I have no idea, but hopefully you guys can maybe tell me what to look at
We bought a third car, a 2012 SE Premium with 27,000 miles on it. Had about 1/4 charge when I drove it off the car lot to the house. Full recharge netted an RR of only 40, which gave me a bit of pause. Aired up the tires to 40 and took it for a test drive to see what shape the battery is in. Drove it 40 miles and the RR still said 17, so probably those who demo'ed it on the car lot were all flooring it every chance they got to see how much power it has?
Anyway, about 4 or 5 miles from home with 4 bars of battery left and 18 or 19 RR, the Turtle light came on and the car started slowing down, eventually getting down to maybe 20 mph max, so I pulled over and let it sit for a few minutes . . . . thinking maybe something was getting hot. Turtle went out and we're on our way again, but in less than a mile, same thing all over again. Stopped and let it cool a bit two more times and made it home OK. Nothing smells bad, there's no 'crinkling' noises like it's too hot or anything
What say you? Turtle comes on with plenty of battery and many miles left to go . . . . and the car slows down. On the plus side, it seems to be a really nice car . . . . not a scratch on it, nor on any of the wheels. Yokohomas on the back and mismatched, nearly bald tires on the front. Clean as a whistle and the battery seems OK . . . . but in 8 years with 2 cars, I have ZERO experience with the turtle and was shocked
to see (and feel) it come on with so much battery left. Here's hoping it's nothing serious, 'cause the car seems like a keeper and now that Carolyn finally
has the Raspberry Metallic she's wanted since day one, there's no way I can talk her out of it!