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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:34 pm
by LeftieBiker
jgassor wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:What is the build date of your car? It's on a sticker on the driver's door sill.
First time I looked at that particular sticker. It shows 02/18. I thought it may also show which plant it was built at but doesnt seem to, unless its in a coded format?

James
2018 Blue Nissan Leaf SL
Thanks. North American leafs are built in Smyrna TN. You might want to record this in the defects topic.

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:54 pm
by NavyCuda
LeftieBiker wrote:
jgassor wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:What is the build date of your car? It's on a sticker on the driver's door sill.
First time I looked at that particular sticker. It shows 02/18. I thought it may also show which plant it was built at but doesnt seem to, unless its in a coded format?

James
2018 Blue Nissan Leaf SL
Thanks. North American leafs are built in Smyrna TN. You might want to record this in the defects topic.
Sounds more like a mildly abused demo car, maybe not a factory defect. Some people like to smash buttons afterall...

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:30 am
by jgassor
NavyCuda wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:
jgassor wrote: First time I looked at that particular sticker. It shows 02/18. I thought it may also show which plant it was built at but doesnt seem to, unless its in a coded format?

James
2018 Blue Nissan Leaf SL
Thanks. North American leafs are built in Smyrna TN. You might want to record this in the defects topic.
Sounds more like a mildly abused demo car, maybe not a factory defect. Some people like to smash buttons afterall...
I would agree with you NavyCuda. Pretty amazing with only 31 miles on the clock when I bought this at the end of March and the car was only built in February 2018. I took the car in to fix the minor stuff (OBD2 port now back installed where it belongs) like the OBD2 port, passenger side weather stripping in the roof rack area, air bubble in the plastic protective door strips etc. All that got fixed but they didnt have the steering assist button in stock to replace it and they didnt want to try and fiddle with it, so they ordered that as a new part. That may take a couple of weeks to come into stock. Been weeks waiting for a new black shifter fascia that was all scratched up and I told them to replace it.

Other than the steering assist button being broken, the rest was just cosmetics, but were easy to spot and correct before selling to a customer. Either bad quality control at the assembly plant or bad handling at the dealership. I wont drop it till they get it all fixed on principle more than anything. The steering assist works just fine with ProPilot enabled, you just cant toggle it off and on via that switch. I could disable steering assist in the settings but I want it on most of the time!

Thanks!

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:51 am
by LeftieBiker
I was wondering how demo abuse would explain the broken off ODBII port, but then I thought of LeafSpy. We may want to be extra careful when plugging our readers into a 2018, as I'll be doing later today.

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:27 pm
by jgassor
LeftieBiker wrote:I was wondering how demo abuse would explain the broken off ODBII port, but then I thought of LeafSpy. We may want to be extra careful when plugging our readers into a 2018, as I'll be doing later today.
I would be very surprised if anyone had plugged in to run something like LeafSpy (except for me, which is what I wanted to do with it and now its working just fine). Just feels like it was sloppy work with whoever fitted that particular panel at the assembly plant. Cant think of any reason anyone at the dealership would have had to remove that panel on a brand new car with 31 miles on the clock (likely from moving it on and off the trailer or giving demo rides)

I think it will just remain a mystery, which as of now is resolved at least (until they get my replacement steering assist switch!

Cheers

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:08 pm
by ChicagoLeaf
Tried to snap a picture of the ODB2 port--it's there just below and to the left of the steering column... Port is white in color.

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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:39 pm
by LeftieBiker
That's a useful photo. Thanks for posting it.

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:47 am
by jgassor
LeftieBiker wrote:That's a useful photo. Thanks for posting it.
Totally agree, very handy picture for people to use as a point of reference. Still puzzled as to how this got missed in quality control at Nissan on my Leaf but at least the port is back where it belongs and is working fine.

Many thanks for the picture upload!

James

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:19 pm
by mkwilkes
Is it OK to leave the OBDII scanner plugged into the port permanently?

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf (US edition) - Location of OBD2 port

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:26 pm
by LeftieBiker
mkwilkes wrote:Is it OK to leave the OBDII scanner plugged into the port permanently?
Probably not, unless it has auto power off. Most remain on while the car is off, and if they don't drain the accessory battery they can corrupt the car's communications eventually, IIRC.