TonyWilliams wrote:Seems like normal corporate speak to head off hysteria (which could cost Nissan sales and money).
I am with Tony, it is a bunch of blah blah blah. Of and if it is only 0.3% of owners, why not make us whole?
So, what exactly, in your opinion, would "make us whole" entail?
If a driver has already put 25,000 miles on their LEAF, used QC frequently on hot afternoons, regularly charged to 100% as soon as getting home during the hottest part of the day, and has left the battery charged at 100% for long periods of time, during the hottest weather, and now has lost one or more bars, Does Nissan now owe them a new battery?
And should Nissan replace that battery, when they lose another bar, in 12 or 18 months?
The more responsibility you shift to the BEV manufacturer, for driver behavior, the greater the total cost of the battery per mile driven, for the entire And these costs will have to be paid by other BEV owners.
It certainly sounds to me that many of the bar loss LEAFs have, or probably will have in the future, legitimate complaints about their batteries not meeting their reasonable expectations, and I do expect Nissan, following the investigation, to offer to "make (you) whole".
But satisfying all LEAF drivers may not be an easy (or cheap) thing for Nissan to do, given some of the statements made on this and other threads.
Do you expect Nissan to essentially guarantee the same capacity life for batteries in Phoenix, and other extreme climates, as experienced by LEAFs driven in regions, where average annual temperatures are 20 to 30 degrees F lower?