It’s unlikely you’ll experience any major failings with the Nissan Leaf because the company has a superb reliability record. Rather than one standard warranty, various components are covered for different durations, which can be confusing.
The car’s standard components get a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, while the electric drivetrain, which includes the motor and battery, are covered for five years or 60,000 miles on the 24kWh car, or eight years or 100,000 miles on the 30kWh model.
This means that should your battery’s charge meter read fewer than 9 bars out of the 12 shown in the instrument cluster – that is it continues to work but doesn’t last as long - then Nissan will still replace it.
There’s a further five years or 60,000-mile warranty on the high voltage electrical components, and finally a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.