Shulew wrote:I just bought a 2011SL. It says it has 12 bars and a full charge starts out claiming 75ish miles.
I'm pretty sure that every 2011 out there has some battery degradation, and even if you have all 12 capacity bars, I would guess you are probably close to losing your first capacity bar (-15%), unless it came from a very cool climate, or has had the battery replaced recently.
Shulew wrote: I then plug in to a Nissan Charger and it says I have 15-25% battery but my car only shows 1 bar.
Where are you reading this "15-25%", in the car, or on the charging station? Each charge bar represents about 8% charge, but there is also a reserve at the bottom that you can't access, to keep from damaging the battery pack. Maybe the charging station is counting that reserve?
Shulew wrote:Is there a way the "Reset" the level battery reading?
Shulew wrote:One other question, is eco mode good for hwy driving?
No, ECO mode does almost nothing to increase economy for highway driving, except reduce the A/C draw. It recurves the acceleration pedal, and increases regen, neither of which help in steady-state highway driving.
In short: if you have a 58 mile commute, I think a used 2011 Leaf was the wrong car for you. Did you research it on here first?