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Charge Port Cracking ....

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by steve841, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

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    I've had this for several months (9 months owning) ...

    It appears to be cracks in the charge port mounting. I am in no way rough on inserting or removing the charger and there's no outside force putting pressure on the charger handle ..... so Im a tad perplexed ..


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  2. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    I'm sure it'll be a warranty item, but wonder what caused it? Stress fractures from heat? Have they been there since day 1?
     
  3. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

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    It started out with one .... and then increased to 3-4 .... a few months after delivery.

    Have not bothered with warranty claim as it does not impair charging .... and really doesnt bother me.
     
  4. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes use a J1772 charger with a coiled cord that puts sideways pressure on the adapter when it's plugged in (due to the cord trying to recoil itself), I had wondered if this was causing undue stress on the port. Now I'll have to go look and see if I have any cracks.
     
  5. jhs_7645

    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    I wonder if the lid/cover touches, and if you close it with force it strikes that plastic ring and has caused the fractures. I am pretty gentle when I close it, but to be honest, I don't really think about it. You could (just for fun) put some colored oil (or something that would easily wash off) on the plastic cover and close it and see if it touches the lighted ring.
     

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