Just got my 01/2013 Leaf about a month ago. It was at 9 bars and always charged to 9 bars until last week when it went to 10. It still shows just 9 capacity bars on the side. I've been taking it up the Nissan dealer to use the CHAdeMO* until an outlet is installed at my rental. Nothing was different except that I charged it sooner than normal since I was expecting to do a lot of driving the next day. I was reading another thread about someone dropping bar, but it kind of came back (viewtopic.php?f=31&t=26831
). I figured that maybe my Leaf just lost the 10th bar recently too and I was lucky that it came back for one charge cycle.
Then I came across this thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=26866
. I do realize this person was having an issue with their Leaf, but it seemed unrelated the main battery. Also, no one pointed out the fact that it showed not 1 but 2 bars charge over capacity. Is this normal? Can I charge over 9 bars regularly if I do it right?*I am aware that using CHAdeMO is not great for my battery, but I don't want to live at the Nissan dealer waiting for my Leaf to charge.