Thanks for the replies!
So what happened is... I went to visit some friends, parked outside their house. When going to pick my car again, the light on the hand brake was flashing. Checking internet and the manual, it seemed that we could release manually the hand brake (following manual) and at least we could reach home. However, after turning off and on the car, it started flashing in the panel all sort of lights, and a message saying "turn off and contact dealer". And the panel was not showing the main battery range, which scared me a bit.
So we did that. I am not sure if a normal garage is going to have eveything to diagnose an EV, so it seemed that the main Nissan dealer was the best option.
The Nissan dealer was completely useless. They replaced the 12V battery (with all cost involved) and charged me 3 hours "investigation" just to tell me that:
* It "seems" that is just the hand break motor that is broken. THey have just replaced 1 in this dealer (official Nissan dealer in Cambridge UK) and when they did it, then the ECU was broken too. Replacing the hand break motor is around 1500, replacing the ECU easy 2000. And no guarantees that that is the real issue.
So I paid originally for the car less than 5000 pounds, I dont dare taking the risk of paying all that to fix an old car with no guarantees. As much as I love my car, It has done its function!
alozzy wrote:If it was me, I would take the motor apart and try to fix it. Failing that, I'd buy it from eBay:
I dont have any clue on how to fix a car by myself.
My thought was that the main battery would still be valuable. I asked the Nissan dealer, and (again useless) they just told me to call someone to pick the car. I said that being an EV and having such a battery, probably not anyone would deal/recycle the car. And they just say "oh yes, good point, dont forget to say it is electric"
LeftieBiker wrote:I'd try advertising it in an alternative power type magazine,
I will look into that!
mwalsh wrote:After all, who really needs a parking brake.
that crossed my mind...
Oilpan4 wrote:Sell it as a parts car someone out there would love to have a 9 bar battery
also looking into that
Lesson learnt: NEVER AGAIN NISSAN DEALER.