kebin wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:14 am
I recently acquired a 2015 Leaf SV.
I can hear a rather loud clicking noise from the wheels when I brake in reverse or when accelerating after braking / stopping.
The dealer tells me this is normal on all leafs, and this is due to brake pads shifting.
Did someone else experience this issue?
I'm still driving my 2015 LEAF SV, and I don't recall ever hearing that noise. That's pretty hard to miss. Neither do I recall that noise from 3 years drivng a 2012 LEAF. Your dealer is full of shit about it being "normal". It could still be the brake pads, but it should be able to be rectified.
Search the forum; I'm pretty sure there are multiple instances of drive-train clicking problems that have service bulletins or other resolutions.
"That's Normal" is a standard dealership service response to anything they don't want to work on because
a) it's under warranty and the manufacturer will under-pay them for the work
b) it's just a pain in the ass and they can't be bothered
c) they've seen this before and couldn't figure it out
Over the years I've heard "it's normal" several times from dealerships, and in each case I did the troubleshooting and/or research and finally repaired or corrected the DEFECT myself. There's no love lost between me and dealership service techs.