Submitted by lehman on December 15, 2013
I have S85 and have had it since February, I am one of the first in PA to have one I believe. I absolutely love the car and have been the poster child for promoting it to every walk of life that sees me near it. My current issue though is with regard to range and would like to know others experiences. I have had it serviced not less than 3x already to check whether or not the battery is functioning properly. I am routinely losing over 20% of range for any trip more than 85 miles. I travel from PA to NJ shore often and it is about a 90 mile trip. I always charge it to max and lately the max is only about 255 (used to be 265). Anyway, I made the trip today and had a short detour from my usual trip, overall trip was 110 miles, I started at 244 range and had warmed up the car. When I finished the trip, it took about 4 hours overall with a stop over of about 90 minutes and I am down to range of 88. It was about 37 degrees during the trip, I turned off the heat and didn't even leave my phone in the charger. Service knows about this significant range loss but continues to tell me it is operating normally. I have read some postings regarding a loss of 30% but those appear to be related to subzero temperatures. Also my average speed was probably @65 mph, I never drive the car rough, and never floor it. Individual experiences would be appreciated so again, I am averaging a loss of over 25% of posted range on any trip over 80 miles. Usually I lose more than 115 for the average trip of 90 miles that only takes an hour and a half.
Only other issue is with the sirius radio reception but that is a known problem, my fix has been to download the sirius xm app and stream it bluetooth. This is actually great because I get to listen to Howard Stern whenever I want, download his programs and I don't have to listen to the same segment every time I get into the car. I recommend that as a work around for those with similar issues. Only downside is that calls interrupt the program :).