I hear a loud 'bang' from the rear of the car and there's a shudder.

I think maybe a tire blew out, but the car isn't pulling to any side. An instant later the warning announcements start: Traction Battery Fault Detected, pull over safely, reduced performance.

I pull the car over and it's telling me it's going to shut down. I'm stopped on the side of the road. I attempt to put the car into P, but the warning 'Speed too high for Park' comes up on the screen. I can put it in N. Getting it onto the flatbed to tow back to the dealer the rear wheels are completely locked up and have to be put on skates.

Searching around I don't see much info on similar incidents. Anyone heard of anything similar and how JLR ended up handling it?
SipherHex is offline  
post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
 
McRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
Posts: 1,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by SipherHex View Post
Took delivery of a new first edition today. 36mi on the odometer and 20mins from the dealer while driving on a city street I hear a loud 'bang' from the rear of the car and there's a shudder.

I think maybe a tire blew out, but the car isn't pulling to any side. An instant later the warning announcements start: Traction Battery Fault Detected, pull over safely, reduced performance.

I pull the car over and it's telling me it's going to shut down. I'm stopped on the side of the road. I attempt to put the car into P, but the warning 'Speed too high for Park' comes up on the screen. I can put it in N. Getting it onto the flatbed to tow back to the dealer the rear wheels are completely locked up and have to be put on skates.

Searching around I don't see much info on similar incidents. Anyone heard of anything similar and how JLR ended up handling it?
Welcome. Sorry to hear it.

Hopefully it will be better than Tesla, and you will need less than 5 new rear motors in the first 10,000 miles. One front motor failure has been reported as well as an arson.

You didn't even mention contacting JLR's online cell assistance. How did that work for you?

Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.
McRat is online now  
post #3 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 11:08 AM
Senior Member
 
McRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
Posts: 1,348
Note: It appears nearly everyone on this site with one post had an immediate failure. They are coming as a daily stream. It's like the Tesla zealots did to the Volts, but their lack of knowledge of how Volts operate ID'd them as pranksters.
Odd they would only discover there is an internet after they completed the purchase of a $90k car.
The reason I mention this is that I've now driven 4 i-Paces and haven't seen a significant issue during testing.
And the 200 prototypes abused by thousands press members didn't see the high % of failure that "1" posters are listing here.
The "1" posters haven't listed their followups in general so I guess all of them died in a plane accident?
I-PaceDave, NerdUno and phila like this.

Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.

Last edited by McRat; 12-17-2018 at 11:12 AM.
McRat is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 11:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 371
Actually sounds a little familiar:

https://www.i-paceforum.com/forum/56...t-problem.html
WattAJag is offline  
post #5 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 11:54 AM
Senior Member
 
McRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
Posts: 1,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by WattAJag View Post
Except with a LOT more details and posted by someone who had already joined the site, and has posted afterwards.

Not saying it's a prank ID, but after seeing literally hundreds of them since 2000 on car boards, it shows the normal MO. So there is certainly a possibility.

I'm not claiming the OP is a stock market manipulator, or a scorned Elon Musk lover. Just that one post with a low level of detail on the problem needs more info if it is to be helpful to the community.

We don't work for JLR. We weren't given cars. We are not paid to drive them. We are enthusiasts, not the JLR Help Hotline. And that's how to communicate with with us.

I can't even tell if his car was drivable or rolled in neutral. I do know the OP is not familiar with rear flats on modern cars with SC systems and TPMS. Bright arse TPMS light appears by law, it's not subtle. Car will drive straight and gentle corners. It will destroy your rims.
I-PaceDave and epirali like this.

Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.
McRat is online now  
post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by McRat View Post
Note: It appears nearly everyone on this site with one post had an immediate failure. They are coming as a daily stream. It's like the Tesla zealots did to the Volts, but their lack of knowledge of how Volts operate ID'd them as pranksters.
Odd they would only discover there is an internet after they completed the purchase of a $90k car.
The reason I mention this is that I've now driven 4 i-Paces and haven't seen a significant issue during testing.
And the 200 prototypes abused by thousands press members didn't see the high % of failure that "1" posters are listing here.
The "1" posters haven't listed their followups in general so I guess all of them died in a plane accident?
It's really amazing how many people make their first post in a very condemning nature. Typically posting photos of the dash error, and tow truck make it more real which many o these posters lack.
epirali likes this.
I-PaceDave is offline  
post #7 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 01:01 PM
Senior Member
 
McRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
Posts: 1,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by I-PaceDave View Post
It's really amazing how many people make their first post in a very condemning nature. Typically posting photos of the dash error, and tow truck make it more real which many o these posters lack.
I hate to imply the OP is not having a problem, but I agree with you. Most new car owners with problems provide more data and a follow up.
The sad part is people with actual issues are clumped with the 1,000+ troll posters trying to start a argument. But it's too late to put that toothpaste back in the tube.

And they tend to come in batches, which points to somebody setting up multiple accounts.

Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.
McRat is online now  
post #8 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 371
There are times where I am truly ashamed of my species, and have to accept that - if there is intelligent life somewhere in the universe, it would be wise to do its damnedest to hide from us.
WattAJag is offline  
post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 06:50 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by SipherHex View Post
Took delivery of a new first edition today. 36mi on the odometer and 20mins from the dealer while driving on a city street I hear a loud 'bang' from the rear of the car and there's a shudder.

I think maybe a tire blew out, but the car isn't pulling to any side. An instant later the warning announcements start: Traction Battery Fault Detected, pull over safely, reduced performance.

I pull the car over and it's telling me it's going to shut down. I'm stopped on the side of the road. I attempt to put the car into P, but the warning 'Speed too high for Park' comes up on the screen. I can put it in N. Getting it onto the flatbed to tow back to the dealer the rear wheels are completely locked up and have to be put on skates.

Searching around I don't see much info on similar incidents. Anyone heard of anything similar and how JLR ended up handling it?



Hey SipherHex. Some people are suspecting that here is a whiff of trollism about your post. If you and your problem with your new i-Pace really are genuine perhaps you would like to tell us who your dealer was and where you are located. Maybe even post a picture of the car at the dealers.
I-PaceDave and wilco like this.
JonB is offline  
post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 07:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Mister Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Illinois
Posts: 515
Quote:
Originally Posted by McRat View Post
I hate to imply the OP is not having a problem, but I agree with you. Most new car owners with problems provide more data and a follow up.
The sad part is people with actual issues are clumped with the 1,000+ troll posters trying to start a argument. But it's too late to put that toothpaste back in the tube.

And they tend to come in batches, which points to somebody setting up multiple accounts.
I've witnessed this too. I can't say I knew which was legit and which wasn't. What's always not helpful is the counterattack. The good news is that if we refrain from responding the thread disappears more quickly. If it's legit, and the group hasn't shamed the poster off, then the next post could be revealing and it can proceed from there. Or.... the thread dies quickly.

My apathy is the best weapon against this sort of thing.
Mister Dave is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OK to Drive with Caution, Traction Battery Fault Detected. McRat Jaguar I-Pace EV Issues And Problems 15 08-23-2019 01:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome