RegGuheert wrote: lorenfb wrote:
RegGuheert wrote:That's only true if the 30 kWh is replaced under my original warranty, which is long expired. But if you purchase a battery new from Nissan, then you get the warranty that comes with it. IIRC, Nissan provides a NEW 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty when you purchase the 24-kWh battery. When you purchase a new 30-kWh battery not under warranty, what warranty do they offer you?
Most likely it's the just the typical new parts warranty, i.e. one year. Without an explicit definition per replacement part, that part gets the typical replacement warranty. So the invoice needs to explicitly define the warranty, which I doubt Nissan or any other OEM will extend beyond one year. That applies to any replacement battery capacity one purchases out of warranty.
So you're saying that while Nissan provides a 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty on the purchase of a new 24-kWh battery pack, they will only provide a one-year parts warranty on the 30-kWh battery pack? That makes no sense to me.
No. Most OEMs don't provide an ongoing warranty once they've complied with the original new car warranty. Obviously, each OEM can
differ with this, but it would be very costly in the long run. So to clarify my statement; If Nissan sells an out-right purchase of a replacement
battery (either 24 or 30kWh) they will provide the same warranty whether it's just one year (like any replacement part) or a "like new vehicle"
warranty of 5 years & 60K miles (unlikely). Obviously, if the battery fails again within the same original 60K period, it's a no cost replacement.
Typically OEMs don't provide open-ended warranties. Nissan could reasonably state that a 30kWh battery would not be considered
as the normal replacement part but an optional type of replacement part and only warranty it for one year. I doubt that there's any specific
law or guidelines relating to that issue and the OEM is not obligated to any specific warranty. The same issue can be rationalized when
an ICE is warranty replaced in an ICEV, i.e. the same logic could apply for a battery.
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 76K miles, 47 Ahrs, 5.0 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=73, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 10.3K miles, SOH 109Ahrs/115Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), DOD > 20%, temp < 105F