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Yesterday, I set off and after a couple of minutes, I get a warning box on my dash saying WARNING: Check SOS Call. I pulled over to see if it could be anything obvious. I turned the car off and waited, then re-started. The warning was still there. I carried on to my destination whereby I plugged my car into a charge point. All was charging, but when I went to look on my phone app (IOS), the My Renault app didn't register that I had plugged in to a charging point, nor did it tell me the percentage charged. Eventually I decided to return to the car to see if a) it as still charging and b) to start the car and see whether the fault had cleared. It was charging, but the Warning was still evident. I contacted Renault to see what they could make of it. They suggested I book in with service for them to investigate. The car is just 4 weeks old. They said the investigation would be done under warranty. However, if the fault wasn't covered under the warranty, I would have to pay £100 for a diagnostic fee. (good luck with that I thought). After stopping at a local Tesco, I returned to my car and switched it on. It did the usual checks and cleared the warning about the SOS. I returned home and checked My Renault APP, It told me the percentage of charge and located my car on its little map.
These things bug me, as I have to find out the reason. I assume the car has a sim card somewhere on it to provide the 4G connectivity. I already know that the carrier for the 4G is EE. When I received the car from Renault, I activated this it took about 48 hours for the activation process to happen. I have still got the time reserved with Renault Service in about 10 days time, ( the soonest they could "investigate" the problem). But on analysing, I am wondering if EE had an outage, thus knocking out all phones, internet etc. Could that of caused the problem? I have checked online and I found that EE did indeed have an outage in my area for approximately 3 hours. It would explain why the car didn't connect with my phone regarding the APP. But also why the SOS call would become inactive if no signal was being received. It is a long winded post, but would welcome your thoughts. I am going to monitor over the next few days, If there are no further issues, I will cancel my appointment with Renault and put it down to this, an outage by the phone carrier.
 

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Yesterday, I set off and after a couple of minutes, I get a warning box on my dash saying WARNING: Check SOS Call. I pulled over to see if it could be anything obvious. I turned the car off and waited, then re-started. The warning was still there. I carried on to my destination whereby I plugged my car into a charge point. All was charging, but when I went to look on my phone app (IOS), the My Renault app didn't register that I had plugged in to a charging point, nor did it tell me the percentage charged. Eventually I decided to return to the car to see if a) it as still charging and b) to start the car and see whether the fault had cleared. It was charging, but the Warning was still evident. I contacted Renault to see what they could make of it. They suggested I book in with service for them to investigate. The car is just 4 weeks old. They said the investigation would be done under warranty. However, if the fault wasn't covered under the warranty, I would have to pay £100 for a diagnostic fee. (good luck with that I thought). After stopping at a local Tesco, I returned to my car and switched it on. It did the usual checks and cleared the warning about the SOS. I returned home and checked My Renault APP, It told me the percentage of charge and located my car on its little map.
These things bug me, as I have to find out the reason. I assume the car has a sim card somewhere on it to provide the 4G connectivity. I already know that the carrier for the 4G is EE. When I received the car from Renault, I activated this it took about 48 hours for the activation process to happen. I have still got the time reserved with Renault Service in about 10 days time, ( the soonest they could "investigate" the problem). But on analysing, I am wondering if EE had an outage, thus knocking out all phones, internet etc. Could that of caused the problem? I have checked online and I found that EE did indeed have an outage in my area for approximately 3 hours. It would explain why the car didn't connect with my phone regarding the APP. But also why the SOS call would become inactive if no signal was being received. It is a long winded post, but would welcome your thoughts. I am going to monitor over the next few days, If there are no further issues, I will cancel my appointment with Renault and put it down to this, an outage by the phone carrier.
 

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SOS call would be inactive if there was no phone signal for the car to connect to.. but a continual warning seems over-the-top. What happens if you drive under a long bridge, or through a short tunnel for example, would the warning message flash up to scare whoever was driving? It's bad enough that some cars turn on auto-headlights when just passing under a railway bridge etc, giving the impression that the driver is "flashing" cars going the other way...
 

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I'm not sure if this is too late to be useful but I've had the same problem with SOS warnings.
It turns out that there is a lithium battery which powers the SOS system which is kept charged while the car is in use. It is apparently common for this battery to die if the car is left idle for a long period. My dealer took one off his shelf to change mine and found that one to be dead also. A new battery has been ordered and will be fitted next week.
Oh the joys of being a Renault guinea pig...
 
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