ricardar wrote:KEVIN GRAYBEHL. Tell him Ricardo sent you, he has the parts in stock. Says he hasn't had a single car come back twice for the OBC issue.. *fingers crossed*
There is now a report of a non-faulty OBC being replaced in Germany. - Austausch von OBC und Trockner der KlimaJejuSoul wrote:The Charging Fault Error is the one main fault that has effected about 10% of our cars. It has now been fixed. The replacement of the On Board C harger is expensive, but no driver has ever paid for this. It has always been covered by the warranty. There is also no need to worry that these faulty OBCs will last until after the warranty expires, and then need to be replaced at the owner's expense, because Kia is now replacing non-faulty old OBCs with the new fixed version at the annual service check (this has been mentioned in reports from Korea, Canada, and France).
Today I got a call from my dealer .... the onboard c harger is to be exchanged ...
he did not call it a recall, but only an improvement to be done at the next visit...
wrickcook wrote:Looks like I just have to wait and get stranded
TomMoloughney wrote: ...The problem is some i 3s (BEV and REx) are having a failure of their onboard c harger and the result is the car will only charge at half the usual rate (roughly 3.5kW instead of around 7kW). BMW has identified the cause and is in the process of developing a permanent fix for this which I believe will be a new KLE. In the meantime, if your KLE fails and you bring it in for the service, they will install a new KLE(the same one as the one you have), and then reduce the charge rate by about 20%.
.. No, I realize it's not ideal, but BMW does indeed have a permanent fix and the cars will indeed have the 7.2kW charge rate we were promised. I'll update more as I get information on this.