Okay, OrientExpress, declare yourself. What is your job title with Nissan North America? If you are not employed by Nissan, then please set the crack pipe down. Once you have set it down, continue reading...
People for a while were debating the true reach of this issue. Most seem to be on the same page now and agree that, in time, all or nearly all cars in the hot climates will see this dramatic capacity loss. For Mark Perry and those who may still be hitting the crack pipe, here is my own, personal data sample...
There are 10 people (including my wife) I knew before they purchased Leafs (or met immediately after they purchased their Leafs). I did not meet any of these people *because* they began complaining of capacity/range issues. I simply met them before or immediately after they purchased Leafs. And now, 9 to 15 months later, let's check in on those 10 cars (all here in Phoenix) and see whether they have lost any capacity...
1. 2 bars
2. 2 bars
3. 2 bars
4. 1 bar
5. 1 bar
6. 1 bar (then sold car)
7. 1 bar
8. on the cusp of losing 1 bar (based on GID measurements and comparable cars/measurements)
9. I don't talk to this person regularly. I will ask.
10. I don't talk to this person regularly. I will ask.
30% have already lost 2 bars (21%+)
40% have already lost 1 bar (15%+)
10% have just about lost 1 bar (~15%)
20% owned by coworkers that I haven't spoken to in a while... I'll check with them tomorrow.
Forgive me if I have a hard time believing anything written or spoken by OrientExpress or Mark Perry.......
azdre/opossum, Phoenix, 3/21/11 purchase, 10/2/12 lemon law return.
23k miles, 3 bars lost, officially rated "normal" by Nissan