MrGreen
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TCU Upgrade Question

Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:37 pm

I could not find an answer to this on Google or the forum search.

But I recently scheduled an appointment to get my 2015 Leaf TCU upgraded to the 3g version. I just bought the Leaf about 4 months ago as a lease trade in and really enjoy the car.

The Nissan tech told me that the cost of the upgrade would be $199. I mentioned again that I have a 2015 Leaf but still was quoted $199.

I’ve read that 2015 Leafs can get the upgrade done for free, while 2011-2014 models needed to pay the $199 for the upgrade. Is this still the case? Or has that free TCU upgrade for 2015’s ended? Or maybe the 2015’s never had a free TCU upgrade program?

I appreciate any help.
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Stanton
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:09 pm

Guess you didn't see this popular thread? http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=21573
Yes the 2015's are "free". I would bookmark it as I'm sure you will be referring to it once you get the upgrade ;)
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rocolema
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:31 pm

Just scheduled my 2015 Nissan SV TCU upgrade. It was free.

MrGreen
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:26 pm

Okay, thanks for the replies. I will have to make sure they don't charge me for the 2015 TCU upgrade. The guy who I talked to made it clear I had to pay the $199 for the upgrade, he must not be fully informed on the pricing.
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:47 am

i call my local dealership and Was told that the cost of the Unit, inlcuding time to install was $300. Are the prices you were quoted including the install time? Right now, it's not worth it to me nor do I have $300 sat around doing nothing
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:50 am

For the record, the TCU upgrade (where warranted) is $199 PERIOD. No additional install/disposal/warranty/etc.
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:08 pm

They can charge tax on it, I believe.
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:05 am

Are there any posting of this so I can go back to them? though at $200 I'm still not really convinced it is worth my while.. the only thing it would give me that I'd be interested in is daily logs on the website and being able to see the battery level while it is charging, all the other features I recall didn't seem too much of a deal breaker for me. It's just annoying how they build in obsolescence in to cars when the cars are out of date when they are first released and new. The Nissan Leaf was a car that was developed, probably, in 2007-2009 period and was on the road in the US in 2010 and you can still buy that model (basically) today still.. depending on stock. some 8 years later. They need to make them easily degradable. it's not like they didn't know that 2G would come to an end but I get it.. it is a world wide car, not just an american car.

Maybe they figured that having a car that ages well isn't good for business. I think it increases value of the used market which helps the newer ones demand more... if you know a car will tank in value, why pay the sticker price?
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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:07 pm

DuncanCunningham wrote:The Nissan Leaf was a car that was developed, probably, in 2007-2009 period and was on the road in the US in 2010 and you can still buy that model (basically) today still.. depending on stock. some 8 years later.


Shutdown of ATT's 2G network was not announced until after initial availability of the Leaf.
At least Nissan designed the car so the TCU could be upgraded...which they offered at a reasonable cost.
All other discussions are for a different thread.
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12v LiFePO4 battery & FIAMM 74100 horns
Wet Okole seat covers (front)
Tor's low-power heater mod
2013 sun visor
3G modem upgrade
L2 EVSE Upgrade
Battery Pack replaced (Rev E) @51 months and 41k miles

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Re: TCU Upgrade Question

Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:07 pm

I am just finished TCU upgrade ordeal in my recently purchased Leaf SV 2015 CPO. First of all, I have to find all relevant info and official Nissan bulletin to convince local dealer who actually was an early adopter of Leaf selling. Service reps have no clue when you talk about Leaf, all they know is oil change, tire rotation and inspections. Fortunately, the only "Leaf guy" was passing by and they asked him a question and shown the printed papers about the upgrade and he finally agreed it is free and he will do the upgrade. After upgrade nothing worked, portal was complaining about EV PIN and VIN mismatch and car was telling me to go to "Data communication menu settings". After 2 weeks of struggle and escalating the issue in EV portal, nothing was done at all, zero. So I found Leaf Navigation user manual and after reading through it, I stumbled over one page right after Carwings errors/troubleshooting page with bunch of screen shots and no explanations what it is for, but it was about Data communication. So luckily, I looked at this page and went to my car to see how it is configured. And it was set to "user settings" with manual provider On, but no provider chosen. I changed it to use automatic config and it displayed AT&T. And what do you know - everything started to work. So some how this setting was misconfigured on 2G unit, when 3G unit was installed - it copied all of those settings over to 3G from old 2G unit and left new 3G unit misconfigured.

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