GerryAZ
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Re: Battery Options for 2012 Leaf

Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:21 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:14 pm
The OP will also want to add the heater On/Off switch noted in Tips & Tricks, which I will link shortly. This makes use of the liquid-based heating system at least optional.
Yes, I should have mentioned that. I had made a temporary modification with a resistor, but was about to order the on/off switch kit (includes plug in wiring harness with off, high, low three-position switch) when the 2011 met its untimely demise.
Gerry
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Re: Battery Options for 2012 Leaf

Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:36 pm

Hope a moderator can restore the OP's post or the OP can try to reconstitute it...

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Re: Battery Options for 2012 Leaf

Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:25 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Hope a moderator can restore the OP's post or the OP can try to reconstitute it...
I looked for a way to do that, but didn't see one. I still don't understand why disapproving a duplicate of it deleted it. That makes no sense. You can't mistakenly delete a post while thinking you are refusing a new post request, either - that would be like thinking you are cooking while driving a car.


This shows the value of having at least one response that quotes the original post...
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Re: Battery Options for 2012 Leaf

Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:32 am

Thanks for the replies and the link to the tips and tricks. I took a break from this forum out of my initial frustration of having my post removed. I understand that happened as a result of some glitch.

Since that post I did take my Leaf to a local Nissan dealership in the Twin Cities to get a quote for a new battery pack. The short version of the story is:
1) A new warrantied traction battery is $8800 installed.
2) I found out my Leaf had an extended warranty and Nissan would have covered the full cost if I had taken my Leaf into the dealership 9 days sooner.
3) After making a case for my Leaf with Nissan Consumer Affairs, Nissan declined to do anything for me.

I am not bitter amount the extended warranty outcome because that was a surprise. However, considering the dealership has a used 2017 Leaf at an asking price that is less than my quoted repair, I do not think that Nissan is doing much to support their customers.

I hope other owners of used Leafs will utilize what I learned the hard way to investigate if Nissan will cover a battery replacement for free. Even if it seems the Leaf is too old, there may be a transferable extended warranty in play.

As of now I am going to take the advice to see how things go this winter without taking any action on the battery.
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Re: Battery Options for 2012 Leaf

Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:19 am

vfrider wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:32 am
2) I found out my Leaf had an extended warranty and Nissan would have covered the full cost if I had taken my Leaf into the dealership 9 days sooner.
Easy for them to say that now, but I very much doubt it is true.
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11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Battery Options for 2012 Leaf

Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:35 pm

The only Nissan warranty that might cover a traction battery replacement for degradation is the Preferred Plus in combination with a 2015 Leaf, bought while the Leaf was still under warranty. Any other warranty we have encountered would not. So don't beat yourself up about that.
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