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Old 09-23-2020, 09:41 PM   #91 (permalink)
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I'd give it 50/50 odds of being replaced under warranty. On the one hand, it shouldn't fail that quickly, on the other, they will claim it's a wear item like tires.

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Batteries are pretty much prorated on replacement so you pay for 2+ years of "use" it will be warranted, but won't be free
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Know what the dealer told him?

"If you see it go below 12v (resting voltage), let us know."

He's seeing resting voltage around 12.4v two hrs after the last charge or drive. 12.2v 12 hrs later.

First bit of winter weather we get, it'll be dead.
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Know what the dealer told him?

"If you see it go below 12v (resting voltage), let us know."

He's seeing resting voltage around 12.4v two hrs after the last charge or drive. 12.2v 12 hrs later.

First bit of winter weather we get, it'll be dead.
Did they load test it? Any crappy battery can briefly hold a decent voltage when unloaded.

Advise your friends to pick up a cheap 12v jump pack and keep it in the car. Doesn't need to be high output since powering on a Bolt is nowhere near as extreme as starting an ICE.

Really that's my recommendation for anyone driving a vehicle that doesn't have a dedicated starter motor. They are as little as $20 on sale. Probably not a bad idea to get a more expensive one for those who do have a starter motor too.
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Nissan Leaf.

They actually do have one of those Lithium boost packs.
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