March 2019 build SR+ received in early April. Fit and finish were irreproachable. 3 significant factory defects, none of which has affected drivability; 1 of 3 corrected so far after 7 months, 8,000 km. 1 service center and 3 mobile service visits so far.
Main screen came up black 50% of time: fixed, screen replaced. One bluetooth antenna replaced at same time because it lost track of my phone when I walked from the driver's door to the trunk.
No WiFi connectivity: not fixed. Antenna replaced, antenna cable replaced after 4 month wait for part: still no WiFi. Computer to be replaced at next service center visit. Thankfully, I'm still getting all the streaming stuff over LTE.
Rattling in suspension at slow speed over small abrupt bumps or bad pavement. Sounds like a 15-year old pickup with shot ball joints. Superlative on the bigger hits. Not a highway issue, local roads primarily, but I live on one, so the rattling is the first and last thing I hear every time I use the car. Diagnosed as shock damage from transport. Stabilizer bar links replaced by mobile service as tentative inexpensive fix in case diagnosis was incorrect. I don't know if that fixed it. We had a bad snowstorm that covered all the smaller road imperfections, the plow levelled the snow into a nice smooth surface which froze when the temperature dropped to -20C (-4F). Should thaw next week. On that subject...
Yeah, the door handles and windows and wipers freeze, but it's not really much worse than any other car in that respect, and I am getting quite talented at karate chopping the door handles in just the right place to crack the ice. I guess the worst aspect is the glass not going down when the door opens, but my driver's door opens with the glass fully raised, and closes again. Besides, with the app, 10 minutes of pre-heating usually frees things up.
Trying a supplier's suggestion to spray Prolab PL-100 lube on a cloth and wipe door seals. I'm also going to spray a little into the door handle and latch mechanisms. It is safe for rubber and plastic and stays liquid to -65 degrees C (-85 degrees F). He also suggested I use it as an anti-rust treatment, as it resists corrosion from both distilled and seawater, and is dielectric to 13kV, making it ideal for an EV.
PL-100 - Super multi-purpose penetrating lubricant - Prolab Technolub Inc.
I have no affiliation with this company other than using a couple of their products in my repair shop.
Tesla service is REALLY slow, but everybody is always so nice. Certainly not a perfect new car buying experience, but it is an awesome car, and all the benefits outweigh the faults, which will presumably be corrected soon.
I have a technical analyst who is following my case and pushes out updates as soon as they become available, so the lack of WiFi is not yet critical. Apart from that, nothing has broken or had to be replaced that was not already broken when I got the car.