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Re: Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world

Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:46 pm

Roadburner440 wrote:I have to say for me the magic number is less than $1k as well.

Wait, what?
$1k???

I think I have significantly different expectations than some other people.. ;-)
Around $1k is a "not even in the ballpark" for me...
Not even in the city the ballpark is in in fact.. ;-)

This is an upgrade that involves a new cell modem and maybe some firmware.

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Re: Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world

Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:48 pm

desiv wrote:
Roadburner440 wrote:I have to say for me the magic number is less than $1k as well.

Wait, what?
$1k???

I think I have significantly different expectations than some other people.. ;-)
Around $1k is a "not even in the ballpark" for me...
Not even in the city the ballpark is in in fact.. ;-)

This is an upgrade that involves a new cell modem and maybe some firmware.
++1

...and some labor.
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Re: Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world

Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:52 pm

Thanks for posting - went to my spam folder as well. Nissan really needs to work on that - I probably would've signed up to reserve my Leaf much earlier back in 2010 as well had their email not gone to spam...

And yeah, anywhere near $1k for this feature is laughable. <$50 and maybe I'll do it, but I expect they'll try to tack on some monthly/annual fee as well, in which case no thanks.
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Re: NissanConnect EV -- email update

Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:01 pm

2015 Model year here. Got a physical letter offering full cost of replacement (parts and labor). Psyched!
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Re: Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world

Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:03 pm

My "magic number" is probably under $300, to even consider it. I must admit I am surprised they are following through with this, and must give kudos to Nissan...
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Re: NissanConnect EV -- email update

Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:08 pm

This is exactly what I expected from a legal point of view: vehicles under warranty must be fixed for free.

I even mentioned it a week ago:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21544&start=50#p454008

I was wrong about warranty period: it is 3 years. So vehicles up to 3 years should have free fix and all others
get some discount. This is the first acceptable news from Nissan. Though free fix to continue crappy service is not
the best case scenario.
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Re: NissanConnect EV / Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world - email update

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:13 pm

So here's a dumb question that I will ask anyway. I have a 2015 Leaf S and I received the same email from Nissan saying my upgrade to 3G would be covered. But I have an S, so no Carwings and I thought no NissanConnect. Am I wrong about that, can I get NissanConnect in an S? Or did Nissan simply send the email to everyone regardless of model?
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Re: NissanConnect EV / Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world - email update

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:21 pm

Mine was in spam too, not that I care at this point...
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Re: Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world

Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:19 pm

desiv wrote:
Roadburner440 wrote:I have to say for me the magic number is less than $1k as well.

Wait, what?
$1k???

I think I have significantly different expectations than some other people.. ;-)
Around $1k is a "not even in the ballpark" for me...
Not even in the city the ballpark is in in fact.. ;-)

This is an upgrade that involves a new cell modem and maybe some firmware.

desiv


New cell modem + firmware. But now integrate that into the previous car's electronics. It would be nice if they thought about this ahead of time, but if that was the case then they would have just spent the extra few pennies on a radio capable of 2G/3G/4G/LTE since they don't cost much more. My guess is that an entire ECU of some kind will need to be replaced, and perhaps even the headunit because of how integrated they are. Considering the MSRP on most of these headunits is $2K or so, and an ECU a couple hundred bucks, without labour, I am guessing their "inflated cost to the customer" is in the $2K to $3K range. If us as customers only have to pay $1K, then they will make some profit but not lose any money.

In my opinion $1K is not an unreasonable amount for an upgrade. But it better be 4G capable at least so that we are not stuck again in a few years when 5G rolls out and they decommission the 3G bands to make way.
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Re: Telematics Hardware Update, for the post-2G world

Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:23 pm

2k1Toaster wrote:Thanks for sharing. Mine was in spam, I would have never seen it.

I am completely surprised that they are even offering one, and I am happy again. I was ready to roll my own, but as long as my portion that isn't covered by Nissan is less than $1K, I'll be happy.


It better be less than $1k. Tesla performed the upgrade for their customers for $500, and Nissan is indicating that they will bear the majority of the cost.

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... ost1096488
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