arnis
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Leaf Number: 015896
Location: Estonia, Europe

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:06 am

PowayDon wrote:Next day go to AutoZone and buy the best one they got.
The guy at AutoZone gave me a funny look when I wanted a 12v battery for my electric car.
Installed it in the Leaf without any issues. So nice that the terminals are not all corroded in the Leaf.
Runs great now. I swear I'm getting better range.



If the old battery was dead (as soon as plates inside touch each other battery is permanently dead and will discharge on its own)
then you are getting better range now. It is not an illusion.
Short range EVs <30kWh -- Medium range: 30-60kWh -- Long range: >60kWh
Charging: Trickle <3kW -- Normal 3-22kW -- Fast 50-100kW -- Supercharging >100kW

AlexandroW
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Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2016

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:41 pm

This happened to me recently and I did end up unplugging the battery and waiting and pluged it back it and it was able to start.

Nazanne
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Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:23 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 1854
Location: Silverdale, WA

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:24 pm

PowayDon wrote:I got in my 2012 to go to work but the ready light wouldn't light. Acted like my foot wasn't on brake.
Took my ICE to work. I was concerned about Leaf's reliability.
Thanks to the posts here and other topics I was able to troubleshoot my issue.
First I tried a reboot / reset by disconnecting the negative cable. While I was waiting the 10 minutes I measured the 12v battery. Got about 9 volts. Tried to charge it but the needle gauge on charger was erratic. I put the cable back on and tried to start but now got a Can't find the key fob message.
12 v battery is no good. It's failure is not common. Normally one can charge a weak 12 volt back up to 12 volts. How long it holds the charge determines how quickly it needs to be replaced. This one was partially fried. Getting a jump was impossible.
Next day go to AutoZone and buy the best one they got. Duralast Gold with 5 year . Ended up getting a $20 rebate.
The guy at AutoZone gave me a funny look when I wanted a 12v battery for my electric car.
Installed it in the Leaf without any issues. So nice that the terminals are not all corroded in the Leaf.
Runs great now. I swear I'm getting better range.


Thanks for posting this. My 2011 LEAF died with the same symptoms today. It started right up with a new battery. You saved me a ton of work and angst.

LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:48 pm

Replacing OEM 12 volt batteries should be on the schedule this year for anyone driving a 2013 or older leaf.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

Amcbride20
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Delivery Date: 16 May 2017

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Mon May 15, 2017 9:05 pm

Thanks for the info.
I had similar issue with my 2011 Leaf not L1 charging at home. It's strange because it beeps once when I insert charger, then nothing... I reset battery as suggested by removing negative side of 12v battery. Didn't change anything, issue remained. So I go to autozone and pay $139(!!!!) for a new 12v battery because when tested it said, "bad battery". New battery installed.....issue remains :(. Any suggestions on what I should try next?
Thanks

GerryAZ
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Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Mon May 15, 2017 9:50 pm

First, make sure the new battery is not defective and is well charged. Then try charging car again. If it still does not charge, check for DTCs using Leaf Spy Pro. Record DTCs and then clear them. Then try charging car again.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

lkkms2
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Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 302025
Location: San Diego/National City, CA

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Tue May 16, 2017 5:37 am

Amcbride, Did you just purchase this 2011 Leaf? Does the 120 V outlet have good power and ground? Have you charged on that outlet before? Can you charge at an L2 location? Is a timer set up for charging? Do you see three blue flashing lights on the dashboard? Did you press the timer override button?
2011 Leaf SL purchased 6-22-2011, sold 1-18-2017 with new battery.
2017 Leaf SV with Premium Package purchased 12-30-2016

darthracing
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:31 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 5460
Location: Berkeley, CA
Contact: Website

Re: Car won't start OR charge - RESOLVED

Tue May 30, 2017 5:08 pm

Our 2011 Leaf is doing similar - a few weeks ago it was not charging, and today its been doing it again.

Will check battery and try the reset. The only item ever replaced has been tires, so I can't complain too much just
yet ;)

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