Since, in high-SOC, long-downhill situations, the disc brakes are your ONLY speed-regulating mechanism, they will need to be very heavy duty discs and pads, and the brake assembly will get, most likely, VERY hot.
But, hopefully, Nissan has designed for that (yes, infrequent) use.
Is there any special mention or caution about hot brakes in the manuals?
Clearly, this is an area where some planning ahead (to have less SOC at the top if the grade) would help.
In an emergency, turning ON the heater full blast, and opening all the windows to increase drag (and cool the car), are options to use.
Last edited by garygid
on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
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