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alex_gray255

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4,523 posts

89 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
Hi folks

Has anyone had issues with the lambda sensor? I seemed to be having an engine fault light that keeps coming up (this is the 3rd time now in less than 2 months). Both times it has been one of the lambda sensors. I've already had one replaced and this time another ones seems to have failed in less than a week.

Is it just me or is this a common issue?

Thanks

justin220

2,854 posts

88 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
No problems with mine, and haven't read of any others I'm afraid frown

alex_gray255

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4,523 posts

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
Just my luck...

Well, it will be into the garage again. If it keeps happening, then another Evora will be up for sale and I'll be getting something else. I can't afford to run a car that isn't going to work.

This is beginning to get on my ... furious

alex_gray255

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
Well, took it to Castle yesterday and the fault is on the same sensor. They eventually rang Lotus to try and see what was going on and Lotus don't know at the moment either, so while the car is fine to drive, it seems I have a ongoing investigation issue. Maybe an issue with the cats... And not the purring kind...

If no joy there, then I'm going to push for another car from Lotus.

boobles

13,542 posts

99 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
I very much doubt that they will give you a replacement car due to a lamda sensor issue.
They will investigate it & try a repair it but no way will they give you a new one.
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justin220

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
alex_gray255 said:
If no joy there, then I'm going to push for another car from Lotus.
laughlaugh

I hope that was tongue in cheek

alex_gray255

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
tongue out

Sumshi

133 posts

56 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
Is this the engine management light staying on - indicating an exhaust problem ?
I had a few resets and fiddling about , reflash the ECU and then a replacements ECU . Took the Lotus field engineer to come and have a look.

alex_gray255

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
I also think this is either an exhaust flow or engine management system, but the ECU has been reflashed with the latest settings a few months ago.

I suspect it will require a Lotus field engineer to come and look at it as the techs at the garage seem to be lost a bit - imho.

Lotusevoraboy

937 posts

31 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
Is it the engine management light or the little spanner? If the spanner does it just come on and stay on for thirty secs or so, or stay on permanently? I once had a traction control problem with the spanner staying on permanently due to a faulty sensor...it took out the cruise control and sport mode with it. I currently have an issue with the spanner coming on for thirty secs upon start up, then going off. It does this fora few days, then goes back to normal and just comes on and goes straight off with the ingnition lights. Keep meaning to get it looked at. Have you had similar?

alex_gray255

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Its the MIL light which comes on permenantly. The ECU is reading a lambra sensor fault - which it always does - but it is not an issue with that sensor as it has been replaced a week or so ago and was tested again as fine.

With Lotus now for more investigation and will give them a chase on Monday.

parvs

176 posts

57 months

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Saturday 15th December 2012 quote quote all
Hi Alex, any joy with the MIL light? Mines just come on, engine sounds fine. How do you find out the fault code?

Cheers P

alex_gray255

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Saturday 15th December 2012 quote quote all
parvs said:
Hi Alex, any joy with the MIL light? Mines just come on, engine sounds fine. How do you find out the fault code?

Cheers P
Apparently, the lambda sensors in the 2011 models have a design flaw. Still happens occasionally on mine, just ignore it now although I am looking into getting them replaced with the later 2012 version.

parvs

176 posts

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Sunday 16th December 2012 quote quote all
It's gone off now....

alex_gray255

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Sunday 16th December 2012 quote quote all
parvs said:
It's gone off now....
Yup. Sounds like the same thing...

alex_gray255

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Thursday 17th January 2013 quote quote all
There is also a new ECU update which is supposed to handle the issue as well (amongst some other problems with TPMS systems).

I've had my Evora reflashed today, so I'll keep an eye on it and see if it really does resolve the issue.

parvs

176 posts

57 months

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Sunday 20th January 2013 quote quote all
My lights come back on again. Just ignoring it for the moment but will get it looked at when the snow clears, I'll ask about the ecu update too. On the upside the evora's handling the snow a lot better than the sagaris did!

alex_gray255

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In weather like this I'm just staying at home.

The Evora, the Sag and other toys are all under covers or locked up.

Did use the Evora in snow last week and she was fine. But now the snow has built up
on the lanes and frozen and then built up, I'm not going anywhere...

alex_gray255

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Sunday 20th January 2013 quote quote all
parvs said:
My lights come back on again. Just ignoring it for the moment but will get it looked at when the snow clears, I'll ask about the ecu update too. On the upside the evora's handling the snow a lot better than the sagaris did!
Btw - you still got the Sag? If so, you going to Chatsworth this year? Be good to say hi and compare experiences biggrin

parvs

176 posts

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Monday 21st January 2013 quote quote all
No, I sold it about 18mths ago. Was going to replace it with another but prices skyrocketed after that. Still consider it though...
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