really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to break lease (1 reports)
2013 Nissan Leaf electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Nissan Leaf Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302014

Leaf Electric

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


2013 Electric Nissan Leaf is an experimental car. Mileage per charge is dependent on ambient temperature. At 20F you have about 40 MILES RANGE (71% of miles, if you DO NOT USE LIGHTS OR HEATER) .

AAA Automotive Research Center recently insured report that range dropped 47% in cold weather "we did not expect the degredation we saw", Greg Brannon, AAA's director of automotive engineering.

I couldn't use the car with this perilious short mileage and broke the lease. It cost me $4,000. Furthermore, the "electric" specialist at the dealer said it was "my" fault in that 1. I over charged the battery 2. I didn't drive far enough. He/She did not know what he was talking about.

The car is sold under false window sticker mileage estimates. It is an EXPERIMENTAL CAR.

Update from Mar 24, 2015: "AAA:Extreme temps trip up electric cars". "The range of electric vehicles can be greatly reduced, by up to 57%, depending on the temperature outside., per AAA Automotive Research Center in Southern CA. In very cold weather, 20 F, and by 33% in extreme heat.

I could not operate the car and let it go back which cost me $4,000 on the unexpired lease. The Leaf is an experimental car and Nissan should be advised that it's deceptive to sell cars proven to be this far from the advertised mileage.

- pozarrica, Ballwin, MO, US

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