MrIanB wrote:1- isn't the battery fix as easy as replacing the weaker/damaged backs and that will bring the battery pack back to 100% like new?
Not really, because there will be some degradation in all old cells. Just replacing the very weakest might bring you back up substantially, but it would never be 100% unless they were all brand new.
MrIanB wrote:2- if they replace the battery after down to 8 bars, they made it seem like they would bring you back up to a certain level but did not hear 100%. Now that makes no sense to me, that is like having a damaged tire covered under warranty and giving you a barely used "new" tire vs a brand new tire. What am I missing here?
I'm with you. But I can only imagine it would be a cost thing.
The most disingenuous part of the story from Mr. Palmer was the "enormous cost" of swapping battery packs, which I took to mean the labor cost (or labour cost, as Mr. Palmer would probably write). Well, we all know that the book calls for (IIRC) 2-3 hours in total to R&R a LEAF battery pack. In my head, that's not a massive amount in the big scheme of things. Heck I would be willing to pay that out of pocket for a new pack under warranty, and not feel at all cheated for having to do so.