Join Date: Feb 2011
Car: MGF Trophy 160 - Trophy Blue
New MG3 owner with a reversing issue!
Has been some time since I've been on this forum due to letting my MGF Trophy 160 go a couple of years ago.
I decided to jump back into MG ownership with a brand new MG3 Style in October.
Pretty pleased with it up until a couple of weeks ago when the engine just decided to cut out when reversing. Initially, I thought it was my error first time it occurred with it being a new car. Has since happened another 5 times over the past week.
It's not as though it has stalled, if anything it's more like the energy saving feature kicks in as it's very smooth and subtle. So subtle, initially I wasn't aware it had cut out until all the dials dropped and the car clearly wasn't moving. The engine starts again once I put my foot on the clutch as though the energy saving feature had been on. It also doesn't happen everytime. Some days it doesn't happen at all when reversing. Really odd! Reversing sensors etc all seem to be working fine as well and I always hear the initial beep beforehand.
It's now booked into a main dealer in Bristol to be checked over next week but just intrigued to see if anyone else has experienced anything similar as dealers appeared baffled when I explained it to them.
Any info/suggestions would be fab!
Last edited by krissye86; 26-11-2016 at 16:40.