Kieran973
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"battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:19 pm

In a Leaf's Carfax report, when it says "battery replaced", is there any way to tell whether this is the traction battery or the 12 Volt? Would a traction battery replacement say something like "EV battery replaced"?
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Re: "battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:41 pm

Kieran973 wrote:In a Leaf's Carfax report, when it says "battery replaced", is there any way to tell whether this is the traction battery or the 12 Volt? Would a traction battery replacement say something like "EV battery replaced"?
I don't think we've ever seen a Carfax report that mentions a battery replacement that turned out to be anything other than the 12 volt battery. You have to check the VIN with Nissan to see a traction battery replacement.
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Re: "battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 am

Yes, I also think it is the 12 volt battery.... Just like they write "safety inspection" in the Carfax.

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Re: "battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:34 am

For sure, if there were an $8000 traction battery replaced, the Carfax would report it as such. The replacement would dramatically change the value of the car.
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Re: "battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:15 pm

gncndad wrote:For sure, if there were an $8000 traction battery replaced, the Carfax would report it as such. The replacement would dramatically change the value of the car.
CarFax apparently uses a form to record and display information. They seem never to have implemented a field for traction battery replacement.
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Re: "battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:35 pm

I had mine replaced under warranty and it definitely does NOT show up in the CarFax.

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Re: "battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:40 pm

RonSwanson wrote:I had mine replaced under warranty and it definitely does NOT show up in the CarFax.
Thanks for the confirmation.
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Re: "battery replaced' in Carfax report?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:38 pm

Thanks, all. I saw an add for a 2012 SL for only $5.5K and the Carfax said "battery replaced" in February 2019, so I got excited, apparently for no reason....
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