Clarity System Check

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Scottacus, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Cay

    Cay New Member

    Yep, still does occasionally, almost always in roughly the same place, and always when I coast or use the regen paddles with a battery over 95% charge. I don't understand why it doesn't happen EVERY time, but it doesn't happen randomly, either - it's always with a full battery, within a couple minutes of driving off from the charger. I stopped letting it bug me. It is rarely on for more than a mile.
  2. bobcubsfan

    bobcubsfan Active Member

    Happened on freeway just now. Battery not full Went on and off 5 times while accelerating mildly not tromping on accelerator.
  3. dnb

    dnb Member

    Hmm ok thanks, mine seems to stay on for quite a while but I'll stop messing with the settings and see if its more of a UI issue (all white) and still using more EV than gas.

    Either way I'm still getting great mileage out of it
  4. bobcubsfan

    bobcubsfan Active Member

    Me too, but the inconsistent behavior is annoying.
  5. dnb

    dnb Member

    Yup! Thats why I was wondering if others had the same issue, sounds like you do, but mine stays as all white for much longer, sounds like yours goes back to blue more often than me. But yeah its the randomness that is annoying since I'm a software dev debugging this kinda stuff without knowing why its doing what it is is the real annoyance.
  6. bobcubsfan

    bobcubsfan Active Member

    I have done software as well. This is totally illogical.
  7. AnthonyW

    AnthonyW Active Member

    Cay see post 63 that I just posted today. I think Bob’s car is an exception, but this pretty much explains why it happens and why it is random.

    Post 63.
    SOLVED- Unexpected ICE Turns On

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  8. neal adkins

    neal adkins Active Member

    I wonder if it could have something to do with the colder weather. It may be warming the ice up.
  9. Honhme

    Honhme New Member

    The issue that I am having is, it would appear to me that I am driving exclusively on EV, but over time, my HV gas range seems to decline - only a little. This morning it dropped about 3 miles while garaged overnight. Has anyone else seen this?
  10. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it didn’t run the ICE on a System Check for a few minutes the day before without you noticing it? That’s what happened to me. The idle speed is so quiet, especially at hwy speeds, that it’s easy to miss if you don’t notice the Power Meter change to all dashed white for a few minutes. When my HV range estimate went down 2 miles, I checked my hour meter I installed under the hood and sure enough, the ICE had run for 3 minutes.

    I’m driving all EV in town and the ICE seems to come on about every 3 weeks or so for just a few minutes and my HV range declines by 1-3 miles. I’m assuming this is the System Check keeping it lubed and ready to answer the call. I’m also assuming in warm weather that’s enough to get it up to operating temp and this winter it may take a little extra time to do so. That’s OK with me, since over 6 months I haven’t even lost a bar on the gas gauge.

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