ninja14
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Leaf Number: 316210

240V charge port problem

Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:46 pm

2015 Leaf with 28,000miles. I was just informed one of the pins at the port connector has been driven in to housing and will no longer charge because of bad connection. Seems like an easy fix? Dealer wants $2400 US to repair! Complete new harness and labor. Anyone with suggestions?

derkraut
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Delivery Date: 14 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 004248
Location: San Diego vicinity

Re: 240V charge port problem

Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:44 pm

----go to another dealer. The dealer you went to is either a thief, or he's not very knowledgeable about the Leaf
Derkraut
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alozzy
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: 240V charge port problem

Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:51 pm

DIY, buy the part on EBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NISSAN-296B13N ... 2676899276

Swapping the charge port harness seems to be pretty straight-forward, based on this post on a related matter:

viewtopic.php?t=24696

That post describes how to install an inline diode at the charge port, but the first few steps explain how to get at the charge port wiring harness, which is what you want to do.
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goldbrick
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Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Aug 2017
Leaf Number: 311806
Location: Colorado front range

Re: 240V charge port problem

Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:07 am

I'd go the DIY route or perhaps buy the ebay part and find a local mechanic to swap the parts for you. In either case, do BE CAREFUL as the voltage and current from the main traction battery can easily kill you.

Tunamelt
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Delivery Date: 24 May 2018

Re: 240V charge port problem

Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 am

goldbrick wrote:find a local mechanic to swap the parts for you.


This is what I would do as well, but if you still choose to do it yourself, at least remove the fuse for the traction battery before any work.

GerryAZ
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Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: 240V charge port problem

Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:18 am

I would argue that the charge port, harness, etc. is covered by the 5-year, 60,000-mile EV System and Powertrain warranty. Call the Nissan EV Customer Service phone line if the dealer will not fix it under warranty.
Gerry
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