[Oeva-list] 12 month Leaf service

Scott Hippe scott.hippe at me.com
Mon Jun 4 16:04:54 PDT 2012


Rustom Nissan of Portland which is on 122nd Ave NE just south of Halsey. 

Scott

On Jun 4, 2012, at 6:54 PM, Alan Bates <abates at shorepower.com> wrote:

> Scott, where did you get your 12 month Leaf service at? 
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> Alan Bates
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] On Behalf Of Scott Hippe
> Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:58 PM
> To: oeva-list at oeva.org
> Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] 12 month Leaf service
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> 
> Today was the day for my 12 month service.  At the same time, the dealer performed the service campaign which as you recall is a software update to improve the range indicator and also add an alert if the driver's door is ajar while not in Park.
> 
> In general, the 1 year maintenance consists of a comprehensive EV Battery Usage report, replacing the brake fluid, the in-cabin micro-filter, rotating the tires and then an overall inspection of brakes, cables, joints, linkages, etc.
> 
> My comments are positive:
> 
> 1.  The battery usage report is free for the first few years, presumably because Nissan wants
>    to know how their battery packs are doing in the field.  I assume they collect a lot of data,
>    but there is very little provided to the customer as feedback other than a rating of 1-5 in
>    a few key areas like whether you are charging regularly at 80% instead of 100% and not letting
>    the car sit for a long time with a low state of charge.  I suppose as an analytical type, I
>    would have liked to see several pages of charts and graphs. Anyway, my pack passed all the tests with 5 stars.
> 
> 2.  I decided to wait in the waiting room and it took less than 2 hours.  If you have an iPad, it is
>    not hard to pass the time and get some work done.
> 
> 3.  There were no issues with any of the parts on the car that were inspected.
> 
> 4.  My cost was $49.95.  Your dealer may quote more, primarily if he/she replaces the in-cabin
>    micro-filter.  Most new cars have one these days and I see this as a big profit center for the
>    dealer.  Since my Leaf has just under 11,000 miles, I asked that it not be replaced this year
>    and they had absolutely no problem with that.  So after one year, it is proven that the maintenance
>    cost of a BEV is minimal.  I know that next month's annual service of my Jetta will be over $200.00.
> 
> 5.  The one year maintenance schedule calls for a tire rotation.  Since I rotated last at 7500 miles, I asked
>    the dealer not to rotate them now.  I prefer to wait until the 15,000 mile point so that my tires get the
>    optimum level of wear.  It is also easier to keep track that way.
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> Scott
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> On Feb 17, 2012, at 3:31 PM, Brian Lockhart wrote:
> 
>> We (LEAF drivers) will all be anxious to hear the results of the 
>> battery check.  I hope you will share it.
>> 
>> Brian Lockhart
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] 
>> On Behalf Of Scott Hippe
>> Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 3:19 PM
>> To: oeva-list at oeva.org
>> Subject: [Oeva-list] 12 month Leaf service
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>> 
>> In 3 weeks will be the 1 year anniversary of my Leaf. Among the 
>> service items is the annual 'Battery Usage Report' which Nissan 
>> includes in the warranty.  Has anyone had this done yet?  I am curious 
>> which dealers even know how to do this.
>> 
>> 
>> Scott
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