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Like many others the heat in my Zoe has stopped working.

It made an awful noise as if a far was grinding/hitting something, that stopped but now it will only blow cold.

The fans are still working (making me colder) and I've tried it on auto, tried turning it on and off, tried turning Aircon on and off. Nothing beings it back to life so I don't think it's electronic.

Anyone had this? Is it likely to be the heat pump or gas related?

Not the best time of year to have the heating pack up!
 

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Is it in warranty?

Anything to do with the heater system is time consuming to fix and therefore expensive I’m afraid.
 

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No, sadly 6 months out of warranty. Although I have to say I did breathe a little sigh or relief 6 months ago as the dealership are dreadful to deal with. Now I wish it was!

I'm entirely expecting a big bill to get it fixed. I just wondered if anyone else had had the same and what it was.
 

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It sounds a bit like one of the internal flaps have broken or got stuck.

Best to find a local specialist who would be happy to take a look.
 

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Sounds like something heat pump related, maybe the compressor has killed itself, it’s gonna be expensive, the compressor is over £1k and labour, mine had similar issues and the invoice was £4K thankfully under warranty
 

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The gas has leaked twice in the past few months from my Zoe, from dodgy seals and pipe fittings. The second time they had to keep it for three days and drop the battery to get at the leak.

Own a Zoe out of warranty, or extended warranty, and you risk an air con repair bill that could rival the value of the car.
 

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Like many others the heat in my Zoe has stopped working.

It made an awful noise as if a far was grinding/hitting something, that stopped but now it will only blow cold.

The fans are still working (making me colder) and I've tried it on auto, tried turning it on and off, tried turning Aircon on and off. Nothing beings it back to life so I don't think it's electronic.

Anyone had this? Is it likely to be the heat pump or gas related?

Not the best time of year to have the heating pack up!
Well for now as it's not making the noise maybe an electric blanket is in order when needed :D As suggested get an independent to look over it, it may well be something simple and could very well not end up costing the figures stated above... here's hoping!
 

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Thanks Sputnik, I've got a friendly and trustworthy independent so I'll get it down to them. Fingers crossed!
 

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In your journey to buy an EV, weren't you looking at the Zoe at some point? What changed your mind.
Ahem... The kind of issues above... 😬

The cars that were in my budget were either a 22kwh but the battery owned that were still under warranty were too expensive or the R90, again same issue. There are R90s for about 9k, but then there's the £50 p/m on top so again too expensive, and with a seemingly higher risk of having issues with the car..
 

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Hi there. Noisy heater or AC is usually the AC pump, as it is used to make heat and cool. It is best to get the gas topped/leaks investigated when it starts getting noisy, as otherwise it can ruin the pump.

It may be that you can just top up the gas but it may have damaged the ac pump.

Whereabouts are you based? Ensure the garage is EV trained as otherwise they shouldnt be working on the car.

Cheers.
 

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Ahem... The kind of issues above... 😬

The cars that were in my budget were either a 22kwh but the battery owned that were still under warranty were too expensive or the R90, again same issue. There are R90s for about 9k, but then there's the £50 p/m on top so again too expensive, and with a seemingly higher risk of having issues with the car..
Of course you can now buy out the leases on all Zoe batteries.

I’m not sure that Zoes have any more or less HVAC failures than other cars. It’s more a case of clueless dealerships.
 

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Of course you can now buy out the leases on all Zoe batteries.

I’m not sure that Zoes have any more or less HVAC failures than other cars. It’s more a case of clueless dealerships.
Yeah but a battery owned Zoe starts from around £10k... ? Most of which have no warranty. I've ended up going for the 27kWh Soul as it worked out cheaper and I preferred the drive and size, and well I actually really like the way they look 😆
 

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The Zoe's actually have a ceramic low voltage PTC heater in them (for the cabin at least) working from the 12v battery (I am talking 22kw/40kw Zoe models) - its just a shame these cannot be manually put into use by a switch on the dashboard. I think the PTC heater will come on automatically at very low temperatures around maybe 3'c to 0'c , for when the heatpump/gas can no longer work at that temperature and in very cold climate countries - I think that's how it works , someone else will most probably put me right on it. But if the PTC heater could be imitated by a manual switch, although it would eat into the range of the car, as they are more inefficient than a heat pump system, at least you would have a backup to fall back on to getting some kind of heat in the car should the heatpump system breaks down.
 
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