702jesse
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Delivery Date: 07 Aug 2013
Location: 89015

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:01 pm

Just as a follow up, it took 2 days short of a month to get the heater replaced in my leaf. Heater works great now and starts blowing hot air a lot faster than my ICE car ever did.

Renee
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Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:23 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Oct 2013
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:15 pm

Glad to hear of your success. I'm wondering for us whether our heat is fixed well enough. It seems to take about 10 minutes to really get Comfortably hot. Is that how yours is? Thanks.

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planet4ever
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Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:53 pm
Delivery Date: 02 May 2011
Leaf Number: 1537
Location: Morgan Hill, CA, south of San Jose

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:44 pm

Back on page 2 of this thread 702jesse told us he had an S model. (I wish I didn't have to search to find things like that. Please, folks, tell us your year and model in your signature.) Since Renee is complaining about a slow warmup I'm guessing she does, too. We do expect the S model to warm slowly, because it first heats a 'kettle' of water on 'an electric stove', and only after that is hot does it start blowing air through the heating coils. I guess it could be faster than an ICE car, since that has to wait for the engine block to get hot before it can heat the 'kettle' of water. Folks with a 2013 SV or SL can get almost immediate heat from the heat pump.

Ray
End of April 2013: Traded my 2011 SL for a 2013 S with charge pkg.

johnrhansen
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Delivery Date: 15 Jun 2013
Leaf Number: 409445
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:10 am

I've noticed on these cold morning warmups, things heat a lot faster if I take the car out of eco mode. I figure, heat is heat. I need to warm the car up. I'm not saving anything by letting it trickle in vs letting it gush in all at once and then shutting it down. It's going to take a couple percent of charge no matter what I do.
2013 S model with quick charge package.
AV 30 amp level 2 EVSE, Bosch PowerMax 30 Amp EVSE, EVSE upgraded EVSE.

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braineo
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Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:33 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Dec 2012
Leaf Number: 008501
Location: Duluth, GA

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:51 am

ECO mode lowers the electric drain to the heater. Thus slows down the rate water heats and thus available through the vents.

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dgpcolorado
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Delivery Date: 15 Dec 2011
Location: The Western Slope, Colorado

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:09 am

On the topic of Eco versus D with heater use on the S model or 2011/2012 LEAFs, be aware that using the defroster setting overrides the Eco limitation on power. If defrosting is needed, it isn't necessary to switch to D to get the fastest heating.

One strategy that I would guess many here use is to get the heater warmed up in D and then switch back to Eco to maintain the temperature at a lower power setting. If preheating, the heater bottle will stay warm for awhile and using the heater in Eco might be plenty to maintain cabin temperature. Depends on OAT and one's comfort zone.
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emanresu
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Delivery Date: 10 May 2013

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:50 am

I have a 2012 SL which I bought used early in the summer. Two months ago I realized my heater was dead. It took just two days for my local dealer to fix it. They replaced the heater box and the interface thingy. One of the parts has a new number, so we assume that has been upgraded. Here in cold weather Tennessee, it takes about 2 minutes for the warm air to start flowing.

johnrhansen
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Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:23 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Jun 2013
Leaf Number: 409445
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:22 pm

I just drove 60 miles each way in the rain with an oat of about 48 degrees. I put it on the mode with defrost and floor, heat off and fan max. No fogging whatsoever. 65 mph with an economy of 4.0 miles per kwh. Who needs the heater? Now if it was 10 degrees colder and the low outside air temp warning comes on, what it means to me is "you'd better go home and get your ice vehicle"
2013 S model with quick charge package.
AV 30 amp level 2 EVSE, Bosch PowerMax 30 Amp EVSE, EVSE upgraded EVSE.

bonz1999
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Delivery Date: 17 May 2013
Leaf Number: 7346

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:59 pm

I have a 2013 SL and when I left for work this morning it was -5 degrees OAT. The heater only blows cold air and I have to turn on the defroster intermittently to clear the windshield. Otherwise it's just too cold to run the heat constantly. I obviously have a heater issue. At those temps ice forms on the inside of the windshield.
2013 Metallic Slate SL

MJGreen
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Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:51 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Oct 2013
Leaf Number: 416610
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Leaf S Heater DOA

Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:52 pm

[quote]Got my Leaf S w/QC in Oct. Heater worked fine for 2mos. It is now Dec and the heater just went out.
It's cold outside in Southern California (40 degrees F), but I really feel bad for those that live in really cold climates, pretty much everywhere else.

Took it to the dealer yesterday, they confirmed that heater was blowing cold air.
Strange that the GOM still goes down 5-8 miles when when blowing cold air.
Said part was backordered.

At least there's seat and steering wheel heaters!

Waiting patiently for now.

jay
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Took it into the dealer. Took 3 days to get the part. And another 2 days to make the repairs.

In the meantime, we got a Corolla as a loaner car. Man that car feel sucked compared to the Leaf.

So happy the heater is back in action. Thanks Nissan!

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