Well, today was delivery day for my Leaf. As you can tell from the pictures, I came home with a 2010 Nissan Altima courtesy car. The folks at my Nissan dealership were fantastic. My salesman was great. He showed me all the functions of the car. We started in the trunk and he showed me all the tools and whatnot, including the wrench required to manually release the parking brake in the event of a complete power failure. I did not know that that existed...must have missed it on this forum. Anyhow from there we got into the car, enabled carwings and went throught all the screens and connected my phone with bluetooth and tested it. Very throuough and professional. We put the car into drive, reverse, park, drive and eco, and tested the parking brake, and all was working just fine although we never even moved the car an inch. We were doing all this while we waited for the paperwork to get completed inside and for anohter customer to finish up with their paperwork. I went back inside the building to sign all the papers and everything went very smooth and professional. I would definitely recommend this dealership to anybody. The whole thing probably would have been the fastest transaction I've ever had for a car if it were not for the fact that when I got back to the car to drive away after my salesman put the registration sticker in the windshield the car would not get to "ready". When I got into the car, I put my foot on the brake and pressed the button and the dash lit, but I never got a "ready" green arrow, and the dash blinked that I should push the brake when I press start. Ok, perhaps I did not press hard enough. I tried again...nothing. Perhaps I needed to turn it off first, so I did that and then tried to restart. Same problem. Then I noticed that not only was there an indicator for pushing the brake and the button, there was an error light on the dash. I tried a couple of other options and then gave up and went to find my salesman. I found him and he was shocked I was still at the dealership. I told him the car was dead, and he looked at me in amazement and I handed him the key and we walked out to the car. He went through all the same steps as I did, and then we called the service guy to come over. The service guy was great. He went through the same steps as we did and then started asking questions about what we saw and what we were doing prior to this happening. We looked up in the manual what possible things the light can mean, and then he did a quick inspection of the obvious things. At that point my salesman started working with the service bay to get me a loaner, and I spoke with the service guy. I mentioned this thread about a possible air conditioning link, and he said he would keep that in mind. The car never moved, and obviously has not ever had the AC setup to precool the car, but when we were in the car going over the dash, the a/c was running. It was a bit cold for my taste, but the salesman said he was hot in the car. I don't know if it has anything to do with the car not running, but it is the only thing we did to it.
So for me it was...I got the car at 5pm and it failed me at 5:30pm.