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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:27 am

board350 wrote:Thought I'd share quick about my battery replacement.
Thanks for sharing your story. You got a great deal!
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K mi. on 041413; 20K mi. (55.7Ah) on 080714; 30K mi. (52.0Ah) on 123015; 40K mi. (49.8Ah) on 020817; 50K mi. (47.2Ah) on 120717; 60K mi. (43.66Ah) on 091918.
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:49 am

board350 wrote:Thought I'd share quick about my battery replacement. Capacity was dropping real fast after I bought my used 2011 SL. The dealer that had it got it from CA and it ended up in TX. Not a Nissan dealer just a private small lot dealer. He let the car sit for months with a nearly dead pack as best I can tell.

I got the car 19 Aug 2014 with 31,787 on the clock. Paid 13,899 for it. Capacity bars were at 10 if I remember. Started driving it 70 miles a day and charging at work. Bars dropped steadily down to 7 over the next few months. I read threads on here and took it in to get evaluated for capacity warranty.

My closest Nissan dealer didn't know a thing. Tried to tell me it had to be less than 7 bars to qualify. I took it to the next city and that dealer got right on it. Dropped off the car and by that afternoon they called and said a new battery was on the way. Picked up the car and it took about 6 weeks to get the new battery but when it came in and they changed it out. Zero dollars for me and have been driving with 12 bars to this day. :D
Can you give us the date of manufacture from the driver door jamb label and the other items below marked with ?


|Date of 5th bar loss? (and 4th and 3rd if you know them)?
|board350
|City?, Tx
|miles at 5th bar loss? and 4th and 3rd if you know them?
| months
|date of manufacture?
|2011
|2117? (is that the correct VIN?)
|
|
| http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 10#p435486

I know your sig says "2011 LEAF SL, battery replaced under capacity loss warranty 9 DEC 2014 at 36,446 Miles " but I'm hoping you know dates and mileage of the actual bar losses.
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:57 pm

I thought I would jump in on this thread since I have now been approved for a battery replacement under the capacity warranty. The story so far:
  • 2011 LEAF SL purchased March 2012.
  • Lost my 4th capacity bar on August 17 at roughly 50,400 miles.
  • After collecting some baseline data with Leaf Spy, brought the vehicle in to the dealer for battery check on August 28.
  • Without any prompting from me, dealer said my battery needed to be replaced, started making arrangements.
  • Yesterday (September 1) the dealer got authorization from Nissan and ordered the replacement battery. ETA 2-4 weeks.
  • Got a call today that the battery is already in. (!!!) Will probably take the car in on Friday or Monday.
My original plan was to wait until closer to 60,000 miles, but then I got a little paranoid that they might deny my claim because I was 5 months late on this year's battery check. So I'm relieved that everything was approved, but a little frustrated that I didn't get to squeeze more miles out of the old battery. I'm at 51,000 miles and change now.

Will report back when it's done. If anyone's interested in seeing data or other info, let me know.
Mike
2011 Ocean Blue SL + QC

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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:06 pm

baronvonshush wrote:If anyone's interested in seeing data or other info, let me know.
Would be interested in the Ahr reading at the time of loss, if you have it?
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 86,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
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LED shifter
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:07 pm

hobbyguy wrote:Correct. I lost the 4th bar at approx 62,000 and then quickly after that. At least now I know I am at about half battery so I might risk and try to take to work a few times.
Yes Nissan told me that they might be able to do "something " for me and then called me back and gave me ways to conserve the battery, like driving in the slow lane and not using the a/c !!
I should have been a *&^% and wore down the battery before the 60,000 mark, but was not thinking that way and had not read the forum
for some time at that point.
I have not kept any readouts, Nissan of Valencia never had anything they could give me on the car and I was not pushy about it. I have only taken the car in a couple of times and all for very un necessary general maintenance.
I had complete faith and trust in Nissan that they would back up us early adapters. But not so.
hobbyguy, if you see this, check out this post on Reddit and maybe contact that guy. In short, he lost his 4th capacity bar at 65,400 miles, so out of warranty. He emailed "the entire Nissan Executive team" and suddenly his battery was replaced at no charge. I hope you can get a similar resolution.
Mike
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:23 pm

mwalsh wrote:
baronvonshush wrote:If anyone's interested in seeing data or other info, let me know.
Would be interested in the Ahr reading at the time of loss, if you have it?
My first recording with Leaf Spy was a week after loss, 42.837 Ahr on Aug 24. It's gone down as low as 42.023 in the days since but has fluctuated some.
Mike
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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:57 pm

baronvonshush wrote: My first recording with Leaf Spy was a week after loss, 42.837 Ahr on Aug 24. It's gone down as low as 42.023 in the days since but has fluctuated some.
That is very rapid loss for a week, even though it was a hot one. Where in SoCal are you and how many miles/number of charge cycles are we talking about for that week?
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 86,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:39 am

baronvonshush wrote:I thought I would jump in on this thread since I have now been approved for a battery replacement under the capacity warranty. The story so far:
  • 2011 LEAF SL purchased March 2012.
  • Lost my 4th capacity bar on August 17 at roughly 50,400 miles.
  • After collecting some baseline data with Leaf Spy, brought the vehicle in to the dealer for battery check on August 28.
  • Without any prompting from me, dealer said my battery needed to be replaced, started making arrangements.
  • Yesterday (September 1) the dealer got authorization from Nissan and ordered the replacement battery. ETA 2-4 weeks.
  • Got a call today that the battery is already in. (!!!) Will probably take the car in on Friday or Monday.
My original plan was to wait until closer to 60,000 miles, but then I got a little paranoid that they might deny my claim because I was 5 months late on this year's battery check. So I'm relieved that everything was approved, but a little frustrated that I didn't get to squeeze more miles out of the old battery. I'm at 51,000 miles and change now.

Will report back when it's done. If anyone's interested in seeing data or other info, let me know.
most important is the date of manufacture from the driver door jamb label.

|Aug 17, 2015
|baronvonshush
||City?, CA
|50,400
| months
|date of manufacture?
|2011
|8286
|
|
| http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 20#p435562
Blue 2012 Leaf 195/65/15 tires, 15" Rims
Silver 2012 Leaf 16" stock wheels
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/wiki/index. ... acity_Loss
(efficiency 3.x KW vs 6.x KW)
please join Truedelta.com and input your repairs.

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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:30 pm

What does LeafSpy actually report? Does it estimate the full capacity as LeadDD does with "C" or does it just tell you what the capacity is at "100%" charge, which is never really 100%. For example, my LeadDD reports C=45.19 and around 42.5 Ahr at "full" charge. Which number am I looking at to figure out how close I am to losing bar number 9? I understand it happens around 42 Ahr or so, but which stat is it?

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Re: The Battery Replacement Thread

Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:15 pm

DrillbabyDrill wrote:What does LeafSpy actually report? Does it estimate the full capacity as LeadDD does with "C" or does it just tell you what the capacity is at "100%" charge, which is never really 100%. For example, my LeadDD reports C=45.19 and around 42.5 Ahr at "full" charge. Which number am I looking at to figure out how close I am to losing bar number 9? I understand it happens around 42 Ahr or so, but which stat is it?

The AHr number. You should be close, REAL close.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 86,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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