My new 2018 EV has only 340 miles and it has been great until yesterday when the message "Malfunction Visit Workshop" appeared in the display with a little icon. After driving 30 or so miles in various short trips yesterday we parked the car in our garage and as usual the front fan (cooling fan I presume) was running but everything seemed fine - the fan typically runs for a while after driving. We did not connect the charger and the remaining charge was good. An hour or so later we went into the garage and the fan was still running so we looked inside and the message was on the display. Inserting the key and turning it on would not get the car into "ready" mode and the message remained. We began scheduling a pickup for repair (MB of Westminster Colorado) and after a bit we looked at the car again and the fan was off and message was gone and the car seemed fine again. We took another trip and there were no further issues. We charged the car overnight and it still seems fine today. Our dealer service person said they had never heard of this before and they are hopefully researching what may have happened.
Has anyone here seen or heard of this? Any ideas?
Also, do others with the Smart EV notice the fan running for some time after parking the car every time it is driven? The temperature has been in the 80s during the day here, with about 95 yesterday and going to 100 today so the car may have been a little hot yesterday but not really extreme and our garage was only about 80 inside.
Yes. I have dealt with it a few times already. I am beginning to believe it is a hardware glitch, because patience is the remedy. I had a client with this issue yesterday. It worked fine after he waited for a while, but it is certainly something I hope the techs figure out with an update. :nerd: