JT23456 wrote:I want to buy a used Leaf, problem is I live in northern Mexico and there are very few here, so I need to buy one remotely in the US and have it trucked to the border. Apparently the battery SOH is a key piece of the decision, and since I can't be there, I'm wondering if a car pre-buy inspection by a Nissan dealer with Leaf experience would include useful battery SOH info in the report. The inspection is typically $125-150 - so this would be essential to a successful remote purchase.
I'd say that you need to do two things: only buy a car with a Nissan certified used car warranty (because they usually check those over better), and find someone to look at the car in person and run LeafSpy on it. Even then, as Stanton noted, there is the risk of a recent BMS reset that would mask lost bars. You may get lucky and find a dealership with a Leaf tech who knows how to use LeafSpy, but don't count on that.