SageBrush
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Location: Colorado

Re: Expensive first maintenance in 6 months

Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:52 am

LeftieBiker wrote:Use a brake fluid test kit. If it passes, skip the fluid flush. It will almost certainly pass. Most of us wait 3-5 years for a brake fluid flush, and quite a few don't do it at all.

Exactly.

But don't overdo the brake fluid tests. Every time you open the fluid to air, water enters from the ambient air.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
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GlennD
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Location: Anaheim

Re: Expensive first maintenance in 6 months

Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:30 pm

The maintenance could be worse.

On my Mercedes B I was told that as a leased car I had to do A and in a year I will have to do B. If I owned the car I could have just had the battery checked and the battery filter replaced. .I was told that Mercedes requires the scheduled maintenance.Most items on an Electric cat are just checks.
2012 Cayenne Red SL traded for:
2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e

tekkie
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Delivery Date: 15 Apr 2018
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: Expensive first maintenance in 6 months

Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Hello Everyone,

Have my 2018 Leaf SL for about 6 months now and put ~13K. My 6 months maintenance was free of charge. With regards to the 1 yr/24Km maintenance, I am most concern about voiding the warranty. I contacted Nissan Canada and the person I spoke to made a point that I would be voiding the warranty if I opt to not do the brake fluid. I tried to get more details as to which part would be affected, but she just avoiding the answer. Should I be concern about warranty for not doing the brake fluid job?

GerryAZ
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Re: Expensive first maintenance in 6 months

Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:40 pm

tekkie wrote:Hello Everyone,

Have my 2018 Leaf SL for about 6 months now and put ~13K. My 6 months maintenance was free of charge. With regards to the 1 yr/24Km maintenance, I am most concern about voiding the warranty. I contacted Nissan Canada and the person I spoke to made a point that I would be voiding the warranty if I opt to not do the brake fluid. I tried to get more details as to which part would be affected, but she just avoiding the answer. Should I be concern about warranty for not doing the brake fluid job?


Look at the manual carefully. If service requirements in Canada are similar to USA, there are two service schedules. The less severe schedule should be 2 years for brake fluid so you could wait a year.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

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