I'm a Yank who probably just did a very stupid thing. Last week, bought a 2012 LEAF.
I lived in UK for 3 years and think I'd probably have more protection there than here in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I told the car dealership that I wanted to return the car within the 48 hour period because it wouldn't
go even 35 miles without a charge. I feel stuck and am trying to avoid panic. I can't find any LEAF owners here to
talk with. It was also missing an SD card. I can't afford to buy a new battery.
I'm reaching out to find some general information. Any night owls over there across the pond?
I lived in SLC for a while and I think there are a fair number of owners out there. Did you have any luck with returning the car? This is the problem with the Leaf and especially the older ones - the batteries. I'm still considering a used one and the best thing to do is download the Leafspy app and buy yourself an OBD adapter. You hook the adapter up to the card and it can communicate with your phone (or tablet or whatever you have Leafspy installed on) and the application will tell you how good the battery is (State Of Health - SOH) and information about the car. The SD card is another known issue and I think it's pretty dumb that it being missing keeps the entire radio from not working.
You can also check here: https://www.reddit.com/r/leaf/
On a related note, for those of you who have had these cars for a while, would it be simpler to try and just replace the entire radio than deal with replacing a costly SD card? For the price of the SD card, you could probably pick up a replacement head unit (or used), but I've never seen or talked to anyone who has done this.