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OrientExpress
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:47 pm

I'm working with the group that writes the scripts for the help line contractors use to talk to those that call in.

I haven't received the details on non-warranty purchases yet, but expect to get the details soon.
2018 LEAF SL
Gun Metalic
Delivery April 10 2018

Prior LEAF:
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

webb14leafs
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:16 pm

OrientExpress wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:57 am
Here is what I learned today from Nissan:

According to an official response that I have received from Nissan, they confirm that they are now replacing 30 kWh batteries for 2016 & 17 LEAF warranty claims with the newer 40 kWh. This is only for warranty claims.

This is only for 2016-17 cars, and does not apply to any 24 kWh cars of which the vast majority are out of their battery warranty period.

I expect more detailed info by the weekend.
Sounds like I need to buy a 2017 ASAP. The newer warranties are much more generous than the old ones. I would fully expect to lose 4 bars over 8 years in the hot florida sun. I've been losing about 5% per year on the 2014 I bought 3 years ago.

solartim
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:55 pm

Strangely Mossy Nissan in San Diego is insisting the price for a 2011 Leaf battery is $8500, right after I verified with corporate that it is actually supposed to be $5500. Waiting on a call back from the service department, not expecting to get one.

fotajoye
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Location: Northern California

Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:01 pm

webb14leafs wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:16 pm
OrientExpress wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:57 am
Here is what I learned today from Nissan:

According to an official response that I have received from Nissan, they confirm that they are now replacing 30 kWh batteries for 2016 & 17 LEAF warranty claims with the newer 40 kWh. This is only for warranty claims.

This is only for 2016-17 cars, and does not apply to any 24 kWh cars of which the vast majority are out of their battery warranty period.

I expect more detailed info by the weekend.
Sounds like I need to buy a 2017 ASAP. The newer warranties are much more generous than the old ones. I would fully expect to lose 4 bars over 8 years in the hot florida sun. I've been losing about 5% per year on the 2014 I bought 3 years ago.
Knowing what I know now about Nissan's ever-changing EV battery policies and their lack of battery development over the last 9 years, I can't recommend any car they make to my friends. And, I'm truly tired of having to dick around with Nissan and their poor customer service.

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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:15 pm

I’d be interested in hearing what you know, and what your reluctance to recommend Nissan is.
2018 LEAF SL
Gun Metalic
Delivery April 10 2018

Prior LEAF:
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

fotajoye
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:59 pm

OrientExpress wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:15 pm
I’d be interested in hearing what you know, and what your reluctance to recommend Nissan is.
What is your affiliation with Nissan?

DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:26 am

solartim wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Strangely Mossy Nissan in San Diego is insisting the price for a 2011 Leaf battery is $8500, right after I verified with corporate that it is actually supposed to be $5500. Waiting on a call back from the service department, not expecting to get one.
Not completely surprised. Sounds like "market adjustment" a common ploy in the industry.
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:03 am

fotajoye wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:59 pm

What is your affiliation with Nissan?
I'm a Journalist, I also founded a LEAF Owners club.
2018 LEAF SL
Gun Metalic
Delivery April 10 2018

Prior LEAF:
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:52 am

They are quite the Leaf supporter. I agree with you. There is no way I could recommend a Nissan to anyone. My 2011 with 36000mi is down to 6 bars. I have done 3 or 4 DC charges since I have owned it. Most of the charges were at 80%. A good car with a lousy prime mover.
Just sold last year a 2006 Frontier with 60000mi. that was total crap. Transmission has a problem where a mixing valve lets coolant into the transmission totally wrecking transmission. Cost me $3300 to fix. This is a problem with a lot of Frontiers. Also, replaced Evaporative Emissions Canister Vent Valve twice. Daughters Frontier has the same problem. So all in all, Nissan makes shit cars.
I will end up giving away leaf when I sell house if buyer wants it.
I am out of the EV market and Nissan.
Buy with CAUTION.

fotajoye wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:59 pm
OrientExpress wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:15 pm
I’d be interested in hearing what you know, and what your reluctance to recommend Nissan is.
What is your affiliation with Nissan?
2011 Black Leaf SL+QC Vin. 1931
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9 years 37000mi. 6 bars

39 Suniva panels 10.3kw with Enphase micro inverters my electricity cost $26 a month.

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:03 am

The service side really depends on the dealer. We used one which was difficult and another who has been extremely fair and engaging when approaching them about the Leaf. We have made 3 purchases from them and consider them part of Nissan’s value proposition.

Martin Nissan is Skokie has been fantastic for those in Illinois.

Now they need the the dual motor 80 kWh Leaf for 2021!
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