Another topic -- specific to Chicagoland area; with the Nissan battery settlement, they issued 90-day NCTC (no-charge-to-charge) cards to all LEAF owners not covered under the ones you get with a new car purchase and as I knew in advance I'd need it later due to my street construction that would limit access to the L2 in my garage just signed up within the last month -- (had some questions on what we see on the display -- thread linked below):http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=22064
In any case, that first use was flawless, system worked as designed, etc. -- well, now I REALLY need it and even after close to 30 minutes on the phone with their customer service, still didn't work so had to resort to using the L2 stations at Harper College (which is $2/hour); I do see that there are 2 DC stations included in the NCTC program near Woodfield Mall so plan to try one of those late today -- the DC station not responding is at the Walgreen's at the corner of Dundee and Hicks in Palatine.
At least the plan is to let me know via email when that station is 'fixed' -- basically the flush push buttons don't respond at all; they tried to remotely turn on the charger and while the signal went through, the button to 'start' charging failed to register despite holding it down as well as trying several times. Each QC session (if not free) runs $9.95 (the card was valued at $50) so its worth it when you need it.
Between the customer service person and what I saw on the display of the DC charger this at least doesn't seem to be an issue with my car but trying to use another DC charger should see if it might be; now if you look up this DC charger on one of the many apps that show them it shows 'in use' and believe me its NOT, just not working. This unit is relatively new as there was a whole debacle on getting EVSE public chargers in Chicagoland (if you look way back in this thread, lots of issues with who was providing them, etc.) but I've seen a number in use so perhaps most major issues have been resolved --- also, unlike Tesla Supercharger stations, there is just a single DC station (equipped for CHAdeMO or CCS) at this location; they had two L2's but this was my half-way point on my work commute and would have simply taken too long.
Anyone with an early LEAF use one of the Woodfield area DC's recently?