lkkms2 wrote:jbuntz wrote:your stats are already below others who dropped 9th and got a replacement, so you should not have long to wait.Maggie wrote:Hi. Very first post. Our SV is a 2016 30kwh model, born 10/2015, we bought 12/19/2015 with 100 miles. I would say we push this car to the limit --- we drive 84 miles round trip each day, with an L1 trickle charge in-between for 8 hrs; then an L2 charge back to 100% each night. We drive all highway miles, generally 65-68 mph which is crazy dangerous on Florida highways since no one goes that slow! And yes, Florida -- We just had a super hot summer, AND we have to park the car during those weekday charges in an un-shaded paved lot. With that said, our SOH is 60.63%, AHr 48.19 and it has 39,119 miles. We have 9 bars. GOM [new lingo I have learned, so proud of myself] is 65 or so after a full charge. Frequently reach the turtle warning on our daily trip home, and go past it once in a while--but try hard not to have this happen. From this forum, we expect our 4th bar may go around ahr43-41 or so..? Which may not be till the summer, but there are too many factors at play, that it's seems difficult to say that for sure in our case.
Here are my questions: We didn't realize we were supposed to go for battery checkups each year, could that be a big problem?---should we go to the Nissan dealer NOW and get a reading and start planning for the new battery with them? We probably will need that new battery right away, and it takes a while to order/install from what I have read. It says in the warranty Nissan doesn't have to give us a battery that has 12 bars but anything over 9--- how often does that happen? Seems like people would just be coming right back for another battery if they were doing that. AND...just curious about the brand new 2018 battery that has a range of 150--- does anyone know if that is going to fit into previous year 30kwh vehicles, or is the battery now completely different? I heard somewhere Nissan sold the battery making to someone else?
The battery test is not a requirement for replacement.
The AHr 43-41 you mention is more for the 24 kWh Battery.
If you haven’t had the annual battery check I would go ahead and schedule it. Make sure you talk with one of the Service Mgrs/Staff familiar with this test before you go in and ask the turn around time when you make the appointment (the first time I went at a 10am appointment they said it would take all day, so I left and had to elevate the issue all the way to Nissan Customer Service to resolve. Some dealers are better than others).
And, Yes start the dialogue on the battery replacement, confirming the dealer you take your Leaf in for the battery check has also replaced batteries in the past and is experienced.
Thank you for the replies. I am going in for the service 1/24 and then I will post what I learn--I plan on staying at the dealer while they do the testing. Our 30 kWh battery Ahr is now 45.76. Just barely making each leg of our daily commute, so until that 9th bar drops it going to be a challenge. I may have to start visiting the Nissan dealer every day and getting an L1 charge since the trickle isn't giving us enough anymore. I am also eager to see when I do get a replacement battery if it is indeed a NEW or 'OTHER'. If we don't get a NEW one, we will be back into the dealer pretty quickly for another replacement, but I agree the language of the warranty does not state it has to be NEW.