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Update On My Ayro 311 Reverse Trike & Something Went Horribly Wrong!

Discussion in 'Similar Vehicles' started by Aufgeblassen, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Ace

    Ace Elio Aficionado

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    In my experience with small electric motors, about the only thing that fails mechanically is the bearings. I guess the rotor could break but it seems like that would be unlikely.
     
  2. Aufgeblassen

    Aufgeblassen Elio Enthusiast

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    UPDATE!!!

    Well, it has been 2 full weeks since the breakdown and it is still broke in my garage. upload_2020-6-11_11-11-56.gif :mad: But I am making progress. Just spoke with someone in Service Dept. @ AYRO, & I believe things will finally get moving now. Seems the dealer is dragging their feet. Further update coming hopefully soon.
     
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    Quite a few days past since the last update. Any progress?
    Joker's Sam is also down due to the small battery not charging from the big one.
    Electric cars will definitely have less problems then ICE, but will not be problem free for sure.
     
  4. Aufgeblassen

    Aufgeblassen Elio Enthusiast

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    I'm dealing with both the dealer (who is dragging their feet and AYRO). Turns out that the dealer bought the unit "on the cheap" with NO manufacturer's warranty!!! I never heard of buying ANYTHING brand new w/o ANY manufacturer's warranty. AYRO said the dealer is self-warrantying it. This explains why they are dragging their feet. But I have a copy of their Ebay ad which clearly says it has a 2 year, 6,000 mile warranty, and I'll hold them to it. The only potential problem, is I can only go to them for repairs under warranty, and they are an hour away, and in the unlikely event we moved away, it would be impractical to have them repair it.

    The AYRO guy called me Friday & said he spoke with the dealer, and the dealer would be calling me to pick it up. He also said to call him back, if they don't call me by end of day Monday. I fully expected to have to call him back Tues. A.M., but I was pleasantly surprised when the dealer called a short time afterwards. But still, they can't come any sooner than Wednesday - better late than never.
     
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    At least you are saving over 50% without gas or electricity use.
    Keep the pressure on.
     
  6. Aufgeblassen

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    Yes, I'm using diesel in the meantime.
     
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    That was one thing I liked about the Elio is it was going to be simple enough we might be able to work on it ourself or have the local mechanic do it. Kind of like a motorcycle.

    On paper, the Elio had a lot of good features. I not sure I would buy one now as I had to move on with a Jeep, but still love to see it happen.
     
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  8. Aufgeblassen

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    Update: Well three weeks after breakdown down, they finally agree to pick up unit, but not until 4 days after that. Now 4+ weeks later, they say they think the problem is a bad potentiometer (I assume they mean throttle position sensor), and supposedly today a new one is on order. So hopefully by late next week at the latest I FINALLY get it back & it is working.

    BTW: I've never heard of a TPS suddenly just quitting. They've always just worn out & become noisy/erratic. I hope they are correct.
     
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