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by MrDRMorgan
Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14473

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

.... I guess it might be possible that the battery is really 24 kWh but only 21.3 kwh is used and, at some point as the battery degrades, cells get added back in to keep the capacity up. ... I'm certain that all the cells are in series. There are no high power contactors that can 'add back in cells...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14473

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Sure sounds like the technician was referring to the 12 volt battery which is rated in AH (amp-hours). The LN1 12 volt battery is rated at 44 AH. The HV battery is 400 volts DC and is rated at approximately 21kWh new. Something is not right!! Looking at the paperwork, it indicates "Hybrid Powertrai...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14473

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Sure sounds like the technician was referring to the 12 volt battery which is rated in AH (amp-hours). The LN1 12 volt battery is rated at 44 AH. The HV battery is 400 volts DC and is rated at approximately 21kWh new. Something is not right!! [/quote] Looking at the paperwork, it indicates "Hybrid ...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14473

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Should know later today... Spoke to the tech directly, and saw his document regarding EV capacities etc. 2014 Spark needs to hit not 12.65kWh, but 39Ah. Interesting. Torque shows Bat Cap raw at 40.1 for me.. Tech indicates he may reset the values to cause it to re-learn over the next several charge...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Alarm going off randomly
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Alarm going off randomly

My Spark EV 2014 Alarm has recently started to go off for no reason when the car is parked. Pressing open or close on the remote shuts it off I checked the 12V battery which is a t 12.2V I checked the remote battery which is at 3V Has anyone had that problem before and figured out what caused the i...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14473

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

The 2014 had ~21 kWh "A123" battery pack, and a (max) 35% degradation warranty, 8 years, 100k miles. The 2015 had ~18.5 kWh "LG Chem" battery pack, and a (max) 35% degradation warranty, 8 years, 100k miles. The 2016 had ~18.5 kWh "LG Chem" battery pack, and a (max) 40% degradation warranty, 8 years...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Contacts at Chevrolet for Spark EV warranty guidance?
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Contacts at Chevrolet for Spark EV warranty guidance?

Hi all, I recently bought a 2016 LT1 through Vroom, and last week, I took the car to my local Chevy dealership (Superior Chevrolet, Decatur, GA) to get an all-points inspection + a traction battery condition check during the 7-day return window. The technician reported that the car's battery is rep...
by MrDRMorgan
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

Basically, anything in the vehicle that draws power will, to some degree, affect the GOM number. Fo instance, my latest GOM number in my 2014 Spark EV is about 3.5 miles / kWh. I have the heater set to 73 degrees, and the fan speed to 2 and the headlights are turned on. Same thing goes when I use th...
by MrDRMorgan
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: L-mode drives like D?
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: L-mode drives like D?

I almost always drive in L mode in town. This morning I turned on the car after charging fully (and also remote recond.), and immediately noticed that while I was in L it behaved exactly like D. Thinking it might be some issue with the shifter switch, I stopped and shifted to P and back down to L, ...
by MrDRMorgan
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Climate "ghost" randomly selecting modes
Replies: 2
Views: 532

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...

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