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Re: Regenerative Breaking and Break fluid

Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:36 pm

We aren't really disagreeing. Air in the lines will add more water than just the air at the top of the reservoir. Dealership mechanics make mistakes. For that reason, I avoid having a service done more often than it needs to be done. Every year or two for the Leaf, save maybe in a tropical climate, is more often than the flush needs to be done. This service interval was a sop to the dealers by Nissan, not dictated by the complexities of the braking system..
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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Re: Regenerative Breaking and Break fluid

Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:41 pm

I chose to have brake fluid replacement done every other year along with the traction battery test on my previous LEAFs. I plan to do the same with the 2019 SL Plus. This meets the service requirements in the owner manual to keep the warranty intact. On both 2011 and 2015, there was significant improvement in brake pedal feel after each fluid replacement.
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015; traded 8/10/2019 at 82,436 miles
White LEAF 2019 SL Plus purchased 8/10/2019

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