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2017 Nissan Leaf - No VSP noise when reversing?

Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:46 am

Hi all, I'm a new Leaf owner and a total newbie, so please excuse me if this is a silly question.

I've just bought a used 2017 Nissan Leaf Tekna (I am in the U.K. - I think the Tekna is called the SL in America, but I may be wrong. It's the one with the leather seats, anyway).

I can hear the VSP pedestrian warning noise when travelling forwards at lower speeds - a sci-fi 'whooo' noise, a bit like a spaceship.

However, I can hear absolutely nothing when my car is reversing. Is this normal? (I've stood outside the car and got someone else to reverse it and it's totally silent)

Thanks for your help.

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Re: 2017 Nissan Leaf - No VSP noise when reversing?

Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:07 am

I'm not sure about UK LEAFs, but here in the U.S. you can use LeafSpyPro to disable either (or both) of those sounds. It could be the previous owner did so and didn't turn it back on when they sold the car.
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Re: 2017 Nissan Leaf - No VSP noise when reversing?

Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:01 pm

I don't believe we have the VSP noise when reversing, we have the somewhat loud beep beep which if we had VSP would drown it out :lol:
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Re: 2017 Nissan Leaf - No VSP noise when reversing?

Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:14 pm

jjeff wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:01 pm
I don't believe we have the VSP noise when reversing, we have the somewhat loud beep beep which if we had VSP would drown it out :lol:
I believe the OP is talking about the backup beep being missing.
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Re: 2017 Nissan Leaf - No VSP noise when reversing?

Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:53 pm

jlv wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:14 pm
jjeff wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:01 pm
I don't believe we have the VSP noise when reversing, we have the somewhat loud beep beep which if we had VSP would drown it out :lol:
I believe the OP is talking about the backup beep being missing.
Then I believe you were correct in someone disabling it. I'm kind of tempted myself but I guess it is a safety feature that others may need so I live with it.
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

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