Just got back from my local Nissan dealership and was just quoted a ballpark of $15,000 to $20,000 to replace the battery in my 2013 Leaf. He also said that they just replaced one for someone under warranty and that still cost around $10,000 for that customer. That's insane and can't be right. Is that actually now the price of replacing the batteries?? Because I know there's another thread about it being around $8,500 that was just posted in May of this year! (viewtopic.php?f=27&t=25882) I told the guy this and he was like "oh they were just quoting the price of the part probably..." That still means that they are charging $6,500 to $11,500 for labor which is outrageous!
I wasn't expecting it to be cheap or anything, but I'm at 9 bars to start as I bought my car used from another place. I was just trying to figure how much to save up to replace the battery, but I might as well just buy another car at that point if it's going to be that much. I was hoping that by the time I needed a new battery that the prices might come down a bit as there will be more EVs on the road and stuff.
As it is, I'm probably only going to this dealership for charging only. My basic service today took over 4 hours and then another 2 just to wash the car (not detail it, just a basic wash). I think they're trying to screw me over, because I didn't buy the car from them. I have a local mechanic that handle all the regular car stuff (brakes, tires, etc) and I'm just going to stick with him. I'll have to look elsewhere for service specific to EVs if I actually need it.