- Thresholds have at least a 5% variation.
- the bar calculation belongs strictly to Nissan. It will not accept any other measurement or do conversions/benchmarks against other measures.
- sellers/dealers have been known to reset bar calculation. That trick lasts about a week with normal driving. To my knowledge that action does not fool Leaf Spy.
- 2015 is the year with the chemistry change for the 24 KWH battery. Comparisons should only be against that year and size.
- what is your LeafSpy AHr? Probably in mid 50’s? 12th bar drop can be at 52-55. If below that level and still have 12 bars, you may have issue ( see above).
- since your car is nearly 3 years old, your path to free battery replacement for 24 KWH is also something to watch. The Nissan Rule, no exceptions (people have missed it for being a week late or 10 miles over) is 4 bar losses before you hit EITHER 60 months or 60,000 miles. That replacement including install is worth about $6,000+. At worst case, you are 24 months or 20,000 miles from hitting wall before your 4th bar drops. To my knowledge the 2015 models do not have the latest 96 months/100k miles rules for 4 bar losses.
- the incentive can be perverse in that moderate temps (store below 85 degrees), not charging when hot, moderate Eco type driving habits can prevent you from getting a new battery that significantly extends useful life of vehicle.
- one other rule: you leave with one you came with. Replacement is exactly the model you have. Nissan could start making batteries with vibronium that fit your car, but not for you.
2013 SL Blue Ocean
Bought used, March 2015 12,764 miles
4th bar drop 56 month, 20,200 miles, AHr at 42.1
Appears fully loaded
Condo home, Using public charge except in emergency
Dallas, TX downtown, shaded non-temp controlled garage