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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:57 am

SanDust wrote:Off the top of my head I'd say chirping and power lights flashing or even lights flashing if it's plugged in and turned on, unless someone is sitting in the front seat or the driver's door is open. (There has to be a sensor for the front seat, yes?).

Something like this.
The car actually dings at you (three times in rapid succession) if you walk away from it with the proximity key while it's on.
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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:29 pm

So, what happened was, the car was left on, and the EV battery drained completely, then the 12v battery had nothing left to sustain it, and also drained, but not far enough to make the car completely dead, just far enough that the car couldn't initiate EV battery charging via the J1772 charger?

But, the 12v still had enough juice for some of the computers/ etc?

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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:44 pm

I must be the only person who always has the radio on in the car...I always know the car is off because the radio goes off when I power it down. I've been petrified about leaving it on inadvertently , but I just can,'t really understand how it happens. Granted, my last car had pushbutton start too, so I am in the habit of pushing the button to turn the thing off.
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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:06 pm

nater wrote:So, what happened was, the car was left on, and the EV battery drained completely, then the 12v battery had nothing left to sustain it, and also drained, but not far enough to make the car completely dead, just far enough that the car couldn't initiate EV battery charging via the J1772 charger?

But, the 12v still had enough juice for some of the computers/ etc?

Nate

Yup, or so I suppose. Once again, I state the car should have an automatic power down when left on, even purposefully, for XX hrs. I say one hour with programmable override. What happened to me is very probably a user error but inexcusable the car does not have such protection built in. Nissan will need to maintain contracts with towing services coast to coast until a firmware upgrade corrects this problem. If it is already built in, I'll discover it soon.

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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:21 pm

mwalsh wrote:
SanDust wrote:Off the top of my head I'd say chirping and power lights flashing or even lights flashing if it's plugged in and turned on, unless someone is sitting in the front seat or the driver's door is open. (There has to be a sensor for the front seat, yes?).

Something like this.
The car actually dings at you (three times in rapid succession) if you walk away from it with the proximity key while it's on.
Today, was programming the HomeLink, and it seemed to beep 3X when I initially stepped away, and then I was in and out of proximity, and the second 2Xs?

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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:56 pm

JimSouCal wrote:the second 2Xs?
No clue, TBH....never tried.
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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:25 pm

davewill wrote:
704hov1095 wrote:...I maintain that strong visual (nav or main dash: "Power is OFF") and auditory (nav: "Power is OFF") signals should be programmed in. It would not be intrusive. Currently, the glow in the power switch and both the interior and headlights are on a delay, so if one wants to use their extinguishing as final signals that the car is off, you got to hang around for up to a minute--inconveniencing...
Huh?? Pretty much the entire dash display extinguishes as soon as you turn the car off. How much of a visual signal do you need?
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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:28 pm

mwalsh wrote:
jcesare wrote:When you hit the "Charge Now" button. the middle led will flash, signaling it is ready to be connected.
Surely it comes on and stays on? That is until you connect the EVSE.
It only stays on for 15 minutes. If you fail to connect the EVSE within 15 minutes, you have to push the 'Charge Now' button again on the left side of the dash.
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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:04 pm

LEAFfan wrote:It only stays on for 15 minutes. If you fail to connect the EVSE within 15 minutes, you have to push the 'Charge Now' button again on the left side of the dash.
Well, yeah. Of course. That's a given.
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Re: New Leaf lasts 2 days before crashing

Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:44 pm

Definitely a concern of ours. Our service guy left the car running after the AC software update. The 3 beeps are too subtle, IMO, especially when you're in a hurry. I'd like for it to beep louder and more often the longer the key is out of range. Perhaps an auto off option after a certain time?
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