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by LeftieBiker
Fri Nov 10, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2023 Leaf intermittent power lock out
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: 2023 Leaf intermittent power lock out

Welcome. If you are leaving the car plugged in after charging is done, for hours at a time, and frequently, that is killing the 12 volt battery. It's poor designing, but it's a known issue.
by LeftieBiker
Thu Nov 09, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nissan leaf crashed on parking lot concrete beam
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Nissan leaf crashed on parking lot concrete beam

I think he was confusing the inverter/PDM/motor coolant loop with the battery.
by LeftieBiker
Wed Nov 08, 2023 7:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2011 Leaf SL valuations (battery 9/12 bars)
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: 2011 Leaf SL valuations (battery 9/12 bars)

$6k is reasonable for a 2011 with a good-not-great battery and that odometer reading, especially if it's cosmetically nice. $5k might be closer if the car has dings and upholstery damage. This is all subject to things like EV popularity and availability in your area.
by LeftieBiker
Wed Nov 08, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: disconnect battery while away 3 months?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: disconnect battery while away 3 months?

Welcome. Yes, there is a starting type 12 volt battery in the Leaf, along with most other EVs. If there is an outlet nearby, your best option is to connect a 12 volt external battery maintainer, leaving the battery installed in the car and connected.
by LeftieBiker
Tue Nov 07, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: any advice on tire replacement?
Replies: 51
Views: 9687

Re: any advice on tire replacement?

Toby wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 2:43 pm I've wondered about using Michelin X-Ice tires and running them all year.

I ran mine one Summer, and at least in a gentle use case, they hold up fine.
by LeftieBiker
Mon Nov 06, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2023 Leaf S - ~10,000 Miles - Died on highway 65mph -> 0
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: 2023 Leaf S - ~10,000 Miles - Died on highway 65mph -> 0

It can be considered to be a design flaw to have the 12 volt battery, which is needed to start the car, remain a critical component while driving.
by LeftieBiker
Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Buying a used LEAF - Questions about battery health
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Buying a used LEAF - Questions about battery health

I had to update LeafSpy Pro to get rid of the quirk. IIRC, the quick setting change is changing kilometers to miles.
by LeftieBiker
Sat Nov 04, 2023 5:02 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 12v battery replacement recommendations?
Replies: 62
Views: 15605

Re: 12v battery replacement recommendations?

People have installed lithium iron (LiFePO4) batteries, with good results, in warmer climates. Most replacements, though, if they aren't OEM type flooded cell batteries, are AGM type, which work better in the Leaf than the OEM.
by LeftieBiker
Thu Nov 02, 2023 2:23 am
Forum: New Members & Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery 17% sudden drop while driving
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Battery 17% sudden drop while driving

This sounds like one or more cells in the battery are going South. You need to use LeafSpy Pro to get a depiction of the battery cells and the voltage variations between them. Hawaii is kind of deceptive, in that while you don't usually get extreme heat, the generally warm/very warm nights prevent t...
by LeftieBiker
Wed Nov 01, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: New Members & Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery doomed?
Replies: 14
Views: 5280

Re: Battery doomed?

What's happening is that Nissan, claiming to be short on 40kwh packs, is offering to buy the cars back. There is negotiation involved, so if they offer that, don't accept their first $ offer as their final one.

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