If water gets into your Tesla charge port, it is important to take action immediately to prevent damage to the electrical components. Here are some steps you can take:
- Disconnect the charger. If the charger is still plugged in, disconnect it immediately.
- Dry the charge port. Use a clean, dry cloth to dry the charge port as much as possible.
- Use a can of compressed air to blow out any remaining water. Be careful not to get the compressed air too close to the electrical components.
- Apply a contact cleaner to the charge port. This will help to remove any corrosion that may have formed.
- Allow the charge port to dry completely before plugging in the charger again.
If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, you can contact Tesla customer support for assistance.
Here are some tips to prevent water from getting into your Tesla charge port:
- Avoid charging your Tesla in the rain. If you must charge in the rain, try to find a covered area.
- Use a Tesla-approved charging cable. Tesla charging cables are designed to resist water ingress.
- Inspect the charge port regularly for signs of damage or wear. If you see any damage, contact Tesla customer support for assistance.
Water damage to the Tesla charge port can be expensive to repair, so it is important to take steps to prevent it from happening.