Something just doesn't sound right. I've never had turtle come on due to cold and if the battery was at 50% the battery heater should have come on regardless and kept the battery warm. The only exception could have been if the battery was left in a very low SOC(not good for the battery) but currently at 50% you'd think it should have warmed up.....PotRoastMan wrote: ↑Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:37 pmSo I drove the 2016 SL and it is nice, I want it. It was on the quick charger when I arrived, and maybe 50% full. The turtle was on the whole time, and the car said it was due to low temperature. It has been below zero Fahrenheit for the last two days, and at the moment it is around 5 degrees. Is this expected, or a red flag?
I found the owners manual does say the turtle can come on when the battery is -4 F and it has been that cold the last two days. It is warmer now, but probably the battery did not get warmer today. The car seemed to drive normally nonetheless.
Now I suppose the battery could have been sitting around in sub-zero temps with a low SOC battery and got really cold deep down and it just didn't have enough time to warm up, that I don't know. It's also possible the battery heater is bad, which would NOT be good for a Leaf in MN, it would really have been good to know what the SOC was before they hooked it up to the QC, if it were more than 20%?? I might expect a bad battery which would be extremely rare(I've never read about here on MNL) but truthfully more than 1/2 the Leafs on the road could have a bad battery heater and we'd never know about it due to the fact it only comes on during extreme low temps and most people just don't experience that.
Today it's a balmy 13F so if you drive it again there is no way it should be in turtle if it's temperature related.