My LEAF has been at Crown Nissan,since Thursday AM. I have been driving a loaner Sentra, and will try to post details on how odd it feels to be using an ICEV for a daily driver, for the first time since I got my LEAF.
I, and (I believe) the local Service dept. expected a quick fix. But I now have the impression that Nissan is trying to find the cause of this problem, which was both unexpected, and expensive. I got this Email Friday:
Hi Ed, this is XXXXX at Nissan. We need to know if you have changed or removed S.D. card at any time for any reason. Need to find out and recontact Nissan and advise...
...The day after the Screen went blue, the Nissan phone line advisor directed me through a procedure, which included removing and immediately reinstalling one of the cards behind the NAV screen...
Saturday PM I dropped by the dealership in Redding. The Service dept. is closed till Monday, and the part(s?) are not expected to be in before Tuesday.
The LEAF sales manager humored me, letting me check out my LEAF parked in the back lot. It was siting in the 100+ F Redding sun, with 12 charge bars.
He further accommodated me, allowing me to take it out on some errands, and I returned it with 10 bars.
So, after trying to limit my LEAFs high SOC at high temperature, ever since I got it, my LEAF’s battery's “toughest“ week, may be the week it’s back in Nissan's hands...
BTW, it seems that, in Redding, which is probably one of the CA LEAF Dealer locations with the highest Summer temps (though about 5-10 F lower than Phoenix) the policy is still to charge all new LEAFs to 100% on arrival. I don’t know if this is the result of some miscommunication, or if Nissan still isn’t overly worried about increased battery degradation due to temp, at high SOC.