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Old 04-27-2018, 07:52 PM   #31
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I wonder if a driver profile could be used in a court of law?
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:57 PM   #32
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Let me tell you my experience about these devices. I was a driver for my employer and they decided to add these to help enforce against employee speeders using fleet vehicles. Definitely good intentions from that standpoint. However... highway US19 was under construction for a few years and they kept shifting the roadway lanes over about 50 yards or so while building overpasses. It just so happens that US19, in the area I drive, has frontage roads with 35 MPH speed limits. So guess who got busted for doing 20 over the limit? They recorded me doing 55 on a 35 MPH road. Needless to say, my confidence in the system went downhill immediately. I would never allow an insurance company to put one of these on a personal vehicle.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:06 AM   #33
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Sure enough!

Immediately after plugging in the Metromile transponder my Sprinter began having consistent starting issues where the starter motor wouldnít crank,

Luckily they offer a 12v plug-in version. Seems pretty clear these ODBII trackers donít play nice with T1N firmware


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Old 07-24-2019, 03:24 AM   #34
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I use metromile insurance which uses one of these devices. I have these on all my vehicles. I just installed on my 2005 sprinter. No issues to report so far on the sprinter but my 2000 Jetta TDI has had a sensor go bad as a result of plugging the unit in while ACC was on. I think I did this with a scan gauge as well :(

I always make sure car is off before adding/remove these devices now.

The tracker device is pretty awesome in terms of features since there is a connected app.

* GPS tracked so I can spy on my family and find out where my car is.
* Tracks MPG and trip times included source and destination of route with map
* Scans for OBDII codes then sends popover message to phone if code is detected
* Insurance is low as a result of using Metromile as I live in the city and sometimes don't use car for weeks


I do have a few of codes on my sprinter that the device told me about. I think they are legit codes though.

* low boost (fixed)
* open circuit for glow plug
* bad spark plug ( just occurred) ;)
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:22 PM   #35
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I do have a few of codes on my sprinter that the device told me about. I think they are legit codes though.

* low boost (fixed)
* open circuit for glow plug
* bad spark plug ( just occurred) ;)
You have a very odd engine if you have both a bad glow plug and a bad spark plug.
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