Some of the cars in this group are heading up to 4 years old now, and I suspect a good cross section of Australia's Leaf owners have been on here at some stage.
One thing that struck me is how few cars have required some sort of meaningful warranty repair; or to put it another way, the Leaf seems to be very reliable compared to most cars.
So, can we use this thread as a register to track frequency of problems repaired under warranty. Please ask questions or talk about the problems in another thread if you need to and just keep this to a list of repairs that were required.
I suggest data like: Problem: Age of car when detected: Dealer that performed the repair: Nature of repair (if known):
At this stage, the only common issues I can think of are:
* Rusty front strut tops; most cars have the issue, some dealer have replaced the parts but none have applied a fix to prevent it recurring. There is a part available for the Juke that fixes the issue (or a plug from bunnings )
* Grabby brakes - multiple people have noticed this but no-one has reported a permanent fix
* 3-4 owners had the heater element fail resulting in no heater. This seems to have been reasonably common globally as well in the early cars.
Perhaps need to start one for Bmw Airbag Door reflectors Glovebox cover Fuel flap doesn't open with button Ev flap doesn't open to 90 degrees Right front Bmw wheel badge came off Rex drivetrain error No signal error when using reverse camera
Post by EVangelist on Jul 13, 2016 15:19:54 GMT 11
My Leaf is 18 months old... no issues apart from buying strut covers. I might ask for the nuts to be replaced with stainless ones at the next service but they weren't very rusty. No grabby brakes or heater problems.
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The coolant circulation pump went faulty in mine. Car still seemed OK, but couldn't hear pump running at high speed. Had a warning light, dealer said not to drive and picked it up on a flatbed and took it 100km to Brisbane. 4 weeks for part and fitting. Nissan hired an ICE for the period. Did look on the net and the coolant pump on US eBay was $127. Been fine apart from that. Would like at some point an option to have the maps updated. In south east qld, four years is a very long time without a GPS map update.