mtndrew1 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:19 am
I believe the capacity warranty on that car is 5 years (from in-service date) or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
If the certified warranty doesn’t explicitly state the car will retain nine bars or greater I wouldn’t count on a new battery when purchasing this car.
This is correct. As a 2015, it has a 24 kWh battery, which carries at 60k mile warranty. Newer Leafs with the 30 or 40 kWh battery have a 100k mile warranty.
I have not heard of any extended warranty that covers battery capacity, only defects. If this car does have a capacity warranty, then it would qualify.
Assuming no warranty: Unless this car is a very very good price and your range needs are short, I would pass on it. This car is not worth more than ~$5-6k. I say that because you could get a 2013 with 11 bars from cwerdna on this forum for $6.5k, which would be a much better car.