Sub3, there's two different sets of bars on the right hand side of the dashboard that are referenced in the manual. The first set of bars are the "Available Charge" bars, they are the long bars that are reduced as you drive your car, and those are referenced in the manual on page 2-9 like you stated.sub3marathonman wrote:OK, I'm not saying there isn't a problem, and I'm not sure if anywhere in the previous 290 pages this has been addressed, but in the Owner's Manual it states, on page 2-9, "When the Li-ion battery becomes warmer, less segments on the Li-ion battery available charge gauge illuminate because the remaining energy is a lower percentage of the Li-ion's battery's capability of storing power.". So the way the manual sounds, people in the high heat areas aren't losing capacity, they are gaining potential capacity? And it also sounds like even with the higher potential capacity, the LEAF only will charge to fill a normal potential capacity battery.
One other question then is are lost capacity bars the best way to be studying the problem?
One other observation about point #18 is that OrientExpress did provide some data, that his car is apparently functioning without any problems. And I keep thinking that LEAFs without any apparent capacity problems need to be included in the data too.
However, the missing bars that everyone is talking about are the bars that are referenced on page 2-10 of the manual, the "Battery Capacity" bars which are the very short bars located just to the right of the "Available Charge" bars. So the statement you quoted in your post was in reference to the "Available Charge" bars, not the "Battery Capacity" bars. Two different things. You can see a picture of a car with three missing capacity bars in this picture: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/wiki/index. ... bars_s.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; He has an available charge of 100% (all 12 Available Charge bars are lit), but his overall Battery Capacity is down by 3 bars.