jjeff
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Leaf Number: 422121
Location: MSP MN

Re: 2012 SL or 2013 S

Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:24 pm

Basically do the opposite most people on this forum are doing to their battery to make it last, that is:
Charge frequently(top off) and to 100%.
Let battery sit at 100% for as long as you can, in the warmest temps you can find(in sun).
Use QCs as often as you can, preferably during the hottest part of the day.
Drive it to VLB warning then charge as fast as you can to 100%.
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
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BuckMkII
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Location: Seattle

Re: 2012 SL or 2013 S

Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Does Nissan ever look into the car's computer for evidence of deliberate abuse? Is that even possible?
2013 SV no QC, manufactured July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
on 9/29/17: AHr = 55.3; SOH = 84%; Hx = 81.6; ODO = 41,492
bar 12 lost 8/21/17

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 2012 SL or 2013 S

Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:18 pm

BuckMkII wrote:Does Nissan ever look into the car's computer for evidence of deliberate abuse? Is that even possible?


They will if you file a claim for a free pack. Don't let it get hotter than...140F? There are a few other red flags they look for, but I don't recall them.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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BuckMkII
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Location: Seattle

Re: 2012 SL or 2013 S

Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:07 pm

I was thinking more like the "hurtling around a hilly 25 mile loop to the same DC charge station six times on a 95 degree day" kind of evidence. Not like there are no other possible reasons to do that (I mean, sure, it's fun, if you put down speeding tickets and worn out tires as an entertainment expense), but it would look a little funny if one suddenly started doing that every weekend a few months before the warranty expired.

Not gonna be me. I look forward to our car losing its fourth bar in 2025. I can dream, right?
Last edited by BuckMkII on Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2013 SV no QC, manufactured July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
on 9/29/17: AHr = 55.3; SOH = 84%; Hx = 81.6; ODO = 41,492
bar 12 lost 8/21/17

LeftieBiker
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Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 2012 SL or 2013 S

Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:12 pm

Again, I don't recall, but they make look at DCFC charges per day.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

cyberyeh
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:12 am
Delivery Date: 10 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 020324
Location: San Diego

Re: 2012 SL or 2013 S

Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:53 pm

Sounds like I better drive and charge it normally, do quick charge whenever I get a chance, and hope it'll drop to 8 bars by October. Don't think it's a good idea if Nissan catches me messing with the battery.

By the way, I'm loving my Leaf the first day, they are fun to drive. I test drove the 2017 Volts and almost leased one. All the dealers had their Volts fully charged so when you test drive them, it's on full electric. When I went to a used car dealership with over 1000 Volts and 200 Leafs, they had all their Volts on gasoline mode. When I test drove a 2014, the engine sounded like a lawnmower! I asked the salesman if that's normal, and he said that's the number one complaint on Volts no matter what year, the engine just sounds funny. Even thought they drive more like a sports car than leafs, I passed on them. I believe I made the right choice.

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