boscoe
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dead charger

Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:46 pm

dead charger $6300...that's the hawaii price.

boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:26 pm

over four months at dealer ( Cutter Mitsubishi in Aiea , Hawaii ) and still no IMEV! Worst mistake ever, buying that IMEV! What can I do, dealer can't or won't fix it!?

mikedufty
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Location: Western Australia

Re: dead charger

Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:22 am

These are the threads I am following on the subject



viewtopic.php?f=22&t=684
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4079
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4087
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4075
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4067

There are conflicting reports of whether a second hand charger from a wrecked car will work.
Ours has been 4 months at a dealer in Australia too, but at least they are saying they will fix it for free....eventually.

jray3
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Re: dead charger

Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:10 am

Boscoe, since it's a lot of material to wade through, I'll add here that I replaced my failed charger with one from a wreck. Less than $400 and a couple hours of labor. Operates like new without any issues.
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Don
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Re: dead charger

Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:39 am

boscoe wrote:Worst mistake ever, buying that IMEV!

I suspect you would be saying the same thing had you bought an ICE which was outside the factory warranty and had a transmission go out on it. Whenever you buy something really cheaply with no warranty, you're taking a chance. Luckily, your charger can probably be fixed for about the same as an automatic transmission or less

Don
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boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:58 pm

thanks jray3, yeah I've read through a lot of that but that level of expertise is beyond my pay grade. I mean I can turn a wrench but, that dealer has already changed out the charger and I think they're currently chasing codes. So frustrating, no rust,big parts seem fine, hard to think about scraping or parting out!

boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:06 pm

thanks Mike Dufty, so at least I'm not the only one waiting.

kiev
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Re: dead charger

Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:17 pm

If you can find out the codes that they are chasing and post them up, we might be able to help suggest areas to investigate.
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1pk
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Re: dead charger

Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:43 pm

What model year is your car?

I just replaced my charger in a 2012. cost me $900 Canadian. It was easy with the help I received on this forum. Would take me less than an hour to do it again.

boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:11 am

Thanks for all the support and knowledge over the years but for now It's in the hands of the dealer.

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