kentklineman
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2015 Leaf Inspection before warranty expires

Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:33 pm

My 2015 S is going into the shop for inspection tomorrow, what should I tell the mechanic to look for?
What kinds of things might need attention before warranty expires?

cwerdna
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Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: 2015 Leaf Inspection before warranty expires

Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:26 pm

I don't have a comprehensive list, but definitely make sure everything works that you can easily check, even if you don't use it often (e.g. al heated seats and steering wheel, stereo including CD player and aux in jack). Also check your rear hatch struts (Nissan calls them stays): https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21422.

Unfortunately, I screwed up and checked my latest replacements too late (was already past the 1 year/12K miles since last replacement). My left one leaks but right one doesn't. Oh well. I will leave it alone until they become too weak to hold the hatch open.

If you have any rattles, squeaks, knocks, clunks. buzzes or other unusual sounds, try to get them addressed.

'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

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bitmanEV
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Location: Redhill, UK

Re: 2015 Leaf Inspection before warranty expires

Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:08 am

let them check the front suspension; bushing, rod ends, ball joints, drive shafts CV
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LeftieBiker
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Re: 2015 Leaf Inspection before warranty expires

Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:51 am

Given that it's Summer and the PTC heater can fail, check that the heat works fine.
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powersurge
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Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: 2015 Leaf Inspection before warranty expires

Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:23 am

If you are keeping the car and it has 40-50K miles, then change the transmission fluid...

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