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Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:30 pm
by challengeaccepted
I got until June to get that last bar to drop. At 43.35 AHr now. I just hope the weather stays warm until then! :)

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:51 pm
by kolmstead
Today (3/5/2016). I drove the car to about half charge this morning, charged it up and it had lost ninth bar when I started it a few minutes ago to make a beer run.

2011 SL
43,481 miles
179 GIDs full charge
41.87 Ahr / 63.7% SOH
42.57% Hx
62 months since purchase

-Karl

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:08 pm
by mwalsh
kolmstead wrote:Today (3/5/2016). I drove the car to about half charge this morning, charged it up and it had lost ninth bar when I started it a few minutes ago to make a beer run.

About what you predicted, huh?

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:13 pm
by Evoforce
Sorry you didn't make it. Not quite 2 months over. So ridiculously close.

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:23 pm
by DaveEV
Evoforce wrote:Sorry you didn't make it. Not quite 2 months over. So ridiculously close.
Yep, major bummer. What's your plan - do you plan on trying to see if you can work out some sort of good-will negotiation with Nissan or perhaps the BBB arbitration route?

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:57 pm
by Evoforce
challengeaccepted wrote:I got until June to get that last bar to drop. At 43.35 AHr now. I just hope the weather stays warm until then! :)
Good luck on getting there. Where are you from?

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:20 pm
by kolmstead
I'm about done with the Leaf. I'm a year away from retirement and involved in some of the most demanding work I've ever done. Not enough time or energy to fuss with arbitration. Since I'm self-employed, taking any time off for arbitration would be costly, especially since the meeting would probably be held 100 miles from here. Time to cut my losses.

If somebody wants a cheap Leaf, I'd take $4500 for it. Otherwise, I'll donate it to charity once the weather starts to cool off this fall and the car's range becomes less than my commute.

-Karl

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:56 pm
by cwerdna
^^^
What a bummer, and to miss it by 2 months. I've emailed a friend who might be interested at that price.

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:24 am
by fooljoe
I would at least take it in to the dealer to try to make a warranty claim. Of course they'll say no, but just in case you (or a future owner) decides to file with BBB or something later it'd probably be good to have the time of bar loss on record.

Re: How long 'til 4th bar drops?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:10 pm
by kolmstead
170 mile round trip, towing the Leaf on flatbed trailer behind 15 mpg truck, losing a day's pay, in the hope that Nissan might have a change of heart?

Didn't someone report recently that any cars covered by the class action were not candidates for bbb process?