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Nissan has announced that it is going to offer a bit more security to Leaf owners than soothing words and lemon buybacks when it comes to degrading battery capacity. In a note published on My Nissan Leaf (and available below), Andy Palmer, Nissan's executive vice president, writes about a new enhancement to the "warranty coverage of the battery system that powers the Nissan Leaf."

A good time to get a new Nissan Leaf (through select dealers) is between now and January 2, 2013. That's because there's a $9,775 cashback offer through Nissan's finance arm, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. There are few transaction details available on the dealer websites, but the offer appears to be limited to lease deals.

Something is up with the Nissan Carwings data network, a way for the all-electric Leaf to communicate with smartphones and the mothership back in Japan. Carwings is how drivers can remotely charge their vehicles and heat or cool the cabin. What the current problem is is not fully understood, but Nissan is admitting there's an issue. On its Leaf Facebook page, Nissan Social wrote:

Sales of the Nissan Leaf haven't been as high as CEO Carlos Ghosn once predicted, and Nissan is now admitting that part of the problem is the way Nissan itself presented the car. But don't worry, Nissan vice president for sales, Al Castignetti, told Automotive News, a change is coming. It makes sense to shift tactics, since Castignetti himself said Nissan was, "a little bit arrogant as a manufacturer when we went to the 50-state rollout."

More than 100 Leafs a day flying out of US Nissan dealerships for the rest of the year? Not going to happen.

We'll it ain't quite 50,000, but they're getting there

We'll be impressed when the Nissan Leaf can fetch its driver a cup of coffee.

If Nissan wasn't going to figure out how to create a remote-charging app for owners of Leaf electric vehicles, someone else was sure to do it.

Boardwalk Nissan in Redwood City, CA, about 30 miles south of San Francisco, is offering lease terms on a Nissan Leaf that are as cheap as we've ever seen: $139 a month. Or, as it's known in an era of $5 gas, what it costs to fill a 14-gallon tank twice.

Despite current low lease rates, Nissan is ready to limbo the price of the Nissan Leaf lower, lower, lower.

How strange is it to report yet another drop in Nissan Leaf leasing prices? About as strange as an Associated Press writer quoting a guy named Reuter.

The plot thickens on the health and durability of the Nissan Leaf's battery pack. A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court by a Leaf owner accusing Nissan of covering up the electric vehicle's range reality. California plaintiff Humberto Klee says Nissan is advertising the Leaf as being able to drive up 100 miles on a charge, depending on variables such as road conditions and weather, but Klee alleges that Nissan has not been honest about the car's real-world range.

Hot on the heels of the first Fisker Karma lemon-law buyback, Nissan has confirmed that it bought back two Leaf electric vehicles in Arizona under that state's lemon law in response to ongoing battery issues there. There's a long and vibrant discussion of the situation over on My Nissan Leaf. Almost 400 pages of vibrant.

Ouch. There's now some independent analysis that says the Nissan Leaf wilts in the heat.