"left indicator malfunction"

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johnpartis
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Post by johnpartis »

"left indicator malfunction" A couple of days ago I started getting these messages fairly frequently. I checked operation of the indicators but everything looks OK. Now realise the message seems to get generated when running lights start turning on and off at will! Has anyone else experienced this?Car coming up to two years old. Thought at first it was a software glitch but now not sure!
XC40 Inscription Pro B4 FWD Denim Blue with 360, spare wheel, ordered 20 August 2021, due at Dealership first week in November. Actually collected 23 October 2021.

JFDIT
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Post by JFDIT »

Sounds expensive! Get it to the dealership asap!
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goi
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Post by goi »

I have this as well:
- it‘s intermittent
- mostly at first use while using Auto Pilot Assist
- message will disappear after 2nd use if indicator
my best guess is it is a software timing issue on the bus: because the computer is under load probably the message of the indicator got processed some milliseconds to late.
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Chris John
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Post by Chris John »

Just take it to a dealer. That’s what you have a warranty for
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Andy40
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Post by Andy40 »

Also, worth taking a photo of the error message, so you can show the dealership the issue
johnpartis
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Post by johnpartis »

Thanks everyone. I will let you know the outcome after taking it to the dealer!
XC40 Inscription Pro B4 FWD Denim Blue with 360, spare wheel, ordered 20 August 2021, due at Dealership first week in November. Actually collected 23 October 2021.
johnpartis
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Post by johnpartis »

Dealer ordered and fitted new headlight control module under warranty. Problem sorted!
XC40 Inscription Pro B4 FWD Denim Blue with 360, spare wheel, ordered 20 August 2021, due at Dealership first week in November. Actually collected 23 October 2021.
ChrisLF
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Post by ChrisLF »

Do you know where that module is located?

It's happened a small number of times on my 2 week old car including again today.
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johnpartis
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Post by johnpartis »

I was watching the workshop through the glass and it looked as if the "mechanic" was taking out a module from the rear of the whole left hand headlamp unit and then fitting a new one in - seemed like a straightforward swap. There is a follow up because subsequently there was a problem with the bendy headlights not bending but a reinstallation of the relevant software has sorted the problem - neither I or the "mechanic" had an understanding of that second problem or how it got sorted!
XC40 Inscription Pro B4 FWD Denim Blue with 360, spare wheel, ordered 20 August 2021, due at Dealership first week in November. Actually collected 23 October 2021.
ChrisLF
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Post by ChrisLF »

Thanks John. I'll leave it for now as it is only happening now and then and after some rapid indicating and the message it sorts itself out. Also the dealer isn't local.
2023 B4 Plus Dark FWD in Silver Dawn. Tinted Rear Windows. Spare Wheel & Tow Bar dealer fitted.

Gone - 2019 T4 R-Design FWD in Bursting Blue. Winter & Convenience Packs, Power Seat, Front Park Assist, Rear Camera, Spare Wheel & Tow Bar.
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