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

Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:27 pm

Boxman wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:04 pm
goldbrick wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:28 pm
My understanding is the it is the 30kWh packs that have been discontinued. 24kWh are still replaced with same but 30kWh warranty replacements are getting 40kWh packs.
Really? The 40kWh pack actually fits?
The 40 KWH bolts directly in, A quick spin through the Diagnostic Computer to match up the SN's and you are good to go. A 62 KWH fits with some modifications to the mounts as well. So much for Nissan telling us it couldn't be done.
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:23 pm

My 2011 Leaf is now 9 years old, has 31,000 miles and 10 bars left; Since we only drive it locally, I'm wondering when to replace the battery. Also, I'm disappointed that Nissan, or a responsible third party, hasn't offered longer-range-updated replacement batteries by now.

There are about 430,000 First generation Leafs worldwide and that's a large population of cars that will all need replacement batteries; that's a large market for batteries.

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

Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:02 pm

fotajoye wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:23 pm
My 2011 Leaf is now 9 years old, has 31,000 miles and 10 bars left; Since we only drive it locally, I'm wondering when to replace the battery. Also, I'm disappointed that Nissan, or a responsible third party, hasn't offered longer-range-updated replacement batteries by now.

There are about 430,000 First generation Leafs worldwide and that's a large population of cars that will all need replacement batteries; that's a large market for batteries.

This may be the Sweet Spot for you, time-wise: even if the price stays the same, the 24kwh batteries they have left will be aging on the shelf. Also, a 10 bar 24kwh pack, even a 'Canary' pack, is still worth something if you want to sell it and not get $1k back from Nissan as a core refund.
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:30 am

fotajoye wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:23 pm
My 2011 Leaf is now 9 years old, has 31,000 miles and 10 bars left; Since we only drive it locally, I'm wondering when to replace the battery. Also, I'm disappointed that Nissan, or a responsible third party, hasn't offered longer-range-updated replacement batteries by now.

There are about 430,000 First generation Leafs worldwide and that's a large population of cars that will all need replacement batteries; that's a large market for batteries.
There are actually now a handful of options for upgrading to larger packs but most are geographically challenging. There is one in WA who has done it successfully with a very well known LEAF but they are sourcing salvage 40 kwh packs so the price varies by the cost of obtaining the packs.

BUT a Nissan warranty at a price likely under $6,000 is a very good option. If you are seriously thinking about it, I would do it quickly. Nissan tends to change rather quickly on a lot of these things.
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:02 am

fotajoye wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:23 pm
My 2011 Leaf is now 9 years old, has 31,000 miles and 10 bars left; Since we only drive it locally, I'm wondering when to replace the battery.
I wouldn't consider replacing the battery unless the remaining range is no longer sufficient for your local driving. There's nothing wrong with a degraded battery; it just has less range.


And if the range is no longer sufficient, depending upon your financial circumstances and the local offers in your area, something like $18K (after rebates/tax credits) for a new LEAF or Bolt might be a much better option than putting $6K into a 9 year old car. You'd end up with a car with much more range and value.
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:11 am

My 2011 LEAF with 45K miles and a marginally performing 8 bar battery is at the dealer in Albuquerque getting a new 24 kWhr battery. All in, about $5500 (less sales tax, probably). Looking forward to returning to using this car as much as I did when it was new!

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Nissan Gen 1 replacement down to $5500

Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:46 pm

I saw it mentioned elsewhere that Nissan will now replace your Gen1 Leaf battery for $5500 (not $9000 or $30,000 as some have experienced).

Can anyone confirm this, and if anyone on this forum has done said battery replacement, how did it go?

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

Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:47 pm

zialeaf wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:11 am
My 2011 LEAF with 45K miles and a marginally performing 8 bar battery is at the dealer in Albuquerque getting a new 24 kWhr battery. All in, about $5500 (less sales tax, probably). Looking forward to returning to using this car as much as I did when it was new!

Steve in New Mexico
How did it go, Steve?

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Re: Nissan Gen 1 replacement down to $5500

Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:33 pm

I saw it mentioned elsewhere that Nissan will now replace your Gen1 Leaf battery for $5500 (not $9000 or $30,000 as some have experienced).

Can anyone confirm this, and if anyone on this forum has done said battery replacement, how did it go?


There is an existing topic on this, and I'll move your post there soon.
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Re: 24 kWh Battery replacement cost back down to $5500

Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:11 am

jlv wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:02 am
fotajoye wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:23 pm
My 2011 Leaf is now 9 years old, has 31,000 miles and 10 bars left; Since we only drive it locally, I'm wondering when to replace the battery.
I wouldn't consider replacing the battery unless the remaining range is no longer sufficient for your local driving. There's nothing wrong with a degraded battery; it just has less range.


And if the range is no longer sufficient, depending upon your financial circumstances and the local offers in your area, something like $18K (after rebates/tax credits) for a new LEAF or Bolt might be a much better option than putting $6K into a 9 year old car. You'd end up with a car with much more range and value.
I am sorry, buy you cannot get a NEW Leaf for $18K, of even a Bolt. They are not that available, and the dealers will not negotiate too much from sticker price.

As for me, A $5K replacement would be a good deal because I will be darned if I give Nissan $40K for even a Plus Leaf. That is too much for a specialty car that has a dubious future. After owning a New Leaf for 6 years, I will invest $$ for repairs on my owned car, but will not Give Nissan MORE NEW $$$ on their latest half-baked products. The way I see the new Leaf, it has lost its allure as a up-and-coming product and become a fringe curiosity product that will be discontinued at any moment...

I would rather spend $40K on a fully loaded Minivan or a $15K Versa with a manual transmission if I want to save $$$.
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