powersurge wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:45 am
He was lucky that in 10 years, nothing went wrong
I have a 2015.... My problems....
- ABS wheel sensor went and the car would suddenly jolt to a stop.... Not good.
- Driver door chrome handle keeps on popping off... I will soon glue it.. Right now i have a zip tie holding it in place.
- In less than 40K miles original tires wore so badly that the steel belts started coming though...
Otherwise, CAR RUN GOOD!!!
My new '13's CRAP OEM tires wore out before 20k but did make it past the 12 months where Nissan would have really done anything.
The front end would clunk when turning a particular way, required replacing several parts I was glad was done under warranty.
Both rear hatch shocks were replaced in less than than 1 year under warranty, oil dripping down them oh and also they had to adjust the hatch several times as it required me having to slam the hatch shut to get it to latch.
Like you my drivers door handle pops off, has since a bit past the 3-year warranty! I did glue it, which lasted probably another 3 years, it's now popping off again! All because Nissan cheaped out and used a 5c piece of double-sided tape to hold the handle on, unacceptable IMO.
Doesn't sound like a lot of issues but the last 2 new ICE vehicles I purchased(Toyota's and actually a Geo before that) had NO issues for the first 10 years, save tires that at least lasted 40k, not the total joke of 20k like they put on my Nissan.
Not saying the Leaf is junk or a lemon but again not a trouble-free experience which I'd come to expect from my prior experiences, IMO Nissan seems to be a company that will cheap out whenever they can and likes to play the numbers game, hoping to get past the 3y 36k warranty......
Oh I watched the link and another one where he and another guy discussed their top 10?? EVs and thought it was interesting. Auto mfgs. must like him, he seems to be a very positive guy, quick to point out the positive and doesn't seem to notice or care about too many negatives, nice to see many cars we don't have access to, none the less.