GerryAZ
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Re: Warranty on 30kWh replacement battery?

Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:01 am

It is highly unlikely that the replacement battery was 30 kWh. If the replacement was under warranty by Nissan, then it would be beyond the 5-year, 60,000-mile capacity warranty (that was retroactively provided by Nissan on 2011 and 2012 models) and nearing the end of the 8-year, 100,000-mile defect warranty (replacement is covered for remainder of original warranty). If the replacement was paid for by the former owner, then the 5/60 and 8/100 warranty started over on the installation date. Capacity warranty is 8 capacity bars to qualify for replacement.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
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Lothsahn
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Re: Warranty on 30kWh replacement battery?

Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:22 am

chootie wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:03 am
I may be totally wrong about the 30kWh replacement in my 2012. I was assuming that was the case because the first few months of ownership had my GOM at 119 miles.

That's a 24 kWh battery. The 2011/2012 had a notoriously optimistic GOM when the battery was full, and would show over 100 miles when fully charged:
https://youtu.be/jZ2pbRJng90?t=667

chootie wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:03 am
Either way, would the replacement battery still have a 30% over 5 years or 60,000 mile warranty on it? Can an older 2012 LEAF with a replacement battery go into a dealer and get another battery under warranty due to degradation?

Echoing what Gerry said, Yes, if it was a paid replacement and not a warranty replaced battery, it would have full coverage on the battery just like a new car. That's highly unlikely--most likely it was simply a warranty replaced battery. To know, you'd have to go ask your dealer for the service history.

That said, once the battery has been replaced--either by warranty replacement or purchase, it is the new chemistry just like a later model year car. That means it will degrade MUCH slower than the original 2011/2012 batteries.

Unless you need the range, I would start setting a charge timer now to 80% charge, as you live in a climate that is not good to Nissan Leaf batteries. Hawaii never gets cold, so the Leaf sees accelerated degradation there.
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powersurge
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Re: Warranty on 30kWh replacement battery?

Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:00 am

It would make no sense that a warranty replacement battery have another warranty. That would imply a LIFETIME replacement battery warranty.

It would be easy for people to abuse their batteries and then demand new one constantly.

I think that one replacement is very fair, especially for an old Leaf..

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Re: Warranty on 30kWh replacement battery?

Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:33 am

30 KWH batteries replaced under warranty carry the remainder of the original warranty. I.E. if you have the battery replaced at 45,000 mi after 2 1/2 years, the new battery is warranted for 55,000 mi or 5 1/2 years whichever comes first. If you purchase a battery outright then it comes with a new warranty of 100,000 miles or 8 years whichever comes first. I don't know of anyone who has purchased a 30 KWH battery outright.
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Lothsahn
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Re: Warranty on 30kWh replacement battery?

Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:47 pm

johnlocke wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:33 am
30 KWH batteries replaced under warranty carry the remainder of the original warranty. I.E. if you have the battery replaced at 45,000 mi after 2 1/2 years, the new battery is warranted for 55,000 mi or 5 1/2 years whichever comes first. If you purchase a battery outright then it comes with a new warranty of 100,000 miles or 8 years whichever comes first. I don't know of anyone who has purchased a 30 KWH battery outright.
24 kWh batteries work the same way. I think there's a minimum warranty duration of 6 or 12 months, however--to cover obvious defects in the new battery.
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
LeafSpy Pro + BAFX Products OBDII dongle
Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

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