Re: Do they really honor the 8/100,000 mile battery warranty? In our case YES!!
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:13 am
Interesting. My guess is dealers don't realize how they should properly care for the i3 while it sits on the lot. Bet they just let the battery drain.jlangham wrote: ↑Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:34 amMy Max Kappa was 12.5 for quite a while in the beginning. I haven't even checked it in a while because I'm not even concerned with battery life any longer. I'll check it at lunch and see what it is.panamamike wrote: ↑Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:24 amWhat was your Max Kappa? Sounds like your starting value was fine. Some folks here are seeing Max Kappa in the 15 area. For some reason, some of the cars batteries are degrading at a different rate than others. So when the time nears, would be good to know the measuring stick they'll be using to determine battery replacement.jlangham wrote: ↑Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:25 am
When I first got mine, I was worried that my Max Kappa was lower than anyone else's on this forum (under another post). I took it to the dealer here in the Phoenix area and they ran their own test. They said that the test showed that my battery still had 92% life (that was at 60k miles on my 2014). I didn't believe them, but loved the car and continued to drive it. Now, a year later, my GOM has registered 90 miles a few times because of my driving habits. Even though I drive it like I stole it on the highway, I drive it somewhat conservative on city streets. I haven't even looked at my Max Kappa since then and have lost all "range anxiety."
All that to say, BMW has their own battery test that they use to determine if the battery is bad or not. They didn't give me the detailed results of the test, so it could be BS. I just know that with my better driving habits, my battery will make it past the 100k mile mark with no problem.