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  1. P

    Model S Plaid leaves me stranded; almost 30 days in service - No lemon law. What now?

    First, I wanted to just thank everyone in this community who has contributed to such an invaluable resource. I have learned so much and am grateful for the amount of time that you all have saved me. I genuinely mean this— so thank you! The following is my attempt to articulate my experience...
  2. P

    Model X Reliability

    Debates are raging about the accuracy of third-party assessments of the Model X's reliability. Please share your firsthand experience here. If you are not a current or prior Model X owner, please do not respond.
  3. G

    Best Year/Model to Buy Used Model S

    I'm coming from an M3, and so I'm used to buying used and heavily depreciated luxury cars, especially ones who are prone to possible expensive repairs; but can also be a dream to drive. I'm looking at getting into a Model S for sub $30k, and in doing my searching have seen a large variety of...
  4. piro

    Frozen MCU1 Tesla X, self switched on. Cannot go to work. Angry & sad.

    I own 2018 Model X, last month of MCU1 production. I live in Poland, Europe. I have various misbehaviours with MCU1, like screen freezing, no heating, black screen, of course, the browser is not working as promised (not working at all). I have asked for repair, but it is not enough broken (not...
  5. Petrocelli

    What percentage of Model 3s are "lemons"

    I would really like to get a Model 3 for my next car. Reading these forums, I read some horror stories about problems --- small and large -- with build quality and service. However, all these anecdotes can certainly be misleading because no one ever starts a thread: "Just checking in. No...
  6. F

    Reliability Survey of the 'Nose Cone Model S' (2012-2016)

    Hi everyone, I am Fabien and currently drive a 2020 VW E-UP (I live in France). It's a hell of a car but need something bigger and will use the E-UP as a second car. I drove a 2012 Model S last summer in California and it I have been obsessed with it every since. However, reading forums and...
  7. B

    New Model 3 died in midtown Manhattan during rush hour

    Two days ago, my new Model 3 died in the middle of a busy street in midtown Manhattan during rush hour, tying up traffic for 45 minutes. I took delivery of my Model 3 one month ago (6/19). After two weeks and 300 miles, got the "replace 12v battery soon" message. Tesla replaced the battery...
  8. M

    Questions regarding reliability

    I recently posted on the Tesla subreddit about being excited to buy my first Model 3 (LR AWD) to which I got a bunch of happy responses of course, but I also asked for maintenance and reliability information from owners who have had the car for 2+ years. I've gotten a lot of people mentioning...
  9. KAnder04

    Long term issues, reliability, concerns? Lease or finance?

    The lease on my current car runs out in May, and I’m seriously considering making the switch to EV and going with a Tesla. Probably going with the Model 3 Performance, but I’m curious if anyone that bought a Model 3 a few years ago has had any long-term issues, or heard of any other owners...
  10. KAnder04

    Long-term owners, any issues, problems selling the vehicle, etc?

    The lease on my current car runs out in May, and I’m seriously considering making the switch to EV and going with a Tesla. Probably going with the Model 3 Performance, but I posted this on this board because I’m curious if anyone that bought a Model S a few years ago (4+) has had any long-term...
  11. R

    Need feedback on Roadster for daily driver

    Hello Roadster owners and fans. I am ready to purchase either the roadster (1st choice) or a used Model S. I am looking for advice from the people that drive these awesome vehicles. My biggest concern: is the roadster going to be reliable for a daily driver? I am coming from a Leaf so range...
  12. E

    Thinking of cancelling Model X order after reading negative customer service reviews???

    I have a new Model X on order due for delivery to Heathrow Service Centre at the end of September. I tried to contact anyone from Tesla to enquire about wall chargers and just can’t reach anyone. Heathrow’s service centre phone just rings and rings, Bristol don’t phone back after leaving...
  13. T

    Question about Purchasing Extended Warranty

    Hey all, Hope you are all having a fine week. My Model S is coming close to the 50,000 miles mark and given that a myriad of things have broken down in the car in the past 3 years, purchasing an extended warranty for 2 or 4 years seems like the obvious thing to do. Therefore, related to that...
  14. K

    Used Long Term Suggestions

    Hi guys, long time Tesla fan and hopefully will be a Tesla Owner soon. My plan in to buy a used Model S somewhere in the neighborhood of $30k and I'm looking for suggestions about what to look for (feature wise, warranty wise) to maximize the possibility of having a fun, but reliable long term...
  15. mspohr

    Happy Birthday to my Model S

    Four years ago today I picked up my Model S at the factory in Fremont. Since then I have driven 73,000 miles and every single mile has been a joy. Absolutely every time I drive the car, even a short trip to the grocery, I smile and appreciate the smooth, quiet performance of the car as well as...
  16. StealthP3D

    Model 3 tops CR list of cars that bring most "Joy" to owners

    Finally, some Tesla news that actually fits with what I know about the Model 3: https://electrek.co/2019/02/01/tesla-model-3-tops-satisfaction-brings-joy/ And it was not done by sampling online auto forums, it was done with an actual survey of actual owners.
  17. A

    Would you still buy an X?

    Forum Members, I'm seeking some advice/recommendations. After ordering a inventory Model X and preparing to pick it up, I received a call cancelling the pickup the day before. After speaking with several representatives I found out the car was damaged and needed repairs. The problem I discovered...
  18. markn455

    MCU on Mid 2014 MS Replaced

    The MCU on my mid 2014 had to be replaced. It all started with the screen going black. The first couple of times a reboot resolved the issue. After about the 3rd time of this, the MCU would no longer reboot. No, AC, or control of anything. The app could not access the car either. The SC said...
  19. D

    How reliable is your Model S?

    Hi, I've never owned a Tesla before. I've been leasing BMWs for the past 10+ years and just recently, became interested in purchasing a used/CPO Tesla Model S. Before I even think about purchasing a Model S, I wanted to get some real feedback on the reliability of this car. So, to you MS...
  20. jpaz

    If not a Tesla, then what would you get?

    My wife is thinking about an EV. She wants something small for short trips around town. We are going to test drive anything and everything we can think of but frankly, don't want to get a second Tesla (only for budget reasons). Just throwing this out to see what others feel they might do. I...
  21. Tiger

    The winner is: Model X

    Related discussion: new model X actual reliability, if you live far from a service center Tesla exec responds to Model X owner's social media outcry for help
  22. M

    Have Model X's build quality and reliability issues improved over time?

    I'm in the market for a Model X. I read and watched (YT) numerous reports / reviews about the car, from owners, from the start of when the Model X was released, up to until recently. Quite a few of them mentioned things about the car's build quality. The latest one is from mid-June 2017 () -...
  23. Missile Toad

    Tesla Charger Network is Resilient

    I saw this post, where one of the Tesla owners had extremely bad luck at two Superchargers. Since I've been studying this issue for the last 6 months, I have a rough estimate of the probabilities that a SuperCharger site experiences problems on any given day. I have been daily checking/logging...
  24. Missile Toad

    0.005% likelihood of a surprise SuperCharger outage

    During January, I made daily observations using the dashboard Nav showing the U.S. contiguous states. These sites went down for the first time, during the month: Moosic, PA Gila Bend, AZ Birmingham, AL Milford, CT SB Supposedly, Tesla will not report any outages if they are beyond a 24 hour...
  25. DJ 240V

    Tesla on the least reliable cars list - owners agree?

    see the post from consumer reports ranking tesla at the bottom of the reliability list. Largely due to issues on Model x. Why Consumer Reports rips Tesla for lousy reliability
  26. mal_tsla

    Falcon Wing Doors Quality Poll (Everyone answer please!)

    This is my first post here. We have a X90D on order, so I've been reading up on the vehicle to feel more prepared. A common thread, especially lately, is the quality of the FWD doors. By quality, I mostly mean their reliability/functioning. Example problems: Do they open/close properly in the...
  27. C

    What are the best arguments you've heard NOT to get a Tesla S/X/(3) ?

    I'm not sure if this is the right branch here, but I keep wondering why people are still keep buying premium ICE cars. Do people seriously argue about not being able to drive ~400 miles in one tank on $80k~ cars? Do they really need to take their 650i on rock-chippy road trips? I have a slight...