Tesla Car Home Charger Not Working: How to Troubleshoot

If you’re one of the many people who have recently invested in a Tesla Model 3, congratulations! You’ve made a great choice. 

Teslas are amazing cars. They’re stylish, luxurious, and environmentally friendly. The Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling EV in Europe for a reason. Not only are you getting an eco-friendly and stylish car, but you’re also getting access to the world’s largest network of charging stations.

However, there may come a time when you find that your car won’t charge at home. If this happens, don’t panic! Even the best cars have their problems and the Tesla Model 3 is no exception. With a little bit of patience, know-how and sometimes a little extra help, you can get your Tesla Model 3 charging again in no time.

Tesla home charger

Common reasons why your Tesla is not charging

  • Car software glitches
  • Faulty car charging port
  • Faulty car charging pins
  • Faulty supercharger
  • The home charger needs to be reset
  • Poor home charging installation/circuit

Why is my Tesla 3 not charging properly?

If you’re a Tesla owner, then you know that keeping your car charged is essential. 

Fortunately, Tesla has a network of supercharging stations across the country that can give your car the juice it needs to keep going.

However, sometimes you may experience problems with your car not charging properly. If that happens, the issue can be either on your car or on the charger.

To start troubleshooting, try charging your car using different charges, including both supercharges and home chargers.

If you have issues regardless of the charger, it’s very likely the issue is your car. Check your software and try rebooting or resetting your car. Also, check the charging ports and pins for any faults or damage. If you identify issues with your car, you might need to get your car checked at a Tesla service centre.

If your car charges properly at home, but not at a supercharger, then you might be trying to charge in a faulty supercharger, which is quite common, and you should try a different one. Finally, if your Tesla isn’t charging at home but is fine at the superchargers, then, the issue is likely to be your charger.

Why is my Tesla charger not working?

There are two main reasons why your Tesla charger isn’t working properly.

The most common issue is the charger installation. You are likely to face charging problems if the charger hasn’t been installed properly, or if your house has wiring issues and the power outlet is not providing the appropriate voltage, frequency, or amperage. 

The other possibility is that you have a faulty charger.

How to fix your Tesla charger problem

If you own a Tesla Model 3, then you know that keeping your charger in good working order is essential. Fortunately, if you find that your charger isn’t working properly, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue.  

  • First, check to make sure that the green light on your charger is on, indicating that there is power to the unit.
  • If it is, then the next step is to reset your charger.
  • If your car still won’t charge after this, then it is likely that you have a faulty charger and will need to replace it.  

Fortunately, replacing your Tesla charger is a relatively easy process. Simply follow the instructions in your owner’s manual and you’ll be back up and running in no time. 

If you suspect that your charging woes are due to bad wiring, it’s best to call in a professional to take a look. Improperly installed chargers or wiring can pose a serious threat to your equipment and a fire hazard to your home. A qualified electrician will be able to assess the wiring of your home and the installation of the charger to identify the source of the issue and carry out the required repairs.

Tesla Charger Installation on the Sunshine Coast

While you can expect your Tesla to be of the highest quality based on the company’s exceptional reputation, you should also look for a charger installation that is done professionally and to the highest standards. Need A Sparky understands the risks that an electrical fault poses to your vehicle and home, which is why we focus on providing high-end services that never compromise on safety or quality.

Our electricians are equipped with the knowledge, expertise and experience to handle any electrical project, so whether you need to install a new charger for your vehicle or troubleshoot your home’s electrical system, Need A Sparky is committed to providing only the best electrical services across the Sunshine Coast.

To book a service or request a quote, call 07 5314 1046!

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