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  1. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    They slightly bend my mount while installing the DU. 2 indy mechanic confirmed it. That mount should be straight up at 90 degree angle, mine was slightly bend to the right, which resulted in uneven tension distribution. Left side of the mount cracked first followed by right side. I believe P85D...
  2. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    As far as I understand, most of us who experienced subframe mount crack, had DU replaced. Which means only one thing : improper installation. Might be overtight bolt on that mount, could be slight bend to that mount (uneven torque distribution will cause this thin mount to crack slowly). But...
  3. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    My shop is in Sacramento. I can link you with them. No clue about SoCal, but I assume there are some people too, I'm just not aware of them
  4. Ssvladi

    Out of Warranty Drive Unit Replacement and Cost

    Can confirm, rear subframe motor mount cracked at 80k miles. Got quoted ~3.5k, found indy shop for 1k for everything.
  5. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    To all the people in the Bay Area with this issue, i fixed mine for fracture of what Tesla asking price was, but subframe wasn’t new. You can pm me for details. After reading the entire thread, it seems like it’s a combination of poor engineering and poor drive unit installation, cause it’s...
  6. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    I did, but never received anything back from them. Filed back in January. I don't think its moving anywhere right now due to pandemic.
  7. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    so basically after back an forth with Tesla, they said that the issue was my “driving style”... I’m averaging less than 300 WH/mi in my 40k miles I put on the car.. anyways my 2nd drive unit was replaced prior to subframe cracked. I took it to my indie mechanic just to get opinion. He said that...
  8. Ssvladi

    Any independent shops in Bay Area/ Nor Cal?

    Same, been looking around for 2 month. No luck. Found a guy in Petaluma, he is a ex tesla mechanic, cool guy, but then he disappeared....
  9. Ssvladi

    Any independent shops in Bay Area/ Nor Cal?

    I need to drop the entire rear axle on model S
  10. Ssvladi

    Any independent shops in Bay Area/ Nor Cal?

    Looking for Indy shops around the bay, but could travel if nothing around here. Thanks in advance.
  11. Ssvladi

    2020.12.11.5 firmware is released.

    Just my 5 cents 2014 P85 pre auto. Got notification last night, couldn’t install it over app. Stuck in continuous loop of 2 minutes and back to “update available” As I’m writing this my car finished installing it. and most important thing is..... second image...
  12. Ssvladi

    2020.12.5

    Can we please get our usb music back????
  13. Ssvladi

    USB thumb drives no longer recognized

    Same problem here...... I formatted my Flashdrive twice, no luck. Hope they will fix it rather quickly.
  14. Ssvladi

    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    I feel your pain, I’m still with a $3.5k bill for rear subframe.... I’m not paying for it knowing that they replaced drive unit twice prior
  15. Ssvladi

    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    Had this message on my 2014 P85, end up having moisture in my newly installed drive unit, so they replaced it again
  16. Ssvladi

    Service Center Alternative in the Bay area??????

    Thanks for input.... i gotta feeling there some sneaky ev garages around berkeley, just cant find any info
  17. Ssvladi

    Service Center Alternative in the Bay area??????

    They sent me back to SC lol
  18. Ssvladi

    Service Center Alternative in the Bay area??????

    rear subframe replacement
  19. Ssvladi

    Service Center Alternative in the Bay area??????

    Hello Guys, Ive used "search" prior to creating this thread (got 1632 results ) going through first 250 didnt help me. My question is, does anyone know any shop around the bay that works on teslas like service center? Thank you
  20. Ssvladi

    Yellow screen? Force Tesla to Replace it!

    Nope, taking my off warranty S for UV treatment on Thursday under "good will" I`ll keep you guys updated afterwards
  21. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    ESA will cover it. I dont have ESA, but they told me that thats normal for subframe to fail......Rep made a parallel with clutch disc on his ICE car....That was a highlight of the convo.. Trying to get in touch with any supervisors or managers right now. Since my DU was replaced twice during...
  22. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    Thought about it, they said they might void DU warranty if i go that direction
  23. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    I have exactly the same symptoms. At first i thought it is drive unit, cause one of my previous units made similar noises before it was replaced. But unfortunately it is subframe mount. 78k miles on the clock. I thought i have a case of their fault cause i had 2 drive units replaced during...
  24. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    you should probably file this form as well File a Vehicle Safety Complaint | Safercar.gov | NHTSA
  25. Ssvladi

    Frame Failure called "Normal Wear and Tear" by Tesla Service

    Got the same issue on December 27 2014 p85. Service center blame me for harsh acceleration and potholes.... $3300 quote. Tried to argue, seems like it’s useless, like barking on the wall. Filing with Nhtsa right now

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