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Electric Vehicles Troubleshooting Guide 2

Electric Vehicles Troubleshooting Guide

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Guide 1

Model #903 & #904

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Guide 2

Model #906

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Battery Guidelines

Battery Warnings

WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE, EXPLOSIONS OR SERIOUS INJURY

  • Read the safety instructions on the battery.
  • Examine the battery, charger, and all connections for excessive wear or damage before each use. Do not use if damage or wear is found. Replace immediately.
  • Always secure the battery using the battery retainer.
  • Only carry the battery by holding onto the main casing.
  • Never modify the electrical system.
  • Use only Radio Flyer battery and charger specifically meant for this product.
  • Do not use Radio Flyer components in other battery operated vehicles/toys.
  • Do not touch motor after prolonged periods of use. Motor housing may be hot. Handle carefully.

DANGER/POISION:

  • The battery contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
  • The battery contains corrosive acid that can cause blindness or burns. Contact physician immediately if exposed.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not open battery.

CAUTION:

  • Use the charger in dry locations only.
  • DO NOT incinerate used batteries.
  • DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire.
  • DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries.
  • DO NOT use rechargeable batteries.
  • DO NOT recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
  • DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
  • Different types of batteries should not be mixed.
  • DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries.
  • Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used.
  • Exhausted batteries should be removed from the toy.
  • Dispose of batteries safely.
  • To prevent electric shock, do not immerse in water; wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Battery Care
  • The battery must be handled by adults only. The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric acid.
  • If the battery begins to leak, avoid contact with the leaking acid and place the battery in a plastic bag. If acid comes in contact with skin, eyes, or is internally ingested contact a physician immediately. See section titled “Battery Disposal” for proper disposal instructions.
  • Never allow the battery to discharge completely. Battery should be charged before it is completely drained.
  • Charge the battery before storing the vehicle.
  • Fully charge the battery at least once per month, even if the product hasn’t been used. Leaving the battery in a discharged state can shorten the life of the battery.
  • Charge the battery after each use, regardless of how long the vehicle was used.
  • Store the battery in temperatures between 35 °F (1.7 °C) and 77 °F (25.0 °C) for optimal performance.
  • Never charge the battery longer than 18 hours. Failure to follow these instructions may damage your battery and will void your warranty.
Battery Charging

Red Light: Charging.
Never charge the battery longer than 18 hours.

  1. Only use the provided Radio Flyer 6 volt charger to charge the 6 volt battery. Power source or wall outlet must be 120 VAC and 60Hz. If the wall outlet is controlled by an on/off switch ensure that the switch is on.
  2. Charge the battery after every use.
  3. Never charge the battery longer than 18 hours. Failure to follow these instructions may damage your battery and will void your warranty.
  4. Once the battery is completely charged, disconnect the charger from the wall outlet and remove the charger plug from the battery.
  5. The battery does not need to be removed from the vehicle. Keep the battery in the rear compartment when charging.
  6. Before charging the battery, examine the battery case for cracks and other damage which may cause sulfuric acid to leak. If damage is detected, please call Radio Flyer Customer Service immediately and do not use the product any further.
Battery Disposal
  1. Recycle or dispose of non-spillable sealed lead-acid battery in an environmentally sound manner.
  2. Do not dispose of your lead-acid battery in a fire. The battery may explode or leak.
  3. Do not dispose of your lead-acid battery in your regular household trash. The incineration, landfilling, or mixing of sealed lead-acid batteries with household trash is prohibited by law in most areas.
  4. Return an exhausted battery to a federal or state approved lead-acid battery recycler, such as a local seller of automotive batteries. Contact your local waste management officials for other information regarding the environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of lead-acid batteries. If you live in the State of Florida or the State of Minnesota, it is prohibited by law for anyone to throw away lead-acid batteries in the municipal waste stream.
 

Vehicle Care

Maintenance Instructions
  1. Oil or grease moving parts periodically.
  2. Check nuts and bolts often and tighten if necessary.
  3. Any parts showing evidence of wear should be replaced immediately.
  4. It is the responsibility of the adult who assembles this product to properly install all parts included in the carton. These instructions are valuable.
  5. Check all screws and their protective coverings regularly and tighten as required. Check plastic parts on a regular basis for cracks or broken pieces.
  6. During snowy or rainy weather, the vehicle should be stored inside.
  7. Avoid operating the vehicle in wet or snowy conditions. Do not clean the vehicle by spraying with a hose. Water or moisture in the rear seat compartment can cause the motor and other electrical components to corrode. Corrosion can result in electrical component failure.
  8. Avoid operating the vehicle on sand, loose dirt, or gravel. Debris from this type of terrain can cause the motor and other electrical components to fail.
  9. To clean the vehicle, use a dry cloth. A non-wax furniture polish can be used to clean plastic parts. Do not spray the vehicle with a hose or submerge in water.
 

Safety Guidelines

Guidelines for Safe Driving
  1. Before children use this vehicle, an adult should carefully evaluate the driving area as well as the child’s ability to drive the vehicle safely. Teach appropriate safety rules to your child before allowing operation of this vehicle. These rules should also be reviewed with other children who want to drive the vehicle.
  2. Remain seated. A child who is not sitting on the seat when the vehicle is in motion could fall or cause the vehicle to tip over.
  3. Do not operate the vehicle at night.
  4. Do not operate the vehicle near steep inclines as it can cause the following:
    • Unsafe speed, even if the button is released.
    • Tipping.
    • Loss of traction, causing the vehicle to slip.
    • Rolling backwards at an unsafe speed.
  5. Avoid contact with moving/rotating parts, such as the motor, gear box, and wheels. Contact with these parts can cause serious injury.
  6. Do not operate the vehicle when it’s positioned on its side or upside-down.
  7. Do not operate the vehicle near flammable vapors (gasoline, paint thinner, acetone, liquid wax, etc.) as the electrical switch emits an internal spark, which could cause an explosion or fire.
  8. To prevent unsupervised use of the vehicle, disconnect the motor harness from the battery when the vehicle is not in use.
  9. Never allow the vehicle to be used if the rear seat is not connected properly (assembly Step 18).
 

Troubleshooting

Vehicle Does Not Run Or Suddenly Stops

Undercharged battery

Charge the battery. Battery should be charged before first use. Never charge the battery longer than 18 hours.
 
Check battery connections during charging. Check all wires and connectors. Make sure that they are connected properly. See assembly step #17.
 
Make sure wall outlet power is “ON.”

Charger is not working

Ensure that the LED light on the charger is RED while charging. Contact Radio Flyer Customer Service if LED light is not on.

Tripped Thermal Fuse/Switch

Thermal switch may have tripped because the vehicle was overloaded or the driving conditions were too severe. Once the switch/fuse has tripped, release the button on the handlebar and wait 15 seconds before operating the vehicle again. To avoid tripping the fuse, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the 45.0 lb (20.4 kg) maximum weight capacity. Do not pull anything behind the vehicle or drive up hills as it will trip the fuse. Do not run into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning and ultimately trip the fuse.

Loose Wire/Connector

Check all wires and connectors. Make sure that they are connected properly. See assembly step #17.

Old Battery

The 6V battery is rated for 1 year of use. Improper care and charging may lead to a shorter battery life. Please contact Radio Flyer customer service for replacement parts.

Electrical switch damage

The electrical switch may have become corroded due to water or moisture. Contact Radio Flyer Customer Service and provide pictures of damaged components.

Defective Motor

Contact Radio Flyer Customer Service for additional trouble shooting.

 

Short Run Time (Less than 35 Minutes)

Undercharged battery

Charge the battery. Battery should be charged before first use. Never charge the battery longer than 18 hours.
 
Check battery connections during charging. Check all wires and connectors. Make sure that they are connected properly. See assembly step #17
 
Make sure wall outlet power is “ON.”

Overcharged Battery

The battery should not be charged for more than 18 hours. Charging for periods greater than 18 hours can cause damage to the battery life.

Old Battery

The 6V battery is rated for 1 year of use. Improper care and charging may lead to a shorter battery life. Please contact Radio Flyer customer service for replacement parts.

 

Vehicle is Running Slow

Vehicle is Overloaded

Maximum weight capacity = 45.0 lb (20.4kg). Overloading the vehicle will cause lower speeds.

Driving Conditions Are Too Severe

Driving on hard level ground is preferred. Driving on an incline will decrease the speed of the vehicle.

Undercharged battery

Charge the battery. Battery should be charged before first use. Never charge the battery longer than 18 hours.
 
Check battery connections during charging. Check all wires and connectors. Make sure that they are connected properly. See assembly step #17.
 
Make sure wall outlet power is “ON.”

Old Battery

The 6V battery is rated for 1 year of use. Improper care and charging may lead to a shorter battery life. Please contact Radio Flyer customer service for replacement parts.

 

Vehicle Won’t Run When the Button is Depressed

Loose Wire/Connector

Check all wires and connectors. Make sure that they are connected properly. See assembly step #17.

Defective Motor

Contact Radio Flyer Customer Service for additional trouble shooting.

 

Loud Noise Produced When Driving

Broken Gearbox

Call Radio Flyer Customer Service for additional support.

Defective Wheel

Call Radio Flyer Customer Service for additional support.