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After few days my new e-golf stopped 3 times and after a minute or so started to work again after complitelly stoping while driving. Red icon of a car with exlamation mark saying error electrical system, stop and get proffesional assistance.
On some other forums people expressed this issue but received no clear answers. There really was no apparent reason, the car is brand new.
Could it be the rainy weather we had today? Or any other reason, does anybody know?
 

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Low 12v battery voltage can cause all manner of weird behaviour. As it's stopped while driving I think it needs to be flat bedded back to the dealer. Not worth risking having an accident.
 

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This happened to me. Got VW roadside assist out and they took car on a flatbed to the VW dealer (one that could deal with the HV system). It took them 3 weeks to diagnose and fix (they had to liaise with VW in Germany). The car ended up with 6 of the 26 main battery cells being replaced - all under warranty of course.

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I am not much of a technical guy, please explain about 12V battery? So it is a serious issue? Yesterday I charged it on regular house socket, drove to work abour 90 km and on the way back 3 stops every few miles and then no problem the rest of the way..
 

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I came on here to post the same thing. I received my E Golf, brand new, 10 days ago. Last night it refused to start with this very error. I was recovered on a flat bed and it'll be taken to the local dealer this morning.

Very disappointing.
 

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I came on here to post the same thing. I received my E Golf, brand new, 10 days ago. Last night it refused to start with this very error. I was recovered on a flat bed and it'll be taken to the local dealer this morning.

Very disappointing.
My Old Kia Soul EV did something similar to me on 2 occasions. The Old IT trick of turn it off and turn it on again fixed it both times. I had to pull the Live wire of the 12v battery wait 10 mins then put it back on. the car worked after it.

I did get it checked out eventually and it turned out to be a faulty OBC cable. which was replaced under warranty
 

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So I've had a response from the local dealer. They've diagnosed it as the high voltage heater. Should be fixed by Friday so only a week off the road. Not too bad in the grand scheme.
 

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This has just happened to my wife's new egolf. She is stuck 32 miles from home cold and worried. My fear is a faulty batch of cars that could cause serious and dangerous problems.
 

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I was just informed that my e-golf has malfunction on electronical modul responsible for steering or something similar, couldnt understand it really, and so didn't in the repair shop. They are now waiting for this modul to be brought from Germany and its price is 5000eur.
 

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So I've had a similar story, but with the heater. Apparently to complete the repair they need to discharge the main battery.

This requires a specialist cable/machine and they can't track it down. They're trying to get one from Germany.

In the meantime they're "upgrading" my courtesy car to a petrol automatic and I've got to sit tight with no estimated time to complete.

Sigh. Losing patience.
 

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My car is now with the VW dealer and they are saying the heater has failed, but expect to get a new part quickly and have the car ready early next week.

Me thinks there should be a recall
 

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My car is now with the VW dealer and they are saying the heater has failed, but expect to get a new part quickly and have the car ready early next week.

Me thinks there should be a recall
I guarantee it won’t be ready. Ask them to read ahead about discharging the battery and if they have the correct cable/machine. I’ve been told there isn’t currently one in the UK. If they do have one, I want to know where your car is and they can tow my car to the same dealer!
 

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When my heater went I I was told that because it’s a high voltage component the car plays it safe and shuts down.
Seeing the number of Vauxhall’s that burn down to the ground due to faulty heaters I think I’d rather the 400v 1-2kw heater in my car shut everything down than the 35kwh lithium ion firework went off!

I got mine fixed by Inchcape Bolton -
It took them just under a week including getting the part from Germany.
 
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