I just bought a 2011 Leaf that only has 20 mile range. I work only 5 miles away so I am hoping to get a few years out of this before fixing or replacing.
I test drive it just fine.
Using a tow dolly, I towed the car home putting the front wheels up on the dolly. It was in nuetral for the tow and eBrake off.
Now that it is home, when I first get in and start driving there is a growling sound from the front and the font wheels bind up and stop the car. I have not touched the brakes. I am using the accelerator and trying to move forward and the wheels will bind up then release then bind over and over randomly. This only happens for the first mile or two, then stops and I can drive freely. It is pretty scary, if I'm moving fast the front wheels will screech and the car throws everyone forward as it is suddenly stopping.
I have been searching the internet for similar issues but have not seen any. It seems like the RegGen feature is out of its mind and is trying to regenerate battery power at random times with full force. I pulled the front wheels off to see if something is rubbing or grinding and I don't see anything obvious.