DaveMiller
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Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:19 am

I recieved a letter from Mitsubishi today informing me that my 2012 Imiev's battery warrantee has been extended to 10 years 100,000 miles. Thank you Mitsubishi!

I feel my battery after two years is as good as new. Why would they do this?

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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:12 pm

Resale value, I think, which is plummeting for most if not all electric cars. And if the resale value is really bad, who dares to buy one new. At least if it has battery warranty, it should be worth something. That's probably the reason. Also they've probably noticed they hardly go bad, so why not give a guarantee which does't really cost them anything. Even more so if it only covers defect cells or the percentage of capacity left needs to be really low before replacement.
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:08 pm

Cool, can you post the letter? Hopefully, we will all get one.
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:58 am

My Mitsu Online Garage still says 8 years ( expires 2021)
No letter for me yet
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:15 pm

Phximiev wrote:Cool, can you post the letter? Hopefully, we will all get one.


For the record, my daughter who also owns a 2012 I-Miev also recieved the same letter that I did Saturday. I did check "My Garage" in the Mitsubishi web site and it still indicates 8 years. I will save my letter. I can scan mine and post it somewhere in a few days if others don't get your letters.

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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:35 am

Since I am not the Original owner, but did sign up for Mitsu site , would I assume to get a letter at some point ?
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:01 am

We are not the original owners either, but we did get our letter today.

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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:20 pm

I got a recall notice this afternoon for our original car - Mitsu wants me to bring it in so they can change out the MCU - Motor Control Unit. Anyone else who has a car built between November 4, 2011 and May 8 2012 should be getting this same notice

Anyway, the info about the extended battery warranty is on the back of the recall notice "Mitsubishi is extending the warranty on the Main Drive Lithium-ion Battery to 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first." This is indeed good news for us, as we likely won't be anywhere near 100K at the end of 10 years. I think we're averaging 6 to 7K per year

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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:26 pm

Just got my letters today, one for each i-MiEV.

Basically, it states that there is an 8-year / 100,000 mile warranty to cover the battery in the event it won't fully charge from a functional, compatible charger (EVSE, charging station). Mitsubishi is extending that warranty to 10 years / 100,000 miles.

I also received, on the same paper, a service campaign notice on Koorz (SC-15-002). I'll post a separate topic for this.
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Re: Battery Warrantee extended to 10 years 100,000 miles

Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:04 pm

I got my letter today. Nothing about the MCU recall, just the warranty extension.

This thread is in the wrong area BTW.

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