ybitz
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Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:58 pm

So I was driving yesterday on the freeway, and a tree fell and crushed my poor Leaf!

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I captured it on my dash cam too.


The Leaf is totalled, but I walked away with only minor injuries.

I guess the leaf really wanted to be united with a tree.

Time to shop for a new Leaf?
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DaveEV
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:19 pm

Wow - that could have ended much worse - good thing the car took the brunt of it! Looks like that was on 163N?

ybitz
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:31 pm

Yup, CA 163 N just south of I-8. Entire highway closed for a good 30 mins (not even motorcycle could get by). Really bummed about my Leaf. Only had 25k miles. Leaf's airbags deployed as expected. Glad to be alive though!
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:07 am

I'd say you have whopped everyone when it comes to growing trees on your dash. ;) Glad you are OK.

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UBUYGAS
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:04 am

WOW That's Crazy! - Glad you are Ok! - Was it a Lease or purchased?,

Hope it never happens to me, just installing my stereo system took me 25 hours and my Sunroof was $1123.00, Those will be out-of-pocket expenses.

Will you Look for the same model or upgrade? - My Leather seats and Fancy wheels are really nice! ;)



ybitz wrote:Yup, CA 163 N just south of I-8. Entire highway closed for a good 30 mins (not even motorcycle could get by). Really bummed about my Leaf. Only had 25k miles. Leaf's airbags deployed as expected. Glad to be alive though!
For a list of aftermarket Nissan LEAF battery installers click the URL below: (If you are or know another that is not on my list please let me know so I can add them. Thanks!)

http://NissanLEAFbatteryReplacement.com

ybitz
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:25 am

It was purchased. I hope the eventual salvage buyer makes good use of the battery; I baby'ed the battery, for I thought I was going to keep the Leaf for a long time.

I'm thinking about getting the 2015 SV + QuickCharge package. In your opinion, is it worth splurging for the SL? How about the "Around View Monitor" upgrade?
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:52 am

A new LEAF on life?

We all plan for tomorrow, but you never know, do you? You're one lucky man! Sorry about the car.
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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:11 am

drees wrote:Wow - that could have ended much worse
Indeed. This Georgia man had to be cut out of his Leaf after a tree fell on it too:

http://insideevs.com/nissan-leaf-crushe ... kay-video/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.

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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:32 am

I like the "Around View Monitor" but I don't have that. The dealer didn't know it existed and didn't buy it. I have a 13 which doesn't come with a rear-view cam unless you bought the audio upgrade which the dealer didn't realize either. But I have everything else.

I really Like the Leather seats. They are very nice and to me the 17" wheels make it look more sporty/sexier.

In my past 4 cars I've had Leather Seats, Sunroof and a 1000 watt stereo ;)

Sal



ybitz wrote:It was purchased. I hope the eventual salvage buyer makes good use of the battery; I baby'ed the battery, for I thought I was going to keep the Leaf for a long time.

I'm thinking about getting the 2015 SV + QuickCharge package. In your opinion, is it worth splurging for the SL? How about the "Around View Monitor" upgrade?
For a list of aftermarket Nissan LEAF battery installers click the URL below: (If you are or know another that is not on my list please let me know so I can add them. Thanks!)

http://NissanLEAFbatteryReplacement.com

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Re: Tree crushed my Nissan Leaf!

Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:44 am

It’s sad to see leaf on Leaf violence.
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