DaveinOlyWA wrote:rogersleaf wrote:If my memory doesn’t fail me, that module was north of $2k USD at the time. I do remember it was enough to convince me that I never want to own one of these outside of full warranty protection.
So not an EV specific issue then...
Not enough information was gathered at the time to determine if this module was specific to the LEAF, or common to other vehicles, or if Nissan was price gouging for the repair part (similar to the electric water pumps). Also not known is why the module failed, or how frequently this actually happens, or if the module is still being used in production. I do know the failure did not log any diagnostic codes, did not flash any ABS or traction control indicators (as suggested by others), and that their LEAF tech was directed by Nissan support to replace the module as if they knew of the problem.
The event was significant enough to make me think twice about buying off the lease. I called it Strike 1 at the time. Strike 2 was being turned away from getting a simple tire rotation 4 months later because their LEAF tech was on vacation. Strike 3 was the negative-equity financing with disappointing resale value. Came to the personal conclusion that this technology was too exotic, too dependent on dealer service, and thus affordability too shaky for the long term. Hope to have better luck the next time.