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No battery capacity warranty leaves owners with worthless cars
By azdre on
2011 Nissan Leaf SL 4dr Hatchback (3-phase, 4-pole electric DD)
The lack of a battery capacity warranty has left dozens of warm-climate owners with cars that are no longer useful, and that are unsellable. There are no dealers in Phoenix, AZ that will take these cars as trade-ins because of the issues with the battery. After getting positive battery care reports, we can travel no more than 50 miles in our car that should go 80-100 miles. Nissan is changing it's story at every turn, and refuses to acknowledge a problem. Google: Real World Battery Capacity Loss, and you'll see the real deal with how Nissan treats it's customers. They do not stand behind this product. They got their 1.4 billion dollar loan, they don't need the LEAF anymore.
None, a car that can barely just get me to work and back is useless.
Capacity Warranty, Battery Thermal Management, Improved range, More knowledgable sales staff and technicians, truth in advertising.
Please update this review now that Nissan has acknowledged and is addressing the problem.
A new battery capacity warranty has been put in place.
Some batteries have been replaced under the new warranty and a new higher hot weather performance battery is being rolled out in April.
People need to understand that it takes time for a corporation to develop and deploy solutions.
As long as they make it right, we need to continue to support Nissan and other companies that are truly changing the world!
As was pointed out (over a year ago) by lessdeth, Nissan has extended the warranty on the Lithium-Ion battery. It's now a 60 month 60,000 mile warranty on anything more than 30% capacity loss. There's also a 96 month 100,000 mile warranty on battery failure. Finally, Nissan also offers replacement batteries through both leasing and outright purchase, allowing an owner of an older leaf to upgrade to the most recent, highest capacity batteries.