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2019 ForTwo EQ coupe: there's a sticker on the tailgate that indicates that the charging cable should not be stored in the tailgate compartment. Any idea why not? Seems to me like the perfect place to keep it. That compartment isn't a lot of use for anything else and it would be nice to free up the space occupied by the cable "bag". But I would hate to learn the hard way that there is a good reason for not keeping it there.
 

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I'm carrying my charge cable in the same place since de las 2 years. Probably is a manufacturer liability of some sort. The user's manual doesn't give any explanation......
 

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2019 ForTwo EQ coupe: there's a sticker on the tailgate that indicates that the charging cable should not be stored in the tailgate compartment. Any idea why not? Seems to me like the perfect place to keep it. That compartment isn't a lot of use for anything else and it would be nice to free up the space occupied by the cable "bag". But I would hate to learn the hard way that there is a good reason for not keeping it there.
There was a previous post about this a year ago or so. That compartment is the designated place for the 120V charging adapter on the 451 ED - it even has a nice molded foam insert with shaped cubbyholes for holding the charging box and plug and a place for coiling the cable plus an extension cord**. But the rumor was that MD was getting reports of damaged charging units because a lot of poeple when they drop the tailgate literally "drop" it, jarring the charging adapter enough to damage it. This reason is hard to believe - any kind of electronics like that should certainly be designed to be dropped onto a hard surface from a couple feet - and dropping the tailgate against its cable stays is certainly less a jar than that.

Another possibility is that they are worrying about it getting damaged in a minor rear end collision that crunches the tailgate, then the owner tries to use the damaged charging adapter and there is a fire.

I would store the charging adapter in there without worry if it has that foam insert or as long as it can be can be secured against rattling around.

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** Yes, I know; there are warnings everywhere about never using an extension cord - but it is not usable unless you use one. Just make sure it is good for 15A.
 
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