LEAFfan wrote:Just the heat of AZ will NOT damage the battery.
LEAFfan, I must disagree with this statement. High heat will absolutely accelerate the aging process for these batteries.
first off Azdre, dont take our wildass speculations as anything negative to you, because that is not what our comments are and this forum is only to share information and experiences. no matter what the outcome of your situation, we are all GRATEFUL that you have told us what happened. every little piece of info gives us more data which will eventually (some of us are pretty thick-skulled, so it may take a "bit" longer!)
you are helping the next person and us. please do report back here with your experiences with Nissan in resolving this
ok, we are back to the degree of degradation. Both your statements have a degree of "correctness"
what do you do with a pot of boiling water that is boiling over?
1) turn down the heat (not an option in AZ)
2) take some water out of the pot. (iow, keep SOC
down from full)
neither option will keep the pot from boiling away but it reduces waste and gives you more time.
Nissan has tested the battery pack in extreme temps and for whatever reason, has determined no extra steps were needed to counteract the high temps we might see. now, its pretty common to see solar radiation well into the 140's i am guessing for Phoenix and sure, the recommendation is dont let it sit out in the Sun (mostly due to fear of 2nd and 3rd degree burns i would think!) if possible, etc.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 25,047 mi, 92.12% SOH
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