powersurge wrote:Being in such a hot climate AND pushing the car to do an 85 mile round trip is pushing the car beyond its capability. Nissan should stop beating their heads against a brick wall and stop selling the Leaf to people in hot climates, who will also abuse the car and then cry for free repairs... Your problem is not a defect of the car.....
I don't think an 85 mile round trip in a car with a 107-mile range qualifies as abuse. And having a battery replaced if it drops below the warrantied capacity during the warranty period isn't crying for free repairs. But you could be right about the current Leaf not being suitable for long commutes in very hot climates.
cmeyeres wrote:2016 Nissan Leaf 30kWh lost 2 bars after 18 months and 31,000 miles.
Drive to/from work everyday round trip of 84 miles in Phoenix, AZ.
Wow! You must have scored one of the first 2016s in Phoenix. Sorry to read about your loss. What's your current range on a single charge? I think ElectricEddy is right about your battery never cooling down. Are you charging at work and did you always charge at work? Do you charge as soon as you get home or do you delay your evening charge?
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.