Hi, The following article says: 20 June 2014: Is Tesla Model S Really A Quality Green Car? - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha It refers to an older article as the source: 8 Oct 2012 Tesla Model S Service Contract: $600/Year, Or Warranty Voided The 2012 article on Greencarreports was written by David Noland. In the comments of that article some commentators say what Tesla is doing is illegal and Tesla wouldn't do that. But then Noland posts a few quotes from George Blankenship who was Vice President of Sales & Ownership Experience of Tesla at that time and until November 2013. The quote is not actually from a blog post. It is a from a forum message posted in this forum. Here is the link: Warranty/Servicing - official Tesla responses (incl GeorgeB) - Page 3 GeorgeB's forum title still shows "Tesla Motors VP, Sales & Ownership Experience" which should probably be updated now. In the comments of the 2012 article the Senior Editor John Voelcker says they have contacted Tesla for clarification but Tesla didn't respond. Therefore there is no reason to change the article. This whole thing looks like a mess. What is the latest situation? Do you have to do the annual servicing at a Tesla service center or Tesla certified mechanic to keep the warranty valid? Elon said you don't need to buy the $600 a year annual service for the warranty to remain valid but this could still mean you have to have the car serviced at a Tesla certified mechanic or the warranty will be void. Is that the case? Is that how it works with other car companies? Is there any official statement on this? I checked the PDF document for warranty but it doesn't mention or clarify the annual service issue one way or another. PDF file: http://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/blog_attachments/model_s_quick_guide_-_na_rev_d_for_web.pdf I think this is what Tesla should do: 1. Respond to David Noland from Greencarreports and clarify the issue. 2. Contact Seekingalpha and have them update their article. 3. Add information to the PDF document about warranty to make it clear whether annual inspection by Tesla service center or certified technician is needed or not needed for the warranty to remain valid. 4. Post a blog post to make things clear.