powersurge wrote:I am shocked that you are talking like that with the number of posts you have made on this site... I would understand that from a NEWBEE who is considering to purchase a car.
If that is true, You and I know that that kind of battery deterioration is not normal, and that there was a defect in the battery. How can you then extrapolate (predict) that now, the car will need 4 battery replacements. You are a chicken little, and no, the sky is not falling...
What the heck is up w/slamming the OP? Is is already well known that it seems the 30 kWh batteries are not holding up well. See viewtopic.php?f=30&t=23606
It seems like they took a step back compared to the '15 lizard batteries. It's unclear if it's systemic problem or if a few folks have bad/defective batteries or there's a bad batch/date range. If it's systemic and inherent to the 30 kWh batteries, Nissan hasn't screwed w/the thresholds of the capacity bars, Nissan isn't able to/doesn't improve the chemistry of the 30 kWh batteries, then that coupled with the longer 8 year/100K capacity warranty on the 30 kWh batteries could result in at least 3 and maybe 4 replacements in very hot areas.
For comparison, GerryAZ in Phoenix on his '15 as recently said at viewtopic.php?p=499072#p499072
GerryAZ wrote:I have driven the 2015 for 29 months and 43,800 miles so far and it still has 11 capacity bars so I am satisfied with its performance and it is almost certain that the capacity warranty will expire before the original battery qualifies for replacement. In contrast, the replacement battery in the 2011 would likely have been down to 8 bars by 5 years and 60,000 miles to qualify for a second new battery.
IIRC, there was at least 1 Phoenician who got their HV battery pack replaced twice under the capacity warranty. I'm pretty sure this was pre-lizard.