centex
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Battery Replacement Under Warranty, New Warranty Time

Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:05 am

What is the warranty on a new On Board Charger and the traction battery replaced under warranty. Is it 1 year as typical for parts or is it longer. I know some of the members have had theirs replaced and wondered what you learned.

Mitsubishi is replacing the OBC and the traction battery under the 2012 warranty extension. No issues at all. Japan came back in 2 days with approval on the traction battery. The service manager shows new batteries in stock in the US. That will save time of coming from Japan.

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Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty, New Warranty Time

Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:09 pm

Normally you only get the original warranty and the clock does not restart on any replaced parts. That way they don't replace a battery at 7 years and get obligated for another 8 years and another 100,000 miles of warranty.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

centex
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Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty, New Warranty Time

Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:28 pm

Thanks for the info. My 2012 has a 10 warranty, includes the 2 year extension.
Got the car back today from local Mitsui dealer, new traction battery, on board charger and a new vacuum pump. No cost. Both service reps stated it was the most expensive warranty claim they have seen in their careers.

Nice to have the new battery. More miles per KW used than the old battery.

Another benefit is all the cooling hoses have been replaced along with new coolant.

Dealer was exceptional. No hassle and kept me posted at least once a week on progress. I would think the early Nissan Leaf owners would be jealous.

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Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty, New Warranty Time

Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:08 pm

centex, congratulations! This new battery most probably contains the "new, improved" LEV50N cells - you're easily good for another ten years!

BTW, it's always fun to know where in the world someone is located, as we occasionally find other i-MiEV owners close to us. You might consider updating your profile, the procedure described here: http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3196
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
Mothballed ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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