boscoe, glad to see you have your car back and that it's running. I love my i-MiEV, but I don't think I would have sprung for that amount to have it fixed. You need to go on record with them that you still intermittently get that exclamation light, as they owe you, big time, a perfectly operating vehicle!
I'm disappointed that we, as consumers, have no recourse in situations such as this...
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV