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Re: my Miev will not charge

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:25 am

DonDakin, thank you for the update. Glad you finally got the problem resolved with the new charger, but sounds as though we're all none-the-wiser as to the underlying reason for the failure. Yes, going to petrol stations is a sickening experience…
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DonDakin
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:23 am

Hi all,

Concerning my charger replacement saga, the people at the dealer really have no experiance with this car. They are completely dependant on the Mitsubishi tec line to toubleshoot and do the repair.

Consequently I can't really get anything meaningful from them in terms of what may have caused it. Not to blame anyone that is just the way things are.

They did mention a few causes that I would call "wild ass guesses" as to the cause but that's just what they were, not worth repeating.

I guess each repair will increase the experiance level and they will slowly come up to speed on repairing the car inhouse.

I would like to know what the root cause for the failure was also so I will try to follow up this issue with Mitsubishi corperate to see if I can get anything from them indicating what the problem was. I'm not holding my breath that I'll get any answers but I'll try.

Perhaps in the future when L3 charging is more abundant (we currently have zero in Quebec) Charger failures will be a little easier to handle because you could always L3 charge for a week or so while they order and install a charger for you.

Sandange,

Are you looking for another iMiev ?

Don....

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:55 pm

DonDakin wrote:Sandange,

Are you looking for another iMiev ?


No not an I miev
I sold my weekend toy (Motorcycle) and replaced it with another toy..
Just bought a used convertible Eclipse for several reasons..
It's year round availability
those rare trips that are beyond the Miev's range
Emergency back up vehicle (we have almost no public transportation here)
& the odd extended sunny Sunday country drive.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
103.768 miles, 167,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 145,400 miles (234,000 km)
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:22 pm

Hey sandage, was it the orange one I saw at the dealer this week ?

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Orange - yes but not as nice as that one
More than I could afford
Mine has a 4 cyl & manuel shift & few bumps and bruises
I drove 350 km to Beauceville, past Quebec city, to save some $ & for the adventure
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
103.768 miles, 167,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 145,400 miles (234,000 km)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:59 am

Today is the day I can't say no more that my car is free of problems.
Don´t charge from the EVSE. Everything is fine, no trouble codes found, just refuses to charge with the EVSE. It stands at Mitsubushi now. I suppose it needs a new charger. They will take several days to figure it out. Under the 5 years warranty.

I repeat, all works well. It charges in motion, MUT-III says everything is OK, no trouble signs, the 12V battery is ok.

Tried to charge with diferent EVSE, in diferent places, but it acts allways the same, like it is full, when there is no bars left.
Riding an i-Miev since 4/2011 in Portugal, 100.000 kms.

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:22 am

Sorry to hear.

Have you tried a DC quick charger if your car has the port? A quick charger should have nothing to do with the on-board charger.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:27 am

The nearest one stands at 90 km. No charge to do such a distance. Maybe I can go there on the top of a truck. The car is at 13% SoC now and I would be happier knowing that it is resting at an higher SoC.
Riding an i-Miev since 4/2011 in Portugal, 100.000 kms.

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Re: my Miev will not charge

Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:44 am

Malm wrote:...It stands at Mitsubushi now...Under the 5 years warranty....
Malm, good to hear you've just made it under the five-year warranty. DO let us know what they find, as no error codes perhaps means lack of refinement in your (relatively early car) diagnostics.
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Re: my Miev will not charge

Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:06 am

Tried yesterday charging in Chademo. It charged without any problem. I could use the car if I had a chademo charger near my house. But i haven't. Drove it for 20 km and everything is fine. Stands now in Mitsubishi again, but now with 45% of SoC (it was with 13% when I left it in thuesday, so i fill more confortable now).
Riding an i-Miev since 4/2011 in Portugal, 100.000 kms.

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