GaleHawkins wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:17 am
Freshedie92 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:08 pm
I dont know if my other response is being checked by a moderator kind of a copy post cus now im not sure that I responded.
I have a big fluffy malamute, add the leaf to the mix, I might be getting a divorce soon. Thanks for the heads up dan!
I really hope the update recovers some 8 -10% I would rather have a good battery now than try to kill it for a replacement. Btw does it SOH and HX seem abnormally low, like it was not cared for appropriately? I know that nissan has metrics to determine if the battery was improperly cared for, I would be frustrated to no end if I was denied a replacement.
Im so excited to be driving this thing around its replacing my wifes gas guzzling v6 escape. It will be our primary commuter and my 2010 prius will be for road trips. I have been doing some math and the leaf should really be paying for itself over a few years. Especially when taking into account maintenance. But I guess i never considered all the side chicks that will be flocking my way
. Is it just a wash?
I think you will be pleased with your 2017 Leaf. We got our first Leaf (2016 SL) last Oct showing 9/12 health bars and on Thankgiving it dropped the 4th bar. I called the Nissan National Leaf customer rep at 877-664-2738 and opened a case by giving the rep my vin number so I could get the BMS updated. I learned that was done back in 2018 when it was brought in with low range complaint. She said I needed to get it to a Nissan Leaf dealership to verify the 4 bar loss because it looks like I may need a new battery. The service department has certified my four missing health bars are for real so now I have to wait to hear back. Sorry to tell you they are fresh out of 30 kWh batteries and will not be getting more and are now replacing the 30 with the new 40 kWh batteries like going in the 2020 Leaf so the range should be more like 150 miles. You are on the right track and time is on your side warranty wise so get the update and see what happens. Not sure what went wrong with my off lease car but it had average 1% SOH loss per month for its life. SOH was down to 63% with a range of about 60 miles when the 4th bar dropped. It had been in service for 38 months and 24K miles. Tomorrow you can call the number above and learn where the BMS update has been ran or not. It is a must before you can file a battery claim some day. At some point expect to need to send proof of ownership that is a doc like the purchase invoice, etc that has your name and VIN on the doc.
Wow does it make me happy to hear that they are updated to the 40 KW battery. This makes me feel like this was the deal of the century!
I ended up not making the purchase because of a couple of different reasons but mainly financial. However I did convince my father that the car was worth it and he upgraded to this beauty from a 2006 accord v6. Thank you guys so much for all the support and I will let him know about the 40 KW battery I am sure that he will be pleased.