Hertz wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:58 pm
I am driving Chevy Spark EV MY2015 with fast charging option. While charging at different fast-charging stations I found that Spark is not able to charge at every station. For example, it charges at ABB stations but does not charge at Delta stations. I read the forum and found that it could be the problem with car socket: tabs at the top were not at angle of 45 degrees. So I cut them. Now I found that it has much better contact and easier connect. But the problem still exists. At some stations even of the same brand, I not able to charge. On the fast-station screen, I get an error message: "Connection was canceled by the car".
It was several cases that using Torque program I found two error messages (but not after each unsuccessful charging):
P0606 - Powertrain. ECM/PCM Processor
P1E00 - Powertrain.
Where to find the problem?
p.s.: the car I bought has frontal damage But the cables of the charging circuit look intact.
Take your Spark EV to a Chevy dealer that sells and services Chevy Bolt EVs and have them check out the codes. They both may be covered under warranty.
I made the same modification to the DCFC connector on my leased 2015 Spark EV as you did and it helped. I also found there is an O-ring in the plug that sometimes would bind when connecting the plug to the car. A bit of silicone spark plug grease helped cure this problem.
With respect to charging - older EVgo charging stations are manufactured by ABB and I have found they worked fine for my now returned leased 2015 Spark EV. They are working fine for my current 2016 Spark EV too and I have had no charging problems with EVgo.
However, if you try to charge a Spark EV using the new ABB chargers installed by Electrify America, good luck! I have had a100% failure rate. On the plus side, I have had a 100% success rate charging at Electrify America locations where chargers manufactured by BTCPower have been installed. I have made Electrify America and ABB aware of the problem.