I am having the same exact problem. 2020 Nissan Leaf picked up at the end of February. The EVSE charge cable works with the trickle adapter for 120V. HOWEVER, when we plug it in to our brand new, licensed-electrician-installed 240V outlet, it does not work. Same steady Green and Red light with the middle Orange light blinking. For this combo of lights, the instructions say "This trouble is caused by a malfunction of the EVSE internal circuits. Stop using the EVSE immediately and contact a Nissan dealer."
Our electrician also says the problem is the EVSE. He says that the trickle can work because the cable probably has no problem carrying the small load, but something in the EVSE's circuit is malfunctioning that is preventing the 240V from going through.
I went to dealership and they will not replace the cable unless they can prove it's not working, BUT they (nor other nearby dealerships) do NOT have a 240V outlet to test it! They told me to call USA Nissan Consumer Affairs and they've told me that a "Regional" Customer Affairs person will contact me on Monday.
I bought a cable through Amazon (Chinese? I don't know or care at this point) and it is currently charging my car perfectly fine. So I am 100% sure that the Nissan EVSE is the problem.
If you have already gotten any further with Nissan about this issue, I would love to know. I will update as more develops as well.
Academiguy wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:05 pm
Has anyone else had a defective Nissan-brand EVSE that came with the car?
I picked up a new, 2020 SV Plus about two weeks ago. I’ve been trickle-charging it using a third-party EVSE I got a few years ago with an earlier EV. Today I tried the Nissan EVSE, the one that came with the car, for the first time. It plugged into a NEMA 14-50 outlet and started charging but within a few seconds stopped. The ready (top) and fault (bottom) lights are solid and the charging light (middle) blinks...according to the documentation that came in the bag with the EVSE, that means it’s faulty and I should contact a dealer. The thing is brand new—I literally just unwrapped it and plugged it in for the first time! Has anyone also experienced this?