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Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:44 am

Apologies, as I looked through the first few pages of searching "Nissan Connect" and couldn't find an answer to my question.

I have a 2017 S, and have had issues getting my car to connect onto the Nissan Connect app. I've registered the car with Nissan.com and it says it's now in the system. I also have paired my phone with the car via bluetooth. Is Connect not available for S models?

Thanks for any answers.

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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:00 am

Up through at least 2018, only the SV or SL trim had a telematics unit and thus had NissanConnect EV available. The S trim didn't have the telematics unit. I don't know if this has changed in more recent model years / trim levels.

(IMHO, given the historic slowness and unreliability of Nissan's servers, you aren't missing much)
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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:13 am

Thanks. That's what I was thinking. It would be nice if Nissan pointed that out in a few more obvious places (like in the app, where I registered my S vehicle....). Instead I just get an error message.

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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:45 am

jlv wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:00 am
Up through at least 2018, only the SV or SL trim had a telematics unit and thus had NissanConnect EV available. The S trim didn't have the telematics unit. I don't know if this has changed in more recent model years / trim levels.

(IMHO, given the historic slowness and unreliability of Nissan's servers, you aren't missing much)
Concur with all of the above and I'll just say thru model year '17 since I don't want to give possibly incorrect info.

OP can take a look at https://usa.nissannews.com/en-US/releas ... -press-kit Specs tab. Search for connect. For '11 to '17, if you want to use Nissan's not very good app to remotely check state of charge/battery bars, start charging, start climate control, that requires the car have a TCU and yes, S trims for those model years have no TCU. (Actually, S trim didn't start until model year '13.)

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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:10 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:45 am
I'll just say thru model year '17
This thread noted that the 2018 S w/o Nav doesn't have it: viewtopic.php?t=26845
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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:10 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:45 am
OP can take a look at https://usa.nissannews.com/en-US/releas ... -press-kit Specs tab. Search for connect. For '11 to '17, if you want to use Nissan's not very good app to remotely check state of charge/battery bars, start charging, start climate control, that requires the car have a TCU and yes, S trims for those model years have no TCU. (Actually, S trim didn't start until model year '13.)
Thanks!
"The NissanConnect EV system (no-charge subscription required), which is also standard on SV and SL grades, allows remote connection to the vehicle, providing monitoring of battery state-of-charge, start charging event control and turning on the heating and air conditioning system prior to entering the vehicle. Nissan LEAF drivers can use web-enabled mobile phones to turn on climate control and set charging functions remotely (SV and SL models only), even when the vehicle is powered down. An onboard timer can also be programmed to start the charging event (standard on all grades)."

Interestingly that press release also says that only the SV and SL have SiriusXM, but we definitely have it in our S model. Wonder if that was strangely part of the charge package???

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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:35 pm

Driver8 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Interestingly that press release also says that only the SV and SL have SiriusXM, but we definitely have it in our S model. Wonder if that was strangely part of the charge package???
The specs tab of the above lists SiriusXM as standard on all 3 trims.

The text on the 1st page of the press kit also says "SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) is also standard".

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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:51 pm

Satellite radio requires only the shark fin antenna on the roof. Nissan Connect requires a modem in the car as well. I don't think that the S will ever get telemetrics or a heat pump, because the whole point of the car is it's more basic and less expensive. Those wanting the above can find an SV with only the All Weather package.
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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:10 am

cwerdna wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:35 pm
The specs tab of the above lists SiriusXM as standard on all 3 trims.

The text on the 1st page of the press kit also says "SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) is also standard".
Thanks. My bad. I was going off of this statement: "For 2017, LEAF SV and SL grades include standard NissanConnectSM with Navigation– featuring a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, HD radio, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM®"
But I see now the other tabs at the top.

This has all be helpful discussion.

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Re: Is Nissan Connect available on all LEAF models?

Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:30 am

One thing I've learned is that the standard and optional equipment seems to vary year-by-year, in addition to the obvious differences by trim level. So what is optional on a 2013 SV may be standard on a 2015 S or not available at all or only available on a different trim package, etc.

And what really chaps my hide - I have to say it again - is that there is no option available to get heated seats on a 2020 S. What a joke.

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