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by acensor
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Hi Don. You wrote .. "......It's even tougher down here because we have virtually no charging network to use if we wanted to take a long trip ..." Well, this isn't a great solution , but you COUKD take your charger with you and an extension and plug in anywhere (frieind's house, etc.) ther...
by acensor
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Pretty sure I already posted at least part of this: Here near Medford Oregon , after some nagging from me, Mitsubishi arranged with their FORMER dealer (now just Subaru/Volvo) to be the pickup point for us iMev owners in the valley. About 10 days ago four of us dropped off our EVs there. They trucke...
by acensor
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Important update...info I got minutes after posting the text below the dotted line: Talked to the Eugene Oregon Mitsubishi Dealer (Lincoln - Mitsubishi), service guy, Bill. He's totally on top of it. He was told that Mitsubishi is going to send him a sufficient supply of replacement bags, round up a...
by acensor
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

" They haven't been very co-operative with me in the past....If not, a friend has a dually and a big equipment trailer to go with it and I'm sure both of our cars will fit on the trailer..." Well, three notes: 1)There's a phone number on the recall notice daying "if after contacting M...
by acensor
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: "Tire Repair Kit" profiteering!
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: "Tire Repair Kit" profiteering!

",,,My i-MiEV solution is to carry two spacesaver tires from a Gen1 Honda Insight, together with jack and lugwrench..." How much did that pair of Insight mini-spares cost you? Think I might go over to Bi-Mart where for $24 they carry low performance (like for forklifts and wheelbarrows) co...
by acensor
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: TPMS Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 4306

Re: TPMS Thread

Hi Joe. Earlier yoy wrote... "...As someone who religiously checks tire pressures at least once/month (but ignores treadwear), usually glances at the tires whenever approaching the car, and can detect a low tire by the difference in handling,.consider TPMS just another costly mandated car 'safe...
by acensor
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: "Tire Repair Kit" profiteering!
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: "Tire Repair Kit" profiteering!

"....After reviewing the available options, the service advisor said he recommends that I purchase the tire repair kit for the Mitsubishi Mirage rather than the iMiEV. The Mirage kit comes with the exact same sealant as the iMiEV and a new air compressor for $30. The tire sealant ALONE for the ...
by acensor
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

Putting the risk in perspective (not to say it should be ignored): This below the dotted line, is from the site -- http://www.consumerreports.org ... not a group known to downplay risks. Note that the test on 30,000 removed bags (presumably the highest risk bags because recalls were done first on th...
by acensor
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

What do you think about temporarily disabling the passenger side airbag until replaced? Seems to me, offhand, that the increased risk of injury in a serious accident from no airbag could well be higher than the risk of injury from having one of the bad bags? Seems to me the risk of disabling the air...
by acensor
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Widening Takata airbag recall
Replies: 27
Views: 1463

Re: Widening Takata airbag recall

FWIW...Here's some text from the National Highway Traffic Safety site hinting at solutions if stuck a long way from a service facility, and it comes down to having your MiEV trucked in for a recall, or rental replacement: "Remedy OWNERS OF ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE NOTIFIED BY FIRST CLASS M...

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