maple18
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:57 am
Delivery Date: 31 Jul 2018
Leaf Number: 314089
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:12 pm

Follow up on my Leaf stuttering on start up, mainly on left turns....

3 weeks with the dealer. Except for one episode when I brought the car in and the service technician was passenger, they have not been able to replicate this behaviour. They've driven it 600 km, no problems, no error codes. Thus no solutions. They imply that having an OBD dongle inserted may cause aberrant behaviour, but of course the dongle went in after I started having problems.
There is nothing on the dash board to indicate anything so the best I can think of is to install a dash cam in order to catch this behaviour / road conditions , to document when it occurs.

leaf4me
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:57 am
Delivery Date: 17 Jan 2012
Leaf Number: 17131
Location: Endicott, NY (Upstate NY)

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:47 am

I just purchased a 2018 LEAF SV manufactured 3/2018 USA. I am having a problem charging it with my 240v SPX (now owned by Bosch) EVSE. The EVSE is detecting ground fault leakage current exceeding 17.5 mA. Charging starts, but stops after a few minutes due to detecting the leakage current. I used this EVSE without issue for 7 years with my 2012 LEAF that I traded in for this 2018 LEAF. I also currently use this EVSE with my Tesla Model 3 without any issue. My 2018 LEAF charges fine with the Nissan provided 120v EVSE, but I am not sure that means much. Any suggestions on how to get the dealer to fix my 2018 LEAF?

Steve

8leaf
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am
Delivery Date: 28 Sep 2018
Leaf Number: 310910

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:55 pm

Had issues with a short in the power mirrors adjustment that took way too many trips to the dealership, too much time and a scuffed side mirror that the dealer still have yet to fix.

The hood seems to be not aligned which makes the cap uneven but was able to bent it a bit, which helped but it seems to be going back to the original position.

Another weird thing is a rubbing sound that I hear when trying to feather the pedal at very low speeds or between 40-50 miles going on flat or downhill.

Any idea what that might be?
[youtube]https://youtu.be/aRu00S7aCM4[/youtube]

P.S. Don't what to go back to the dealer and drive a sentra for a loaner- although leaf seems to be sharing 50% internal panels with the sentra and the ride seems to be as comfortable.

Reagle
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jun 2018
Location: Upstate New York

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:21 pm

2018 SV with 8k miles, built in March, bought in June
Got "Service EV system unable to restart" message on power up in the morning.
Did the usual checks of 12V battery and all that but got nowhere.
Leaf Spy pulled two DTCs:

P31E7 000B Restart inhibition EVC-310
P0AA6 1A08 Hybrid battery sys isolation fault EVC-157

Had it towed in, dealer just called to tell me it's a bad cell in the pack and it'll be at least a week of fixing.
Driving gas loaner (Rogue) meanwhile- feels like a punishment :(
2018 Jade Frost SV with tech and weather packages
Delivery: 06/2018
Build date: 03/2018

LeftieBiker
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Posts: 11967
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:24 pm

I think that the Sentra is the "punishment loaner."

Looks like we have our second major defect showing up, after the failing Pro Pilot radar units...speaking of which, mine still acts up occasionally, but not as often as it was. I'm trying to decide if I want to report it to the dealer when the car is in for what I hope will be its annual-only dealership visit, thus opening a possible can of worms, or if I should see if it gets worse or better...
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

jdcbomb
Posts: 176
Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 12:17 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2015

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:37 pm

Starting after my 2nd month of ownership in near freezing weather, my 2018 Sep (bought in Dec) vehicle made a single "click" sound every time I depress the brake pedal (click happens on the initial push, nowhere else during its travel). Warmer weather did not stop the click. It doesn't seem to affect the operation of the pedal, but the sound gets annoying especially how quiet it is inside. I'll get it examine during a visit to the dealer in a couple months. No other issues observed.
2018 Leaf SV - In Service 2019 January - Location: Raleigh, NC.
2013 Leaf SL - Original In Service 2013 February - Bar Losses: 2016.10.17 - 25,843 Miles -- 2017.06.23 - 32,080 Miles -- 2018.04.10 - 37,000 Miles -- 4th: 2018.09.23 - 44,255 Miles

LeftieBiker
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Posts: 11967
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:53 pm

Check the lug nuts - now. Easy to fix or rule out, but Bad News if let go.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

jdcbomb
Posts: 176
Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 12:17 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2015

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:13 am

Thx for the suggestion...I should have clarified. The clicking sound is definitely emanating from the brake pedal itself. Highly unlikely it's the lug nuts as I hear the distinct click from the pedal even in park mode and can replicate the sound every time I tap on the pedal.
2018 Leaf SV - In Service 2019 January - Location: Raleigh, NC.
2013 Leaf SL - Original In Service 2013 February - Bar Losses: 2016.10.17 - 25,843 Miles -- 2017.06.23 - 32,080 Miles -- 2018.04.10 - 37,000 Miles -- 4th: 2018.09.23 - 44,255 Miles

rogersleaf
Posts: 248
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:50 pm
Delivery Date: 22 Mar 2019
Leaf Number: 307726
Location: Kent, Ohio

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:20 am

jdcbomb wrote:Thx for the suggestion...I should have clarified. The clicking sound is definitely emanating from the brake pedal itself. Highly unlikely it's the lug nuts as I hear the distinct click from the pedal even in park mode and can replicate the sound every time I tap on the pedal.

That is exactly what my Honda CRV was doing when wheels were not torqued correctly. It’s a common problem with aluminum wheels bolted to a steel hub. The dissimilar metals expand & contract at different rates, which can loosen the lug nuts.
2014 SV - Brilliant Silver - returned 1/2017 at end of lease.
2019 SL - White - w/Tech Package

jdcbomb
Posts: 176
Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 12:17 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2015

Re: Please Report 2018 Leaf Defects Here

Tue May 21, 2019 12:01 pm

Compared to my 2013 MY vehicle, the Bluetooth audio on the 2018 MY has a delay that is nearing half a second. Not totally annoying but wondering if anyone else has noticed this and is it fixable? It's especially noticeable in videos with the subject speaking. Doesn't matter what smartphone device is connected.
2018 Leaf SV - In Service 2019 January - Location: Raleigh, NC.
2013 Leaf SL - Original In Service 2013 February - Bar Losses: 2016.10.17 - 25,843 Miles -- 2017.06.23 - 32,080 Miles -- 2018.04.10 - 37,000 Miles -- 4th: 2018.09.23 - 44,255 Miles

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