Post by 4wardthinking on Oct 13, 2016 18:47:49 GMT 11
So, here's a do, or don't. I'm prodding around the LEAF looking for little 'tidy-ups', and spotted a possible problem many may have, but are unaware. The bottom corner covers pull slightly upward along the line of the windscreen side, a small expanding clip pulls out of a similarly shaped recess in the outer edge of the grille that runs the width of the bottom of the windscreen, the top edge of this moulding engages onto a square section peg that is part of the seam moulding cover running along the top edge of the car, and this 'peg' is moulded onto the flexible strip at the base of the windscreen, and a little pressure will unhook it from the top corner of the wing. Careful withdrawal toward the screen base will unhook it entirely. I noted that ours had the peg missing. It appears that the climate had caused the car length strip to shrink along its length, and consequently has pulled itself under the top strip(also fastened to this strip), and cracked the peg off. There was no where for it to go!. I don't see it as particularly detrimental, but the shrinkage may continue as the Sun does its work in the near future. Now attempt to check this at your peril!, as at first I thought I had cracked this little peg off, but inspection at close hand showed dust already on the area the peg had cracked away from.
So. The quandary is, do I squawk at Nissan about it, or put it down to to age & use, even though only one could possibly affect it?.
Energy in the LEAF=it's weight, multiplied by the speed I need, squared!.