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by HParkEV
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charge disappeared
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Charge disappeared

The 12V battery was the first thing that was replaced when the same thing happened a year ago. Made no difference at all, they ended up tearing the car apart for a month before they fixed it by replacing the AC system. Who knows, maybe its the same issue this time around, maybe different. They are s...
by HParkEV
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charge disappeared
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Charge disappeared

The accessory battery died twice over the Christmas holiday, as the car was not driven as much. It was a lot warmer, and it did not take out the main traction battery with it. The car is now at the dealership again and they are trying to diagnose the problem. The last time it died, it was within 3 h...
by HParkEV
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Brake force controller
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Brake force controller

This occasionally happens to my i-MIEV as well. Especially on cold or very wet mornings. However after a few brake applications, it goes away.
by HParkEV
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charge disappeared
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Charge disappeared

I don't think its possible for this battery pack heater to activate without the car being plugged in. In any case, the temperature was nowhere near -25 degrees, maybe it got down to a low of -16 or so, and by the time I was trying to start the car it was -9. I will keep you updated if this happens a...
by HParkEV
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charge disappeared
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Charge disappeared

I picked up the car from the dealer yesterday. The service adviser told me that my traction battery was completely drained due to the cold, that I should leave it plugged in when it is double digit Celsius below zero (basically below 14F). The technician showed me a print out of trouble codes set, a...
by HParkEV
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Charge disappeared
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Charge disappeared

After a relatively trouble free 8 months or so, I have just had the car towed to the dealer. The problem manifested itself as a complete 'bricking' of the car, at least it looks that way right now. The car was outside overnight, not plugged in, with an overnight low temperature around -15C, or +5F. ...
by HParkEV
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: exclamation point inside of car error light?
Replies: 22
Views: 2972

Re: exclamation point inside of car error light?

Keep after them, make sure they diagnose the problem and give you a loaner car while they are waiting for the parts. I was just through a similar problem (warning light with the exclamation mark), and it took six months to get it sorted out. Details in this thread: http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic...
by HParkEV
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Warning light trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Warning light trouble

Update: Finally got my car back on the 20th of January. After a lot of back and forth with the dealer, I drove the car with the warning light on for a month or so, they asked for time to figure out next steps to take. Then another round of diagnostics and parts replacement, they again could not fix ...
by HParkEV
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 1st Cold driving here with my 'i' :(
Replies: 29
Views: 2903

Re: 1st Cold driving here with my 'i' :(

I have a Diesel Pickup truck, which I will drive when it is really snowy out. Not about to put in a diesel heater. ... I think the amount of diesel that your truck would use for one round trip to work would probably be enough to heat the i-MiEV all winter long with the diesel heater... Secondly, fr...
by HParkEV
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 1st Cold driving here with my 'i' :(
Replies: 29
Views: 2903

Re: 1st Cold driving here with my 'i' :(

You NEED the remote! Surviving the winter without one would be really tough - the pre-heat makes a world of difference.

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