It seems Tesla may be the only automaker capable of connecting to an electric car in a near-flawless manner.
Apps designed specifically for electric cars have often failed to work from time to time. This is a common issue reported by owners of BMW i3s, Volkswagen e-Golfs, Chevrolet Volts and so on.
Now, it's the Nissan LEAF's turn.
Over in Europe, an issue with NissanConnect EV, the app that allows you to remotely control/check in on your LEAF, has resulted in a stop-sale order to be placed on all 2016 LEAFs.
Transport Evolved quotes a Nissan spokesperson as stating:
“We have temporarily suspended deliveries of the new MY16 Nissan LEAF… due to an issue we’ve identified with the NissanConnect EV telematics system. We cannot confirm a date at this moment in time, but rest assured we’re working hard to implement a solution as quickly as we can and of course, customers that are waiting on vehicles will be a priority.”
Meanwhile, some similar complaints have started popping up in the Canada Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook where we saw this post:
Can't connect to our leaf
Nissan's app hasn't worked for us since the update, but the Leaflink app seemed to get through, so I switched to it.
Now even Leaflink can't communicate with the car
Several respondents stated that they were experiencing similar issues.