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  1. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Yeah, could be. It's weird that the bodyshop got the same part wrong, twice...
  2. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    All good, thank you! Hoping to get back behind the wheel of the M3 (and contributing again to this forum) before hell freezes over. ;-)
  3. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Good point. I was thinking of seeing if anything comes of some generic emails to Tesla (I know, I won't hold my breath) and then getting onto the insurance/lease company. As you say, it's costing them hugely, even if they are (presumably) going wallop the other driver's insurance company for the...
  4. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    More on the Merc a couple of posts back. I still stand by what I said, though now the boot has taken to opening by itself randomly when parked. Grrr. The (auto) headlights are superb, though!
  5. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    I've ducked out of the forum for a bit but thought I'd return with an update. Our M3 is still in the bodyshop in Rugby, and the fault is entirely Tesla's. Given that the crash occurred almost five months ago now, it's rather putting us off ever leasing another one (though, my goodness, you use...
  6. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Quick update: I spoke to someone at the bodyshop today, having not heard anything from the insurance company (apparently he'd been sending regular updates to them on the assumption they'd be passed on). Though his first words were, "Tesla are an absolute nightmare! Their customer service is the...
  7. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Two random things to add (EQA mini review to come!). Firstly, something I forgot to observe about (the aftermath of the) crash itself. Some daft petrolhead who passed by our stranded M3 - while the police officer was there! - found the time to slow, wind down his window and shout out "Ha ha...
  8. DigbyChicken

    High pitched beep on unlocking

    It's spreading (to other cars). The replacement Mercedes EQA we've got (while the M3 is being fixed) did this today...! Don't think there'll be a software update to sort it. 😉
  9. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Here we go. I've blurred the other vehicle's numberplate. This is the front camera just before and after the crash. There's also footage of us approaching the red light and stopping - sadly the temporary lights aren't in shot for *this* sequence, so their status has to be inferred by our...
  10. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    I'll try to get one or two coherent thoughts down over the next few days. I've driven it now around town and to family c.100 miles away, so am learning more about what it does and doesn't do, etc.
  11. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Thanks for the info! Hope you get everything sorted soon. :)
  12. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Thank you. It is a terrible, terrible roundabout. And we were actually trying to do something quite simple on it...! I'm not in the right part of the world anyway, but I think I'll be giving that supercharger a miss in the future. ;) I wish we'd gone to Rugby instead...
  13. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    You're right about the dashcam footage (and the mental impact!). I feel almost vulnerable now driving around in the temporary Mercedes with its absolute lack of cameras and I'm not sure I'd consider anything in the future that didn't have a Tesla-like 'dashcam'. We were quite some distance...
  14. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Interesting. I think, because of where we crashed, the traffic cop would have insisted that we got recovered to the compound first, but it's a good point. Thankfully it's all being dealt with by the lease company's insurance company, rather than our own insurance, though, as with your case...
  15. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Thank you, As it's all being dealt with by the lease company and the lease company insurance company, we've had no contact with anyone since the car arrived at the bodyshop in Rugby (in fact, I only know it arrived because they kept setting the alarm off). I've also just turned off sentry as it...
  16. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    Thank you. :-) If everyone thinks it's OK/it doesn't break forum rules (I may have to obscure the numberplate of the BMW...?), I'm happy to post the main front camera video at some point over the next day or so.
  17. DigbyChicken

    Our Tesla Crash

    So. A fortnight ago our Tesla was involved in an RTA. Or, I like to think, had an RTA inflicted upon it. (There’s a more detailed description of what happened below.) My wife and I were returning from a festival and were hit by a BMW X3. We’re (physically) fine – our Model 3, not so much, but...
  18. DigbyChicken

    Returning a Lease car

    Don't have any answers but would be interested in hearing the thoughts of others and your own experiences - even though we're almost two years away from return. (We have no major damage but the alloys are absolutely bollocksed.) Good luck!
  19. DigbyChicken

    20” Induction disaster

    Apologies if it's buried somewhere up in the thread - I have looked, but might have missed it - but could you give a few more details on this cover...? Almost certainly too late for me - I've grazed all four alloys and, before someone comments sagely, yes, I do know the width of the car 😉 - and...
  20. DigbyChicken

    20” Induction disaster

    I'd love to hear how those of you with insurance get on. As you'll see from my post here - SMART (minor scratch and rents) Insurance - I bought insurance for £400 (three years) thinking it would cover the alloys and minor paint issues. When I finally got around to making a claim, I discovered...
  21. DigbyChicken

    SMART (minor scratch and rents) Insurance

    Resurrecting an oldish thread just to update people on the scratch/dent insurance offered by Revive! In a nutshell, like most insurance policies, it's not worth the paper it's written on. First off, caveat emptor. The policy does not cover alloy scratches. That's entirely on me. Secondly...
  22. DigbyChicken

    Recommendations for UK superchargers with best play facilities for children?

    Agreed, though not just for this reason. Best services in southern England. 😁
  23. DigbyChicken

    What interior temp is your app reporting today?

    I've taken to covering the glass roof with a thin cotton bedsheet (vent windows; carefully position the sheet and push the edges inside the car with plenty of slack; close windows again, which will hold the bedsheet in place). Doesn't seem to do the door frames or glass any harm but has a huge...
  24. DigbyChicken

    Wiki Restricted UK Supercharger sites - parking restrictions / registering / pay to park etc

    It's a bit of a weird one, is Heathrow Hilton/terminal 5... The good lady doctor went there a few months back, had a drink in the bar, got the parking ticket validated for free (no mention of time limit) - and then the barrier lifted automatically anyway. I've just been there: bar seemed shut...
  25. DigbyChicken

    2 EV Household - what else you got?

    Our other EV is a 1.5 gen UK-built Nissan Leaf, which we purchased outright at the end of the PCP a few years back (see signature). When we started leasing the M3 we gifted a 2005 C-class Merc to our daughters, who are going to drive it into the ground (hopefully not quite literally) before...
  26. DigbyChicken

    High pitched beep on unlocking

    Had this myself for the first time recently. The car unlocked and I immediately opened the door and the alarm went off very, very briefly (much less than a second). I was in more of a hurry than usual as had parked with the driver door on the road side and there was a car coming and I wanted to...
  27. DigbyChicken

    Average Wh/mi since owning?

    Snap! (Near as dammit.) 287 Wh/mi on a LR (12,200 miles since we got it in late June 21 - I've got a reasonably hefty commute two days a week). Also used to drive a BMW (and an old Porsche 944, come to that), but I'm a sensible middle-aged, non-hooligan now, honest, officer.
  28. DigbyChicken

    [UK] 2022.8.x

    Sadly 2022.8.3 didn't fix the boot double beep/stopping partway up problem (though perhaps it's made it less frequent). Our M3 updated a few days back and I finally got to try the boot a few times today. I guess I should log the issue in case the strut is genuinely is failing...?
  29. DigbyChicken

    scratch repair

    Company policy (some individuals working for the franchise may, but they're not supposed to) - I don't know if anyone's been told why, although they deny it's because Teslas are EVs. So I assume it's concerns regarding the (older) paint?
  30. DigbyChicken

    scratch repair

    Another thumbs-up for Revive. A search might reveal my experience and even a few photos. :)
  31. DigbyChicken

    Tyre pressures ?

    The Tessie app - don't know about the others - recently added a feature where you can check the tyre pressures (specifically the last logged reading while driving) from the comfort of your home. Which was nice.
  32. DigbyChicken

    Static shock

    Never been zapped by the M3, but the Leaf? Every single time I get out of the bloody thing.
  33. DigbyChicken

    Soft Closing Trunk No Longer Soft

    Others have said on this forum that while the double beep is generally a sign of the powered strut failing, it's been happening a lot since the 2022.8.2 update (the hope is that 8.3 fixes this; can't anyone confirm?). I've been getting double beeps a lot recently - probably over 75% of the time...
  34. DigbyChicken

    [UK] 2022.8.x

    Me too; twice in 48 hours. Warning beep then stops far too soon?
  35. DigbyChicken

    How do you listen to music in your Tesla?

    As a 54-year-old bloke who writes about music and very occasionally DJs, I have to say that's a very reductive view of playlists. (I'm not getting into the argument about how Spotify plays albums.)
  36. DigbyChicken

    Random frunk/froot/bonnet opening = alarm going off = lessons learned

    Mind you, warmer weather means even more flies on the windscreen... (Glad I'm not the only one that often tops up while supercharging. Shame I didn't earlier in the week or it might have saved me a bit of aggro down the line!)
  37. DigbyChicken

    Random frunk/froot/bonnet opening = alarm going off = lessons learned

    I've done over 11,000 miles in under 9 months. Or maybe I'm just trigger-happy with the screenwash. ;)
  38. DigbyChicken

    Random frunk/froot/bonnet opening = alarm going off = lessons learned

    That's where the screenwash will live from now on. (I often keep my (muddy) walking boots in the frunk but luckily they were indoors at the time of the, er, incident.)
  39. DigbyChicken

    Random frunk/froot/bonnet opening = alarm going off = lessons learned

    Last night, we were just heading to bed when the M3's alarm went off suddenly. Glancing at the app, it was clear that the bonnet had popped open of its own volition, and obviously releasing that catch is enough to trigger the alarm. I went out, closed the bonnet, thought, 'That's odd, hope it...
  40. DigbyChicken

    Protecting Drivers internal B pillar

    I'm almost 6' 2" and am almost relieved that I'm not the only one doing this...
  41. DigbyChicken

    Protecting Drivers internal B pillar

    That's a good trick (especially on a leased car), Mr H - too late for me, as I keep catching the plastic getting into the car if I have a pen in my pocket...
  42. DigbyChicken

    What posters did you have on your wall as a "teenager"?

    Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux. I only got into cars when I got married and had an almost immediate (and rather early) midlife crisis. ;)
  43. DigbyChicken

    Highlight your charge cable

    All credit to @Dasher above! I lack the lateral thinking to have solved the issue. ;) The 3M sticky pads lasted about 30 seconds in Storm Eunice but I'm sure would stick to the Model 3's paintwork perfectly. o_O🤪
  44. DigbyChicken

    Highlight your charge cable

    No California-bashing intended, and apologies for the missing ;) ;) ;) s. Some of my favourite human beings come from California. However the fact remains, as I said, that all Nissan Leafs (they reached the market, what, 18 months before the Model S?) have illuminated charge ports.
  45. DigbyChicken

    Highlight your charge cable

    Bit late responding, but thanks for this thoroughly sensible suggestion. We were having to use phones as torchlights when we got home in the dark (we park in front of our garage and the illumination from the security light doesn't reach the charge port side). It's weird because even the Nissan...
  46. DigbyChicken

    Model 3 Leasing UK

    Did I dream it, or did someone - possibly on another thread - ask about how much it might cost to end your lease/salary sacrifice deal early? (I can't now find it and was too busy to comment at the time. Apologies.) We're with NHS/Knowles and the figures we were quoted last summer (at that point...
  47. DigbyChicken

    SMART (minor scratch and rents) Insurance

    As mentioned some months back, we used Revive! for a single repair and subsequently bought their scratch and dent insurance. I specifically asked their underwriters to confirm a leased car would be covered, which they did. It was about £400 (split into three consecutive payments I think) for 3...
  48. DigbyChicken

    [UK]2022.4

    Just to be clear, I was on 2021.44.30.11. Bit odd, I think, as others seemed to have earlier iterations of 2022 first. Haven't sat in the car yet, but I assume everything's OK!
  49. DigbyChicken

    [UK]2022.4

    Finally upgraded this morning - straight to 4.5.3. No notification, but it was in the app (I was checking two or three times a day up to this point).
  50. DigbyChicken

    [UK]2022.4

    I'm stuck on 2021.44.30.11. Not sure what I've done to offend the gods of Tesla but I'm itching to try some version of 2022.

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