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  1. Warranty on batteries?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    If I remember correctly there is a 6 year warranty on the battery in Golf GTE. This is what I probably heard or believed when I bought mine 3,5 years ago. Does anybody know what is covered in this warranty? What degree of degradation does one expect in this time? Or, what is still ok and what is...
  2. Aftermarket extended warranty

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Does anyone have any experience/recommendations on an aftermarket extended warranty for the Ampera? I had contact with Vehicle Warranty 4U online and received a follow-up phone call where I was told that the Ampera would be covered but looking at their document under 'Excluded Vehicles' it has...
  3. Zoe third-party warranty

    Renault ZOE
    Hi peeps, My recently purchased Zoe-i model has run out of its Renault extended warranty as it expired on 29th March 2019. I am looking into purchasing a third-party warranty (better than none for a peace of mind). Do you guys have any suggestions on which one works best and why? Or is the Zoe...
  4. Is warranty transferable?

    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    I'm in the market for a 2016 Outlander PHEV and read a comment under a YouTube video stating that the warranty (Inc the battery warranty) is not transferable to a new owner. Surely this is not correct? Is someone able to put my mind at rest please? Thanks.
  5. How many have had "Electric Machine" failures on REx?

    BMW i3
    Hello all, I have a Dec 2013 i3 REx, well maintained and out of warranty 1 year ago. To cut to the chase, how many people have had "electric machine" failures, ie where the generator attached to the REx has failed? I wonder if BMW are trying to keep this quiet because there seem to be lots of...
  6. 66 plate 30kwh leaf extended warranty

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hello Can’t believe my ev dedicated components warranty (5yrs, 60k) is about to expire, I am at 59k now. I have extended warranty quotes £257 for 12 month and £567 for 2yrs and £1100 for 3yrs, very odd. Anyway, is it worth taking? Has anyone got ev components failures at all? Thanks
  7. 66 plate 30kwh leaf extended warranty

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hello Can’t believe my ev dedicated components warranty (5yrs, 60k) is about to expire, I am at 59k now. I have extended warranty quotes £257 for 12 month and £567 for 2yrs and £1100 for 3yrs, very odd. Anyway, is it worth taking? Has anyone got ev components failures at all? Thanks
  8. Every imaginable error code...

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hello good people, I've had my '16 GTE for 9 months now and really enjoying the driving experience, and charging, compared to my old Porsche Cayman! I cycle all over London and can't stand breathing in muck so decided to move on up and do my best for an electric that I can drive as normal if I...
  9. Broken Heater/aircon - Zoe undriveable?

    Renault ZOE
    Just outside of warranty and with just 30k miles on the clock, out Zoe has lost all it’s air con gas due to a seal failure and after a re-gas the Renault main dealer tells us that the compressor has failed. £899 to fix it. Renault customer service admit that it is a manufacturing defect that...
  10. 2016 60ah BEV review after 8 months (Summer + Winter)

    BMW i3
    As there are many REX owner reviews I thought I would post my BEV 22Kw owner review for readers. I bought the Car last year after my work installed EV charge points (they now charge for their use which I did not expect but that is another story) I commute between 34 - 45 miles per day depending...
  11. Looking at a 2015 Outlander today

    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Just want to know what to look out for. Especially servicing intervals (how many), and is the warranty dependant on correct servicing intervals. Thanks Phil
  12. Service schedule and warranty

    BMW i3
    Hi I'm looking at bidding on an i3 REX tomorrow, 1st registered 27/10/2016, has just over 16k miles on the clock - but has no service history. BMW confirm the fuel tank vent recall has not been done either. I'd be happy to get it serviced as soon as I get it - but would not buy if lack of...
  13. Extended Tesla warranty / insurance - Allianz

    Tesla Model S
    My car is currently 2 years and at 30k miles but on the basis of our experience so far I can't see any real advantage to buying a new one next year apart from the fact that we will have no warranty. We would be basically buying the same car but for a lot more money and with the drive-train...
  14. Ampera wheel corrosion implications

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Can anyone advise me on how serious an issue the seemingly universal wheel corrosion is? Is it just an aesthetic problem that I can try to make peace with or could it become a safety issue further down the line? I know the wheels have been discussed a lot, but I can't find a definitive answer on...
  15. For the love of God, do not run an i3 without a warranty...

    BMW i3
    I bought an i3 from a non-BMW dealer the other week. My first EV - very excited. The very next day: the dreaded drivetrain fault warning on the dash. Took it to a BMW main dealer: moisture ingress in REx. It needs a new REx (I assume they mean the petrol motor). They've warned me to expect a...
  16. Volt vs Ampera: Anything I need to consider?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I'm considering buying an Ampera to replace my Zoe, but my budget is £10k. That rules out the vast majority of cars, and leaves me with a choice of four currently available: VAUXHALL AMPERA POSITIV 2012 ELECTRIC/RANGE EXTENDER PHEV, FSH, MOT, VGC | eBay Vauxhall Ampera 1.4 i VVT 16v Electron...
  17. Effect on battery due to high mileage (80 miles a day)

    BMW i3
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and currently drive an Audi TTS! Please don't judge! :-) I've had it for almost 9 years and every so often it does put a smile on my face! However I have been getting bored of it and I've always liked the look of the i3 and I was able to borrow one for a weekend a...
  18. Extended warranty cost

    BMW i3
    Hi all, I'm looking at an late 60ah REX thinking the the depreciation hit of the 94ah cars will have hit them now. It has 18 months of BMW warranty remaining and service pack. What are the rough costs of extending the warranty beyond that? I've done a search but couldn't find a number. Cheers.
  19. Brakes failed!!!! OMG

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Day 4 - Taking car to Lookers Birmingham for its 5th annual service.. Put lookers into the sat nav (Eventually) it said it would take 53 mins it took more like 2 hours and it took me to a residential street with no dealers in sight! I pulled over and rang Lookers to get directions. We found a...
  20. Trusting garages for 'bits n bobs'

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    3 months into ownership of my Ampera a there are a few things that I need to consider doing. occasional sticking charge flap 3 door handle buttons not working 2 tyres need replacing None of this work is urgent... At time of purchase the Ampera was just shy of 5 years old showing only 20k...
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