Ouch, I was hoping for a better response.
mwalsh wrote:We at Nissan stand by our product, and we also stand by our customers.
If they truly believe this they would have a better battery warranty. I LOVE my Leaf, but I can't recommend them anymore because of this issue.
Ditto on the first point. Hmmm, it'll be interesting to see what accommodation Nissan makes (if any) to the AZ, TX and other hot climate Leaf owners, regardless of how many capacity bars they've lost. It'll be interesting to see if Nissan makes them sign some sort of NDA as to the specifics of any accommodation/settlement.
I wouldn't be surprised if we see more clueless hot climate area owners (who aren't here on MNL and aren't monitoring the situation) who've lost capacity bars, haven't reported it anywhere but as they lose more (say next year and beyond) finally realize they have a problem when they do notice significant range loss.
As for the your latter point, I'm surprised you'd say that considering you live in an ideal climate for li-ion battery life.
Perhaps this will end up causing most people (who know better) to lease Leafs instead of buying them. This might be what Nissan wanted all along. After all, they originally wanted to have the battery packs be lease only, at least from all their public statements they made for a long time.