johnlocke wrote:Lawsuit didn't get settled until 2015. Nissan was responding to failures on a case by case basis before that and you were at the mercy of nissan's "Good Will" policy. Some people got their battery replaced without any problem but others had to go to arbitration or the BBB for satisfaction. Go back and read the posts from then.
Nissan sent all 2011 and 2012 owners a revised warranty via US snail mail in the summer of 2013. That is what launched the 5 year / 60,000-mile warranty. As far as I know, no one was refused replacement if you met the terms of the warranty. The 'good will' policy didn't kick in until the warranty expired for the 2011 owners (and for the 2012 owners whose warranties are expiring this year).
In general, I'm not disagreeing with you but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that Nissan stepped up with warranty way before the lawsuit was settled and they honored the terms of that warranty way before the lawsuit was settled. And since the warranty has expired, they have extended good will to folks. Now, I think we all agree that we'd rather see a prorated out of warranty policy that applied to everyone equally but it's not like Nissan sat on their hands until that suit was settled and it's not like owners had to depend on good will if you lost 4 bars before 2016.
I'm not saying that Nissan did it out of the goodness of their heart. If it hadn't been for Tony Williams and the AZ owners, Nissan might not have done anything. But Nissan did respond - the Warranty, getting EVChels involved, the LAB - lots of another giant, foreign companies would not have done that before the lawsuit was settled.
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.