I joined the site because I am currently going through the battery issue and hoping to appeal based on the 8yr warranty. I found the 2012 Leaf warranty booklet which does clearly state 96months/100,000 miles. It does state an exception to this warranty would be a gradual loss of battery capacity. We purchased our used 2012 Leaf in July of 2015 with 12 bars, and today we are at 8 bars/63% SOH and I don't feel this is gradual. Does anyone have experience fighting this battle? I'm still doing a ton of Googling...
Link to the booklet: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/wiki/images ... ooklet.pdf
Yours is very likely gradual as opposed to sudden.
'11 and '12 Leaf never came with any capacity warranty until http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13192
, which apparently came about due to the Klee class action settlement.
You are way past the 5 year/60K capacity warranty. When there was no capacity warranty and Leaf had been out for 21 months, we already had a 4 bar loser (Blue494) at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=10040
. They weren't even covered by the 8 year/100K battery defects warranty. Also, before the capacity warranty and when there was the defects warranty, Nissan put up this video to clarify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DShtvd5jJHQ
has some historical info.)
Where did the car reside before? A '12 in July 2015 with 12 bars sounds semi-unlikely unless it resided in a mild climate. The '11s and '12 had lousy batteries. It's possible it had fewer capacity bars and was reset (like http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2014/11 ... -read.html
). So, it reflected an inflated value and it took a few months for the car to relearn the true capacity and then some more time to lose more capacity. If it was in Texas the whole time and the battery wasn't changed, then it was definitely reset.
If you bought it new and you suddenly went from 0 bars lost to 4 within a few months or the car won't charge, the battery won't propel the vehicle at highway speeds, wildly fluctuating fuel bars, sudden turtle despite having many fuel bars or you had range collapse due to a bad cell (http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21700
), you could get a repair under the 8 year/100K defects warranty.
Of course, the OP never returned to respond.