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Supercharger pin broke off in charge port.


Apr 12, 2021
Kingwood, TX
Today at Giddings TX Supercharger first supercharger stall I couldn't get the plug in all the way to engage. After several attempts I moved to a different supercharger thinking it was this stall. The next charger would not insert all the way either. The small plastic tip broke off from the first charger and embedded itself into my charge port. I was at 17% charge and more than 100 miles from a service center and home. I was extremely lucky that a Tesla serviceman was there repairing one of the stalls. He used a small pick and fished out the plastic part jamming my charge pin, took him about 10 mins and a couple of different tools. If this service tech was not there or not as helpful as he was I would have been stranded.

I've read threads about the plastic breaking off the charge port but haven't seen anyone talking about the plastic breaking off the charger into the car.

Very bad luck followed by very good luck.


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