* Spoiler alert: Traction Motor Inverter failure!
The 12v battery is original. If the 12v battery is the problem, this would be the first sign of 12v battery
problem. My understanding is (correct me if I'm wrong) : if the 12v battery is bad, the car might not even
start and the 12v accessories would not function properly.
The car did start and 12v accessories were working: windows, AC fan, power brakes & steering.
6:00 PM No answer from from Nissan dealer today. If it was the 12v battery, I think the Nissan dealer
would have zeroed in on that very quickly.
Note: The car remained "ON" for about 4 hours before being delivered to Nissan. I did (over several hours
waiting for flatbed toe truck) try to Re-start (or turn off) many times: no change in status: EV system
warning light & no forward or reverse and no "OFF". I did NOT try holding the Start button down for extended
time, nor did I push it several times in rapid succession.
* Update: Nissan dealer called (6:15 pm) WOW!
* 12v battery should be replaced (not the main problem)
* Traction Motor Inverter failure!
My extended warranty lapsed last summer.
Total cost for parts, labor & tax is ---> $5,662.49
(unless more problems are found)
12v battery: $ 159.95
Traction Motor Inverter $3,888.61
Labor " 6.5 hr $ 845.00
Disconnect High Voltage Systems $ 260.00
Longlife coolant $ 130.00
shop fees $ 53.69
tax $ 325.24
... 25KW power wall project? (still 12 bars & no: car accidents or turtles & only 3 quick charges)
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NEWS: Nissan is recalling certain 2014 Nissan LEAF vehicles; MOTOR CONTROL CIRCUIT BOARD
Report Receipt Date: MAY 16, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V263000
Component(s): MOTOR CONTROL CIRCUIT BOARD
Potential Number of Units Affected: 196
JUNE 2014 -- Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Nissan LEAF vehicles
manufactured April 15, 2014, through April 24, 2014. Due to a problem with the motor control circuit board,
the inverter may fail, causing the vehicle shut down. An unexpected vehicle shut down increases the risk of
a crash. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inverter, free of charge. The recall is
expected to begin on July 7, 2014. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov
.https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2014 ... 83310.html
2014 Nissan Leaf Recalled for Faulty Traction Motor Inverter 2 Jul 2014
The vehicles were built over a nine-day span from April 15, 2014 through April 24, 2014, and the cause of the
recall is a supplier defect that had motor inverters that weren’t up to spec installed in customer vehicles.
The danger is, of course, that if your vehicle shuts down unexpectedly while you’re driving, it could cause a
crash. Unlike the missing spot weld recall, which may or may not have applied to the vehicle, all vehicles
listed on this recall are affected and have the potential to fail at any time.
Looking at the various recall information, this seems to be a very complex and in-depth repair procedure, too,
as the warranty claim pays 4.9 hours. Between this recall of 196 Leafs and the previous recall of 276 Leafs
in North America, it would appear that Nissan is still working out some bugs in the Leaf’s new production line
in Smyrna, TN. Fortunately, Nissan and its supplier were able to locate the potential problem quickly to limit
the scope of the recall, but despite the recall notice being issued in early May, Nissan isn’t expected to
start repairing affected vehicles until next week.
Owners of affected cars can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800- 647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration either using the Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or by