A friend of mine suggested I share my experiences with charging the car with you all. So here I am!
I have a 2019 Chevy Bolt with about 15,000 miles on it. Overall very happy with this vehicle. However lately, I have been unable to charger it anywhere. I normally only charge at work, however due to not being able to charge one day, I began to try to charge with my 110 at my as well as some local public charging stations. I had no luck. The vehicle did not seem to recognize that a cord was plugged in.unfortunately I cannot pinpoint when the problem began, as I had some I had some issues for a few days with charging about 3 weeks ago and then I was able to charge once on 1/30/20. I haven’t charged since then.
I took it to a GM dealership who after a day of troubleshooting, concluded that I was due to a bent pin. The bottom right smaller pin has a very slight kink in it, and they said it would cost $1200 to $1400 to replace the whole console. not understanding why a slight link would cause the entire unit to be replaced, I called GM to verify.
The GM representative I spoke with said that this should be covered. I made it clear that this was related to bent pins. The dealership insists that it will not be covered and that I will need pay for this out of pocket since the charging port is damaged. I have not damaged the charging port. For example, I have never driven away with the car plugged in (this was the dealer example of a situation that would damage the car)
Has anyone had this experience? Or familiar with a slightly bent pin? Think I could fix it on my own.
thanks for reading!