$19,90 WalMart I wonder how reliable it would be.
I'll do that now.Don: Please check for any sort of date on your 12V, which is usually the purchase date for warranty purposes. If you can find it, please also tell us the manufacture date of your car, so that we know how long the original lasted.
Yes, yes, & yes.You charge with the EVSE in your garage? With the hood open? and the 'engine cover' off?
THANKS! So 12V replacement required at 22 to 24 months.Battery system checked and BATTERY REPLACED. (December '19)
The OEM Firestone Firehawks spec 11/32" when new, which is 8.7mm. Both me and my (over-50 female!) friend wore completely through frequently-rotated stock tires in under 6k mi. They are pure crap, quite possibly the worst tire in the history of the universe. Poor grip AND poor wear. Usually you get one OR the other.Here's another question. "The car has Firestone Firehawks" on it. The tires have 5mm of tread, (which is about new) Those must have been replaced before the dealer turned it over to the wholesaler.
HEAT!I wonder why this battery would fail at 2 years
what heat? Opening the hood after a 40 mile freeway drive it’s barely just warm under the hood not anything near as hot as my gasser gets under the same circumstances. It does however get warmer under the hood if you run the AC with the rad fan warmer air from the condenser but still not as hot as any gasser. Just checked the heat after all night charging on the rental and honestly it’s not that hot under there as a matter of fact I think it’s under favorable conditions with temps under hood being 77deg on a 52 degree night. Maybe L2 charge would get much hotter?HEAT!
After charging for a few minutes, carefully put your hand on the onboard charger on the passenger side of the 12V.
On L1 that heat is radiating the 12v about FIVE TIMES as long as a gas car (5 x as long as you're driving)
Let the heat out by opening the hood.
Or don't, & replace your 12v every 2 or 3 years.
Could also be that the people who owned these cars don’t drive it as much as others, live in cold climates, or other factors. My 2017 original battery showing 510cca still out of the 540 rated at room temp. So I think it still has some life left. I wonder if removing the engine cover which kind of access an umbrella for any heat will improve any of its lifespan. I took mine off as soon as I bought it I thought it was a hideous cover I think it looks more cool with everything exposed. It’s just dead weight anywaysIt may not be as hot as a gasser, but it seems to be at least barely hot enough to prematurely age it during the prolonged periods it spends charging, based on some known factors , & evidence:
500e 12V should last LONGER than a gasser, since it:
HOWEVER reports indicate it generally does NOT last longer, so charger heat seems to be what's killing them.
- Has less heat while driving.
- Constantly charges at full voltage whenever the key is on AND whenever the car is charging.
- Has much less current draw during starting.