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Re: my Miev will not charge

Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:19 am

Yep. On-board charger sounds bad. If it was the battery or BMS, I doubt it would quick charge without issue.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:24 am

Yesterday my car was finally returned to me. The problem was the charger, with a new on-board charger now.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:42 am

Malm wrote:Yesterday my car was finally returned to me. The problem was the charger, with a new on-board charger now.
Malm, congratulations for getting a new charger under warranty!
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:17 pm

Just on time.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:07 pm

Glad to hear your back on the road again.
Even happier for you to hear that it didn't cost you anything.
:)
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:09 pm

Well today I had an interesting event happen.

I drove to my father-in-laws about 35 Km away. When I got out I plugged into L2 and the car would not charge.

Unplugged and re-plugged many times still no charge.

Then I went into the car and tried to start it. Could not get the ready light. Again many attempts and no Ready light. I starting to think oh boy I'm stuck... Anyways I when in the house and told my wife about this little problem. She came out after about 10 minutes and I showed her the car not starting. Then she tried and it went into ready. She just held the key in the start position a little longer and it worked. Then I tried again and then poof it worked.

Then I plugged it in and it charged no problem. Drove home plugged in and charging started as usual.

It looks like the car somehow got into a state of un-happiness and would not charge. Then I might have been in a little bit of a panic and tried turn the key to start the car too quickly and really started to worry.

Thinking about this the only thing I can think is when I got there I plugged the pistol into the car and then plugged the EVSE into the dryer outlet. I probably should have done that in reverse. Not sure if this had anything to do with it but I'm kind of grasping at straws.

Anyways I'll keep my eye on this hopefully it won't repeat but I don't seem to be the only person who has seen some marginal behavior with getting the ready light on.

All is well now, my 5 year warrenty runs out next month so I hope this does not re-occure.

Don.....

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:10 am

DonDakin, thank you for the writeup. I would find that situation disconcerting, especially if I were in a hurry. At least it makes us aware of the possible key-turning problem/solution as one of the things to look for. At least it doesn't appear to be the 12v battery. :lol: FWIW, I charge my car either having a 'live' or 'dead' pistol when I plug in, and it doesn't seem to make any difference.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:35 pm

Hey Joe,

I have to admit when the car didn't charge I started getting nervous and that probably led to the rapid switching of the key to tray and stat it. The only other variable was that it was about 10-15 minutes before I mentioned it to my wife and showed her the problem and then she tried and it started. Maybe I was caught up in a little panic.

Anyways this does highlight that it is possible to "crank" the key and not get a ready light if you do it too quickly.

Also I'm pretty much convinced that my car got into a "will not charge mode" Perhaps there was a glitch. It was as if I had used the remote to set a delayed charge time. I know if I do that I can plug and unplug the car as many times as I want it won't charge until it's time. I know that delayed charge mode is reset by starting the car. So my guess is that it somehow got in that mode.

Anyways lesson learned, remain calm and turn the key slowly. Don't freak out.....

Don.....

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:59 pm

The car will lock out of starting and charging until the capacitor discharge is complete. Maybe it didn't complete the discharge before you plugged in and that locked out charging?

I've had a few times where I'd shut the car off only to have to restart almost immediately and it wouldn't. I'd have to give it 10 seconds or so totally off before trying again, then it would start right up.

As for which end of the EVSE you plug in first, I always plug in a dead EVSE to the car, then several hours later apply power to the EVSE, and it starts charging.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:07 am

Hello,

I've been a happy owner ofa miev for almost 5 years. Suddenly it stopped charging. The light comes on, the fan starts and then the charge cycle stops after the fan stops. I've read this entire post and I've tried all of the great suggestions. I'll be contacting my dealership once they're open.

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