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Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:54 am

This is a safety issue and Nissan really should be all over this to fix it. I can't believe a car like the LEAF wouldn't be intelligent enough to log this as an error when it happens.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:17 am

Somthing like this happened to my '11 just yesterday. My wife was leaving the parking lot at work and the radio and screen went blank. It was at low speed over a pavement transition so unknown if the motor stopped too. She hit the XM button and it all came back on. Unknown if the button press restarted it or it was coincidental.

I'll test drive it today in the neighborhood and see if it will happen again. It was a hot day about 100f, but it was in the shade all day.

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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:20 am

I HAVE had the center screen go blank or reboot a few times while I have owned the car but it did not otherwise affect the operation of the vehicle.
HarryHouck wrote:Somthing like this happened to my '11 just yesterday. My wife was leaving the parking lot at work and the radio and screen went blank.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:35 am

I was "lucky" that the power/motor cut off during daytime driving. Since the radio/screen stayed on and the hazard lights seemed to work, I would hope that my headlights would stay on if it happens at night where it would be a scarier situation.

I am assuming that the radio/touchscreen/headlights systems work off the 12 volt battery.

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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:54 am

Yes, pretty much everything except the traction motor system and the AC/heating system operate off the 12 volt system.
bobkind wrote:I am assuming that the radio/touchscreen/headlights systems work off the 12 volt battery.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:05 am

bobkind wrote:The entire dashboard instantly went off but the radio+touchscreen remained on.
I once got our 2011 LEAF into that mode. The difference is that I was not on the road at the time, but instead was parked safely in our garage. I don't know how to reproduce it, but I could probably figure it out if I tried.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:45 am

RegGuheert wrote:
bobkind wrote:The entire dashboard instantly went off but the radio+touchscreen remained on.
I once got our 2011 LEAF into that mode. The difference is that I was not on the road at the time, but instead was parked safely in our garage. I don't know how to reproduce it, but I could probably figure it out if I tried.
Perhaps there's a combination or a long press on a steering wheel control?

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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:59 am

This has never happened to me in the Leaf, but it has several times in an ICE car. I'm sure we've all been there - the car stalls or otherwise turns off. Usually though, a quick shift to neutral, turn the ignition and it starts up again. Would the same thing work with the Leaf while in motion? It might be easier/safer than trying to dart over a lane or two to the side of a road.

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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:34 pm

A few weeks ago, I had just pulled out of my driveway and realized that I hadn't reset my trip odometer and Energy Efficiency screens yet, so I did so while driving. Because I had my eyes on the road, I couldn't see what buttons I was pressing. I apparently pressed something that affected the brightness of the Dashboard, because it made everything go completely dark, and it really felt like the car had died on me. If my memory serves me correctly, I couldn't even see my speed, battery bars, anything. I pulled over, turned on my hazards, restarted the car, but it was still "dead". I tried to reproduce whatever it was that I pressed and I eventually got the lights back on.

I doubt that this is what happened to you, but just thought I'd throw it out there. Hope everything turns out alright with your Leaf!
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:19 am

DoxyLover wrote:I'd also suggest that you keep a digital camera in the car with you. The next time it happens, assuming you can get to a safe place to be stopped, take photographs showing the dash dark together with the lighted center display. That condition should never happen and being able to show it may give you some more leverage.
RegGuheert wrote:
bobkind wrote:The entire dashboard instantly went off but the radio+touchscreen remained on.
I once got our 2011 LEAF into that mode. The difference is that I was not on the road at the time, but instead was parked safely in our garage. I don't know how to reproduce it, but I could probably figure it out if I tried.
I'm astonished that you guys aren't aware of this mode. It's completely normal, and is called the ACC position. To get there when the car is powered down, just press the power button once with your foot off the brake.

ACC lets you use the audio system while consuming far less electricity than the ON or READY states. Several times I have gotten there accidentally by double-touching the power button when shutting down. (It doesn't seem to have any anti-jitter logic.)

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