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Car Vibration Service Fee

Pianewman

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Oct 28, 2020
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You posted that you drove 10k miles on tire(s) that had a balance issue. You may very well have flat-spotted one or more tires, which effectively ruins them.

Have Discount Tire (or similar) evaluate tires/wheels. Ask them specifically to spin them PRIOR TO TAKING OFF any weights. This will tell you if they were properly balanced. (FYI, my OEM Atlas/Gemini 19", OEM ContiProContact, are SUPER smooth all the way to 110mph. )

IF it's a tire/wheel problem, proper balancing MIGHT fix the vibration...IF THE TIRE isn't already damaged from 10k miles of abuse. IF it's a bent suspension component, you'll have to follow that up with Tesla.
 
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Kee_Chain

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You posted that you drove 10k miles on tire(s) that had a balance issue. You may very well have flat-spotted one or more tires, which effectively ruins them.

Have Discount Tire (or similar) evaluate tires/wheels. Ask them specifically to spin them PRIOR TO TAKING OFF any weights. This will tell you if they were properly balanced. (FYI, my OEM Atlas/Gemini 19", OEM ContiProContact, are SUPER smooth all the way to 110mph. )

IF it's a tire/wheel problem, proper balancing MIGHT fix the vibration...IF THE TIRE isn't already damaged from 10k miles of abuse. IF it's a bent suspension component, you'll have to follow that up with Tesla.
Thank you for the reply, I think I am going to go ahead and take your advise, I will let discount tire troubleshoot first. Tesla SC did rebalance all my tires last week but did not tell me if they were unbalanced from the beginning.
 

jonathanjim

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Sep 16, 2021
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r. You most likely won't be charged anything but if you bring in the car with a damaged wheel that shows, for example, you hit a curb or damaged the tire, you may have to pay for the diagnostic fee.
This has been a day one problem I got the car, Tesla kept pushing a diagnostic fee, being how poor Tesla service is. They never mentioned to me that the fees would be waived if they found a problem. If this little detail was mentioned beforehand, I would have not waited 10k miles...
My MY has the same problem. This coming service appointment will be my 3rd time going there to fix a stupid vibration. The technician told me yesterday that it's not on the ticket.
 
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Pianewman

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Kee_Chain: Any update? I hope you're getting your issue solved. Few things are more annoying than tire/wheel vibration.

(FYI, now at 17k miles, OEM ContiProContacts on 19" Apollo wheels continue to impress me with smooth, vibration free service, all the way up to ...ahem...110mph.)
 
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