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So, unfortunately, my level one charger failed on me last week and refused to charge anymore, this charger is covered only under the B2B 36k mile warranty. The thing is that I currently have 61k miles on my gen 2 and it is out of warranty. What are my options?
 

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... my level one charger failed on me last week ... it is acceptable to swap chargers with a Volt or Bolt owner and have them claim the nonfunctioning charger under an active B2B 36K mile warranty.

is there anyone .... warranty my broken one for me. ... it would mean a lot to me if you could help.
Enterprising !!!

How many beers would that mean to me?:p

Or you could go get a combo L1 / L2 on amazon for not much,,, and up your EV game to the next level!
 

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I assume you've unplugged it and plugged it back in? Mine stopped working a week ago and it was because it detected a fault and unplugging it reset it so it works. I'm sure you tried that but I have to ask.

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If you can’t get it worked out look at the clipper creek built AmazingE level 2 or used level 1 clipper creek, or if you need a cheap level 1/2 look into a zencar duosida unit.


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am I to understand that you are trying to screw gm on something that's past warranty on a open forum

maybe you should think about this a little more
 

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^ This. I question whether it is really GM's official position that this is OK. Sounds not OK to me. The thing to do here is just buy a new one. Then buy an extended warranty on the car if you want extended warranty coverage, which seems to be what you are looking for in this situation.
 

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GM has informed me that because this part is not VIN specific, it is acceptable to swap chargers with a Volt or Bolt owner and have them claim the nonfunctioning charger under an active B2B 36K mile warranty.
Really? GM told you that? I find that hard to believe...
 

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When I bought my used Volt from a Honda dealer, it came with a new Quickchargepower EVSE still in box complete with invoice for $200. Working fine so far (5 months). It's made in America of course we all know nothing is "made in the States" these days with the trade wars as parts come from all over the world. Looks like a Duosida from the outside. Comes with a pigtail but I just plug it into my 240V 20 Amp circuit with the twist lock connector. Relatively cheap way to go L2.


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^ GM used to allow that, but they changed their policy a little while ago. The written warranty is not specific enough to dispute the policy change.
 

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I'm not certain but I thought the charger is covered by the the electric propulsion warranty, check your owners manual.
Some older EVSE were replaced, at GM's expense, under the Voltec warranty by mistake. GM has since clarified that the OE EVSE is only covered by the 36/36 BTB warranty. Further confusing the EVSE warranty issue is that the original Gen 1 EVSE, manufactured by Lear, the one with the orange power cord were replaced under a manufacturer's recall notice as the Lear EVSE would overheat.
 

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There's a posting, maybe a YouTube video, on an internal fuse that can blow on the stock Volt chargers. It didn't appear to be hard to open it up and replace it. If you have basic skills to do so, or know someone who does. Good luck

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There are a lot of still good parts in there at least e-bay value.

I think only the Arduino cpu board in my DIY is only NON _US part :)

"manufacturer's recall notice as the Lear EVSE would overheat" mine has been overheating Texas for over 7 years.
 

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I would like to help with the simple solution, but I'm out of the 3/36 warranty, as well. I have a Duosida L2 adapter (less than $200) for home use, and it works. The OEM adapter stays with the car for charging while away (wife uses it to charge at work). An alternative is to contact Clipper Creak and have them repair your original. Clipper Creak is the mfg of the Gen2 adapter. They may even cover it for shipping, or less. Call them!

If it were mine, I'd just repair it myself. It has to be something simple like a relay, fuse, or capacitor (common fail components, all made in the other country). The charge adapters are rather simple (and WAY overpriced for what they are). I have no problem with soldering components to a board. Have a local electrician or nerd look at it.
 

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Really? GM told you that? I find that hard to believe...
As in my original post, I specifically was told it was not VIN specific (added a comma), then it was suggested to me as a loophole by the customer service rep I spoke with, then I called the parts department at my local dealer to confirm. So, I figured that it was a moral grey area at best as there are no rules against it, but I'll back off of the idea of seeing as you guys aren't fond of it.

Everyone, thanks for the great Ideas regarding alternative EVSE options, I am looking at the duosida unit currently, and possibly having clipper creek repair my defective unit. I think the line that runs from the box to the plug has been damaged or severed internally from constant movement. The box shows green when I plug it in.
 

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As in my original post, I specifically was told it was not VIN specific (added a comma), then it was suggested to me as a loophole by the customer service rep I spoke with, then I called the parts department at my local dealer to confirm. So, I figured that it was a moral grey area at best as there are no rules against it, but I'll back off of the idea of seeing as you guys aren't fond of it.

Everyone, thanks for the great Ideas regarding alternative EVSE options, I am looking at the duosida unit currently, and possibly having clipper creek repair my defective unit. I think the line that runs from the box to the plug has been damaged or severed internally from constant movement. The box shows green when I plug it in.
If the box is showing green, then it sounds like the problem is from the box to your car?!? Why don't you install a 240v outlet and get the $210 AmazingE level 2 EVSE. It's dirt cheap and it has Clipper Creek components.
 

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Another thing to consider is, if you replace your adapter, and do not intend to immediately accommodate L2 charging, you do not have to purchase a L1 adapter only. Almost all L2 adapters can be easily adapted to charge L1. This allows you to upgrade at any time in the future. In almost all cases, and in every case for portable adapters, only a plug adapter is needed. Also, the Gen2 L1 adapter can be easily adapted to charge at L2. I did this, in both directions, with 2 different charge adapters (OEM and Duosida).
 
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