CaptainK
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Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:10 am
Delivery Date: 07 Sep 2017

82% SOH without a battery bar loss

Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 am

I bought a 2016 used Leaf. It did not have a battery bar loss. But Leaf spy had it at 84%, now I'm down to 82% and still haven't lost a bar, 3 weeks later. Did someone play with the computer to sell me this car with full battery bars?

OddOcelot
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:47 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Aug 2017
Leaf Number: 420020
Location: San Antonio, TX

Re: 82% SOH without a battery bar loss

Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:34 am

When I purchased my Leaf just a few weeks ago, it had 81% SOH and 12 bars. Literally the next day, I turned it on and it was at 11 bars and the SOH was at 80%.

I don’t know about someone tampering with the Leaf to get it to show full bars but if it is anything like mine was, you’ll probably lose a bar when you get to the 80% mark.

Just out of curiosity, what’s your AHr reading?

johnlocke
Posts: 118
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:47 pm
Delivery Date: 14 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 300582

Re: 82% SOH without a battery bar loss

Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:43 pm

CaptainK wrote:I bought a 2016 used Leaf. It did not have a battery bar loss. But Leaf spy had it at 84%, now I'm down to 82% and still haven't lost a bar, 3 weeks later. Did someone play with the computer to sell me this car with full battery bars?

30KWH Leafs appear to have had the percentages for the loss of bars changed. The first bar hangs around until you hit 80% there have been reports of 2 bar losers but no confirmed percentages given. there is also a report of a 4 bar loser who is in the process of having the battery replaced under warranty but again no confirmed percentage of battery capacity left when they lost the 4th bar. There has been speculation that it may be as low as 15KWH for the 4th bar to drop. Problem seems to be heat related as most of the reported failures seem to be in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and So. Cal.
Jamul, CA
San Diego East County

jbuntz
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:41 am
Delivery Date: 17 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 303765
Location: New Braunfels, TX

Re: 82% SOH without a battery bar loss

Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:58 pm

OddOcelot wrote:When I purchased my Leaf just a few weeks ago, it had 81% SOH and 12 bars. Literally the next day, I turned it on and it was at 11 bars and the SOH was at 80%.

I don’t know about someone tampering with the Leaf to get it to show full bars but if it is anything like mine was, you’ll probably lose a bar when you get to the 80% mark.

Just out of curiosity, what’s your AHr reading?

Mine lost first bar at 77soh is now at 74 and have not lost 2nd yet.
Mfg 11/15 Del 12/16 New Braunfels, TX 2016 SL 30kWh,

30 Apr 2017 5175 miles. 324 GIDs, Ahr 70.75, SOH 89%, Hx; 85.31% kwh 25.1

11 Aug 2017 lost 1 bar 9245 miles. 282 GIDs, Ahr 61.68 SOH 77%, Hx; 75.83% kwh 21.9

LeftieBiker
Posts: 6779
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: 82% SOH without a battery bar loss

Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:11 pm

I was going to write "BMS reset!" Learning that the first bar drops with 20% capacity loss is appalling. It's also pretty appalling to see that 2016 packs have already lost multiple bars.
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.

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