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

Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:06 pm

Yes, I was really hoping that my 9th bar would drop before my anniversary, but I ended up paying for 1/2 hour at my dealer for my 4th battery test, and then a month later I dropped that 9th bar. :? Oh well, at least I get a new battery as a consolation prize.
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are free)

Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:28 pm

mwalsh wrote:Just dropping in to say that I did actually skip the annual battery check this year - coincidental to the anniversary of my in-service date they were pulling the old battery pack out and installing the brand new one, so (to myself) I'm like, "Umm...I really don't think that's necessary".
I'll need to make a decision if I want to donate my $60 to a dealer next September for my last test at approx. 95,000 miles.
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asg123
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are free)

Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:46 am

I just was quoted 320.00 or more for an annual check. Battery, brake check, rotate tires, cabin filter. It seems like way to much after reading these posts.

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

Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:55 am

asg123 wrote:I just was quoted 320.00 or more for an annual check. Battery, brake check, rotate tires, cabin filter. It seems like way to much after reading these posts.
Definitely way too much! If you don't mind sharing, where are you located and what dealer quoted you that price?
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are free)

Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:05 am

When my dealer was not able to quote me a firm price for what amounts to reading data from the car's computer, I decided that the annual battery check was not for me. Because of that, I have not taken our LEAF in for the annual battery check after the first two free ones.
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take
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Re: Annual battery check cost? (yes I know the 1st 2 are free)

Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:46 pm

My leaf is 2012, bought last year, unsure if the battery checks were done while under the previous lease owner. I have till 12/2017 for the warranty, and am currently at 10 bars (waiting on my OBDII dongle to check leafspy stats). Since it seems there is a possibility of dropping two more bars, I'm going in for the batter checkup and wanted to share quotes.

As a data point, Hanlees Hilltop Nissan in Richmond, CA wants $160 for a battery check. I confirmed there are no other services besides battery check in this quote. They are crazy. Nissan Marin gave quoted $77, and Autocom Nissan of Concord quoted $45. The highest was > 3.5x the price of the lowest! But the good news is that it is possible to get reasonable and insane prices in the san francisco bay area, so call around first.

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

Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:00 pm

take wrote:My leaf is 2012, bought last year, unsure if the battery checks were done while under the previous lease owner. I have till 12/2017 for the warranty, and am currently at 10 bars (waiting on my OBDII dongle to check leafspy stats). Since it seems there is a possibility of dropping two more bars, I'm going in for the batter checkup and wanted to share quotes.

As a data point, Hanlees Hilltop Nissan in Richmond, CA wants $160 for a battery check. I confirmed there are no other services besides battery check in this quote. They are crazy. Nissan Marin gave quoted $77, and Autocom Nissan of Concord quoted $45. The highest was > 3.5x the price of the lowest! But the good news is that it is possible to get reasonable and insane prices in the san francisco bay area, so call around first.
I am in nearly the exact same boat as take except I have just dropped to 9 bars and 51,000 mi. For reference, I'll give my experience.

Sunnyvale (California) Nissan gets $40 for a battery check. I noticed they touted that they include multi-point inspection, including tire pressure and depth check. Until I read this thread today, I thought they were just trying to jack up the price, now I am appreciative. This dealer is known to handle a lot of Leafs, I saw 10-15 go through in the time I sat at the dealer.

My service guy was quite anxious to replace my battery, he said I will have no problem losing one more bar in the 11 months or 8,000 miles on my battery warranty. He suggested I use an "express" charger (L3) twice a day and kill it quickly and there was one just outside the door. It seems battery replacement is a profitable service for them. When I mentioned I did not know the service history of the car, he dismissed the concern.

I have noticed that I don't get regenerative braking anymore, I was told this can be symptom of a weak battery. Their report claimed I still have regen and there are no error codes stored, so I am a bit unclear on that, it is not an official Nissan claim. It used to be I could drop it into ECO at any speed and feel it - no more.

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