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In less than 200 miles of driving my new 2021Lotus Evora GT, delivered with 2 miles on the odometer, failed to start 3x and lost power at lease 4x. It wasn't the battery. It was a massive error at the factory according to all information I have gathered. The same issue has happened to other 2021 Evora owners. Should Lotus issue a recall to inspect if other cars were touched by the same incompetent person? I think so. This is a 200 amp fuse that is installed inline on the positive battery cable that feeds the 2 fuse blocks in the vehicle.

 

I have also p[osted this on Lotustalk. I hope this helps someone with the same problem.

 

https://youtu.be/euPeeY43gvA

 

 

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Have to agree @JAWS that looks nothing like the battery/connectors in my 410 Sport, granted Lotus may have changed them for some reason, but just does not look right to me.

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15 hours ago, BlueLotusEvoraGT said:

 

In less than 200 miles of driving my new 2021Lotus Evora GT, delivered with 2 miles on the odometer, failed to start 3x and lost power at lease 4x. It wasn't the battery. It was a massive error at the factory according to all information I have gathered. The same issue has happened to other 2021 Evora owners. Should Lotus issue a recall to inspect if other cars were touched by the same incompetent person? I think so. This is a 200 amp fuse that is installed inline on the positive battery cable that feeds the 2 fuse blocks in the vehicle.

 

I have also p[osted this on Lotustalk. I hope this helps someone with the same problem.

 

https://youtu.be/euPeeY43gvA

 

 

I had this on mine back in 2018.  I was on a road trip to italy at the time and had intermittent power failures during several bumpy alpine descents, amongst other times.

I managed to gingerly coax it back to the UK and silverstone quickly diagnosed the issue.

Really simple issue and not good enough from Lotus to be honest.

I was told recently that Silverstone tooknit upon themselves to check this as a matter of course on vehicles that are sold by them.

 

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3 hours ago, C8RKH said:

Have to agree @JAWS that looks nothing like the battery/connectors in my 410 Sport, granted Lotus may have changed them for some reason, but just does not look right to me.

I was told it's the fuse plate.  The connectors to the battery were fine, but follow the cable back into the car and you get to this item.

The bolts on mine were loose, just like the video.

I often used to get a full radio switch off and reboot prior to this being fixed and seem to remember others reporting the same issue.

No problems at all since it was tightened correctly.

 

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Sorry about the delayed response:

Yes I replaced the original PPP battery after discussing the issue with the dealer who said the batteries are poor quality. That didn't matter as the video shows.

Simon your experience tracks with mine. Most likely the same person at the factory touched our cars and is completely clueless as to how the 200 Amp in-line fuse is to be installed properly. The money and anxiety that person has cost many of us is unforgivable.

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Not quite what I was thinking at the time, halfway up a french mountain and as I said in my reply, it's not the battery connectors, its the fuse plate inside the car and not something you can see or that I was even aware of.

Its easy to make light of something on a forum, but if you are on the receiving end and assume (as I did at the time) that it was an engine management issue, then you may have a different view.

My issue is actually that this is still happening on a 2021 car, some three years after mine came out the factory.

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It’s a car chap. I have breakdown cover for this exact reason.

you will find that most car manufacturers have issues with vehicles failing.

Maybe a stern letter to the factory suggesting they sack the person who possibly failed to tighten up the connection and lodge a claim for ptsd.

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@BlueLotusEvoraGTsurprised whoever said it was possibly the battery didn’t check the connection if it is such a common issue before replacing the battery 

did your car not come with warranty/breakdown recovery cover?

obviously Lotus must be the only manufacturer who has issues with brand new cars!

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Finally 👍👍 well done.

 

but seriously - all manufacturers suffer with issues. Frankly this is massively minor and super easily fixed. And I do understand it’s frustrating on a new car.
 

ps - don’t mention Porsche engine failures, fires or struts popping through.

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55 minutes ago, Simon Bateman said:

Sorry guys.....yes, my mistake.  Just one of those things. In fact I think it may actually have been in my imagination and never even happened!!!

Only good things about lotus from now on......its only a car and all that.

There are always guys on forums who will tell you how you should act and react and behave. They add nothing of value to posts that are otherwise written to information and educate.

They are always smarter than we are, always know best, and love to see their comment count tick upward, whilst contributing nothing but worthless chatter.

Simon, thanks for your comments on the issue I had with my car, I sincerely appreciate it.

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27 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

Finally 👍👍 well done.

 

but seriously - all manufacturers suffer with issues. Frankly this is massively minor and super easily fixed. And I do understand it’s frustrating on a new car.
 

ps - don’t mention Porsche engine failures, fires or struts popping through.

I didn't realise that other cars had problems too.....wow....and there was me thinking it was just Lotus.

Porsche having engine problems. .....surely not. Maybe we should discuss those.....hold on, this is a Lotus forum isn't it?

I'm getting the impression that the self appointed 'forum police' only really want to discuss positive Lotus content, regardless of how constructive any negative opinion is presented.

And before you say it, I got mine new over three years ago and put my money where my mouth is.  I still have the car over three years later and intend to keep it for many more, so I think that entitles me to an opinion, even if it dares to suggest Lotus could do some things better.

5 minutes ago, BlueLotusEvoraGT said:

There are always guys on forums who will tell you how you should act and react and behave. They add nothing of value to posts that are otherwise written to information and educate.

They are always smarter than we are, always know best, and love to see their comment count tick upward, whilst contributing nothing but worthless chatter.

Simon, thanks for your comments on the issue I had with my car, I sincerely appreciate it.

I think you know my view on this. 

Good luck with the car....

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Yeah to be fair mine was rubbish - the sail panel bust. Then there’s the list of issues with the numerous esprits I’ve had. I reckon they should simply sack all the turnip crunchers and make the new cars in China. Then the issue would never occur.

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I'll highlight this to the factory when they're back at work tomorrow. 

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10 hours ago, Bibs said:

I'll highlight this to the factory when they're back at work tomorrow. 

Good idea.

I actually only spoke to Ben at Silverstone about this in passing about three weeks ago.  It was just out of interest because it's been nearly three years since my issue 

Clearly Silverstone have taken to effectively adding this to their PDI process, but I dont know if this is because of my issue or because they have experienced other similar cases.

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On 26/06/2021 at 12:01, BlueLotusEvoraGT said:

 

In less than 200 miles of driving my new 2021Lotus Evora GT, delivered with 2 miles on the odometer, failed to start 3x and lost power at lease 4x. It wasn't the battery. It was a massive error at the factory according to all information I have gathered. The same issue has happened to other 2021 Evora owners. Should Lotus issue a recall to inspect if other cars were touched by the same incompetent person? I think so. This is a 200 amp fuse that is installed inline on the positive battery cable that feeds the 2 fuse blocks in the vehicle.

 

I have also p[osted this on Lotustalk. I hope this helps someone with the same problem.

 

https://youtu.be/euPeeY43gvA

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