About Nissan Leaf
Being the first fully electric car priced and designed for the everyday car shopper, Nissan Leaf has been built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 2010 as a compact car. Originally introduced to be an efficient alternative to the Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback and Sentra sedan for commuting, Leaf becomes a strong competitor to Chevrolet Volt and Ford C-Max Energi. Leaf in its name is also formatted "LEAF" as a backronym for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car. Having won many awards such as 2010 Green Car Vision Award, 2011 European Car of the Car, 2011 World Car of the Year, 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan, Leaf now is still in its first generation.
Nissan Leaf made its debut in the United States in December 2010 for the 2011 model year and was offered in only one body style, 5-door hatchback. It comes in three trim levels: S, SV and SL. As an all-electrical, five-seat compact hatchback, Nissan Leaf is powered by an 80-kilowatt electric motor that is fed by a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which combine to produce 107 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Equipped with keyless ignition/entry, automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and an iPod interface, Nissan Leaf becomes the world's best-selling plug-in electric car in 2013 and 2014.
Nissan Leaf Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
It is very relaxing to drive Nissan Leaf since it is very quiet when operating in electric mode as well as boasts well handling and agility. But as a responsible and qualified Leaf owner, please always be prepared for these common problems on it:
First, brakes not working properly and cooling system failure are Nissan Leaf drivers' headache during driving. The significance of braking system is obvious, keeping it in good condition is the key to make sure a safe ride. Therefore, please pay more attention to the working condition of Leaf brake pedal, brake line, brake pad set, and ABS sensor once the braking fluids start to leak, brakes become noisy and poorly responded and brake pedal becomes pulsating. As cooling system failure often deteriorates the overall quality of the vehicle and even shorten the vehicle's lifespan, thus, if you notice visible sign of leaking coolant, engine overheating and decrease in engine performance as well as illuminated Low Coolant Light, please inspect the Leaf coolant reservoir, cooling hose, radiator hose and fan shroud.
Second, as an all-electric car, it is not surprising that Nissan Leaf has electrical issues. Objectively speaking, electrical parts are exposed to a high frequency of usage under harsh conditions, they are essentially more vulnerable than other parts. For example, after a while of driving, you may find the windows working properly or not working at all, or only work from the master switch, then you need to replace the Leaf power window switch. What's more, electrical parts such as Leaf window regulator, body control module, blower motor, door lock actuator, speed sensor, ambient temperature sensor, seat heater switch, and ignition switch are also vulnerable, please keep a close eye on their working condition all the time.
While in fact, there are many parts on your Nissan Leaf could not last as long as the vehicle could due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions, maintaining them routinely is the only effective way to make sure a safe and comfortable ride. For example, windshield wiper and wiper blade are often made of soft rubber but work always under adverse weather conditions to provide excellent driving visibility. Apart from that, please add the Leaf headlight, seat belt, axle shaft, antenna mast, hood latch, emblem, cabin air filter, washer reservoir, antenna, shock and strut mount, battery cable, and wiper arm on your routine maintenance list as well.
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