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  1. phaduman

    Another front suspension control arm failure

    so my car got serviced. Front suspension lower right AFT arm broke. Part $205. I asked them to replace the same one on the other side too. + labor + wheel alignment: $1003. And yes, the parts were 1041575-00-B, and 1041570-00-B. I am going to continue to complain up the chain that at 4yrs old...
  2. phaduman

    Another front suspension control arm failure

    Went today to take some pics during day-time, when car is at the service center...
  3. phaduman

    2016 P100D Steering Wheel Vibration - 3rd time in service center

    for what it might be worth, I had a steering vibration in my 2016 MS when new, and eventual fix was to fix the air flow in the front fascia...at highway speeds, the wind may get caught up in the front bumper area and not escape as planned causing steering vibration. I dug up my old notes, here...
  4. phaduman

    Another front suspension control arm failure

    2016 Model S with 77K Miles...yes out of warranty :(...just experienced this today at a local trailhead in Bay Area. After a long hike, returned to car, pulled car out of parking at an angle (slight slope, not flat), and as I was about to drive forward, the front right (passenger) wheel made...
  5. phaduman

    Firmware 2020.44.25

    got the same notification for my Model3 for 44.25, installed but haven't driven out. I don't expect to get FSD Beta until Christmas at least. Just hoping it is 2020 Christmas and not 2021 Christmas :rolleyes:
  6. phaduman

    2016 Model S door handle presents but door wont open when the door handle is pulled

    the $403 was all inclusive, parts, labor & programming...The 3 parts that were used: ASY- FR LH, GEN3 DH, NOGRIP, 2.1 SVC RPL Part #: 1135718-S0-ABACK SEAL, DOOR HANDLE OUTER, LH Part #: 1008999-00-ELED ASY, DOOR HANDLE 3.0 OUTER LH Part #: 1109173-00-A The chrome outer handle piece itself...
  7. phaduman

    2016 Model S door handle presents but door wont open when the door handle is pulled

    I had my driver exterior door handle replaced for $405 (I was fearing the original costs of $1K+ that people used to pay...) glad the replace/repair costs are coming down. And yes, got Gen3 and needed reprogramming. Have the 2016 (refresh AP1) MS. Been week+ and handle working great. The mobile...
  8. phaduman

    Tesla Insurance - first use/experience (minor)

    lol - I am confused myself why I needed to file a claim - perhaps to see what to expect next time I need a real claim (hope I never have to). No-one has called me in 2+ weeks after filing the claim though (adjusters are hard to come by I guess). It was no small flat BTW, I had to spend $450 - so...
  9. phaduman

    Tesla Insurance - first use/experience (minor)

    So we have 2 Teslas under Tesla Insurance - for the last 9months or so. Great price (40% cheaper than the Allstate insurance we were on for 15+ yrs). Labor Day weekend - had a flat tire (2 nails - one of them a big screw) going on freeway about 30miles away from home (and heading out)...
  10. phaduman

    Looks like a second V10 build is rolling out

    Never received the 32.10, but received 32.11 last night on my wife's M3, w/ FSD. Has all the features that Tesla released in the press release: games, theater (netflix/youtube), caraoke, and Spotify! Amazing release. So far, all working well - wasn't expecting so many features.
  11. phaduman

    Question about Purchasing Extended Warranty

    I had previously purchased the ESA for my MS 1.0AP Facelist 75D and I am approaching the 50K miles (in 2.6yrs) and almost finalizing asking for full refund... Here is the "exclusion" list as stated in the contact, just FYI in case you haven't read it earlier. And yes, there is a $200...
  12. phaduman

    Pros and Cons of Owning a Tesla

    I explain the initial sticker shock of a EV (Tesla in particular) as: * The battery is the biggest cost of the EV. It would be similar to buying for gas for 10-15yrs upfront. In the course of ownership of 5-10yrs of your EV, you would not only recover the upfront cost, you would be saving much...
  13. phaduman

    Comparing Wi-Fi data - MS AP1 and M3 (30 days)

    I use my own product at home (Ruckus Wi-Fi) and have DPI engine in the wi-fi access points to get a bit more insight into the traffic flowing between the car and the internet. Both the cars are parked in the garage at night around the same time, and most of this traffic is during those...
  14. phaduman

    Model S 85 and others faster supercharging on 2019.20.2.1

    I had never seen more than 97Kwh on my 2016 facelift 75D, until 16.2 update, and I started seeing 104kwh (I know not that big a diff, but I had NEVER crossed 100kwh - so that was encouraging for me :))...I don't supercharge often, may be it has improved even more after 20.1/20.2.
  15. phaduman

    Not under warranty? Sunroof rubber seal (outer seal?)

    thank you so much for the detailed answers. I really appreciate it!
  16. phaduman

    Not under warranty? Sunroof rubber seal (outer seal?)

    I brought to the attention of my service advisor that the sunroof seal on my 2016 facelift AP1.0 Model S, has a rip (perhaps due to the sunroof holder clamps brushing into it regularly...). My advisor said, this is cosmetic, and is not covered under the 4yr/50K warranty. And that, this rubber...
  17. phaduman

    Extend Warranty or not

    I have a AP1.0 (Sep 2016 build) MS75D, currently at 46K miles. I had already paid the 4yr extended warranty a while ago for $4.2K. Q I have is, should I cancel the contract pre-50K and get the full refund (& pay for repair as needed)? I MIGHT keep the car, Or, might sell it (to get a MX...
  18. phaduman

    Great September Delivery Push

    RWD Red M3 with EAP. Day1 reservation holder and MS owner. Bay area! * Ordered July 1st and requested delivery in October. * got call from Tesla mid Sept (a few days ago) if I could buy in Sept. agreed and switched color to blue. * delivery 9/21 at Fremont Factory. * got VIN tonight, 76xxx. (is...
  19. phaduman

    Why July 1st for the free internet connectivity cutoff?

    If you have the premium package and EAP but no premium connectivity, how will car make traffic-aware navigation (auto lane change, future feature never the less but included with EAP/FSD)?
  20. phaduman

    Ideal Aftermarket Audio System for Model S

    BTW, I need to re-state my experiences. Since upgrade a month or so ago, I am now able to hear much better quality (including more base) for some audio tracks - not all. I think streaming services have dynamic quality changes based on time, place etc so some audio get downloaded with lower...
  21. phaduman

    3 motorcycles visual

    Yes. But this is AP1.0, so has this since I bought the car almost 2yrs ago
  22. phaduman

    3 motorcycles visual

    pretty cool!
  23. phaduman

    2012 Tesla S Body Upgrade to Facelift Style. New Project Process...

    wow - great thread and - unbelievable job! congrats and enjoy your Tesla!
  24. phaduman

    What is it with all these rear-end accidents? Here's my footage.

    Sorry to hear about the damage - you must have been furious. The curse of tesla - repair durations..hopefully you can drive around until all your parts have arrived! Here was mine. Thankfully, his bumper hit mine and paint protection (suntek) took all the scratch out except for two license...
  25. phaduman

    Vibration In Steering Wheel

    awesome - thanks for sharing.
  26. phaduman

    Vibration In Steering Wheel

    Thanks for that. Any idea/pic of what this part is?
  27. phaduman

    P85 running 200 miles daily!

    + tire pressure at recommended level (45PSI for standard tires - not sure for Ps). + Perhaps a bad suggestion, but going from 21in wheels to 19in should give better range (5% I believe?). Warning: P-owners will hate this suggestion.
  28. phaduman

    P85 running 200 miles daily!

    congrats. What is the rated range you see on the dash? I get better consumption on stop & go traffic, than on high speed commute. Be easy on the go pedal on your P and it should help you increase range.
  29. phaduman

    Heart vs Head (S vs 3)

    The standard audio in my S is quite ordinary. When I sat and drove in the Model3, the premium audio was - wow!! I have since upgraded my standard speakers with BA Audio’s speakers and they have improved - but still not like the Model3 premium audio. The S is so strikingly beautiful - I am...
  30. phaduman

    MB Sales guy's anti-Tesla sales pitch

    I read an article a couple of months ago from Porsche exec introducing their mission-E to their fans Porsche looks serious with Mission-E, and so they are paying extra attention to their die hard followers to convince them this is the future - taking extra care not to bash the ICE cars. This...
  31. phaduman

    MB Sales guy's anti-Tesla sales pitch

    So this guy calls me to talk about our B-class EV's lease ending and trying to replace with another MB. They don't have pure EVs anymore, so C350-hybrid is the only option. With driver assistance package, it is at $56K before taxes. So to have fun, I said we are also looking at Model3 which...
  32. phaduman

    25,000 mile/2yr service report

    two important tasks done during 25K mile service: 1. brake fluid flush 2. A/C desiccant filter replacement Not sure remaining items together with above is worth $725, but if you want Tesla to remember your car and label it as well maintained - this is prob worth it. I have done brake fluid...
  33. phaduman

    25,000 mile/2yr service report

    it was done and stated in my list...
  34. phaduman

    25,000 mile/2yr service report

    Just FYI that I paid the $725 for the 2yr/25K (I had 26K miles, and at 19months, 5months before 2yr anniversary) service. Yea, there will be both sides to the story - shouldn't have done it, Tesla charging a lot etc etc. But this is the only option in town to have the piece of mind I want, to...
  35. phaduman

    Safe SF Parking?

    Agree Valet is safer. Any covered paid parking is better than street-side. Remove the parcel shelf - if they see nothing, they smash nothing.
  36. phaduman

    Dual engine shut down on freeway. Anyone else?

    In case someone knows it, one way to capture logs is to use the voice command and say "bug report" - car does an explicit capture of all logs. helpful when you see something strange in the car dashboard etc - will be helpful when you call back SC or tesla support.
  37. phaduman

    Another death in a Tesla (Castro Valley, CA)

    or it could simply be a deer hit or avoiding a car from other side that might be off-lane...you never know. We all jump into conclusions so quickly (or ready to push the "stupid" button). Feel really sad for him and his family - let Tesla/others get some data first. This (& the Mt. View crash)...
  38. phaduman

    Vibration In Steering Wheel

    My problems are completely gone now. Here is the full journey: 1. Right after delivery, I had vibrations at certain speeds. They changed one wheel rim. 2. Vibrations were still present at higher speeds. They inserted foam in lower front fascia are (wind getting through bumper area causing...
  39. phaduman

    Dual Fatality Model S Crash/Fire: Fort Lauderdale, FL May 8, 2018

    Very sad to hear this - heartbreaking. This is a 30mph road - how fast can they be going? even if double - say 60mph, in one of the safest cars in the world - not able to get out of it alive - is really sad to hear, and scary to think of what-if-I-was-in-there scenarios. I would hope Tesla...
  40. phaduman

    Ideal Aftermarket Audio System for Model S

    alright, reporting back here after my install this morning. My initial response was - well - I don't feel a difference :-(. Yes, these are heavier speakers, bigger magnets etc. but I think the base amp is the problem - it is weak and not driving this speaker any better than it did the standard...
  41. phaduman

    Arachnids for sale

    Sold! Thank you all for your interest. Sold to one of our TMC members here in TMC. Cheers! I will update later how long it took for Tesla to do the delivery/install. Submitted the referral submission today (4/21, Saturday).
  42. phaduman

    Tesla Referral Program

    Interestedin Interesting that this referral period ends July 15 (2.5months). What's up with that? New MS design would come with a new referral program? hhmmmmm
  43. phaduman

    Yet another yearly service pro/con thread

    I would do 1, 2, and 4yr/mile-limit services. 1yr for drive unit fluids 2yr yr for brake fluid + AC filter 4yr for brake fluid + AC filter + battery coolant. I think 3yr service can simply be addressed (multi-point inspection) if you are bringing your car for other services. Do the above and...
  44. phaduman

    Model S refresh "MI03"

    Can't agree with you more. We see it every day in our garage/parking, so we might get a bit used to it. But just today, parking it at hte coffee shop this morning and looking at it through the glass while inside, I couldn't stop but admire the beautify of our car (have the white car as well -...
  45. phaduman

    Ideal Aftermarket Audio System for Model S

    Just ordered the 4-door speaker upgrade kit from BA Design Works. To arrive in 1-2 weeks and will see how it does. I have the standard audio package on my Sep-16 built MS75D. I am sure it would be better than what I have :). Thank you to all for posting your choices & experiences - very helpful!
  46. phaduman

    Arachnids for sale

    bump. MS 21in silver Arachnids are still to be ordered - so I can request to be shipped to your closest SC. If they are nice, they can even install them on your car. The referral package includes staggered wheels, tires, TPMS sensors. Let me know if you are in local san francisco bay area -...
  47. phaduman

    Seatbelt warnings

    I have a Sept 2016 build MS75D/AP1. Never seen the rear seat belt warning....
  48. phaduman

    Yup! Better touchscreen and browser is here!

    slightly off topic, sorry for that OP. How much at Tesla SC to get the 4 tires purchased/mounted/installed/balanced?
  49. phaduman

    My MS's fan was ON for 2-days

    it was locked and for the first 4 days of our vacation, car was completely quiet. I could trace back and hear the sounds start on April 5th - after what looked like a start of charging (to top off). I had the battery set to 50% charge (during the vacation days).
  50. phaduman

    My MS's fan was ON for 2-days

    car was garaged and temp remained between 55-65 (northern california mild weather). I have the cabin overheat protection OFF. And, the noise was from front of the car - I am assuming the fan was for cooling the battery coolants (which is somehow tied to the AC too)?

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