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2015 Model S P90D reports as P85D

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  1. Dameon

    Dameon Titanium P90DL

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    Moving along in my negotiations for a Tesla and have a strong candidate on the hook. When I run the VIN through Carfax, Autocheck and VehicleHistory, they all report it is a P85D rather than a P90D as shown on the rear fascia. Was there not a digit in the 2015 model year to indicate 85/90 designation? Did someone swap the emblem on the rear? This is a Tesla Certified Pre-Own (CPO) car so I ass-u-me they would have noticed this and corrected it.
     
  2. kev1n

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    why not ask Tesla themselves? they should have an answer for you
     
  3. Dameon

    Dameon Titanium P90DL

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    I prefer to ask rhetorical questions... or at least as close as I can get.
     
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    This is a really common problem for VIN decoders on the Model S. Digit 8 in the VIN is specified as "4 = Dual motor - performance" (source: ftp://ftp.nhtsa.dot.gov/mfrmail/ORG11229.pdf) so any P85D or P90D will have that "4".

    Anyone like Carfax, insurance companies, etc. doing VIN decoding will generally just list this as P85D by default. I don't think the VIN has a digit that can tell an 85 from a 90 (or a P90D from a P90DL).
     
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  5. Dameon

    Dameon Titanium P90DL

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    Thanks for the confirmation #PaulC.

    I wasn't sure if VIN digit 8 had/has more designators. I suspect Tesla should (will?) starting using more digits... 7 = P90D, 8 = P90DL, etc.
     

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