ENIAC
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Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:05 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 224
Location: Sun Diego, CA USA

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:17 pm

Cinnabar wrote:I passed my 6 year anniversary on May 3rd. I have about 71k miles and am down 5 bars. I plan to contact Nissan this week to see how much I can get them to pitch in on a new battery. The current range is extremely limiting in the use of the car, but I still drive it every time the math works.


Did you contact Nissan? Any luck on a discounted replacement battery?
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Reddy
Posts: 1419
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 006828
Location: Pasco, WA

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:45 am

Today is a full 6 years for me, 40,067 mi, 46.44 Ah, 70% SOH, 50.02 Hx, at 42.8% SOC this morning. I have 9 bars and extrapolated estimate for the 4th bar dropping in Oct 2018, perhaps April 2019 (since there's no measurable degradation from Nov 1 - April 1). No maintenance except new tires, wiper blades, and wiper fluid. Interior is still nearly perfect, paint's a bit dirty, but still in great shape except for that small scrape in it. I typically keep the battery around 40-50% SOC, hoping to improve longevity. While in the PNW, I'm actually in the hottest part, typically 30 day over 100 F each summer. I park in the garage all winter, but outside at night in the summer, again hoping to improve cooling. For all of my extra work, I've extended the battery just slightly, enough to miss the 5 yr, 60,000 mi warranty. :cry: However, the car still meets all of my in-town needs and we still don't have a realistic, 50 mi connection to the WA-OR Electric Highway system that dominates that very slim slice (~10% of the area) along the I-5 corridor. I am hopeful that 2018-19 brings a chance to receive a new battery for less that $2000, otherwise the battery might cost more than the value of the car. In any case, I'll still drive it as long as it has 20 mi range, though I will be disappointed in being required to pay $150/yr for the EV road tax.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 46.44 AHr; 40,067 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
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Cinnabar
Posts: 121
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:19 am
Delivery Date: 07 May 2011
Leaf Number: 001693
Location: New Almaden, CA

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:04 am

ENIAC wrote:
Cinnabar wrote:I passed my 6 year anniversary on May 3rd. I have about 71k miles and am down 5 bars. I plan to contact Nissan this week to see how much I can get them to pitch in on a new battery. The current range is extremely limiting in the use of the car, but I still drive it every time the math works.


Did you contact Nissan? Any luck on a discounted replacement battery?


Yes, my car is in the shop getting it's battery replaced. Nissan is picking up 80% of the cost so I was told my out of pocket will be around $1400.

Cinnabar
Posts: 121
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Delivery Date: 07 May 2011
Leaf Number: 001693
Location: New Almaden, CA

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:46 am

ENIAC wrote:
Cinnabar wrote:I passed my 6 year anniversary on May 3rd. I have about 71k miles and am down 5 bars. I plan to contact Nissan this week to see how much I can get them to pitch in on a new battery. The current range is extremely limiting in the use of the car, but I still drive it every time the math works.


Did you contact Nissan? Any luck on a discounted replacement battery?


My LEAF is back at 12 bars. The cost to me was $1617.08 on an 80/20 cost share with Nissan.

8tn
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Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:12 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 01517

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:05 pm

Ours is now 6 years and 4 months, 79,000 miles 68% SOH, AHr 44.6.
Replaced original 12V battery, 1 new set of tires, front wiper blades and air filter(every 2 years).
Will look into getting the 80/20 deal if Nissan is receptive.

mark1313
Posts: 139
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:09 am
Delivery Date: 20 May 2011
Leaf Number: 001024
Location: Phoenix Arizona.

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:05 am

I picked up the car in May 2011 58000 miles 6.5 M/KW .....I drive the car really slow now thanks to another battery degradation ...

palmermd
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Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:19 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 1100011011
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:04 am

Cinnabar wrote:
My LEAF is back at 12 bars. The cost to me was $1617.08 on an 80/20 cost share with Nissan.


That is great to hear. Congrats on your newer car!
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kg4bec
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Birmingham, AL

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:34 pm

Not quite up to six years yet but close. Will get there Dec-2017.
About 45K miles, 75% Hx. Lost two capacity bars.

It's been my daily driver since I bought it and I still love it. :-)

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SV Glacier Pearl
Reserved: 17-May-2010
RAQ: 1-Aug-2011
Ordered: 8-Aug-2011
AV Assessment: 26-Aug-2011 (planning to cash-and-carry)
Delivery: December 2011->week of Dec 02 -> week of Dec 10 -> DELIVERED 02-Dec-2011!! Woo Hoo!

tps
Posts: 1261
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:40 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Feb 2012
Leaf Number: 18044
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: Any other 6 year owners out there?

Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:29 pm

I was one of the first orders from PA; I took delivery in Feb 2012, so I'm coming up on 6 years. 75K miles, down 4 bars on battery capacity. The loss in range has been made up by huge improvements in the charging network. However, I'm currently deciding whether to have the traction pack replaced before the cold weather this year, or weather to try to make it through this winter and replace the pack before the cold weather next year... Other than battery degradation, the car is doing fine.

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