The one time I used a Nissan dealership EVSE it went like this:
1. Stand in line at the service desk to ask to charge
2. Wait for the one person able to activate the EVSE
It is an emergency option *only*
It is totally YMMV.
The Nissan dealer where I did try using their DC FC, I succeeded numerous times. I think long ago, I also had to go ask for someone to come out to run their fob. Eventually, the station became networked onto ChargePoint (but was still free of $ to use) so I no longer had to bug anyone.
But, it was totally inaccessible after hours. Sometimes, there was a line. I think they switched it over to EVgo eventually but that made it moot since I no longer had a Leaf w/CHAdeMO. That one was returned at end of lease near the end of July 2015.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1
was a post of someone I know using a free DC FC at Boardwalk Nissan in Redwood City. This is near highway 101 and is a busy travel corridor. They said in Aug 2013 "Spent 30 min in line for QC at Boardwalk. There are five more LEAFs behind us." Anyway. that DC FC became no longer free and I never even used it once since it's nowhere near home nor work and I wouldn't want to depend on it. (I actually leased from that dealer.)