Leafabout wrote:I read that it was bad to let the car indulge in too many 100% charges so I guess my thinking was it would be better if the car didn't have any 100% charges. Instead, I let it sample 80% charges here and there. Anyhow, I wonder what I can expect as a result in this one capacity bar loss?
While there are things you can do to minimize
capacity degradation, ultimately it will happen, and your climate is a big factor in that. Identically-used Leafs in Seattle and Phoenix will NOT have identical battery capacities over time. It also appears you bought your car used; do you know where it was originally purchased/leased new?
3 years/25k miles to lose a bar is not out of line for a warmer area; check out my sig line for the details on my former Leaf. I'm in the LA area about 30 miles from the ocean, my Leaf was garaged at home and parked in a parking structure at work, was rarely charged above 80%, and never quick charged as my car didn't have the CHAdeMO port.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL