kiev wrote:You might get to keep the old one if you ask the dealer, after it gets released on the scrap list (6 weeks to 2 months). Then it would be informative to open the cover and see if it failed on the AC input or DC output side.
It's so sad that these things aren't holding up, like really, the charger should last a long time.
It is sad, somebody has made a design error in the onboard charger that's for sure. Far too many of them failing at "a certain age" when it shouldn't be happening.
As mine is a 2011 with 60k miles on it it's starting to make me a bit anxious as well, and helps convince me that selling it and moving onto something else (for many other reasons too) is the right thing to do, before I too get caught out.
Unlike in the US, there has been no admission from Mitsubishi/Peugeot/Citroen in the EU/UK about any "durability issue" with the charger and no offers to replace chargers outside warranty, despite the fact that they almost certainly have the same design flaws. If they die, we're on our own over here.