Ever since it came about, the Nissan Leaf has been advertised as the halo car of battery power and up until recently it’s been living up to its name.

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf

Sadly though, a few complaints have been piling in lately about the darling of the EV scene and the experience of owning it.

Rather unusual for the EV owning experience, none of Nissan’s customers are complaining about the limited range, the extended charging times and so on.

Nissan Leaf owners actually have been getting some trouble starting their cars for some reason.

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf

Normally, when a car doesn’t start you’d expect a problem with the starter motor, the battery or any of the components between them.

Not so in the case of the Nissan Leaf. The Japanese manufacturer took into account the situation and they identified the problem as being related to the air conditioning system.

Given that starting the car isn’t exactly a safety issue, Nissan isn’t going to start a safety recall pretty soon.

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf

Once the problem is exactly sorted, Nissan will probably call the cars in for a service but it won’t work out in a emergency regime and thus the Leaf won’t raise recall costs.