TaylorSFGuy wrote:I took the LEAF in today to Nissan of Fife (WA), asking the dealer to inspect the brakes and look at the lack of regeneration. Their reply:
Verified Cust Concern. Found HV Battery is not able to accept regen charging anymore. Needs new battery ... is too weak to accept regen charging. Needs new and improved battery. Cost to replace battery - $6,294.65 plus tax.
As for the brakes - 5mm on front and 6mm on rear. The advisor went on to say that I should expect they will wear out faster now that the regeneration has gone away.
That is pretty incredible ! 150k miles and the brake pads are still good to go
Imagine if the regen had never given up? The pad would be in even better shape! I just wish Nissan could do a replacement on the battery for half that cost
. I guess that they did not check on the rotors? Someone mentioned they could be a little more worn due to the ceramic break pads. So I guess when someone said the rotors wouldn't last as much as the pads might be correct after all.
What is the main wear for rotors? I read http://www.intuneautos.com/brake-rotors ... me-warped/
and it sounds to me like it would be braking. Though it also mentions heat? But really I'd say what would cause the most heat is when you apply the brakes? Regular heat from the atmosphere can't possibly cause damage to the rotors... can it? It also mentions dirt and other debris.... would rust be another factor? But if it were rust it would be more if you live in a moist area? Very humid? Would it be safe to say if you didn't ever need to use the regular breaks that the rotors could almost last indefinitely???
I still wish Nissan would have done something for Mr. Taylor. Even a discount on a battery replacement would have been great (Down to less than 50% cost would be good). Thoughts?
Thank you so much for the update! From what I read here if the battery can still intake regular charging from an outlet it should still allow regenerative breaking....