I went in for a 30,000 mile checkup at the local dealer, and they recommend $11053.88 in repairs. This for a 2011 Leaf that's in fine condition, and never lived in a hot environment. $1500 or so is to replace the heater, $3000 to replace the heater fuse which is hard to change, and $5400 (all plus tax) for a new battery.
The battery sits at 8 bars on the capacity meter, and while the Guess O Meter often says 65-70 miles, the real world range is more like 35 miles.
Anyone else had one this bad?
I quoted your message and emailed Nissan. (you know, the "recently, my friend ......." style.)
A rep called me back today. Basically they have no control over Dealer markup on components after warranty. However, he recommended me to "tell you friend to call up Nissan EV Customer Affair, to see what Nissan can help on out of warranty support for this case". Because, of course, he can not discuss the detail with someone other than the car owner.
May-2018 15553mi 68.6Ahr 86%SOH 80%Hx
Nov-2017 11043mi 70.4Ahr 88%SOH 82%Hx
Sep-2016 1050mi 74.3Ahr 93%SOH 89%Hx
2016 Leaf White SV + no premium package + rain visor + 40psi