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Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:55 pm
by TexasLeaf
Oilpan4 wrote:How about a car with a 40kwh battery?
The VIN on my 2018 has an A as the fourth character.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm
by cwerdna
Oilpan4 wrote:How about a car with a 40kwh battery?
Maybe a "C" for the 4th space on the vin?

The next year or so I may be hunting for an upgrade.
Why is the VIN so important for a 40 kWh car?

ALL '18 US market Leafs are 40 kWh. So far (until sometime in Spring 2019, all '19 US market Leafs are, as well. The '18 and '19 Leaf look very different from '11 to '17 Leafs inside and out.

The 62 kWh e+ has some extra badging to indicate it is such a vehicle.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:56 pm
by Oilpan4
I may end up buying the battery with out the rest of the car attached to it.
Also need to avoid the 62kwh car and/or battery.
If I do buy the whole car it will likely be a wrecked one from an insurance auction and it may be all smashed up and missing bits and pieces that give away the cars option package at a glance.

So far as long as it's a 2018 or 2019 I'm good.
Unless they come out with a special 2019.5 e+, which I don't think is going to happen in the US but no one seems to know for sure.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:49 am
by cwerdna
TexasLeaf wrote:
Oilpan4 wrote:How about a car with a 40kwh battery?
The VIN on my 2018 has an A as the fourth character.
FWIW, the (62 kWh) e+ Leaf on the show floor at CES had B for the 4th character from the left.
Oilpan4 wrote:I may end up buying the battery with out the rest of the car attached to it.
Also need to avoid the 62kwh car and/or battery.
...
So far as long as it's a 2018 or 2019 I'm good.
Unless they come out with a special 2019.5 e+, which I don't think is going to happen in the US but no one seems to know for sure.
They might. Nissan's had released a 2004 350Z (I had one of these) and later a 2004.5.

Re: Determining battery Size by Vin/GVWR?

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:22 am
by cwerdna
BillHolz wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:58 am
For North American VIN's the 4th character is an A for 24KWH packs and a B for 30KWH packs.
For future reference for any who might have doubts, page 19 of https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb/Do ... NTB14-059c (TSB NTB14-059c) confirms the A or B in the 4th character as being a means to tell if a '16 S is 24 or 30 kWh. It also has various HV battery part numbers covering '11 to '17 US Leafs.