coldstorage5 wrote:Hi, There seems to be a lot on Nissan Haters on this board. Surprising because this is a Nissan Leaf Board.
Nissan would not offer a fix if it wasn't legit. Come On people. You think Nissan would open themselves up to a class-action lawsuit by rebooting software after their batteries weren't lasting long. Really?
I m100% confident this will show the batteries are good. Remember Only a handful have failed over the warranty time period. Do the research as I have.
After I get the Reboot I will wait the 7 years and another 91000 to see how the battery hangs in there.
All The best,
I love my 2012 Leaf SL from the perspective that it's reliable as long as I'm operating within the known range. (8 bars, 55-60 miles range.) I got it for a song. $6k, used. No way I could get into a BEV without these Leafs having such terrible resale values thanks to the degrading batteries. lol.
Regarding Nissan. I also own a Nissan Versa. Transmission (CVT) started crapping out on it within 15,000 miles. Took it to the dealership 3 times over a period of time trying to get them to fix the issue. They finally replaced the CVT at 45,000 miles when it was nearly impossible to drive without being a hazard on the road due to inability to accelerate. Until that point, it was unsafe to drive only periodically. They applied a "software fix" before they replaced the transmission. A service call was issued for these nationwide. All it did was change the behavior of the transmission to make it behave more like a traditional automatic transmission and less like a CVT. Anyhow, fast forward, our transmission is acting like it did before, so failure is imminent. Hopefully I can get my standard range Tesla Model 3 before then to replace the Versa. Just do a google search for Nissan CVT failure, you'll see all sorts of class action lawsuits, typically Nissan extends the warranty to 100,000 miles as a settlement to that particular year and model but not others.
The behavior of Nissan with the Versa, plus the initial denial of problems on the 2011 and 2012 Leafs which required a class action lawsuit (just like with the CVTs on their ICE cars) is why I don't like Nissan. Back in 2010 I was rooting for Nissan and Ghosen, as I thought they were committed towards progressing BEVs with the Leaf and others, but the constant denials of problems on their part due to poor engineering, whether it's the CVTs with extreme failure rates (where it is warm) and the Leaf battery problems changed my opinion for the company for the worse. I'm unsure that Nissan could ever have me as a customer again.