SageBrush
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: NM

Re: First Capacity Bar Loss And What To Expect

Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:42 pm

kindred wrote:I own a 2017 Leaf S, I saw my first bar drop within the first year of ownership at 18,875 miles. It was very depressing when I saw that, at that rate within 3 more years I wouldn't be able to take this car to work and back round trip on a full charge. My round trip to work and back is 75 miles.

Should i be concerned about the rapid battery capacity loss?

https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201803.0122/v1
Of course you should be concerned. Perhaps you are asking what you can do to slow degradation ?

1. Avoid leaving the car at 100% SOC. In general ,try to drive soon after charging
2. Avoid parking on hot black asphalt
3. Avoid parking in hot garages

When the car loses its 4rth capacity bar, take it to Nissan for warranty replacement.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

be236
Posts: 79
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Jul 2018
Leaf Number: 309258
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: First Capacity Bar Loss And What To Expect

Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:49 pm

kindred wrote:I own a 2017 Leaf S, I saw my first bar drop within the first year of ownership at 18,875 miles. It was very depressing when I saw that, at that rate within 3 more years I wouldn't be able to take this car to work and back round trip on a full charge. My round trip to work and back is 75 miles.

Should i be concerned about the rapid battery capacity loss?

https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201803.0122/v1
Are you aware of Nissan knows about the 30kwh battery degradation problem and recently, there is a battery software update to fix this issue?
Nissan LEAF 2017 S.

Bricat
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:07 am
Delivery Date: 20 Sep 2015

Re: First Capacity Bar Loss And What To Expect

Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:11 am

Mine is at 13000 miles only and just seen my first bar loss and it’s cost me 20miles in range! A 2015 Nissan Leaf with low mileage and now I’m looking at a huge loss in range now 100% gives me 89miles in eco

If I go on a motorway that range drops to 45miles

I’m hoping the next range drop won’t be as bad, but if it is the car will become unusable and I’m still only half way paid for it!

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