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Won't Charge: Can I borrow a cable for 5 minutes?

Won't Charge: Can I borrow a cable for 5 minutes?

After a month of successful charging, I plug in and it says Charging Stopped. Only one green light is on the mobile charger. I've done all the troubleshooting and tried another outlet. Something is wrong and I cannot charge my car.

I then learned that our "Roadside Assistance" is nothing more than a towing service. You will get no assistance other than towing the car to the nearest Tesla service to wait until normal business hours. Of course, my problem began Friday night. I suspect that the mobile charging cable is faulty but there's no way to isolate whether it's that or something with the car. I just have to wait until Monday and hope they can get to me.

On Superbowl Sunday: If any owners are in the Piedmont/Berkeley/Oakland area, I'd appreciate if I could borrow your cable for 5 minutes to see if it's my cable that's broken.

cprenzl | 03. Februar 2013

Go to a public station real quick, that should let you know.

GoTeslaChicago | 03. Februar 2013

Plan B, if you have the J1772 adapter. Go to a public charging station, use the J1772 Adapter. If it works, then probably your mobile charger cable is bad.

steven.addis | 03. Februar 2013

Thanks for the advice. I tried the J1772 at a public station. Still won't take a charge. So, it's the car. UGH. Well, I had exactly 31 days with a trouble-free car.

cprenzl | 03. Februar 2013

Luckily its the under warranty and its probably just the charge port, seems like they have a lot of problems with that

prash.saka | 03. Februar 2013

So, if the roadside assistance covers only towing your car to the service center, how did you get home?

TINO F | 03. Februar 2013

You will probably need to replace the Master Charger located under the backseat. If so, definetly a Tesla Ranger situation.

steven.addis | 03. Februar 2013

This thread should probably change to Roadside Assistance. As I said in the top of this post, I was surprised to find that Roadside Assistance is capable of doing one, and only one, thing. They simply tow th car to the closest service. I asked what if it was a flat tire. Answer: tow. This ain't roadside assistance and they shouldn't call it that. Don't cancel your AAA.

jat | 03. Februar 2013

I think it is pretty impractical to be able to mount/balance a replacement tire on a truck or even carry radials mounted on all 3 wheel types in both directions, so if spray glue won't fix it then towing seems pretty reasonable. The rest sounds like things a Ranger would be involved in rather than roadside assistance.

mrbry83 | 03. Februar 2013

I had a charging problem a few weeks ago. Turned out to be an issue with the master charger in the car. They ended up replacing it.