aqn wrote: GotMyleaf wrote:
The suffering is over!! The car was back in my hands with a new battery on January 11th! Took the service department about three days to complete the work and Nissan corporate is VERY helpful after that fourth bar disappears. I'll be keeping this car after the lease is up and I'm hoping that the plan to provide certificates to get the new 'hot battery' to folks that fell under the warranty goes as planned.
It's good to see that the work restores 12 capacity bars (though I don't know what "12 capacity bars" means exactly, at that point...) even though the warranty says "any repairs needed to return battery capacity to a level of nine remaining bars on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge
Any time they swap batteries the car will say 12 bars, it takes weeks to get the first bar to disappear should they put a refurb battery in.
Odds are though, that they put a fresh "truly 12 bar" battery in. Several reasons why Nissan wouldn't want to bother with putting a worse battery in.
totally unrelated snippet to follow:
I was online in a game last night and someone in my group has a Leaf. He tried to say they have a 150,000 mile warranty on the battery including capacity not just outright failure and I had to post this quote in chat to him:
"Nissan standard battery warranty for LEAF – which includes industry-leading 5 years/60,000 mile coverage against battery capacity loss (below approximately 70%) and 8 years/100,000 miles against defects."
I think he is in / near San Fran, CA so he is thinking extended CARB rules on the defect warranty but he has no clue about the capacity issue. I asked if he went to this web site ever and he made it clear he hadn't read any of this thread or any of the other major battery replacement threads.
Just so many people out there that don't have any clue about capacity bars or what the warranty on them mean.