more charging

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Old 10-20-2005, 09:36 PM
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earlier this week i had my 7000 mile service and since i notice alot more charging. up untill now it hung around 3-4 bars unless i would go down a nice grade. this week on flat ground i can easily get 5 bars. anyone else notice?
 
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:44 AM
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what did they do at 7k? Should've been just oil?
There seems to be a perception by dealers that 1/2 the bars lit on the HAH or HCH is "low" and they like to "charge it back up" usually by gunning the engine for a few minutes,at your (gas and mpg) expense.

Did you get the car back with 6 bars? If so, maybe your drives are just such that there is enough regen going on to keep it high. Do you see the regen happening a lot more?

Has your mpg changed at all since the maint?

Please look at your invoice and tell us if there were any updates or other maint done- if we can all get our HAHs to hang out consistently at 5 bars, life is good. There could be a stealth software update that they are loading on when the car comes in for any maint.
 
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:19 AM
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no it was hovering around 3-4 like it normally does. i had a 40 mile drive this morning and it didn't go above 4 so not sure what they did. but they did **** me of i went in and had 33.4 mpg on dash and 34 on nav after i picked it up the dash was at 30 and nav said 19mpg wtf! all they did was oil and filter rotate tires and inspect everything.
 
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:17 PM
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Sounds like they gunned it to give you a 'full charge.'

tell them specifically NOT to do that next time.
 
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