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2015 Nissan LEAF repairs by problem area

Engine (4%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (15%)

Chart based on 26 repairs.
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2015 Nissan LEAF repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (9%)

< $100 (86%)

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Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Nissan LEAF in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

3000 mi
Modem for telematics was not working... 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2017
Jan 2015

3000 mi
Airbag clockspring was broken. Took forever to fix because mechanics needed approval from Nissan Engineering to fix it. After complaining to Nissan, they paid for that month's lease cost. No problems since then. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

27000 mi
Recall for cracked air conditioning tubing that resulted in non-functional AC. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2016

10000 mi
Recall for faulty air bag passenger seat sensor. The indicator for empty passenger seat (air bag off) would intermittently light up with someone in the seat. It works now that the repair has been completed. 
Apr 2017

15000 mi
2g to 3g telematics sw update 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

14000 mi

US $1
Also, they used a pin to clean the nozzle where my windshield cleaner sprays from. It had gotten clogged. 
Jun 2018

37000 mi

US $190
My 12-volt battery started having problems. The car would start but the breaking system wouldn’t work for a few seconds or the car would move forward even though it did not I push on the excelerator. It turns out these anomalies are common with the Leaf when the battery is failing. I had to get towed to two dealers to get the battery replaced because the Leaf technician was gone at the first dealer. 
Nissan LEAF in Ohio, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
Mar 2015

3000 mi
The body bumper cover had a minor separation from the body, due to ice build-up between the L.R. tire and the bumper. A clip, holding the cover to the quarter pan broke and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

8000 mi
Water leak, inside left rear quarter panel. Dealer rescheduled appt. when the body shop had an opening. Too much time. Decided to live with it, Leased Car. 
Oct 2016

18500 mi
Bad hub bearing, replaced. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

25000 mi
Replaced reduction gear assembly due to loud humming from 50-55mph. Didn't fix the issue and has to go back in 
Nissan LEAF in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
May 2015 Rear passenger side door light switch is faulty. Took to the dealership and confirmed it was a bad switch. It is going to take 6~7 weeks for the replacement part to arrive. The passenger airbag OFF warning light comes up when my 14-year-old son who weights 150lbs is in the seat. 
Nissan LEAF in Georgia, United States
May 2015 - Feb 2018
Jun 2017

21000 mi
Noise in front right when turning. Recall for a component in the front right. 
Nissan LEAF in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

15000 mi

US $1
Software update to prevent occasional brake "grabbing", performed during routine 15,000 mile maintenance. Mfr recall, no charge. 
Jul 2017

32000 mi

US $315
Driving through deep water (common after heavy rain in Houston) caused bottom engine cover to tear loose from rear bolts / clips. My fault, but a more robust design would be appreciated. 
Nissan LEAF in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

25420 mi
Bad connection on the 12 volts battery 
Jun 2018

34720 mi
Dealer changed the upper set of hinges on the driver's side door 
Nissan LEAF in Georgia, United States
Apr 2016 - Oct 2018
Mar 2018

15000 mi
Replaced driver side door handle that had become separated. This was repaired free of charge by Regal Nissan of Roswell, GA. 
Oct 2018

18000 mi
Clicking noise solved by replacing axle wheel hubs and applying grease. This was part of a recall and there was no charge. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

7981 mi
Replaced tailgate stays that had failed 
Nissan LEAF in Colorado, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

36000 mi
Rattle in the dash or maybe the windshield gasket. Dealer repaired loose screw in the glove box assembly. Did not fix original rattle. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

24000 mi
Drivers door handle. Chrome plastic piece separating from handle. 
Nissan LEAF in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2014 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

32860 mi

C $500
Replaced front disc pads and rotors, clean rear brakes 
Nissan LEAF in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

15000 mi
door handle trim separating 
Nissan LEAF in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2018
Aug 2017

21000 mi
USB port intermittent 

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2014 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Nissan LEAF in Estonia
Aug 2016 - Dec 2020
Aug 2016

38440 mi
Found a bolt below floor carpet. rattle. Rear middle headrest broke down. Had to be replaced Nissan Logo blue color peeling off (front, rear), normal chrome underneath. Replaced for 2-3 times already under warranty. All cars in our country have this defect. Salt is doing that. It will continue to happen annually (max 15 months). 
Apr 2017

50220 mi
Floor mat failure due to bad driver carpet - heavy next to left foot rest area (behind brake pedal). Rear wiper failed. The axle got stuck due to lubrication problem. Driver side mirror had problems with folding. Lubrication problem. Brake pedal does not fully disengage. Most likely due to spring being too weak. This only happens when cold in the cabin. Driver seat rattled and squeaks 
Jun 2017

55180 mi
During annual inspection brake pads were found to be almost dead. Replaced. 155Eur Front wheel bearing failure. Replace under warranty. Floor mats went bad. Driver mat has hole. Replacement. Premature wear of steering wheel buttons. Replaced the whole airbag assembly. Rear center headrest. Failed second time. Comes loose from inner frame. Front right speaker rattles. Membrane failure. Third replament during warranty. 
Jun 2018

73160 mi

€175
Annual service, 175€, found rear worn pads. Did not pay 75+30€ labour, too expensive. Nissan logo worn, they asked 35€ for replacement, did not pay, they promised to change free if it happens again after warranty (has happened 5-7 times). 
Nissan LEAF in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

25000 mi

US $199
Replaced driver door hinges, degraded and squeaking, harder to open. TCU, a 3G modem replacement for EOL 2G. 
Mar 2017

25200 mi
3G modem needed reset 
Nissan LEAF in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

16820 mi
Firmware / software update for brakes at cold temperature. 
Nissan LEAF in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

20460 mi
Noisy wheel bearing, front driver wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 
May 2018

25420 mi

C $250
Replaced front left caliper 
Nissan LEAF in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

19000 mi
Flat tire patched, picked up a nail 
Nissan LEAF in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

26660 mi
Noise, dealer greased but did not fix the issue 
Aug 2017

29760 mi

C $20
Noise from front axle. Mechanic lubricated shock heads. This didn't fix the issue. 
Nissan LEAF in Washington, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

31000 mi
TCU for Carwings stopped. Pulled and replaced audio fuse. 
Sep 2017

36000 mi
Fuse pull and replace for TCU 
Nov 2017

37000 mi
TCU fuse pull 
Dec 2017

38500 mi

US $10
Rat chewed through windshield wiper hose. 
Mar 2018

40000 mi
TCU fuse pull to restore network. 

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2013 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Feb 2018
Jan 2018

46000 mi

US $110
4 tiny welds that hold the power window assembly in place broke in the driver's door, causing the only screw holding the motor in place to loosen and damage its mounting hole. The window would no longer fully open or close, as the regulator was likewise affected. Shop drilled new holes to attach more screws to the motor assembly. 
Nissan LEAF in British Columbia, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

29140 mi

C $5
Blown fuse, infotainment system 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

26000 mi
replace battery 
Nissan LEAF in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2018
Apr 2017

26486 mi
Tire Rotation 
Sep 2018

35403 mi

US $705
Replaced all tires due to cracking on sidewall 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2018

39000 mi
Had a flat tire, flat repair pump/sealant kit did not work, clogged up tire valve, and had to have car towed. Manual recommended to take to dealer. Dealer could not deal with problem (didn't have tires in stock-said I also needed a new tire air pressure sensor and a new tire) .This would take a day to get parts. Next day, parts didn't come and I asked that they fix the tire valve stem and inflate the tire so I could take it to a tire shop. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

33000 mi

US $168
Deteriorated, weak 12V battery: vehicle would not start 
Nissan LEAF in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
Apr 2014

6700 mi
AC line had failed and was not holding refrigerant. The line was replaced under warranty. 
Nissan LEAF in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Nov 2014
Feb 2014

2000 mi
Electrical issues, could not turn car off, kept rebooting, had to replace VCM and BCM, took 3 weeks wait time for some parts. 
Nov 2014

6000 mi
Car disabled while driving, could only have it in neutral or park, was basically in Accessories mode (not "Ready") and could not turn off. Message on dash "I-key error system fault". Replaced Power Ign Switch to fix problem. 
Nissan LEAF in Washington, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2018
May 2014

8000 mi
broken refrigerant pipe, replaced and recharged 
Nov 2015

25000 mi
Updated brake software. 
Nissan LEAF in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

29140 mi
Block heater broke down. Known problem with early 2013 LEAF. Complete replacement. Sulfated battery 
Jun 2015

34720 mi
Radiator thermostat broken. 
Nissan LEAF in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

21000 mi
Grabby brakes. Problem was not resolved. TSB exists but they said it didn't apply to this vehicle. 
Dec 2015

33000 mi
Grabby brakes. Finally came up with a firmware update. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Feb 2015

6000 mi
Leaking upper AC hose 
Nissan LEAF in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Nov 2013
Aug 2013

8000 mi
Loose trim pieces x2. Axle knocking sound when braking or accelerating. TSB applied to lube parts 
Nissan LEAF in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013
Aug 2013

2100 mi
Electric car, problem charging. 
Nissan LEAF in Arizona, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2013
Jun 2013

5000 mi
EV Errors, had to have the Program Control Module replaced. It will be a while before it's clear whether this fixed the problem. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

5000 mi
power distribution module (PDM) failed. PDM replaced. 
Aug 2014

19900 mi
passenger seat belt sensor lit("off") when there's an adult in the seat. 
Nissan LEAF in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2014
Dec 2013

8000 mi
SW upgrade, and replaced dome light bulb that had been humming since we took delivery. 
Nissan LEAF in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

7400 mi
charger halted before finished charging Heater in steering wheel and seats cuts out after a few minutes. door sensor failure, which caused problems with auto-headlights, auto-lock (locking me out of the car), drained my 12V battery, overhead lighting not working, and brake pedal issues. 
May 2014

13000 mi
Coming to a full stop, and accelerating from a full stop resulted into a single but loud click. There is a TSB for this issue, which involves applying lubrication and swapping out some washers. Parts weren't in stock, so I have to return. Brakes extremely sensitive under 15 MPH. Known issue with 2011 and 2012 MY, 'new' to 2013. There was a TSB for it (SB 2013 LEAF; Brake Pedal Sensitive at Speeds Below 15 MPH,NTB14017), which involved applying a software update. 
Jun 2014

14000 mi
Follow up to the previously reported clicking noise. Parts were ordered, and have been installed. Noise is mostly gone (I can hear it, but it's much quieter). Mostly concerned this problem will come back. 
May 2015

25000 mi
Clicking noise, addressed during a previous dealer visit, returned. This time, they've come to the conclusion that the reduction gear is the source of the noise, and will have to be replaced. Part has been ordered. When driving over a pothole or bump in the road, regen braking becomes disabled (so only mechanical brakes are working), which can be quiet dangerous. Dealer hasn't been able to duplicate this, so I'll be taking them for a test drive. Seat heaters and steering wheel heater shuts down after reaching proper temperature. Once this happens, you can't use it again for another 5-10 minutes, even in -20F weather. Just like last time, dealer told me it's working as designed. 
Aug 2015

28700 mi
Part finally arrived after waiting for close to a month. Reduction gear was replaced, but noise didn't go away, so the tech and Nissan decided to replace the motor, which I'm now waiting for (back-ordered as well). 
Sep 2015

29000 mi
New electric motor has arrived, and installed. This seems to have addressed the issue. 
Apr 2016

35500 mi
Nissan finally announced a recall for the brake software, which also covered the multiple issues I've been reporting since the beginning. Software has been updated, and most of the issues have been addressed. 
May 2018

60000 mi
Airbag sensor went bad, was covered under powertrain warranty. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013

2000 mi
Audible clicking sound from front axle area when accelerating from rest or when slowing down and coasting to a stop. Dealer removed front axle shafts, cleaned, lubed, re-torqued, replaced cotter pins. 
Nissan LEAF in Iowa, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2016
Jan 2014

19700 mi
Dealer replaced 12V battery. 
Nov 2014

10000 mi
Rattle noise from dashboard (instrument cluster area) 
Dec 2014

11000 mi
Dead battery 3 days in the row in the morning. Dealer could not replicate even with it left there for 24h. 
Jan 2016

5300 mi
Factory recall, software update 
Nov 2016

34000 mi
The dashboard rattle was never fixed, though I reported it every time I took the car in for service. They either said they couldn't hear it or that it was normal in cold temps. 
Nissan LEAF in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2019
Sep 2014

17000 mi
Charger failed. PDM error. 
Nissan LEAF in Michigan, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2020
Mar 2015

5000 mi
AC failed. Dealer found that another dealer had severely overtightened connections, threads tore off compressor. Had to replace it as well as lines. 
May 2016

22700 mi
The air conditioning failed for the third time in the exact same manner as previous times. Had to replace AC line set. First time was before bought car. Second was in Q1 2015, because connections overtightened in first repair. 
Jun 2018

49000 mi

US $350
Vehicle abruptly started not charging properly. It would fault out during the charging process after a short time. Nissan "reflashed the computer" to fix the faults. 
Dec 2018

51000 mi
Vehicle developed a growl in the passenger front wheel bearing. Nissan first charged then refunded a $90 service fee to diagnose. Parts replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2019

61000 mi

US $200
12V battery abruptly failed causing vehicle to refuse to start. Vehicle had to be towed despite a new battery being installed. 
Nissan LEAF in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Sep 2014

26000 mi
12v accessory battery replaced 
Jun 2015

38000 mi
12v accessory battery occasionally dies overnight, requiring jump start. Technician unable to find parasitic draw. No repair made. 
Nissan LEAF in Georgia, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

19000 mi
AC wouldn't get cold. 
Nissan LEAF in Oregon, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

38000 mi
Hose to AC leaking and needed to be replaced, and freon recharged 
Nissan LEAF in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Dec 2016

27000 mi

US $200
Upgraded Telamatics unit to 3G so that it would work with cellular again in my area. copay $200. 
Apr 2017

30000 mi
Harness for Telematics unit was bad and had to be replaced. Took them a long time to source the issue. Covered under warranty. 
Nissan LEAF in Georgia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2018
Jun 2016

26000 mi

US $120
Ok, it's outside the 24,000 mile limit. But the 12v battery died, rendering a fully electric car incapable of motion. That's pretty nuts for a 3-model-year old vehicle. There are many reports of the early death of these batteries. 
Nissan LEAF in Alabama, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

10300 mi
Leak; replaced components under warranty 
Nissan LEAF in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

8000 mi
air conditioning hose leak. 
Nissan LEAF in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

22000 mi
Brakes stayed on after a brake tap slowing the car from 50MPH to 25MPH. Brakes did not release as commanded. They downloaded new system software which was a recall type campaign. The problem seems to be gone. 
Feb 2017

31000 mi
Recall to replace controller for passenger airbag seat sensor. 
Nissan LEAF in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

5000 mi
Resistance heater failed, common problem. Part was on back order so repair was delayed. 
Nissan LEAF in Georgia, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

15000 mi
AC stopped blowing cold air. Connection tube was cracked causing Freon leak 
Nissan LEAF in Utah, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

3000 mi
Peeling coating on front brand medallion. Trim alignment around shifter. 
Nissan LEAF in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

6000 mi
Software update to improve the grabby/difficult to modulate brakes. Was successful in my case as brakes are now okay. Not great, just OK in terms of modulation... would much rather have Tesla-style brake control on this car. 
Nissan LEAF in Indiana, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

18000 mi
switch for driver side heated seat went bad. Quick warranty fix. 
Jan 2017

25700 mi
Telecommunications unit (TCU) was designed by Nissan to use the 2G cellular network which is being shutdown so needed to upgrade to newer cellular connection. Frustrating to see this lack of future proofing on the part of Nissan. Passenger air-bag light was on. This is the 2nd or 3rd time we've been in for the same problem. 
Jun 2018

45000 mi

US $600
replacement of bad wheel bearing 

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