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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

    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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    Beijing Charging Stations Won't Support Tesla?

    Perhaps this is why Tesla open-sourced its patents? Beijing Plans 10,000 Rapid-Charging Stations, but They Won't Support Tesla This link points out that the Beijing Charging Stations were announced as part of a Sino-German Electric Vehicle Charging Project This presentation explains what Tesla...
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    When Features Disappear

    In the last year over the air upgrades have made the Model S a much better product then the one we originally bought. However, the 5.8 unilateral downgrade of air suspension is a troubling harbinger of the potential of downgrades. There doesn't seem to be a Tesla corporate obligation that...
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    Swaying / Fishtailing / Handling Fix

    I brought my P85 in to Menlo Park service for a couple of issues, one of which was the car swaying from side to side while driving / accelerating. This was the second service appointment I had asked for this to be looked at, and this time it seems someone in service: drove and verified the...
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    Pano Roof Noise - Factory Fix Coming

    Brought my P85 in to Menlo Park for service on multiple items, one of which was noise at high speeds on a closed Pano roof. Service said they adjusted the seals which may help a little, but then the rep said there's a factory fix coming to address this issue. The rep said the fix is pretty...
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    775 mile California Road Trip - 5 Superchargers

    Took a 775-mile trip around California this week. I wanted to see if real-world long distance travel was possible with the Tesla. I used the Harris Ranch, Tejon, Buellton, Atascadero and Gilroy Superchargers as well as local chargers in Santa Barbara. Short answer, these trips are eminently...
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    Menlo Park Service - Not a good start

    My pano roof was making cracking noises when I closed it. I noticed pieces of plastic broken in both rails the roof rides in. I called the Menlo Park service center and they said, "just drop by and we'll take a quick look at it." By the time I brought it in it would no longer open when the...
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    Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

    Recently, the New York and North Carolina legislatures considered a new law written by Auto Dealer lobbyists that would make it illegal for Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. This got me thinking about the legal obstacles that face innovators with new business models. Examples of...

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