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  1. M

    UK Model X out-of-warranty issues

    I'm thinking of buying a late 2016/early 2017 Model X with ~50K miles but I'm slightly nervous about future repair costs. There seem to be quite a few stories online about the early vehicles which had front and rear door sensor/motors failures but most of them seem to have been repaired under...
  2. V

    Model Y car Accident, Need advice

    Hi All! I unfortunately got into a car accident in my MY Long Range. It broke my heart into pieces. The car was picked up mid November I have 9000 miles. I took it straight to my local shop where I've had work done on a bunch of my friends, and families cars. All came out great. I'm beginning to...
  3. michael_mke

    Repair Estimate Model 3

    Cry for me. My 6-month-old 2020 M3P with less than 4k miles was involved in a minor accident over the weekend. The bumper took the brunt of the damage but the hood is bent I think. It doesn't sit flush with the fenders anymore. The headlights are also slightly misaligned. Still in the process of...
  4. W

    How can I get Tesla to stage firmware for a DIY part swap?

    Hoping that someone here can help me figure out how to go about getting a firmware deployed and staged so I can replace the charge port on my 2013 P85. I have the new charge port assembly coming from eBay this Saturday and the swap seems pretty straightforward. My only problem is getting g the...
  5. apples

    Tesla Service Billing to swap to summer tires even when tires are already off the car

    Getting my brakes serviced after winter to keep corrosion in check as suggested by Tesla. Since the wheels need to be removed to access the brakes, I asked to have summer tires put on at same time (ready to go on wheels) instead of putting winters back on. It's a bit early for summer tires but I...
  6. EV Family

    Model X crash + an Inside Look at how Tesla’s Approved Body Shops Manage Repairs

    Recently was involved in a crash with our 2018 MX. We got a behind a scenes look of how Tesla’s approved body shops handle repairs, some of the common misconceptions about repair delays and also how you could avoid some of the headaches.
  7. C

    Getting Model Y serviced, a documentary, Episode 1 - Identifying Delivery Issues

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  8. ajbessinger

    New forum/sub-group for maintenance and repair?

    I've been looking around in the forums for any kind of section dedicated to performing maintenance and repairs to Teslas, but it appears the only thing that comes close are the threads for "techincal/mechanical issues". That's all fine and well, but in the case of the Model S version of said...
  9. Joshan

    Worst Super Charger in USA?

    After my recent road trip, I have to say Chattanooga. Pulled up with 9 miles remaining, on Christmas day in the middle of the night. There was not a single person around and the gate was down to the parking area and not opening or giving tickets. There was ZERO chance I was making any other...
  10. C

    Damaged by 10 days old Tesla Model 3

    Unfortunately, I damaged the rear quarter panel and possibly the back passenger door of my 10-days old Tesla Model 3. The car scraped against a pillar while I was parking into the garage. I feel terrible. It was late at night and was the first time I was doing the parking maneuver while not...
  11. Zeronet

    Model 3 2019 reviews

    Tesla Model 3 – 2 years experience I purchased a 2019 Tesla Model 3 with All Wheel Drive, Long Range Battery, and the Enhanced Autopilot in August of 2019. I sometimes read of Tesla problems, fixes, complaints, geeky tech stuff, and TSLA stock on the Tesla Motor Club weekly posts. I thought...
  12. J

    Road Rash Repair - NYC

    Does anyone in the NYC Metro area have a good road rash (rim scuff/scratches) specialist they can recommend? Preferably shops that have frequent Tesla Model 3 Performance rims serviced at (wind turbines). Open to all suggestions.
  13. willow_hiller

    Tesla now offers Energy service appointments via the app?

    Just spotted this post on Reddit, where a user found the Tesla app now can schedule service for energy products just like the vehicles: Just noticed Tesla app now has a service option under solar page, wasn’t there previously : teslamotors Sounds like a big step toward better customer service...
  14. W

    Tesla model 3 2020 mirror compatibility

    Hello, Recently my tesla model 3 driver side mirror is damaged..(heart broken). It is still functioning but the bottom is cracked and I would need to replace it. I found a couple of model 3 2019/2018 mirror for sale online, I wonder if it is compatible with 2020? Is there any way I can check...
  15. A

    Wind Noise at A-pillar FLAPPING Sound - Solved for now

    Hi everyone, VIN PLATE: Been on a noise hunt in the past week. My very first rattle from purchase 12/2019 was the VIN Plate rattle. Very easy to fix. Just stick a trim tool or a wedge thing and push it HARD down(i'd avoid a flat head screw driver because that'd probably crack the window. You...
  16. U

    Rear Ended. Best Options on Repair?

    I was just rear-ended in San Francisco in my 2019 Tesla Model 3 (trunk and rear bumper damage), and this is my first accident, so I'd appreciate any advice/help. Unfortunately, I only got the driver's license + insurance information from the driver and not the owner of the vehicle, so my...
  17. T

    Model X Door Handle Fell Off

    I parked my car in my garage and randomly the next day I noticed the FWD on the passenger side was missing and found it on the floor. Has anyone else had this happen? and how did the SC handle this?
  18. CMc1

    FML: Defroster ribbon sheared during tint

    Ughhhh. It is what it is. Defroster ribbon sheared during tint. Tinter thought the FM radio ribbons (up top) were for the defroster / defogger, so assumed down low was safe. Also 3rd brake light foam has been pushed/snapped causing light to bleed when brake light is on. Any UK solutions? Think...
  19. V

    Big Island Auto Body Shops - Kona

    Does anyone have any recommendations for auto body shops on Big Island, ideally on the Kona side (or even near Holualoa)? Would love to take my Model X to a shop that knows Teslas and does good work. Thanks so much.
  20. M

    Rocker panel repair advice

    I am super bummed this morning as I ran over a piece of metal trim in the HOV lane this morning. I managed to avoid hitting it on front driver tire, but it high the rear driver side causing deep gouge, dent to the rocker panel. My M3 is only 3 months old to make matters worse. Has anyone...
  21. Diamond Hills

    Vendor Diamond Hills Collision Center

    Diamond Hills Collision Center Tesla Approved Body Shop https://www.diamondhillscollision.com/ Who We Are: Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at our thread, everyone! We're excited to become a vendor on TMC and are looking forward to interacting with the community. We are Diamond...
  22. IslandRoadster

    How Many Roadsters are Left?

    So we know there were roughly 1500 sold in the U.S. and another 900 or so worldwide for a total of roughly 2400, plus or minus. But how many of them have been destroyed in accidents or otherwise? Medlock and Gruber keep buying wrecked ones for the parts and Tesla buys them for trade-ins and...
  23. firerock

    Taking 3 day old Model Y for repair, and $100 Uber credit per day!

    Received Model Y on Monday via their new contactless delivery. It was fairly painless, but issues with the car were found and the only thing I could do is to schedule a service appointment. With you guys suggestion, I used the mobile app to schedule an appointment on April 1st (not a...
  24. D

    Tesla 3D Atlas?

    If you've seen the body anatomy atlas you would know what I mean. Looking at Model 3 service repair manual you see all of these really nice 3D images of the car systems, inside-out. (see attached example) Tesla would actually benefit from having this information online. People will be able to...
  25. AutobahnEV

    Vendor Looking for a non-Tesla Shop to Install 10kW GEN1 Charger (ISO)

    Hello there, I need to find a shop who is willing to work on Tesla's that isn't a Tesla service center. Looking for a friend who lives in LA. Preferably near West LA, West Hollywood, Culver City etc. The job is to replace a master charger with a tested, working used unit. Does anyone have...
  26. T

    Side mirror won't hold adjustment

    The driver's side mirror on my Model 3 was replaced by a Tesla authorized repair center, after it was damaged when I was side-swiped by a pickup truck. Prior to repair, adjustments made to the mirror position held fine. Since the repair, the mirror gradually sags over about a 2 week period...
  27. P

    60mph rear ending of my TESLA model 3

    hi friends, yesterday i was just waiting (stopped) on the highway to exit onto a ramp, and this van hits me at i don't know... 40-60mph? you can see in the attached pic the damage the van suffered during the crash my car suffered some damage, maybe 6inches of dent in the back? (pretty big area...
  28. S

    Electrofied Garage Equivalent in Seattle Area?

    Hello Everyone, I'm considering the purchase of a branded title M3 and I want to get my logistics of supporting that vehicle in place prior to the purchase. (Damage was cosmetic, but nonetheless branded the title). I've obviously seen the YouTube videos from Rick Rebuilds and his business...
  29. O

    Corner paint is peeling on '19 M3

    Got my M3 in September 2019 and mostly work from home so I don't drive my car much. I got the front bumper wrapped PPF'ed and hand wash about 2xs/month so I consider myself aware of the car's condition. Just noticed the paint on the corner of my lower bumper is peeling. If you've ever had gel...
  30. M

    Bodyshop repairers in Sydney

    Help, any recs for tesla repairers in Sydney? Anyone had experience with the tesla approved ones Scientific repairs and Exclusive body werks?
  31. willow_hiller

    Fix for Model 3 Armrest Squeak?

    Just got my car back from the Service Center where they replaced my front USB ports, and now the armrest/center console squeaks when I open it. Rather than a ~1 hour drive back to the Service Center, I thought I would ask if anyone else has had this problem and found a DIY fix for it. Thanks!
  32. R

    Negotiate for repairs

    What's the best way to negotiate repair work on a Tesla (or in general)? I have a ding/scrape on the front of the car and probably need to replace the front part. I got two estimates for ~$2k, the two shops have quite different opinions on what to do and wildly different labor rates and number...
  33. J

    Costa Mesa Service Center SoCal Review

    SO DISAPPOINTED! Let me start off by saying I am a Tesla fan. I was one of the first to reserve a Model 3, I have Tesla Solar and a Powerwall, and I have accepted all the bugs and build quality issues of my Model 3 as long as Tesla is willing to fix them. Bringing my car into Tesla Service...
  34. G

    Someone got a temporary Model X?

    Hey there folks, I was just wondering if someone got a temporary Model X while your model 3 was in repair. The most common car that you get while your car is in repair is a model S (Older model S). Anyone? :) ~Gerben
  35. SheriffMoose

    What should I expect from the Tesla Service Center?

    First, apologies if this is the wrong location to post this - I didn't see a location specific to Tesla service. Alright! So I took delivery of my new Model 3 SR+ on December 15th of last year. As much as I love the car, I have noticed a number of fit and finish issues. Some of them are minor...
  36. R

    Choose my Tesla: Comparing True Cost of Ownership

    Looking for others opinions on depreciation. I see model S's now going just below the $30's. Thinking about a used and face lifted 2016 model S 75D vs a model 3 performance. Thinking about total cost of ownership over say 5 years, even with another update to the S I'm thinking it shouldn't...
  37. C

    Tesla Body Repair - Chicago Area

    Sadly my Model S was just hit in an accident last night! :-/ Does anyone have recommendations for Tesla body and maintenance repair shops in the Chicago suburbs area?
  38. H

    How to get Tesla's attention

    There seem to be a lot of threads on the club forums about really bad support from the Tesla service centers. Despite what sounds like a lot of people (including me) having a terrible time getting basic support from the Tesla service centers, this doesn't seem to be improving. Is Tesla not...
  39. W

    Collision Repair Options

    Last week my model S was hit in the left front bumper while it was charging. The other driver took the fault. My bumper, headlamp, corner lamp, fender, and other stuff were damaged. Luckily the other driver left a note with a Geico claim number. An adjuster came over the next day, and she...
  40. T

    Rim repair and repaint

    Good Morning, I'm mulling over getting my current rims cleaned up a bit from some curb rash. I'm wondering if anyone in the GTA has someone who they'd recommend. Part of it may be to also get them painted in a different shade. Any ideas as to the rough costs? TIA
  41. E

    What Does This Repair Item Mean?

    The symptom is the loss of voice commands while the car can still be used as the bluetooth connection to the phone. Parts Replaced or Added Part Quantity ASSY,AUTOPILOT.ECU,3.0, MSX-FUSED(1655000-70-G) 1.0 ECU 3.0, what is this? I was supposed to have a mobile service tech fix a problem...
  42. R

    Salvage Model 3 charging problems, how to get it repaired?

    I acquired a salvage model 3 that unfortunately seems to have some electrical/battery problems. It's indicating that it's unable to charge to 100% and BMS_a064_SW_SOC_IMBALANCE. It's also in reduced power mode. Any ideas on how and where i can get that repaired (I clearly can't do it)...
  43. G

    Are we getting duped by repair shop?

    My wife had some minor front-end cosmetic damage to her SR+ and punctured a small part of the front bumper. The damage was isolated and did not appear to hit or affect any of the sensors. While we were getting the insurance and repair process figured out, we drove the car normally for about a...
  44. Pkmmte

    Deep scratch and dents next to frunk. Cost to fix?

    So, while I rented my car on Turo this weekend, a large piece of debris fell (possibly from another car) on my Model 3 as he was driving it on the highway at night. I already filed a claim with Turo and said I would try to resolve it with the guest if possible. I can still have Turo involved...
  45. R

    Tesla Wont Start - Need help!

    hello, I bought a 2018 Model S off the auction. Car will not start, keeps saying Reducing Power and shutting down. Replaced the Pyro Fuse and still does the same thing. Any ideas of the the issue could be? Thank you.
  46. D

    "Not under warranty" - Charging port was replaced during accident and needs to be fixed!

    I had a quarter panel repair on the charging port side of my car. The charging port piece was replaced and installed as well. Since I've gotten it back, a "charging port fault' error has been occurring WHILE DRIVING randomly for a second, due to what I now know was an incorrect installation...
  47. H

    Tesla Customer Service is a Black Hole

    A sacrifice, when you own a Tesla, is that repair options are often limited to Tesla Service Centers only. "Not to worry" I was told; Tesla service is excellent... No. It isn't. I made it 8 months before needing a repair to my Model 3, but now I've broken a side view mirror. I was surprised...
  48. RedModel3

    Side mirror fix or replace?

    I've searched the forums and couldn't find an answer, so I'll ask. l had a small run-in with a tree (no smart a** remarks please) that forced my driver's side mirror backwards as well as left my car with a few small scrapes on the door. I got a couple of outrageously high estimates from the...
  49. C

    Model S P90D Damaged Salvage

    Hi all first post as this is the first Tesla I’ve bought. Just bought a P90D Model S last week and have started stripping it down when it arrived home yesterday (4/7/19). It has some front damage but fairly high up not affecting the front bumper reinforcement bar or chassis legs. Air bags...
  50. M

    Accident on Brand New Model 3

    My Model 3 that I just picked up 10 days ago was just in an accident. Some guy on the highway changed lanes right into my passenger side and caused damage to passenger door, fender, bumper, camera, side mirror, etc. Called the police (CHP) immediately and they came out and took a report. And of...

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