tga1958
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Sparks when disconnecting.

Good afternoon.
This happens every so often when unplugging my 2018 E-golf using a Chargepoint charger in my garage. I recorded it and took stills from the video.
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f1geek
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Re: Sparks when disconnecting.

Yikes! That is bad. Something is wrong.

Do you unlock the car and then remove the connector within 20 seconds of unlocking?
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior, purchased in early 2018
2015 e-Golf SEL leased for three years, returned in early 2018
tga1958
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Re: Sparks when disconnecting.

Thanks for the reply.
To shut it off I always unlock the car and as soon as the green light on the charging point goes off I remove the charger.
f1geek
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Re: Sparks when disconnecting.

Still under warranty. Bring video and car to VW dealer for the fix.
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior, purchased in early 2018
2015 e-Golf SEL leased for three years, returned in early 2018
tga1958
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Re: Sparks when disconnecting.

Really? Does that battery warranty cover the wiring and port as well?
f1geek
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Location: SF Bay Area

Re: Sparks when disconnecting.

There is a separate high voltage system warranty. 5 years / 60,000 miles, I believe.
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior, purchased in early 2018
2015 e-Golf SEL leased for three years, returned in early 2018
tga1958
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Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:05 pm

Re: Sparks when disconnecting.

Thanks a lot for the help.
I’ll take it in to VW. 👍🏻

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