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2022 Model S Plaid "gearbox fluid service"

Hi all, I have a 2022 Model S plaid and since getting delivered in June it's had countless issues. Some of these issues were expected due to Teslas less than decent build quality but recently I have had this issue and even the service center couldn't explain it to me. About a month ago I got a notification on the dash saying "gearbox fluid service recommended." I scheduled an appointment with my local service center and dropped the car off. The car was there for over a week and they told me that there was a "wiring harness" that had to be replaced and that everything was good now. I was not satisfied with their explanation but was sick of my car being there for and extended period of time so I took my car and left. 2 days ago on my way home I received the same message on the dash saying the car needs a gearbox fluid service and now I really don't know what to do. Wondering if anyone on here has had this issue before.
 

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DerbyDave

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You should get a service receipt that shows a wiring harness being replaced. Now that the message has reappeared, that obviously was not the solution. Hopefully the drive unit has sufficient lubrication. I feel pretty sure Tesla can determine if the gearbox is overheating, is really low on lubrication, or having a problem with lubrication.
 
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aerodyne

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Hi all, I have a 2022 Model S plaid and since getting delivered in June it's had countless issues. Some of these issues were expected due to Teslas less than decent build quality but recently I have had this issue and even the service center couldn't explain it to me. About a month ago I got a notification on the dash saying "gearbox fluid service recommended." I scheduled an appointment with my local service center and dropped the car off. The car was there for over a week and they told me that there was a "wiring harness" that had to be replaced and that everything was good now. I was not satisfied with their explanation but was sick of my car being there for and extended period of time so I took my car and left. 2 days ago on my way home I received the same message on the dash saying the car needs a gearbox fluid service and now I really don't know what to do. Wondering if anyone on here has had this issue before.
What to do...my thoughts:

Review the public service manual and EPC.

Print out pertinent parts.

Find another service center, demand a loaner.

And last, as always with SvC, hope for the best, expect the worst.
 

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