I would hope that they do, but since battery capacity is not covered under the warranty, they really don't have to do anything. Owners who have lost capacity bars, some even after a perfect battery check-up, have been told it's normal. People keep saying Nissan "will do the right thing" but that is pure speculation. Loss of capacity bars is fact.OrientExpress wrote:If there turns out that there is actually an issue, I am confident that Nissan will fix it. In the mean time, I would encourage everyone to take a chill pill and let things work themselves out.
Do you think anyone in Phoenix would have bought the car if they were informed you can lose up to 20% of the capacity of the first year? (I'm basing the 20% on reports of 2 capacity bars lost). No one expected loss of capacity that fast. No one.
For the non-enthusiast, Nissan is selling a $40,000 car (that is what it costs in AZ with taxes) that goes 100 miles, but really only goes 72 miles based on driving style and conditions, etc. But, you shouldn't charge to 100% if you want your battery to last, so you shouldn't really drive 72 miles regularly - maybe 50-60 miles; oh, but don't run the A/C or heat too much; and don't drive too fast on the highway. Better make that 50 miles. Oh and even if you charge to 80%, since the desert heat is a tough on batteries, you might lose 20% of your battery capacity after about a year. So just drive 40 miles. You might not qualify for the $7500 tax credit, but if you do, you have to wait a year to get it. At least it doesn't use gas, right?
If first capacity bar was lost after 3 years; maybe even 2 or 2-1/2, few would complain. Losing capacity this fast after 1-year is very concerning and you are completely out of touch for telling people who spent $40,000 on a car that loses battery capacity this fast to "take a chill pill."