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Autolock the charger door when drive is engaged?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:17 pm

Anyone else ever drive off without "clicking" shut the charger door? I've done it a number of times, usually because I intended to plug in before leaving but then had an unexpected change of plans. Well, in case you haven't done it, the hatch stays down (in the low but 'unclicked' position) until highway speeds, at which point it will fly open to the vertical position. Aside from being a bit startling and annoying (as in, "Doh!"), it can't be that good for efficiency, either ;-)

What do you think, would adding an auto-lock mechanism not be worth the small number of times this happens, or is it easy and "good sense" enough for (you) Nissan to add it?
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Re: Autolock the charger door when drive is engaged?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:23 pm

It could have a warning light on the dash, similar to the doors and hatchback.
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Re: Autolock the charger door when drive is engaged?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:27 pm

Can't say that's ever happened to me. It's pretty obvious it's open even from inside the car.
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Re: Autolock the charger door when drive is engaged?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:51 pm

Happened to me twice the first month I owned the car.
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Re: Autolock the charger door when drive is engaged?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:40 pm

davewill wrote:Can't say that's ever happened to me. It's pretty obvious it's open even from inside the car.
I'm not sure I could see it even if I lifted my head as high and as forward as possible. Maybe I didn't make myself perfectly clear, but I think some here know what I meant.
(in the low but 'unclicked' position)
... will fly open to the vertical position.
An indicator light would be a fair compromise, an auto-lock even better.
I think I just felt my paradigm shift.

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Re: Autolock the charger door when drive is engaged?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:45 pm

It really should have a light that the door is open, why not?
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Re: Autolock the charger door when drive is engaged?

Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:39 am

i hate auto lock an dont use it.what is auto lock good for?makes no sense for me
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