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Re: 8 bar battery replacement metrics

Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:38 am

Tom,

Did you get any paperwork from your dealership indicating the full 8yr/1000k defect warr / 5yr/60k again ?

Also, did you pay taxes on the $1200 quoted goodwill from Nissan?

Thanks!

ttweed wrote:
bmetzner wrote:What is a typical wait time for the replacement battery?
Dealer/Nissan EV agree that the battery was ordered back in late June but can not give me any more information on when it will arrive at Dealer.
I can say that currently (Nov., 2016), the replacement battery pack lead time is between 10 and 14 weeks. I just received one that was ordered in the middle of August. This backorder situation is obviously a fluid situation, and will vary according to production schedules of both the battery packs and the new Leaf output, I imagine. I was told 2-10 weeks when I ordered it, and it took about 11.

To summarize my experience I posted about previously, I was denied a warranty replacement of my 8-bar pack because it dropped the ninth bar 3.5 months after the 60-month warranty period. I was, however, offered an 80% discount off a new replacement pack as a "good will" gesture by Nissan. I believe this was because my Leaf was not part of the class action suit and Nissan was afraid I was going to take further legal action regarding the performance of the car compared to their advertising claims regarding degradation made in the past, before we bought it. I wasn't happy about having to pay $1200 for a new battery, but I didn't want to hassle any further and accepted the offer. Now, after having it installed, it is a joy to not have to worry about range and/or charge twice a day to get to where we want to go, so I figure it is money well spent. This will get us through to the 200-mile EVs on the horizon. Here is the Leaf Spy screenshot from driving it home 6 miles from the dealership after the installation, to compare with the image I posted above from when it lost the 9th bar. One consolation is that the new battery has a full 8-yr./100k defect warranty and a new 5-yr./60 month warranty again, since it was purchased and not replaced on warranty, which carries only a 12-month/12k mile warranty to stay at or above 9 bars.
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Re: 8 bar battery replacement metrics

Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:33 am

mxp wrote:Tom,

Did you get any paperwork from your dealership indicating the full 8yr/1000k defect warr / 5yr/60k again ?

Yes. There was a two-page document I had to sign to buy a replacement battery pack that detailed this. It also contained an agreement to turn in my old battery pack as a part of the purchase.

Also, did you pay taxes on the $1200 quoted goodwill from Nissan?

There was no separate line item for tax on the final invoice, but I have no way of knowing if the total replacement job charge that was the basis for calculating my 20% contained tax or not. The dealer noted a total estimated cost for the job on the original work order, and said they could not offer any additional discount on the work, since it was a "good will" job authorized by Nissan, and then calculated my 20% portion of that total, and told me that was what I would be charged. That amount was exactly what I paid when the job was done. There was no breakdown of the initial estimated cost of $5980 for the complete replacement job shown to me, so it could have contained parts, labor, and tax charges in the total cost, for all I know, but there was no additional calculation of tax on the invoice for $1196 that I ultimately paid.

HTH,
TT
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Re: 8 bar battery replacement metrics

Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:29 am

Marktm wrote:Has anyone had such rapid Ahr/HX decline? - and now even SOH declining. It has been very mild here and all level II charging - with minimal miles!


In short: yes. Can't say it happened over a period of weeks, but I dropped from the (now familiar) 66.14 AHr to < 60 AHr over the summer. The question is: what will happen when we exit winter and/or I start driving/charging more (I haven't had a lot of deep cycling lately).
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Re: 8 bar battery replacement metrics

Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:27 am

Marktm wrote:My replacement battery seems to be on a rapid decline at slightly over 5 weeks:


Has anyone had such rapid Ahr/HX decline? - and now even SOH declining. It has been very mild here and all level II charging - with minimal miles!

FWIW I'm nearly 8 months and 6,000+ miles in (early May replacement) and I'm at 66.14 ahr, 100% SOH, and HX is even up a bit to 100.63%.

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Re: 8 bar battery replacement metrics

Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:49 pm

QueenBee wrote:FWIW I'm nearly 8 months and 6,000+ miles in (early May replacement) and I'm at 66.14 ahr, 100% SOH, and HX is even up a bit to 100.63%.


As of today (about 2 months - cool weather and one QC), I'm at 64.21 AH, SOH 100%, Hx 96.5%. Most of the cells at positions 72 to 94 have always been 20-30 mv below all other cells (few exceptions). Cells 1-71 are within 5-10 mv. Wonder if I have a marginal/defective replacement? I'm going to keep good records if I ever need to go for the 10 year "defective" warranty.
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