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by MrDRMorgan
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Climate "ghost" randomly selecting modes
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Climate "ghost" randomly selecting modes

Hi I just bought a 2016 Spark EV yesterday. It was first registered in California then I BC and it e bought in Kelowna. 42000kms. Yesterday and today while driving the dash was beeping and I look over and the climate screen on the center console is randomly picking settings! It was just above freez...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 37
Views: 10258

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

energy capacity (kWh) storage) level at or within approximately 10% of that of the original battery at the time of warranty repair" It kind of sucks that the warranty only "Guarantees" 10% improvement over whatever the current capacity is. Luckily it seems like the current GM process has them repla...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 37
Views: 10258

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Personally, I would escalate the poor service issue to GM. I would underline that Fairway charged you for the service and did not perform the test. Tell them that you have dash-cam footage that proves it. Request a reimbursement for the testing fee (ask from GM, and tell them it is up to GM to get ...
by MrDRMorgan
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 37
Views: 10258

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Personally, I would escalate the poor service issue to GM. I would underline that Fairway charged you for the service and did not perform the test. Tell them that you have dash-cam footage that proves it. Request a reimbursement for the testing fee (ask from GM, and tell them it is up to GM to get ...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: SERVICE LIGHT goes on and off
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: SERVICE LIGHT goes on and off

See if you can find someone with an OBD2 scanner and check the OBD2 port for possible error codes. Make a note of each code and then clear them and see if they return. In my 2014 Spark EV, I had a couple of codes that kept popping up after being cleared multiple times. It turned out I had an intermi...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: DCFC message 'Charging rate limited to 30% at vehicles request'
Replies: 7
Views: 3421

Re: DCFC message 'Charging rate limited to 30% at vehicles request'

I just happened to see this thread and I found it interesting. Recently, I tried DCFC charging at EA stations in Livermore and in Castro Valley and my charging was limited to 16kwh. Both of these locations had previously worked without a problem. Fortunately, I found an EvGo charger in Castro Valley...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery degradation replaceable under warranty?
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Battery degradation replaceable under warranty?

If my spark ev is still under battery warranty, and if its max range is around 60 after gradual degradation, am I able to get the hybrid battery replaced under the battery warranty? Your range is a function of your driving habits AND the HV battery capacity. The real question is this - at what MEAS...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 37
Views: 10258

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Last I checked, battery replacement for a Spark was something like around fifteen thousand dollars. That's more than twice what I paid for my 2015. Seems like a pretty strong incentive not to provide warranty service. I think I read in an article somewhere that (for not sure which particular model,...
by MrDRMorgan
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 37
Views: 10258

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Ok, so I'm still chasing this issue. I finally got the dealer to admit that all they did was scan for codes. Their excuse for not doing more tests is that GM policy is to stop if no codes are present. Based on what the dealer is telling me battery degradation would only be warranty-able if there we...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone had a 2014 Chevy Spark lock up?
Replies: 5
Views: 7284

Re: Anyone had a 2014 Chevy Spark lock up?

After stopping in the left lane to make a left turn, then once the light was green, my car all of a sudden locked up on me when I tried driving forward. I couldn't move my steering wheel anymore and it felt like the brakes/emergency brake activated on their own. I already had the service soon light...

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