atlantic
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2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:24 pm

2016 Nissan Leaf with 24kW pack. Was charging fine for about 6 months. Recently stopped charging both trickle and Level 2 charger. Charge procedure will start, but stop after about 2 minutes. EVSE diagnostics indicates only very low amperage (0.5A) during this time and then turns off. Multiple chargers have been confirmed to work with other Leafs. There are no timers etc. Tried to charge the 12V battery without luck.

Note: This car is in an unsupported location and cannot be easily serviced by a trained Nissan technician.

The LeafSpy fault codes are:

B29C1 2308 CHARGER EVSE VC-98

P3171 000A EV/HEV PD Module System EVC-241
P3170 000B EV/HEV PD Module System EVC-241
P316C 000B EV/HEV PD Module System EVC-238

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 pm

atlantic wrote:Multiple chargers have been confirmed to work with other Leafs. .

Please clarify.

You might try clearing the DTC codes on the off chance this will be enough. If LeafSpy does not have the ability, disconnect the 12v for 10 minutes.
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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:11 pm

Try replacing the 12V battery
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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:09 am

SageBrush wrote:
atlantic wrote:Multiple chargers have been confirmed to work with other Leafs. .

Please clarify.

You might try clearing the DTC codes on the off chance this will be enough. If LeafSpy does not have the ability, disconnect the 12v for 10 minutes.


I've tried two different Juicebox PRO 40 (one being the one that was previously charging the vehicle) and the trickle charger. Cleared all DTC codes after leaving car disconnected overnight (12V battery) also charged 12V battery during this time.

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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:32 am

Phatcat73 wrote:Try replacing the 12V battery


I've charged the battery overnight and it is reading 13V with the ignition off (assuming it isn't charging from the drive battery). I am nearly 100% sure the 12V battery isn't the culprit here.

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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:45 am

atlantic wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
atlantic wrote:Multiple chargers have been confirmed to work with other Leafs. .

Please clarify.

You might try clearing the DTC codes on the off chance this will be enough. If LeafSpy does not have the ability, disconnect the 12v for 10 minutes.


I've tried two different Juicebox PRO 40 (one being the one that was previously charging the vehicle) and the trickle charger. Cleared all DTC codes after leaving car disconnected overnight (12V battery) also charged 12V battery during this time.

And I take it that a different car can be charged with those EVSEs at your home ?
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atlantic
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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:18 am

SageBrush wrote:
atlantic wrote:
SageBrush wrote:Please clarify.

You might try clearing the DTC codes on the off chance this will be enough. If LeafSpy does not have the ability, disconnect the 12v for 10 minutes.


I've tried two different Juicebox PRO 40 (one being the one that was previously charging the vehicle) and the trickle charger. Cleared all DTC codes after leaving car disconnected overnight (12V battery) also charged 12V battery during this time.

And I take it that a different car can be charged with those EVSEs at your home ?


I haven't tried that specifically. I might try the chargers at a different location if there is any reason to believe that this could make a difference. It's not like we have the cleanest electricity here, but then I've tried at various times during the day.

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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:23 am

Since it is well possible that I will have to replace the PDM: Any indication on how difficult this task could be? Got current service manual for the vehicle, but would love to hear from anyone who has put their wrenches to this part of the vehicle.

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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:45 am

atlantic wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
atlantic wrote:
I've tried two different Juicebox PRO 40 (one being the one that was previously charging the vehicle) and the trickle charger. Cleared all DTC codes after leaving car disconnected overnight (12V battery) also charged 12V battery during this time.

And I take it that a different car can be charged with those EVSEs at your home ?


I haven't tried that specifically. I might try the chargers at a different location if there is any reason to believe that this could make a difference. It's not like we have the cleanest electricity here, but then I've tried at various times during the day.

I agree that it is a long shot, but you may as well rule out the house circuits as the culprit
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Re: 2016 Nissan Leaf does not charge

Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:33 pm

atlantic wrote:Since it is well possible that I will have to replace the PDM: Any indication on how difficult this task could be? Got current service manual for the vehicle, but would love to hear from anyone who has put their wrenches to this part of the vehicle.

Might not be the problem but worth a read:

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=24560

and : viewtopic.php?f=30&t=24696
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