The IMA light coming on is usually caused by a battery pack that is no longer charging correctly. Replacing the battery pack will turn off the IMA light.
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I have had three episodes where the check engine and the IMA lights came on. Also noticed that the charge indicator on the battery would jump around wildly. Engagement of the IMA motor was herky jerky.
Dealer says that they have ordered a new IMA battery and will replace it under warranty.
Curious to see if this corrects the problem. My suspicion is that the battery was bad from the get go as this car has never performed as well as my 2...