My battery replacement process is complete. I dropped the Leaf off Monday 9/9/13 at 8 a.m. and picked her back up Tuesday 9/10/13 at 4 p.m. The physical replacement was completed before noon on Monday and my car was charged Monday afternoon. I was able to verify the car was charging on Monday afternoon with the Nissan Leaf App on my iPhone. On Tuesday morning, the car was driven 35 miles and the pack was again recharged. When I picked it up Tuesday afternoon, both my charge and capacity bars were at 12! In my seat-of-the-pants estimation, the car's range seems brand new -- the GOM showed 107 miles this morning. When I pulled into work, I still had 69 miles on the GOM -- basically the range I had been starting with last week. The GOM showed 28 miles when I got home tonight and last week I had regularly been hitting VLBW. Yes, I am considering a 100 mile run. I will let you know if I come to my senses.
Overall, once the capacity warranty was announced and I qualified, the battery replacement process was handled very professionally by both my dealer and by 877-NoGasEv. However, I will say that NoGasEv completely outclassed my dealer as far as understanding the process and having accurate information about what was happening.
A few notes from the invoice:
1) The only part number listed on the invoice is 295B03NA7A, however it doesn't show a description.
2) Parts and Labor as listed as 0.00
3) Page 2 of the invoice lists "Leaf Li-Ion Battery Exchange Credit: Submit as Expense Code 188 for $1,500.00"
4) The dealer's cashier had a significantly more detailed invoice for the dealership. I believe it listed labor charges and may have had parts charges as well. She wouldn't give it to me
One sour note -- there was no "hot battery voucher" in the paper work from the dealer and in my excitement of seeing 12 bars I forgot to ask about it. D'oh! I have opened a case with 877-NoGasEv.
Finally, for comparison, this morning's screen shots. My state of charge was 93.4%, where last week I was hitting 95.1% and my VIN appears different now-- a "L&" is being appended. Unsure if this indicates some type of firmware change or if it has occasionally showed on the Leaf Battery App and I just never noticed it.
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2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.