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I went out about three hours ago with a full charge. When I came home with 15KM remaining I plugged the car in as usual and nothing. No green or orange light on the dash, no beep.. I can't hear the clicking noise which i assume is a relay closing.
The car is set for 12 amp and immediate charge.

Any suggestions, I've owned the car for 2 months and this is the first problem.

Gordon
 

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The light shows a steady green on the EVSE.

Sorry should have mentioned that,
 

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Did you remember to shut the car off? I'm not kidding.
 

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The car is so quiet I have done that, but not this time.
 

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Take a look at the pins in the EVSE plug. Make sure that all the pins are still in the plug and none have broken off in the socket.
 

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There are two Sun Country Level 2 chargers where I work. One of them exhibits this problem with my Volt maybe 20 percent of the time, mostly when it is very cold outside. The other has never shown the problem.

Also I have seen this one time with my home charger, a JuiceBox 40. But that time it resolved itself after a quick jiggle of the connector. It felt like the latch had not fully engaged, almost as if there is a switch of some sort on the release latch? Again it was very cold when this happened.
 

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There is a switch on the release latch. Make sure that the plug is going all the way into the socket so that the latch is caught.
 

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I had this problem with my Dostar L2 EVSE. Basically it started acting intermittently where I would plus the car in and nothing would happen or it would throw a fault on the EVSE. Eventually it got to the point where I would plug it in and nothing at all happened (no lights on dash, charger itself said everything was fine). It turned out there is a break in the cable running to between the EVSE and the car. If I flex the cable a certain way, it will momentarily start working or fault out.

Needless to say, I have given up on it and I am using the factory 120v EVSE for the time-being until I can replace it.
 

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Look into the car's receptacle and inspect the two small pilot signal pins. They can be bent if the plug is not inserted straight into the car. This was how my Volt was when I first saw it and of course it would not charge. The dealer straightened the pin and it's been fine ever since.
 

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Look into the car's receptacle and inspect the two small pilot signal pins. They can be bent if the plug is not inserted straight into the car. This was how my Volt was when I first saw it and of course it would not charge. The dealer straightened the pin and it's been fine ever since.
I had a moth move towards the light on my 110v evse and fly right into it as I plugged in. I had to pick out the squashed moth parts with a small screwdriver on both the plug and port sides. Don't worry, the juice will not flow without the proper handshaking between the two devices, so zero risk of shock cleaning these out.
 

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There is a switch on the release latch. Make sure that the plug is going all the way into the socket so that the latch is caught.
This has happened to me on several occasions. Make sure the connector isn't behaving like this and hopefully that's all the problem is.
 

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I don't know if i should be worried or happy.

Went out today and checked the pins and looked for anything amiss and everything looked good. Plugged it in and it started charging. I'm thinking (hoping) that a little ice got in there and stopped it making a connection.

Now I'm wondering if I should try to wrap it or push something around it to prevent it happening again. Has anyone done something like that. The car sits outside since I have no garage.

Thanks everyone for the advice and keeping me from going to deep into panic mode.
 

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I don't know if i should be worried or happy.

Went out today and checked the pins and looked for anything amiss and everything looked good. Plugged it in and it started charging. I'm thinking (hoping) that a little ice got in there and stopped it making a connection.

Now I'm wondering if I should try to wrap it or push something around it to prevent it happening again. Has anyone done something like that. The car sits outside since I have no garage.

Thanks everyone for the advice and keeping me from going to deep into panic mode.
Scarlett, the maker of the voltshelf was experimenting with a cover about a year ago

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?220354-friday-night-Fun!!-Guessing-Game!!!

I don't think a full-fledged product came of it though
 
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