Arizona Lemon Law Protects Nissan Leaf Owners
Some disgruntled Nissan Leaf owners are finding relief under Arizona's Lemon Laws. After months of driving their brand new Nissans many discovered that the cars did not operate according to mileage per charge specifications as promised at purchase.
Arizona Leaf owner Scott Yarosh claimed the vehicle only would maintain a charge for 42 miles and his commute to work was 45 miles, which was a huge problem he did not anticipate after he purchased the vehicle anticipating greater mileage per charge. And according to Yarosh, three of the capacity bars on his Leaf’s dashboard had disappeared, representing a 27.5 percent loss in battery capacity, after only 15 months of ownership.
Earlier this year, several Nissan Leafs including Yarosh' vehicle were taken to Nissan's testing facility after the manufacturer received several complaints regarding this issue.
According to Nissan spokeswoman Katherine Zachary, the issue of premature battery loss was confined to a small number of cases and the buyback was an effort to maintain customer satisfaction rather than due to a defect in the Nissan Leaf itself.
If you are having issues with your Nissan Leaf, contact a lemon law attorney who can advise of your rights and protection under the lemon law in your state. There is a class action lawsuit filed against Nissan in California for this issue with the Nissan Leaf as well.