Re: Speedometer calibration ?

Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:14 pm

Hegain wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:58 pm
My 2016 S speedometer displays 65mph while GPS showing 60mph.

I have taken my 2016_S to two different dealers and one said they tested and agreed that it was off by 3mph. The other said it was the abs actuator and is not adjustable. The General manager drove me in his care to check my GPS and his GPS to his Rogue. Both GPS's were exact with the Rogue speedometer.

Too many of use are having this problem with our Leafs (my other cars are accurate). We should stop trying to re-engineer or making complex theories or equations about why. The "Why" is why is Nissan turning a blind eye to us. The "What" is Nissan Leaf speedometer is flawed. The "How" is how do we get Nissan to fix the problem.

Unlike Gas cars, our range is super important since we cannot stop on any given corner for a charge.

Your thoughts?
You can adjust the speedometer by % increments in one of the panels of the diagnostic mode:

edit: this apparently only works if you have an SV/SL with the map radio?

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Re: Speedometer calibration ?

Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:03 pm

with an "S" model I'm out of luck.

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Re: Speedometer calibration ?

Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:29 am

My leaf s plus reads 3 mph faster than actual mph . verified by police radar at 30mph and 50mph. (actual is 27mph and 47 mph) odometer is off 2% ie. when i reach 100miles on odometer i will have traveled 98 actual miles. nissan consumer affairs says to get out my TScard and they'll punch it for me..(means to bad for you). they offer no solution or compensation for a problem they have designed into the vehicle . they should perhaps only offer 17" tires in lieu of the 16" tires that come on the s series .. has anyone considered a class action suit to force a fix. this issue is common experience it seems. love the car hate the deception. thanks for reading i just needed to vent. K

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Re: Speedometer calibration ?

Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:11 pm

A 2MPH speedo error is very common.
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Re: Speedometer calibration ?

Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:14 pm

You can fairly easily correct the speedometer by upsizing your next set of tires a bit.

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Re: Speedometer calibration ?

Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:19 pm

My S+ speedometer is off 2% but my odometer per google appears to be right on. My SV+ odometer under reports by a couple percent though. I have run the cars on the same route to verify the discrepancy.
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Re: Speedometer calibration ?

Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:09 am

A 2 m.p.h. error is very good, my 2014 Leaf has a 10% (approximately) error, that is true 30 m.p.h. is 34 speedo reading, 40 m.p.h. is 44 speedo, and so on.
Come to think of it my previous car, an ICE VW had much the same level of error, but both of these were marvels of accuracy compared to most of the BMW motorcycles I owned in the past.

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