Posts Tagged “Battery”

Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

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Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

Persistent battery drains are a serious annoyance for car owners, but are particularly difficult (and tedious) for a mechanic to locate and repair. Quite often the drain will be in an inaccessible place, there will be more than one drain source, or the issue just never seems to resolve. Small, parasitic drains are the most…

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Failure Rate in Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Very Low

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Failure Rate in Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Very Low

A report in Europe says that the failure rate for Nissan LEAF batteries is very, very low. So low that it almost doesn’t register statistically. Read more at Torque News.

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Battery light comes on after battery / altnerator replacement

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Battery light comes on after battery / altnerator replacement

A relatively common “side-effect” of replacing a battery and/or alternator in a car is to have the voltage (battery) warning light come on. This is especially true in late-model vehicles with their more sophisticated internal diagnostic systems. It’s an issue that was mentioned in our forum last August by user tegarthe (see it here) and…

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Replaced battery, alternator, still have battery warning light

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Replaced battery, alternator, still have battery warning light

A user in our forum, tegarthe, has replaced both the battery and the alternator in a truck and still has a battery warning light on. This is a vehicle non-specific problem and can happen to anyone. He replaced the battery with a new one and the alternator with a refurbished unit from a parts store….

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Nissan Leaf owners stage massive test to prove battery aging case

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Nissan Leaf owners stage massive test to prove battery aging case

To protest Nissan’s lack of meaningful response to battery lifespan issues, Leaf owners in Arizona have banded together in one of the largest EV tests of its kind to prove that the Leaf’s batteries are, indeed, aging prematurely and losing effectiveness before their time. Pinboard (MacAaron)

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Nissan Leaf losing battery capacity after only one year?

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Nissan Leaf losing battery capacity after only one year?

Nissan Leaf owners in Phoenix, Arizona are reporting huge battery losses after only a year of car ownership. Why? Pinboard (MacAaron)

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Replaced Battery, Now No Response Turning Key

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Replaced Battery, Now No Response Turning Key

A common problem people who aren’t necessarily DIY mechanics run into is this: they replace their car’s battery and then turn the key and get no response. Often this creates confusion because accessories (lights, radio, etc) work just fine even though the car won’t “turn over” when the key is turned. Luckily, this is nearly…

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