I bought a used Leaf, 2013 SL 90K miles in Phoenix, I absolutely love the car yet I have 2 problems:
(1) The previous owner bought the $199 telematics upgrade in 2018, but the Telematics Control Unit does not work and is out of warranty. Per the dealership, it has power to the telematics but the car does not register it, therefore they are recommended I spend $520 to replace the whole unit. I showed the bulletin NTB18-045b, but they said it wasn't applicable.
Has anyone heard of this before? Is there a particular tech in Arizona that knows Nissan Leafs the best?
(2) The car is at a 47.61% SOH, it only gets about 44 miles of range on a full charge. I bought the car thinking I was probably going to replace the battery using EV Rides in Portland, in a year or 2. I have extremely short commute to work, under 5 miles so I wasn't too worried about the low range. Yet, per the dealership, if my car battery gets too low, the car won't even start.
Does this actually happen, and if so, what SOH% does this occur? Is there any, non-dealer tech, in AZ that works on Nissan Leafs?