Edit: This post is incorrect. The main charging unit is the issue
No, I don't have a ChadiMo
So I got a new traction pack about a year ago, under warranty. Everything has been great. Then, last week, I plugged in and charged the car from 1 bar to full. It had been a long time since the car had been that empty, but figured this would be a great chance to do a re-balance. Car charged up all the way, no problem there. However, when I went out to drive it the next day, it had the 12volt alert and the
over the car lights lit up on the dash.
However, the car still drove! OK, well that's weird. I'll go get some coffee and see if it goes away. 12 miles later, light is still on. Fine, I'll plug it back in and see what happens. Oh NO! It won't charge!! quickly tested with 2 other EVSE units (yes, I have 3), nope will not start charging. What the heck is going on??
Ok, I test the 12volt, it's not charging when the car is "Ready". Well that's strange, so I pull it and take it to AutoZone and they test it. It's fine. It's only about 70% full, but it's healthy. Damn. Ok, now what?
At this point, I gave up and had it towed to the dealership I trust to handle the issue with this car. I'm also freaking out! Because I'm concerned it's the onboard charger, and I've heard that can be wildly expensive to replace. Car is over 5 years old and has 60,682 Miles on it, so I'm screwed if it's the charger. Edit: Here is the wrong info: 5 days later, I get good news. It's the Fuse in the Main Charging Inverter. It's $19.20 and on it's way from Japan. Score! The bad news, they said it's a 3 hour labor charge to change it, so I'm out $480. Fine! I'll live.
Anyway, if you have this issue, don't do what I did and panic right away. It might just be the fuse and you're good to go.