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UkrainianKozak
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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Fri May 25, 2012 7:14 pm

You are totally right, you can't import any non-antique car that is not on the list, unless you can prove that the car complies with Canadian Transportation Safety standards, and that might require bumper crash test or something like it (among other things).
Basically it is very expensive procedure if the car is not on the list.
It's not only about DRLs, cars that comply with Canada's Safety standards without DRL are listed in that list with required modification. If the car is not on the list, you normally will not be able to register it in Canada.

kayshadog wrote:Are you sure you can import a leaf onto Canada? My exploration of the isdea has shown that only vehicles appearing on Transport Canada's "Vehicles Admissible" list are allowed.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safevehicles-importation-usa-index-445.htm

There's a pdf listing the allowed vehicles. Only the Nissan Infinity shows - or am reading it wrong?

If you know otherwise, please let me know.

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Bigboler
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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Fri May 25, 2012 7:46 pm

I had a look at the list and it says all vehicles 2009 - 2012. Check it out at http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safevehi ... FINITI.htm

I saw a 2011 with 12000 miles in a Seattle dealers ad on Craigslist a week ago for $25,995. My current plan is to wait and see what the 2013's are like. I like the idea of a more efficent heater.

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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Fri May 25, 2012 11:36 pm

kayshadog wrote:Are you sure you can import a leaf onto Canada? My exploration of the isdea has shown that only vehicles appearing on Transport Canada's "Vehicles Admissible" list are allowed.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safevehicles-importation-usa-index-445.htm

There's a pdf listing the allowed vehicles. Only the Nissan Infinity shows - or am reading it wrong?

If you know otherwise, please let me know.

What the heck do you mean by "Nissan Infinity"? There's no such car. Nissan has an Infiniti brand (http://www.infinitiusa.com/ and http://www.infiniti.ca) of luxury cars.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safevehi ... FINITI.htm seems quite inclusive.

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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Tue May 29, 2012 11:58 am

cwerdna wrote:What the heck do you mean by "Nissan Infinity"? There's no such car. Nissan has an Infiniti brand (http://www.infinitiusa.com/ and http://www.infiniti.ca) of luxury cars.


Nissan / Infinity

Have a good look at the link: http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safevehicles/importation/usa/vafus/list2/NISSAN___INFINITI.htm

This applies to all Nissan and Infinity vehicles. All models from 2009-2012 are admissible for import. The only issue is with the DRL. (see note-2) We know for a fact that US model Leafs do not have DRL so this would have to be retrofitted.

Also, I'm fairly certain you can forget about getting Carwings to work here. Don't forget, the Leaf has to be registered in the US for at least 6 month for the warranty to be transferable.

I'm also waiting on the 2013 for the improved heater and hopefully better price. Can't wait to hear from the first successful importer!
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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Tue May 29, 2012 1:24 pm

muus wrote:
cwerdna wrote:What the heck do you mean by "Nissan Infinity"? There's no such car. Nissan has an Infiniti brand (http://www.infinitiusa.com/ and http://www.infiniti.ca) of luxury cars.


Nissan / Infinity

Have a good look at the link: http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safevehicles/importation/usa/vafus/list2/NISSAN___INFINITI.htm

This applies to all Nissan and Infinity vehicles. All models from 2009-2012 are admissible for import. The only issue is with the DRL...

Yes, that's the way I read it.

I was questioning kayshadog's interpretation. What he wrote ("Only the Nissan Infinity shows") sounded like he was saying that the only allowed vehicle is the "Nissan Infinity". There's no such thing.

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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:19 pm

Hi, I imported a 2011 Leaf from USA to Switzerland. Everything went smoothly the car passed inspection and I can drive it with Swiss plates. Charging at 220V 50Hz no problem in addition to my USA charger cable I bought a European cable which runs at 8A 220V.
However: Carwings doesn't work and I can't use the Navigation System. I bought the European Maps on eBay for the Nissan Leaf but they seem to be incompatible with my car's system.
Does anyone have a solution for the European Maps on a USA Leaf?

Thanks for help

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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:49 pm

Have you had a look at the topic below, you may just have to change the sim card, not sure what to do about the Europe map problem. Maybe try sending a pm to Jeff the Nissan rep that appeared on the forum.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=6708&hilit=sim+card+change

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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:53 am

Hi all

I have been browsing the forum for a few days and have found very little information on importing an US Leaf to Canada. Not sure why, but there are very few used Leafs available ilocally and the few that are, seem to be be quite a bit more expensive than the U.S. equivalent, even factoring in our falling dollar :(

Has anyone done this successfully ?

The way I read the Transport Canada import list, it is permissible assuming the daylight running light are reprogrammed. If anyone has any info, I would much appreciate it. For instance

1) Warranty- My understanding is as long as the car had been registered in the US for 6 months, this is not an issue
2) Wings - Don't appear to work but not a major issue for me
3) Metric guages - Apparently guages can be switched easily
4) Approved List for Import (Transport Canada) - I believe it is permissible assuming the running lights get reprogrammed to on. Must this be done at the dealer or is just a fuse. What cost
5) Maps - Is Canada included in the US version ?
6) Dealers - Do they typically know what paperwork is required. I assume I would need to pay cash No ?

Any addition caveats and gotcha's people have encountered. Btw, I'm in Montreal so would be looking in the Upper New York State/Vermont area for a vehicle.

Thanks all

Dave

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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:55 am

djwhite wrote:Hi all

I have been browsing the forum for a few days and have found very little information on importing an US Leaf to Canada. Not sure why, but there are very few used Leafs available ilocally and the few that are, seem to be be quite a bit more expensive than the U.S. equivalent, even factoring in our falling dollar :(

Has anyone done this successfully ?

The way I read the Transport Canada import list, it is permissible assuming the daylight running light are reprogrammed. If anyone has any info, I would much appreciate it. For instance

1) Warranty- My understanding is as long as the car had been registered in the US for 6 months, this is not an issue
2) Wings - Don't appear to work but not a major issue for me
3) Metric guages - Apparently guages can be switched easily
4) Approved List for Import (Transport Canada) - I believe it is permissible assuming the running lights get reprogrammed to on. Must this be done at the dealer or is just a fuse. What cost
5) Maps - Is Canada included in the US version ?
6) Dealers - Do they typically know what paperwork is required. I assume I would need to pay cash No ?

Any addition caveats and gotcha's people have encountered. Btw, I'm in Montreal so would be looking in the Upper New York State/Vermont area for a vehicle.

Thanks all

Dave


I can't speak to the various import issues, but if you are looking at a 2011 (per the original post) make sure you get the CW (cold weather) version that was made available toward the end of the model year. It has heated seats, steering wheel, and mirrors plus a battery heater for extreme cold.
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Re: Import used 2011 Leaf from US to Canada

Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:27 am

Thanks for the tip. I didn't realize that option was not on all SL/SV's.

Thanks

Dave

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