Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Rose Morah
What’s the Nissan Leaf battery replacement cost?
According to Nissan Leaf owners who have received quotes from Nissan in early 2022 and around December 2021, the battery replacement would cost them $8000 before labor for a new 24kWh battery.
During the same period, other Nissan Leaf owners reported a price range of between $10k to $11k for a new 40kWh battery.
Unfortunately, it is hard for Nissan Leaf owners to know the exact battery replacement cost since Nissan has not made this information readily available, especially for the older models.
Therefore, this information is based on the experiences of other Nissan Leaf owners.
The following are also some of the challenges that Nissan Leaf owners looking to replace their batteries go through:
- Some find Nissan dealerships not helpful when they need information on the battery replacement cost.
- Most Leaf owners who have older models that are out of warranty have had a harder time trying to replace their batteries through Nissan.
Is the Nissan Leaf’s battery replacement cost worth it?
This depends on the following two main factors:
- If it is going to cost you more than you bought the car, then it is definitely not worth it.
- If the vehicle looks old and does not seem like it will last for another few years to come, then it may not be worth it. This is because you will be paying a lot for the new battery just to put it on an old car that won’t last long. It doesn’t make sense.
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Nissan Leaf Battery replacement alternatives
Fortunately, there are other cheaper alternatives to Nissan Leaf battery replacement that you could consider.
- 3rd party/aftermarket companies
Depending on where you live, you will find 3rd party companies that tend to replace the Nissan Leaf battery at a cheaper cost.
These companies can also upgrade your 24kWh battery to a more range battery like 40kWh or even to a 62kWh battery.
This means you will not only spend less on the battery replacement cost but you will also be getting more range in your Nissan Leaf.
Why will it cost you less to replace the battery at a 3rd party/aftermarket company?
This is because the batteries are usually from vehicles that have recovered from crashes, or imported Nissan Leafs and have battery health that’s not less than 75%.
However, it depends on where you live. If you live in the UK, you will find many aftermarket companies that replace the old Nissan Leaf batteries at a cheaper price.
- Battery extenders
As the world of EVs continues to evolve at a fast rate, there are now companies that offer battery extender services.
This might really be helpful, especially if you need to buy time with your Nissan Leaf as you save for a new car or battery.
However, this may not be the ideal solution for Nissan Leafs that have very severe battery degradation.
- Trade the car and buy a new one
If you think the battery replacement cost of your Nissan Leaf is not worth it, then why not trade in the car and acquire a new one.
You can also trade in the old Nissan Leaf and add cash to buy a new EV under the rebate program, or buy a good used Nissan Leaf with good battery health.
There are some used car companies that don’t care and will ask about battery health. Their main concern is the miles.
You could hence take advantage of that and trade in your old Nissan Leaf for another car.