Electric Traction system fault

Faults and Technical chat for the Vauxhall Grandland
CFB
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andy06 wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:53 am hi my traction warning light - which has now gone - appears to have been caused by my changing the charging rate on my home charger fron 3.6 to 7 kw. I contacted Vauxhall who said that the Grandland PHEV should be charged at 3.6?
I'm pretty sure this is coincidence. Your home charger can deliver 'up to 7kw' but the car will only pull the maximum it can, so if the onboard charger is 3kw (which I think it is) then that's the maximum it can draw from your charger, irrespective of the charger being able to deliver more.

Miura74
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Post by Miura74 »

cphome06 wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:49 pm I am just wondering how much did this cost to get fixed?
This has just started happening to me. I have a Grandland X Hybrid that is just 2 months past it's 3 yr warranty (bloody typical). I was driving in "B" mode and it came on twice, but since been driving in "D" mode with no further problems.
Hopefully won't be faced with a large bill from the dealer (if they know how to fix it).
Sorry, sadly I didn't pay. Mine was in warranty, but they did try to charge me for it, as not normally covered by warranty they said. I argued and got it done free. Don't think the small battery is too expensive though.

I don't know if they also updated software too.

I never use B though only D. So not sure B makes any difference to this issue.
Miura74
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Post by Miura74 »

CFB wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:20 pm
andy06 wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:53 am hi my traction warning light - which has now gone - appears to have been caused by my changing the charging rate on my home charger fron 3.6 to 7 kw. I contacted Vauxhall who said that the Grandland PHEV should be charged at 3.6?
I'm pretty sure this is coincidence. Your home charger can deliver 'up to 7kw' but the car will only pull the maximum it can, so if the onboard charger is 3kw (which I think it is) then that's the maximum it can draw from your charger, irrespective of the charger being able to deliver more.
For me, I had also started using a pay charge box, with 3 phase not 1, and then had the issue. I've not tempted fate using the pay charge box again, and stick to 1 phase.. aka Granny cable.

But could be coincidence too.
cphome06
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Post by cphome06 »

Miura74 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:16 am
cphome06 wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:49 pm I am just wondering how much did this cost to get fixed?
This has just started happening to me. I have a Grandland X Hybrid that is just 2 months past it's 3 yr warranty (bloody typical). I was driving in "B" mode and it came on twice, but since been driving in "D" mode with no further problems.
Hopefully won't be faced with a large bill from the dealer (if they know how to fix it).
Sorry, sadly I didn't pay. Mine was in warranty, but they did try to charge me for it, as not normally covered by warranty they said. I argued and got it done free. Don't think the small battery is too expensive though.

I don't know if they also updated software too.

I never use B though only D. So not sure B makes any difference to this issue.
Thanks,
I have been driving in D mode for over a week and 0 issues. Car is booked in next week at VX to diagnose fault.

When you say the small battery is that the 12v battery?
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