You never dip below 7 bars and you have a concern over total range? Is this a fix that you require, or something you are rightfully concerned about, but has no real impact on your life (IE: value of use to you) at this time?
I find this entire post to be terribly patronizing. Of course I'm rightfully concerned, and even if it doesn't have immediate impact on my life, it leaves a very heavy question mark hanging over our car like the sword of Damocles.
I bought a car with expectations created by Nissan, both explicit and implied, and the car is not performing as it was described. If they knew it was a problem and covered it up to get the car to market, then we have a serious problem on our hands for which I would definitely sue, but that's being overly presumptuous on my part for the time being. If they were simply ignorant of the effects of extreme ambient temps--which seems highly doubtful, but possible--then they need to get in front of this issue and take care of those affected.
Caracalover wrote:Nissan is figuring out what works and how to improve the product, and some of us are going to be impacted by what they don't know yet. Should they fix what really isn't broken, at least for you and the way you utilize the vehicle?
The issue has absolutely nothing to do with me and the way I drive or charge, and again, I find this unacceptably patronizing on your part. Those of us who have lost bars only have this in common: heat, and lots of it.
Caracalover wrote:I have 18,000 miles and no discernable issues yet.
I strongly believe your car will continue to perform this way. I looked at the weather for Altadena and noticed it will not break 90 for the next ten days, with lows in the lower 60's. You have the perfect climate for a Leaf and I have 100% confidence that your car will be beyond 80% capacity at 5 years, and maybe even 10, even if you drive your car to the desert once a week.
Caracalover wrote:Should they opt to start changing out batteries and calling this an issue, it could erode confidence in a product that is really outstanding in so many ways. If it actually impacts your life, I can see the reasoning, but if it is not an issue?
The Leaf is definitely outstanding, and my wife would be sad to see it go, as would I. But none of us should have to settle with a product that doesn't honestly work the way the manufacturer said it would, especially a product that costs over $30K. I wouldn't settle for a computer that didn't work the way Apple said it would, or even a meal that was mediocre after being promised something spectacular, so why should I settle for a car that does 20%,30%,50% less than promised? That doesn't make any sense to me as a consumer.
If Nissan won't make it right, or if they have covered up this problem, then they deserve bad publicity, lost confidence, lost sales, and the loss of my business. Again, I hope they make it right.