brycenesbitt
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30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Tue May 16, 2017 9:18 pm

Ouch.
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?

LeftieBiker
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Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Tue May 16, 2017 9:33 pm

The dealer is crooked. No honest dealer would present that bill. They might "suggest" a new battery, instead. Does the heater work?
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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SageBrush
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Tue May 16, 2017 9:41 pm

OP: are you the original owner ?
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

brycenesbitt
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Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Wed May 17, 2017 12:13 am

The heater stopped working (no heat) that's why I took it in. I had been using a climate timer for about a month prior to this.
I am the second owner, I know the first owner. I bought the car at 25,000 miles 11 bars on GOM.

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Wed May 17, 2017 2:14 am

I was once quoted $3,000.00 for a new transmission by a dealership. The car, a Volvo 240, actually needed a $300 solenoid replacement. Hopefully people here can get you a reasonable repair. Seriously, though: shun that dealership.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:43 am
Delivery Date: 03 Dec 2012
Leaf Number: 23156
Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Wed May 17, 2017 3:41 am

$3k for a fuse?!! That may be the best one I've ever heard.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

6.72 kW Array

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:43 am
Delivery Date: 03 Dec 2012
Leaf Number: 23156
Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Wed May 17, 2017 3:54 am

You could buy another used 2011 for a parts car and have money left over.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

6.72 kW Array

webb14leafs
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Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:43 am
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2017

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Wed May 17, 2017 5:03 am

So you lost 3 bars in 5,000 miles? How long have you had the car?

Also, you should be getting more than 35 miles out of 8 bars, unless it's all on the freeway with the AC blasting.

webb14leafs
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Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2017

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Wed May 17, 2017 5:09 am

Here's a link to a carcomplaints review where the person said Nissan paid for half of the heater replacement. Maybe you could go that route. It also quotes 9 hours of labor. That's insane.

http://www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Leaf/2013/AC_heater/heater_stopped_working.shtml

Durandal
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Delivery Date: 22 Sep 2016
Leaf Number: 025018
Location: Central Arkansas

Re: 30,000 mile checkup on Leaf: recommended repairs $11053.88

Wed May 17, 2017 6:32 am

Never set foot in that dealership again, and I would call Nissan customer care to give them an earful about that dealership.

Then again, both of my Nissan dealerships where I live are sheisters, so maybe it's just par for the course with Nissan.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in late 2018.

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