hitman007
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New 2018 in my garage

Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:01 pm

So Saturday we pick up our new 2018 SL. First one off the truck at our dealer. Coming from a Tesla Model X I can say I am very impressed so far with the Leaf. The 150 mile range should last us 3-4 typical days. The only problem so far is the Nissan EV app on my iPhone is not getting data from the car. Same thing with the owners connect website. No data. No communication with car. I called Nissan eV customer support and they upgraded it to a higher level of tech and said they will get back to me in a few days. One thing I cannot figure out yet is how to limit the amount of charge to say 80%. With the Tesla it was an easy function on the car menu screen. You just set how much charge you wanted the batteries to get. Maybe its a function on the app that I can use when my app is working?

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:01 pm

Nope. Nissan dropped the 80% charge option in 2014, after the EPA lowered/averaged the Leaf's range estimate, and they have insisted ever since that there is no problem whatsoever with charging to 100% only. Trump may have learned to "Double Down" on bad moves from Nissan Corporate...
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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

jake14mw
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Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:53 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Nov 2017
Location: Connecticut, USA

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:37 pm

And I know you are coming from Tesla, but don't expect upgrades to the APP, it had problems that went unfixed with the Gen 1 Leaf.

Flaffy
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Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:05 am
Delivery Date: 31 Mar 2014
Leaf Number: 011907

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:46 pm

I have just got a the new Leaf, and live in Denmark. I have the same problem, of not being able to connect to website, app etc.
Please get back, if helpdesk can find a solution.

Anders

LeaferSutherland
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Delivery Date: 22 Feb 2018

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:55 pm

The app and web portal are both complete garbage. Not working now for us either.

LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:33 pm

The Hyundai remote app is supposedly also crappy. I'm still thinking "Used gen I Leaf." I don't want to double my lease payment for half the features.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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Nubo
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Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2014
Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:08 pm

LeaferSutherland wrote:The app and web portal are both complete garbage. Not working now for us either.


Information Technology is not a strong suit for Nissan, in my experience.

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I noticed you're still working with polymers.

jonathanfields4ever
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Delivery Date: 15 Feb 2018
Location: Kyoto

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:50 pm

I’ve had no trouble with the app or website so far, but I’ve had a bevy of other tech related issues.

First the USB port was broken, music had trouble playing, and Apple CarPlay didn’t work at all. They gave me a new head unit.

Next, the backup camera was blurry and wouldn’t display the lines or predicted path. The car’s position in the nav was also shifted a couple hundred feet to the left. They said the former issue stemmed from a mistake when installing my new nav. The latter was apparently an issue all Leafs we’re experiencing in the cold. Those issues were fixed.

Most recently the charge timer stopped working, “use timed charging at home” disappeared from my EV settings, and anything A/C related refused to display on screen. They’ve taken it up to some big time factory or something in Nagoya to be looked at and I’m driving their most decked out test drive vehicle as a loaner.

Maybe I got a lemon, but it’s possible the new Leaf has electronics problems.

hitman007
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Re: New 2018 in my garage

Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:37 pm

So far everything is working fine except the app. Sounds like that has been an ongoing issue. Perhaps a class action law suit would light the fire under Nissan to make sure what they offer as a car feature actually works.

DanCar
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Delivery Date: 10 Mar 2013
Location: SF Bay area, 94043

Re: New 2018 in my garage

Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:32 pm

hitman007 wrote:... One thing I cannot figure out yet is how to limit the amount of charge to say 80%. ...
You can estimate how much time it will take to charge to 80% and limit charging time to that. Yes, an ugly hack.

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