medtech1 wrote:Rondawg, you could say the same about even the US owners of US sourced leafs prior to 2015.
Exactly, it took a class-action lawsuit for them to offer what we (meaning US owners of cars meant for US consumption) have now in terms of battery capacity warranty coverage and an allegedly improved battery chemistry for 2015 and later cars. So someone who bought a car used, from a different country, would mean even less to them.
I'm just saying that when you import a car from one country to another, you can't necessarily expect the dealer network in the new country to support it, even if they sell an identical car new on the same property. Again there are several threads from New Zealanders upset that Nissan NZ refuses to even TOUCH their ex-JDM cars.
Nissan Canada is offering warranty coverage for US-sold cars as long as the car is not exported outside of the US within 6 months of original new sale; this is to protect Canadian dealers from being undercut by the Yanks during times when the Loonie is worth more than the buck. But the following website lists car manufacturers in Canada who do NOT honor warranties for identical models sold on this side of the border:
https://www.apa.ca/CanadianWarrantyinfo ... ntheUS.asp
Note that Honda/Acura, Hyundai/Kia, and VW do NOT offer warranty coverage in Canada for US-purchased cars. Subaru Canada won't honor the warranty directly, but Subaru America is willing to reimburse you by "gentlemans agreement" between them and their Canadian counterpart. Audi and Suzuki (which pulled out of the US market a few years ago) only offer "Canadian warranty coverage" which may or may not be equivalent to that in the US. Chrysler Canada requires pre-approval before importing the car from the US by someone moving to Canada. Only Ford and Toyota/Lexus offers full coverage as if the US and Canada were all one country.
Nissan just a week ago told me, all I have to do to get the upgrade was drive to a US Dealer and they'll do it. That said, I've had conflicting statements from many Nissan support reps.
Nothing I've said contradicts/conflicts with that. Canadians who have ex-US Leafs and want this upgrade may have to do just that.
btw... with your reference to US sourced cars owned in Canada, I disagree that they can be referred to as "grey market".
"Grey market" defines a product sold outside of normal distribution channels. A Leaf (or other car) imported used from another country would fit this definition, even if a new one sold officially is otherwise identical. You definitely come across this with many electronic devices, particularly cameras, where if not sold through an officially sanctioned retailer may not have warranty coverage.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.