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by JMenacker
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket

I have received the "No remote detected" notice but it is because the FOB I was using was for my other Spark EV . However, I have had one notice appear on the screen telling me the FOB battery was low and needed to be replaced. I replaced the battery and everything was normal with no further notice...
by JMenacker
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket

DRM: Thanks for sharing info. No Fob Battery Low message was noted with either fob. The only messages displayed yesterday was No Remote Detected followed by Place Key in Transmitter Pocket (same messages with the rarely used fob and the normally used fob). However, the only the normally used fob wou...
by JMenacker
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Place Key in Transmitter Pocket

We had a fairly nice day Sunday so it seemed a great time to wash the recent winter crud off the used-to-be white 2015 Spark EV. I grabbed the seldom used spare fob for the car and was greeted with a "No remote detected, Place key in transmitter pocket" message on the DIC. I popped out the fob blade...
by JMenacker
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Thinking of getting 2014 spark ev
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Thinking of getting 2014 spark ev

We have two 2015 Sparks. Neither one has exhibited unusual battery degradation. Both average a bit more than 17 KW when checking via the built in Energy screen. I've got about 16K on the odometer. My wife's car has less than 5K on the odometer. Neither car has ever been charged at a higher rate than...
by JMenacker
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Is this a common? Looking at buying a used Spark EV
Replies: 3
Views: 5355

Re: Is this a common? Looking at buying a used Spark EV

We have two 2015 Spark EVs. The one parked outside had similar issues. Dealer replaced the vinyl for free YMMV. After a couple years same car is showing wrinkles again on the exterior B pillar. The garaged one looks fine. Wrinkled/peeling vinyl does appear to be somewhat common but fix should be too...
by JMenacker
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

Re: New Owner - AZ

I'm on the original Ecopias in the summer and run Michelin X-Ice in the winter. My commute is only 30 miles round trip so still have less than 15K on the car - maybe 10K max on the original rubber. My comparison to the e30 was based on: Car makes me happy to drive it almost every time I get behind t...
by JMenacker
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

Re: New Owner - AZ

Welcome to to EV ownership! I also previously spent time with various Bavarian vehicles built between ‘82 and ‘02 and have discovered new hobbies in free time no longer spent in the garage. We still have a nice ‘01 530 for long distance trips. However for anything less than 70 miles round trip, firs...
by JMenacker
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Carvana 2015 Chevy Spark EV
Replies: 14
Views: 1792

Re: Carvana 2015 Chevy Spark EV

Deal must have been attractive enough for you to place a hold on it. If you daily driving needs are less than 50 miles per day in winter or 60 miles per day in summer, then the battery is probably in good enough condition to serve needs over next several years. If daily driving needs exceed the abov...
by JMenacker
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Hood replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 5919

Re: Hood replacement

We purchased blue Spark ev touch up paint from the dealer. We had to provide the vin number to get an exact match. Maybe a color code for the paint shop can be obtained same way.

Joe M in WV.
by JMenacker
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Estimation Incorrect Recall/Fix and Battery Capacity
Replies: 13
Views: 16455

Re: Battery Estimation Incorrect Recall/Fix and Battery Capa

2015/12,445/17.8/Yes General capacity reading from the Energy Details screen has been somewhere between upper 16kWh and upper 17 kWh. Car is used year round for daily 30 mile round trip commute and fully charged roughly every other day at home using L2 no frills Juicebox. No DCFC provision on the ca...

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