TLeaf13
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:19 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Apr 2017
Leaf Number: 402991

Re: Post Your Battery Degradation Results

Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:45 pm

Today LeafSpy is showing my 2013 has the following numbers:

37,098 miles
AHr 42.43
SOH 64.88%
Hx 56.73%

1 QC
1458 L1/L2s

Yet the 4th bar hasn't dropped. I'm very worried that the car might be out of warranty too. I think it was originally purchased in March 2013. All my numbers are close, but slightly worse than what jasondNC posted whose car already lost the 4th bar. If Nissan considers mine out of warranty and if they charge $8,500 for a replacement battery (the newly reported current price) I may as well just trade the car in. It also has a "brake unit internal" issue which was quoted as $2,800+ to repair by the dealer.

I really like EVs, but so far this one that I bought just 15 months ago has been a downer.

cwerdna
Posts: 7922
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Post Your Battery Degradation Results

Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:15 am

TLeaf13 wrote:Today LeafSpy is showing my 2013 has the following numbers:

37,098 miles
AHr 42.43
SOH 64.88%
Hx 56.73%
...

Yet the 4th bar hasn't dropped. I'm very worried that the car might be out of warranty too. I think it was originally purchased in March 2013. All my numbers are close, but slightly worse than what jasondNC posted whose car already lost the 4th bar. If Nissan considers mine out of warranty...

You should be able to figure out the original in-service date from Carfax or Autocheck, if you have it. Also, the Nissan service dept should be able to tell you.

You need to be down to 8 bars before the 5 year/60K capacity warranty expires (whichever comes first).

I found an earlier post of yours at viewtopic.php?p=509048#p509048. From how quickly you lost bars, you were almost certainly a victim of a BMS reset (like http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2014/11 ... -read.html). I don't know where you live so you either bought a 10 or 9 bar car, in actuality.

You probably also bought a defective KW-902 (warning at viewtopic.php?f=44&t=23776).

FWIW, my 5/2013 built '13 Leaf is still down only 1 bar (lost in late Nov 2017: viewtopic.php?p=511915#p511915) and showing these stats today.
AHr: 55.62
SOH: 85.04%
Hx: 80.55%
odo: 56,416 miles

I'm a hotter part of the SF Bay Area, but not the hottest. I've been doing what I can to baby the battery on most days. 4/2013 and later built '13 Leafs and presumably all '14 Leafs seem to be have better batteries.

I'm past my 5 year/60K capacity warranty now. I crossed the 5 year mark a few weeks ago. My stats are better than I expected as I don't think it was known that 4/2013+ batteries were better when I bought my Leaf used in July 2015.

'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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