DanDietrich
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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:09 pm

I actually don't use carwings anymore because I had to log in every time, it seemed. But I will say that no one was secretive about the fact that the the 2g system had short legs. I was not promised anything. I'd love to see a good hack of the whole car and I think it is just a matter of time.

lion
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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:41 am

DanDietrich wrote:I actually don't use carwings anymore because I had to log in every time, it seemed. But I will say that no one was secretive about the fact that the the 2g system had short legs. I was not promised anything. I'd love to see a good hack of the whole car and I think it is just a matter of time.

At one point in time, this was an actual bug. If you don't have the latest version, try updating, and see if you still experience this issue (it was resolved).

tjames
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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:20 pm

mgoleta wrote:If you go to a Nissan dealership and look at a new LEAF you will see a disclaimer for CARWINGS becoming non-functional after ATT 2G goes offline. It basically says if you want CARWINGS to work after that you will have to pay to have the telematics upgraded.


FWIW. The disclaimer also says that the dealer should not sign buyers up for CARWINGS. When I purchased my LEAF this Spring the salesman and I called Nissan together to try to clarify what he should do. The Nissan rep said to continue signing people up on CARWINGS and that Nissan was negotiating a new contract with a third party 2G provider. We will see if that actually happens.

bnwarner
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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Wed May 13, 2015 6:25 pm

Stanton makes a valid point and my inside source "indicates" he is correct. Nissan is aware that many of their customers rely on Carwings for a number of issues as they rely on their mobile app. I leased my first Nissan Leaf and replaced it with a purchase two weeks ago. I'm very happy with my Leaf.

mjblazin
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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Sat May 16, 2015 10:29 am

Why would Nissan pay developers for a Carwings app upgrade if end state was termination? The other app was adequate for next 19 months.
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desiv
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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Sat May 16, 2015 5:04 pm

bnwarner wrote:Nissan is aware that many of their customers rely on Carwings for a number of issues as they rely on their mobile app.

That's something, but not all..
Nissan also gathers a LOT of useful data by having carwings..
I think that, more than anything, will make a difference.. (If anything does)

desiv
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mxp
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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:23 pm

Hi,
We received the owner notification today for updating the Telematics Control Unit (TCU).
The upgrade is a co-pay of $199 total. (incl parts/labor).

Does this only affect 2011 year models?

Is anyone accepting Nissan's offer?

Is there any existing class action in-play ? (I think its Nissan's product mistake- they should have known to put a 2G/3G module in the first place instead of cheaping out on 2011 models)

Should affected owners wait it out for a while- say till 2018 and then perform the update?

Thanks for any insights.....

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Re: What Happens to Carwings in January 2017?

Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:47 am

^^^
This affects all US Leafs model years 2011 to 2015. We've known about this for a long time (e.g. viewtopic.php?t=18616). Model year 2015 folks won't have to pay for the TCU upgrade.

If you wait until 2018 or whatever, then you will be without working Carwings/Nissanconnect beginning the day AT&T shuts down their 2G network in your area.

Many of the questions were answered (except the price and correct timing) at https://www.nissanusa.com/connect/faq under NissanConnectSM EV
IMPORTANT FAQS REGARDING 2G CELLULAR NETWORK CHANGES AND IMPACT TO ACCESS TO NISSANCONNECT EV[*].

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