Is the recently filed class action in CA courts related to this issue?
Tesla accused of ignoring and covering up suspension defects in class action lawsuit - Roadshow
My wife's 2017 MS is at the SC waiting parts for a different, but maybe related issue, that dogbone shaped piece was crumpled by a minor curb hit.View attachment 611791
How are 2013-2014 not covered....? They have the same defective parts from my understanding and have also been having failures.
2016 Model S with 77K Miles...yes out of warranty ...just experienced this today at a local trailhead in Bay Area. After a long hike, returned to car, pulled car out of parking at an angle (slight slope, not flat), and as I was about to drive forward, the front right (passenger) wheel made sounds and felt like it was stuck. stopped, looked - didn't feel much different. Tried to drive again, major sound and resistance reappeared. Stopped (still in the parking zone - outside road). Called Tow truck. Here is a video of what the front wheel was like, when being slowly moved up to the tow truck. (watch the back and front motion of the wheel - quite scary!).
The last 3miles to get to this trailhead is nice paved hilly road (Black Rd, Los Gatos), 35mph speed limit. Didn't hit any rock or object as far as I could notice. To park on the left side of the road, I made a full turn to get from right to left of road (wide road allowed that). Parked normally and car felt great. Came back tired and cold, and was looking forward to getting back - but got this experience.
I am aware of the NHTSA investigation. If this is indeed related to that, I do hope Tesla acknowledges that this might be more widespread and take the necessary repair/recall steps for safety of all occupants (what if this had happened when I was on the freeway?). I had my whole family & our dog, in the car.
Tangentially related as to why I'm not a huge fan of aircraft aluminum used in high-torquing suspension links and joints:so my car got serviced.
Front suspension lower right AFT arm broke. Part $205. I asked them to replace the same one on the other side too. + labor + wheel alignment: $1003. And yes, the parts were 1041575-00-B, and 1041570-00-B.
I am going to continue to complain up the chain that at 4yrs old & 77K miles, and not hitting any potholes etc, I don't expect these parts to fail/snap like that. And will post into NHTSA's investigation, as well. View attachment 613342
All prices in AUD (Australian Dollar)
Car was purchased from Tesla inventory and I have Extended Warranty.
Tesla SC in Richmond VIC said this is "wear and tear" and will not repair under warranty.
- Pre-Owned Limited Warranty
- Begins Oct 29, 2018
- Begins at 27133 km
- Expires Oct 29, 2022
- Expires at 107133 km
Any thoughts on how to proceed with this?
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^^ this. My local Tesla group is on fire with pissed owners pissed off at Tesla service. Others are frustrated with the purchasing process after not getting call backs from Tesla. Nobody to call. No humans. Just robots like Musk.Close to selling and just going back to ICE. Customer service doesn't meet the price of the vehicle and brand of the company.