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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Stanton wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:06 pm
alozzy wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:16 am If I did the upgrade, I would definitely plan on driving it into the ground.
That is exactly what I intend to do, and with the Leaf's (good) track record I may be very happy for a long time.
I agree, it's a gamble that will likely pay off for you. My Leaf has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. The battery pack is the one Achilles heal, and you've solved that problem!
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

I spoke to my local Nissan dealer today about a battery replacement for my 2015 leaf with 24KWH battery. The guy at the service desk looked confused, told me it was a 24V battery and that it would cost $15K to replace it. When I looked skeptical, he admitted that he didn't know what he was talking about and sent me to the parts department because they knew more about such things.

The first guy at the parts counter had to call for another guy. But, the second parts guy said that they did 1-2 battery replacements per year and that the cost for the battery is currently $7,650. He gave me a quote on paper. The part number listed is 295B0-9RB8A. He wasn't sure what the capacity of that battery was, but he went back and asked the mechanic who does all of the battery swaps and that guy said it was a 24KWH unit.

My car has 100K miles on it at this point, and it's lost two bars of capacity. It's just starting to be a problem for me as far as being able to go where I want to go.

Can anyone tell me what is the actual capacity of part number 295B0-9RB8A? If that is a 30kwh unit, I might just go ahead and pull the trigger.

Thanks!

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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

I see no clear answer, but I don't think that Nissan would list the 30kwh battery as a direct replacement for 2011-2015, so odds are that it's the 24kwh battery. Also, they have supposedly run out of 30kwh units.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

i found Part Number: 295B0-9RB9D for the same price online, and it says it works for 2011-2017...not sure about capacity since it has no useful information such as that at parts. nissanusa. com

Maybe it's a 40 ? probably not there are 2 higher prices versions above this one.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

although wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:03 am If that is a 30kwh unit
Nissan has never offered 30 kWh pack replacements for LEAFs that started out with 24 kWh packs, and they are not going to start. I have seen some chatter about **40** kWh packs as replacements but I cannot remember of any actual swaps and the price was high -- in the $20k range IIRC.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

although wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:03 am Can anyone tell me what is the actual capacity of part number 295B0-9RB8A? If that is a 30kwh unit, I might just go ahead and pull the trigger.
If Nissan was selling a 40 kWh pack for anything <$8k...then we should all line up to buy one (and flip it).
That's got to be a 24 kWh pack (it's already been pointed out that the 30 kWh packs have been discontinued).
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Stanton wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:34 pm If Nissan was selling a 40 kWh pack for anything <$8k...then we should all line up to buy one.
Exactly.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Pretty sure that part number 295B0-9RB9D is the 24 kWh replacement pack kit for 2011/2012 LEAFs with the cold weather package.
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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7762082 ... 1640573337 has a report of someone paying $9500 including tax and labor to get a replacement 24 kWh pack.

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Re: Warning: Battery Replacement Cost Increase (now $8500)

Becky50 wrote: Wed May 23, 2018 8:59 pm I am very disappointed to hear this as I have been planning all along to buy a replacement battery once my 2012 LEAF doesn't meet my driving needs. So far it still meets 95% of my driving needs as a two bar loser. I was hoping to make my LEAF last a good 15 years. That seems to now be doubtful and I am very disappointed.
Sameee... At that time I was also planning to buy a replacement battery

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