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Nissan Leaf Problems Already

Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:48 am

New to the Nissan Leaf, New To the Forum and New to cars as this is my first :D :D :D.

From Sunny North East home of the Leaf - no not a tree but Sunderland, well just got my new car last night and keeps switich off - with out warning.

Is this a common fault or is it something im doing..

Ill post some pictures soon - if any is interested.

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Re: Nissan Leaf Problems Already

Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:05 am

Welcome aboard! I take it you are referring to Sunderland England, not Sunderland Massachusetts or Sunderland Vermont, both of which are in the northeast part of the US. Most (though not all) people on this board are in the United States, and there are some differences between the US LEAF and the UK LEAF, but I'm sure we would like to hear about your problem and try to make suggestions. So tell us more.

By "switching off" do you mean that the dashboard and center console are both going black? Are there any beeps or chimes when this happens? Has it ever happened when you are moving? (That would be scary!) Does it happen in Park? Neutral? Drive? Reverse? Were you fully powered up before it happened? i.e. was there a green car in the middle of the dash with a double arrow under it? Were you doing anything like pushing on the brake or touching something in or next to the center console? Could your key fob have been pressed against keys in your pocket that ended up pushing one or more of its buttons? Mind you, none of these things should cause the car to power down, but they might provide a hint.

Offhand, this sounds like a really serious and unusual defect that would call for the vehicle to be loaded on a truck (or lorry or whatever you call them) and taken back to the dealer.

End of April 2013: Traded my 2011 SL for a 2013 S with charge pkg.

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Re: Nissan Leaf Problems Already

Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:50 am

Interested, yes, having heard of it? No. Likely something you are doing, but hey, nothing is perfect every time.
26,000 miles on Silver Leaf drive there on Sunday across a big mountain, sorry no public charging at this time.
Looking for grants to put in solar port so perhaps in the future...

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