jaydoc
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Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2016
Location: Birmingham, AL

Battery capacity warranty for the Leaf?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:42 am

Hi all

My 2014 Leaf has 30k miles on it, and lost its first battery bar last week. I have a 34 mile daily commute (17 miles each way), so range is not much of an issue right now, except that I used to be comfortable taking it out for unplanned shopping trips after coming home. I may have to use my Prius for that from now on.

However, I bought the car used about 6 months ago, and do not have any idea if there is a warranty for the battery capacity? I searched online and found information regarding a battery replacement program that costs about $6000. Is that a program one needs to enroll in to be eligible?

Thanks

kingjamez
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Delivery Date: 05 Mar 2017
Location: Fairfax, VA

Re: Battery capacity warranty for the Leaf?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:01 am

The warranty requires that you drop to 8 bars within 5 years. Given that your 2014 just lost it's first bar, you are unlikely to drop 3 more bars in 2 years. 1 bar drop happens, it was going to happen, it's just part of the battery ageing. I wouldn't worry about it and keep driving it just as you have been. If / when the battery no longer is able to provide power to get you between charges, go to your Nissan dealership and start talking about buying a replacement battery.

-Jim
2014 S w/QC

sub3marathonman
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Delivery Date: 31 Mar 2012
Location: Bartow, FL

Re: Battery capacity warranty for the Leaf?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:39 am

kingjamez wrote:The warranty requires that you drop to 8 bars within 5 years.
-Jim


The 8 capacity bar warranty also requires either within 5 years from the in-service date OR less than 60K miles on the odometer, whichever comes first. And Nissan doesn't mean 5 years and 5 hours, or 60,002 miles, if you're close you better be sure to get it to a dealer prior to the deadline / mileage limit.

I'm not 100% sure for newer model years, but there is/was also a battery defects warranty of 8 years or 100K miles. There have been a small number of LEAF owners who have had these warranty claims honored by Nissan.

mihird
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Delivery Date: 08 Mar 2013
Location: East Bay CA

Re: Battery capacity warranty for the Leaf?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:51 am

2016 and onwards, larger 30Kwh batteries have 8 yrs/100,000 mile capacity warranties on them.
Older 24Kwh battery packs have 5 years/60,000 mile capacity warranty..
1st Leaf : 2013 SV (2013-2016)
2nd Leaf : 2016 SV (2016-?)
3rd Leaf : 2015 SV (2016-?)

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