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MG ZR ZS ZT Technical - Weird electrical problem with ZS Diesel
|How about this? I had a ZS diesel hire car while my MGF was having a new cambelt fitted. Nice car, but I didn't think the diesel engine suited it, but that's another story.|
I was travelling down the motorway and decided that I was really too close to the steering wheel. So I lifted off the throttle to avoid a kangaroo effect and proceeded to move the seat back. At this point the car died and all the lights went out, including the dash odometer.
I managed to get it to the nearside - badly shaken.
I turned the ignition off, back on again and everything was back to normal. It started OK and never did anything else all day.
When I told the main dealer they looked at me like I had made it up! Later they, said "I think we will have to sell that car", but wouldn't go any further.
Has this happened to anyone else - and to think I was thinking of a ZS in the future!
|I would have thought to adjust your seat, whilst the vehicle is moving, is not such a good idea.|
Anyway, I wonder if the SRS conector which is located under the seat came adrift and caused some sort of 'panic' in the elctrical system? Did u push the seat back with some force??
|Agree, with Kelvin, best to sort out seating position before moving off, and most likely cause is te electrical connections under the seat.|
|I think you guys are right. No, I agree that it isn't a good idea to adjust a seat while on the move, but hands up all those who have!|
No matter how I adjust a seat while stationery it always seems to be way out once you have moved 200 yards down the road.
Still can't see how a loose SRS connector would cause total electrical meltdown - and no I didn't adjust the seat with any force.
I haven't written off a ZS, just waiting for the current contract to run out on the Saab - c£13,500 for MG 180BHP v c£21,000 for Saab 150BHP. Hm, tempting.
There is a nice Trophy yellow 51 plate ZS+ 1.8 locally in Norwich for £7995 with 32,000 miles. Looks very nice and genuine so would probably suit an enthusiast such as frequents this forum.
|Another reason to steer clear of the Longbridge toys - how potentially dangerous is this fault??|
The Dealers attitude absolutely astounds me.
On the other hand, I guess it doesn't.....they're too busy sorting out the K's HGF's & unhappy customers no doubt!
This thread was discussed between 06/12/2003 and 07/12/2003
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