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A Charge Port Issue (video)

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by BaileyMc, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. BaileyMc

    BaileyMc Member

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    Had a problem with the charge port and a small peice that fell off. Then the car wouldn’t charge.

    Model 3 Charge Port Door Problem
     
  2. Glamisduner

    Glamisduner Member

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    Someone had a similar problem when they had moisture in the charge port. I think there is a recall or TSB on the seals? If the car is unlocked can't you just press on the charging door to open it?
     
  3. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    There is a newer version of the charge port door part. I had washed my Model 3 shortly after I got it and then I started getting messages that the charge port door needed service and it would also randomly open and close when parked. Tesla replaced it with the newer version of the charge port door which has more robust seals and I’ve been ok ever since. However I never experienced problems charging like you did.
     
  4. DOCAL

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    Are you sure that diamond shaped thing isn't a magnet? If it is, it could be how the car confirms the charge port door opened.
     
  5. jsmay311

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    I was thinking the same thing, but then if the piece was missing altogether, wouldn't the car think the charge port was open all the time? And why would that then prevent charging when the door is open?

    So weird.

    More disconcerting... WTH is with Tesla (ineffectively) gluing/taking parts together on this car? I'm still kinda dumbfounded by the vanity mirror falling off of the Edmund's car.
    I know adhesives can be used effectively in automotive applications, but when you F it up and parts start falling off, it looks real bad from a quality standpoint.
     
  6. BaileyMc

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    Problem SOLVED!

     
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  7. jsmay311

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    So when you put the mystery piece back in place, could you then open the charge port door by tapping on it?
     

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