boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:47 pm

Just an update...Holy crap I got my IMIEV back ! 7 months at dealer and they finally fixed it (fingers crossed) .They changed on board charger, 10 and 20 amp fuses, charging port...$6300! Seems to drive OK, I get an intermittent exclamation light tho, it comes on for about 5 seconds at a time and goes out(??). I was worried about traction battery degradation for going so long without charging but, the range seems to be just as good as when I took car to dealer.

JoeS
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Re: dead charger

Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:51 pm

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...
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boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:15 pm

Hey Joe, yeah $6300 is way more than i thought i'd ever spend but, to replace that car would be 30 to 40 grand. And I get to park at my work place free, saves $18 a day. I thought, when I bought it, what could ever go wrong on an electric car? Now I know.

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Re: dead charger

Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:03 pm

Howdy boscoe,

1. There shouldn't be any HV warning lights coming on (car w/ !)--they need to get to the bottom of this and fix it right.

2. If you had to pay for a new charrger, then the old one is yours also. Get it from them and we will fix it for you, then you can sell it to help pay off the outrageous expense.
kiev = kenny's innovative electric vehicle

boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:11 am

Hey Kiev, yeah I'll let them know about the ( ! ) . and getting the charger is a good idea. I forgot to ask them for it when I got car. They changed it straight away in october or november tho, i wonder if they still have it or could find it.

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Re: dead charger

Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:36 am

boscoe wrote:Hey Joe, yeah $6300 is way more than i thought i'd ever spend but, to replace that car would be 30 to 40 grand.

What? No. It's $5K-$10K for a used i-MiEV on cars.com (but you might have to ship it), with one outlier at $15K. Or you might be able to get a used Leaf in the same range locally (there are 1147 of them on cars.com right now, vs. 21 i-MiEVs).

boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:41 pm

Used...nope

boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:20 pm

kiev, correction they changed charger summer of 2018

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Re: dead charger

Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:32 am

boscoe wrote:Used...nope
:?:

I don't understand - do you mean you don't even consider used BEVs? In my case, the two used i-MiEVs and Tesla S85 were chosen not only for their low price but also because any lingering bugs had already surfaced and been taken care of by the previous owner.
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

boscoe
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Re: dead charger

Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:18 pm

just a choice

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