oilerlord wrote:gpsman wrote: And of course, they never ever get a flat tire.
EV's don't get flat tires, however they ARE prone to "sudden tire failure".
The OP's issue could simply have happened due to a low 12V battery. If he's so concerned, just take the car in for service, and do the board a solid by reporting back. Who knows, there may be a TSB on this.
Ok, it obviously wasn't due to a low 12V battery. Dismissing the warning message restored full power, which wouldn't have worked if the 12V battery was low.
As for cars randomly losing power while at speed on the open road, that's clearly a safety issue. Drivers don't expect the cars in front of them to suddenly slow down, especially in the absence of brake lights or turn signals. It's not remotely paranoid to imagine this behavior leading to rear-end collisions. Imagine losing power in the middle of an intersection!
Now power loss would be expected when the high-voltage battery is depleted. Not when the gauge shows a minimum of 15 miles remaining. This is clearly a software issue. There's no need to be an apologist for bad programming.