Cannot charge PHEV

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AndyD
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Cannot charge PHEV

Post by AndyD » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:59 pm

Few days ago the car would not charge - no warnings on dashboard and charger display normal, but the charger went to 'standby' after about 15 seconds. I could hear a clicking sound around the charge door/socket area. Tried repeatedly to charge but failed each time.

Searched on here and found reports of many charging issues, but someone mentioned the emergency charge flap release cable under the bonnet.
Operated this a few times and jiggled it about. Tried to charge again and this time success! Time will tell if it's a fix or fluke.

Thanks to everyone for sharing tips - I saved a trip to the dealer.
UK PHEV in White Pearl.

davethesteam
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Re: Cannot charge PHEV

Post by davethesteam » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:38 am

I have had notification of a recall on my 68/18 PHEV which i understand is to do with that area of the car. Will report once its done.

davethesteam
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Re: Cannot charge PHEV

Post by davethesteam » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:58 pm

Turns out it was the fitment of a rubber glove over the charger body (the one on the mains plug end of the lead

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