Bosch Electric Car Charger Subject of Safety Probe

Bosch Electric Car Charger Subject of Safety Probe

First it was electric vehicles that were at the center of fire controversy, and now it could be their chargers.

The Bosch Power Xpress 250V charging units are under investigation for possibly damaging a Nissan Leaf after a fire complaint was filed. According to the complaint, the 2013 Nissan Leaf was connected to the Bosch charger when the vehicle “began to emit smoke around the vicinity of the vehicle/charger interface when charging at a private residence.”

The Leaf was only five months old and had fewer than 10,000 miles on the odometer. In total, 50 units of the Bosch charging stations are under investigation.

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“The connection had gotten hot enough to melt the plastic and create smoke indicating a fire. Nissan has determined by pictures that the car was not to blame for the incident. They are blaming the charging station for the failure,” said the complaint. “They have denied any warranty coverage. The burden of the bill has been placed with the customer.”

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