Submitted by garydz on February 11, 2019
My Model 3 sat outside last night in michigan and this morning I could not release my charging cable. Even tried the emergency release cable. After a half hour of warming I was finely able to get it to release normally. I looked at the cable lock and port and noticed a couple of things that probably causing problems for those of us in the Northern states. The charge port needs a rubber gasket where the cable attaches so that water doesn't get in and freeze. Another problem is that the charging cable lock is UPSIDE DOWN! Water runs down the charge head and into the latch. If the latch were on the top it wouldn't get wet and freeze.