rconaway
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Nissan Leaf 30Kw battery is defective

Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:36 pm

We leased a new 2017 Leaf with a 30Kw battery 9 months ago. The car has less than 9,000 miles and we already lost one cell. Our last Leaf didn't lose a cell until around 25,000 miles. It doesn't do any good to get the extra range battery if the thing is failing within the first 10,000 miles. What is the procedure on this?

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Nissan Leaf 30Kw battery is defective

Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:24 pm

If by "cell" you mean "capacity bar on the dash display" then this is turning out to be the norm for 30kwh packs in warm climates. It's very unfortunate, but unless an actual cell has gone bad, it won't be replaced under warranty.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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SageBrush
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Nissan Leaf 30Kw battery is defective

Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:52 pm

rconaway wrote: What is the procedure on this?

The procedure is to keep driving, and be happy you did not buy it.

The car battery is not failing, it is aging (rapidly.) That distinction is all the difference when it comes to questions of warranty.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

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LTLFTcomposite
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Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:06 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Dec 2011
Leaf Number: 5926
Location: Boca Raton FL

Re: Nissan Leaf 30Kw battery is defective

Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:17 am

It's failing #fail
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White 2012 SV delivered 10 Dec 2011 returned 25 Nov 2014 replaced with stopgap ICE Sentra
[35 months] [35K miles] [9 Bars]
2013 Volt replaced after 36 months/30k miles with ICE Rogue

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