Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

 3.9/5 (416 reviews)

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Original review: Jan. 9, 2023

I bought brand new 2020 Nissan Leaf SL Plus in 2021 with 9 miles. I was good around 1.5 years. One day when I was driving on road with <20 miles speed. All the lights came in middle of the road. Luckily no vehicle was coming, I stopped side and checked nothing happened to car, but all sensor lights are on. I drove back to home and called Nissan company. They opened a service ticket and asked me to check with NISSAN dealer. Priority Nissan checked and told me that Speed sensor was torn. Also It will not cover under warranty. I have asked Nissan consumer affairs too. They refused to cover a warranty. I have end up with pay $770 just to replace speed sensor.

NISSAN consumer affair told me that something might hit my car sensor. It a mystery for me. My Car was never involved in any accident. If there is any physical dame or accident to the car, I can understand. Nissan warranty will not cover. I sold my Leaf immediately after fixing the sensor. I won't recommended to buy Nissan Leaf with my personal experience. We drove 12K miles in 1.5 years.

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Original review: Jan. 3, 2023

We bought a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. The first 4 years were wonderful and the car was fun to drive. Then the battery degraded to the point where range anxiety was a constant worry. After the warranty expired this is when the problems started. The gearbox and inverter went out and Nissan wanted $20k to fix it. We found a hybrid specialist who fixed it for $8000. It ran great but then broke down after a fast charge. Got it fixed for $250 and then we sold it to a big box retailer for $14k. This on top of more than $1000 for flatbed tows. My last fiasco looking for an open charger I ended up running out of charge and having to buy a flatbed home convinced me that electric cars suck. All the money you save now you will have to pay in repairs later.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 7, 2022

    We used to love our 2017 Nissan Leaf until the battery started to degrade. We brought the car to the dealership for a warranty repair. Our battery was "condemned" May 12, 2022. It has been 4 months now and still no new battery from Nissan. We tried Nissan Consumer affairs, also not helpful. We are furious that this warranty repair is still waiting for a battery! What good is the warranty if the company does not supply the parts to honor it? FYI, for people wondering “it’s just a battery, why not replace it yourself?” This is a $7,000-$8,000 battery.

    7 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 5, 2022

    The SOS button and Nissan Connect EV & Services app do not work. And, Nissan’s response: “We are investigating your NissanConnect EV & Services concern. Nissan is aware some MY23 LEAF vehicles equipped with NissanConnect EV & Services have demonstrated a lack of connectivity related to telematics services. An update is currently being investigated, which should resolve the connectivity concerns.” It is my hope Nissan USA works toward a speedy resolution.

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    Original review: July 27, 2022

    This repair system is the worst ever. It took my Nissan dealer 4 months to tell me that the glue bottle is not removable/replaceable and so the whole unit needs replacing after use? WTF? For all the greenwashing going on, this is the most ridiculous use of resources ever. I need a whole new electric unit every time I use one of the glue bottles - note I cannot unscrew the glue bottle from the unit once attached. Madness. I hope you're listening Nissan. Madness!

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 3, 2022

    Overall, the price is fair for an entry electrical vehicle, it's nothing special with a driving range of 220 per full charge. With the clean air and tax rebate, it's a great buy compare to many other competitions, but for us, it was a nightmare to own. Our typical commute per day is about 100 miles a day, with gas prices at all time high, we are saving money each time the car was driven; but unfortunately, the car broke down within 6 months; and sits in the shop for about 1 and a half month to fix; tow into the shop 2 times; fixing a minimum of 10 things in order to get the car running again;

    With that aside; cargo room practicality is very reasonable with big trunk and folding seats; the seats aren't as comfortable compare to some other Japanese brands, the on board infotainment screen is unresponsive and laggy; Apple Carplay is hit or miss; (!!Per dealership serviceman: There are no fixes; simply don't use Carplay will be the fix!!), compare to some other new EV in the market; everything seems lacking.

    Overall: if you just want to save gas and get some good incentives; this will satisfy that aspect; if you are looking for more; I don't recommend the Leaf or Nissan with my current experience. Please be aware and scratches and dents created at the dealership as they don't take any responsibilities and put it plainly, dealership states is not their problem but the consumers, by the words of our service personnel, it's not our problem but yours, you can contact customer service at Nissan to complaint about this matter. Would you buy a car that has this many problems and one of the worst customer service in the industry?

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 29, 2022

    My battery died while it was under warranty. I brought it in and they started diagnostics. Found that 3 cells were dead and sent the information into Nissan for them to decide what to do. It was decided they would replace the battery, so they placed an order for a battery. All in all, it took 4 months from the time I dropped the car off at the dealership until they called me to tell me that it was fixed. They did not give me a rental car and would not reimburse me for the cost of gas. I was lucky enough to be able to use my wife's car since she rarely ever drives, but with the high gas prices, it easily cost us 500 dollars extra over these couple months. Their response was that they would reimburse on a case to case basis for rental cars up to 35 dollars/day up to 5 days. So if you are ok being without a car for long periods of time with no assistance, then shop Nissan, otherwise stay away.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 3, 2021

    Purchased with 7000 miles on it Dec of 2012. Had about 70 miles range driving in Florida. Now has 80000 miles had the battery repaired under warranty in 2016. It has iffy 50 miles range. Really have to observe speed and estimated range. According to reviews, it appears the 2019 may be a problem for owners. After reading the reviews would not buy another electric vehicle from Nissan. If the Chevy bolt finally resolves their battery issues will probably buy it in a couple of years if my Nissan retains the current 50 mile range. Will buy Chevy bolt sooner if range falls below 40. Still enjoyed 8 years of $1 cost for every 30 miles plus free charging at Nissan with coffee and clean restrooms too.

    14 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 13, 2021

    After less than 15,000 miles the tires on my 2019 Nissan Leaf must be replaced. This is ridiculous. The service people at a dealer told me that they put cheap tires on the new cars. I will not buy another Nissan if this is what they are doing to their customers.

    14 people found this review helpful
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 15, 2019

    For a person with short commutes it's a perfect solution to never Visit a gas station. Low cost charging at home. Free charging at Nissan dealers. Easy and low cost dealer maintenance. Most states have better incentives than VA but still worth it.

    13 people found this review helpful
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