RobbW wrote:Anyone know if replacing the main battery pack resets the warranty on the battery? Or do you only get the remaining life of the warranty?
I called today and the dealer don't know if the new battery pack is brand new or refurbished. He confirmed that the warranty period is not reset though.
This question has come up before, and essentially, no warranty would be reset by a replacement part/ product, it's effective from the purchase date of the vehicle (all warranty terms are somewhat different, but it's almost always from the date of purchase/ delivery).
RE: whether the packs use recycled cells or not, that's also been debated, but who knows. It would certainly make sense on cost and environmental grounds to not dump the entire pack for one or two bad cells... They are going to need a couple of packs at the ready for dispatch at all times to cover failures in-warranty, but who knows what processes are happening behind the scenes, RE cell reuse to the point packs are made for dispatch. Seeing as there is no common source of used cells for our cars, I would assume some that pass specific test marks are reused, and those that are not are destroyed, but there would be no way to know that. It's as probable that they are all new, as it is that some are re-used... i'd like to know the answer to that question though.
Does the ah/h quoted on the recently replaced new pack on the other post equate to 88 brand new cells... anyone?
Lastly, does anyone know if there have been any other pack replacements for items other than bad cells - i.e. circuitry - I've always thought that one of the balancing boards could fairly easily get a dry joint and pack up...