Yes the same with me, the noise on acceleration was intermittent on my car that has done only 2000 miles but permanent on the loaner Eniro I have that has done 4000+. Sounded like I almost have an engine while going away this weekend.So I dropped my car off at the dealership this morning, bright and early, so that they could do whatever they need to do to stop the noise.
They asked if a manual courtesy car will do and I said no thank you, I prefer an automatic. They didn’t have one available, so I asked for the demonstrator. After some fiddling about, they gave it to me!
Here’s the funny part: as I drove it off the lot, the very same noise was coming from the demonstrator…
Two for two at that dealership it seems.
Is this "fixing this issue will require a redesign" from some certain engineering knowledge you have?I kept saying all along that fixing this issue will require a redesign of the transmission and/or motor - hopefully a new motor revision will do it.
I do have an electrical engineering degree but my conclusion is based mostly on the data I collected on this and other forums for the Niro and Kona. The number of people reporting the exact same issue is too high for it to be some random one-off defective part. Then you have to consider how many of those people have failed to get a permanent repair after having the car serviced (sometimes multiple times). The issue also wasn't there when new which tells me it's a progressive degradation of some sort which will likely hit more cars over time. Even dealer loaner/demo cars are now being reported with the problem. This is also my third EV so I have some experience on the sort of sounds they produce when operating properly. This is not normal for an electric motor.Is this "fixing this issue will require a redesign" from some certain engineering knowledge you have?
You may well be correct, but can you give us the background for this reasoning - or is it more of an intuitive idea?
Ahh, thanks. I hadn't looked back through the posts to remind myself where things were at.I haven't heard anything although it was @Allandrick who was waiting on a new motor.
I've just passed 9000 miles so will be booking on for the 1st service when I'll bring it up that the initial fix hasn't held
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