definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,667 miles

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2011 Nissan Leaf Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 171016


  • 38,000 miles


Vehicles electric windows malfunction. Window will not open or close on the drivers side, but the others will. Many Leaf owners are having the same issues. Please look into this.

- Bonney Lake, WA, USA

problem #2

Sep 212015


  • 45,000 miles
2011 Nissan Leaf, have taken it multiple dealers and done the update(s) required by Nissan, which actually made matters worse, regen is not working like had prior to the P3227 update. The biggest issue with the Nissan Leaf is the battery capacity and advertised claims. Currently charging 100% and getting less than 60 miles range. The warranty apparently after two class actions is 5 years 60,000 miles whichever comes first. All anyone at Nissan or the dealers can say is to wait until we drop the 9th bar. But from what the customer service rep told me, I needed to drop below 70%, which according to my calculations I have. But Nissan does Nissan math, each bar is weighted and the software update made adjustments that are mysterious to most. Nissan misrepresented the Leaf and with the poor battery chemistry failed to deliver as promised, and now these cars are practically being given away. Nissan does not cool the batteries properly and there could be a danger that they are not disclosing. This needs to be investigated further by NHTSA/dot

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 022015


  • 30,000 miles
My car requires me to wait after pushing the start button before I can shift into drive or reverse. If I do not wait, then the car skips D or R and shifts into the neutral even when I select the gear shifter to R or D. I have explained this situation to my local austin Nissan dealer on 5/28/15. It was explained to me that this is normal. I consider this a serious safety issue when I start my car on an incline or hill and attempt to shift to D or R. if I do not wait, then the car rolls downhill in neutral, regardless if I shift to D or R. the car is then able to lurch for several feet down and free roll downhill before I reapply my foot to the brake pedal. I could easily hit another car or pedestrian. It seems unsafe for the driver to have to remember to wait for > 0.5 second (estimate) before shifting out of park. The electronics shifter should default to remain in park if it is not ready to go into D or R. going into N seems like a poor electronic default position when shifting from P to D or R at the start of car. I found multiple complaints of this online when I searched "Nissan Leaf shift to neutral". thanks for your consideration.

- Austin, TX, USA

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