(Tallahassee, FL 34,320 Miles) Thanks to reading this forum I had determined that my 2011 Leaf might be eligible for the 8 bar warranty replacement. A call to Nissan confirmed that the 'in service date' was 11/01/2011 so I have a couple of months to spare. I had just noticed that I lost my 4th bar a couple of days ago.
The rest of this experience is going to be interesting...
I took it in this morning and the service advisor I saw new nothing about Leafs (despite me asking the receptionist to connect me with somebody that was knowledgeable). She had no knowledge of the warranty or anything else but I dictated what she should tell the tech and left it in her hands.
Having heard nothing, I finally called back late this afternoon and she told me that I would have to leave it because they hadn't heard back from Nissan. I told her that wasn't an option and I would be on my way to pick it up.
When I got there, she brought out the one
tech who has any training on the leaf. He started talking about that it might be difficult to get Nissan to agree to the repair and normal stuff about battery degradation. He had not heard of the class action or extended warranty either but I was more than happy to enlighten him.
They let me take the car and told me that they would let me know what they hear from Nissan. They left the diag report in the car which indicated 8 bars remaining and 5 stars for all of the 'ways to keep your battery running longer' sections.
While chatting with the tech, he admitted that he has never changed a battery except 'in school'
and that if/when the battery comes in I will need to plan on having it there for a few days. I may print the comment above from @bmetzner regarding 1/2 day to take to him.
Wish me luck!
(Unfortunately, I don't have the necessary stuff to give all of the requested readings from the battery diagnostics)