rt84vhf wrote:Which chime noise is it?
Being a 2011, I suspect many people will tell you to get your 12V battery checked if you haven't recently. A bad or fading 12V battery can do all sorts of weird things with the electronics.
I actually went out and recorded the sound it is making. I've uploaded it to SoundCloud, you can hear it here: https://soundcloud.com/user-315134179/leaf-chime
. Not sure how to test a Nissan Leaf 12v Battery. Is there anything special I should know about the 12v battery in the Leaf vs an internal combustion (IE regular car) battery?
How old is the 12v battery? If it is the original, just replace it.
Open the cell caps on the top of the battery and check the fluid levels. If they are low, top them off with distilled water, and then charge it with an external charger. Connect the positive cable to the battery and the negative cable to the ground block on the motor, or disconnect the battery from the car while using an external charger.
When testing the voltage level of the 12v battery, open the hood and let is sit for a minimum of 15 minutes (60+ or overnight is better) with all doors closed and everything turned off, to get a accurate reading. It takes a while for all the internal systems to shut down, after the power button is pressed and the doors are closed. If the reading is above 12.5 volts, the battery is probably okay, if below, get it tested.
Most auto parts places have a battery tester that will tell you the condition, and usually will do the test for free. Turn the car off for the test, but it is not necessary for it to sit idle and wait for shutdown when using one of load testers on the battery.