When you buy an over the air (OTA) update to your Nissan Leaf, you may get a new firmware update for the car.
However, if you get a firmware update that says “Not compatible with Xterras” or “This update is not compatible with Nissan Leaf” or something similar, that means you can’t use the car and there’s no way to install the update.
The company that makes the update, Nissan, says that the problem is due to the way firmware is written and is “a common occurrence.”
Nissan told us that the firmware update was made to address the issue, but it’s unclear if that means the problem will persist.
What to do if you’re having trouble installing firmware update: If you get the firmware notification, it means that you need to follow these steps to install a firmware updater.
First, download the firmware updator from the Nissan site, which is located at the bottom of this article.
The updater will allow you to install and activate firmware updates for your Leaf and other vehicles, as well as make sure the update is applied properly.
Then, use the updater to install firmware updates.
Once you’ve installed the firmware updates, you’ll see a message in your system log that says the firmware is up-to-date.
If you’re unable to install an update, you can still use the update by connecting your car to the Internet.
The Nissan website explains that a firmware downgrade can result in a software update to a software version that doesn’t support the update: A firmware downgrade occurs when a firmware version that is compatible with the vehicle you’re using isn’t supported.
The firmware downgrade is the only way to upgrade firmware versions on your vehicle, but you can always upgrade your firmware version manually using the software update process.