Back to the OP:
="Leafer77" ...Everyday, when I drive that 30 mile commute to work or home, I get a Low Battery warning. It feels like I'm driving a gas vehicle that has one gallon in the tank. The best way to describe my situation, it feels like I'm constantly running on empty...
Have you actually tested your range all the way to ~turtle recently
You might be surprised by how many "miles" are still down there, and be able to continue commuting a while longer without so much range anxiety, until you can resolve your problem.
The actual (range-test-determined) capacity below LBW has increased over time in my LEAF, and was already up to ~28% of my ("100% to turtle) total available capacity as of last July ,when I only had ~28k miles on my LEAF.
That meant I actually drove 51.8 miles (relatively slowly, and benefitting from ~1,600 ft. net Descent) after I got the LBW
="Leafer77" I took my Nissan Leaf to the Mossy Nissan Escondido Dealership to be evaluated for a battery replacement. Meanwhile, I opened a case with Nissan NA, which they rejected due to my vehicle being outside the 60,000 mile Battery Capacity Warranty. Arbitration got me nowhere through the BBB with Nissan. Mossy Nissan Escondido quoted me $6000 for a replacement battery, for a car that I'm still making payments on.
Well, this is one of the reasons I stayed out of the class action.
If you do want to take the legal route, you might ask your attorney if your class action status also precludes you from suing for initial defect
, as apposed to capacity loss over time.
If I do ever need to take legal action against Nissan RE my OE battery, I would probably base my claim on the fact that my 2011 LEAF never had 24 kWh to begin with
(see AVTA tests of actual 2011 LEAF battery capacity) rather than due to excessive capacity loss over time.
I believe this is probably a legitimate claim for all 2011 LEAF owners, which Nissan has adroitly deflected by directing the discussion on MNL and elsewhere to "rapid degradation"
affecting only a relatively few Nissan owners living in hot climates, rather than a widespread initial defect (<24 kWh of initial capacity) in the 2011 batteries, which could have resulted in compensation from a class action lawsuit for all 2011 LEAF owners.