Nissan Kicks CarPlay Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 10/19/22 •  3 min read

The Nissan Kicks is a small SUV that has been around for a few years now. It has become a favorite of many car owners because of its great looks and affordable price.

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However, it has one problem that many people have had with their Kicks: the car won’t work with CarPlay. Here are some simple steps to take when your car won’t work with CarPlay.

Symptoms

The signs that your Nissan is having trouble with CarPlay are: it takes longer than usual to pair the phone to the car, CarPlay fails to show up on the display screen, or the app stops working.

Causes

There are several reasons why your car may not be able to work with CarPlay.

Bluetooth connectivity issues – This can be caused by several different things. First, make sure that your phone is compatible with CarPlay as it must have iOS 9 or above installed on it for it to work properly.

Second, make sure that your phone is turned on and fully charged as well as has an active signal connection and Bluetooth turned on for it to work properly.

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If all of these things are still not working properly, then you will need to contact Nissan Customer Service to see if they can help troubleshoot the problem for you.

CarPlay display issues – Problems with CarPlay displaying incorrectly on your phone are the most common. This can happen for several different reasons.

You will need to make sure that your phone is compatible with CarPlay. You must be running iOS 9 or above on your phone for it to work properly. In addition to this, make sure that your phone is turned on and fully charged, and that you have an active internet connection.

If you still can’t get it working properly after you do all of these things, you will need to contact Nissan Customer Service to see if they can help you.

Wiring issues – If something is wrong with your car’s wiring, you will not be able to use CarPlay at all. It is very common for older vehicles to have this issue and it is caused by many different things such as an electrical short or a faulty fuse.

Take apart your vehicle completely and check all the wiring to see if there are any problems or damage that may have occurred over time.

You will also need to have your car inspected by a mechanic if you have any questions about what is wrong with it.

Faulty CarPlay Module – If there is a problem with the CarPlay module itself, then it will not be able to properly work with your phone. To fix this, you will need to replace the CarPlay module.

Procedures

Here are some simple steps that you can take to make sure your CarPlay works properly:

Locate the screen of your car and open it up. You will see a micro-USB port in the center of the screen. Plug your iPhone into this port and wait for it to load up.

After it is loaded, you will be able to play music from any of your iTunes libraries, as well as access maps, emails, and other phone functions.

If you are still having problems with car play on your Nissan Kicks, then you may want to consider taking it to a mechanic for further inspection.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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