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 Post subject: Sudden battery drop
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:34 am 

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My battery have recently dropped in range. I'm getting on 10 or 11 miles. This happened overnight. I had been getting a full 15.5 miles or so.

The weird thing is the suddenness and the way in which the range dropped. First of all, after a full charge I've only been seeing 13.8 or sometimes 14.1 on my range meter (it used to show 15.8 or 16.1). Then when I start driving, after about 3/4 of a mile the range meter will sudden lose about 1.5 miles. Usually it will drop about 1/10 of a mile per second. Then when it reaches 10.5 or so the sudden drop quit and the car performs normal, but with less range. I drive about 11 miles to work and up till 2 weeks ago I always had about 3 miles left over when I got there (then I'd charge at work, and generally never use gas).

I noticed this drop started happening after I got 2 new tire and an alignment in front. The car now has Michelin Premier A/S on all tires. Previously my front tires were two miss matched Goodyear and Michelin low rolling resistance tire. The also use to squeal all the time during low speed turned. Now the car handles perfectly, but I'm getting this range problem.

Any ideas? And now that they Clarity is out I'm hoping on of the Clarity dealers around here may have the necessary training to fix the problem, but right now my dealer is useless (think Gomer Pyle "Gooooolly I ain't done seen one a dem before"). Btw I'm in Miami, my car came from New Jersey. I've had it for 15 months. It has about 45K miles.

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