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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:56 pm

wmcbrine wrote:This thread is in the wrong area BTW.
Thank you, moved into the Battery subforum.
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:49 pm

Just got my letter today--recall of MCU on one side and 10 yr warranty on battery on the back.
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I got a letter in the mail from Mitsubishi. They are going

Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:59 am

to extend the battery warranty on the battery to 10 years, 100,000 miles!!!!!

Yippee!

(i have a used 2012 i-Miev).


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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:27 pm

I received by letter on extending the battery waranty for 10 years. No mention of the MCU in my documentation.

Going to file with my iMiev paperwork in the event I ever sold the Miev. Nice for the new to know and have proof.

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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:43 pm

Seems pretty specific to me. Covers only problems with charging that is. Does not cover capacity loss. So whatever the vehicle thinks a full battery is, it should be able to charge to. Have they noticed a problem with the charger or something else related to charging?
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:59 am

I believe I will not receive the letter. My i-MiEV is from march 2011, so no problem with the MCU. But warranty, here in Portugal, was and still is 5 years or 100.000 km. Don't have any information that they will extend it. I would be very happy if they give me more 2 years, like they did in USA.
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:51 pm

Does anyone have any idea as to why Mitsubishi has been kind enough to give us this warranty extension? I really appreciate this, especially as an early-adopter. Whereas Kia (and now, I believe, Nissan) are specific about the capacity loss guarantee (70%), Mitsubishi is still staying away from that. I personally don't care, as even a 50% range reduction will work for most of our driving, and I like to think that I will certainly get my money's-worth already, especially with the two used i-MiEVs. Based on my experience with Lithiums of various flavors, I can't help but think that gradual degradation will be followed by an individual cell failure which would make the pack unusable which...
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:44 pm

I believe, based upon their announcements, that they re-cycyle the batteries into stored power sites. I can image that if one cell goes bad, they replace that cell and then use the entire pack in a storage solution. That would make economic sense if they can re-sell the packs also.
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:02 pm

JoeS wrote:Does anyone have any idea as to why Mitsubishi has been kind enough to give us this warranty extension?

They already had to do it for ten years in California, didn't they? Maybe they're just simplifying things by adopting a uniform national policy.

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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:56 pm

Doesn't really mean anything, if it's not coupled with a battery degradation percentage/figure. I have 2 years and 36,000mi and will not need the 10 years. I would rather have the deal, that Nissan offers for their batteries.

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