I dont see a stonewall.
I could be wrong.
Well, calling every instance of range reduction "normal" doesnt fall into the area of good will.
I personally have never been professionally employed in any business that relied on "crossing fingers" and hoping for the best. So, when things don't look right, I'll assume they are not, and find a way to prove or disprove that assumption.
For every "sky-is-falling" proclamation is a blissful hope that 2013 has a fantastic new battery (denied by Nissan decision makers recently) or other denier response.
So far, Nissan's posture suggests other than forthrightness. Calling the issues "5 or 6 cars" when in fact the problem is many multiples larger (and they know it), all degradation is normal, and issuing 5 stars to any battery that can roll into a dealership are at the top of my list. Heck, they have yet to officially recognize that there is a problem.
I don't say it often here, but I truly do hope for the best. However, I recognize that the only real fix will come from a government mandate or lawsuit.