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Have any of you experienced getting the latest updates installed and then getting this error:


Car Speedometer Odometer Vehicle Tachometer



It says after translation to english:

Error in EV system. Possible limited performance on electric motor.
Have the vehicle inspected by an authorized workshop.

The two updates are:

AM035A
AM036A
 

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Is it not associated with low temperature? Just asking as the warning signs is also against temp in the picture...
 

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Just got a message from my dealer.

His mechanic has remotely looked up the failure in the Mazda central system and the failure is linked to a specific temperature component.

Specifically the air damper in the front bumper that controls the air intake to the battery. It was probably blocked and that may be because we had snow yesterday and temperatures below 0 during the night.

The actuator in this part is not very powerful can easily be jammed due to weather conditions. When it gets warmer around it, it will usually starts working again.
In this case it would have been better if it had been an ICE car that makes a lot of heat for the birds - In an EV it is a bit uphill with heat in the front bumper.

By the way, one of the updates I got yesterday should provide better control of the battery heating + less draing of the 12V battery.

I will give some more updates on this issue if I find out more.

We can probably agree that generic errors in the instrument cluster telling you an alarming message and nothing else is a plague and unfortunately applies to all car brands. For me, it would have been nice with a little more info so you do not start calling for roadside assistance.
 

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Air intet valve could be a more correct Word for it. For a not english speaking person technical terms and words Can be difficult😀
 

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Inlet oF cause

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So it's an air inlet valve that has an inbuilt actuator that can be blocked? The actuator controls the flow of air to the battery. Is that a correct assumption?
 

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exactly what I'm saying - or maybe more what I was trying to say :)
you have expressed it very precisely.

@Alan - Maybe you should apply for the job as ghost writer for me :LOL:

Until now I have only talked to the workshop on the phone and therefore I can't say where the valve is located. I expect it to sit completely inside the bumper and therefore it can not be seen from the outside.

But tomorrow I have to have the car on my lift to switch to winter tires and I will look for it.

It is difficult to find technical blueprints for the MX-30 at the moment and we should probably not expect a Haynes workshop manual in the near future. Probably never.
 

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By the way, I can not with 100% certainty say that this valve is just for the battery or other components to. Or other components and not the battery - I will have to figur it out.

Maybe someone in the forum knows it ?
 

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Look out for your tpms valves when you change tyres tomorrow. Sorry if you know this already but they may need reregistered as shown below.

When changing tyres and wheels
When changing the tyres or wheels
(such as installing winter tyres), it will
be necessary to register the ID signal
code of the tyre pressure sensor to the
TPMS.
The tyre pressure sensors on each
wheel have a unique ID signal code.
For the TPMS to operate correctly, the
ID signal codes of the tyre pressure
sensors need to be registered to the
system.
1. Wait more than 19 minutes after
changing a tyre or wheel.
2. After more than 19 minutes have
passed, drive the vehicle at a speed
of about 25 km/h (16 mph) or
faster for 3 minutes or longer. While
driving, the ID signal codes of the
tyre pressure sensors are
automatically registered.
NOTE
If you drive the vehicle within 19
minutes of changing a tyre or wheel,
the TPMS warning light will flash
because the ID signal codes for the
tyre pressure sensors were not
registered. In this case, stop the vehicle
and register the ID signal codes of the
tyre pressure sensors following the
procedure.

Alan

P.s ghost writer where do I apply 👻
 

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By the way, I can not with 100% certainty say that this valve is just for the battery or other components to. Or other components and not the battery - I will have to figur it out.

Maybe someone in the forum knows it ?
I might be mistaken, but are you talking about the active air shutter system, that sits in a shroud, directly in front of the radiator and controls air flow into the radiator, by opening and closing?

It's probably not very visible unless you remove the bumper.

blue parts in the pics.

Motor vehicle Automotive design Automotive exterior Automotive tire Automotive wheel system

Rectangle Font Slope Line Parallel
 

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Look out for your tpms valves when you change tyres tomorrow. Sorry if you know this already but they may need reregistered as shown below.

When changing tyres and wheels
When changing the tyres or wheels
(such as installing winter tyres), it will
be necessary to register the ID signal
code of the tyre pressure sensor to the
TPMS.
The tyre pressure sensors on each
wheel have a unique ID signal code.
For the TPMS to operate correctly, the
ID signal codes of the tyre pressure
sensors need to be registered to the
system.
1. Wait more than 19 minutes after
changing a tyre or wheel.
2. After more than 19 minutes have
passed, drive the vehicle at a speed
of about 25 km/h (16 mph) or
faster for 3 minutes or longer. While
driving, the ID signal codes of the
tyre pressure sensors are
automatically registered.
NOTE
If you drive the vehicle within 19
minutes of changing a tyre or wheel,
the TPMS warning light will flash
because the ID signal codes for the
tyre pressure sensors were not
registered. In this case, stop the vehicle
and register the ID signal codes of the
tyre pressure sensors following the
procedure.

Alan

P.s ghost writer where do I apply 👻
Sorry Alan
Look out for your tpms valves when you change tyres tomorrow. Sorry if you know this already but they may need reregistered as shown below.

When changing tyres and wheels
When changing the tyres or wheels
(such as installing winter tyres), it will
be necessary to register the ID signal
code of the tyre pressure sensor to the
TPMS.
The tyre pressure sensors on each
wheel have a unique ID signal code.
For the TPMS to operate correctly, the
ID signal codes of the tyre pressure
sensors need to be registered to the
system.
1. Wait more than 19 minutes after
changing a tyre or wheel.
2. After more than 19 minutes have
passed, drive the vehicle at a speed
of about 25 km/h (16 mph) or
faster for 3 minutes or longer. While
driving, the ID signal codes of the
tyre pressure sensors are
automatically registered.
NOTE
If you drive the vehicle within 19
minutes of changing a tyre or wheel,
the TPMS warning light will flash
because the ID signal codes for the
tyre pressure sensors were not
registered. In this case, stop the vehicle
and register the ID signal codes of the
tyre pressure sensors following the
procedure.

Alan

P.s ghost writer where do I apply 👻
Sorry Alan, you just disqualified yourself for the job by putting the answer for Bassek into my thread 😖
 

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Can I reapply because you said above?

But tomorrow I have to have the car on my lift to switch to winter tires and I will look for it.

Hence the reason I posted it to you
 

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Another good reason for going to Edinburgh - Argh damn, I'm driving a MX-30 so it will never happen :oops:
 

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@Hawke - it was only when I started this thread that I feared a connection between the EV system error and the 2 updates from yesterday.

It's all cleared out now and there is no coincidence

I was not aware of an active air shutter system. Does that apply for all markets. It looks like a part intended for countries with cold climates. Maybe I'm in that part of the world.

In fact, I can not say exactly which part it is since I only have a vague description from my workshop. But I think your idea makes good sense and such a system will be exposed to snow, sleet and subsequent temperatures below 0

It is often difficult to get the real mechanic to talk in the new large workshops. Those with the large showrooms and expensive workshops in the backyard
 
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