Lothsahn
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24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:24 am

I saw this post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/leaf/comments/ ... a_40kw_to/

It sounded too good to be true, so I called Nissan EV Help. I just got off the phone and the 24 kWh battery replacement cost is now $5500, with the $1000 core charge, plus labor. That means that for around $5500, you could have a brand new 24 kWh battery with a full 5 year warranty on capacity and 8 year on defects.

In case anyone's got a badly degraded Leaf, you now have a decent option!
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
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Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

LeftieBiker
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:45 am

Good news indeed, although with labor it's likely more like $6500.
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Lothsahn
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:05 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:45 am
Good news indeed, although with labor it's likely more like $6500.
Labor should be around $1000, which means that $5500-$1k core deposit+$1k labor. Since labor is up to the dealership, we'll know when someone pays to have one done and shows the receipt from a dealer.
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
LeafSpy Pro + BAFX Products OBDII dongle
Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

Tortoisehead77
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Leaf Number: 307925
Location: Portland, Oregon USA

Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:42 pm

This is great news. This will weigh-in to my decision whether to keep my Leaf at the end of lease. I realize the 40kWh batteries will be more than $5,500 to replace someday, but this gives me confidence the price won't be outrageous.

powersurge
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:24 pm

This is good news to make the Leaf go to 200k miles...

LeftieBiker
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:24 pm

Lothsahn wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:05 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:45 am
Good news indeed, although with labor it's likely more like $6500.
Labor should be around $1000, which means that $5500-$1k core deposit+$1k labor. Since labor is up to the dealership, we'll know when someone pays to have one done and shows the receipt from a dealer.
Sorry, I thought it was 5500 + 1,000 for the core.
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DrR
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:31 pm

My dealer just quoted me ~$12k for replacing cells :twisted: :evil: . I called NissanCS and have a case open. The support specialist at least confirmed that it should be ~$5K and hope to hear soon.

Lothsahn
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:27 pm

DrR wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:31 pm
My dealer just quoted me ~$12k for replacing cells :twisted: :evil: . I called NissanCS and have a case open. The support specialist at least confirmed that it should be ~$5K and hope to hear soon.
Replacing cells? What model year do you have? Cell warranty (defects) should be free (warranty) on everything but 2012's and high mileage (8 year, 100k miles). If you have a 2011/2012 battery, you'd probably be better off just buying a whole new battery for 5.5k at this point, because then you'll get the latest chemistry, a new warranty, and much better range.
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
LeafSpy Pro + BAFX Products OBDII dongle
Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

DrR
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:05 pm

I have a 2012 silver SL , 43K miles, 7 bars left ; leaf spy says 50% SOH.

Update: The dealer just called me after Nissan CS talked to them and they said they can do the swap for $5500 all in. I asked them what part number they will put in and they had no answer. So if Nissan confirms the right chemistry , then I will be going for it.


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Replacing cells? What model year do you have? Cell warranty (defects) should be free (warranty) on everything but 2012's and high mileage (8 year, 100k miles). If you have a 2011/2012 battery, you'd probably be better off just buying a whole new battery for 5.5k at this point, because then you'll get the latest chemistry, a new warranty, and much better range.
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Lothsahn
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:16 pm

DrR wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:05 pm
I have a 2012 silver SL , 43K miles, 7 bars left ; leaf spy says 50% SOH.

Update: The dealer just called me after Nissan CS talked to them and they said they can do the swap for $5500 all in. I asked them what part number they will put in and they had no answer. So if Nissan confirms the right chemistry , then I will be going for it.

Nissan hasn't sold the 2011/2012 chemistry in forever, and they don't use it in warranty repairs. It will be the latest chemistry. Good luck with your car!
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
LeafSpy Pro + BAFX Products OBDII dongle
Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

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