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tzzhc4
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"Visit Dealer" message on dash

My Leaf had charged to 80% overnight and in the morning I took the kids to the local nature preserve which is about 20 miles away. After we were done hiking I got back in the car, turned it on and cranked the AC all the way up a it was 103F outside. All of the sudden the yellow and red triangle warning lights came on along with a message that said "Visit Dealer" popped up. I put the car in reverse and all the warning lights and message disappeared and none have come back the last two times I started the car. Any ideas?
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mark13
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

I think the batteries got hot while you were out hiking,a few seconds after you started the car the fans came on to cool the batteries and the warnings dissapeared..
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tzzhc4
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

mark13 wrote:I think the batteries got hot while you were out hiking,a few seconds after you started the car the fans came on to cool the batteries and the warnings dissapeared..
I had thought the same but only had 6 bars on the battery temp.
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

mark13 wrote:I think the batteries got hot while you were out hiking,a few seconds after you started the car the fans came on to cool the batteries and the warnings dissapeared..
I would totally agree... if there were only fans in the battery pack... :D

Seriously though, go to the dealer and have the code scanned.
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tzzhc4
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

I am dropping it off at the dealer Monday. The behaviour is weird though. I am used to the way my ICE vehicles throw codes, you get a check engine or warning light and it is on until you clear the code (this is how my Jeep, the VW before that and the Honda before that worked. My Leaf on the other hand shows "Visit Dealer" and then I never see a warning or warning light again. I would rather see a check engine or warning until I (or whoever) clear the code even if the error is transient.
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

I got a CarWings message from Nissan that said that I had 7500 miles on my car and that I should schedule a visit to a dealer.

Except I don't have 7500 miles. Not even close.
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tzzhc4
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

Took the car to Courtesy Nissan this morning, was in and out in about 10 minutes in a loaner car. They called me a couple hours later and said the code was or the parking break actuator overheating, which was interesting since the car wasn't moving and had been sitting for several hours. They said the actuator checks out and had worked 14 times since I got the error without issue. They said if the error crops up again they would replace the part. Glad it wasn't anything battery related. Always fun having the first run of car. ;)
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

Comforting to know it's not something that's likely to strand you, although now would be a good time learn the location and operation of the manual parking brake release if you don't know already.
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tzzhc4
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

davewill wrote:Comforting to know it's not something that's likely to strand you, although now would be a good time learn the location and operation of the manual parking brake release if you don't know already.
Exactly on both. Checked the manual and service manual and carry the needed tools just in case :)
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Re: "Visit Dealer" message on dash

We had the idiot lights come on recently . . . . "tires". The dealer programmed for a rotation at 3,000 miles. That was 1,200 miles ago. You can go into the menues and program / re-program schedules for more reasonable time frames. The little ticky tack things like that don't effect warranties.

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