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Supercharger cable stuck

SRTConvert

Member
Jun 18, 2021
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9
22101
Added this to my "Warnings" list. Hopefully, I can learn from your experience and not have to, in Will Roger's words, learn by "pee[ing] on the electric fence to find out" for myself.
 
Apr 10, 2020
11
56
Colorado
Did mobile service charge you?
No, there was no charge. Everyone we talked to at Tesla was very apologetic about the circumstances, and tried their best to get us back on the road. The main problem was that Goodland, KS, where we got stuck, is kind of in the middle of nowhere. Consequently, it took a while for a technician to get there.
 
Apr 10, 2020
11
56
Colorado
tech probably held the manual release and yanked hard on the cable?
I'm guessing this is what happened...I wasn't actually at the car when he showed up and was able to get it unstuck. The tips of the connecting pins on the car's charging port were broken off in the process of whatever he did. A mobile ranger replaced the charging port when we returned home (for which there was again no fee).
 

jsight

Member
Apr 5, 2018
642
450
Charleston
I would expect the cracks to only be on the outside if related to dropping. Look to be more heat related to me.

Coulomb, sorry to hear about your trouble but thanks for sharing.
That's definitely possible. Although I think I see a missing bit of the outer shell near the shadow and the cracking is all on that side. My view was the repeated drops have weakened it, and with it attached to a cable, there's probably one side that takes more drop impacts than the other.

I'm just guessing though really.
 

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