thimel
Posts: 129
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:10 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Jun 2011
Location: SF bay area

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 pm

2011RedLeaf wrote:It only gets driven about 10 miles every other day so the decreased capacity hasn’t been a problem.
The GPS died and I had to have it repaired for a cost of 500 dollars. It has been completely reliable.

Idle curiosity: Why did you get the GPS fixed? I suspect you know all the roads within 10 miles of home. Does the same module do something else which is more important?

We are spoiled and sometimes use the GPS to go somewhere new instead of using a map. Nothing else was wrong besides the dead GPS.

91040
Posts: 962
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:36 pm
Delivery Date: 06 May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Hit seven years of ownership a month ago with 156k miles on the car. Full charge with the second traction battery is ~240 Gids. It hasn’t lost a capacity bar yet.

Significant repairs were replacing the traction battery, climate control fan and the failed diode in the onboard charger. Otherwise, it has been just the usual wear and tear items. Didn’t bother to update the telecommunication module. The struts will probably need to be replaced soon.

Adding the Brusa charger was and is crucial in having this car meet my driving 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

DarthPuppy
Posts: 619
Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:45 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Aug 2013

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Wow that is a lot of miles for a 7 year old car. Glad to hear the 2nd battery seems to be holding up better than the 1st if my math is right.

Were the fan and diode covered under warranty? If not, how big of a hit were those?
'13 Leaf SL
'18 Honda Clarity Touring PHEV

91040
Posts: 962
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:36 pm
Delivery Date: 06 May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:28 pm

The climate control fan was covered by Nissan out of warranty. It was within the warranty’s time limit but beyond the mileage limit.

I added a diode to the pilot line to avoid replacing the onboard charger. I was far beyond the warranty and replacement is quite expensive.
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

edatoakrun
Posts: 5177
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:33 am
Delivery Date: 15 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2184
Location: Shasta County, North California

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:42 am

91040 wrote:Hit seven years of ownership a month ago with 156k miles on the car...

Would you care to tell us what your total cost for ownership (TCO) experience has been?

Been meaning to do this myself, but I expect yours is a lot lower than mine (at only ~60 k) per mile.
no condition is permanent

camasleaf
Posts: 624
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:20 am
Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Camas, WA

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:17 pm

Reached 7 years today.

Ah 45.21
SOH. 68.92
HX 46.92
80277 miles

I can still squeeze 60 miles out of it, but 50 is more comfortable.

With the warmer weather, and more regen available, I now hear clicking at the axle when accelerating after regen goes over 25 kW. I am wondering if I can clean and lube myself or I have to take the car to the dealer. It will be the first paid dealer work on the car. No other issues.
2011 SLe 06/17/11 Over 79000 miles 70%SOH 15.2kWh
2018 Honda Clarity PHEV over 200mpg first 1800 miles
5.7kW DC System

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