Mobility scooters are the most popular means of transportation for the elderly, the injured, or the disabled. Typically, these vehicles allow traveling freely without the help of a walker or wheelchair user, or caregiver, which teaches one to live a new life daily. However, all-electric moving scooters can be crippled from time to time for various reasons. So here, we will give a perfect mobility scooter troubleshooting guide for common problems.
Common problems with mobility scooters are related to batteries, motors, tires, throttle pots, and ignition switches. All of the issues have to be faced many times on moving scooters. On the other hand, you may not be near mechanics or workshops. So, you need to know the causes and solutions of problems related to batteries, motors, tires, throttle pots, and ignition switches.
In this article, I will discuss the mobility scooter troubleshooting guide while facing the following issues. Let’s see mobility scooter common problems and their solutions.
Mobility Scooter Troubleshooting-1: Battery Issue
- Mobility scooter charging problems (The loose connection of the charger and the battery fault)
- Continuous beeping problem (Battery voltage is much low).
- If It is Battery Problem: You first check the voltage of the battery with a multi-meter, if there is a problem with the battery or the battery is old then you need to replace it. Remember that trying to run a scooter with an old battery will reduce the life of the scooter with charging problems.
- Lose Connection: Sometimes the charging problem arises while between the charge port and the charger plug is lost. So, check the charger port and plug in properly.
- Beeping Problem: If the battery voltage is less than 11.8, the battery charge drops below 25%. If happen beeping problems then charges the scooter or replace the battery.
Scooter Troubleshooting-2: Motor Issue
The motor is one of the most essential and technically complex parts of a mobility scooter. So the motor of the mobility scooter has to be protected from water, mud, dust, etc. The following motor problems and solutions:
If the Scooter motor is “bouncing or lurching” randomly while riding it and the motor has begun to fail.
At this stage, you have two options: replace the new motor or replace the new scooter (It’s depending on the cost of repairs). In general, the cost of replacing a new motor is less than buying a new mobility scooter.
Troubleshooting-3: Flat Tires
Usually, scooter tires have a specific mileage which is how many miles a scooter tire can be driven. But if you keep it clean after daily use, you can get more mileage out of it. So to increase the life of scooter tires, keep them clean after regular use.
SOLUTION – How can it be repaired?
If you know how to take care of car tires and install them at the end of the mileage then scooters will be easier to do. Because scooter tires and car tires are of the same type.
If you don’t own a car or have experience with tire care and installation, don’t worry. In this case, install the tire by referring to the manual provided by the manufacturer. Hope tire installation will be easy for you
TroubleShooting-4: Potentiometer Issues
A potentiometer or speed pot is used to adjust the speed in mobility scooters. If the speed goes up and down for no reason while your scooter is running, then you know that the potentiometer is not working properly. And this happens when the potentiometer is worn out.
First, check the voltage on the potentiometer cable using a multimeter. If the potentiometer cable does not show the correct voltage, replace the potentiometer with a new one. It is inexpensive and can be easily replaced by following the manufacturer’s manual.
Troubleshooting-5: Ignition Switch Issue
Our mobility scooter’s ignition switch wears out due to repeated use and eventually stops working. As a result, the key gets stuck in the ignition, or sometimes the key breaks and leaves the ignition.
In this case, you can safely remove it from inside the ignition using the pliers in your toolbox. Apart from this, the manufacturer’s manual will make your work easier.
Some other relevant reasons
Apart from this, there are some other issues like Electrical Issues, Fuses Issues, Steering Issues, Moving Issues, Upholstery Issues, etc. Later we will discuss the causes and solutions of these issues in detail
A mobility scooter can be a great aid in getting around outdoors for an elderly or injured person. They need to know how to troubleshoot when there is a fault in the mobility scooter. In this case, our guide will help solve your problem.
Please let us know how helpful the guidelines we have provided in this article have been in solving the problem. We will update the mobility scooter troubleshooting guide taking your feedback seriously. Let’s go outside and enjoy nature.