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    Charger Door--forget to close

    Perhaps this will become a bit more natural, but I've, so far, forgotten to close the charge port access door as often as I've remembered to close it. Too bad there's not a remote closing option too. I'm usually just impatient to get going as soon as I get unplugged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efusco View Post
    Perhaps this will become a bit more natural, but I've, so far, forgotten to close the charge port access door as often as I've remembered to close it. Too bad there's not a remote closing option too. I'm usually just impatient to get going as soon as I get unplugged.
    I did this once or twice. Now I just taught myself to close it as soon as I pull out the plug.

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    It's on your screen that it's open but it's too small. Dr Computer said that car should beep and/or have a much large warning on the cluster where other warnings appear..

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    Along that line, does the car prevent you from driving off with the UMC still plugged in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz G View Post
    Along that line, does the car prevent you from driving off with the UMC still plugged in?
    It does but you can drive with the charge port open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz G View Post
    Along that line, does the car prevent you from driving off with the UMC still plugged in?
    Only gasoline cars let you do that.

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    I love that the cars w/ hoses in the pictures have made it off the station property and driving! very observant drivers glad I can stop on a dime for them!
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    Evan, you also have to hold it for a second or two until it "clicks" in, because I've had a couple of occasions where I've closed the charge port door only to have it pop back open because the magnet doesn't latch on for whatever reason.

    My biggest issue is not shutting my garage door when I drive off after unplugging the car. Gotta get used to doing that. Maybe the "green" homelink will help with that once I get the software upgrade.

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    I've never had to hold my charge door closed. It stays shut even before the click signaling that it is locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    I've never had to hold my charge door closed. It stays shut even before the click signaling that it is locked.
    Mine always closes, but popped back open a few times when it "clicked", so learned to just hold it there for two seconds until it "clicked", and then I don't have any issue.

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