NoReleaf wrote:I was really wondering whether anyone had had a "should have gone to a Nissan dealership instead" or "wouldn't take it to a Nissan dealership again!" experience with post-accident repair.
I believe this was mentioned earlier, but most dealerships do NOT have their own body repair facilities. They contract out to a local body shop for that.
After a conversation with someone with my insurance company, I feel more confident that they will back me up if I find the repair unsatisfactory in some way - wherever I take it. I think I'll just go with the insurance company's choice of repair shop. Now that I'm thinking a bit more clearly about it, I don't think anything substandard about the repair would be waiting around to bite me in two and a half years.
Just make sure that they warranty their work for at least the time you have remaining on your lease. I had the paint of a repair I had done crack on me a year later, because they laid the paint on so thick.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.