LeftieBiker
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Can Dealerships Determine Actual battery Health?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 pm

I'm looking into new and very slightly used 2017 Leafs, and while dealerships generally have no interest in or knowledge of using LeafSpy, a few seem willing, but know nothing about it. I was thus wondering if the Nissan Consult diagnostic computers can read anything like SOH from the cars without LeafSpy. Has this been investigated? I know that this doesn't apply to 95% of the dealers out there, but could an interested dealer Tech find out what shape a pack is in using their own diagnostic tools...?

On a related note, what currently available OBDII Bluetooth readers are still Leaf-compatible?
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

72andsunny
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Re: Can Dealerships Determine Actual battery Health?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:20 pm

I use this one and it still exists: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005NLQA ... UTF8&psc=1

LeftieBiker
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Re: Can Dealerships Determine Actual battery Health?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:42 pm

Thanks for that. One dealership seems willing to do a LeafSpy check, although I assume I'd have to buy the dongle for them.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

powersurge
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Re: Can Dealerships Determine Actual battery Health?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:07 am

Why would the dealer need to buy one... You can just plug your own in and they should let you run your Leafspy??

Personally, I cannot imagine that Nissan dealers (and factory trained "leaf specialists") do not have a very precise manner of evaluating the Leaf battery.

If after 9 years of Nissan Leaf production, dealers are clueless about the Leaf workings, then Nissan has been selling a science experiment vehicle as a sideshow attraction.

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