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Author:  teaguecl [ Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:25 am ]
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Looks like I'm next for traction battery replacement. Car was gently used, 50K miles, no real issues until recently. It died while in motion and accelerating. Toyota has had the vehicle for 6 weeks, and have just notified me that both the motor and traction battery are being replaced. Unfortunately, they don't have an ETA for getting the parts from Tesla - anecdotally they say the last battery they ordered took 3 months. So I'm without a vehicle for 2-5 months :evil:

Author:  Jonathan_UK [ Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:02 am ]
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I might be next for a battery swap too.

I'm at 97K mileage, and the car lost all power on the freeway yesterday. After I pulled over, it would only go into neutral or park. Had both the Check EV warning and power steering warnings come up on the display. It's now at Carlsbad, awaiting diagnostics.

Update 2nd April 19: Not as lucky as I first thought. Confirmed motor failure.

Author:  teaguecl [ Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery

teaguecl wrote:
Looks like I'm next for traction battery replacement. Car was gently used, 50K miles, no real issues until recently. It died while in motion and accelerating. Toyota has had the vehicle for 6 weeks, and have just notified me that both the motor and traction battery are being replaced. Unfortunately, they don't have an ETA for getting the parts from Tesla - anecdotally they say the last battery they ordered took 3 months. So I'm without a vehicle for 2-5 months :evil:


I just got my car back - total of 5 months waiting for the motor, and 7 weeks for the battery. Has anyone else had a motor replacement? My car seems much more tame (sluggish acceleration) with the new motor. It is, however, a heck of a lot quieter than it was before!

Author:  miimura [ Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery

teaguecl wrote:
teaguecl wrote:
Looks like I'm next for traction battery replacement. Car was gently used, 50K miles, no real issues until recently. It died while in motion and accelerating. Toyota has had the vehicle for 6 weeks, and have just notified me that both the motor and traction battery are being replaced. Unfortunately, they don't have an ETA for getting the parts from Tesla - anecdotally they say the last battery they ordered took 3 months. So I'm without a vehicle for 2-5 months :evil:


I just got my car back - total of 5 months waiting for the motor, and 7 weeks for the battery. Has anyone else had a motor replacement? My car seems much more tame (sluggish acceleration) with the new motor. It is, however, a heck of a lot quieter than it was before!

My car felt exactly the same after I got it back from drive unit replacement for noise last year. It was just much quieter. I only waited 2 weeks for the motor to come in and it was installed within one day.

Author:  TonyWilliams [ Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery

If the motor is not making as much power as the previous ones, there’s some kind of problem.

Author:  asavage [ Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery

Battery replacement time for mine.

73k miles. Has previously had these replaced over its lifetime:

Charger
DC-DC inverter
Heater
Drive Unit

Had to have it towed for the first time in my ownership, two weeks ago. I checked in every other day, all they would tell me is "needs a battery, waiting for fts". Now, I'm being told by Toyota of Seattle to arrange to have it shipped to California for battery replacement. I called Toy. Cust. Svc. and they are looking into that advice for confirmation; I suspect it will not have to be shipped south.

Driving my Sienna to commute -- ugh. I hate gas stations.

Author:  asavage [ Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:23 pm ]
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Yup, I have to ship it to Auburn in Calif., as nobody in Seattle has the battery lift equipment. That's the Toyota line. I pay to have it shipped to Auburn, Toyota will consider reimbursement of that portion.

Getting it back to Seattle is all on me, though.

Author:  davewill [ Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:28 pm ]
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There's only one thing to do...drive it to San Diego, put in a JDemo, then road trip back home. :D

Author:  asavage [ Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:13 pm ]
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Well, I don't need a road trip right now. My RAV4 EV doesn't need a JDemo -- it's my commuter, and never goes anywhere I need to fast-charge; I have the Tesla for longer trips.

I thought about driving it back north from Auburn, but I burn more in lost wages than having it shipped, and like I said: I don't need a road trip right now.

The shipper, Global Auto Transportation, had to get an extra $50 to Auburn; Toyota said it was in Sacramento, but Auburn is NE of there. And there was a $100 surcharge to winch it onto the trailer. So, $795 one-way.

$1500 round-trip is a chunk of change, but it seems the best I can do right now. I do hope the parts failure ramps down a bit going forward.

[edit 13Sep2019 ALS]
Received VM from Toyota's Alex Green: replacement HV battery has arrived at Auburn Toyota. ETA for completion of replacement: early next week (16-18Sep).

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