Silverfish wrote:Is Nissan Connect worth it? It seems weird to me to pay money to Nissan just to send them data that benefits them more than me. I don't need to start the heater or AC before I get in the car.
So what do people like about Nissan Connect?
What do I like:
Remote status: Where I work we have dozens of shared EVSEs. When I park in the morning half the time I don't get to plug in immediately, because the car next to me is already charging. With the app I can query the car around lunch to see if it's already been plugged in; otherwise I need to go out and plug it in (everyone who goes out to the garage swaps any plugs to cars waiting to charge, so often someone has already plugged me in).
Remote HVAC: Some days in the summer (this week when it's been >90°F every day) I want to turn on the A/C before I head out to the car to cool it off (even though it's in a garage and generally not too hot already).
What do I dislike:
It's slow. Really slow.
Starting the Android app can take 10-20s, and querying status can take 1-2 minutes.
It's unreliable. Sometimes I turn on the A/C while in the office and when I reach the car 5 minutes later it is still not on. Or it just doesn't respond at all. Or Nissan has an outage that lasts days to weeks.
The upgraded 3G modem has a serious bug that causes it to lock-up and continually consume power, eventually causing the 12V battery to die. (lots of threads on this). Although I haven't had to do a fuse pull to reset the TCU in 3 months or so.
Talking to other EV owners (we have many at work), it seems almost every remote access system suffers from slow and unreliable access, except Tesla.