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OrientExpress
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Leaf Number: 2331
Location: San Jose, Ca

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:45 pm

Check your front wheel lug nuts for proper torque. My 2018 was clunking with just 50 miles, turned out the wheel lug nuts were not properly torqued. 80 ft./lbs. it should be.

To fix the hatch clunk turn the two rubber bump stops at the bottom of the hatch door an eighth of a turn at a time on both sides till the clunk sound sounds solid.

My '18 does not have a tow hook either, and the instructions on pulling a stuck vehicle out do not refer to a tow hook coming with the car either.
2018 LEAF SL
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Delivery April 10 2018

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Delivery May 23 2014
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Reagle
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Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
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Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:33 am

Good points on the torque and plate holder clunking- will check.
As far as tow hook- does your have any plastic covers over that area (just behind rear passenger tire)? I just have a hole in the underbody cladding there
2018 Jade Frost SV with tech and weather packages
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Build date: 03/2018

Reagle
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Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:27 am

Update:
the lug nuts took a good 2/3 of a turn before the torque wrench clicked at the specified 83 ft./lbs per user manual. I wonder if this is done on purpose and is supposed to be re-torqued by the dealer at PDI?
So far so good on clunk, but i'll keep an ear out for it.
2018 Jade Frost SV with tech and weather packages
Delivery: 06/2018
Build date: 03/2018

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Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:18 am

Reagle wrote:As far as tow hook- does your have any plastic covers over that area (just behind rear passenger tire)? I just have a hole in the underbody cladding there


The only place i see for a tow hook is on the front of the car on the drivers side under the removable cover on the front bumper cover. I don't see any hook mounting point on the rear of the car at all.
2018 LEAF SL
Gun Metalic
Delivery April 10 2018

Prior LEAF:
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

Reagle
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Location: Upstate New York

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:25 am

Basically if you look under the trunk area, closer to rear passenger tire
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Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:40 am

OK, I see it now. The threaded inserts are there, but it looks like if you want a hook, it 's a parts counter item that you would bolt in yourself. Chances are you can get the hook from a pickup or SUV parts catalog.
2018 LEAF SL
Gun Metalic
Delivery April 10 2018

Prior LEAF:
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

Reagle
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Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Location: Upstate New York

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:48 am

What does your car look like under there- is there any kind of cover over the opening?
2018 Jade Frost SV with tech and weather packages
Delivery: 06/2018
Build date: 03/2018

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OrientExpress
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Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:22 pm
Delivery Date: 10 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2331
Location: San Jose, Ca

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:51 am

My LEAF looks lust like yours, I did not see the place for a hook to be bolted at first because my garage was not well lit when I was looking under there.
2018 LEAF SL
Gun Metalic
Delivery April 10 2018

Prior LEAF:
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

Reagle
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Location: Upstate New York

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:00 am

At least we know it;s not something dealer forgot to put back after delivery .;)
2018 Jade Frost SV with tech and weather packages
Delivery: 06/2018
Build date: 03/2018

ColdCanuk
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Delivery Date: 10 May 2018
Location: Oakville, Ontario

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:34 am

So tested several additional cables with the shortest being twelve inches. While there is an improvement your still getting disconnected frequently.

Definitely an issue with the head unit on android auto.

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