alozzy wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:16 pm
I haven't heard of Nissan installing used batteries as warranty replacements yet but they from day one of providing the capacity warranty (as a result of the Klee class action settlement) have left themselves the option to.
Good point, but I do wonder if they would ever exercise that option. Breaking down a battery pack to replace a few bad cells, in order to bring the pack back to 9 capacity bars or more, seems like the more costly option vs a replacement pack, as the former would be way more labor intensive and would require a more knowledgeable and skillful mechanic.
A *much* more skillful mechanic ... that in general they do not have.
Nissan also has to weigh the possibility of the car being back for *another* warranty service they could have avoided.
So I agree with you, cell swaps seem quite unlikely. However,
A refurb -- maybe, if they get their act together
A used pack -- maybe, if they get their act together
A 30 kWh pack they find lying around -- who knows
A 40 kwh pack that failed QA -- that would be Nissan's style
The point I was making is that Nissan gets to choose, and no amount of customer whining or temper tantrums is going to dissuade Nissan from doing whatever they decide is cheapest for Nissan this quarter.