Well, guess we are all here to disagree then. Braking is a VERY well known process and nowhere near as complicated as range degradation which is IMPOSSIBLE to test the rate of simply because of all the outside factors involved. Braking??? not so much.jake14mw wrote:We'll have to disagree then. The Tesla issue was, on a SECOND panic stop (60-0) within a short amount of time, the length of the stop was 20 feet longer than normal. This almost never happens. Yet they had a fix within a week. With the Nissan Leaf issue, most drivers were seeing unacceptable drops in driving range. People were seeing an average 15% drop in range in their second year with the car. I think this would have an impact on potential buyers. It has had that impact on me. I love my 2014 Leaf, but I will not buy another until I see evidence that they have fixed the degredation problem.OrientExpress wrote:Well this issue is certainly more subtle than the braking issue. But I would disagree with your ranking. The Tesla braking performance was a life-threatening one, this issue was just false range degradation.
So your contention that Tesla is a better company for its quick reaction to a potentially fatal flaw in its design of "basic" automobile safety if true, would have simply been a "no look, over the shoulder" luck shot.
As far as your contention that all 30 kwh LEAFs suffered massive degradation; That comment is far from true.