Nissan had to buy back two of their troublesome Leaf vehicles in Arizona due to the aforementioned battery problems caused by the warm temperatures in Arizona affecting the performance of the battery pack.
Nissan’s Vice President of corporate communications sent a statement to Autoblog Green saying that only a small handful of Leafs have the problem and also pointed out that over 38,000 Leafs have been sold worldwide;450 of which were sold in Phoenix. He claims that the majority of the owners are rather satisfied and that gradual battery loss in normal. He stated that there is no defect with the leaf and that the leafs were re-bought just to satisfy the customers.
Despite Nissan’s reassuring statement that the Leaf is in no way defective, we are sure many people would like to differ.