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Post by PlanB » Sun, 18 May 2014, 23:04

My 2012 model Leaf cabin heater has died, only had the car 6 months.. I can set the temp as high as I like, no heat & no kw on the climate control display. Precious little help in the owners manual. Seems like it might have been a bit of an issue with this model from the US Leaf forum.

Anybody know where the heater fuse lives?

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Post by BigMouse » Mon, 19 May 2014, 15:37

Is the car still under warranty? Something like that may be covered by a recall as well, if it's a common problem. Probably worth a trip to the dealer.

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Post by offgridQLD » Tue, 20 May 2014, 15:46

There are alternatives...

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Sorry I couldn't resist.

Any warning fault lights? Perhaps some kind of thermostat issue. It's just essentially an element that heats water. I would say the element would have a high voltage fuse and would run from the traction pack.


Like Big Mouse said Might be worth contacting nissan.


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Post by coulomb » Tue, 20 May 2014, 19:43

offgridQLD wrote: There are alternatives...

Heh. But that would be an EV with a large exhaust pipe Image
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Post by Johny » Tue, 20 May 2014, 19:55

It seems that heater problems are not uncommon in the 2012-2013 LEAF.
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=14780

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Post by offgridQLD » Tue, 20 May 2014, 20:42

Quoting from the leaf forum link above

"ok, so the PTC heating element was not it, then they decided to change the Power Distribution Module (PDM) and that was not it, so then they decided to change out the water temperature sensor and that was it. The car thought the water was always at 190F, so the element stayed off and it thought it was heating the car."

Looks like it was his water thermostat.

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Post by PlanB » Fri, 23 May 2014, 01:29

Yeah I'm tipping the temp sensor from my readings. Will drop it in for its 10000km service & see what the geniuses at the dealership come up with

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Post by PlanB » Mon, 01 Sep 2014, 14:14

Finally got the Leaf back after 6 weeks at the dealership, a junction box problem apparently. Heater all fixed, just in time for spring!

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Post by EV2Go » Mon, 01 Sep 2014, 17:25

6 weeks to repair a car... what were they doing a complete rebuild?

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Post by Johny » Mon, 01 Sep 2014, 17:59

EV2Go wrote: 6 weeks to repair a car... what were they doing a complete rebuild?
A junction box problem. I guess seeing as how a lot of dealerships get an Auto-electrician in if they encounter an electrical problem an electric heater must really have thrown them.

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Post by EV2Go » Tue, 02 Sep 2014, 02:06

Yeah but how long does it take to ascertain that it is an electrical issue and get the relevant parties involved. I just think six weeks to fix a simple problem and leave someone without a car for that period is just crazy.

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Post by Adverse Effects » Tue, 02 Sep 2014, 02:40

its called "if we piss him off enough he may not bring that dam EV back here"

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Post by T1 Terry » Tue, 02 Sep 2014, 04:16

EV2Go wrote: Yeah but how long does it take to ascertain that it is an electrical issue and get the relevant parties involved. I just think six weeks to fix a simple problem and leave someone without a car for that period is just crazy.
Yeah but how long does it take to ascertain that it is an electrical issue As long as it takes to prove it couldn't be fixed with a hammer or gaffer tape Image Those darn EV's, we would have known what was wrong within 3 weeks if it had an ICE engine

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