# of miles before losing the first battery capacity bar

0-10,000
6%
16
10,001-20,000
24%
63
20,001-30,000
34%
89
30,001-40,000
23%
59
40,001-50,000
7%
18
50,001-60,000
3%
7
60,001+
3%
7
 
Total votes: 259
locman
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:45 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:10 pm

Just lost first bar - 2013 S, 39 months ownership, 39k miles, South Bay Area CA.

juice13
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:30 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2016
Location: NC - Triangle

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:36 pm

31k miles after a few weeks of hovering between 85 and 84 % SOH.

It's been hot here in central NC so I assume that had something to do with bar finally dropping.

This is an early 2013 build SV.
2013 Leaf SV QC/LED and Premium. 12 bars (apprx 87%SOH) @28k miles.

RePo
Posts: 107
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:55 am
Delivery Date: 28 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 404201
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:22 am

'13 SL with a build date 2/13. Lost it's first bar at 19k miles. 4 bars gone now at 38k. Just got the warranty replacement battery installed TODAY!. Its a new car again.
Found my super black 2013 Leaf.

NeilBlanchard
Posts: 515
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:02 pm
Delivery Date: 14 Oct 2014
Leaf Number: 306278

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:58 am

The poll lacks one important option: how many miles on a car with NO BARS lost.

simcheung
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:12 am
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2013
Leaf Number: 409245

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:51 am

Just lost my first bar today. :o

Leafspy Stats:
AHr 56.34
SOH: 86%
GIDs 245
Hx: 84.04%
odo: 44,698 mi
QC: 29
L1/L2: 1,129

MSELeaf
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:32 pm
Delivery Date: 08 Aug 2014
Leaf Number: 339750
Location: College Park, MD

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:25 am

Lost 1st bar today on my 2014 SV after 25 months and 24730 miles. For the DC area, I don't think that this rate of degradation is acceptable. Nissan better pay closer attention to the durability of the battery in the next-gen LEAF or else I will be spending my money elsewhere for my next car.

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tomsax
Forum Supporter
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:33 pm
Delivery Date: 21 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 8847
Location: Sammamish, WA

Plug In America Battery Survey

Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:43 pm

Whether you've lost any bars or not, it would be great to get everyone's experience into the Plug In America Leaf Battery Survey.

http://survey.pluginamerica.org/leaf/survey.php

There's more data captured there than in this poll, so we can see not only bars but model year, build month, and geographic region. The data is especially helpful if you can enter Gids or pack Ah. If you do reports periodically, you can see your car's history.

There are charts that show miles vs. capacity bars and capacity percent (from Gids or pack Ah), and you can overlay any vehicle's report history on top of the most recent data from all the other cars in the survey.

http://survey.pluginamerica.org/leaf/charts.php

All of the data (excluding personal info: name, email, VIN sequence number) is available for download so anyone can look at the data for any sort of analysis.
Tom Saxton
Sammamish, WA

bakermel1
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:36 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Dec 2015
Location: Phoenix

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:33 pm

I purchased a new 2016 SL in December last year. I have 19,700 miles on the car and just noticed that I have already lost one bar. It was a hot summer here in Phoenix. I'm thinking that is part of it. Not happy that I'm already down a bar and I haven't had the car a year yet. I commute 70 miles round trip to work each day, all freeway. Hoping to do so without a midday charge for at least another couple of years but not looking good.

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drees
Moderator
Posts: 6159
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:51 pm
Location: San Diego

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:16 am

Ouch - first known 30 kWh LEAF with a lost bar? That does not bode well for the 30 kWh batteries. At least you have an 8-year 100k mile capacity warranty...
'11 LEAF SL Powered By 3.24 kW Enphase Solar PV

cwerdna
Gold Member
Posts: 6615
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:10 am

drees wrote:Ouch - first known 30 kWh LEAF with a lost bar? That does not bode well for the 30 kWh batteries. At least you have an 8-year 100k mile capacity warranty...

Indeed. Seems like we need a new thread for lizard battery and/or 30 kWh pack battery capacity bar losers.

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

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