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    AWD delivery thread

    Was supposed to pick on my car on Sept 26th in Fremont. Got an email today asking if I'd like it home delivered today. 4 hours later it was in my driveway - delivered by the head of the Tesla Semi program. VIN 1146xx. AWD, non performance. Just one punchlist item - charge port door receiver...
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    My 5-year Model S Maintenance/Service History

    My Five-Year Model S Service History 2013 – Model S P85 - delivered in March HPWC (Tesla Wall Charger) in my home garage failed ranger came and replaced the HPWC fuses Pano roof chewed up its rails and would no longer open Service replaced the Pano roof Replacement Pano roof had wind noise...
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    Burlingame Calif Service Center

    Got the red ring of death on my Model S (car wouldn't charge). Service diagnosed it over the phone and said I likely have a bad master charger. My Palo Alto service center said they couldn't get me in or get me any type of a loaner for four days. The Burlingame service center said, "Come on...
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    Palo Alto Service - Two weeks to discover no MCU's in stock

    My MCU (the big center touchscreen) has bubbles and is leaking goop out of the bottom. Thanks to these forums I discovered this a known problem and requires a touchscreen replacement. I made an appointment on Jan 5th to bring my car in on Jan 18th. I described the problem and the service advisor...
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    4-Year Service History and Battery Loss - Model S

    The original CHAdeMO adapter had software incompatibilities with some types of CHAdeMO chargers. Later versions of the adapter had upgraded firmware to fix this. So in one of my service visits I asked them to upgrade my adapter firmware.
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    4-Year Service History and Battery Loss - Model S

    1. Yes, that's why I bought the extended warranty 2. also why I'm planning to get a new Model S sometime this year, when the AP2 software actually works
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    4-Year Service History and Battery Loss - Model S

    A few thoughts after four years: 1. Electric Cars are the future I’m never going back to an internal combustion engine. I have no doubt in another decade or two, 25-50% of cars will be electric. The only question is when and whose brand. I’m looking forward to my next Model S in 2017 when full...
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    4-Year Service History and Battery Loss - Model S

    My Four Year Service History Picked up Model S P85 from the factory 3/11/13, VIN P6xxx 51,645 miles 2013 HPWC in my garage failed ranger came and the replaced HPWC fuses Pano roof chewed up its rails and wouldn’t open Service replaced Pano roof 2014...
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    Supercharger - San Mateo, CA (Park Place, 8 V2 stalls)

    PG&E onsite installing the meter right now. They say it still needs to be tested, Probably tomorrow. Btw, The equipment enclosure is still being built with cinderblocks stacked up in a pile.
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    Supercharger - San Mateo, CA (Park Place, 8 V2 stalls)

    Progress as of 11am June 10th As noted elsewhere, part of the supercharging equipment is located in the underground parking lot directly below the pedestal. The frames of the charging pedestals are installed, but the balance of the distribution cabinets are still in their crates awaiting...
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    Model S Body Refresh Coming in Sept/Oct?

    When the Model X ships in Q4 the Model S will get a new nose, along with additional internal hardware and sensors to make the platform compatible with the autonomous driving features that ship with the Model X.
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    Door handles

    Auto- Present Handles are disabled when ... To preserve battery life, Model S is designed to temporarily disable the Auto-Present Handles feature when: The key has been out of range for more than 48 hours. The key remains within range for five minutes after all doors...
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    Capstone Paper on Tesla vs Texas Automobile Dealers Association

    romotodez background on the general subject of "rent seeking" here
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    Probability of getting a Model S with a "known" issue?

    I've had: Pano roof open/close issues Door handles not presenting/defective Water in tailights Tesla service will make them good. My last three cars were Lexus, Jaguar and Porsche - Telsa is by far, the best car I ever had.
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    All Discussion re: Tesla Motors Website & Forums

    Two Autopilot changes on the page that disappeared were pretty interesting: - automatic lane change - tap the turn signal indicator and the car moved into the lane automatically - auto parallel parking - car would park itself I don't know if these were "spoof" placeholders or real features.

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