Lothsahn wrote:I just called Nissan about a replacement battery because my 2011 Nissan leaf is down to 8 bars and I only get about 35 miles on a charge. I was informed that the battery replacement cost is now $7000 plus labor and taxes (up from $5499). This means replacement costs are around $8500. This change occurred a couple months ago. I expressed my displeasure that as battery pack costs continue to drop, Nissan has actually raised their pack pricing.
Did you call Nissan corporate (e.g. their EV help line) or a dealer for this price?
The call was with Nissan corporate (specifically their EV help line, not the normal Nissan USA line). The information was provided by a rep from Nissan corporate. I have not yet sought a case review for a discount, which, when I'm ready to do the battery replacement, I will likely do. For now, 8 bars still meets the majority of my driving needs, and I likely won't have to replace the battery until it falls below around 5 bars.
I may also seek to have a 3rd party replace the battery, as there are a few on the forums here that do so. That said, it's not straightforward, it's with Junkyard parts, it's not covered by a warranty, and a dealer still has to agree to program the battery as the car will only do 25 MPH with an unrecognized battery. So, not easy.