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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:17 pm

So...can we assume that it costs about $3500 to replace a battery at this time? What happened to the guestimates of $15,000?

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:37 pm

Macluer, nice to see Mitsubishi taking good care of you. Thank you very much for your update.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:48 am

maccluer
This seems to be the first serious problem I have heard of for our cars.
Glad to see they have taken good care of you, and your are again enjoying your I Miev.

Just an idea here - Warranty Work Done Posting
http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=714
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:12 am

Glad to hear Mitsubishi took good care of your i, sounds like no questions asked. Nissan should take a page from Mitsubishi's Customer Care book. I've been following the battery issue on the Leafs and even after the big test, Nissan still will not acknowledge there is a problem with the batteries in the Nissan Leaf. They have only replaced one battery pack out of all the cars complaining about a loss in range and that battery pack is now also suffering from a loss of range. Nissan Leaf owners are starting to bail, trading in their cars for other electrics, trading in for a leased Leaf so the battery issue becomes Nissan's problem or just getting out all together. What a shame, Nissan should be taking better care of their customers than this.

Like Dylan...I went electric.

  • Purchased: June 29th, 2012
  • Mileage on June 29th, 2013 - 25,431 km / 15,802 miles
  • Mileage on June 29th, 2014 - 51,286 km / 32,616 miles

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:57 am

latest news: nissan will BUY BACK some range-depleted Leaf's. Good move Nissan!
I was planning to buy Leaf, but in my country Leaf will be available from 2013 (hope new model) - so I bought Peugeot iOn (rebadged iMIEV) - and I'm happy with it :) in one month of driving I made 2000km (around 1200 miles).

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:57 pm

http://www.kpho.com/story/19651301/pulling-the-plug-nissan-buys-back-at-least-two-nissan-leafs-under-arizonas-lemon-law

It seems to be two so far and the owners had to go through the Arizona Lemon Law to accomplish the buy back. This isn't Nissan being magnanomous and coming to terms with the problem. Reading further in the Leaf forum on this topic, there is rumors Nissan may be pulling the Leaf from the Southwest. There are 400 Leafs in that region, this could be a really big hit for Nissan.

Like Dylan...I went electric.

  • Purchased: June 29th, 2012
  • Mileage on June 29th, 2013 - 25,431 km / 15,802 miles
  • Mileage on June 29th, 2014 - 51,286 km / 32,616 miles

List of Oil Spills: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:36 pm

CORRECTION: I was misinformed by the service director. They did not replace the battery pack, only the charger. The service rep who actually oversaw the work called to follow up, to see if I were pleased with their service. He then told me that only the charger was replaced. That should worry me but the range, if anything, has improved. So I guess these lithium ion pack can survive long deep discharge. I'll report the performance in a month from now.

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:05 am

We've noticed a couple times the car not charging ... but then it would eventually come around. But just the other day my wife go (I've yet to read it) a recall notice on a battery sensor. I said, "Are you sure it wasn't the airbag sensor", which I had heard about. No, she insisted it was some kind of battery sensor. I've not found any information online about it and will have to find the notice we got to have a look.

I just looked it up by my VIN:

Recall Results:Open Recall FoundManufacturer recall/service bulletin issued
Recall # C1204E
REPROGRAM THE CMU (CELL MONITORING UNIT) ON IMIEV

I wonder if this is the root of some of the chargine problems some of us have had.

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:18 pm

I don't think so

Several of us have already had the CMU reprogramming done - It has it's own thread here

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=686

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:00 pm

Thank you for this discussion and feedback on the topic. I'm a potential iMIEV buyer in the Orange County, California, area and I appreciate the updates and follow-through posted on this topic. It is good to know that Mitsubishi's tech found the cause of the problem, followed up with the owner, clarified the issue, and that Mitsubishi then stood by its warranty and fixed the problem.

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