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    Nissan Leaf Miles per Charge Decreasing Over Time Leads to Consumer Complaints

    By: Seeger Weiss LLP on March 4, 2013

    Seeger Weiss is investigating the issue for a potential class action suit against the popular automaker.

     

    As gas prices rise, the market for fuel-efficient cars is as competitive as ever. So when Nissan advertised that its “Leaf” vehicle could get the equivalent of 130 miles per gallon, consumers were all ears.  But some consumers are claiming that they were promised 100 miles per charge, but are instead getting much less than that. Seeger Weiss is investigating the issue for a potential class action suit against the popular automaker.

    The Nissan Leaf is a “100% electric” car that operates entirely on a battery. It is alleged that over time, the battery wears down resulting in much less than 100 miles per charge. Consumers are outraged because they paid around $30,000 relying on Nissan’s mileage statements. Now, consumers are stuck with an electric vehicle whose battery life decreases significantly less than a year after purchase.

    Recently, Nissan announced that it will offer a warranty to “protect against capacity loss in Leaf batteries.” The warranty will involve the first 5 years or 60,000 miles and affect 2011, 2012 and 2013 models. However, we do not feel this warranty is a sufficient resolution to Nissan’s problem.

    If you are an owner of a Nissan Leaf which is not getting the miles per charge that Nissan claimed, please contact us to discuss your situation. All initial attorney consultations are free of charge.  Seeger Weiss, LLP is a leader in consumer class action lawsuits. With experienced attorneys and locations throughout the United States,our firm strives to provide the highest quality of service to our clients. We treat each case with careful attention to ensure that consumers get the justice they deserve. Seeger Weiss has office locations in New York,New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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