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Nissan Announces Extended Battery Warranty for Leaf EV Buyers

Nissan Announces Extended Battery Warranty for Leaf EV Buyers

Dec 28 2012, 1:48pm CST | by

Nissan covers battery packs for 60,000 miles

Nissan Leaf owners around the country have been complaining that the battery packs installed in the vehicles are losing capacity at an alarming rate. Many of the complaints come from Leaf owners in...

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Nissan Announces Extended Battery Warranty for Leaf EV Buyers

Dec 28 2012, 1:48pm CST | by

Nissan covers battery packs for 60,000 miles

Nissan Leaf owners around the country have been complaining that the battery packs installed in the vehicles are losing capacity at an alarming rate. Many of the complaints come from Leaf owners in warm states. Nissan has announced it is expanding the battery warranty on the Leaf to replace some of the battery packs that are losing their capacity.

Nissan's new extended warranty for the battery packs will go into effect this spring. The warranty modifications will apply to all 2011 and 2012 Leaf vehicles. Under the new warranty, any battery pack that has fewer than nine bars out of a maximum of 12 for battery capacity when fully charged can be replaced or repaired.

The catch is that Nissan will only guarantee that you will get nine bars back even after repair or replacement, rather than the full 12 bars of capacity. Those four bars represent a significant decline in capacity as it is. The warranty covers the batteries for five years or 60,000 miles.

 
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Stuttgart in the Middle: Driving Porsche’s 918 Spyder, Cayman and Boxster GTS at Laguna Seca

Sep 2 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The thing was impossible to parse in two quick laps. And the story’s been told and retold by practically every journalist who has driven the cerebrum-denting 918 Spyder. “There I was at [famous racetrack], chasing a very experienced racing driver caning a 911 Turbo S. And dude couldn’t shake me!” Porsche had invited us out to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to celebrate the launch of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, with a session in the 918 as the carrot at the end of the stick. Sport ...
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Aston Martin finally appoints Andy Palmer from Nissan as new CEO

Sep 2 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Aston Martin tapped Nissan executive Andy Palmer to run the 101-year-old U.K. sports car maker, ending almost nine months without a leader. Palmer, 51, will join Aston Martin as chief executive following a transition period from his current employer, the Gaydon, England-based company said in a statement. His move marks the latest departure of a senior manager from Nissan’s automotive alliance with Renault SA. The Briton is shifting to a niche manufacturer, which ...
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Car Review: 2015 Infiniti Q70

Sep 2 2014 7:43am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

FORESTBURGH, NEW YORK — Dissecting the evolving nomenclature of the new Infiniti flagship sedan lineup, one can’t help but be reminded of the single letter characters of a James Bond movie. Only, in Infiniti’s case, M has become Q. In fact, as of last year, all Infiniti vehicles, from sporty coupes through to hulking SUVs, have become Q. Even the ones that weren’t M. Confused? You’re not alone. Such is the peril of an automaker renaming long-established and in some c ...
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Cheap Wheels: The 11 most affordable cars in Canada

Sep 2 2014 7:14am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Need an affordable way to get around town but don’t want to chance your money on a used vehicle? Well, you’re in luck. The segment of sub-$15,000 compact cars is heating up fast, thanks in no small part to the newest king of cheap, the $9,998 Nissan Micra. The following 11 cars are the cheapest new cars you can buy right now in Canada. Many come with small, frugal engines, and lack even basic creature comforts lik ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
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Product Guru Andy Palmer Quits Nissan To Head Aston Martin

Sep 2 2014 4:50am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer, a performance car champion with an engineering background, has been named CEO of Aston Martin. The famous British sports car brand has been without a CEO for some time, with previous CEO Ulrich Bez stepping down in early 2013, so Palmer’s appointment b ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority
 

 
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Andy Palmer leaves Renault-Nissan to serve as CEO of Aston Martin

Sep 2 2014 4:47am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Aston Martin, Infiniti, Nissan, Renault Aston Martin has been without a helmsman since Ulrich Bez stepped down from the chief executive office at the end of last year, stepping back to serve as non-executive chairman in a semi-retired ambassadorial capacity. The British automaker, now on the cusp of a new era, has been running without a CEO since, but has now named Be ...
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8 hours ago

Andrew Palmer is the New CEO of Aston Martin

Sep 2 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Lagonda is pleased to announce that Aston Martin will appoint Andrew Palmer as its new Chief Executive Officer to lead the company in its next phase of technology and product creation. Dr Palmer, 51, will join Aston Martin from Nissan Motor Corporation where he served as Chief Planning Officer. Palmer will assume operational responsibility for all ...
Source: Aston Martin Racing   Full article at: Aston Martin Racing
 

 
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Nissan chief Andy Palmer named CEO of Aston Martin

Sep 2 2014 3:45am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Financial Times is reporting Andy Palmer has been appointed as Aston Martin's new chief executive officer (CEO). ...
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