Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013, 6pm, drinks p
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:58 am
Well, I was there and I heard every word, and I still dismiss the meeting as useless for me. I think the main reason for having a meeting, specifically in Phoenix, should not have been just PR, but should have been to make a focus on special assurances with hot climate owners that Nissan has their back after making false claims about heat not being an issue with their battery in hot climate, and to make it right to the affected owners somehow. Nothing of the sort was achieved.TonyWilliams wrote:Well, you guys are quick to dismiss without having heard a word. Yes, it is PR. That's your modern world.
Sure, but user inputs to improve future model years can easily be done via many different medium and Nissan executives shouldn't have to travel to Phoenix to do this. The main reason for Nissan execs to travel to Phoenix should have been to address the heat issue in AZ specifically, and how to remedy it properly with AZ owners. That should have been the main goal of the town hall, and it totally fell short.TonyWilliams wrote:Many of the modifications to the 2013 were direct results of user input. The North American battery does have a slightly different chemistry than Japan (sorry, no hard tech data).
They don't get the credit from me for coming in to have a town hall in Phoenix just for show and not having a serious discussion about an effective remedy for the battery heat issue for Phoenix owners. If anything, they totally wasted my time because I didn't hear anything new from them that would help solve my battery issue with the heat.TonyWilliams wrote:I must give them credit for coming to a potentially hostile crowd and stating their case. They could just as easily hide behind Press Releases and let the lawyers handle the fallout.