tjlyerly wrote:Suggestion for Nissan from me is to design a way to safely "pop out" a charger if it gets stuck in place like this again. Something like a safety release button under the hood. Seems like a smart thing to do because there are plenty of 3rd party manufacturers of these handles and cords and they can't control the quality on all of them.
This is the very first report of a Yazaki handle failing in this manner. We've had a few reports of "no-name" Chinese handles getting stuck, but never an OEM brand. I chalk it up as a one-time defect. It would therefore be silly to add some method to remove a latched handle when it's an extremely rare problem. Given that the lock pawl on the new Yazaki handle is plastic (the older ones were cast metal), It's a trival matter to pop it off with a flat blade. I bet you don't even need to remove anything if you're adept.
Despite being plastic, these handles are very rugged and routinely survive being dropped, dragged, and ran over.