sTeeve
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Location: Decatur, Georgia, USA

Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:57 am

Had the recall done this morning. When they gave me back the car, it was plugged-in to L2 and charging. GOM showed 34 mi. mi/kWh shows 4.5. Normal.

Unplugged, and thought I'd plug-in to the dealership's new 24kW DCFC. Car wouldn't charge; all the normal clicks and buzzes were noted, the charging LED turned yellow but never turned green, then after the DIC showed "Initializing" for a few seconds, it would stop the process, displaying "Fast Charging Stopped" on the DIC, and no other messages. Oy!

A mile away there is another DCFC, 50kW. Plugged-in there, charging starts as usual. I sit down in the driver's seat and turn on the car as I usually do when fast charging to watch the Torque Pro display, check SOC, temps, etc.

I watch the GOM go from 34 mi to 64 mi in just a few seconds. Whoa! mi/kWh display shows 51.1. Double Whoa!

I stop charging at 95% and go for a drive. mi/kWh display stays on 51.1 until I manually reset it. Go back to the Chevy dealership's DCFC and charge at 22kW, no problem.

I let the car charge until full; it stops at 97.7% SOC, according to Torque Pro. Usually, full means 99.6%.

I drive home and plug in to my garage L2. Charge to full. SOC 99.6%. Reset mi/kWh; it shows 4.4. Normal.

What I've noticed that is different:
1) the mi/kWh display seems to be more sensitive, updating more often than before the recall.
2) the car now chirps the horn when it starts charging. I hate that. Can't change it in "Settings" as the charging alerts are all "Off". Dammit!

Reversing camera unaffected, fortunately.

Still love the little beastie!

-Bob K.
2014 Spark EV

scrambler
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Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:15 am

About the Horn, check your settings.

When they do an update, I usually loose all my preference settings, and so I have to go back and disable the various alarms I don't care for.

CSW
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Location: Sacramento,CA

Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:31 pm

The range estimate thing the recall is for only happened to me once. It was about a 105 degree day and I parked the car in a hot parking lot after driving it about 70 miles (included a little L2 charging) and the GOM said I had like 32 miles left.... but when I got back to the car about 1 hour later, it said I had 14 miles left..... not good, since I need 25 miles to get home..... so I found a charger and waited an hour or so to get home. That is the only time I ever encountered it. Will I update my car? No.

CSW
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Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:09 pm

UPDATE: Welp, I guess I jinxed myself, my GOM freaked out today. I was driving, got down to about 4 miles of range, stopped, plugged in for about 15 minutes, go to leave, and the GOM says 120 miles of range.........turned car on and off several times, no change....... guess I gotta go get update now....

CSW
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Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:31 pm

Update done. Seems fine. Car showing 97 miles of range when full, seems optimistic.

wfam5
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Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:48 am

Did the update reset the trip meter? I haven't reset mine since I got the car so I can see the overall efficiency. So far around 25K miles shows 5.4 mi/kWh. I'd hate to lose it by doing the software upgrade.
SparkEVblogspot

The OnStar app shows your lifetime efficiency also. This wouldn't be affected by the update.

CSW
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Location: Sacramento,CA

Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:25 am

The trip meter did not reset, but my average kwh now shows 51.1 kwh, so yea, it got messed up. But a reset fixes it it seems.

Planerench
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Location: Idaho

Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:12 pm

Had mine done Veterans Day weekend. No drama to report.

twalace
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Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Thu May 24, 2018 6:19 pm

Just had this done, had 65mi when taken in, got back with 28mi left???

CSW
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Re: Recall notice concerning range estimation

Thu May 24, 2018 7:30 pm

twalace wrote:Just had this done, had 65mi when taken in, got back with 28mi left???
Did they run some errands with your Spark??

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