LEAF Battery capacity loss and battery life

Discussion in 'LEAF' started by jim, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. ColoradoLeaf

    ColoradoLeaf New Member

    Unfortunately the 8 yr/100kmile warranty was not in place on the early Leaves. My 2012 with 81000 miles has 8 bars, but my only option is to pay $6500 to restore it to its full 24 kw-hr range. I assume I'd get 84 vs. 74 miles, but it is still not worth it. My next EV will start at a 250 mile range, so even 50% degradation will still be a great car.
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  2. Jack Ng

    Jack Ng New Member

    I just realize they have this recall for 2016-2017 30kWh owners. I haven't heard about it (no mail or email contact) until I saw that's an option to check "free" repair under my recall service tab. This sounds a little fishy to me. So they will reprogram/recalibrate the controller to display "accurate" results? It sounds like a way out for them to guarantee a new battery now that I'm 40k in with the new "accurate" results shows full bars instead of 3 missing!

    Did anyone bring in their 2016 or 2017 Leaf for this recall recently?

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  3. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I think that was Nissan's reaction to the "Rapidgate" problem with newer Leafs.

    I'd be suspicious too, given Nissan's repeated attempts to assure customers that a problem with rapid aging in the battery pack is merely a software or calibration problem. But I haven't seen any suggestion that Nissan is rigging the software to show a lower loss than is really there. Seems to me that doing that would open them to charges of fraud. Of course, one only needs to glance at the Dieselgate fraud to see that sometimes even major auto makers do engage in such fraud... but I, for one, certainly wouldn't accuse Nissan of that without some compelling evidence.

  4. Kenneth Bokor

    Kenneth Bokor Member

    Yes correct to my understanding of the warranty as well. However, this can be done a theoretical unlimited number of times during the warranty period. So if they would repair back to 9 bars, then a year later you are back down to 6, rinse and repeat. If it's all under warranty, so be it.
  5. Kenneth Bokor

    Kenneth Bokor Member

    I believe this was for the 2016-2017 30kWh Leafs. A recalibration of the software to represent a more accurate SoC. The user was asking about this model Leaf, not the 2.0 which is where your "Rapidgate" comment would be directed to.

    I personally don't feel anything fishy is going on PP.

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