So this issue is not unique to older LEAF. I just purchased a brand new Nissan Leaf SL Plus 2019 for the extended range. 5 days in and parked in the garage, 89 miles and have not plugged it in for charge even once; I now have the same message as others here "Service EV System Unable to restart after power off". Today is a Sunday and I have work tomorrow but it will be an adventure from what I see in this thread
I'm not looking forward to driving an ICE while the green vehicle is in the shop for a month! If confirmed, the subject should include 2019 Leaf SL Plus.
Will keep everyone here updated as I progress.
Since my original post, I had to tow the Car back to my dealership. Day 1, Day 2 nothing from the dealer about what was wrong. Once I lost my patience, I escalated the issue to the General Manager of the dealership. They finally started providing cryptic responses and that they are waiting for Nissan Tech to call them back. So I asked them for a response time and they said 24 hours for Nissan Tech. After buying the car, I literally, took the car home parked it in my garage and it has 89 miles. I call BS, and continued discussion with the GM who then started looking in to getting me in to a replacement CAR. I think the Service department is clueless waiting for Nissan Technical Office to call them back with an answer.
For anyone else that may see this issue. . . Please note in my case, on Sunday, the car was going in to "N" when I tried to drive. Stuck in "N" and only option is to power the car off. Monday morning initially I was able to put in "N" but then it was stuck in "P" and Towing is not possible in "P". After playing around for some time, I saw a message on the Dash about the Accessories 12V battery being dead. Windows also did not open/Close. That was a hint for the Tow guy to do a Jump start, but by doing so, the car still would not start. However, I was able to put it in "N" while the Jumper was connected. I had to steer the car while the car was pulled on to the flatbed with my hood open and jumpers connected to stay in neutral! It was a pain in my A$$. We had to do the same when I reached the Dealership.
I suspect a recall coming soon . . . We need more people to report this issue and be persistent. This is my third Nissan Leaf the dealership GM is doing the right thing by providing me a replacement instead of the problem car. I believe Nissan will figure out the problem and provide us with a corrective measure. It's just a matter of time! Or else, Brand Loyal customers like me will no longer trust them any longer. I've owned a Murano and a Quest prior to the Leafs, so over 2 decades of Nissan
Best to all and hope this helps!