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Nissan Leaf Electric Car Reports Own Battery-Cell Failure Via Carwings

Wouldn’t it be nice if your car could tell you not just that something was wrong, but that something might be about to go wrong?

A Nissan Leaf in Washington state did just that, and owner Rob Greelee only found out when he got a call from his local dealership asking him to bring it in for a battery check.

As Greenlee recounted in a Facebook group for Nissan Leaf owners in Seattle:

I just got my 2011 Nissan Leaf back from a two week stay at the dealer to replace a failing battery cell. I have had my Leaf for almost two years now and 17,000 miles.

Nissan said, they detected from my charging records that they had identified an individual cell that was not performing as they expected.

Greenlee’s dealer called to let him know that the Leaf’s Carwings system had noticed the cell behavior, even though no error message was displayed in the car’s instrument cluster.

He brought the car in and the failing cell was identified, removed, and replaced with a new part.

More http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1082848_nissan-leaf-electric-car-reports-own-battery-cell-failure-via-carwings

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