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by jlangham
Sun May 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum
Replies: 236
Views: 175769

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Well Howdy! I lived in North Dallas for 15 years, but bought my i3 here in Phoenix. Hope you enjoy the car.
by jlangham
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Re: 2014 i3 getting only ~40 miles on full charge

I have a 2014 BEV. I'm in the Phoenix area. My commute is 40 miles roundtrip. My Batt. Kappa has been lower than the OP. I have posted my battery concerns on this forum. Took the car to BMW where they said my battery is 92%. At first I was driving conservative, ECO Pro + and ECO Pro. Tried to keep i...
by jlangham
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Bmw service couldn’t recreate the drive train malfunction
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: Bmw service couldn’t recreate the drive train malfunction

You need to check the Problems/Troubleshooting section. Several threads on this. Mine was the 12v battery dead.
by jlangham
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Drivetrain error - no warranty
Replies: 18
Views: 2840

Re: Drivetrain error - no warranty

No reply yet. I want to ask you, are there any other components that they may ask me to replace (and pay) if the car fails again in. a week or so? Is it legal from their side, since I got the car just one week before checked and repaired, to ask me again money for a "new" and "other than the previo...
by jlangham
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery capacity issue
Replies: 35
Views: 5581

Re: Battery capacity issue

That's a very convenient position indeed! BMW learned well from Nissan's mistakes - those poor guys would replace a battery as soon as the dashboard bars go below 9. But in case of BMW only dealers can say if the battery is OK or not. And it's usually OK from what I read here and other forums. You ...
by jlangham
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: I3 eventually
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: I3 eventually

I'll chime in. I have a 2014 BEV and my commute is 40 mi round trip. I am charging with 110v at my employer right now which is nice. Maybe your employer would let you do the same. It plugs into a regular outlet, and doesn't cost them very much. You might even get them to make an "EV ONLY" parking sp...
by jlangham
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 168
Views: 83565

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

Here is a posting from a 2016 (I am assuming) BMW i3 owner, with a bad 12 v battery, getting it replaced by the Dealership under the original vehicle warranty, at no cost. So I guess a CPO warranty does not provide the same coverage as the original vehicle warranty?? https://cleantechnica.com/2018/...
by jlangham
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 168
Views: 83565

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

Ouch! :o Talk about padding the bill! Looks like they deliberately split the installation into two separate jobs, 1. Install the battery, 2. Program the battery, and billed their minimum labor charge, likely one hour at least, to each job, when the whole thing probably took 20 minutes. And am at a ...
by jlangham
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 168
Views: 83565

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

Suggested retail on the battery is about $140. If you were charged $600, maybe the towing and the loaner weren't free. Don't see how they can justify charging $460 for just installation and programming. https://parts.bmwofstratham.com/p/BMW__i3-60Ah/Original-BMW-battery--filled/50949378/61217635788...
by jlangham
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 168
Views: 83565

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

They gave me a loaner and towing was free (dragged my car out of my garage - that's a whole other story), but just called to remind me that the 12v battery isn't covered under the warrany and it will be just shy of $600 to replace. I hope that's Canadian dollars! If not, that's truly highway robber...

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