DW2023 Posted May 3 Share Posted May 3 Hi All, I have a 2006 Hybrid 2.4. The engine light came on a couple of weeks ago. Its been driving fine. I booked it in for a service but before I managed to get it to the garage the car cut out whilst driving and now wont start. I turn the key, the electrics seem fine, but the engine simply makes a humming or whizzing - a bit like a fan type noise, and the cuts out. The AA did a roadside diagnostics and it came back with a P3125 code - "Inverter faulty operation" Being an import I couldn't get a more precise code breakdown. I have been advised that it is rare for the inverter to break on a car that has done 99K miles (like mine) and that they are normally good for 200-250k miles. But obviously other factors can affect that, so its not impossible. I took it to a mechanic who says that he thinks that its definitely a mechanical issue and the engine is the problem as that is where the noise is clearly coming from. He doesn't want to touch it, as is the same with most of the mechanics that i have spoken to today over the phone as soon as i tell them that its an import. He recommends taking it somewhere that they can look underneath the car at the engine rather than focus on the inverter and diagnostics as that cant be fully checked and diagnosed until the engine is fixed? Ive also been advised the opposite and to get more diagnostics and get the inverter checked out first and possibly replaced, but that might not solve the engine issue as the damage might have already been done to the engine, caused by the inverter?! Or possibly the pump, the coolant or the gear box. I have found this place that can look at the inverter but they wont work on the engine? They said that they could replace the engine if necessary. www.ukhybridautomotive.co.uk/services/inverter-repair/ Any thoughts or ideas out there? Any similar experiences? Obviously im looking for the most cost effective and fast and efficient way of solving this headache that involves the least amount of travel as the Alphard will need to be put on the back of a recovery truck every time it goes somewhere. I am in NW London. Thanks DW Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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