Valdemar wrote:The joy of driving on a new battery was quickly spoiled by some moron who missed a red light and T-boned our Leaf last Saturday.
Bummer! Glad to hear injuries were avoided.
This does bring up one thing I'm really curious about. Assuming your car is totaled (I can't imagine it won't be), I'll be very interested to hear how your insurance company figures out the proper replacement value for the car, given its new battery. My guess is they'll do the knee-jerk thing of spitting out a Blue Book value based on model year and miles, but obviously KBB doesn't have a checkbox for "new $6000 battery that makes my car effectively as good as a brand new Leaf."
You might have another BBB arbitration on your hands here... Now what would be really
interesting would be how a totaled Leaf might be handled if it had qualified for the warranty but not gotten a replacement yet, or maybe one that was about to qualify. Keep us posted!