dpride42
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Need Battery in Eastern Washington state

Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:02 pm

I purchased my 2012 LEAF used in 2016 and I love it. Now that the car is 8 years old, the battery range is getting low, max of 40 miles on flat land. I would like to replace it. However, I live in Eastern Washington state and I was told by the dealer in my town that the battery can only be replaced if I take the car to Western Washington. This would require going over the mountains, and even if it could make it to the first charging station, I doubt that I could make it to the next one, at the top of the pass. I would most likely need to call the tow truck more than once on a cross-state trip in order to get to a dealer who is authorized to replace the battery for my car.

Please, Nissan, let a LEAF dealer in Central Washington state (Yakima, Sunnyside, Tri-Cities or Ellensburg) have the capability to replace the battery.

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Re: Need Battery in Eastern Washington state

Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:06 pm

I suggest a flat-bed haul. It shouldn't cost more than two or three hundred dollars. New 24kwh batteries are down to $4500 with core return now, so it's still a decent deal.
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Re: Need Battery in Eastern Washington state

Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:41 am

Call the Nissan EV Customer Service line and ask where the nearest Leaf Certified dealer that can replace a battery is located. I am sure there is one in Spokane and probably one in the Tri-Cities.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Need Battery in Eastern Washington state

Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:03 am

There is an option on the Olympic Peninsula (yeah, a bit further but they do have a ferry terminal!) to upgrade the pack to higher capacity 40 kwh. Cost is more but prevents you from having to look for another replacement in 5-6 years.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 11,333.1 mi, 93.73% SOH
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Re: Need Battery in Eastern Washington state

Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:46 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:06 pm
I suggest a flat-bed haul. It shouldn't cost more than two or three hundred dollars. New 24kwh batteries are down to $4500 with core return now, so it's still a decent deal.
I wish the junk dealers knew this. I still see questionable used junk yard batteries for up to $4,500.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Need Battery in Eastern Washington state

Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:25 am

dpride42 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:02 pm
I purchased my 2012 LEAF used in 2016 and I love it. Now that the car is 8 years old, the battery range is getting low, max of 40 miles on flat land. I would like to replace it. However, I live in Eastern Washington state and I was told by the dealer in my town that the battery can only be replaced if I take the car to Western Washington. This would require going over the mountains, and even if it could make it to the first charging station, I doubt that I could make it to the next one, at the top of the pass. I would most likely need to call the tow truck more than once on a cross-state trip in order to get to a dealer who is authorized to replace the battery for my car.

Please, Nissan, let a LEAF dealer in Central Washington state (Yakima, Sunnyside, Tri-Cities or Ellensburg) have the capability to replace the battery.
More money and will still require you to cross the mountain but this pack will last a lot longer.

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2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 11,333.1 mi, 93.73% SOH
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