That BMS was definitely reset when you bought it...but no matter because you made it in under the warranty. The color of the car has nothing to do with the degradation (speed) of the battery.timgross wrote:A bit more detail... I think I am the 3rd owner. I believe it was a lease return. The second owner bought it but soon decided they needed more range. It is perfect for my daily commute though. I bought it in March 2016. It had 12 bars then, 24,000 miles. The first summer (in Sacramento, CA), it dropped 2 bars. It dropped the 10th bar in August 2017, 9th bar in November. Before August, I was being very careful with the battery (L2 charging only, parking it in the shade, etc.) BTW, my Leaf is BLACK, so I think that makes it worse. I am baffled why Nissan would produce a black Leaf.
I updated my profile (thanks for the suggestion). I called Elk Grove Nissan already, but I am not in a big hurry because I still have plenty of range for my commute. I still have 3 months left on my warranty and 49,000 miles. Does anybody have any experience with the Nissan dealers in the Sacramento area?
I second the comment that when you're that close on miles (and time), I would get the battery done now; I remember I did mine in December (a couple years ago).