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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:55 am

That can't be right. That's more than the i-MiEV cost (at least US version in USD).

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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:43 pm

Hello,

Is there a chain covering defective pack replacement? I can't seem to find it with a search. I just replaced my pack under warranty with just over 2,000 miles on the car. I can post the details if someone can point me to the appropriate place.

Thanks,

Mike -- Phoenix, AZ

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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:07 pm

I posted a question regarding what it would cost to replace the i-Miev pack if it were not replaced under warranty. The only scenario that I can envision is if an owner ran over some type of debris in the roadway causing damage that would require the pack to be replaced. As far as I know this has never happened and all packs that have been replaced so far have been under warranty, such as yours. Your welcome to start a new thread and tell about your experiences, or if the servicing dealer revealed the cost that you would have paid had it not been under warranty, please share that here!
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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:57 pm

Sorry, the price column on the work order is full of zeroes. I'll post my pack replacement experience under a new topic.

Mike

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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:10 pm

I subscribe the thread... and I wait some years... :roll:

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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:05 am

mradtke why did your battery pack need to be replaced? What was/were your issues with the car ? Do you have the 2014 model?
Mike D.
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mradtke
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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:58 am

mixmike6,

I don't know why the battery pack failed, but a some people in this forum said that they did. In Summary, they said, that:

1) I should never leave the car plugged in except when charging.

2) I should never leave the car sit for two weeks with a full charge.

3) I should only charge the car before a trip. Sort of like driving a steam car without a flash boiler.

I bought the car as a main stream electric. I am willing to leave the car at a lower charge if I don't use it for an extended period of time, but I don't think of two weeks as an extended period. I will continue to plug it in when I get home and expect it to be ready to drive whenever I am. If the car can't do this, then the experiment is over and I'll just keep driving my 35 year old electric which doesn't need such babying.

The car is a 2012 model.

Mike

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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:51 pm

mradtke wrote:I don't know why the battery pack failed, but a some people in this forum said that they did. In Summary, they said, that:

1) I should never leave the car plugged in except when charging.

2) I should never leave the car sit for two weeks with a full charge.

3) I should only charge the car before a trip. Sort of like driving a steam car without a flash boiler.
I can't find that discussion anywhere - You've only made 8 posts and I searched them all and didn't find where anyone here told you why your battery failed . . . . :?

Specifically, who said to never leave it plugged in except while charging? - Lord knows what that could have to do with a battery failure :roll:

I would bet that probably 50% of the iMiEV's on the road today have violated all 3 of those 'rules' many times without a single battery failure - I myself have done #1 and #3 many, many times over the past 2 1/2 years and not experienced any problems

It disturbs me greatly that someone gave you those 3 as a possible reason why your car needed a new pack . . . . especially since your car only had a couple thousand miles on it

Don
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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:17 pm

Please see the chain at:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2301

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Cost to replace an i-miev battery?

Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:53 pm

Only weird recommendatin I remember I've read in the manual is to avoid full discharging of secondary 12V battery, as this would prevent from starting the car.

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