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mwalsh
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 12:21 pm

TimLee wrote:You may be correct that CA warranty is the same as overall US.
But there was some mention in another thread possibly about the BMW that the CA warranty was longer and my recollection was that at some point in the past decade or two the CA emissions warranties were longer.
But I don't have the details.

It's to do with the pack being fundamental to the quantity of emissions produced by the vehicle, and therefore it needing to be as functional as the rest of the emissions equipment. 'Twas (and is) the same way with the Prius and other similar vehicles (Volt). However, that does not apply to the LEAF for somewhat obvious reasons.
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 4:21 pm

I had my three year check done this week at Oakland Nissan at the same time as the P327 upgrade. I wasn't charged for the battery check, although the service writer did try to talk me into replacing the brake fluid, which I did last year, and alignment, even though my tires are wearing evenly.

Next year, I'm going to see whether Art's Automotive in Berkeley or Luscious Garage in S.F. are equipped to do the battery check. I really hate going to dealers.
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 7:20 pm

Since you have to have a Consult 3+ and be able to "talk" directly to mother Nissan, it is not likely...
oakwcj wrote:Next year, I'm going to see whether Art's Automotive in Berkeley or Luscious Garage in S.F. are equipped to do the battery check. I really hate going to dealers.
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Fri May 09, 2014 12:39 am

kubel wrote:
mwalsh wrote:
Worth it to keep that warranty up though.
It's not really needed. Nissan can't legally void the warranty for not having it done unless they can prove that not having it done caused damage some how (which is impossible, since it's just a report- it does absolutely nothing to the battery). ...
Nissan could probably make a case that the yearly battery check could have tipped them off to an incipient problem that could have been averted or mitigated before it grew into a more expensive failure.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Fri May 09, 2014 2:15 am

I'm having my One year battery check done next week, at Lia Nissan of Saratoga. There is no way they can try to charge for it, right? They are doing a 4 tire changeover (snows to all-seasons) for $79.95 and I'm afraid they are going to hit me elsewhere to make up for it. I've already told them not to replace the cabin filter because I have one at home ready to install, although I'd be happy to have them install it for, say, $50....
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Wed May 14, 2014 4:09 pm

So let me get this straight.... The annual battery check is essentially the Leaf version of an oil change vis-a-vis the dealers?

1) Its about the same cost.
2) Its about the same frequency (or close to it).
3) It can only be done at a Nissan Certified Dealer.
4) Its "required" to maintain your warranty.
5) The first 2 years worth are free, and you have to have it done on your own dime afterwards.

Right.... Now I know how they sold getting certified to handle sales and service on the Leaf to the dealerships. ;)
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Wed May 14, 2014 4:13 pm

Perdita wrote:So let me get this straight.... The annual battery check is essentially the Leaf version of an oil change vis-a-vis the dealers?
Only for the first 100000 miles ;)
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Wed May 14, 2014 5:11 pm

Valdemar wrote:
Perdita wrote:So let me get this straight.... The annual battery check is essentially the Leaf version of an oil change vis-a-vis the dealers?
Only for the first 100000 miles ;)
Or 8 years, whichever comes :| ;) :o

For low miles per year drivers like me (7,000 per year), years will run out long before the miles.
Unlikely my 2011 LEAF will ever see 100,000 miles.
Range will become unacceptable around year 8 to 10 at 50,000 miles. Unlikely battery replacement will be cost effective so the vehicle will be recycled at that point.
Might still be useful in a small distances "neighborhood" community.
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Wed May 14, 2014 5:22 pm

Perdita wrote: 2) Its about the same frequency (or close to it).
This is not necessarily true. I'm currently putting 20000 miles/year on my car which would require 2-5 oil changes depending on a vehicle, mineral vs. synthetic oil, considering you take your car to a shop to change oil this will cost $150 or more annually, vs. $65 or less for the battery checks on the Leaf. Not to mention the time one doesn't have to spend on extra visits for oil changes.
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-0CB(66.14AHr)@87.5k/54mo (BBB), -1CB(53.92Ahr)@140k/29mo,
51.1AHr, SOH 80%, 150k miles

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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Wed May 14, 2014 8:48 pm

You don't have to have warranty period oil changes done by the dealer, you just have to save the receipts from whoever does them, unlike the battery check.

Speaking of which, I believe I got 5 stars all around. I haven't read it yet, because the dealership screwed up so very many other things that I've been busy trying to correct them. They didn't tell me they weren't certified to work on the Leaf, so neither recall repair was done, despite their assurance that the OCS *would* be done. They didn't put my snow tires back in the car, and they didn't replace the cabin filter, despite charging me for it. How do I know? The one I bought was sitting in the back, unopened. Even if they tell me they put a Nissan filter in, I'm now going to have to check, because you don't get a new cabin filter for $30 parts & labor...
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