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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:26 am

Coming up on 6 years in June.

Biggest problem is the 8-bar (almost 7-bar) battery.

Other minor issues:
The clear-coat on the spoiler is oxidizing. Needs repainting.
The plastic on the solar panel is yellowing.
The clear-coat on the headlights is also showing signs of UV damage - the protective coat on it has hairline scratches in it and is starting to get hazy.

Didn't really expect to see this kind of sun damage at 5-years (started noticing this around the 5-year mark). But then it does sit out in the sun all day during the work-week.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:32 am

myleaf wrote:Just about 6 years, 69K in Phx AZ.

Only problems,

Battery Capacity
Fog Light Cracked due to rock hit
12V Battery Died, but replaced under warranty
Recently had a problem with one headlight and it needed to be replaced (covered by extended warranty)

I plan to keep my LEAF for 10+ years


A LEAF still running after 6 years in Phoenix makes my only question; How many traction batteries have you gone thru?
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 (build 10/2016)"low water marks" 27,000 miles.363GID Ahr 79.13Hx95.17%kwh28.1QCs238,L2's 251
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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Wed May 03, 2017 4:07 pm

LEAF #225 hit 6 years this past January with nary a glimpse in the rear-view mirror as it just kept rolling along.. New tires and wiper blades have been the only maintenance issues in 51,000 miles, though I wouldn't doubt that I'll lose my third bar sometime this year. Then again, my daily commute has dropped from 35 miles to 10 miles, so I'm not exactly piling on the miles...

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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Tue May 09, 2017 10:58 pm

Passed 6 years on May 6th. 138,121 miles, second set of tires, original 12V battery. Replaced the traction battery, climate control fan and inserted a diode in pilot line of the on-board charger. Should replace the shocks. It has a Brusa so L2 charging is ~6kW. That makes a huge difference in usability for my needs!
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

myleaf
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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Tue May 16, 2017 3:15 pm

To answer the question regarding how many traction batteries I went through.
I am on the second replacement battery.
Leaf Number 471 2/2011
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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Tue May 16, 2017 4:02 pm

myleaf wrote:To answer the question regarding how many traction batteries I went through.
I am on the second replacement battery.

Meaning the car is running on its 3rd battery ?
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Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Tue May 16, 2017 7:43 pm

Thats correct. Battery replaced earlier this year.
Leaf Number 471 2/2011
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Thu May 18, 2017 8:14 am

myleaf wrote:Thats correct. Battery replaced earlier this year.


both under warranty? Wow, that has to be a record if so
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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:23 am

It does turn out I've got something else to kvetch about - paint fade, especially in the last 12-18 months. I had my rear spoiler repainted because the clear coat was going bad, and the paint shop (who are normally pretty good) complained that they couldn't get the paint to match. Now I don't know if they didn't really try or what, but you can clearly see that the spoiler matches pretty well to the door jambs, while the rest of the exterior paint has faded and yellowed quite a bit (it actually looks more distinctive than the picture is able to capture).

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2011 Blue Ocean SL with 71,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Michelin MXV4 tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:35 am

I just reached six years. I also just lost my second bar on my first battery. I only have about 26,000 miles on the Leaf, even though it's my main vehicle. I'm retired and just don't need to drive much. It's really been a great car for me. My biggest complaint is the sound system. I suppose I could get better speakers installed, but I don't spend enough time in the car for that to be an issue, and I listen to audiobooks more often than music anyway, so it just isn't important.

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