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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:35 am

SageBrush wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:04 am
Between the inverter and the battery, that is most of the drivetrain. I guess you will find out if the motor is fried once the other parts are replaced. I have to admit, I would be clamoring for a new car.
Anything to drive up Nissan's costs.

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Tesla is the only option, of course. /s
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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 pm

The above post is nothing but an unwarranted attack on a reasonable post. Please edit it or delete it.
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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:19 am

EVDRIVER wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:10 am
Oilpan4 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:47 am
All that and the car didn't catch on fire?
I am very impressed.
Why would it there are fuses.
Has tesla not discovered the miracle of fuses?
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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:19 am
EVDRIVER wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:10 am
Oilpan4 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:47 am
All that and the car didn't catch on fire?
I am very impressed.
Why would it there are fuses.
Has tesla not discovered the miracle of fuses?
Every fuse in a Tesla is solid state.

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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:51 pm

Wow. To their credit the battery came in and was installed by Friday. Car was washed a vacuumed so we went for a ride on Saturday. I lifted the hood to show some mechanic friends what it looks like and noted a coolant smell. Not good. Looks like the cap is not holding pressure and is venting through the hose. The coolant level was at the minimum mark. Today I plugged in the cable and all 3 lights lit up. Which is bad as only 1 is supposed to. I double checked the power at the wall and it was good. Plus there is a popping noise in the upper left front suspension area they didn’t get to look at while they had it. So it’s back to the dealership in the morning for Zoe. O

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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:04 pm

If the battery was still almost completely charged you would have gotten three charge lights, probably with one of them flashing. Had you used a lot of charge on the drive?
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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:09 pm

No, it’s not the lights on the car. It’s the lights on the charger before it’s even plugged into the car. They got a new cable in today and should have the coolant cap in tomorrow. Definitely gonna keep an eye on t he coolant system for a while.

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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:13 pm

They didn't verify L1/L2 charging works? Geez.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Catastrophic Failure

Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:53 pm

I don't think they have the means to. I spent some time with the tech who is working on my car. This is the first Leaf he's worked on since he went to Leaf training in 2010 and 2013. The $15,000 electric vehicle tool cart had never been opened. They had to get a new pair of lineman gloves because theirs had expired. After spending some time with the tech I'm confident in his technical skill and product knowledge. I've been a mechanic for 35 years so I'm in a good position to make that judgement.
Well gotta go pick up the car. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

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