I noticed in April/May that the heater in my 2012 Leaf SL wasn't working right but because of the known crappiness of Leaf heating, I quickly forgot about it when the summer started. I remembered the issue a couple weeks ago when the temps dropped and it turns out it wasn't heating at all. I brought it to the dealer and lo and behold they want $4,000 for a completely new heating unit since this one has failed.
I cannot believe this is even a real amount they are quoting me and I never would have bought the car if I had any idea that something like this on a nearly new vehicle was a possibility (part of the justification for buying the car was that there would be no big ticket transmission/engine repairs in the several thousands).
The part that really pisses me off is that my warranty ended in October and even though the problem occurred well before then, Nissan is being very by the book and insisting the car is out of warranty. This is obviously very frustrating because my car still only has 21,000 miles on it and because I've always babied it, it looks and drives brand new. There was never a warning light of any kind or any indication of the problem except for the heat not blowing which I didn't notice in the hot summer/autumn months.
Needless to say, this is a crappy turn of events and now I highly regret buying the car in the first place. I wanted to help the progress of EVs by getting on board but never would have taken the plunge if I'd known something like this was a possibility. End rant...
Ok, my question for you all is has anyone else experienced this problem before?