Terrible. Driving an unreliable car is a real strain on your mental well-being. I think, until they find out the root cause, you'll feel unsure. If it's something small, that caused a cascade of issues, like a bad 12V, then I would be okay with it, once it was ID'd and fixed. If they never truly ID the problem, then I'd want to get rid of the car. The rear inverter should be a plug and play type of fix, so replacing one shouldn't affect future reliability.They’re still working on my car and upon asking what went wrong they don’t have an answer yet and tell me that the engineers are still working on it and that they are waiting on approval to replace the rear inverter (I’m guessing that’s the rear drive unit?) it’s almost been a week and they still don’t have an answer as to what went wrong and the service team just gives me super vague answers.
I have mixed opinions on how I should feel with this car moving forward. I want to request for another car but it doesn’t look like they’d care or do that. Atleast request free supercharging miles as a compensation? What do you guys think?
I did get a loaner Model S in the time being but I like my model 3 way better than this 2017 75D Model S.
I’ve lost all my trust from Tesla. Every time I park my car somewhere and put it in drive after I’m always scared now if it will even start back up and take me home safely and I try to stay as close to home as possible. I really hope this anxiety goes away soon but it sucks having that constant fear all the time that the car might not go into drive again and I’ll just be stranded in the middle of no where. Just feels super unreliable.
Thank you for all you guys’ support though. I hope I’m able to trust these cars again.
I had a 2016 Chevy Volt, and on the Volt forums there was a rash of Shift-to-park errors, which inevitably occurred on interstates. Very scary for the driver. It seemed like it happened so often that it felt like a ticking time bomb, enough so, that it helped me decide to get the Tesla. I couldn't afford to drive an unreliable car.
So far, I've owned my Model 3 for 2 and ¼ years, and I've yet to have any Tesla service. In fact, I've never talked to anyone from Tesla, since my vehicle was home delivered and my delivery agent only emailed me. Hopefully, yours will be fixed and it'll be something that gives you enough confidence that the car will be just like new.