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Re: 2012 Heater Broken

Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:44 am

cgaydos wrote: You'll find the threads if you search on this forum.

Good luck with the search. success with searches is hit and miss. Sometimes I can find what I'm looking for and other times no results and then someone points out where they are. I'm not sure what the issues is other than it is a known problem with this site. The internal search function is really bad, but the google search is better.

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Re: 2012 Heater Broken

Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:59 am

cgaydos wrote:The 2013 problem was a much more common problem and by some time in summer they replaced the bad components in the manufacturing process. As far as I know, on the 2011 and 2012s a few of the cars suddenly saw this failure and it's probably waiting to happen to all the others "some day". On the 2011 I own I'm seriously considering pushing hard for a pro-active replacement before the warranty expires - and when they (likely) turn that down I'll probably go in for the extended warranty just for this part.

Why you think the 2011/2012 problem is "an accident waiting to happen"? My understanding is that it was sort of an "infant mortality" problem: either the bad (batch?) of parts failed quickly (as in the first year) or there wasn't a problem. Luckily, I appear to be the latter (already verified working heat this winter) although I purchased an extended warranty when I bought my Leaf.
2011 Blue Ocean SV w/floor mats & window tint
12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
Wet Okole seat covers (front)
Tor's low-power heater mod
2013 sun visor
3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

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