LTLFTcomposite wrote:Has anybody ever witnessed a LEAF pack degrade to the bitter end? What's the most number of bars lost anyone has seen, and how many miles of range did it have left?
I'm wondering if capacity degrades to some point where it would be covered by the 8 year part of the warranty? What's the difference between a battery that has "failed" and one that has zero capacity remaining?
Not that I'm aware of. I think the worst I've heard of here on MNL is 5 capacity bars down. That person finally bit the bullet and got the battery replaced under capacity warranty.
Originally, I believe they wanted to go for 6 bars down.
The wiki has a 6 bar loser.
| Feb 2015
| Castaic - Santa Clarita, CA
| 51 months
| '''I lost bar 4 at 62,000 miles and Nissan basically said tough luck'''. I have only 4 white and 2 red left now at 74,000 miles. viewtopic.php?p=431453#p431453viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19223&p=429338#p429338
and other posts detail his journey.
I think he had less than 30 miles range on a full charge last time he posted but he does NOT use leafspy so he might be leaving some unused at the bottom of the pack.
That'd still be usable for me, I drive about 15 miles one way to work and can charge at both ends and I use leafspy so I wouldn't mind dipping into LBW or even VLBW on a worst case when it snows and I have to use the heater.