fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,250 miles

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2015 Nissan Leaf miscellaneous problems

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2015 Nissan Leaf Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 092019


  • 31,000 miles


Urban streets, driving at 30-40mph as posted, at stops several times the vehicle felt as one would when skidding on gravel or ice, which caused me to hit the brake harder, then the car stopped in a jerky, fast way.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 252018


  • 12,000 miles
I was driving in somewhat heavy traffic in an urban setting at 25mph when, unexpectedly, I had great difficulty applying the brakes to stop at an intersection. It took considerable effort, including swerving, to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of me, and I pulled into a parking lot as soon as I was able, again having great trouble stopping. The loss of control of the brakes felt like I was skidding on snow or ice, despite the fact that it was a fairly warm August day. There was an accompanying loud, unpleasant sound coming from the brakes when I stomped on them. I had also noticed that a number of warning lights on the dash had come on all at the same time when the problem started. After coming to a complete stop in the parking lot, I turned the vehicle on and off many times, and each time, there was a low but clearly audible thrumming sound, plus a vibration I could feel in the brakes. The sound was particularly surprising to hear, given that the vehicle is otherwise an extremely quiet (100% electric) vehicle. After attempting to restart the vehicle about ten times, I decided to leave to wait for awhile before attempting to start it again. After about 20 min., I started the vehicle without trouble and cautiously drove it home on largely empty side-streets.

- Cleveland Heights, OH, USA

problem #2

May 242016


  • miles
Manufacturer has exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. Nthsa recall 16V-244 for Nissan Leaf 2015 recall was issued over a year ago. Manufacturer has not issued parts for repair.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 112016


  • 6,000 miles
The occupant classification system (OCS) is designed to classify the size and weight of the front seat passenger and, under certain conditions, automatically turn off the passenger air bag. The OCS system is designed to only deploy the front passenger airbag when the front passenger seat is occupied by an adult. In the affected vehicles, the OCS software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty when it is occupied by an adult. If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. I have had this happen 2 times in my car with my wife which is a short light woman, I went to Nissan in greensboro, nc and they got the parts in, tore apart car but Nissan sent them incomplete parts and now it is on back order....has been like that since August!

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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