Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

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Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:45 am

I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that made the differences between cars clearer. So a few years ago I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now updates actual repair frequencies, not just dots, four times a year, to report on new models like the LEAF sooner then track cars closely as they age.

Greg and NICOclub have long been an active partners in this project, and I am very grateful for their support. Partly as a result, we've been providing excellent information on many Nissan and Infiniti models. I'd love to do the same for the LEAF--just a matter of getting enough owners involved.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, following the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the LEAF, for free. I'll share results for in this thread after each update.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:46 am

I should add that we only need a couple more participants to have some initial stats in November--so we're close!

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby kerrton » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:45 am

Leaf owners, please sign up, this will really help prospective owners get over any fears of such a new technology and make an informed decision regarding the purchase, thank you.

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:42 pm

We have an updated result for the Nissan LEAF based on owner experiences through December 31, 2011.

So far no non-software repairs have been reported, for 56 cars.

We'll have further updates in May and August. The more owners participate, the better the information we can provide.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Nissan LEAF reliability ratings and comparisons

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:10 am

We have an updated result for the Nissan LEAF based on owner experiences through June 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2012: 14, small sample size

2011: 6

Both are much better than average.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats for the LEAF:

2011: 91, < 1

We'll have further updates in November and February. The more owners participate, the better the information we can provide.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby g20lover » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:39 pm

i recently drove one in my area and it seemed well built. can't wait to see when the cost lowers

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:47 am

We have an updated result for the Nissan LEAF based on owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2012: 14

2011: 5

Both are much better than average.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats for the LEAF:

2011: 94, < 1

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. The more owners participate, the more precise these will be.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

Nissan LEAF reliability ratings and comparisons

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:59 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the LEAF to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2012 LEAF: 7, low
2011 LEAF: 3, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2011 LEAF: 97, < 1

We'll have further updates in August and in November. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Nissan LEAF reliability ratings and comparisons

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby jessicasmith » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:25 am

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:33 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the LEAF to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2012 LEAF: 10, low
2011 LEAF: 6, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2012 LEAF: 96, < 1
2011 LEAF: 93, < 1

We'll have further updates in November and February.

To view competitors' scores and descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help:

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby Eugene_C » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:04 am

Actually, reliability is near the bottom of worries for an electric car for me. The biggest problems are usually software related, things like stuck blue-tooth connections that drain batteries and things like that. Drivetrain-wise, I'd take my luck with electric any day. Going to be lot less maintenance.

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby blackrose » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:02 am

this will really help prospective owners get over any fears of such a new technology and make an informed decision regarding the purchase,

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:11 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the LEAF to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2013 LEAF: 59, high, small sample size
2012 LEAF: 6, low
2011 LEAF: 7, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2012 LEAF: 92, < 1
2011 LEAF: 92, < 1

We'll have further updates in February and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:46 pm

We've updated our reliability stats for the LEAF to include owner experiences through December 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2013 LEAF: 49, moderate
2012 LEAF: 6, low
2011 LEAF: 7, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2012 LEAF: 93, < 1
2011 LEAF: 92, < 1

We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

To see the repairs behind these stats, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Nissan LEAF reliability ratings and comparisons

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:33 am

Our reliability stats for the LEAF now include owner experiences through March 31, 2014, making them nearly a year ahead of other sources.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2013 LEAF: 42, moderate
2012 LEAF: 12, low
2011 LEAF: 13, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2012 LEAF: 87, < 1
2011 LEAF: 86, < 1

Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. Next update in August.

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:46 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the LEAF to include owner experiences through June 30, 2014 (making them about 14 months ahead of some others).

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2013 LEAF: 42, moderate
2012 LEAF: 16, low
2011 LEAF: 15, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2012 LEAF: 85, < 1
2011 LEAF: 85, < 1

Next updates in November and in February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

For repair descriptions, the stats of other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Nissan LEAF reliability ratings and comparisons

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:50 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the LEAF to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2013 LEAF: 34, moderate
2012 LEAF: 30, low
2011 LEAF: 20, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2013 LEAF: 72, < 1
2012 LEAF: 80, < 1
2011 LEAF: 84, < 1

To view the repairs behind these numbers, check the stats for other cars, and sign up to help improve this information (next update in February):

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Re: Nissan LEAF reliability - better info ASAP

Postby mkaresh » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:16 am

We've updated our reliability stats for the LEAF to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015. Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2015 LEAF: 9, low
2013 LEAF: 24, low
2012 LEAF: 22, low
2011 LEAF: 19, low

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2013 LEAF: 75, < 1
2012 LEAF: 85, < 1
2011 LEAF: 84, < 1

For the details, including repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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