What else do they want? Do they expect to receive a mark-up on the part which Nissan is providing? To me that would only make sense if the dealership stocked the part.mark1313 wrote:Just a update for a few questions I found here .. Cost of battery is now $10k .. The dealership is disappointed because Nissan is only paying the dealer for the labor ...
This is huge. Everyone has been yelling at Nissan to give a price. Did they? Have they published a price for the battery? Is this official? This should calm many nerves who supposedly just wanted a number. 10k is certainly a number.mark1313 wrote:Just a update for a few questions I found here .. Cost of battery is now $10k .. The dealership is disappointed because Nissan is only paying the dealer for the labor ...
By that time, I imagine they will have more used batteries laying around and that free replacement could be a refurbished 9 or 10-bar one.mark1313 wrote:if the new battery also fails after 26000 miles I will still be eligible for another free replacement ..
One of the improvements in the newer packs: the LEAF tech I spoke with last week mentioned that the it is easier to reassemble the 2013 packs than the 2011/2012 packs. The 2013 cans and connections were designed to fit together more easily.OrientExpress wrote:The Gen 2 (black) packs have only been installed in the 2013 cars world-wide. As with any automotive component there are continuous revisions that are rolled into production all the time. These revisions can be for anything from a different component supplier, to cost, weight, or reliability improvements.
2011 & 2012 cars are essentially the same major assembly, but you can be sure that the last 2012 Gen 1 pack had many many production revisions in it compared to the early 2011 Gen 1 pack.
If Nissan is going to just put in a 9 bar battery there is still incentive to replace just before warranty expires.TomT wrote:Yeah, at 6.25% per bar, a battery that took you from 8 to 9 would be essentially worthless.
smkettner wrote:That is the risk. The sooner it is replaced the more likely to get a new battery. The more leases turned in the more 9 or 10 bar batteries will be available for swap.