RobotGhoul
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Re: 2012 under warranty getting low miles

Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:58 pm

I wish I could trust the miles remaining. Is that leaf spy thing going to tell me anything that could help me get a new battery under warranty?

cwerdna
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Re: 2012 under warranty getting low miles

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 pm

RobotGhoul wrote:I wish I could trust the miles remaining. Is that leaf spy thing going to tell me anything that could help me get a new battery under warranty?

Don't bother w/the stupid GOM: viewtopic.php?p=271853#p271853

What’s the original in-service date on the car? The capacity warranty is only 5 years/60K miles, whichever comes first (viewtopic.php?t=13192). You need to be down to 8 bars before it expires. Clock started ticking on the OIS date.

The used ’13 Leaf I’m driving (built 5/2013) has its capacity warranty expire near end of June 2018. I’m only down 1 bar and will definitely not lose 3 more before expiration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgE8lmySdMI can give you an idea of why Leaf Spy can be useful. See my reply on page 1. IMHO, you MUST get it, unless you want to forever have range anxiety and also leave too much unused capacity on the table.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: 2012 under warranty getting low miles

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:43 pm

To be fair, when you get the VLBW on a degraded Leaf, you have what, 4-7 miles of usable range left? If the OP is at the point where those miles are critical, then it's time to get either a new car or a new battery. OTOH, the SOC display is definitely more useful than the bar/GOM-only setup.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium and no QC, a 2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, and 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

cwerdna
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Re: 2012 under warranty getting low miles

Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:17 pm

^^^
Leaf Spy's smarter GOM can help guide the OP and others to target a certain efficiency level (in miles/kWh) in order to reach their destination or have at least a certain charge level.

'13 blue Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 blue Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
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