GerryAZ
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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:42 pm

Since your commute is short enough that the lack of heat pump heater will not be an issue, buy the car if it is in good condition and you like it. Having had both, I will say that the build quality of the 2011 SL was better than the 2015 SL. The faster onboard charger and heat pump are the only advantages to a newer model year since you will get a new 2015 battery.

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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:39 pm

It even showed it was still under warranty on the battery report. I have a 2012 that hit 8 bars and told my local Nissan dealership to replace it and they contacted Corporate and it was approved and done about 5 weeks later. Battery had to be ordered.

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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:29 am

Hi, thank you to everyone for the earlier responses. We decided to buy the car and were able to get a battery replacement at the local dealership under warranty. They just called me saying it is ready to be picked up, is there anything I should ask about? I will verify that 12 capacity bars are showing but I was wondering if there was anything else to look for? The dealership also offered to do the following maintenance for roughly 360 dollars: changing brake fluid, transmission fluid, and the cabin air filter. I am hesitant as the car was driving great before taking it in for the battery change, does anyone have a recommendation?
2011 Nissan Leaf SL in Silver, replaced battery under warranty in April 2017 at 39K miles

born2pdl
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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:16 am

I wouldn't. Drive it for a while to make sure things are working out. Then have a reputable small shop do those things if you can't diy. New battery, good for you.

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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:30 pm

Congrats! It almost seems like a good strategy to find a car still covered by warranty with 8 bars so you get a nice deal and a brand new battery.

jjleejr
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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:32 pm

transmission Fluid? The Leaf doesn't have a transmission. It has a reduction get set. I don't think it's due to have its oil changed for over 100,000 miles or some other amount. Look it up in your owners manual but with as few mikes as you have it isn't due.

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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:38 am

What does "expectable" mean?
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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:44 am

LetsGoToMarsNow wrote:Hi, thank you to everyone for the earlier responses. We decided to buy the car and were able to get a battery replacement at the local dealership under warranty. They just called me saying it is ready to be picked up, is there anything I should ask about? I will verify that 12 capacity bars are showing but I was wondering if there was anything else to look for? The dealership also offered to do the following maintenance for roughly 360 dollars: changing brake fluid, transmission fluid, and the cabin air filter. I am hesitant as the car was driving great before taking it in for the battery change, does anyone have a recommendation?


Congratulations. I had a similar experience earlier this year - saw a '11 Leaf with 8 bars, called the 800 number to confirm the warranty was still valid (not just the miles/years but also whether a prior owner had taken a cash settlement after the battery-capacity lawsuit), and had a brand-new "lizard" traction battery installed. Gory details here.

My car drives like new and an '11 Leaf SL has all the features I could want. I'm sure you'll get many happy years from your great bargain purchase!
- Jim from Austin, TX

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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:43 pm

I am in a similar situation - thinking about a 2011 with a newish battery, When they replaced the battery, does it come with some sort of warranty? Thanks.

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Re: Test Driving 2011 SL - Warranty Confusion at 8 Bars

Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:14 pm

bda0009 wrote:I am in a similar situation - thinking about a 2011 with a newish battery, When they replaced the battery, does it come with some sort of warranty? Thanks.

I believe you'll get 12 months/12K miles or 12 months/unlimited miles from when the work was done or the balance of the 5 year/60K mile capacity warranty, whichever is longer. AFAIK, (free) warranty replacement HV batteries do NOT start the 5 year/60K clock over.

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