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  1. Getting a service in 2020

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi folks My MY12 Electron has been almost faultless in the five years I've had it. Recently I've noticed the braking feeling at bit strange and it doesn't sound mechanical (in a grating pad way!). It's been more than three years since it had any kind of service so I'm thinking I need to do...
  2. Sanity checking a quote from Drive Vauxhall Leicester

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi all. Long time no speak(EV) ;-) Still have the Ampera and still enjoy driving it. Even more so now daily commute is shorter (when we're actually allowed out again, that is) as I can have it in sports mode all the time ;-) So at last MOT/Service they gave me a quote, just wanted to ask you...
  3. Ampera Rear Brake Discs

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    My Ampera has just come back from its 5th year service and MOT, and as always, it was a comedy of errors from Eden in Swindon. ? The health check came back as rear brake discs rusted, although brake pad wear was only 30%. I'm still under my 10year/Lifetime warranty, but I would be really...
  4. Farting rear brakes when wet!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi, My rear brakes make an embarrassing farting noise when applied in wet weather. Discs are fine with no pitting, pads look almost new - thinking about dismantling and roughing them up, but has anyone else had this issue and solved it? 2012 Ampera with 36K miles LTM 186mpg
  5. “Visit dealer” but can’t move car (PBrake)

    General Nissan EV Discussion
    Hi All I have a problem and I am hoping someone can help me!! So in the cold weather my pbrake failed (assume froze) so manually released it per the manual. “Visit dealer” warning came up and red LED flashing on pbrake switch. So..... with these warning lights on the car will not drive...
  6. Leaf 30 Tekna Brakes

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    In our first couple of years owning our Leaf, we were told it needed new front discs & pads. We questioned this as the car was relatively new and hadn't done much mileage. Nissan replaced discs & pads in May 2017. 20,000 miles later, on a recent check-up due to an intermittent clicking when you...
  7. Discs, pads & tyres.

    Renault ZOE
    Z0E has just had her 3 year service. As well as the usual 12v battery replacement, a broken front coil spring will be replaced under warranty and the state of the front discs and pads has been mentioned. With just 16k mikes it seems a bit premature that the discs and pads are on their service...
  8. Brakes appear stuck on when reversing....HELP!

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi Everyone, I have a 64 plate Gen 2 Leaf. It has just been serviced & mot'd. I have noticed that when I park up, apply the foot brake and turn the car off, the brakes appear to re-engage when reversing. When I'm ready to leave, If I start to reverse backwards, I can feel the brakes...
  9. Sticky tight reversing of old Leaf 24 (Acenta)

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    4yr old Leaf 24kw Acenta that has done 70,000 miles. Has been a great car so far, but recently the reversing has been getting stickier and stickier, is quite tight. Sometimes have to drive forward a little, then reverse again, then drive forward a bit more as it is so tight. Is worse first thing...
  10. 5th Service

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Car is currently in for its 5th service at 4 years and 4 months old with 93k on the clock. Annual mileage has dropped so it is the anniversary of the last service. I have been told that all four discs are corroded and pitted. The fronts are the originals but the rears were replaced for it's...
  11. Brakes failed!!!! OMG

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Day 4 - Taking car to Lookers Birmingham for its 5th annual service.. Put lookers into the sat nav (Eventually) it said it would take 53 mins it took more like 2 hours and it took me to a residential street with no dealers in sight! I pulled over and rang Lookers to get directions. We found a...
  12. Soggy brakes

    Audi A3 e-tron
    I bought a used 2015 e-tron 2 months ago and I'm happy with everything except the brakes. They are fine for normal driving when you more or less only use the regen braking but the few times I've really needed to brake hard the response is terrible. There is absolutely no bite in the brakes at...
  13. Leaf 1st MOT Test £750 Test Warranty Repairs

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    I got the attached letter from Nissan ahead of my 1st MOT on my apparently 80kW LEAF!!!! If only :) Only 56kW out though, do these office people know anything about the products? "We have rewarded you with a complimentary MOT Test Warranty, which covers you up to £750 of repairs" So is this...
  14. Sticking rear brake

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Started hearing a high piched churr on and off from one rear corner, wheel was just warm compared to the others so looks like a sticking brake, the disc has a clean line right at the edge. Anyone had this before ?
  15. Ampera's first MOT and.........

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    ....it failed due to "Brakes imbalanced across an axle rear (Axle 2)" I was told at the last service that the rear discs were pitted but thought they might last until the next service (7.5k until 80k). Total cost for MOT, discs and pads was £406.60, this was with the Vauxhall Driver's Club...