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Anyone notice the Charger Port Cover not quite sitting flush with the vehicle? i.e. Warped

Anyone know how to get it off, so I can tweak it?
 

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The cover is plastic and the attachment arm is plastic. You didn't state what year you have- if it is within the 36K warranty, then the dealer will fix it. To fix the alignment, you would have to remove the assembly and I assume loosen some screws to allow adjustment.
 

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Not warped here. I've had the car a year and it's still flush on my car.
 

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The cover is plastic and the attachment arm is plastic. You didn't state what year you have- if it is within the 36K warranty, then the dealer will fix it. To fix the alignment, you would have to remove the assembly and I assume loosen some screws to allow adjustment.
Hard to believe that GM would use plastic on parts that get used so much. I know they eliminated Homelink and turn signals in the side mirrors on Gen 2 but the plastic charge port door is beyond cheap.
 

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Mine does not fit flush, nor does it open as easily as I would like. When I finally get it in for service I will see if they can address it.
I had some difficulty in the first week getting the charge port door to open/close easily. What I discovered is that you need to push, at least on a Gen2, at the "2 o'clock" position on the port door. You will see the latch right behind that same position. Works like a charm since.
 

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Did anyone ever address this issue on their own or with their dealer?

My new 17 LT has this problem -- the charge port door stands proud of the surrounding fender quite noticeably. I did not see any obvious means of adjustment. I'd rather fix it myself if possible...
 

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If you look at the black plastic "flap" behind the charge door fascia, there is a little tab. Pry it out and the fascia slides off. The tab is there to lock the fascia in place. Be careful not to damage the plastic tab that slides into the hole on the vehicle side. There is a switch at the base of the hole that tells the car whether the charge port door is open or closed.
 

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If you look at the black plastic "flap" behind the charge door fascia, there is a little tab. Pry it out and the fascia slides off. The tab is there to lock the fascia in place. Be careful not to damage the plastic tab that slides into the hole on the vehicle side. There is a switch at the base of the hole that tells the car whether the charge port door is open or closed.
Yes, but I see no way to adjust it to make it flush...am I missing something?
 

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Mine is warped and fell off this winter.

Wish I could upgrade to the 2014+ manual door
 

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Huh, I thought the manual door would be more likely to warp vs the automatic door. The manual door on my MY17 is one of the first things I worry will break since it's all plastic and I'm bashing everyday to charge. I've had magnetic latches on kitchen cabinets get worn after a while (the magnet that travels on a rail gets stuck and needs some lube to get going again). Not sure how I could repair the latching mechanism when it no longer travels freely.
 

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I have a new 2017 and like Redline described the door sits very "proud". It protrudes out about an 8th inch on the front side but sits flush on the back when the door is closed. Looking down on the door it looks like the plastic is not molded properly for the design as it flares out towards the front side. Does anyone have experience with a dealer in trying to get this replaced or corrected?
 
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