Cinnabar
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Location: New Almaden, CA

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

Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:28 am

I had the third year battery check done yesterday at Premier Nissan of San Jose. They charged $45. I also had the P3227 update done. All other suggested maintenance (cabin filter, brake fluid) and car wash declined. It took 1 hr and 10 minutes.

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abasile
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Delivery Date: 20 Apr 2011
Location: Arrowbear Lake, CA

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

Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:47 am

Metro Nissan of Redlands, CA initially told me my three-year battery check would be free. When I got there, they told me they were sorry for the mistake, but they would have to charge. They did give me a discount in light of this, so I paid only $39. The included carwash was nice since I had just driven dirt roads the day before. They had the battery check done in less than an hour while I waited and used their wifi. All 5 stars as usual. I then stayed almost another hour adding more charge before heading to Home Depot for a bunch of 8' 2x4, 2x6, and 1x4 boards which fit diagonally with all of the seats folded down. Drove back up the mountain (4900' climb) at full speed like a "normal" car.
2011 LEAF at 71K miles, pre-owned 2012 Tesla S 85 at 98K miles
LEAF battery: 9/12 bars and < 49 Ah (-28% vs. new)
Tesla battery: 250+ miles of range (-5% vs. new)

lincomatic
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Delivery Date: 06 Apr 2011
Leaf Number: 3819

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

Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:44 am

Just dropped my car @ Nissan of Duarte for the 3rd year annual check. They wanted to charge $120 and when I balked, they said that it is NOT REQUIRED to maintain the battery warranty ... only recommended. I asked if they were sure of that, and they said yes. So I declined the check and am only getting the free tire rotation from a coupon I got in the mail. Should I believe them, or am I going to get my warranty voided?
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:55 am

You NEED the annual battery check to maintain your battery warranty.

It cost me $65 at Mossy Oceanside a few weeks ago. At least they QCd the car back up to ~90% for me!

TimLee
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Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

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

Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:31 pm

lincomatic wrote:They wanted to charge $120 and when I balked, they said that it is NOT REQUIRED to maintain the battery warranty ... only recommended. I asked if they were sure of that, and they said yes. ...
Completely wrong.
Nissan has already put B1033 No Capacity Warranty notation against someone who was more than three months late having annual test done.
Some legal people on here claim Nissan could not enforce that.
But it would be an expensive legal hazzle for you.

$120 is crazy. Go somewhere else :!: Most have paid in the $50 to $65 range. Mine was a little under $60.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

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ColumbiaRiverGorge
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Location: Hood River, OR

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

Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:54 pm

I paid $40 yesterday for my 3 year battery check at Gladstone Nissan. They also did the multi-point inspection and a 12V battery inspection included in that $40.
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lincomatic
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:19 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I just called Leaf Customer Service, and they verified that Nissan of Duarte indeed is giving out bad information, that the battery checks ARE IN FACT REQUIRED in order to maintain the battery warranty. Since every one else is paying less than half of what Nissan of Duarte charges, I'm going to take it elsewhere.

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

Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:27 pm

lincomatic wrote:Thanks for all the replies. I just called Leaf Customer Service, and they verified that Nissan of Duarte indeed is giving out bad information, that the battery checks ARE IN FACT REQUIRED in order to maintain the battery warranty. Since every one else is paying less than half of what Nissan of Duarte charges, I'm going to take it elsewhere.
i hope shopping around works as well for the new battery install.
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:36 am

Called Glendale Nissan this morning .. they charge $57
and Ross Nissan charges $46.
Alhambra Nissan charges $89.
Nissan of Duarte is crazy to charge $120.

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

Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:15 am

$50 at Mossy Poway for battery check #3. 25K miles, 3+ years old, 5 stars across the board, though we are down one bar. Never QC'd (unless they gave us some that day). Tech implied that we were lucky to be only down one bar, I attribute that to some sort of institutionalized attempt at reverse psychology, since obviously we'd rather be down zero bars, and with our climate/use profile I'd be pretty chapped if we were down two at this point.

We had the brake fluid flush and cabin filter done at time of check #2 (Mossy Kearny Mesa) so we declined those services this time. We had replaced our tires with new Ecopias at Discount a few months and very few miles ago. They asserted that there was some 'feathering' on the front tires and that we should get an alignment, but mainly just pointed out that 30K service was coming up soon.

Got P3227 as well. Regen seems fine so far, though ambient temp hasn't gotten much below 68F - in fact it seems like we've got MORE available regen bubbles at higher SOC (>80%) than before.

Service included shuttle (a Leaf!) for my wife to get back and forth to her nearby work, and I think they washed it.

Overall thumbs up - fair price, courteous staff, shuttle/wash amenities. Can't ask for more than that.
I was promised a jet pack!

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