They finally got the telecommunications functions working again and wouldn't you know, within a week I had a dead 12V battery on two consecutive days (5.5V and 4.7V respectively). The Executive level consumer-affairs person (alleged to be the highest level person I can talk to) claimed to have information that the replacement TCU was of some newer design and thus she expected it to solve the problem. But alas, it did not. The last person at her level left the position after promising me rainbows and unicorns--got promoted and changed his phone number. Now I'm with with someone new who needs to get back up to speed (i.e. "just wait longer.") (By the way, Nissan should train its people not to ignore telephone messages for days). Dealer and DTS are stumped. I'm very tired of talking to know-nothings because the engineers are not "customer facing." I really liked the LEAF and its features when it worked.
I am afraid I'll end up liquidating it and going with Chevy or Tesla.
Anyone want a 2013 LEAF whose 12V battery stays charged so long as the TCU is disabled (for a good price)?