Jaguar I-Pace EV400 Forum banner

21 - 40 of 63 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
I picked up my car today from the dealership and the a/c is fixed. The dealership evacuated the existing refrigerant, performed a pressure test which it passed, refilled the system and stated it is now operating as designed. I have a 50 minute drive home and i had a/c all the way home! I would have preferred that they found a problem that was then fixed but at least its working.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
My 2019 ipace blows cold air for 15 minutes, then it is warm! I drove from San Diego to the San Fernando valley sweating in 95-100 degree weather. Miserable!
Did this issue get fixed for you? Mine was "fixed", and then the problem has started again. I find it odd that the service department's explanation of low freon would cause the system to work fine for 15 minutes, and then suddenly stop working. You'd think it would be weak from the beginning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
Did this issue get fixed for you? Mine was "fixed", and then the problem has started again. I find it odd that the service department's explanation of low freon would cause the system to work fine for 15 minutes, and then suddenly stop working. You'd think it would be weak from the beginning.
Did this issue get fixed for you? Mine was "fixed", and then the problem has started again. I find it odd that the service department's explanation of low freon would cause the system to work fine for 15 minutes, and then suddenly stop working. You'd think it would be weak from the beginning.
So far it has been working and it has been about 2 weeks but I am concerned since nothing was really fixed. I drive the car every day and probably put on 900 miles since the service. I will let you know if something changes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Hello everyone, i'm facing the same issue with my Jaguar i-Pace SE First Edition 2018, but here's a very important detail:
Air conditioner on i-Pace will not work if the car itself is overheated, no matter how long you wait - if i start my i-Pace after a few hours of sun exposure, air-con will work just as a fan, without any cool air, even after two hours of non-stop drive.

of course i went to the officials with this, they checked everything, refilled the air-con's freon, upgraded firmware - but that didn't help. The only workaround is to use Pre-Condition feature, but that might take up to 30 minutes, not always applicable and doesn't really solve the problem that is obviously there!!!

i hope this will give a clue to someone. if the car is overheated - air-con won't work.

please share your ideas, contact me via PM if you need more details on my case.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,267 Posts
That's weird because preconditioning uses the AC, so it works when you precondition but it doesn't when you press the AC button in the car?
What happens if you drive around with the windows open to cool the cabin?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
That's weird because preconditioning uses the AC, so it works when you precondition but it doesn't when you press the AC button in the car?
no idea how, but it is what it is. maybe while in PreCon it cools down something related to AirCon.

What happens if you drive around with the windows open to cool the cabin?
that probably wouldn't work as right now it's about 104 fahrenheit outside, but just for the sake of it i will try, who knows what will happen.

UPD: checked. nothing changed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Hello everyone, i'm facing the same issue with my Jaguar i-Pace SE First Edition 2018, but here's a very important detail:
Air conditioner on i-Pace will not work if the car itself is overheated, no matter how long you wait - if i start my i-Pace after a few hours of sun exposure, air-con will work just as a fan, without any cool air, even after two hours of non-stop drive.

of course i went to the officials with this, they checked everything, refilled the air-con's freon, upgraded firmware - but that didn't help. The only workaround is to use Pre-Condition feature, but that might take up to 30 minutes, not always applicable and doesn't really solve the problem that is obviously there!!!

i hope this will give a clue to someone. if the car is overheated - air-con won't work.

please share your ideas, contact me via PM if you need more details on my case.
I have this problem as well but I only encounter it when I drive for a long distance and then stop to recharge at a super charging station in the sun. So I agree it is overheating related. However, I park outdoors in the hot sun for work and have never had the hot air AC problem before. The only time I have this is when I super charge after a long drive. If you have any more information, please let me know.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
I didn't experience this exact thing although I park inside at home and at work. I did have some 90+ degree days but my a/c always worked at first and stopped after about 10 minutes. I never really played with preconditioning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
196 Posts
I didn't experience this exact thing although I park inside at home and at work. I did have some 90+ degree days but my a/c always worked at first and stopped after about 10 minutes. I never really played with preconditioning.
I tried my air conditioning today and have a similar problem.
Seems to work at first, but then just blows warm humid air through the vents.
I tend to go to opening the windows when all else fails.
Need to try the seat cooling next, maybe I have the wrong control settings, or just don't know what I am doing.
Turning on the A/C shouldn't be this complicated. Or is there a problem that requires service? Guess I need a sure
fire step by step test.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
196 Posts
Meldev what were the environmental conditions?
Sunny and hot.
I tried the next day in the morning and works better, even got the seat cooling figured out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Mine has just been in to the dealers last week and was told it needed to be regassed which I said the car is only a year and half old surely it has not lost that much refigerant that it no longer works (think they state 3% loss per yer). I was told the machine held a vacuum so there are no leaks so my question was where did it go if there are no leaks? to which they replied it needed gas at a cost of £200.

I personally think there must have been a leak which they fixed but still got the customer to pay instead of admitting there was a problem. Hey ho guess that is me just being cynical about dealer practices.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Hello! I’m having the same issue exactly. In the middle of a road trip in California. 6 hours today in 110-115 degrees with no SC. I kid you not.
Please tell me a fix was found. The dealer thought he fixed it by changing a couple of valves and refilling the Freon. Clearly not fixed (back on after maybe 2 weeks). 2 thread and no real positive outcome. please advise any one of you with this issue
 

·
Premium Member
19 I-pace HSE Polaris/Fuji white with most options and a lot of accessories
Joined
·
830 Posts
Hello! I’m having the same issue exactly. In the middle of a road trip in California. 6 hours today in 110-115 degrees with no SC. I kid you not.
Please tell me a fix was found. The dealer thought he fixed it by changing a couple of valves and refilling the Freon. Clearly not fixed (back on after maybe 2 weeks). 2 thread and no real positive outcome. please advise any one of you with this issue
See AC slow leak of refrigerant - one potential cause and fix
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
I had one random day where the AC was blowing hot humid air for the whole day earlier this summer, it then went back to normal.

However, twice this month so far. Both times while it was plugged in, I pre-conditioned the car to drive. It blew warm humid air again for the whole duration of the drive (100+ degree weather). I parked and took care of my tasks, and both times, it blew cold again after being turned off.

This is probably my biggest gripe of this car, and being brand new too. In 100-110 degree weather, I am soaked by the time I get to my destination. I'll have to bring this up to the dealer and see what's going on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
779 Posts
I had one random day where the AC was blowing hot humid air for the whole day earlier this summer, it then went back to normal.

However, twice this month so far. Both times while it was plugged in, I pre-conditioned the car to drive. It blew warm humid air again for the whole duration of the drive (100+ degree weather). I parked and took care of my tasks, and both times, it blew cold again after being turned off.

This is probably my biggest gripe of this car, and being brand new too. In 100-110 degree weather, I am soaked by the time I get to my destination. I'll have to bring this up to the dealer and see what's going on.
When it does this, have you tried to immediately pull over, turn off the car, lock the doors and then restart it?
 
21 - 40 of 63 Posts
Top