kovalb
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Delivery Date: 09 Apr 2014
Location: Phoenix

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:25 am

16 year old girl who had her driver's license 2 weeks jumps out of the Safeway shopping center driveway on Chandler Blvd. and stops square in front of me!!! No room to make an evasive maneuver, just spike the brakes hard into ABS and hang on for the air bags to deploy. Thank God everyone is alright. My wife had some aches from the seat belt and abrasions from where her knees hit the glove box, but our safety features worked like they are supposed to. It could have been a fatal if it were an older car and we weren't wearing our seat belts.

The force of impact spun the Frontier pick-up truck around almost 180°. The girl was pretty shook up but she was OK. My new LEAF (my third one) was only 2 weeks old. I just had the glass tinted last week. Stuff happens. Thankfully everyone is OK.
2015 LEAF SV Pearl White
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pchilds
Posts: 418
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:14 am
Delivery Date: 31 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 006141
Location: SoCal

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Now you can get an 2015. :D
2011 LEAF, gone,
2012 RAV4 EV,
2015 Model S 85D,
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kovalb
Posts: 372
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:37 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Apr 2014
Location: Phoenix

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:23 am

pchilds wrote:Now you can get an 2015. :D

That is my hope.

FYI, I went to the impound yard to get some of my stuff out of the car and found it could still go into ready mode, however with warning lights and turtle mode. I could also use Carwings to check the SOC. No fluid leaks. Amazing.
2015 LEAF SV Pearl White
My sixth Nissan LEAF
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cyellen
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:02 pm
Delivery Date: 24 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 0613

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:38 pm

Wow...glad to hear everyone is ok...sad for your new car, but amazing that it is that intact!
Glacier White SL-EV delivered 3/23/2011 in Phoenix, AZ
VIN: 000613
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TickTock
Posts: 1701
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:30 pm
Delivery Date: 31 May 2011
Leaf Number: 3626
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Contact: Website

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:16 am

Of those in the valley who've had their battery replaced: Where did you get the work done and would you recommend them to a friend? If not, why?

phxsmiley
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Posts: 238
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:33 pm
Delivery Date: 29 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 7837
Location: Chandler, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:42 pm

I went with AutoNation Nissan in Tempe, and had a pretty good experience. They appear to have only one Leaf-certified tech, so you may have to wait if he is booked. It's convenient, as they offer rides in the Chandler area. I was one of their first battery replacements, I'm sure they've done a few by now. Unfortunately, they don't do extras for service, such as a Car Wash or anything. Scott Shaffer is the service rep, I've gone there a few times now, and have been pleased with the service.
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phxsmiley
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Location: Chandler, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:15 am

SRP is offering a $50 Amazon gift card to join their Electric Vehicle community

https://www.srpnet.com/electric/secure/EVsignup.aspx

Here's the blurb from their website:

Join the SRP electric vehicle (EV) community and receive a $50 Amazon gift card. SRP is plugging in with EV customers to better understand how you're using energy. This will help us analyze impacts and prepare our grid for the growth of EVs in SRP territory. Members can opt-in to future focus groups, surveys and more to help us develop EV programs—created just for you

I signed up for this, looks like it will be questionnaires and surveys...
Glacier Pearl SL-e, Delivered Aug 26th, 2011
Current Miles: 80,500 Miles (Oct 25th, 2016); Capacity Bars: 12/12;
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SilverLeaf
Posts: 418
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:55 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 000516
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:15 pm

I have a question for any PHOENIX area LEAF owners: has anyone had to replace their AUXILIARY battery yet? I've been asking forever how long will the auxiliary battery last in the Phoenix heat? I have yet to receive any valid replies.

My auxiliary battery in my non-electric (gas) vehicles typically last 2-3 years in our heat. What's the expectation for the LEAF auxiliary battery? My LEAF is currently at 42 months and counting.

Also, what is the advance notification, if any? Non-electric (gas) vehicles are typically hard starting for 2-4 times before failure.
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Ordered 9/2/2010
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turbo2ltr
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:13 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Feb 2011
Leaf Number: 185
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:20 pm

Seems from other threads people experience brake problems when the battery is bad. (this was on new cars that had bum batteries, but I assume the same will apply...)

I've always leased so I never got past 36 months on a battery.

While it gets hot here, it's quite a bit hotter under an ICE hood. The leaf obviously isn't much more than ambient under there so I suspect it will help the longevity of the battery.
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myleaf
Gold Member
Posts: 244
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:24 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 000471
Location: Chandler, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:10 pm

SilverLeaf wrote:I have a question for any PHOENIX area LEAF owners: has anyone had to replace their AUXILIARY battery yet? I've been asking forever how long will the auxiliary battery last in the Phoenix heat? I have yet to receive any valid replies.

My auxiliary battery in my non-electric (gas) vehicles typically last 2-3 years in our heat. What's the expectation for the LEAF auxiliary battery? My LEAF is currently at 42 months and counting.

Also, what is the advance notification, if any? Non-electric (gas) vehicles are typically hard starting for 2-4 times before failure.


My 12V battery died just before 3 years. It was replaced under warranty - (just like it's big brother)

No warning, just one morning - Nothing would happen when I pushed the start button.

I jumped it and took it to the dealer.
Leaf Number 471 2/11
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