The Nissan Leaf is a technological and ecological marvel. Plus, the Leaf’s modern styling makes it a standout among electric car competitors. But any vehicle can have mechanical problems, and the Leaf is no exception. Let’s take a look at some potential Leaf repair problems and their associated costs.

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ABS Light

If your Leaf’s ABS light comes on it could be due to faulty ABS wheel speed sensor.  The traction and stability control systems may turn off as well. Braking may also become irregular especially at low speeds, and you may notice the speedometer working improperly or the check engine light come on.

The average cost for ABS wheel speed sensor replacement ranges from $200 – $340, parts and labor. The labor alone run from $65 to $85. Make sure the sensor actually requires replacement. A dirty sensor can cause the same symptoms but can be fixed with simple cleaning.

AC Not Cold Enough

If your Leaf’s AC isn’t producing enough cold, you’ll need an AC diagnostic check. Small leaks in the cooling system or a software malfunction could be the cause. Leaks are sometimes detected by adding a special dye to the refrigerant.

The AC diagnostic check costs around $90 to $100. From there, any of the following could be the source of AC malfunction (with estimated repair costs):

  • AC condenser from $615 to $750
  • AC compressor from $920 to $1020
  • AC evaporator from $1000 to $1250

Leaky Fluids

Coolant leaks can occur at any time, so it pays to check fluid levels regularly. Having a mechanic detect where coolant is leaking from will cost you around $80 – $100. In some cases, the coolant reservoir will need to be replaced.

The average estimated price for Nissan Leaf coolant reservoir replacement ranges from $105 – $180. The parts alone cost $65 to $120.

Door Window Stuck

The Nissan Leaf’s door window may get stuck due to a faulty control or wiring problem. If the window motor is broken, it will need to be replaced. The window may move slowly, work intermittently, or not budge at all.

The estimated cost of door window motor replacement is around $200 to $675, parts and labor.

Computer Glitches

Like any modern vehicle, the Nissan Leaf has a powerful network of computers that keep it running smoothly. As the Leaf is an electric car, it carries newer technology that can be more expensive to repair.

Nissan Leaf computer repairs and updates are typically simple and inexpensive. However, if a major malfunction occurs, it could cost you hundreds of dollars to fix.

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As the leading auto warranty provider, CARCHEX has collected years of repair warranty claim data on thousands of vehicle makes and models. Specific types of Nissan Leaf repairs highlighted in this article are derived from data provided by RepairPal, a CARCHEX partner. Repair costs derived from both RepairPal, as well as CARCHEX based on actual warranty related data.

Published in Car Repair Cost by CARCHEX on April 9, 2016