Nissan LEAF Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Range grossly misrepresented

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Nissan

Model:

LEAF

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

When I exceptionally charge my car to close to 100%, which takes over an hour, the best mileage I am getting is well under 150! The 200+ predictive miles melt away at twice the rate of the actual miles. And I drive conservatively. Using the B drive at every opportunity.

Review submitted by:Daniele

Pros:Smooth driving, no emissions

Cons:Actual range misrepresented

Typical Nissan boring, but cheap to run

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Nissan

Model:

LEAF

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I've had my Leaf SV Plus since new for six months. I was determined to go pure electric and an experience with Brand T left me convinced to never buy another car from them. No other BEV met the Leaf's specs. First, the good: it's stupid cheap to run, especially

Review submitted by:Coinneach

Pros:Cheap to own

Cons:Uncomfortable, unreliable electronics

Not ready for Prime Time

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Nissan

Model:

LEAF

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

If this vehicle truly got 150 miles per full charge, as advertised, there wouldn't be a problem. It gets far less, (60-70%) and on any trip where you have to charge it to get home it starts gulping electricity, because of poor battery thermal management, a problem Nissan knows about

Review submitted by:ArmyDoc

Pros:Looks better than previous models

Cons:Nissan support, mileage range

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