I was browsing a Nissan Leaf owner's forum other night and came across this (I don't own a Leaf) . Thread link at bottom. ---------------------------------------------------------- p6 klapauzius wrote: "Maybe you are the first, but it happened to me too! On 2/22 I was driving back from SeaTac airport back home, with 26 "miles" on the range estimation. Trip distance was ~ 15 miles. Some driving on I-5, eco mode on, no heating (at 32 F outside temp!) and around downtown the range is down to 8 miles (still plenty to get home, which was by then 5 miles away). At the ship-canal bridge it went into turtle, I barely got off the freeway. 2 Mile from home and after about half the distance it told I would have from the airport, i.e. 13 actual miles driven, it went dead. I actually managed to drive 400 yards in turtle mode. 10:30 pm, wife and screaming kids in the car (which was blocking the right lane of a busy road), just came back from the east coast, cars zooming by and honking, several near misses, I called Nissan for help. Their initial response: Sure we will tow you, but it will take an hour for the tow truck to arrive and we will only tow you to the next dealership (10 miles from my home). I said, well its an electric car and arent you supposed to tow me to my home when I run out of battery? Ah, its a battery problem, do you need a boost or a jumpstart?? It was hilarious..no clue about their own product....neither the operator nor her supervisor were aware of special roadside assistance for leaf-owners. The experience with roadside assistance was quite sobering... What I find scarier though is this gross mismatch in estimated and actual range. Any ideas if this is normal or a bad battery?" My Nissan Leaf Forum • View topic - Dumb**s alert: am I the first to drain it?? Another buy claims 17 mile on gage, drove 5, went into 'turtle mode' as they say, kaput. Seems in 2 cases the range indicator was optimistic. The opposite would seem better.