ByeFO wrote:Today he stated that he has heard of car manufacturers not honoring warranty on battery if an EVSE that is being used is not on a list of recommended ones.
Is this true with Nissan? Is there such a list of recommended EVSE? Or is there a list of specifications that an EVSE must have in order to avoid voiding a warranty?
It doesn't void the warranty per se, and the Leaf gets along well with just about every J1772 EVSE in existence. But as an eGolf owner, I can tell you that my car doesn't always interface well with every EVSE, and that includes the well-regarded Clipper Creek line. Specifically, if you use the timer setting (necessary if you want less than full charge), the car does not successfully communicate to the EVSE to start charging. If you don't use timers, it works fine.
It's ironic as the OEM L1 that comes with every new eGolf sold in the US is a Delphi-branded Clipper Creek unit and works fine.
The issue with warranty is when you complain to your local VW service center about the problem, they plug the car into the VW recommended Bosch unit and it works fine, so they won't "fix" the problem which on the 2015 models at least means replacing some parts.