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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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European jury unveils 32 candidates for 2015 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

A jury of 58 automotive journalists from Europe have unveiled its 32 candidates for the 2015 Car of the Year. The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Audi TT, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW i8, BMW x4, Citroen C1*, Citroen C4 Cactus*, Fiat 500X (hasn’t been launched yet)*, Ford EcoSport*, Ford Mondeo (Fusion in Canada), Hyundai i20*, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Merc ...
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BMW to offer faster battery chargers for i3 owners

Jul 28 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

BMW, the world’s biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is offering drivers of the i3 city car speedier and smaller auto-battery chargers in an effort to make driving electric vehicles more practical. The units, developed in collaboration with component supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, can bring the battery up to 80 per cent of power capacity in 30 minutes, Munich-based BMW said today in a statement. U.S. owners of the i3 can buy the charger, about half th ...
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2016 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype [w/video]

Jul 28 2014 11:04am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Infiniti, First Drives, Luxury It only takes about half a lap of the Millbrook Proving Grounds for me to become convinced that Infiniti must build this car. The sedan I am piloting around the English circuit is a working prototype of the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept that made its world debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. As a refresher, the exquisitely painted, ...
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Independents of Speed, American: Jerod Shelby

Jul 28 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Age: 46 Hometown: Richland, Washington Company: SSC North America; 16 employees in a 40,000-square-foot facility in West Richland, Washington. Shelby is the sole owner. Past project: Ultimate Aero, a 1287-hp mid-engined supercar, was certified in 2007 as the fastest production car by the Guinness Book of World Records, recording a two-way average of 256.15 mph on a closed highway in Washington state. Current pr ...
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Recall Alert: 226,000 Nissan, Infiniti Sedans and SUVs

Jul 28 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: More than 226,000 model-year 2002-03 Nissan Maxima sedans and Pathfinder SUVs, and Infiniti I35 sedans and QX4 SUVs, as well as 2002-04 Nissan Sentra sedans and 2003 Infiniti FX crossovers The Problem: A defect in the passenger-side front airbag could produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment; this could result in metal fragments striking and seriously injuring occupants. This expansion ...
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European jury names 31 candidates for 2014 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EuropeEvery year a panel of jurists representing a variety of automotive publications in different languages and from different countries get together and pick their Car of the Year. It's a long and exhaustive process, and it starts right here. For the 2015 award, the panel has identified 31 candidates: the Audi TT; BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Coupe, i8 and X4; the Citroën C1 and C4 Cactus; Fiat 500X (which hasn't even been unv ...
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Five discontinued cars we’ll miss (and five we won’t)

Jul 28 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

As the saying goes, nothing good lasts forever. It’s an unfortunate facet of life that applies to stuff like KFC’s Double Down sandwich, your favourite shirt and cars. Some nameplates have been around for decades, while others have their plugs pulled at some point due to slow sales. Yes, it’s the very reason why we’ve lost countless cars we’ve loved. Whenever it happens, a part of us hurts when we find out that the days of a car we love are numbered ...
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Sole Marc VDS BMW still taking on three WRT Audis

Jul 28 2014 6:16am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Sole Marc VDS BMW still taking on three WRT Audis Blancpain Endurance Series - 24 Hours of Spa - Race update Mon 28.07.14, 1:01PM All through the night of the 66th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa the battle for the lead raged on. Depending on the pitstops, the #77 BMW Sports Trophy Te ...
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$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: What the Judges Said

Jul 28 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Cars.com

To test our sub-$30,000 speedsters, we put them through an even more rigorous set of tests than we usually use in our Challenges: We spent one day at the Byron, Ill., Dragway to get zero-to-60-mph times and quarter-mile times and speeds; we also captured 60-mph-to-zero braking distances there. We spent one day at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill., where the experts put the cars through a ...
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Nissan profit rises 37% on U.S., China demand

Jul 28 2014 4:35am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Nissan said net income rose 37 percent to $1.1 billion in the April-June quarter as deliveries rose in the United States and China, its two b ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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