Author Topic: e-Brompton recall  (Read 421 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
e-Brompton recall
« on: March 04, 2021, 02:49:59 pm »
https://www.brompton.com/recall

Apparently recent e-Bromptons need a firmware upgrade to stop them potentially powering ahead when the rider has stopped pedalling. It is more than a little cheeky that the firmware update is ‘free until September 2021’.
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Re: e-Brompton recall
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 05:01:21 pm »
I'd be interested to see how well that stood up in court, unless they can claim the bikes are all life-expired by then.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: e-Brompton recall
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 06:58:39 pm »
It certainly contrasts very poorly with nikki's recent experience of a recall on a 25-year old Trek.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: e-Brompton recall
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 07:34:07 pm »
Also, it's firmware.  It's not like they've got to hold a stock of suitable replacement parts indefinitely.
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Re: e-Brompton recall
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2021, 07:58:36 pm »
Also, it's firmware.  It's not like they've got to hold a stock of suitable replacement parts indefinitely.

Given Brompton's love of old tech, are we *sure* they don't have mask ROMs?

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: e-Brompton recall
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 07:59:41 pm »
Also, it's firmware.  It's not like they've got to hold a stock of suitable replacement parts indefinitely.

Given Brompton's love of old tech, are we *sure* they don't have mask ROMs?

EPROMs, and they've forgotten to stick a bit of tape over the window...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: e-Brompton recall
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 09:06:10 pm »
Thermionic valves and Leclanché cells.
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