DrR
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:45 am

Hi All,

As you can trace my post here I was originally quoted $8k, then after battery eval - $12k .

I contacted Nissan customer service and reported it and they opened a ticket for me , worked with my dealer to explain to them the true costs.

I would suggest working with Nissan at this point and having them route you to a dealer or work with your dealer. I don’t think it should matter much where you are beyond that.

Different dealers may charge slightly different labor and core return may depend on your old battery condition. Other than that, costs for 24 kWh replacement should be in that ballpark and no more.

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Valdemar
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:35 pm

Yeah $5,200 is a strong case to buy one with all risks considered. I'm almost 4 years 80k miles on a Lizard pack, just lost the 2nd bar last December. On the original pack I was on the way to lose the 5th around same time in. No babying. 100% charge daily. So yes, its an improvement.
'11 SL, totaled
-1CB@33k/21mo, -2CB@53k/33mo, -3CB@68k/41mo, -4CB(41.5AHr)@79k/49mo, -5CB(38.85AHr)@87.5k/54mo
-0CB(66.14AHr)@87.5k/54mo (BBB), -1CB(53.92Ahr)@140k/29mo,
51.1AHr, SOH 80%, 150k miles

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solartim
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Location: San Diego

Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:32 pm

Ours is in, pretty quick turnaround, shipping was less then a week $6300 after tax and labor. After a full charge we are reading 97.5%
SOC 91.2% (why don't they match?)
GIDs 274
AHr 65.21
SOH 102.21
Hx 94.45%

One strange thing is that the charging history was not reset, so Leafspy shows 5087 L1/L2.

cwerdna
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sun May 17, 2020 4:18 am

cwerdna wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Cold weather? (battery heater?)

Looks like at least 1 part number has changed/is diffrent vs. page 19 of https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb/Do ... NTB14-059c. I wonder if there's a newer revision than c?
There's now a revision d of NTB14-059.

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2020/ ... 3-0001.pdf has NTB14-059d.

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Becky50
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:44 pm

I have a 2012 LEAF with a degraded to 8 bars original battery. Does anyone have any recent info about the cost of a replacement battery at this time? Thanks.

chazd1
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:56 pm

I ended up getting mine replaced on my 2012 leaf at Ace Hybrid in Stanton CA.

It cost me $4893.75 on May 20, 2020

It was a Nissan Factory new battery. With a 1 year 15k mile warranty.

I also enjoyed a $1000 instant rebate from the state of California. Since then I moved to Georgia with the car. Its working great.

GerryAZ
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:53 pm

If you have the battery replaced at your expense by a Nissan dealer, you get a 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty. I wonder how Ace Hybrid was able to purchase a new battery from Nissan and did they return the old one to Nissan.
Gerry
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chazd1
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:52 am

I dont know what the deal/is was between Nissan and Ace. They were very unique in their abilities and cost. I was looking all over and they happened to be close by.

They offer repairing a battery. But I opted for a complete new battery. I do think they have to send the old battery back to Nissan. I have full bars and absolutely no issues.

I am easy on my batteries. I have a 2013 that I bought new. The 2012 I bought used. My 2013 has only lost one bar. I slow charged it almost all the time, and I dont do things like drive it hard on the expressway then plug it into a fast charger. It is always garaged. I drive as conservative as traffic allows. Sometimes traffic is more conservative than I like in Atlanta. :-)

I think they are great cars. That is why I have two. Part of what makes them great is the low-low price AND the repair ability.

SageBrush
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Location: NM

Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:37 am

chazd1 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:56 pm
I ended up getting mine replaced on my 2012 leaf at Ace Hybrid in Stanton CA.
It cost me $4893.75 on May 20, 2020
It was a Nissan Factory new battery. With a 1 year 15k mile warranty.
Your story is so different than what others report, it would be really informative and interesting to know the ACE hybrid details.

For a start, how do you know that you received a new Nissan battery ?
Did it come with a warranty booklet ?
Do you know when the battery was manufactured ?

Addendum: I looked at the ACE hybrid website a few minutes ago. The are only offering remanufactured battery packs now, at a higher price than you paid for what you think is a new pack. Either you were really fortunate and your timing was perfect, or you have a pack different than what you think you got.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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chazd1
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:40 am

Yes, very likely my timing was right.

I was looking hard for a replacement. I was surprised I found a ACE so close. I was going to ship the car many miles! The warranty is embossed on the invoice. They indicated that they don't make much money on that replacement, but they didnt have headaches and call-backs. I think it was the right way to go and I jumped on it immediately.

I don't know if California has the battery replacement rebate anymore. I had to furnish my California address to get it.

He warned me the "guess o meter" would be totally wrong for the first miles. And it was. It is still getting better.

I am still optimistic that we will get better batteries in the future through 3rd parties. Maybe even liquid cooled or fuel cell replacements.

I really like what Daniel Öster in Finland is doing. He (or someone else) will fully crack the proprietary aspects of Nissans's software. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc3g-K ... OrB4KkMeew

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