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    Current owners of 40 kWh configuration

    'left as 40's', I think you are likely spot on. However, the only difference between a 40 and a 60 (classic) is one byte in a text file (e.g. config=0|1)... w/some messing any 'upgraded' 40 can be reverted (and any 60 downgraded to a '40') As for 'rarity', maybe it is the VIN that matters more...
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    Current owners of 40 kWh configuration

    2013... new Model S for $50k. I still can't quite understand the "lack of interest" at the time. Then giving 40 buyers a locked 60 pack, increased 0-60 and then an OTA upgrade path was just thick layer of icing on an already great deal. 2021... I still glow over my 40, the mighty runt of the...
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    Tesla Autopilot wrongful death suit in Japan

    Good robot. https://electrek.co/2021/04/08/tesla-driver-monitoring-system-detect-driver-attention-real-time/
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    Trade in SR+ - 20% depreciation in 5 months

    Why stress about it? Elon said your M3 is going to make you $30k per year as a Robotaxi. $300k over the lifespan of your car. You'll be able to buy several Y's. Do you doubt Elon? (3:04 time mark)
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Tesla recalls almost 135,000 vehicles over touchscreen failures "The company isn’t all that enthusiastic, however. It rejected the notion that the chip wear represented a defect, arguing to officials that it was “economically, if not technologically, infeasible” to expect the eMMC storage to...
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Um, lemme see. They, 1) Created the problem. (Fart Apps vs Fixing Logging). 2) First had owners pay $2000+ to replace the MCU instead of the card. 3) Put drivers in harms way. 4) Caused early adopters/loyal owners years of headache, before finally admitting fault. 5) Have admitted to the NHTSA...
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Limp Mode = Recall CYA Mode.
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Maybe with the with the previous log tweaking, etc, they are getting the average life expectancy over the 100k mark? Then they're off the hook. Seems MCU1 eMMC death is more of a matter of when, not if. I think this should have been a 'recall' and not a 'warranty adjustment'.
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Also funny how Tesla twists the optics and calls it a "Warranty Adjustment Program"? While back in July, the NHTSA had Honda "recall" 608,000 vehicles for faulty software causing random reboots and problems with the backup camera. July 28, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V438000 Distorted or...
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    My thoughts on the MCU1 failure debacle and the outcome for Tesla

    I got the same notice. I have had a tough road with MCU failures over the years, so I am happy that it looks like I'll be receiving a reimbursement for my first Tesla repaired MCU. I wonder if they will do the same for the 3rd party eMMC repair I had done on my second Model S or for my own labor...
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    MY assembled in the US of A. LCC made in the PR of C (first page in thread).
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    Incorrect. GeezerSquid also confirmed w/photo that he had the wood trim (first page in thread). Others had variations of white molding. Considering those two had removed their frunk liner and looked, there are probably many others. Also, the LCC's constrained with 'nylon brackets'... those are...
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    Battery Day...

    From a technical perspective; I think it was good how they went in depth on the battery chemistry and manufacturing efficiency. From a basic 'wow factor' perspective... kind of a overhyped dud. A bigger battery cell can store more energy? Who knew?
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    If your LCC packing strap protectors break, here is your lifetime replacement solution; Replacement PN#: EP-5620-USA Cargo Packing Edge Protector, 1-7/8" x 1", White, PK1000 Qty 1000 @ $57 (Gotta wonder if were they were recycling these from other packaging discards... ran out, then sent...
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    Maybe they just forgot to remove the safety packing from the LCC? <grin>
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    Failure to get a price adjustment

    heh... where are you going during quarantine? Pocket the 2k... buy a Mister FPGA... load some ROMs and Chill.
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    I think you meant it's a "Tesla will take care of it... $$$$ort of thing".
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    How long have you had your Y? Besides the problems you've already had (cough)... wait until you're out of warranty. Read the dead MCU/DU threads... not so 'entertaining'.
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    You have to admit it is funny to see Home Depot molding be used to assemble the internals of a brand new Tesla (I think that was the OP's intent). Unless we think every post on TMC should only be complimentary of Elon and Tesla? If Tesla told you your car was going to be delivered late because...
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    This is what I imagine it's like at quarter end.. (Sakamoto = Musk) Gung Ho!!!!
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    Not everyone buys into that old school Detroit thinking... "the line needs to move not matter what". Who? The Japanese (originally). Why? Keeping the line moving can sacrifice... quality. Google "andon manufacturing" ("Common reasons for manual activation of the andon are part shortage" -...
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    It seems like such a simple part to make themselves instead of using Home Depot molding. I think they have factory and robots that makes things?
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    It might help if someone could find photos of a Toyota, Mereceds, etc. using comparable hacks in recent models. So it might be better to import a Y from China? If that LCC cracks at 51k and Tesla says you're $oL?
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    Most reasonable people would care (i.e. GAF) if their car was made of MDF particle board (vs. 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel?). Technically... Yugo's 'worked'. Bad design can lead to problems years down the line. Read my sig... (two cars w/MCU failures = $$$$ out of warranty repairs).
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    Found this little gem on my $55K Model Y

    "During the launch of Model S production in 2012, Mr. Musk set up an office in the middle of the factory floor in Fremont, Calif., and took over when hiccups emerged. He told workers to buy USB cables at nearby Fry’s Electronics Inc. stores after a snarl delayed a shipment from China." - WSJ...
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    My thoughts on the MCU1 failure debacle and the outcome for Tesla

    Honda recalls 608,000 vehicles for faulty software Causing random reboots and problems with the backup camera. Hmmm...
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    MCU upgrade/replacement for early vehicles

    Who needs AM/FM these days!? Whaaat? Drive-in theaters are making a comeback? Dang... going to have to pull that 80's Boombox out of the closet and and a fresh pack of D-Cells.
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    Another rejected model Y

    “China rocks in my opinion. The energy in China is great. People there – there’s like a lot of smart, hard working people. And they’re really -- they’re not entitled, they’re not complacent, whereas I see in the United States increasingly much more complacency and entitlement especially in...
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    Why is YT deleting Rich Rebuilds videos lately?

    Tesla deactivated his referral link because he was close to earning a Roadster. Spiteful Jerks.
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    My thoughts on the MCU1 failure debacle and the outcome for Tesla

    "On Jan. 12, 2015 the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Ramsey wrote... [Elon] told workers to buy USB cables at nearby Fry’s Electronics Inc. stores after a snarl delayed a shipment from China." - WSJ pay-walled I'm not sure it is about being cheap. It seems it is more about getting cars out the...
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    My thoughts on the MCU1 failure debacle and the outcome for Tesla

    Can you extend the warranty above 100k? (real question, I may have assumed wrong).
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    Tesla Cancels Sub $40,000 Standard Range Tesla Model Y

    Pregnant Model 3. It's what happens after SEX.
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    My thoughts on the MCU1 failure debacle and the outcome for Tesla

    No cost MCU1 replacement? Out of warranty? This seems new.
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    Another rejected model Y

    "I do not understand American Workers. They come late, leave early. They stay home when they are sick!" - Gung Ho!
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    My thoughts on the MCU1 failure debacle and the outcome for Tesla

    The irony is, they log the SquashFS errors. Grep and report.
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    My thoughts on the MCU1 failure debacle and the outcome for Tesla

    Option 4: Tesla does the right thing. Retroactively covers MCU's under the 150k Battery/Drive Unit warranty. Tesla reimburses those who had to repair under the old 50k coverage limits.
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    Another rejected model Y

    Tesla has been manufacturing cars for a while. Should growing pains be an excuse this point? Maybe those pesky 'humans', being forced back to the factory during a pandemic, are not taking much 'pride' in their work. Better quality from the China factory?
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    Urgh. MCU Bite The Dust

    psssst... Just print this off their website next time you visit the Service Center. They'll give you a Roadster... tell'em Elon said so. Creating the World’s Best Service and Warranty Program Elon Musk, Chairman, Product Architect & CEO "The best way to experience service is, of course, not to...
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    Urgh. MCU Bite The Dust

    There are a few tricks, it will likely require pulling out the MCU. @smilepak you're not too far from EV-Fixme, message him.
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    Tesla ignoring older cars!

    Would also be nice if Tesla provided an 'official' path for upgrading to larger battery packs on older cars (as they degrade or to increase range/super charging rates). The S was designed for pack swaps.
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    My love for Tesla has taken a huge hit

    For my S40, I swallowed the bitter pill and paid Tesla $$$$ for a new MCU1. If the MCU2 were an option at the time, I would have paid the extra. A year later the MCU died on my 70D... a TMC member replaced the eMMC after I pulled out the Tegra.
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    My love for Tesla has taken a huge hit

    Similar experience when the MCU bricked on my S40; the two trucks Tesla sent refused to tow it saying they would damage it. I had to call AAA... they came with tire dollies. How Tesla has handled/serviced MCU issues has significantly changed my opinion of the company as well. Design issues...
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    Tesla ignoring older cars!

    Too bad Joe Nuxoll didn't stick around at Tesla. The v10 UX today is less usable than it was originally (IMO).
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    Tesla ignoring older cars!

    v10 still makes me cringe (made MCU1 and UX less usable)... so I actually regret that they didn't 'abandon' us sooner.
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    MCU fails for the second time

    Tesla recently halved the warranty on the MCU's down to 2 years. Maybe they lack confidence in their software fix? Seems one is better off saving money and having a longer life span with a 3rd party/upgraded chip.
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    Tesla Cancels Sub $40,000 Standard Range Tesla Model Y

    Seems a bit like 2011, when Tesla announced they would make a sub $50k Model S (after tax incentives)... the "40" model. They were sold online, but were never really manufactured; instead they gave those buyers software limited 60's instead (no one complaining). Elon's School of Psycho-Logical...
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    Why is YT deleting Rich Rebuilds videos lately?

    Censored by Elon sycophants. Any of them here? Owning a Tesla these days is tainted by dbag fanboys. Feels like owning a BMW in 1997.
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    MCU upgrade/replacement for early vehicles

    Ouch ouch ouch... Tesla cuts you (eMMC logging), pins you down ($2500 repair), then proceeds to pour salt in the wound (junk warranty). Shame on them... Tesla updates ridiculous warranty on problematic media unit and touchscreen - Electrek Tesla has updated its warranty for its already...
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    LA Turns Down SpaceX and Cost of Living Discussion

    vs. California companies outsourcing manufacturing to China, Mexico or profit shelters in Ireland, Cayman Islands, Delaware. I don't think this a in spite move...all things considered;Texas actually seems like a good fit for SpaceX (and Texla CybertruX).
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    MCU upgrade/replacement for early vehicles

    Agreed. It's a design flaw (more to do with unnecessary event logging/write erosion than substandard eMMC). What irritates me more is the appearance Telsa is making a profit from replacing MCU's they're responsible for trashing. Elon vs Reality. "Our philosophy with respect to service is...

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