Roadburner440
Posts: 279
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:42 pm
Location: Hampton, VA

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:42 pm

You guys really make me afraid to go get my 1 year battery check. Especially since a lot of problems seems to spring up around taking the car to the dealer for the battery check up. I really don't even see the point in taking it in for the battery check at this point. They said if you don't it voids the battery "warranty." However there really is no battery warranty. So I am really beginning to consider not taking my car in.

I would expect Nissan to sign people they settle with to a NDA. It is a ton cheaper to settle with owners on an individual basis without publicly admitting anything, and hoping that the vast majority do nothing about it. Than to admit publicly that they will replace your battery, give you a 2013 Leaf cheap, etc cause everyone will want in. Unfortunately it would seem to me that is the road they are taking anyway. Interestingly enough I got my survey yesterday about my Leaf asking about quality, the battery, and so on. Made sure to put in there about the liquid cooling system, and that I don't believe the way they are handling the Phoenix situation is very proper. Doubt it will do anything, but hopefully they realize we are taking notice. Even checked the box that I will not buy another Nissan based on my current experience and their actions so far.
Steve
2012 Cayenne Red Leaf SL #16790
2016 Chevrolet Volt LT Kinetic Blue
Turned in: 2012 Chevy Volt #2395

DesertDenizen
Posts: 399
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:23 am
Delivery Date: 11 Sep 2014
Leaf Number: 314507
Location: Tucson

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:51 pm

I will be making a probably gratuitous trip to the dealer tomorrow. After reporting my capacity bar loss at 6,771 miles the Leaf hotline folks told me to take it in to the dealer. When scheduling with the dealer I asked what will they do. (I recently had my one year service with all 5 stars on the battery check.) He said 'we will check the car out'. Now that sounds like a definitive plan...
Fully charged by photo voltaic system.
Nov 9 2014 got my 2015 lease, SL. My third Leaf. Tucson AZ. 5,500 miles, 5.2 long term m/kwh. Let us see if the 'lizard' battery does better than my 2011, which lost a capacity bar at 6,771 miles.

mksE55
Posts: 176
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:10 pm
Delivery Date: 22 Oct 2011
Leaf Number: 5086
Location: Tyler TX

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:55 pm

another member just stated he lost a bar as well, went in for his battery check. info here http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 14#p230314" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
member Mathewbeall hopefull he will call and get a case number if someone will list this in the Wiki
Bye Bye Exxon , Shell, Mobil
* 2011 SL
3 bar loss 23,000 mi
in less than 2 yrs
4/14 now 4 bar loss 32,000 just over 2 years

mathewbeall
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:29 am

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:06 pm

What info do you need? I did get a case number - 9511355. I can let you know whatever else you need.

Matt

mksE55
Posts: 176
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:10 pm
Delivery Date: 22 Oct 2011
Leaf Number: 5086
Location: Tyler TX

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:10 pm

mathewbeall wrote:What info do you need? I did get a case number - 9511355. I can let you know whatever else you need.

Matt
This info
You can add me to the one bar loss list, as of today.

Date: first noticed bar missing
Location:
VIN: last 5 is fine
Miles:
Purchased
Nissan Case number:
Manuf. date: on driver door. month/year

thanks.
Bye Bye Exxon , Shell, Mobil
* 2011 SL
3 bar loss 23,000 mi
in less than 2 yrs
4/14 now 4 bar loss 32,000 just over 2 years

mathewbeall
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:29 am

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:32 pm

You can add me to the one bar loss list, as of 9/17

Date: 9/17/2012
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
VIN: 04199
Miles: 17,500
Purchased: 6/2/2011
Nissan Case number: 9511355
Manuf. date: 5/2011

spooka
Posts: 104
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 004917

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:03 pm

Let's see how long it takes you to spot the deceit in this Leaf ad... (SPOILER - Related to the amount of SOC remaining.)

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MrIanB
Posts: 602
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:29 pm
Delivery Date: 21 Jan 2012
Leaf Number: 0870
Location: Cedar Park, Texas

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:06 pm

spooka wrote:Let's how long it takes you to spot the deceit in this Leaf ad... (SPOILER - Captain Obvious hint: Related to the amount of SOC remaining.)

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Love that range on the GOM. Lol

Ian B

palmermd
Posts: 2600
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:19 pm
Delivery Date: 31 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 1100011011
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:16 pm

Pretty sure they are not going to give anyone a free charger...what would a spare charger do for you anyway? Temp bars show its warm and must have gone down a pretty long hill to have a DTE of 130 something one 7 or so bars.
Michael

Leaf from 31 March 2011 - Traded 18 April 2018 for Tesla Model 3 Unicorn
Driving electric since 1996


Leaf Bar Loss

spooka
Posts: 104
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Jul 2011
Leaf Number: 004917

Re: Early Capacity Losses-Was(Lost a bar...down to 11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:23 pm

Roadburner440 wrote:You guys really make me afraid to go get my 1 year battery check. Especially since a lot of problems seems to spring up around taking the car to the dealer for the battery check up. I really don't even see the point in taking it in for the battery check at this point. They said if you don't it voids the battery "warranty." However there really is no battery warranty. So I am really beginning to consider not taking my car in.

I would expect Nissan to sign people they settle with to a NDA. It is a ton cheaper to settle with owners on an individual basis without publicly admitting anything, and hoping that the vast majority do nothing about it. Than to admit publicly that they will replace your battery, give you a 2013 Leaf cheap, etc cause everyone will want in. Unfortunately it would seem to me that is the road they are taking anyway. Interestingly enough I got my survey yesterday about my Leaf asking about quality, the battery, and so on. Made sure to put in there about the liquid cooling system, and that I don't believe the way they are handling the Phoenix situation is very proper. Doubt it will do anything, but hopefully they realize we are taking notice. Even checked the box that I will not buy another Nissan based on my current experience and their actions so far.
Thanks for your support! Hope it will mean something to the fine people over at Nissan.

Please go get your battery check. You never know what will come up. I just got mine last week and got 4 and 5stars on everything (with 10 capacity bars left after 13.5k miles). Nothing seems to be different with the car since the test. After the test, I asked the dealer what losing 2 bars meant as a percentage. He referred me to EV support. I called them and asked. They said they couldn't help with that. I wasn't happy with the lack of info I received about my battery pack but I was really happy with the neat paper they gave me with all the stars on it. I haven't seen that many starts on a test I've taken part in since the 2nd grade, which is exactly how Nissan is treating Leaf owners right now... :roll:

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