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Missing welds, Nissan may replace up to 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 8:46 am

Last edited by DNAinaGoodWay on Mon May 19, 2014 11:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 8:51 am

I wonder how spot welds could be missing... I have to assume that all of that is an automated process!

Rather an expensive recall!

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:http://insideevs.com/2014-nissan-leaf-recall-missing-spot-welds-means-affected-vehicles-will-replaced-free-charge/
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Re: Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 8:57 am

Might want to correct the title "Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs". Nissan will inspect 211 LEAFs, any with missing spot welds will be replaced. They won't necessarily replace all 211 - it might be very few that get replaced.

Good that this was caught in a quality inspection, self-reported, and a recall self-initiated. Bad that it happened, though. Seems like the Smyrna roll-out of LEAFs has been more trouble-fraught than usual.
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Re: Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 9:19 am

mine is made in feb of this year :o . will check the welds when I get home this afternoon!

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2014 LEAF recall

Mon May 19, 2014 9:54 am

Nissan is recalling 2104 LEAFS, less then 300 US and Canadian cars are affected, the reason is missing welds

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... sing-welds
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Re: 2014 LEAF recall

Mon May 19, 2014 9:56 am

Already covered a few threads ago...

apvbguy wrote:Nissan is recalling 2104 LEAFS, less then 300 US and Canadian cars are affected, the reason is missing welds
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Re: Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 9:57 am

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59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 with new Lizard battery.
62,141 miles/12 bars/276 Gids/66.14 AHr/100% SOH/102.58% Hx 11Jul15.

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Re: Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 10:29 am

These cars have been rolling off the same assembly line, identical to the thousands that came before it. How does the robot welder just stop welding and the line keeps rolling for weeks? Someone forgot to restock the welding rod?
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Re: Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 10:42 am

If the VIN is evenly divisible by 64, the welder skips the weld and prints a debug TPS report instead. ;)
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Re: Missing welds, Nissan to replace 211 2014 LEAFs

Mon May 19, 2014 11:00 am

TomT wrote:Unless you know exactly where to look, I'm not sure you could verify if all spot welds are there as only some are missing...

NasGoreList wrote:mine is made in feb of this year :o . will check the welds when I get home this afternoon!


http://insideevs.com/2014-nissan-leaf-r ... ee-charge/

Look at the pictures in the link. Take a flashlight. Open the hood of the car. Turn on the flashlight. Move the flashlight and your head until you can clearly see the square hole and the three holes below it. Takes about 2 minutes. Easy, just did it.

My car has all six welds.
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