i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

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Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Post by Ultralights » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 18:15

im not sure if the ECU was part of the recall, im sure if it was, then we would have a good chance of getting it under goodwill warranty, but if its not covered by the recall, then i dont think we have much of a leg to stand on.
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Post by mikedufty » Sat, 09 Jun 2018, 11:19

No harm in asking though?

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Post by mikedufty » Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 23:19

After 3 weeks, I called to see if the part had arrived (previous estimate 2 to 3 weeks), but now they say it takes 5 to 6 weeks.

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Post by mikedufty » Mon, 25 Jun 2018, 10:31

Paceway actually called me for the first time. Nice to have an update. Unfortunately the update is more waiting. Part due to be delivered on 27 July, then about a week to get it installed. So about 4 months off the road if all goes well. Replacement car has already clocked up 1,500km.

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Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Post by bladecar » Yesterday, 15:27

Hi,
My imiev has just started showing the car with ! icon on the dash. But also, a few months ago, once, it failed to energise the dash and I sort of recognised the behaviour and charged the car, thinking that the 12V might be low. That got it going again.
Well, as I say, it was now showing the car and ! icon and the car manual says that is a HV failure, or error, of some kind. However, sometimes it didn't fault and drove normally but more often, it was faulting. I noticed that it had a high-maintenance 12V battery fitted (one with caps that you add water to,) and I haven't looked at it, and it was fairly empty. I filled it and charged the 12V-only with a charger. Still the frequent HV fail behaviour occured. I was going to book it in to Mitsubishi and they said $160 to diagnose the problem, to which I replied, No problem, so long as you correctly diagnose the problem :) Anyway, I finally bit the bullet and had a new low-maintenance 12V battery fitted. It did fault immediately after this once, but in the day since, it has driven normally and not faulted yet. I should not have told you about this because it's much to early to know, but I feel confident that it was a failing 12V that was the cause.

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Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Post by mikedufty » Yesterday, 21:53

So maybe I should have tried a $100 battery before the $4000 charger?

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