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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:43 pm

JP White,

I would probably still be driving the 2011 and would have mileage similar to yours if it had not met an early end. It had several features I liked that the 2015 did not have and it had more insulation (for both sound and heat) than the 2015. The 2015 had a few features I never really learned to like (foot pedal parking brake and black leather interior, among others), but I might have decided to replace the battery and keep it if Nissan had not introduced the Plus model with twice the horsepower, much larger battery, and better battery warranty. The 2019 has light gray leather interior, electric parking brake, and better insulation so it has most of the 2011 features I missed. I still miss the power-adjustable headlights, but that is a minor issue.

I hope you get many more years of use from your 2011.
Gerry
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:39 am

GerryAZ wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:43 pm
JP White,

I would probably still be driving the 2011 and would have mileage similar to yours if it had not met an early end. It had several features I liked that the 2015 did not have and it had more insulation (for both sound and heat) than the 2015. The 2015 had a few features I never really learned to like (foot pedal parking brake and black leather interior, among others), but I might have decided to replace the battery and keep it if Nissan had not introduced the Plus model with twice the horsepower, much larger battery, and better battery warranty. The 2019 has light gray leather interior, electric parking brake, and better insulation so it has most of the 2011 features I missed. I still miss the power-adjustable headlights, but that is a minor issue.

I hope you get many more years of use from your 2011.
Thanks Gerry,

The 2011 LEAF is in its retirement years. My wife drives the LEAF now and it does about 4,000 miles/year, she works just one mile from home so it rarely sees highway speeds anymore. I hope as well it will serve us for many more years.

JP
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:41 am

JPWhite wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Sorry your 2011 met an early demise. My 2011 is still going strong with over 132,000 miles on the odometer. I did have to replace the battery at 99,000 miles out of pocket, the Nissan dealer did assist with the cost after customer relations told me no financial help was available.
Out of curiosity, was the "assist" significant. I plan on keeping my 2012 as a "suburban" vehicle for as long as possible, which could involve another battery change out. Looks like Fenix Power is very iffy, and Mux will struggle to get his great work to the US. A disappointment is that my 2012 does not support CHAdeMO bi-directional - but who knows if that might change with various battery replacement options.
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:18 am

Marktm wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:41 am
JPWhite wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Sorry your 2011 met an early demise. My 2011 is still going strong with over 132,000 miles on the odometer. I did have to replace the battery at 99,000 miles out of pocket, the Nissan dealer did assist with the cost after customer relations told me no financial help was available.
Out of curiosity, was the "assist" significant. I plan on keeping my 2012 as a "suburban" vehicle for as long as possible, which could involve another battery change out. Looks like Fenix Power is very iffy, and Mux will struggle to get his great work to the US. A disappointment is that my 2012 does not support CHAdeMO bi-directional - but who knows if that might change with various battery replacement options.
How did you come to the conclusion that Fenix is iffy?
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:59 am

Marktm wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:41 am

Out of curiosity, was the "assist" significant. I plan on keeping my 2012 as a "suburban" vehicle for as long as possible, which could involve another battery change out. Looks like Fenix Power is very iffy, and Mux will struggle to get his great work to the US. A disappointment is that my 2012 does not support CHAdeMO bi-directional - but who knows if that might change with various battery replacement options.
I was happy with the help, it cut the cost in half. The service manager who brokered that deal has since left the dealer to start his own maintenance shop. He was a mechanic when I first bought the car and he was their sole LEAF mechanic at that time and we knew each other well. He saw the car go from brand new to worn out and fortunately had the influence to help me. I had a 2007 Altima at the same time and had that serviced at he same dealer. I think our deep service history for a decade with the dealer was a big part of them being willing to help.
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:34 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:18 am


How did you come to the conclusion that Fenix is iffy?
Mainly because I've tried to PM John Bysinger several times over the last few months with no replies (there is a Fenix Power thread on this forum). I've also emailed to get an update with not replies. Also, the latest updates were about Fenix Power dealing with a charge station provider - do they need capital? Why would they worry about such trivialities? I'd be happy to hear from someone that has a real update!
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:59 pm

JPWhite wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:59 am
I was happy with the help, it cut the cost in half. The service manager who brokered that deal has since left the dealer to start his own maintenance shop. He was a mechanic when I first bought the car and he was their sole LEAF mechanic at that time and we knew each other well. He saw the car go from brand new to worn out and fortunately had the influence to help me. I had a 2007 Altima at the same time and had that serviced at he same dealer. I think our deep service history for a decade with the dealer was a big part of them being willing to help.
Do you have any idea who paid for the discount ?
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:10 pm

SageBrush wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Do you have any idea who paid for the discount ?
Nope. I learned a long time ago not to look a gift horse in the mouth. I took the deal before anyone could change their mind.
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7/18/13 (29,206), 8/25/14 (51,728), 7/12/15 (71.108), 5/12/16 (88,362), 10/17/16 (96,532)
New Battery 12/3/16 (98,956)
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:25 pm

JPWhite wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:10 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Do you have any idea who paid for the discount ?
Nope. I learned a long time ago not to look a gift horse in the mouth. I took the deal before anyone could change their mind.
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Understood. Your story is a ray of hope for the rest of us although I cannot think of another case of discount (substantial or otherwise) reported here in years.
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11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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Re: Update on Battery Warranty Enhancement for 2011 & 2012 LEAF

Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:50 am

SageBrush wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Understood. Your story is a ray of hope for the rest of us although I cannot think of another case of discount (substantial or otherwise) reported here in years.
If you look closely at my signature you'll see it was years ago I got the replacement. Summer of 2017 was the last time Nissan was generous. I got $1,000 off a new on board charger that summer.
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Lost 5 Capacity bars
7/18/13 (29,206), 8/25/14 (51,728), 7/12/15 (71.108), 5/12/16 (88,362), 10/17/16 (96,532)
New Battery 12/3/16 (98,956)
2018 Model 3 20,000 Miles.

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