EssDee wrote:I'm having the same problem that others have described: the charger for my 2013 Leaf can't be removed. I followed the directions in the owner's manual (page CH-20) without success.
The release button on the charge is stuck in the down position - I suspect that I may have the problem others mention of a broken piece of plastic inside the charger handle .
Does Nissan pay for towing and repairs in situations like this?
Use a small screwdriver or similar item to pry up the end of the latch on the J1772 connector (handle of charging unit). If it is the Nissan 120-volt unit included with the car, it is covered by the 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain and EV system warranty so try not to damage it and take it to your dealer for repair/replacement. If it is the 120-volt unit, towing or roadside service might be covered--call the EV Support phone number to find out and arrange towing.