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by zzcoopej
Fri, 15 Nov 2019, 07:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

Any indication on how MMAL are handling the battery degredation - are those with genuine issues getting theirs replaced without too much fuss? MMAL are quite easy to deal with since plenty of owners (led by uTube "unpluggedEV" and teamPHEV) have paved the way, 3 stern emails and about 3 months wait...
by zzcoopej
Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 14:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

Sounds like a PHEV would fit your requirements quite well. Remember this is 10 year old tech, and soon will be superseded by fully electric BEV, just waiting for the price to come down. Is there anything to look out for with a used one? any particular models to avoid or check for issues with? Some A...
by zzcoopej
Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 07:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 37
Views: 4914

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

Jan 2012 Mitsu iMiEV - energy level gauge at full charge 64km typically - Mitsu Dealer test says 72% traction battery capacity. Wow that's not great, our 2011 had around 87km range when we sold it and it had done 80Kkm. If you like fighting, you could try for a claim under statutory warranty, there...
by zzcoopej
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 05:51
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 44
Views: 6910

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

do you know any website actually collect these data? Users of our App EvBatMon can upload their PHEV SOH/PMC data to our cloud portal to compare with other owners. We now have much more data than the graph below from 2016, but it still gives you an idea - http://evpositive.com/battery-history.html
by zzcoopej
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 09:40
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS 2011 iMiEV Sydney
Replies: 0
Views: 748

FS 2011 iMiEV Sydney

Our iMiEV has been sold.
by zzcoopej
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 10:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 19264

Re: iMiEV tyre wear status

I let off the gas going into the turn, no brake. The car nearly instantly swapped ends. I have spun out lots of cars and love drifing, so I know quite well what it feels like. I have never ever seen a car swap ends as fast as the MIEV did. It was completely uncontrollable; the stability control did...
by zzcoopej
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 14:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 44
Views: 6910

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

costing $13,000 for a replacement battery pack Is that the price you've seen on insurance receipts, or an educated guess? I'm interested as this is the first price I've seen for a PHEV battery. I've seen a couple of iMiEV pack prices which have varied from $5k (subsidised we suspect) to about $14k ...
by zzcoopej
Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 06:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 3232

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

The plug was missing because of accidental damage to the underside of the vehicle. This occurred about 3 years ago when I accidentally drove over a low brick wall separating two carparks at different levels. I didn't know the wall was there until I'd clunked over it :-( Hitting anything on the unde...
by zzcoopej
Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 14:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 44
Views: 6910

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

One example is a PHEV that is less than 4 years old and struggles to travel 30km on a battery charge but when new could do 45km for the same trips. However battery life has been checked and found to have 89% life remaining. Our PHEV has done 44,000km (and over 50% are EV km) and these days we get a...
by zzcoopej
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 15:03
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17872

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

I just read somewhere that VW chargers were found to contain Cadmium in a relay, so VW recently changed supplier. I wonder if Mitsubishi had the same issue?
by zzcoopej
Thu, 07 Jun 2018, 10:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?

That sounds crazy! My 2010 starts and drives just fine with only a copy of the original key. I have only one key fob remote but my wife is able to use my car any time with her plain metal key. Ok, maybe there is something else going on in my iMiEV. Do you have the blue light down near the gearshift...
by zzcoopej
Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 07:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: wrecked i-miev for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: wrecked i-miev for sale

I'd be tempted if it was in NSW. I have acreage near Gosford, so happy to store a wrecked EV if anyone ever wants to have spare parts for their EV.
by zzcoopej
Thu, 24 May 2018, 12:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?

You should be able to start the car even with a completely flat key battery, reverse the key and put it back into the fob and it should work as a transponder. Fortunately after playing around for about 5 mins with no success, I decided to slam the key on my knee, as sometimes moving battery termina...
by zzcoopej
Thu, 24 May 2018, 09:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: Wanting to get my iMiEV serviced. Advice?

[*]The button on the driver door to un/lock the car doesn't always respond I found this when the key battery was close to flat. Do you get the key icon on the dash flashing for a minute or so after the iMiEV is started, which indicates the key battery is getting low? I recently ordered 5 of the cr2...
by zzcoopej
Tue, 08 May 2018, 07:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17872

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

as for the codes themselves, only a Mitsubishi MUT 3 reader can extract the codes. and you can lease one for ......... $15,000 PA. If you look in the myimiev forum there are a few owners with Mut 3 devices. I believe they are available for well south of $1k however be sure to get one that someone h...
by zzcoopej
Mon, 07 May 2018, 09:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev Recall notice
Replies: 30
Views: 4281

Re: iMiev Recall notice

I heard from an iMiEV owner in USA who did the same thing and damaged the charge lead due to his home charging location being on a slope. I wonder if you could put a "speedbump" on the driveway to stop the car rolling by mistake, or is it too steep?
by zzcoopej
Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 08:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 159
Views: 17872

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

Paceway say the onboard charger is faulty and needs to be replaced (about $4000). The charger was replaced about a year ago in a recall, so Wow that sux, all the best with that. Hope you can persuade them to replace under warranty, remember there are consumer warranty conditions around "expected li...
by zzcoopej
Thu, 22 Feb 2018, 14:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell
Replies: 22
Views: 6049

Re: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell

I'm keen to start building battery modules to replace the cells of an iMiEV Sounds great, I'll be a customer when my traction dies! There is a company in Europe that has upgraded the Outlander PHEV battery to 19.5kWh, maybe you can get some ideas from him as it uses very similar cells. https://yout...
by zzcoopej
Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 13:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell
Replies: 22
Views: 6049

Re: Inside an iMiEV's LEV50 cell

Interesting, thanks for posting.
Is this a failed cell, and are you pulling it apart just to discover what's inside, or do you intend to modify/fix it?
by zzcoopej
Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 11:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 256
Views: 35066

Re: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

nuggetgalore wrote:
Thu, 01 Feb 2018, 09:15
in 24 hours lost 15% SOC . What is wrong with my battery?
Could it be that your 12v battery is faulty so it is constantly being charged by the traction battery?
by zzcoopej
Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 08:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.
Replies: 24
Views: 2995

Re: 2012 Imiev 70K kms, battery u/s.

Has anybody ever taken a Manufacturer to Fair Trading? I will talk to them tomorrow about how to go about it. The goods supplied are not 'fit for purpose' when the range is now much less than 75% of the range when new. I have asked for the full testing results so I can get an independent expert to ...
by zzcoopej
Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 05:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Dealer can tell you kWhs in iMiEV
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Dealer can tell you kWhs in iMiEV

I had the feeling the range remaining guess-o-meter has been telling me lower numbers lately in spite of warmer weather. Do you check your tyre pressure regularly? iMiEV tyres are notorious for slowly deflating. Here is my iMiEV data obtained via OBD from my EvBatMon Android & iPhone App - Date Odo...
by zzcoopej
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 07:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled
Replies: 11
Views: 4570

Re: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled

What it could mean is that the safety/ longevity margins are reduced but the energy available to the user is increased. I feel the only way the real range could be extended by around 20% (as is reported by rhills) would be as you say nuggetgalore - allowing deeper discharge and/or higher recharge. ...
by zzcoopej
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 22:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 60
Views: 8729

I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

Has anyone successfully claimed a battery warranty in Australia? I know of 2, #1 in WA which is documented on this forum, where the owner paid something like $6k from memory and got to keep the old battery. #2 was John in the Blue Mountains (Sydney) who had his replaced in 2015 at no cost, after a ...
by zzcoopej
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 18:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV Main battery cell failure
Replies: 60
Views: 8729

I-MiEV Main battery cell failure

My comments were based on this from Mitsu USA -

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