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Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2021

Free Map update

I have a Leaf N-Connecta 2020. with software version 283C30861E, map 17445_0_2 and nav18.06.06.
In theory the car should be able to do automatic map updates (for 2-3 years at least) via Wifi, or alternatively manually via USB.
The maps in my car are quite outdated now (at least by 1 year, apparently I have maps version 2020.something) because we have a new highway around here, with several changes also in surrounding most itineraries suggested by the navi are completely wrong.
Up to some months ago, whenever I tried a wifi map ugprade the car just replied that I already had the most recent maps.
Now it is a few days that when I try a WiFi upgrade the car shows a screen saysing "starting map update, please wait" (I'm traslating from italian, so the exact wording in English can be different).
Problem is, it stays stuck there for hours with no progress. I.e it doesn't work at if the map update server is dead/offline.
So I tried the USB way.
Apparently you should be able to do map updates via USB for 2-3 years, using web site this site has instructions and the software to do it.
But this one doesn't work either for me! When I prepare the USB stick on my car, the car creates and saves a folder named "AllianceNDSMapConfig" on the USB stick.
Then you download the "Map Update Tool" from that site (I got version Versione for Windows), run it and it should recognize the USB stick and save updates maps on the stick.
Problem is the tool says the stick is invalid. So I checked what the software actually does and it indeed checks the content of the stick, but instead of looking for a folder named "AllianceNDSMapConfig", it searches for a folder named "TomTomNDSUpdate" and, if it cannot find that folder, it just gives up. So there is no way that that tool works with my Leaf with its current firmware. EIther one is probably outdated.

Does map update actually work for you? Do you know where to find a "Map Update Tool" that accepts the AllianceNDSMapConfig folder created by Leafs with current firmware?
Searching with Google I found that some Renaults have a map update tool that indeed uses name "AllianceNDSMapConfig" (probably Alliance is the Nissan-Renault alliance) but I couldn't find a working Renault software either....
The file saved on the USB stick by the car also has some useful info, for example it seems to report that I should have free map updates until April 2022.

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Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:45 am
Delivery Date: 28 Jun 2021
Leaf Number: 128265

Re: Free Map update

The same situation : Leaf Ze1 2021.06 map version:17445_0)4.
What is the wifi update option for when it is always says that I already had the most recent maps. :(
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Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:00 am
Delivery Date: 31 Jan 2022
Leaf Number: 205600

Re: Free Map update


Same situation here in Holland about the TomTom updates.
Januari 31st (th?) the new Leaf Tekna was delivered. Driving the car gives a big smile, also the connect app is working well, the same holds for the instrument panel, but not for the navigation updates. The map has a roundabout nearby my home which has been replaced by a normal intersection with traffic lights more than 5 years ago!! So my 17445_0_4 map version is just an (very) old map. Updates through wifi gives instantaneously the message that "it's the newest version", so I don't think it's connecting with the Nissan data server to check for updates. Updates with the USB methode (via doesn't work. Furthermore on the TomTom site the Nissan Leaf is not mentioned as supported (a lot of other car brands (like Renault) are explicitly mentioned). The Nissan help center couldn't help, and tell me to contact TomTom. Nice service from Nissan...

I don't know what Nissan is up to with the TomTom navigation system for the Nissan Leaf, but something is wrong here.
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Delivery Date: 11 Mar 2020
Leaf Number: 309454
Location: Louisiana, USA

Re: Free Map update

had problems also …I just tried one map at a is USA it's by states or groups of states...after selecting just one state...the update worked.
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Re: Free Map update

Same for me. I´m from Spain and my leaf is jul 19 with the new navi.
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Re: Free Map update

I just updated maps on the new navigation/audio head unit installed by my dealer on Wednesday (volume and tuning knobs were not working on original) using Wi-Fi. I had previously updated the maps on the original unit a couple times also via Wi-Fi. It takes a long time even with a fast internet connection and fast router if all states are selected so it might appear to be hung up for a few hours.
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Delivery Date: 23 Feb 2021

Re: Free Map update

Nissan Italia confirms this is a know defect of current software (so it is not a matter of slow connection). But after 4 months (I raised this in January) they still don't have a solution. They also claim they don't support USB updates, contrary to what the system menu offers and manuals states. Currently there seem to be no hope to get maps updates in any way, not even paying.
Maybe if everyone affected opens a support request, they will try harder....

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