MarkAugie
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Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:19 pm

Service Required, Please consult your dealer.
I called and they told me to plug it in and charge it.... so I did. But it had just charged all night and already has a full charge.
Yes, it only seems to go 20 miles an hour max. So it is being limited.

I searched the forums, and someone said maybe it's related to the 12 volt battery? Or engine coolant?

Thought I would make a new post, since my error is 100 percent from power on.

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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:40 pm

Power will be limited if the traction battery is too hot. Also, if the battery is malfunctioning, bad cell, etc. You should have warning lights on the dash. What are they?
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:36 am

Get leaf spy pro, android or ios device, and a Bluetooth or wifi adapter and post the DTC's here. I can tell you what's wrong with it after I get those codes.
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MarkAugie
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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:35 pm

It's been at the dealership.

I'll get Leaf Spy Pro if they still have not figured it out by Friday. So, does Leaf Spy Pro show more detail than the dealerships equipment?

Just an fyi, I've taken it to two dealerships now, and it's my understanding not even Nissan has seen this issue before.

Sure glad I got the extended warranty after all!

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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:54 pm

Here is a snip of the console with errors.
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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:47 pm

Interesting. Turtle and EV error lights, full charge, limited power and regen…Something is seriously wrong with the traction battery or the connections inside it.

LeafSpy does not read more information than the equipment the dealer uses.

MarkAugie wrote:Here is a snip of the console with errors.
Image
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:22 am

Thanks for the help guys,
Hey,
Regarding leaf spy pro. Will I be able to reset the DTC codes? Meaning, clear them so my car is no longer in tortoise mode?

The dealership has not fixed it, but want's me to drive it until the car fails again.

Since I am sure it will go into tortoise mode again once I charge it, I would like to clear the error so I can drive it at full speed.

In other words, the deanship(s) fixed the problem (ok, well not fixed but can bring it out of tortoise mode) by clearing the errors.
BTW - I think the errors had to do with spikes and temps. At least from the first dealership.

Can I do the same with Leaf Spy Pro? Since driving 30 miles to the dealership at 20-30-mph would be a nightmare.

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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:44 pm

LeafSpy Pro will show the DTCs and allow you to clear them. Be sure to take a screen shot of them before you clear them. If you post the DTCs here, someone will tell you what they indicate.

The battery temperature in your photo is not high enough to trigger turtle mode. The battery temperature doesn't change rapidly due its large mass. However, back to back Quick Charges will heat it up pretty good.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:49 pm

Did the dealership give you a list of the error codes?
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Re: Limited Power - Motor power is being limited (Error with full charge)

Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:55 pm

I'll ask for them. I pickup the car tomorrow.
They could not replicate the issue a third time.
I had the issue at home and after charging at my work, back to back, so I am surprised it stopped failing for them.

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