Went in today for my RAV4 EV 5,000 mile service at Tustin Toyota, which is near my home. (I originally got it from Carson Toyota last October) I asked the service advisor to check and upgrade it to the latest firmware. First he looked on his computer and saw there is no service campaign for my 2013 RAV4 EV and said there is no update available. I told him that the firmware upgrade is not necessarily due to a recall. He added a line in the work order to check for updates. He called 2 hours later saying that the service is completed. I went in to get the car and he told me that even though there is a firmware update available, Toyota advised his technician that if there is no problem with the vehicle (so far there hasn't been any problem), then to take the stance that "if it isn't broke, don't fix it", so the firmware wasn't updated.
Took my RAV4 EV back this morning (a week later) to Tustin Toyota and asked that the firmware updates be done. The service advisor said they just had a meeting about how to handle the EVs that are coming in for updates apparently due to online postings. He said they will only do updates if there is a problem. I told him one of the fixes that the firmware updates I heard is supposed to do is to improve the accuracy of the range indicator. My range indicator has never shown anything past 116 miles with the extended charge. He then wrote-up the work order to do the updates on TSB T-SB-0010-14. A few hours later towards the end of the day he called and said that one of the two updates listed in that TSB failed to install properly and they needed to work with Tesla support. So he authorized a 3-day no cost loaner car (not an EV) through Monday. He said Tesla support is not available on the weekend. Looks like the one update that was installed did improved the range indicator as it now shows 145 miles instead of the 94 miles (with a full extended charge) I saw when I dropped it off in the morning. Hopefully I will get my RAV4 EV back on Monday.
It will go back to less than a 100 if you drive the same way.
My standard range 81-96 BUT actual miles driven ( trip A) can go as high as 110 with 17 left on the guess o meter.
After the firmware update, a standard charge showed 135, then 130 then 124, etc
Now im back to 99.
Im really focused on the battery bars instead. They're more reliable vs the calculated range
Same as a regular ICE car you dont put too much faith on the miles remaining.
You look st the fuel gauge.