DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Wed May 13, 2020 1:21 am

GaleHawkins wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:33 pm
fotajoye wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Don't know why Nissan doesn't just offer the 40kWh battery as a replacement for all their cars, inclusive of the 2011- 2020 MY? they would only need to maintain an inventory of two battery items, the 40 kWh and 62 kWh batteries. There is cost savings in not building obsolete items and maintaining a larger inventory, plus this would increase the value of their used products, leading to higher follow on sales.

Having said this, I'm afraid those of us hoping for a positive battery resolution from Nissan will continue to be disappointed.
You make good points. Until the Nissan Corp finds a way forward we will be in the dark I expect.
Don't hold your breath waiting for Nissan. There is finally an aftermarket movement addressing this very issue. One example. Since the blog post, 2 more have arisen as well

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... es-to.html
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 10,081 mi, 95.03% SOH
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Wed May 13, 2020 6:14 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 1:21 am
Don't hold your breath waiting for Nissan. There is finally an aftermarket movement addressing this very issue. One example. Since the blog post, 2 more have arisen as well

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... es-to.html
Keep those updates coming, because I see a battery pack (capacity) upgrade in my future. I have tried to stir interest in the Dallas area, but (surprisingly) haven't found any "takers" yet. Maybe the current environment will spur some "outside the box" thinking for auto repair shops and someone will take a bigger interest in EV mods/upgrades.

EDIT: the day after posting this I found a possible source/shop!
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu May 14, 2020 7:21 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 1:21 am
GaleHawkins wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:33 pm
fotajoye wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Don't know why Nissan doesn't just offer the 40kWh battery as a replacement for all their cars, inclusive of the 2011- 2020 MY? they would only need to maintain an inventory of two battery items, the 40 kWh and 62 kWh batteries. There is cost savings in not building obsolete items and maintaining a larger inventory, plus this would increase the value of their used products, leading to higher follow on sales.

Having said this, I'm afraid those of us hoping for a positive battery resolution from Nissan will continue to be disappointed.
You make good points. Until the Nissan Corp finds a way forward we will be in the dark I expect.
Don't hold your breath waiting for Nissan. There is finally an aftermarket movement addressing this very issue. One example. Since the blog post, 2 more have arisen as well

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... es-to.html
I think pre COVID-19 your thoughts may have been valid. Time will tell.

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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu May 14, 2020 3:28 pm

GaleHawkins wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:21 am
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 1:21 am
GaleHawkins wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:33 pm


You make good points. Until the Nissan Corp finds a way forward we will be in the dark I expect.
Don't hold your breath waiting for Nissan. There is finally an aftermarket movement addressing this very issue. One example. Since the blog post, 2 more have arisen as well

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... es-to.html
I think pre COVID-19 your thoughts may have been valid. Time will tell.
You think Nissan will now make an option to delay new car purchases easier because of COVID?

That is an interesting theory.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 10,081 mi, 95.03% SOH
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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Thu May 14, 2020 7:34 pm

Don't hold your breath waiting for Nissan. There is finally an aftermarket movement addressing this very issue. One example. Since the blog post, 2 more have arisen as well

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... es-to.html
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I've been waiting for those who are converting old classic cars to electric to realize the Leaf is already nicely engineered to accomplish all that's needed for an EV...all the design problems have been solved; and, there are no costly surprises other than the battery pack. Just seems to me there should be aftermarket companies, other than Nissan, involved in refurbishing traction packs and developing higher ranges. There must be close to 1/2 million Leafs out there by now, and the number is growing. They all will need at least one replacement pack in their lifetime. That's a huge aftermarket.

The policy from Nissan that the Leaf is a throwaway and not supported after the first battery is poor management practice and dissolves any credibility they have from the buyers of their products. Nissan should be scrambling to satisfy the buyers who trusted them by buying their EVs.

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Re: Update on Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement

Mon May 18, 2020 12:11 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 3:28 pm
GaleHawkins wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:21 am
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 1:21 am


Don't hold your breath waiting for Nissan. There is finally an aftermarket movement addressing this very issue. One example. Since the blog post, 2 more have arisen as well

https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... es-to.html
I think pre COVID-19 your thoughts may have been valid. Time will tell.
You think Nissan will now make an option to delay new car purchases easier because of COVID?

That is an interesting theory.
All I read is Nissan wants to come up with a plan to stay in business in the USA . A ton of the Nissan's sold at cost to car rental firms will be coming into the market. Nissan is still running ads trying to dump 2019 models including the 150 mile Leaf.

Third party Leaf battery sources I expect will be COVID-19 victims. Yes I fully expect our 2016 Leaf will be a throw a way car when our 2020 40 kWh battery fails.

Renault may may be the wildest wild card in Nissan's future.

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