cwerdna wrote: I'm guessing you didn't get down to 8 capacity bars before the 5 year/60K mile capacity warranty expiration?
I knew about high SoC being bad for li-ion batteries for ages. There were warnings all over the place in the '11 and '12 Leaf manual. '13 Leaf SV and SL even added an extra long-life mode toggle so you didn't have to use the timers to charge to 80% only.
On page EV-24 of the '13 Leaf manual (https://www.nissanusa.com/content/dam/N ... manual.pdf) there are all sorts of hints to not charge above 80% unless you need to. See viewtopic.php?p=498123#p498123 or the manual.
Elon for his cars used to say 80% to 30%: https://insideevs.com/news/341423/tesla ... nds-video/ (see tweets in the piece).
Is yours an S trim? If so, this came up re: a broken AC pipe: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/ ... 3-2280.pdf https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb/Do ... 6669/1vb31.
All very interesting, if I decide to replace the battery packs , I'll be sure to follow along with the advice. TBH - paying 8k for new batteries is a lot cheaper than paying 26k for a new car, and theres pretty much zero maintenance. It's going to be a tough decision on how to move forward. Cars dont mean much to me in life, so I'll probably end up replacing, because nothing wrong with it other wise. Maybe brakes in the next few years?
Yes its an 'S'. The AC pipe was replaced under this recall. Twice actually. So maybe this link you shared is the reason why.
Love the 80% charge feature - I didnt even know that was there, just went to go look for it. Although Elon says 90 - hmmm...
The 5 years ran out before I hit 8 bars, I think. That was three years ago, so who knows..... I've never had to be worried about these things.
Thanks again for all your input! Super Helpful.