mollycruz2
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My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:32 pm

Nobody was home but a neighbor sent the fire department to put out the intense fire that started in the battery according to them. Nissan is not interested in finding out why (it was not on its charger, was locked, not in use, and running perfectly. They shrugged it off with a very short letter basically telling me they wouldn't help. If that can happen, I would not advise anyone to buy one and I won't either. Suppose I had been inside with my grandchildren? I plan to sue, but meanwhile I'd appreciate any information concerning similar incidents.

SageBrush
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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:40 pm

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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Also please post the Fire Department’s findings on what happened.
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mwalsh
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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:14 pm

And links to any media reporting - I can't imagine the local news wasn't all over this type of event.
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Reddy
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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:28 pm

One post, no return, vague negative FUD. Hmmm, why don't I believe this? Oh, ya, now I remember: There have been essentially no Leaf fires in seven years.:

1st one was a forest fire (total loss, but not the Leaf's fault),

2nd one was L1 plug caused a small amount of damage in the garage wall (again, not the Leaf's fault since Nissan doesn't recommend L1 charging even though many do and it's relatively safe if done properly). No damage to the vehicle.

3rd one was actually something interesting. IIRC, it was posted on MNL. The owner smelled electrical fire in the cabin, felt heat near the shifter, pulled over, safely exited the vehicle and called for assistance. A fire eventually formed and damaged the car. Maybe totaled.

So, out of hundreds of thousands of Leafs, only one real fire. Maybe this is number two, but until the OP returns with pictures, news articles, fire/police report, or other corroborating evidence, let's move on.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:19 pm

I remember a reported Leaf fire that had a modified battery pack that was left unsealed. Water got into the traction battery and caused a 400V short and then proceeded to catch on fire.

My Leaf hasn't caught on fire, but it is freezing cold here and in a pinch when and if my town gets clobbered with 30ft of snow and the electricity and gas get shut off I might light the Leaf on fire to avoid hypothermia. But other that I'm not worried about it catching on fire.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:26 pm

Reddy wrote:One post, no return, vague negative FUD. Hmmm, why don't I believe this? Oh, ya, now I remember: There have been essentially no Leaf fires in seven years.:

... but until the OP returns with pictures, news articles, fire/police report, or other corroborating evidence, let's move on.


remember that "regular" people just visit the site once a day or so, so don't be too alarmed that the poster did not answer in just a few minutes, but yes, I agree that we need more details before assuming that this is not a prank.
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RichCapeCod
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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:59 pm

For the record, as chief of police of a small Cape Cod town, I've responded to numerous car fires (all ICE). One theory I have (unsupported by fact) is, when folks go in for a service, if the fuel filter is changed, on rare occasions the filter isn't attached properly, springs a leak and, presto, the car winds up engulfed in flames.

Never been to a car fire of an EV, but then I retired in 2010.

Rich

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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:17 am

Reddy wrote:3rd one was actually something interesting. IIRC, it was posted on MNL. The owner smelled electrical fire in the cabin, felt heat near the shifter, pulled over, safely exited the vehicle and called for assistance. A fire eventually formed and damaged the car. Maybe totaled.


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2011 Blue Ocean SL with 76,000 miles.
2015 pack under warranty 12/30/15.
Tinted windows.
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires.
L1 EVSE upgrade.
FIAMM horns.
Superbright LED lighting.
2013 sun visors.
LED shifter.
Heated seats.
GT-R map lamp lenses.
AV L2 EVSE.

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Nubo
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Re: My 2011 Leaf just burned itself to a crisp and Nissan won't help me.

Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:46 am

I'm waiting for post #2, where they clutch their pearls, chastise the non-believers, and stomp out.

hint: Grandpas don't pick a handle of "mollycruz2"
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