edatoakrun wrote:If that statement is correct, it sounds to me like your LEAF had a defect in its design, which Nissan had a duty to disclose to you at the time of sale, and it certainly sounds like you consider this defect to be causing you a major problem today.
Yes, I do believe there is a serious design defect in that Nissan is excessively limiting regenerative braking. Not only do regen kW levels drop unnecessarily as vehicle speed increases, we also find that regen is much more limited than DC fast charging even though it's essentially equivalent in terms of what happens with the battery. Nissan seems to have greatly limited regen in order to slow the rate of capacity loss in their defective batteries, albeit at the expense of safety for their customers.
There are two possible remedies that Nissan could provide to us:
(1) A new battery pack that's capable of accepting enough regenerative braking to safely navigate all California state highways
(2) Allow existing battery packs to accept more regenerative braking
Perhaps it would be worth opening a case...
I opened my case with BBB ~three weeks ago, and no signs of progress yet, so they don't seem to move too fast.
In my LEAF's case I mentioned DC charger rate and limited regen, though in my circumstances I believe limited regen is a efficiency/range/capacity problem, not safety, at this point.
My primary dispute with Nissan, is that it has and will cause me damages on both ends of the battery pack purchase/return transaction.
I believe Nissan sold me a 2011 LEAF equipped with a "24 kWh" pack that did not, in fact, have 24 kWh capacity.
And by requiring me to exchange that OE pack for a lousy $1,000
as a condition of selling me a replacement, Nissan would cause me further damages.
wwhitney wrote:...FWIW, I have a 2011 Nissan Leaf as well and am waiting for the 4th bar to drop to pursue a battery replacement. I opted out of the class action settlement and have avoided the P3227 service campaign so far.
Why wait for the fourth bar?
P3227 only adjusts the LBC reported capacity higher temporarily, it has no actual effect on available capacity.
In the case of My LEAF, the only time the LBC capacity was plausibly close to reality was right after P3227 bumped it up, ~7% IIRC?
I opted out of the C/A settlement also, BTW.