A few weeks ago I posted:jspearman wrote:Slowing...funny. My GOM just dropped to 76 miles today on 100% charge (it's been 84-86), and the last time I had a precipitous drop like that, it was followed a few days later by a bar loss, so I'll likely be reporting number 2 any day now. Our range is total crap at this point and it makes any weekend trip a nail-biter or it must be meticulously planned to incorporate a charge, or two. Those charges are also stressful, since almost all our charging stations are on ridiculously hot pavement, and the past week has brought back the continuous 7 temp bars. I'm anxiously waiting for Nissan's response, but unless it's satisfactory I will be on board for a class-action suit.Stoaty wrote:Azknauer just reported the loss of second capacity bar to me in a PM. Loss was at approx 15 months, 10300 miles. Wiki updated.
PS I guess the loss of capacity bars is "slowing".
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... start=1890" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;...There is seems to be a trend of lower bar loss reports, since a June maximum. this is despite the publicity campaign currently being waged to characterize LEAF batteries as “defective”, which would likely result in a higher proportion of bar losses being reported, and the increasing trend of listing less-reliable second-party reports of bar loss.
Also note, that the seasonal lag after the Summer solstice means that daily average temperatures have now declined, For example, the last day of 107 F average in phoenix was on July 13.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/phoeni" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... her/346935
While temperatures have decreased a few degrees, it is still much hotter everywhere than it was in mid June, when capacity bar disappearance seems to have been occurring more frequently. So if battery capacity bars actually represent a fixed percentage of permanent capacity loss, due to degradation, I believe that the report rate should still be increasing, rather than decreasing.
If this trend continues, it will, IMO, be further evidence that both battery bars and lower gid counts reflect factors other than just battery degradation...
Well, so far I'd say that any change in the rate of new reported bar losses is not clear. Depending on the period of time sample you select, probably about the same rate of bar one losses, maybe an increasing rate of bar two losses, no bar three losses for five weeks.
Not much of a trend yet, IMO.
This might be because the assumption I made a few weeks ago, that we could depend on temperatures to track long term averages and continue to decline, was clearly unwarranted.
I think that most of the USA "hot" climate LEAFs, are still experiencing very high temperatures, quite a bit above the long term averages.
You can enter your city at the link below, and enter the nearest city at the top, to see your local monthly reports of recent temperatures, in comparison with historical averages.
Redding CA is my closest reported site.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/reddin ... her/327134" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'll check again, in a few weeks, and post here again, or start a new thread, if the powers that be close this one...