GerryAZ wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:09 pm
I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I cannot view the images you posted to imgur. I saw the Leaf Spy DTC list image once, but could not see the other image. Then I could not see the DTC image when I tried to go back and look at it in more detail. It is clear from my brief look at the DTC's that there is a major issue with CAN Bus communication which is preventing the various modules from communicating. It is a guess as to where to begin troubleshooting without knowing history of the car. Is there any sign of water (flood) damage? If not, I would try disconnecting the intelligent brake controller (master cylinder) connector since it is a 2015 and there were a few issues with those modules. After disconnecting a module, try clearing DTC's then disconnect/reconnect the 12V battery, clear DTC's again, and see if car will boot. You could step through disconnecting one module at a time and try this process each time if you want to go through that much effort. Since you say the body is mint, I am suspicious that the car failed and basic troubleshooting was either unsuccessful or pointed to repairs in excess of the value of the car.
Thanks for pointing out a good starting point based on the LSP error list. There is no sign of flood damage. According to the IAA windshield auction sticker which I removed and saved before we cleaned up the car Erie Ins - Silver Spring MD was the adjusting agent. Date of Loss was 09/03/2020 and Loss Type was listed as Other which makes sense because there is no visible damage period. Date of Loss just means when the claim was filed most likely so the car could have been disabled for a long before. Brown's Fairfax Nissan Fairfax VA was the seller when new.
My early objective is to learn the SOH of the traction battery and was going to try to DC charge it at Walmart the other day but due to Christmas shopping there was not room to pull along side of the charger. I am not sure it will even DC charge with all of the errors. The 120v cable would not start charging and the fault light comes on.
I would have pulled the cable at the master cylinder this morning after I dropped the wife off at work but the 17F temperature discouraged me plus the son had a Christmas breakfast with in-laws. I got our 2016 SL in Oct 2019 to take the wife to work (30 miles each round trip) after breaking her hip due to getting bumped in the horse lot. Mornings like today I am really missing the Leaf heat pump system.
Another reason I got the 2016 SL was to teach the kids about EV ownership. I turn 70 in two months and the kids are 23. Teaching trouble shooting to son is important to me. We got the new 40 kWh battery in Feb 2020 and the son and I pulled an all nighter driving to DC and back none stop. Well we did get 2 hours of sleep waiting for IAA yard to open Monday morning. When I was driving on the way back he was googling about what could be wrong. He had already been reading the 2015 Nissan shop manual.
If it is the dangerous 2013-2015 brake issue that can cost $1000's to properly fix we still have a quality parts car to fix up our totaled 2016 SL because we need seat belt retractors and front air bags as well as windshield and everything forward of the motor. A 2006 Toyota van shoot a red light shearing 18" off the nose of our Leaf after our car impacted its right rear door. The van was rolled on to its top and slid for at least 100 feet in a 35 MPH zone. The daughter and wife were just taking off after the light turned green when the impact occurred.
Hopefully we will be able to figure out how to get this car in neural and check out the battery soon. I have always wanted to tear down a Leaf battery.