nickpants, not sure that is the same thing - the piece we are talking about is plastic and is attached to the charge port door. When it is missing the charge port works fine, the only thing that doesn't work is the "press the corner of the charge port to open" function - it can still be opened by other means (such as the Tesla app)
Yep that is definitely it, I was confused about your report that you got an error while charging because of it. I had no problem charging when my piece fell out before I glued it backI think it's the same part, except mine is definitely not plastic, its a very light metal.
if the charge door is open and i tap this piece of metal to the corner of the port it will close the door. I think my car got confused if it was open or closed. it works fine now.