Lon12
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Has anyone updated 2G to 3G telematics unit yet?

Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:10 pm

I received the notice from Nissan about the pending Rogers 2G shutdown next year. Went to my dealer today and was quoted $2100 for the new telematics unit not including labour.
Why is it US owners are only having to pay $199 co-pay amount and we are getting no help?
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Re: Has anyone updated 2G to 3G telematics unit yet?

Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:27 am

Where are you located? I think that the US $199 offer was because 2G ended quite a long time ago here - fairly early for many older Leafs.
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Re: Has anyone updated 2G to 3G telematics unit yet?

Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:17 am

The $199 US price was also allegedly subsidized. The Nisan corporate marketing guy (Brian) who hosted an EVent made it sound like Nissan was doing as a favor for offering it for $199, as in, they were trying to do the right thing for older Leaf drivers. I was there when he talked about it.

It is possible that Nissan was losing $ on each $199 USD TCU upgrade based upon engineering work + tooling costs and other overhead given the limited audience and quantities sold.

That said, $2100 CAD is insane and if I were in the OP's shoes, I definitely wouldn't bother with that.

OP is likely in Canada as Rogers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Wireless) is a Canadian carrier. I recall roaming onto them before. I think went I entered Canada w/a US phone, once I got past a certain point into Canada driving north from WA, I got an automated SMS "Welcome to Rogers..."w/insane rates per megabyte and minute. Was along the lines of $10 to $15 per megabyte to roam.

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Re: Has anyone updated 2G to 3G telematics unit yet?

Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:47 pm

From a technical perspective, if it's a US LEAF that was imported into Canada, then you could take advantage of the co-pay by getting a WA dealership to do the work.

The problem though is that Nissan Canada won't activate your LEAF on the Canadian site. So, it's a non-starter and will only lead to frustration...
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Re: Has anyone updated 2G to 3G telematics unit yet?

Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm

Mine is a Canadian Leaf. I don't live close the US.
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