Question Asked: IMA batt gauge erratically spiking and draining. tripometer A and B are frozen.
January 26, 2012, 02:30 PM
I'm new to this forum, but hoping to gain some good insight in the ongoing issues I am having. So I am having the same IMA battery problems that everyone else is. SO here is what is going on. Let's say I arrive home from work, the IMA batt gauge reads FULL. the car remains parked in my driveway. Next moring when I get in to the car, the IMA battery gauge is down to 2 bars. I start going and in just a few minutes the IMA batt gauge spikes out again. Over the course of my 22 mile commute the battery drains and recharges at least 3 or 4 times. Issue 2- the Trip-o-meter, both trip A and Trip B at stuck at 35.5, and hasn't moved from that reading for weeks. Dating back maybe 6 months prior to experiencing all of these issues, the tripmeter would flutuate at least 1/10 on a mile either up or down, depending upon my driving behavior. THE QUESTIONS- 1- I was wondering if someone would be able to advise me how to reboot the IMA CPU.
2- if anyone has any other suggestions how to address these issues.
3- suggestions for mileage improvement. the best I have ever gotten is 36.4MPG.
Battery replacement is not really an option right now financially speaking.