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"Unable to Charge" Error--when not plugged in

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by JST, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. JST

    JST Active Member

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    So, three times now my car has thrown an "Unable to Charge--Unplug and Try Again" error message while the car has not been plugged in. Each time (I believe) it's happened after I've stopped and put the car in park, but either not gotten out of the car or left the door open when I got out (and then returned).

    Anyone else have this issue? It's cleared itself all three times, but I am wondering whether it is a sign of impending charger failure or some similar calamity.

    Apologies if this has been discussed; I tried a search but didn't find anything quickly.
     
  2. Alysashley79

    Alysashley79 Member

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    Maybe suggest calling service and have them pull your logs.
     
  3. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    I've never seen this error. Sounds like an intermittent sensor in the charge port mechanism; do you hear any solenoids clicking?
     
  4. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I had kind of the opposite. My car would do that when I tried to plug in. Tesla replaced my charge port.
     
  5. JST

    JST Active Member

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    So, just an update--they replaced my high voltage junction box back in Jan, which cleared the problem up.

    But, recently, it's come back. Same error message, same intermittent occurrence. Am taking it back in and will see what happens.
     

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