We have talked to the dealer, who passed us on to Nissan corporate, who says it absolutely has to be the Siemens unit. So we have spent some quality time with the Siemens rep, gone over everything he can think of. Now he has even suggested having an electrician come out and disconnect the hose, drive to the dealer and...I don't know, disassemble the entire front end to remove the charger?
The Siemens rep has been pretty reasonable, btw, this isn't meant as a complaint about them so far.
Thanks in advance.
Seems that Siemens would be very interesting in resolving this issue - why would they NOT send their own "electrician" that knows the details of the connector design so that it can safely be disassembled, disconnected and forensics on the problem. It sounds like the unit may still be "live" with voltage - be very careful! Will the Leaf actually drive???
I have a 2012, which may not have all the "bells and whistles" on the connector - simply a mechanical lock that is directly activated by the thumb lever - that has been known to break - which allows the "screwdriver" approach. Please let us know your final resolution!