rvroy83
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My Nissan Leaf won't turn on. No lights on and no beep/response

Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:27 pm

Hi guys,

I am looking for some guidance. I have a 2011 leaf and it's in good condition. It was running well but then it suddenly stopped responding one day. I remember seeing 12 miles left on the battery. I thought the car was out of juice, so I charged it overnight. But there was no lights on , no beeping and dashboard/console seems dead. The car doesn't respond to remote keys. I have to manually unlock the car. I left it alone for couple days, and gave it another try but no luck at all. The car seems totally dead. I looked at the battery and charging port cables connected to the battery. I couldn't spot any issue or wear/tear.

Any suggestions on what's going on and what should I do ?

Thank you,
Roy

cwerdna
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Re: My Nissan Leaf won't turn on. No lights on and no beep/response

Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:32 pm

Dead 12 volt? Have you measured the voltage at its terminals when in this bad state?

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Re: My Nissan Leaf won't turn on. No lights on and no beep/response

Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:09 pm

Second the 12 volt battery, especially if original or more than 3 years old.
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rvroy83
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Re: My Nissan Leaf won't turn on. No lights on and no beep/response

Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:19 pm

Thanks so much. I am going to check the 12 V battery. I don't have the right tool to measure the voltage at its terminals

Best,
Roy

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Re: My Nissan Leaf won't turn on. No lights on and no beep/response

Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:33 pm

rvroy83 wrote:Thanks so much. I am going to check the 12 V battery. I don't have the right tool to measure the voltage at its terminals

Best,
Roy

Just jump-starting the battery with another vehicle or known good battery/battery-pack, would be OK too.
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