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Hi all,
You are probably all aware of the vacuum pump recall but I thought I would put it up for people who may have missed it, Doug?

I was informed by BM today by a nice bloke there. He was telling me that Paceway are the only certified guys to work on the Imiev. All booked for the inspection on Friday.

http://m.recalls.gov.au/content/index.p ... Id/1047367

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That's one thing that bugs me with the volt.
Mushy brakes. More pressure is needed to really stop. Also they seem to clunk a bit. This is not a fault.
The I has sharp brakes

Powering down the volt also causes the foot brakes to stop gripping quite quickly. This is quite different from the norm.
I use the electronic brake a lot and make sure I activate it before power off.
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g4qber wrote: That's one thing that bugs me with the volt.
Mushy brakes. More pressure is needed to really stop. Also they seem to clunk a bit.


The volt I test drove did that too. You could feel the transition from regen to friction brakes through the pedal.
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Brakes are great on the i.
And it is just a inspection first I think.
Due to possible broken impeller/rotor blades.
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My i-MiEV already had the recall work performed before it was delivered to me.
I think they replace the vacuum pump, the new ones are black, the old ones were silver.
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Thanks, will check tonight
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Hi,
just checked my car: it has a silver pump. Will it need changing? (Bit p/o if so because it was in for first service last saturday).

Is there a series failure?

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Hi Doug,
The silver one requires replacement.

Mine is silver also( still waiting for Pace way to send my replacement over from Sydney, 2 weeks now)

The replacement from what I found is black.
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Thanks.

Spoke (rather bitingly...) to Cricks who sold me the car, asking pointedly why the recall was not completed before delivery. It was also not picked up in the first service.
Currently waiting to hear from Cricks (Tweed) about supply & fitment.


Also there apparently is a software upgrade that requires loading: anyone know about this?

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Post by ZIPPIE11CAR »

Doug, I also recieved a letter from MMA saying my car was part of the recall about 2 weeks ago.

I wouldn't waste your time getting angry. Just ring the service dept. Direct. They will find your car on the computer system & book you in.
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The annoyance was because the dealer did not check, either before delivery, or during the first service. To me shows slack Service (oxymoron?) Dept.

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I had the same issue. But there staff weren't trained either. I guess with the cheap price of the car, they don't want to know about them after they are sold.
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Maybe it's not technology they understand :)
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Just wanted to ask out of all the members that own a I miev. How many of us have had the vacuum pump replaced to the newer black pump?

I have the older silver pump. I asked about the pump when we first purchased the car a few weeks back and the response was. If it needs changing it would be done before they hand over the car and it's a legal requirement to perform all recall work before handover.

Though I didn't get the feeling they were that on the ball or interested in the I miev's at the dealership.

If it's true that the black pumps are significantly quieter than the silver. Just that advantage would be worth it alone for me. Even if my silver pump provides satisfactory performance.

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I got the same feeling that there just not interested. I'm going to get back onto them myself next week. I did get a letter from MMA so after my inquiry/drop off for inspection, they must have progressed it.
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You will need to contact them, they then check on the computer with your rego number if your car is affected.
Tip: ask to get put through direct to the service department.
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Hi Kurt,
They are not going to be to interested but I would keep pressing them. It is a recall & the silver one is really not up to scratch so why have it in your car.
If you have no luck, try another dealer.
May as well have the best especially when brakes are concerned.
Again, bypass the front desk & ask to get put through direct to the service department. They will ask for your number plate to see if your on the recall then they will book you in for an inspection.

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I did see a couple of black vac pumps for sale from wrecked Imiev's on ebay UK under $100. That's a last resort option.

Kurt
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I would contact MMA head office if you have no joy.
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I just got a phone call from the service department to make a time to change my pump over to the new one.

I didn't have to chase them at all . They contacted me without any input from myself. looks like they are somewhat active on getting things sorted.

They did say they haven't changed one before so wasn't sure what was involved or how long it would take but have the part in stock. To me it looks like a 5 min job fitting a few vacuum hoses and a plug.

Will have the new pump installed on Friday.

I'm happy with that service. Image

Kurt
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Good news Image
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Image

is this what we are talking about?
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No, that's not it. Its in the boot
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No that's not it. That's the actual brake booster that uses the vacuum created by the pump to move a diaphragm assisting you in braking effort at the peddle.

The part we are talking about is the actual electric vacuum pump its self. Located in the rear of the car. (very right hand side rear of car you can see it with the engine cover off)

You can see it on the very right of this pic silver pump with a black hose going to the top of it. (The silver pump is the old style)

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The new style black pump looks like this
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Hi,

I think that discussing service and maybe warranty issues with these production cars is great for both owners and interested members.

It certainly helps that service-related matters are being discussed here by intelligent and knowledgeable members.

Any industry-related members would be making sure that significant issues are passed on and it would become apparent when they weren't

It's fabulous to see photos of vacuum pumps, where they are, etc.    Image

Thanks for that.
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