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jhm614
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:05 am

diovi wrote:On the other hand "my car" is the '12 Leaf and I've never had this issue once. The only problem I've ever had with the '12 is the battery health and they gave me a brand new battery last month under the warranty since it dropped below 9 bars.
diovi confirming his battery was replaced as a 4BL
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.

cliffzig
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:06 am

Hello all, just a quick question for those in the know. I bought a used 2011 Leaf SV last month, 26k miles and a 2 bar loser. Have had it for 30 days now and I love it! However, gotta wonder about this south Texas weather and my battery health for the future. Does anyone know, as a secondhand owner, do I still qualify for the 60k battery warranty?

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TomT
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:16 am

Yep! It's 5 years or 60K miles regardless.
cliffzig wrote:Hello all, just a quick question for those in the know. I bought a used 2011 Leaf SV last month, 26k miles and a 2 bar loser. Have had it for 30 days now and I love it! However, gotta wonder about this south Texas weather and my battery health for the future. Does anyone know, as a secondhand owner, do I still qualify for the 60k battery warranty?
Leaf SL 2011 to 2016, Volt Premier 2016 to 2019, and now:
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:45 am

RickS wrote:FYI I got my replacement pack on October 4th.
Looks like RickS has his replacement battery
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.

mksE55
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Location: Tyler TX

Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:48 am

cliffzig wrote:Hello all, just a quick question for those in the know. I bought a used 2011 Leaf SV last month, 26k miles and a 2 bar loser. Have had it for 30 days now and I love it! However, gotta wonder about this south Texas weather and my battery health for the future. Does anyone know, as a secondhand owner, do I still qualify for the 60k battery warranty?

may I ask what you paid for it , I am looking to sell mine and curious as to the price range that is fair.

Thanks
Bye Bye Exxon , Shell, Mobil
* 2011 SL
3 bar loss 23,000 mi
in less than 2 yrs
4/14 now 4 bar loss 32,000 just over 2 years

cliffzig
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:49 am

mksE55 wrote:
may I ask what you paid for it , I am looking to sell mine and curious as to the price range that is fair.

Thanks
$16.9K, Certified Pre-Owned from Gunn Nissan in San Antonio. Who knows what they gave for the trade-in. Also, no idea what a private party sale would fetch.

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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:58 am

Could anyone that has gone through the battery replacement provide any specifics I should do prior to taking my car to the dealer? I lost the 4th bar this week. I have the Nissan Spy Lite but don't really know what all the abbreviations mean. In other words, is there any data I should record on my current battery before taking it to the dealer? I see in other's threads discussion about GIDS and LBW and volts. Does the Spy Lite give that information? I only see "SOC, Hx, Amps and volts"

Thank you! Also, anyone receive a voucher for the hot battery yet?

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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:08 am

scubasandy wrote:Could anyone that has gone through the battery replacement provide any specifics I should do prior to taking my car to the dealer? I lost the 4th bar this week. I have the Nissan Spy Lite but don't really know what all the abbreviations mean. In other words, is there any data I should record on my current battery before taking it to the dealer? I see in other's threads discussion about GIDS and LBW and volts. Does the Spy Lite give that information? I only see "SOC, Hx, Amps and volts"
Thank you! Also, anyone receive a voucher for the hot battery yet?
Stoaty wrote up a wiki page on LEAF Spy and it will explain the screens.
http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/?tit ... pplication" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
What is your amp hour reading from screen 1. Ahr=??
How many miles on the car ?
2012 SL Delivered 12/08/2011
Sold 05/12/2015
2012 Tesla Model S 85

danmeljeff
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:21 am

I'm joining the battery replacement club. I lost my 4th capacity bar on 4/14/2014, having driven the LEAF as my primary vehicle for almost 3 years. I had learned of the 2013 warranty being applied to the 2011/12 models about two months ago (not exactly up on my LEAF news, I know). I wasn't sure what to expect, in terms of capacity loss, whether it was a linear decline, accelerated, decelerated...just figured I'd have a good chance to qualify for the replacement with 2 years and 12,000 miles to go at the time.

My work commute is about 70 miles roundtrip. From the beginning, I charged the LEAF to 100%. For the first 2.25 years, I was able to drive my 20 miles surface streets and 50 miles freeway commute with just charging at home (240v schnieder electric). Then, I needed to charge at work (on 120v) to make it to work and back. Currently, I charge about 7 hours at work to be at full bars...returning home with between 2 and 3 bars.

I didn't really track when I started to lose capacity bars, but think I lost the first bar after about 1.25 years and 20K miles. I lost the second bar within a few months of the first. The third bar, well, I don't really recall when I lost that, but it was within this past year.

I had a couple of outstanding recall notices on the LEAF, so I took it into the dealership this past weekend (Nissan of Simi Valley). I asked about the battery replacement program, which they've heard of, but have never done one there. After doing the recall fixes/updates and battery performance test, they agreed that I was eligible (probably) for a new battery. Nissan service now needs to call "Tech Line" (their term) to determine exactly what they need to do next. They have asked that I bring my LEAF into their service department when they are on the phone with Tech Line, so I have a scheduled date/time this Wednesday for that. I assume, if I'm cleared for a battery, I'll be scheduling an appointment for the battery swap to take place, and have been told that I'll likely get a loaner car while this is happening (depending on if Tech Line says it's okay for a loaner).

It's very early stages right now, but so far my experience with the service folks at Simi Valley Nissan has been favorable. I'll ask them about the "hot weather" battery pack voucher program, and report back here after my next visit with them.
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2011 Glacier Pearl SL - 57,950 miles 11/30/2014
4BL: 4/14/2014 (new battery installed late april 2014)

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TomT
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:13 pm

It's interesting that you are a 4BL... My car is slightly older than yours and about the same mileage, and is just about to become a 3BL... I'm anticipating becoming a 4BL sometime this fall or winter...
danmeljeff wrote:I'm joining the battery replacement club. I lost my 4th capacity bar on 4/14/2014, having driven the LEAF as my primary vehicle for almost 3 years.
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