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Nissan LEAF repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (42%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (7%)

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Nissan LEAF suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $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.

2017 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

8000 mi Wheel bearing has grinding sound. Ended up replacing both bearing housings 

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2015 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

18000 mi Clicking noise solved by replacing axle wheel hubs and applying grease. This was part of a recall and there was no charge. 
21000 mi Noise in front right when turning. Recall for a component in the front right. 
18500 mi Bad hub bearing, replaced. 

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2014 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

55180 mi Front wheel bearing failure. Replace under warranty. 
26660 mi Noise, dealer greased but did not fix the issue 
29760 mi

C $20
Noise from front axle. Mechanic lubricated shock heads. This didn't fix the issue. 
20460 mi Noisy wheel bearing, front driver wheel bearing replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

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. 
8000 mi Axle knocking sound when braking or accelerating. TSB applied to lube parts 
45000 mi

US $600
replacement of bad wheel bearing 

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2012 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

8000 mi Leaking Right Front strut noticed at annual inspection. Dealer promptly replaced under warranty. 
32400 mi Right strut was bad - replaced under warranty. 
60000 mi

US $3029
Noise emanating from vehicle when turning 
28000 mi

US $500
Right front, and right rear wheel bearings replaced. 
3200 mi Car makes high-pitched pinging sound when driven over bumps. Sounds like a loose spring. Service technician couldn't locate problem. 
25000 mi Strut went bad and was replaced under warranty 
9900 mi Suspension would squeak going over bumps at low speed. Repair was warranty replacement of both sway bar bushings 
12200 mi Minor but irritating clicking noise from front axles on acceleration and deceleration. Dealer applied correction recommended by NTB12-055D at no charge; this corrected the issue by replacing bearing lock nuts & lubing. 
18000 mi Clunking Noise when going from drive to reverse or reverse to drive. The dealer applied grease to the front drive shaft bearings. Parts Replaces were as follows: 2 x 40073-0L700 - CotterPin 2 x 40037-1CA0A - Washer 2 x 40262-1CA0A - LockNut 
22700 mi Sway bar broke, made noise; replaced under warrantee. 
15060 mi Noise coming from passenger rear wheel, took car to dealer, dealer found a leaking shock absorber. Part ordered. 
15500 mi Replacement of leaky shock absorber 
21080 mi Right front wheel bearing became increasingly noisy. 
7300 mi Drivers side strut was replaced 

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2011 Nissan LEAF 4dr Hatch

107-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi Had TSB for whirring/clicking sound at low speeds done. Involved lubricating wheel bearings and splines. Also had P3227 program for capacity meter and charger reprogramming done. 

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