But the honeymoon did not last as she recently lost bar #10 (3 bars gone) a few days ago. How could this have happened. She posted on Facebook about her dilemma and a 2011 is a rather rare model and the interest of such a model was great so my first thought; "What is your VIN?" and as luck would have it; it was a very well known VIN.
It took a bit of searching (and help) but found this posted Jan 15, 2014
This is a major problem and no less heinous as rolling back an odometer to increase a car's resale value. But that is really the only clear part here. Who is to blame? The car came from out of state so it was likely a auction purchase. What did Tacoma Nissan know about the car's history? It is conceivable that they were as much in the dark as anyone else. The owner said there does appear to be several entries in CARFAX but was unable to get details of the report without paying for it.I had a SoCal 3 bar loser:
Car 222 omkar Irvine, CA
3 bars lost at 35 months (11/19/2013) / 33,700 miles
2 bars lost at 29 months (5/25/2013) / 29,500 miles
1 bar lost at 20 months (9/5/2012) / 19,000 miles
The VIN in question is JN1AZ0CP6BT000222. Knowing the details of that report might shed some light on how duplicitous Tacoma Nissan's role is in this scenario.
Either way, this is an issue that needs to be resolved ASAP and I encourage everyone who reads this to pass it around as much as you can. We need to get the word out! This is something that cannot go unnoticed!!
I will be posting MUCH more about this as it comes in!!
**Update; We shall soon have the warranty history and carfax info which hopefully will tell us what was known, when it was known and who knew what was known.
Here is a pix of her car taken Aug 3, 2014 after a few days of ownership. Notice all 12 bars are showing??
Ok, a VERY GOOD LEAF tech advised that the capacity bars being reset is an unavoidable consequence when performing several functions with the pack. So the ultimate act could be happening without any malice intended
This in no way removes the dealership's responsibility to provide full disclosure to a potential buyer. LEAF Spy has grown from a "garage" app to THE de facto standard for monitoring and recording LEAF Pack performance. Maybe its time to add to the CARFAX report? I now see reputable Nissan dealers offering to give LEAF Spy readings to potential customers which is awesome but this does not address shady used car dealers and maybe its time that new laws are enacted to require verified battery status reports including dates of any all BMS resets.