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4 Years and 50,000 Miles Ownership Update

smsprague

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Mar 3, 2014
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Prescott, AZ
4 years of ownership and 50,000 miles and still loving my Tesla. I would buy it again despite the issues below.

The Scottsdale, AZ and Tucson, AZ service centers have always been speculator.

Facts:
  • 2014 Model S 85 RWD with coil suspension
  • 46 months of ownership and 50,000 miles
  • Initial full charge 262 miles - current full charge 250 miles
  • 338 Wh/mi lifetime average
  • Tires last about 25,000 miles
Services performed:
  • 25,000 mile service $725
  • 50,000 mile service $850

Issues not covered under warranty and not fixed:
  • Driver side B Pillar wear - fabric shows extreme wear - normal wear and tear not covered under warranty
  • Rear hatch auto close button chipped - normal wear and tear not covered under warranty
Warranty Items fixed:

Master Charger

Milage - 1,195

Replaced - max charge is only 30 amp on AC Power

Master Charger

Mileage - 5,586

Replaced - max charge is only 30 amp on AC Power

Condensation and bugs in Hatch Tail lights

Milage - 28,460

Replaced both tail lights

Battery coolant heater

Milage - 39,410

Proactive replacement with drive uint

Charge port door

Milage - 39,410

Proactive replacement with drive uint

Drive Unit

Milage - 39,410

Replaced to fix load whining noise

12V Battery

Milage - 49,262

Replaced after warning message

Passenger Vanity Mirror

Milage - 49,262

Replaced entire assembly because mirror broke off - normal wear and tear (non warranty) but replaced as goodwill

Window Regulators - All windows

Milage - 49,262

Replaced all 4 window regulators because will not auto roll up after being rolled down

Lower fore links

Milage - 49,262

Proactive replacement of LH & RH front suspension lower fore links at 50,000 mile service

Vacuum Brake booster

Milage - 49,262

Replaced Vacuum brake booster assembly because of load noise when shifting into drive

Door Handle

Mileage - 49,262

Replaced passenger driver side door handle. Presents and retracts but will not open from outside.
 

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