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by JLB2
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 72
Views: 28239

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Mason - Keep us posted on putting together a group that can lobby BMW to honor their warranty. I received the same response from our local dealer saying we would have to pay over $400 to do the diagnostic. They are tight lipped on how they the assessment of 70% battery capacity will be determined. T...
by JLB2
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 72
Views: 28239

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Acura/Honda are notorious for avoiding warranty claims. For me, it was a bad transmission. There was a class-action against them and they paid-up on that on the condition that no further claims could be made after the case was settled. Unfortunately, my transmission broke after the class-action was ...
by JLB2
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 72
Views: 28239

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Not surprising that your battery still has good charge since you've only driven 36k. My 2014 had about as much when it had that many miles on the odometer. Today, it's driven 59k miles and battery is at 14kwh kappa max. I'm hoping it goes down to 13kwh in the next year so I can get it replaced under...
by JLB2
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 72
Views: 28239

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Wow. 28kwh kappa max. I'm envious
by JLB2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 72
Views: 28239

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Someone on this thread was able to get his battery replaced. Not just a few modules but the whole battery pack. I'm showing 13.9 on kappa max and getting 57 miles maximum. On most occasions, overnight charging only gives me 50-55 miles. I'm waiting for maximum to drop to 54 miles or 13.2 kappa max b...
by JLB2
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 72
Views: 28239

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Opposum, Our stats are pretty close. My 2014 i3 has about 56k miles on it and kappa max is 13.9kw. Pretty good that your dealer did the check and confirmed 72%. Max range I get under any scenario now is about 57 miles. When this drops to about 53/54 miles, I'll have the local dealer check the capaci...
by JLB2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery capacity issue
Replies: 35
Views: 10575

Re: Battery capacity issue

Good points regarding Chargepoint. This further proves that my battery is degrading faster. My 2014 i3 is now 5 years old with about 48k miles driven. That's about 80% of original capacity. It degraded by about 5% per year in the last 3 years. In 2 years, it'll probably be down to 70%. I just hope B...
by JLB2
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery capacity issue
Replies: 35
Views: 10575

Re: Battery capacity issue

My home charger (Chargepoint) gives me the amount of KWH's that was transferred to my i3 during a charging session. Starting at an indicated range of 5 miles, Chargepoint said that about 15.5 kwh's were required to charge my car to 100%. That about matches what kappa.max indicates. I suppose 2nd sou...
by JLB2
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery capacity issue
Replies: 35
Views: 10575

Re: Battery capacity issue

Bob - The capacity dropped to 95% from 2014 to 2017 then to 80% from 2017 to 2018. I figure it'll drop to 70% by the end of 2019 or early 2020. I'm just wondering what I have to do to get BMW to honor the warranty. They seem to be fighting it. As more and more 2014's get older, I'm sure there will b...
by JLB2
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery capacity issue
Replies: 35
Views: 10575

Re: Battery capacity issue

Right, but I haven't seen a 71 mile range since 2017. My range at 100% charge has indicated between 52 miles and 65 miles since last Summer. Its been at about 52 and 61 miles this winter. Degradation seems to be accelerating. I'm wondering at what point I can take it to BMW to have the battery repla...

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