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Possessed charging port

Discussion in 'Model S' started by llavalle, May 9, 2015.

  1. llavalle

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    #1 llavalle, May 9, 2015
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    Has anyone experienced something like that?

    It happens almost every morning. I get close to the car, the handles get out but no lights on the charge port. Hit the button then I get the white light and hear the pin unlocking... then I unplug it. It will then cycle to red.. then close and reopen... and close and reopen. Until I start the car or lock it.

    At first I thought I had a defective handle (with a sticky button) but I had someone turn off the breaker and the problem was still there.

    I have this since 2.4.188.

     
  2. bhzmark

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    Extra key fob in the car? That has caused odd behavior.
     
  3. scottm

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    Yup, possessed.
     
  4. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    I have an older S that doesn't have the auto-closing chargeport but mine has always been possessed too. It seems completely random whether the chargeport door will stay closed if I close it. Sometimes it opens up on its own. Often it doesn't lock until I am in the car and have started it. Or it might lock, but then unlock while driving, and open up.

    I'm on my third chargeport and the flakiness has never been fixed. I suspect it's a software bug and not part of the physical hardware.
     
  5. llavalle

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    Did not think of that but nope, my 2nd keyfob is inside the house (outside of the reach of the sensors).

    I have a service appointment next week, they'll check it.
     
  6. XxCyberHackerxX

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    I figured out the problem. Your model S is upset it can't be retorted with the autopilot hardware and is starting to rebel!
     
  7. llavalle

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    It has autopilot... What do you mean?
     
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    Lol it was a joke. After autopilot was announced previous owners were getting upset because there cars don't have autopilot
     
  9. SlyWombat

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    I just noticed this starting to happen in the last month. Every second morning or so, I close the port, hang up cable and open door and get in and it 'pops open' on its own, it was definitely closed when I hang up cable, but I thought well, maybe I just did not close it far enough. Glad I am not as crazy, ok, maybe I am for other reasons....
     
  10. Twiglett

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    One word

    "Christine"
    :D
     
  11. llavalle

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    Got my service appointment. They replaced my charge port :


    For those interested, here's the part number : ASY, CHARGEPORT, MDLS, GEN2, US (1026041-99-H)
     
  12. Cyclone

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    Are we able to order these parts through our local Service Center? I wouldn't be opposed to it being able to auto-close, though not a big deal if the answer is no.
     

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