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 Post subject: Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery
PostPosted: 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:


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 Post subject: Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery
PostPosted: 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.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:26 am 
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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!


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 Post subject: Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:16 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: ALL POSTS - Replacement Traction Battery
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:29 pm 
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If the motor is not making as much power as the previous ones, there’s some kind of problem.

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