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.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.
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.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.
Yes, but I see no way to adjust it to make it flush...am I missing something?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.