SageBrush wrote: GerryAZ wrote:
Evoforce wrote:Just remember, if your car is out of warranty, a replacement traction battery comes with only a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty.
According to the information I have read from Nissan, purchasing a new traction battery gets you a new warranty (8 years, 100,000 miles for defects and 5 years, 60,000 miles for capacity).
I would very much like to see that warranty. It sure would make the $6k battery cost more palatable.
If you buy a replacement battery for cash, it has to come with the same warranty as a new battery under the law. I believe this is a federal law, but it is possible it is a California law. The same is true of any replacement part you purchase from a car manufacturer. The only time they can provide less of a warranty is if they are giving you a replacement under the warranty, but the new warranty period cannot be less than the remainder of the original warranty period plus the time you were without the vehicle.
Now, if you install it yourself or have someone else beside the dealer install it, they do not have to provide a warranty on the labor and if faulty labor damages the part then they are not responsible. But otherwise if you purchase a new part, you get a new warranty. This is also printed on the back of every single repair receipt you get from a Nissan Dealership.
And yes, if you look through various threads on here and do a google search, ypu will see that you do get the same warranty as a brand new battery when you spend the $6,000. Now the trick is not every dealership is knowledgeable about EVs and warranties, so you do need to do your homework and make sure they give you the proper warranty in writting.