Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:22 am
Delivery Date: 01 Mar 2021
Leaf Number: 307820

Hey yall!... glad to meet you all

Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:26 am

New to Leaf.... had a Tesla S, currently selling a 14’ Volt... now moving wife into a 17’ Leaf SL... looking to learn......
My brother works for Nissan, ran VIN all looks good, but noticed, 9 bars, charges to 91-100 miles.... seems off to me....

Posts: 16595
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Hey yall!... glad to meet you all

Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:05 pm

The range estimator uses just the last few minutes of driving to estimate available driving range, so driving slowly to a parking spot will often produce an inflated estimate like that. We thus call it the "Guess O Meter"...

I'll merge this topic with the New leaf topic tomorrow. Welcome to the forum.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

Posts: 2573
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Hey yall!... glad to meet you all

Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:39 pm

Welcome. While the 17 Leaf is back a few versions in battery tech with the Leaf, looking forward to hearing your experiences with the car given your other ev experiences.
2019 S Plus (93.86% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (93.35% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

Posts: 1207
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2017
Leaf Number: 311806
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Hey yall!... glad to meet you all

Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:39 pm

The 2017 comes with an 8 year, 100k mile battery capacity warranty. There is a BMS firmware update that is required for these cars but if your car has had the update and is at 9 bars capacity, then it will probably lose the 4th bar before the warranty expires. Then you get a replacement battery from Nissan under warranty. Currently they seem to be putting 40kWh batteries into the 2017 warranty claims since the 30kWh battery is EOL. No guarantees but you might be in a lucky spot.

Return to “New Members & Newbie Questions”