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Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:25 am
by bmont
Hello guys,

I'm repairing a crashed Nissan Leaf 2011.

The front airbags (driver and passanger) has been deploy.
The passanger seat belt has been deploy but the driver seat belt not (I do not know why!!! For me it was a failure of the airbag system)

Images of the car:
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I had already changed some parts and fix other parts to confirm that the car works well. Unfortunately the car dont enter in Drive Mode and don't Charge.
I clean all strange DTC errors with Leaf Spy Pro, but i have a few fixes DTC Errors.

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I dont have the Heater Water Pump connected because of a leak. But i have all high voltage cables connected and all 12v cables connected, except the headlights and exterior lights.

Some people tell me when you have a crash with the Nissan Leaf the software lock the high voltage connection and i need to unlock the system with the Nissan Consult. But some people say that it is not necessary. So I do not know who to believe.

I arrived to a point that i need to know if i need the Nissan Consult to reboot the system. And not to go after errors that do not exist.

Tnks 4 your help

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:21 am
by RonDawg
If the front seatbelts did not "deploy" (do you mean show stretch/burn marks indicative of use in a big crash?), there's an easy explanation: the driver wasn't wearing it at the time. There's nothing but fear of death/injury, and fear of the law, to make a driver buckle up, unlike many US-market cars in the 1970's that required the driver's seatbelt be buckled in order to allow the vehicle to start.

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:09 pm
by bmont
RonDawg wrote:If the front seatbelts did not "deploy" (do you mean show stretch/burn marks indicative of use in a big crash?), there's an easy explanation: the driver wasn't wearing it at the time. There's nothing but fear of death/injury, and fear of the law, to make a driver buckle up, unlike many US-market cars in the 1970's that required the driver's seatbelt be buckled in order to allow the vehicle to start.
I was alone in the car and wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

It is curious because the passenger's seatbelt airbag has deployed and the driver's dont.

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:32 pm
by baustin
I can't imagine this being a very cost-effective endeavor. Why are you trying to repair one in such a terrible condition?

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:37 pm
by bmont
baustin wrote:I can't imagine this being a very cost-effective endeavor. Why are you trying to repair one in such a terrible condition?
Its a challenge for me. And I'am learning how this car works ;)

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:00 pm
by RonDawg
bmont wrote:
RonDawg wrote:If the front seatbelts did not "deploy" (do you mean show stretch/burn marks indicative of use in a big crash?), there's an easy explanation: the driver wasn't wearing it at the time. There's nothing but fear of death/injury, and fear of the law, to make a driver buckle up, unlike many US-market cars in the 1970's that required the driver's seatbelt be buckled in order to allow the vehicle to start.
I was alone in the car and wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

It is curious because the passenger's seatbelt airbag has deployed and the driver's dont.
Seatbelt airbag? This must be unique to the European market, since our cars here in North America don’t have that. Our Leafs have the usual 3 point seatbelts, plus the driver’s airbag in the steering wheel (which looks deployed), the passenger airbag in the dash above the glovebox, curtain airbags above the windows on both sides, and the thorax “side impact” airbag in the outboard part of the seat roughly about the same level as your main body cavity. But no “seatbelt airbag” for us.

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:37 am
by Lothsahn
bmont wrote:
baustin wrote:I can't imagine this being a very cost-effective endeavor. Why are you trying to repair one in such a terrible condition?
Its a challenge for me. And I'am learning how this car works ;)
Everyone's free to spend their hobby/free time however they wish, but I second this opinion. Pull the battery pack, sell or part it out for the cells, and use the money towards another cheap leaf fixer upper. You can probably pay for a salvage with minor damage for the cost of the phone with parted out...

Just my 2c...

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 am
by bmont
Lothsahn wrote:
bmont wrote:
baustin wrote:I can't imagine this being a very cost-effective endeavor. Why are you trying to repair one in such a terrible condition?
Its a challenge for me. And I'am learning how this car works ;)
Everyone's free to spend their hobby/free time however they wish, but I second this opinion. Pull the battery pack, sell or part it out for the cells, and use the money towards another cheap leaf fixer upper. You can probably pay for a salvage with minor damage for the cost of the phone with parted out...

Just my 2c...
Unfortunately in my country the Nissan Leaf are not very cheap as in the United States. The cheapest Nissan Leaf in Portugal costs € 10,000 with 80km of autonomy.

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:22 am
by Dala
How is the repair going? More pictures?

Maybe airbag detection sensors are crushed in the front, which prevents car from starting?

What codes do you have left?

Re: Repair crashed Nissan Leaf 2011

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:43 am
by bmont
Dala wrote:How is the repair going? More pictures?

Maybe airbag detection sensors are crushed in the front, which prevents car from starting?

What codes do you have left?
The major problem its P31E1 00C0 EV/HEV HV System Interlock Error EVC-305.

I allready clean the crash from the SRS Unit. And the DTC B1209 Frontal Colision Detection its clear.