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

Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:49 pm

I was just quoted a total price for replacing my 24kWh battery at the dealership location where I originally leased (and subsequently purchased): $6366.

chazd1
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Leaf Number: 419553

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

Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:00 pm

$6300 isn’t bad... where?

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

Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:05 pm

Nissan of Chattanooga East (was Hunt Nissan) in TN. (I don't know if there is anything about my car that requires any less expensive parts/labor than other Leafs).

Oilpan4
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:51 pm

Be sure to get that in righting.
Saw on the fb a while back a person was complaining about how they were quoted $5,500 to $6,000 and it ended up being over 8,000 once the work was done.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO
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MikeD
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:43 pm

I went ahead and bought the pack: I prepaid the parts: $4588.98 for 295B0-9RB9E + misc assembly parts including disconnect switch=$4935.76.
Add $500.55 in sales tax=$5436.31. The remaining labor (?) cost ~$930, I think, will be paid when I take the car in (and out same day).

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

Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:28 pm

That's (just barely) reasonable. I'd consider that too. Is this for a 24kwh pack?
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
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MikeD
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Re: has anyone actually paid for an out of warranty battery replacement

Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:06 pm

Yes, for 2011 Leaf SL w/ 7 bars remaining and ~73,000 miles.

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

Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:48 pm

I'm wondering if they are still building 24kwh packs as needed, or using older new packs.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
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coulomb
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Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:08 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Mar 2015
Leaf Number: 200445
Location: Brisbane, Australia

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

Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:05 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:48 pm
I'm wondering if they are still building 24kwh packs as needed, or using older new packs.
My understanding is that they build a pack from an old (recycled) shell and new cells. I don't know whether you get a new BMS/contactor box/harness/etc; I suspect not. You have to surrender your old shell, for the process to continue.

Edit: at least in one case in Australia, now several years ago, they the replacement cells were new but old (probably canary) chemistry. The replacement pack degraded at a similar rate to the original 2012 pack. I would hope that they don't manufacture the horrible chemistry cells any more, so you get better cells than original, but I don't know.

Edit 4: http://ozleaf.proboards.com/post/15648/thread . Per email, the owner has not lost his second capacity bar yet, with 9,000 more km (5,600 mi, 15% more) on the clock compared to when the first battery dropped its second capacity bar, so maybe it's the Wolf chemistry.
http://ozleaf.proboards.com/post/15996/thread

Edit 3: that was for a warranty replacement pack, but I assume it's the same for non-warranty.
Last edited by coulomb on Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:34 pm, edited 4 times in total.
2012 Leaf with new battery May 2019. New to me June 2019.

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

Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:37 pm

MikeD wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:06 pm
Yes, for 2011 Leaf SL w/ 7 bars remaining and ~73,000 miles.
Mike will you let us know when you get the new pack installed and how you came out on the deal?
2013 SV 36k 10bars - 48.6 aHr
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