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Charge port door sticking?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mirlen, May 7, 2018.

  1. Mirlen

    Mirlen Member

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    3/17 Model S, today I had an issue with my charge port door not opening. Clicking the HPWC button initiates a 'click' but nothing happened with the door even after several tries. Unlocked car with all handles out, same thing, tried in mobile app, same thing, tried on MCU, same thing. Applying pressure on the hinge side eventually got it to open and I was able to charge. Is this a widespread issue? Is there a problem with something binding up in the mechanism? Will get it addressed at SC but just curious about others experiences in this regard.
     
  2. Snowstorm

    Snowstorm Active Member

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    Talk to the SC next time you bring it in. I had similar issue with mine when the auto close won’t close it all the way. Maybe try some lube first.
     
  3. battleroyale

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    SC will adjust the door if you take it in. Was happening to me last summer on really hot days.
     
  4. morrisdl

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    "auto close" - was that only certain years? I have 12/2014 P85 w/ap and manually close the charge port door.
     
  5. ai4px

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    Mine seems to be biased downward so that the bottom edge of the charge door rubs on the painted fender. It’s rubbed the paint off a little. I pulled straight upward on it today and seem to have moved the entire charge port assembly up a fraction of a mm and the door isn’t sticking. Anyone know the best way to get at it from inside the trunk? I imagine if I loosen the entire assy from inside the fender I could move it up a whole mm and never have problem with it again.
     
  6. battleroyale

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    Its pretty simple. Just remove the clips retaining the cover inside the rear trunk you'll see the mounting points you need to loosen to adjust.

     
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