TimLee
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 9:13 am

Warranty terms are set by the OEM.
Just because no one likes paying for the battery report doesn't mean you can just decide not to do it and then think you will still be able to get warranty coverage.
The annual battery test is required to maintain both the capacity warranty and the 8 year / 100,000 mile defects warranty (longer in CA).
To claim otherwise is really bad advice :roll:

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

MikeinDenver
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 10:01 am

If you have no plans to keep it at lease end it sounds like it is wasting money? :?:
2013 SL

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DaveEV
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 10:23 am

JPVLeaf wrote:FWIW, 3-yr battery check being done today.
$34 at Tustin Nissan (Tustin, CA).

Seems reasonable. What else are you paying for on your 3-year service? Mine is coming up in a month or so.

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mwalsh
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 10:24 am

TimLee wrote:The annual battery test is required to maintain both the capacity warranty and the 8 year / 100,000 mile defects warranty (longer in CA). To claim otherwise is really bad advice :roll:


I agree completely. Not worth the risk of what I'm sure would be a protracted battle with Nissan when you do need to claim on the warranty.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 80,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
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2013 sun visors
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JPVLeaf
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 10:36 am

drees wrote:
JPVLeaf wrote:FWIW, 3-yr battery check being done today.
$34 at Tustin Nissan (Tustin, CA).

Seems reasonable. What else are you paying for on your 3-year service? Mine is coming up in a month or so.

Yeah, I thought so too.
Initally took the car to get my P3227 update done after receiving dealer/service center reminder card. In anticipation of my pending battery warranty claim in the next 6-8 mo., I finally decided to take it in for the update. As mwalsh said, I don't want any 'issues' when I come calling for my new battery! I decided to get the 3-yr battery check done for that same/sole reason. Not asking for any other work.
-jp
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R 4/20/10, RAQ 9/3/10,
O 9/10/10, D 6/6/11
72k mi @ 50 mo, #1 [new batt @ 39 mos.]
33k mi @ 34 mo, #2

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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 10:47 am

The warranty is fairly explicit:

2011 Leaf Warranty Information Booklet 2011 wrote:...You are required to perform annual EV Battery Usage Report at intervals of 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, 60 months, 72 months, and 84 months. These EV Battery Usage Reports can be performed by a Nissan LEAF certified dealer or any qualified repair shop facility. The 12 and 24 month EV Battery Usage Report will be performed at no charge to the customer, provided the work is done at a Nissan LEAF certified dealer. Any damage or failure resulting from a failure to have these required services performed, or that could have been avoided had these services been performed, is not covered under warranty. Any damage or failure resulting from a failure to have these required services performed, or that could have been avoided had these services been performed, is not covered under warranty.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo
2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah
4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah, end 36.13Ah
New Battery 9/28/15 104k mi 66.14Ah
1st- 160.5k mi 34mo 54.02Ah

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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 10:51 am

TimLee wrote:The annual battery test is required to maintain both the capacity warranty and the 8 year / 100,000 mile defects warranty (longer in CA).

I'm not aware of a longer battery warranty for CA LEAFs. I am pretty sure it's the same 8-year 100k mile warranty against defects across the USA.

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JPVLeaf
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 11:02 am

$34 was inexpensive cost now to minimize hassle/inconvenience/risk later ... when I come callin' for my new battery! :x
-jp
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R 4/20/10, RAQ 9/3/10,
O 9/10/10, D 6/6/11
72k mi @ 50 mo, #1 [new batt @ 39 mos.]
33k mi @ 34 mo, #2

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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 11:04 am

This is what my book says-
2011 Leaf Warranty Information Booklet wrote:LITHIUM–ION BATTERY COVERAGE
The Lithium-Ion coverage period is 96 months or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. This warranty covers any repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship subject to the exclusions listed under the heading WHAT IS NOT COVERED. This warranty period is 96 months or100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo
2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah
4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah, end 36.13Ah
New Battery 9/28/15 104k mi 66.14Ah
1st- 160.5k mi 34mo 54.02Ah

TimLee
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are fre

Thu May 08, 2014 11:28 am

You may be correct that CA warranty is the same as overall US.
But there was some mention in another thread possibly about the BMW that the CA warranty was longer and my recollection was that at some point in the past decade or two the CA emissions warranties were longer.
But I don't have the details.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

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