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Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:09 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Sep 2011
Location: Calgary AB

Re: Sudden Turtle Mode in Very Cold Weather

Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:35 pm

I’m not seeing turtle mode but I do see my SOC bars drop from 12 to only 2 when I start out with no battery temperature bars and drive up a hill at 100 kph. Temperature around -20C.
Also see the available power circles drop by half just before my range estimate tanks.
As soon as I lift the accelerator to exit highway everything returns to normal. LeafSpy is not showing anything out of the ordinary when I get home.
2011 SV
Dual Motor Model 3
2014 S85 Sold

Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Delivery Date: 08 Feb 2019
Leaf Number: 000349

Re: Sudden Turtle Mode in Very Cold Weather

Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:47 pm

Hi.. just to add to this old thread, I have also twice had turtle icon pop up when driving on the highway in very cold weather (-20 degrees celsius). At first I worried the car would lose power, but nothing really happened.... I still chirped along at 90km/hour, and my range remained where it was (about 50km at that point). Once I parked and restarted the car later the icon went away. So I am interpreting this as a glitch that happens at low temperatures but isn't actually related to performance. I hope not to be proven wrong!
2011 Leaf purchased used in 2019.

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