tesleaf
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Blind spot warning

Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:40 pm

What year Leaf has BSW system as standard or option?
Thanks.

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

Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:09 am

What a weird question.

I'm not aware of it being even an option on currently shipping US Leafs. It's not mentioned at http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... -press-kit in the body text nor Specs tab. Changes from 2013 thru 2017 model years have been mostly small except for 30 kWh battery (2016 SV and SL, 2016 "S 30" and all 2017 Leafs).

However, for 2018 model year (not shipping in the US yet), it is mentioned at http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... issan-leaf and http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/ ... ion-design.

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

tesleaf
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Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:25 am

Thank you.
I am surprised that a futuristic electric car doesnt have one of the most basic and common safety features almost all cars above $20k offer.

LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:45 am

Oh, boy! A real live TesTroll!
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

pyromancy5
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Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Apr 2017
Leaf Number: 337249

Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:00 am

even the base Altima I drove a few weeks ago had blind spot sensors. It's only because this is a car that has remained largely unchanged since it's launch. A few small updates, but not much.
2014 Leaf SL

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jlv
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Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2014
Leaf Number: 424487
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:41 am

pyromancy5 wrote:A few small updates, but not much.
Up until the really big update that is about to be on sale in the US.
'13 SL+Prem (mfg 12/13, leased 4/14, bought 5/17)Tesla S 75D (3/17)
Model 3 reservation
(Probably no LEAF2 for me)

pyromancy5
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Leaf Number: 337249

Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:24 pm

jlv wrote:
pyromancy5 wrote:A few small updates, but not much.
Up until the really big update that is about to be on sale in the US.

Yep. :roll:
2014 Leaf SL

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Nubo
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Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:51 pm

tesleaf wrote:Thank you.
I am surprised that a futuristic electric car doesnt have one of the most basic and common safety features almost all cars above $20k offer.


Thanks for sharing.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

tesleaf
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Re: Blind spot warning

Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:56 pm

My current car doesn't have rearview camera or blind spot monitoring whereas my wife's does have both.
I really wish my car had those two features and I am still contemplating getting a 2013 leaf...
hmmmmmm

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Nubo
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Re: Blind spot warning

Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:03 am

It's funny how things that seem superfluous at first glance, quickly seem essential. I used to roll my eyes at backup cameras. Then our 2012 LEAF was the first of our vehicles to come with a backup camera. Now it's scary to think about all the years I backed up with a huge blind spot behind me.

That being said, if you adjust all your mirrors properly you can practically eliminate blind spots while driving. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/h ... lind-spots
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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