pipestem wrote:I never worry about trying to balance the cells, that is the BMS job.
However, about once a month or so, I am intentional about letting the Leaf get fully charged and then an hour or so of cell balancing 100% to 98% to 100% to 98% to 100%.
We are a nice walk away from an under-utilized-in-the-morning free ChargePoint station, with long, steep hills to get our heart-rate up. It's a good two-fer to get in a healthy walk, and the ChargePoint app to get to about 90% when getting back to the Leaf and driving away.
Just checked: we've used the local ChargePoint network of 3 free chargers 171 times, for 1073 kWh so far. At 10.5¢ for each additional kW from our local utility, I figure that's saved us about $110, less the $5 ChargePoint card.
I don't think there is anything wrong with the OP car
Agree that the battery seems fine. I appreciate the input from more experienced Leaf owners, and I learned quite a bit.
Still at 12-bars with 31k+ total miles.
2015 Leaf S. Bought 2 year lease turn-in with 14,500 miles. Drive about 14k miles/year. Most charging from 'free juice' at nearby ChargePoint or Nissan or other free L2 public chargers within walking distance. ICE is rarely driven pickup truck.