In April 2018 I bought a GT trim level PHEV new, to put into service as my fulltime Uber vehicle. I have driven it approximately 60,000 miles per year, so it now has 264,000 miles on the odometer. All maintenance has been done on schedule by Mitsubishi dealerships except for a handful of oil changes at WalMarts when traveling. The car is still in very good shape mechanically and cosmetically.
A year ago, at about 200,000 miles, EV range was only 3 miles and 5 bars maximum, and the car would go into turtle mode throwing amber-text ACC/ABS/EV errors on the instrument cluster if I drove downhill at 60 MPH in Charge mode, and a senior dealership mechanic diagnosed my car’s traction battery as being in need of replacement. I continued to use the car, making sure to do all my downhill freeway driving in Save mode. Then, 5 months ago, I located a wrecked (but not too badly) same-year (2018) PHEV with only 16,000 miles on the odometer and obtained its traction battery. It then took the last 5 months for the dealership closest to the wrecking yard to obtain from Mitsubishi the necessary bench and forklift to swap the new-to-me battery into my car. This was done 6 days ago on Friday, January 6th, 2023 by the dealership’s senior mechanic.
He then performed the capacity estimation and control information resets using his MUT, and then tried to do a DBCAM, but the DBCAM failed, throwing an error code which escapes me at the moment. He then tried again, this time doing a cell smoothing/leveling after the two resets, as per the “triple procedure” of Andy’s unplugged EV episodes circa Ep. 190. No joy, same error code during the DBCAM.
Coming here and searching, I found the information in Section A.4 at https://www.richi.uk/p/mitsubishi-outlander-phev-faq.html?m=1#phevfaqA that, after the two resets but before the DBCAM, one must use the MUT to write the new(er) traction battery pack’s age value (from a code on a label on the left side of the battery pack) and odometer value (odometer reading of the donor vehicle) into the BMU.
Question: is the age code itself from the label the data which should be entered into the appropriate entry field on the MUT, or rather should there be entered the date of the battery pack’s manufacture in some other format? Does anyone here happen to know where in the MUT’s menu tree one finds the age code entry field?
Question: The richi.uk instructions say to write the odometer value in kilometers. But that instruction is from a UK site. Does anyone happen to know if a US vehicle should have the odometer reading *in miles* written? Or, should the new(er) battery’s 16,000 miles be converted (divide by 0.62) to 25,800 kilometers and thus the value 25800 written in? And, where in the MUT’s menu tree is the odometer entry field?
Thanks to anyone who can supply these answers.