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1 year service?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by singleview, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. singleview

    singleview Member

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    So my Model S is a little over a year new. I think I should take it in for service. Couple of things in my mind:
    • I believe there was a recall notice that was non-urgent some months back
    • I had heard that some Model S vehicles may qualify for a performance boost update that needs to be done at the service center
    • My entertainment center seems to be buggier than before (e.g. some noise artifact); with me needing to hold down the two scroll buttons on the steering and re-booth the system more now than I've done before. The system also seems to reboot on its own every now and then.
    What do you guys recommend? Thanks!
     
  2. Xenius

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    I think the recall you're referring to is the parking brake, supposedly they can also fix this with a ranger, so you shouldn't HAVE to bring it in for this.

    I'd bring it in simply for the performance boost at least!

    I don't really run into issues with my center screen so can't explicitly speak to that.

    If I recall the first yearly service for me was a hair under $600.00. If you're not required to perform it because of lease you could potentially skip it. I did mine slightly early and will do the two year slightly late.
     
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  3. brkaus

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    First year service is mostly inspections, but now includes gearbox fluid change. I was planning on skipping, but now that they added the gearbox fluid change I'm going to go ahead and have it done.
     
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  4. Buster1

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    Can you go in and JUST get the gearbox fluid change, and just pay for that? A La Carte? $600 seems steep for wipers, tire rotation/checks, and the gearbox fluid change.
     
  5. singleview

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    I agree! I plan to call em up and schedule something... so I'll let you know what I learn!
     
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  6. brkaus

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    Comparing the S with the D pricing, I'd guess the drive unit fluid replacement is $75 each axle.

    Looks like I have 470 miles to decide if I pre-pay or just go with it annually (or as needed)

    Maintenance Plans

    A little concerning that I've hit 12k miles in 7 months.
     
  7. singleview

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    We just can't help it. When it's THAT much fun to ride, you ride it! Mine's over a year and I crossed the 15k mark. :);):cool:
     
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  8. TaoJones

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    So... 21,000 miles in 7.5 months would be bad? ;)
     
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  9. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    I work from home, or I’d be there too!
     
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  10. Xenius

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    23.5k miles, 15 months. Previous car was 2.5yrs old and sold with only 14k miles....yeah.
     

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