About Nissan LEAF
Nissan LEAF is a compact 5-door hatchback electric car manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 2010. Its name derives from the Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car. The first Nissan LEAF was introduced in Japan and United States in December 2010. As it produces no tailpipe pollution or greenhouse gas emissions and reduces dependence on petroleum, Nissan LEAF has won 2020 Green Car Vision Award, 2011 European Car of the Year, 2011 World Car of the Year and 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan, Top Safety Pick Award from IIHS and was the world's best-selling plug-in electric car in 2013 and 2014.
Built at Nissan EV platform as a compact car, Nissan LEAF however is powered by a synchronous electric motor that could produce 110hp and 210 pound feet of torque and 24 kWh and 30kWh lithium-ion batteries paired to a single constant ratio transmission. It features a sharp V-shape design with large, up slanting light-emitting diode (LED) headlights. Nissan LEAF is available in base LEAF S, mid-level LEAF SV and high-end LEAF SL in American market. It ranked within first or top-three Nissan models in America.
Nissan LEAF Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Though as an electric vehicle like Nissan LEAF having no problems like any regular vehicle, as accumulation of mileage, it is still inevitable that some auto parts in it would wear and tear and problems find it:
First, brakes not working properly. According to the car repair statistics site CarComplaint.com, braking issue on Nissan LEAF is the most important problem. Some Nissan LEAF drivers based on their driving experience told that when the vehicle reached at about 3,000 miles, the brakes would become super noisy and respond poorly, at the same time the brake pedal is pulsating and vibrating. If you can also find leaking brake fluid and the Brake Warning Light in your Nissan LEAF comes on, please check the LEAF brake pad set, brake pedal and brake line immediately.
Second, cooling system failure. Though Nissan LEAF is not powered by an engine, cooling system in it is still very crucial. And some Nissan LEAF owners complained about this problem. Vehicle keeps overheating due to leaking coolant and they also have to add coolant more often as the illuminated Low Coolant Light keeps warning them to do so. Actually, the A/C auto mode in the vehicle is also easy to go wrong so that inconsistent cooling and incorrect outdoor temperature readings may happen as well. Under these circumstances, you can try checking the LEAF coolant reservoir, cooling hose, radiator hose and ambient temperature sensor.
However, if you want to keep your Nissan LEAF at the prime condition all the time, besides the routine maintenance, you have a lot more to know. For example, what parts need maintenance as some could as long as the vehicle could and some just are vulnerable that could not stand for a year. LEAF wiper blade is responsible for sweeping off vision blocked items on the windscreen so that drivers have a better visibility and that is why you should replace it at least every six months in view of your driving safety. Other parts such as seat belt, antenna mast, hood latch, antenna and cabin air filter, they are important either for your safety or for your comfortable driving experience, so please add them on your routine maintenance list as well.
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