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Battery Capacity Warranty Question

Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:36 pm

I'm happy with my purchase of a used 2013 SV and just got my TCU upgrade and working. That will be nice after my night class!

The car has almost 35k miles on it and only one capacity bar loss, so the range I have right now is probably close to what I had on my original 2011 LEAF. Of course, it's possible that I could lose another bar soon, but even then the range will be fine for the driving I do. What I'm wondering is how possible would it be to lose 3 more bars before the warranty is up as far as capacity? The manufacturing date is 4/13 but I think the car was actually sold in May of 2013. I'm not sure I could lose 3 bars in 3-4 months unless I were to quick charge every day! I'll probably just drive normally and not try to take care of the battery pack. If I can plan on losing 1-2 bars for another 20k miles or so that should last me for a while, perhaps another 2 years or more. Then I can decide if I want to replace the battery or trade it in for a new or newer LEAF.

*Update* I found the warranty manual and saw that the warranty begins when the first person takes delivery of the car, so I'm thinking the warranty started in May of 2013.
2011 SL
Reserved: 6/21/2010
RAQ: 1/25/2011
Order accepted: 1/25/2011
Delivered: 5/10/2011

2013 SL, March

Now 2013 SV Blue LEAF with QC and Premium package, 1/25/17.

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Re: Battery Capacity Warranty Question

Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Not gonna happen.
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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