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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:00 am

If it was a 24kwh pack then they may be putting them "on sale" because they sat on the shelf for several years. That isn't necessarily bad, as long as they were stored at low SOC and low to moderate temps.
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:07 am

I think the original 2011-12 non-CW battery pack part no (what I replaced) is 295B0-3NA7A and the current price for that part is typical of that at NissanPartsDeal.com which is $7691.00 vs their 295B0-9RB9E (what was my replacement) price which is $4739.82 (although my dealer only charged $4588.98), which is $2951.18 more. Perhaps a past increase in the exact original battery pack part played a role in the story...

I suspect that there are a lot of internal differences between the 3NA7A and the 9RB9E part. The former probably uses cabling, buss bars, controller, etc that were changed beginning in 2013 and the battery modules themselves have changed more than once (improved) since then, I think.

I can verify that the initial state of charge for my new battery pack was about 6 miles (according to Jeff) and is why I had to wait longer to get my Leaf before driving home. (BTW they offered to drive me home (and back) during the wait, but I chose to spend that time at the dealership.)

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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:11 pm

Valdemar wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:02 pm
This looks like no increase at all from the original replacement price. Where all these stories about $8-9k replacements came from? Were people being quoted 30kwh packs for their 24kwh cars?

Here is the actual quote. It isnt made up.

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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:15 pm

I was also quoted $8500 for a 24kWh replacement from Boulder Nissan a few weeks ago.

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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:49 am

Greedy dealers? Where's the breakdown for parts and labor?
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:32 am

I was quoted in the $5,500 range by my dealer (just verbal quote, but no reason for them to offer unrealistically low number) before trading my 2015 in on the 2019.
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:05 am

To all with high quotes: Try again but this time ask specifically for battery pack 295B0-9RB9E (w/o CW) or 295B0-9RB9D (w/ CW), which ever is appropriate for your Leaf.

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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:02 pm

goldbrick wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:51 pm
I'm wondering if that $1000 core charge will bring down the cost of salvage packs. Isn't the going rate for a used pack about $2500 now?
I'm no expert, but the pack I bought a few months ago was about $2000, and $400 of that was shipping. It's a 2011 model. Interesting to hear that there is a $1000 core charge. I'm wondering if a dealer would sell it to me for $1100 and I could just load it on my equipment trailer. (I'm using for energy storage, if it isn't clear.)
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:56 am

^That is exactly what I was thinking. In my current house, I'm planning to go grid-tied but if I buy my parents' place in the future, it might make sense to go off-grid. I haven't done the math but it seems like a used Leaf battery is much cheaper than just about any other battery storage at the moment and if a used pack could be had for $1200 or something that makes it even better.

Good luck with your project and feel free to post any details here. There is an off-topic area that has a bunch of solar installs and such.
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:35 pm

If you have the tools and talent you could take your battery apart and firesale the modules for $25 each.
There's 96 of them so you get a lot more than a $1,000 back real quick.
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