Usaverageguy
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Software upgrade to improve range

Fri May 11, 2018 6:55 pm

A Nissan dealer in Conyers GA told me that he may be able to improve my range on my 2012 Leaf with a software upgrade and draining the battery to 0% and using a special charging method. The cost would be about $900. Sounds like BS to me. Has anyone else heard of this and has it worked for you? With a winter range of about 48 miles, I will need to do something soon.

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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Fri May 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Um, yeah I wouldn’t go back there again.

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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Fri May 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Usaverageguy wrote:The cost would be about $900. Sounds like BS to me.


Sounds like BS to me.
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smkettner
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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Fri May 11, 2018 9:56 pm

Put the $900 down on a Bolt and you are good to go.
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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Fri May 11, 2018 10:08 pm

I can do it for $450 via remote login.

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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Sat May 12, 2018 8:50 am

I read that too, that new Nissans and Bolts will have the ability to do remote software updates just like the Tesla cars.
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Usaverageguy
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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Sat May 12, 2018 1:21 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:I can do it for $450 via remote login.

Yep, I don't think so. Nothing personal.

Usaverageguy
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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Sat May 12, 2018 1:22 pm

smkettner wrote:Put the $900 down on a Bolt and you are good to go.

I am thinking of trading in my Cmax for a Bolt. But I am keeping my Leaf. I love it.

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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Sat May 12, 2018 3:25 pm

Usaverageguy wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:I can do it for $450 via remote login.

Yep, I don't think so. Nothing personal.


Nothing personal since a LEAF does not have that capability.

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Re: Software upgrade to improve range

Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 am

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