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Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:45 pm

8+ years on mine with 9 bars left. About 32,000 mi. on the odometer. I put new tires on recently and just had the 12 volt battery replaced since the car wouldn't start. Other than that the only maintenance I've had done was one brake fluid flush and installation of the new telematics unit (which doesn't work - long story in another thread). I could probably get 45 miles or so at freeway speeds with climate control on, but for anything over 35 or so I take my wife's ICE.
2011 SL down to 9 capacity bars

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Delivery Date: 06 May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Sun May 17, 2020 6:17 pm

9 years now, with 186k miles. 2 capacity bars down. It has hardly been driven since mid-March, due to a small piece of RNA. Struts are still fine.
91040 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:46 pm
8 years at the beginning of this month and still at it. Lost the first capacity bar with the new battery in July. Now at 173k miles. No new maintenance.
91040 wrote:Hit seven years of ownership a month ago with 156k miles on the car. Full charge with the second traction battery is ~240 Gids. It hasn’t lost a capacity bar yet.

Significant repairs were replacing the traction battery, climate control fan and the failed diode in the onboard charger. Otherwise, it has been just the usual wear and tear items. Didn’t bother to update the telecommunication module. The struts will probably need to be replaced soon.

Adding the Brusa charger was and is crucial in having this car meet my driving needs.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16mo
2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah
4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.6Ah
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.4Ah, end 36.1Ah
New Battery 9/28/15 104k mi 66.1Ah
1st- 160.5k mi 34mo 54Ah
2nd- 184.4k mi 53mo 49Ah

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Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:01 pm
Delivery Date: 24 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 1186
Location: Austin, Tx

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:55 am

9-yrs in
112,777 mi
60 to 65 miles, current range
11 Bars

Heater is busted.
12v adapter too.
3rd set of tires
2nd 12v battery
More in .sig

Awesome car otherwise. Still drives like day 1.
2011 Blue Ocean SL
112,777 miles, Sept 2020
Traction battery replaced, Sept 23rd, 2015
Powered by a 6.44 kW AC PV system

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Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:05 pm

2 awesome reports. Has any leaf hit 200k miles?
2019 S Plus (98.06% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.77% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

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Re: Seven year report, 2011 LEAF.

Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:21 pm

I’ll pile on here since everybody seems to be updating here. I’m at 9yrs, 2mo. I just charged to 100% for the first time in months. I’m still on the original traction and lead acid batteries.
56,819 mi, 8-bars, 40.41 AHr, 61% SOH, 40.18 Hx, 4.072 V avg, 96.0% SOC on LeafSpy.

I drove 50mi today to LBW, some low speed highway but mostly in town at 35-40 mph. I’m now on the 3rd set of tires (for winter) and windshield wipers but very little other maintenance except wiper fluid and one alignment. Nothing with brakes or fluids. Since this is entirely in-town, I’m not worried about getting stranded since I’m rarely more than a 5mi walking distance from home.

I trickle charge the original PbA battery weekly and hope to get another few years out of it. This has been amazing, I’ve never gotten more than 7 yrs on a battery.

Still an amazing LEAF (Leading Environmentally Friendly Family car) and doing exactly what it was designed for. No, it’s not a long-range cruiser but it’s still solid. Yes, I wish it was a 350mi EV with free supercharging, but it’s still great.

Sorry, I haven’t posted in years, and lost my original “reddy” login I’d, but life happens. I don’t really have much to contribute anymore and I probably won’t check or post again until 2026, if I still have the car.

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