cstambaugh
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:52 am

The dealership just called me to let me know its going to take weeks before the part will arrive.

r1234567
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:42 pm

Did you call Nissan? My part was without an eta. I called Nissan and the part now should be there at the end of the week.

traceypa
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:33 pm

Dead heater here as well. I have an SV. I took it in to the dealer on Monday and they told me they will call me when the part comes in. I am not holding my breath. I am still driving my car, they didn't even offer me a loaner. Luckily the defrost still works, just super cold.

ALearned
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Leaf Number: 415764
Location: Vancouver, WA

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:29 pm

Same problem with one of ours, no heat. Just brought our 2013 S with 4500 miles into dealer on Jan. 3rd, no word on when part might arrive. The dealer said last heater repair took over a month. Gave us a loaner and said for us to keep receipts for gas for reimbursement. Very nice, but would rather be driving a Leaf. Still thankful to Nissan for taking the initiative and risk to build an affordable all-electric car!
Update: Picked up car from dealer January 21st, heater is working great now.
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:02 pm

The RAV4 EV uses the same part. Same backlogs on the part. Large failure rates. Lemon laws kick in after 30 days with a broken new car.

Some are having the dealer pull the part from a new car on the lot to avoid the wait.

http://www.myrav4ev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=823&start=90
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palmermd
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:15 am

well, our 2011 heater died last month. during our mini cold snap just before Christmas the heater just stopped working. My wife heads to work at 3am and usually has the car preheated. One morning it was not warm, and when she got home I looked at it, and we could not get any heat. We finally got some time to take it in to the dealership this week on Tuesday. I asked if they could order the PTC heater element and have it on hand before I bring it in, but they refused and said that I would have to have them check it out first. Once it was in, they confirmed that it was the PTC element, but in order to troubleshoot they took the car apart and they do not want to reassemble to give it back, so now I have to drive this rental car until they expect the part to arrive next Thursday. Lets see how long it takes to get the car back. Driving a rental sucks, but at least my wife has a working heater in the '12 we have as a rental. The steering wheel heater is going to spoil her, since the heated seats we installed on our car are just seat heaters, and not any steering wheel heat. Steering wheel heat is VERY nice.

Is there another thread for non '13 S model Heater failures? Sorry if I posted to the wrong place, but this is the only thread I could find. Is mine the first 2011 SL failure?
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planet4ever
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:04 pm

palmermd wrote:Is there another thread for non '13 S model Heater failures? Sorry if I posted to the wrong place, but this is the only thread I could find. Is mine the first 2011 SL failure?
Definitely not the first such failure. I did find other threads, but:
No Heat! -- Last posted April 2011
Heater failure -- Drifted off topic Nov 2011
Heating Coil Not Working -- 2013's in general
Heat -- For a 2012, and only 10 posts

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End of April 2013: Traded my 2011 SL for a 2013 S with charge pkg.

palmermd
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:41 pm

planet4ever wrote:
palmermd wrote:Is there another thread for non '13 S model Heater failures? Sorry if I posted to the wrong place, but this is the only thread I could find. Is mine the first 2011 SL failure?
Definitely not the first such failure. I did find other threads, but:
No Heat! -- Last posted April 2011
Heater failure -- Drifted off topic Nov 2011
Heating Coil Not Working -- 2013's in general
Heat -- For a 2012, and only 10 posts

Ray


Search failed again. So its a 3 year old problem, but seems to have become worse in the '13s. No wonder they moved away from the PTC heater for the SV and SL models. Probably should have done so for the S as well. They probably have not saved any money by putting it in the S model with all the reported failures.
Michael

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Driving electric since 1996


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6yearstilbreakeven
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Location: Atlanta

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:08 pm

palmermd wrote:
Search failed again. So its a 3 year old problem, but seems to have become worse in the '13s. No wonder they moved away from the PTC heater for the SV and SL models. Probably should have done so for the S as well. They probably have not saved any money by putting it in the S model with all the reported failures.


My 2013 SL has a failed PTC heater. Have read several other posts about SV and SL's heaters failing.

My car has been at the dealer for 27 days now....the part has still not arrived.
2013 SL purchase date 2/28/13

Joefixer
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Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:44 pm

My heater went out this AM on my 2013 Leaf S with 3500 mi. At Nissan Service Dept. now awaiting troubleshooting and fix.

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