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Thread: any idea why my 2015 mirage (only 53k miles) keeps dying on the road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    yes it is the t-mobile syncup drive that connects under the dash
    This?

    T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mobile
    Plug in the on-board diagnostics reader.
    Use the compatibility checker below to find the OBD-II port in your car.


    Use the app to keep track of your car.
    Now available in Spanish, SyncUp DRIVE™ allows you to access maintenance information, car location, and more—straight from your phone.
    Emphasis added.

    Oh, yeah - ditch that thing.

    Be sure to check back and let us know how it goes, and we can update the first post of the thread accordingly.

    Oh, and I think you are fortunate that your service department isn't charging you for this.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.0 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Thanks for the update, longhairmike. Keep us posted!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    This time they are blaming the hotspot (after their 4th diagnostic attempt). i asked the service manager if he was sure, and he said "i hope so". at this point those are not very comforting words.
    Not sure how your aftermarket hotspot device could effect your car's engine like that.


    I used to teather my cell phone to my playstation 3 for data and gaming downloads, and the cellphone got red hot, but not the playstation just using the "wi fi" connection

    I would think your Mirage has another problem

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    is this what you have got




    What i would do is ditch that thing.

    then disconnect the car battery for few hours to reset ecu reconnect battery and
    see if it makes any difference
    Last edited by Adam - UK; 02-10-2019 at 01:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam - UK View Post

    What i would do is ditch that thing.
    Yikes that's dangerous, and to think they have this device to help control max speed, etc. for parents and their teenage drivers. Go figure this thing is far more dangerous than any teenage driver!

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    On my previous car (Ford) I had all the lights come on, check engine light, the ABS and I freaked out thinking I had major problems but then doscovered that it was the Cheap $10 Chinese ODB2 bluetooth computer that I had been using with Android Torque to tell me my real-time gas mileage.

    As soon as I disconnected the gadget all the error lights went away and the car went back to normal. Those ODB2 gadgets can cause all sorts of weird errors and issues so certainly keep that thing unplugged for at least 2 weeks and see if your problem goes away. If i ever get a check engine light I would plug in the gadget just to I can pull the code but I dont advise anyone to drive around 24/7 with one of those plugged in.

    And maybe take your car to AutoZone or any auto parts that offers to test your battery for free and make sure that you dont have a weak battery.

    I always try the simple things first
    2015 Mirage DE 5 speed Manual (no bluetooth) nickname: "Agile Grey Rat"

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.9 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post

    Oh, and I think you are fortunate that your service department isn't charging you for this.
    My thoughts exactly. Any external conflict that would cause them a service check would normally result in a fee. You are lucky.
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    My scan gauge plugs into the obd2 port with no issues. But that's a proven device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam - UK View Post
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    is this what you have got



    What i would do is ditch that thing.

    then disconnect the car battery for few hours to reset ecu reconnect battery and
    see if it makes any difference
    Oops .. it has a [rechargeable?] internal battery.

    Does anybody know what is the maximum ampere the +ve line of the OBD port is capable of? I think the OBD port was not designed for charging batteries.

    IMHO that thing is drawing out too much current causing the problem.

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    Well how about that......



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