Greenjack wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:31 am
Good day, I am not sure if anyone can help me and it was most likely I am screwed but I thought I would give it a shot. I recently purchased a used 2011 Leaf, pristine condition, I mean it literally doesn’t have any problems except for the battery seems not right since I charge it and it at full charge says only 30 maybe 35 miles total. I don’t know what I should do since I purchased it already and have no other option for a car but have been struggling with this COVID situation to find work. I just seems wrong that the battery should be so degraded especially since it’s such low mileage, only 67,000 and obviously well cared for.
I have read that there was a issue with the first gen batteries and that there was even a court case but I am not too clear on what my options are. I am just hoping some of you might have some suggestions or experience that might help me with some options.
The '11 and '12 Leaf originally had no capacity warranty and it took a Klee class action settlement to produce https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13192
. You are WAY outside the capacity warranty now, just like it expired 2 years ago on my used '13 Leaf.
As for Carwings for charging stations, forget it. It's crap and the info is too limited. Instead, use Plugshare and filter by J1772 and if you have CHAdeMO (larger inlet on the left), include that. Uncheck the rest.
The chemistry of batteries on Leafs built before 4/2013 is crap. The mileage is not a big factor unless it's really excessive. It's the chemistry, time (calendar losses), how it was treated and climate/temps the battery was in. If you skip towards the end of https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13192
, you'll see I've pointed to some Leafs with only 3 capacity bars left.
My '13 Leaf built 5/2013 still has 11 capacity bars but is at Leaf Spy SOH around 79.xx%. It will be a 10 bar car in the near future. I'm at a bit past 68K miles.
Here are examples of contrasts:
https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 15#p511915
- my 1st bar loss
https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 95#p473995
- same build month as me but in a blazing hot climate
https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 01#p551301
- mild climate, but also endured one less entire hot summer
- bad build month of '13 so bad chemistry but very mild climate but mistreated his battery by always charging to 100%. He may have kept it at high SoC for prolonged periods too.
pointing to https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattle ... 620968334/
- old battery, bad chemistry but mild climate but seemingly mistreated his battery too
edit: fixed typo