Waylens OBD II Update Caused ECU Error Codes While Driving


#1

The latest update to the Waylens OBD II plug has changed the behavior of the Waylens plug, and it caused my car to go into Limp Mode on the Freeway! Incredibly dangerous what Waylens is doing. I am concerned they are just using customers as a test bed. I’m massively disappointed, and I have stopped using my OBD II plug. I refuse to plug it back in, and therefore the camera is pretty pointless to me.

There’s no way in hell I am plugging it back into my car’s port to receive even a new update and risk my car behaving like that again.

Problem went away 100% as soon as I unplugged it.

This on top of the incredibly poor windshield mount design is really disappointing. Makes going back to my GoPro almost a sure thing.


Problem: OBD2 adapter messes up CAN bus?
#2

I had a similar situation. Check engine light and overall freaking out dashboard. Definitely a MAJOR concern. Worry it could affect my vehicle.


#3

Which car model do you drive?


#4

Wow, I am sorry to hear about your experience. I am still having issues with the OBD reader myself. 2011 Chevy Cruze.

Did you get errors when you first started your car as well?


#5

Old thread but just updating. I stopped using the camera in my 16 Durango RT with the OBD dongle. Occasionally still use it just as a regular dashcam. Will probably stop using it altogether now that I got the 360 camera.


#6

I set up the camera in my '04 Ferrari Challenge Stradale. With the OBD transmitter plugged in, the car would not start. It cranked and acted like the alarm system was armed, but it had been disarmed.

Removing the OBD transmitter resulted in the car starting normally. Hopefully there will be a fix, because I wanted the extra data for track days.


#7

Hi @Ingenere, there are a few OBD-II firmware settings in the debug menu of the camera, you can try the other two firmware options under the iOBD2 menu (reboot camera before testing). You can also try disabling the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) reader from the system settings menu. Let us know if that helps. I’ve installed in a few Ferraris before and had mixed results with the standard OBD settings.