Yikes! Sounds like the charging station blew up and took out your vehicle too. I hope Audi does the right thing and fixes under warranty regardless if it was caused by the failed charging station.
I read a similar story on Taycan forum. EA charger failed and loud boom was the protective fuse for car’s 800-volt battery. Fuse did its job and protected big battery. Porsche had to ship the new fuse from Germany and dealer had to dismount the battery to get to the fuse on top of the battery. Expensive repair, but EA ended up footing the bill because they caused the blown fuse.Wow! that is a new one! Yes, hopefully, the car has some built-in protection. Your car's reaction may really be nothing more than the fact that the charging was ended without following the required protocols. The fact that you could start the car and disconnect it is encouraging.
Well, given that the charger was smoking and the e-tron wasn't, it appears probable that the car's done for the charger. I hope there wasn't anyone waiting desperately to charge after the vandalism!Yikes! Sounds like the charging station blew up and took out your vehicle too. I hope Audi does the right thing and fixes under warranty regardless if it was caused by the failed charging station.
Will be interesting to learn if Audi will consider this as a warranty repair or charge E.A. for the repair? Frankly, this is a very scary situation. The only time I fast charge is on a road trip, who wants to have something like this happen on the road far from home?Hopefully a bit of good news: I heard from the Service Advisor at the dealer this afternoon. He said the technician determined that the charging unit for the high-voltage battery was faulty. They already ordered the replacement part, and it is due in tomorrow (Friday). He said they hope to have my e-Tron fixed and back to me by sometime next week...but he also ended with the caveat, "as long as we don't find anything else after the new charging unit is installed."
I shall keep my fingers crossed.
Okay, big relief so to speak. Would hate to learn that a charger can blowup a car. This might be a big problem for customers out of warranty, however!From what the Audi tech stated, it seems it was an issue with a part in the vehicle
I’m confused. After reading all this are we sure it was the car doing damage to the charger or the charger doing damage to the car? All we know for sure is that the HV battery unit and the charging module are being replaced and the EA charger was smoking. I’m not seeing convincing evidence either way. 😳OH no! So your car really did a number on that EA charger!🙂
Sorry, my poor attempt at humor! After all the complaints about EA chargers, it's time etrons exact revenge!I’m confused. After reading all this are we sure it was the car doing damage to the charger or the charger doing damage to the car? All we know for sure is that the HV battery unit and the charging module are being replaced and the EA charger was smoking. I’m not seeing convincing evidence either way. 😳
Luckily, Roadside Assistance picked up my e-Tron from the EA Charging Station, and so there was no question of when & where it all happened. To date, Audi has taken full responsibility for my repair, though. They’ve made no attempts to blame EA.My Electrical System Malfunction problems didn't start until after I used an EA charger for the first time in which it stopped charging mid-way. Then while on the way home on the freeway, I got the hard judder (stutter) followed by the Electrical system malfunction, dash Christmas lights and then just turned off, ON THE FREEWAY!!! It's currently at my work for, you guessed it, Electrical System Malfunction for the 3rd time! Is it related to EA? I don't know. Could you rule it out entirely? I don't think you can.