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Driving home this afternoon the gearbox made a clunk the car then stuck in 3rd gear, the engine management light came on and also the gearbox light came on I have turned the car off and the car will now exchange gears but is continuing to keep the light on.......I've just changed battery......

Anyone got any idea?

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Print this and use it as a guide next time

After Silverstone cleared the codes and it hasn't happened again even after 10,000 miles

I had this happen three or four times in the first couple of years of ownership. Since I had the transmission control software updated three years ago, it hasn’t happened at all. it may be a coin

Not sure what caused it,  might be worth checking the codes but it takes 5 key cycles to disappear if it's a temporary problem. 

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Is there an easy way to read the codes without an OBD reader?.... I've cycled through five ignitions and the light unfortunately is still on

it changes perfectly through the gears up and down and reverse but the light is remaining on

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Mine did this a few weeks ago, I disconnected the battery and it reset itself fortunately as I was 300 miles from home.

I've bought an OBD reader and the code is still showing, but it hasn't reoccurred so I haven't taken it anywhere to get checked out.

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Ok, I had a similar problem with a 2013 IPS (it was also grey), it would lock up in gear for no apparent reason. The dealer would get it going but couldn't diagnose the cause of the problem, Lotus sent a technician to the dealer but he couldn't give me any assurance it wouldn't happen again. In the end I let the dealer off the hook and part exchanged it for their manual demonstrator. It was an unnecessary expense but I couldn't have a car that would let me down without warning.

I appreciate this is not helping much and I hope it's not the same car, disconnecting the battery would sometimes solve it but more often than not it needed recovering back to the dealer. I think it was a software issue but I'm no mechanic. I don't have any paperwork now but would probably recognise the reg if you think it might be the same car.

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I'm late with an update...sorry.....

Got to the car this morning and all OK....

All dash lights off.....I thought I'd started the car enough times yesterday to pass the required number of starts after the event.....but maybe I didn't.....anyway......I've ordered an ODB2 interface/dongle.......I'll have a look later

 

Thanks for all the help guys....:thumbsup:

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I used both hands for good measure.....

I opened the car, started the car, ran it for a minute, stopped it,  removed the key , then locked the doors.....waited a minute then did the whole procedure again.......x10.......

Lol

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I had this happen three or four times in the first couple of years of ownership. Since I had the transmission control software updated three years ago, it hasn’t happened at all.

it may be a coincidence of course, but the newer software certainly seemed a step up from the original.

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The Evora of my friend has a problem with the shift soleniod sl1 and sl3. 5 weeks later, no news from Lotus for the parts delivery... 

My friend can't drive his car, so he is quite disappointed. 

I don't understand how something like that is possible for a car with this price tag.

Do you think that we can find these parts from someone else ? any idea ?

 

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