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MC Stradale - "Gearbox Unavailable" Error
I've searched for this through the forum and cannot readily see a similar issue in other posts.
For the last 4 months or so, I have been getting very odd and frustrating issues with my Stradale. When I start the car, it often doesn't release the park brake and so I switch off the engine and restart it. This releases the brake however i get the error message "Gearbox Unavailable" with no way of selecting any thing. On turning off the engine, it will not start for maybe 8 - 10 cycles and then everything is OK - no issues for the day. Sometimes all is OK until the gearbox starts to change down from 3rd - 2nd or 2nd to 1st and it is typically at a junction, which means I'm blocking the road. The car is always in Sport mode.
Often when driving the "Park Off" message appears and I lose the hill-holder function. The dealer said that it was because the battery didn't have enough charge, so I have been charging the battery when I haven't used for car for over a week. Two weeks ago I had the dealer put a new battery in.
Over the weekend, I was attending Auto Italia and on the morning of the event when I left the hotel, I reversed out of the car space and then the "Gearbox Unavailable" message appeared and after several cycles and warming the engine, it finally recovered, however 5 minutes later at a traffic light, it failed again and took another 5-10 minutes to recover.
I'm off the have a deeper discussion with the dealer because they had advised that the issue was low voltage, however with a brand new battery and several hours usage, I would have thought the battery would be OK.
Has anyone else experienced this issue?
2013 MC Stradale
2013 Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati
- My town or club recce car.
2010 Ducati MultiStrada 1200S
- My one-up go anywhere tourer.
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