maccluer
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my Miev will not charge

Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:33 pm

First sign of trouble in 3200 delightful miles: last night my Miev suspended charging at midpoint (8 bars). The starting battery is fully charged. Every time I plug in either one of my two EVSEs, the fan blows as usual but then charging ceases after 8 seconds. This is with both 120 and 240 V charging. I have yet to check cooling fluid level at the rear. Any similar experiences?

tonymil
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:07 pm

Not me. Let us know what happens.

Don
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:35 pm

This is what the warranty is for - I'd give your dealer a call and not mess with it until they have a look

Don
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:46 am

Are you sure you have a good ground on your EVSE circuit(s)? Are you using a ground-fault breaker or outlet which may be defective?

MLucas
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:36 am

More information needed:

Which EVSEs are you using? Any fault lights displayed on either of the EVSEs? Any circuit breakers flipping?

Any fault lights on the car instrumenation? Checked the J1772 connector, making sure no corrosion, moisture or debris is inside any of the connectors.

Checked your fuses in the car?

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danpatgal
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:52 am

Make sure your remote isn't telling the car to stop charging. That happened to me once. Two other times it stopped because my 6 year old had put the plug in ... and just didn't push it in well enough.

Since both 120/240 EVSEs aren't working, I'd guess that isn't the problem, rather something onboard - or the remote. Stupid questions: is the key off and shift selector in park?

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:52 am

That sounds like what has happened when I tried to charge off a genset, and also when a circuit had a bad ground...
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:34 pm

There is an open service campaign for some battery monitoring software. This may be related. Just a guess.

maccluer
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:35 pm

Both EVSE are dependable, in fact on separate connections to the grid. I called Mitsubishi roadside assistance to deliver the car to the dealer. Will let u all know the diagnosis.

maccluer
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:37 pm

Update as of close of business Friday: Mitsubishi trailered the car to the dealer in Southfield Michigan. Upon inspection, no error codes were found. Mitsubishi has never seen this problem before, this refusal to charge. All systems check as nominal. The company sent the dealer a list of interview questions to find out if my usage was exceptional. (It's not. I'm a very conservative driver and obtain very high mpg with my Escape hybrid, a wonderful car.) The joys of an early adopter.

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