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

Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:52 am

As a long-time computer technician, I can tell you that intermittent problems, where you don't get any relevant information from the diagnostic tools you have to hand, are virtually impossible to solve without the problem occurring while you have the malfunctioning equipment in your possession.

Probably not what you want to hear right now, and for sure you have my sympathies, but it is the truth.
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kukoo1138
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:22 am

oh I fully understand, I work in the IT industry and very much privy to trouble-shooting scenarios. I did actaully bring the LEAF in as the issue was occurring. at this point, I'm just hoping that nothing else happens.

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

Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:55 am

For less than about $100 one can get a DVR for the car, which is normally used to
monitor and record traffic conditions, usually in front of the car.

However, one could mount and position it to record the driver's actions and dashboard,
setting it to record in a "loop" to always have the last 5 or 10 minutes of driving.

Then, for these "strange" problems, one would have some evidence to examine.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:00 am

When we get the "Black box" CAN recorder for the LEAF working, it would have
detailed logs from at least the EV and CAR CAN buses.

However, I doubt that anybody is prepared to examine these Logs in sufficient detail.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:09 am

I thought all new cars came with a "black box" recorder?

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

Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:00 am

kukoo1138 wrote:... the dealer washed their hands of this case and Nissan consumer affairs has noted all this in a case file and instructed me to bring it back to another dealer if this occurs again.

I really have nothing else to say...
Nissan told you to take to a different dealer next time? I'm not sure what that says about the first dealer, but it can't be anything good.
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Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:08 pm

yep, he didn't say it outright, but eluded to it in such a way that confidence wasn't there regarding that dealership.

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

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:15 pm

Mine died on the road when I was testing my prototype SOC, In my case I blame my prototype!

The ONE VERY BAD THING I FOUND IS IF YOU CAN NOT TURN ON THE CAR YOU CAN NOT RELEASE THE PARKING BRAKE!

After 5 minutes or so it healed itself and I continued to work. It has ran flawlessly sense then with my finished SOC connected.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:18 pm

GlennD wrote:The ONE VERY BAD THING I FOUND IS IF YOU CAN NOT TURN ON THE CAR YOU CAN NOT RELEASE THE PARKING BRAKE!
YOU DO KNOW ABOUT THE MECHANICAL PARKING BRAKE RELEASE MECHANISM, RIGHT?

Whoa, how did I come to have my caps-lock on? :D

Look in the Owner's Manual, "In case of emergency" (Ch 6 in mine), "Parking brake mechanical release" (page 6-16 in mine).
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:58 pm

Hello!

Ihave searched the web and finally found somebody with the same problem as my Leaf has. My car stoppes when I am driving, ti doesnt mather if I drive fast or slow, in hot, or rain. It just happen. Now It has gone three days since the last time, but to night it happened two times ina row. And because it is an US-11 imported car ( i am in Norway), my NISSAN SERVICE-station dont know how they can solve it.

Here I have taken a picture of what happens when it stoppes. The radio, the light etc is still working:

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Best Regard Sissel from Norway

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