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I purchased my 2019 HSE in December 2019. It immediately went into the shop for some minor issues. After a repair bay became available, the tech went to move my car inside and it was completely inoperable. No juice at all. The car would not even recognize a power source when plugged in. It would not power on at all! The Dealership was communicating with LRJ trying to find a solution. They had the car for about 2 weeks, ultimately replacing the battery control module (?). Over the last 6 weeks, the car has intermittently failed to recognize one of the key fobs (I changed the battery in it to no avail). It intermittently deletes the 2 user profiles and occasionally claims a full charge showing 170 miles (usually I’m sitting at 211 miles).
It’s back in the shop with no power AGAIN and no one, not even LRJ can figure it out.
Anyone else having these issues? Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance -

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Sorry to read about your car troubles, MK. Other forum members have reported similar issues and will hopefully chime in. As I dust off the cobwebs I think the problems were related to a bad 12V battery. If you have some time perhaps you can look through other threads in the Issues, Problems, Recalls section as well as the EVs Battery and Charging area.
 

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I purchased my 2019 HSE in December 2019. It immediately went into the shop for some minor issues. After a repair bay became available, the tech went to move my car inside and it was completely inoperable. No juice at all. The car would not even recognize a power source when plugged in. It would not power on at all! The Dealership was communicating with LRJ trying to find a solution. They had the car for about 2 weeks, ultimately replacing the battery control module (?). Over the last 6 weeks, the car has intermittently failed to recognize one of the key fobs (I changed the battery in it to no avail). It intermittently deletes the 2 user profiles and occasionally claims a full charge showing 170 miles (usually I’m sitting at 211 miles).
It’s back in the shop with no power AGAIN and no one, not even LRJ can figure it out.
Anyone else having these issues? Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance -

MK
Curt is correct. Other owners have reported similar problems with unresponsive cars being linked to dead 12v battery; something your dealer may not be aware of, but you expect JLR to know this.

there are two 12v and either or both could be bad and causing the problems.

As for the distance to empty gauge. Do your best to ignore it. The varied readings are not indicative of anything.
 

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The dealership had to “open” a case because Jag wants to be involved. They were also involved the first time as well

Batteries have been replaced and the car is still unresponsive. I was told today that they are waiting for further instructions from LRJ. I’ll update when I have one.
 

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I had a complete battery system failure in August of 2019 that left the car completely dead in the street. (Getting a proper tow was a nightmare and took hours, but that's another story!). It took the car out of service for 5 weeks while JLR and the dealer tried to get people with proper training and the proper parts in place. They also live-streamed the repair work with JLR engineers on the line since I gather this was still a rather new phenomenon at the time.

As well as replacing the Battery Control Module, they also replaced both 12 volt batteries in the car. As I understood it the loss of the BCM also resulted in complete drainage of those batteries and compromised their health. Maybe the same thing has happened in your case since some of what you are reporting seems to be typical when the 12v batteries are not performing well.

Ever since the BCM module was replaced (it supposedly had updated hardware) along with the batteries, I've had no problems whatsoever.
 

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UPDATE -

still in the shop - today is the 17th day (this time). Not the Battery - talking about swapping the BCM again. Stay Tuned.
 

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My car has been in the shop for 2.5 weeks and counting. I drove about 75 miles, starting with a full charge, and about five miles from home, my car went into power down mode because the battery was at 0%. To make matters worse it was at night and I was not in a great neighborhood when my car powered down. Completely freaked me out! According to the dealer four of the cells in the battery were bad and needed to be replaced. They told me yesterday, 3/13/2020, that the car should be ready to pick up next Monday or Tuesday but it will take me awhile to get over range anxiety.
 

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I got my car back over 1 month from the time I took it into the service department! It has officially been back to the service department the same amount of time I have had it in my garage! I recommend you ask the dealer for all records before you purchased your car. Wish I had done that before I bought it!
 

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I got my car back over 1 month from the time I took it into the service department! It has officially been back to the service department the same amount of time I have had it in my garage! I recommend you ask the dealer for all records before you purchased your car. Wish I had done that before I bought it!
You have a lemon :(
What are the lemon laws in your state?
 

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My car has been in the shop for 2.5 weeks and counting. I drove about 75 miles, starting with a full charge, and about five miles from home, my car went into power down mode because the battery was at 0%. To make matters worse it was at night and I was not in a great neighborhood when my car powered down. Completely freaked me out! According to the dealer four of the cells in the battery were bad and needed to be replaced. They told me yesterday, 3/13/2020, that the car should be ready to pick up next Monday or Tuesday but it will take me awhile to get over range anxiety.
What's the status?
 

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You have a lemon :(
What are the lemon laws in your state?
I’m in Colorado - I will have to retain an attorney for sure. JLR NA called me to see how things were going and if everything was in working order! I haven’t had it out of the garage since CO issued a stay at home order mid- end of March. I too have range anxiety. Not sure What I will do but I asked the dealer for all the records and I asked Jag for all the records - hoping to get them from one or both. The each pointed to the other for a complete repair and correspondence on my Ipace. ?
 

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Sounds like the same thing is happening to my car. In the shop now.

It showed 170 miles range on full charge. Drive it for 15 miles when it ended up at 0 pulling into my garage. Still have 12v power but car ERRORed when trying to charge.

Dealer charged it using Level 3. I'm guessing it is a bad AC/DC inverter.

BTW. It's a 2019 FE.
 

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I was planing to buy here in France a I-Pace 2019, I was very enthusiastic about it before reading all yours moments, I am afraid now! With all software updates made since 2019 , the car became more reliable? Do you recommend to have a backup car?
Is the 2021 model much diferent than the 2019?
 

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These forums tend to attract all the problems from people looking for solutions. Most of us here are happy with their cars overall. It was a very new model and Jaguar's first EV, so issues were inevitable. I think the vast majority here are happy despite the teething issues. I had a Lexus RX450h before this (which I loved) and I am very happy with the Jag (absolutely no regrets).
 

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I was planing to buy here in France a I-Pace 2019, I was very enthusiastic about it before reading all yours moments, I am afraid now! With all software updates made since 2019 , the car became more reliable? Do you recommend to have a backup car?
Is the 2021 model much diferent than the 2019?
Please see the owner satisfaction survey in this link: Are there happy i pace owners?
 

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I was planing to buy here in France a I-Pace 2019, I was very enthusiastic about it before reading all yours moments, I am afraid now! With all software updates made since 2019 , the car became more reliable? Do you recommend to have a backup car?
Is the 2021 model much diferent than the 2019?
Bought my i-Pace from France 2 months ago.

In a sense you are lucky, as in France I found the best prices throughout the EU (excluding the UK) and also a big selection of Jaguar Approved cars available. So you should be able to get a good deal and 2 years warranty.

No problems with the car so far.
 

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We had a ton of problems with our I Pace...your issues sound familiar. However, I'm happy to report that our car finally got 'dialed in', and has worked fine for several months now. It took like 70 days at the dealer over a year, but all seems to now be in order. My hope for you is for a similar outcome...apparently, the car can indeed be sorted.
 

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My 2019 SE was in the shop quite often during the first 4 months. It was at the point where I could have declared it a lemon. But over the last 22 months it's been perfect except for a few minor infotainment bugs. I think owner experience depends upon the quality of the dealership. Mine, JLR of Colorado Springs, is fantastic. I'm happy that I stuck with it.
 

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My car has been in the shop for 2.5 weeks and counting. I drove about 75 miles, starting with a full charge, and about five miles from home, my car went into power down mode because the battery was at 0%.
I just came across your post after dealing with nearly the exact same scenario as yours. What was the diagnosis and has it been remedied?
 
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