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Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by wcfinvader, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. wcfinvader

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    Anyone have a clue what this means. Wife got this message after she dropped me off at work. I'm awaiting road service to call me back. The car will not charge now. Thankfully she made it home.
     
  2. wcfinvader

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    Road Service said it is a issue with the main battery. Failure results in Tesla using their logistics team to take car to nearest service center (Kansas City). They were unsure if we would get a loaner. I will find more out tomorrow.

    This would be the second battery Failure we've had since we adopted this car. First one resulted in them sending the battery to Freemont for a blown Fuse in the main battery pack. I'm hopeful it doesn't get sent there again.
     
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  3. Tam

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    Sorry to hear about battery issues second time. Hope there won't be a third time.
     
  4. wcfinvader

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    I got home and now after sitting over night it charged from 33 miles to 74 miles. I set the charge limit to 80% and to my surprise it starts charging and 10 minutes later is still charging. I called the Service Center and they are looking into it. The plan originally was for a Tesla Tech to drive up here and tow ours back down. They aren't expected to call back until the afternoon....right when I should be in deep sleep but I will update once I have more info.

    The alert is gone btw this morning.
     
  5. kort677

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    regardless of it appearing to be ok I would get this car into the service center immediately before you are out somewhere and it acts up again and stranding you.
     
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  6. wcfinvader

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    I recieved the call that they will bring us a loaner and at that time tow this one. They will be giving us a loaner pack and once again be sending ours to Fremont. I asked about a quote on a 100 kwh upgrade. He said he doesn't think its possible but he will check in on it. They remotely diagnosed it and saw that some cells have a lower charge than other cells. It charged to 80% today. He said not to drive in despite it not showing any alerts to us visually. He said that it could fail severely and leave me stranded. I'm hopeful we can just get the battery upgrade we were wanting but time will tell.
     
  7. Galve2000

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    I would count my blessings!! It's nice of them to give u a loaner car...

    If u can get them to swing a 100D upgrade that will be even more impressive.

    Can't wait to hear how this turns out!!
     
  8. wcfinvader

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    My request for a 100 kWh pack upgrade was rejected. They were supposed to put a loaner pack in yesterday and when they did they discovered a fault in the loaner pack so now we have to wait till they get another one from California which they expect to get next week. They are allowing us keep the loaner vehicle till then.

    As a side note does Tesla do inspections and maintenance on their loaner? The one we have is a P85 and it has a very loud drive unit, the back speakers don't work, and it's in need of an alignment. I talked to the ranger and he told me to put that info in the comments section of the survey we will get once we have our car back.

    I will post another update when I know more but it could be a month or two before we have our original pack back.
     
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    I've found both times I test drove, the loaners were in rough shape compared to my Tesla — pronounced wind noise, sometimes a speaker is broken or emitting noise, etc. I try to let them know, but yeah, it sure seems like it happens at least sometimes.
     
  10. Naonak

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    Wow, I had this same thing happen to me (here in KC) on my 2012 two weeks ago. I took my car in to the SC here and they gave me a loaner pack and said it would be a few months before I get my pack back... so I'm (well, my wife) is driving around on the loaner pack now.

    The good news is, it looks like I will be getting an E back pack! At least according to the paperwork.
     
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  11. wcfinvader

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    E pack? Any major revisions? I'm unsure what pack version we even had. Was yours new then?
     
  12. apacheguy

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    You had a D based on delivery date. E packs are basically redesigned D packs to work in dual motor cars, but they work for single motors as well.
     
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    The 7 digit of your VIN code is your Battery type (E or D).
     
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    Having gone through a failing/replacement pack myself just a bit ago I'll be interested in how this works out for you....

    As an aside, I also got a replacement drive unit, and while the bearing whine is now gone, the backlash in my replacement is more pronounced....
     
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    If the 7th letter in my VIN is an "E" (5YJSA1E) but my battery sticker part # is 1086755-00-D
    What battery revision DO I have?
     
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    I don't think that is true, that used to represent the battery size, but once Tesla went to software locked batteries they just made that digit an E for Electric on all cars. (At least that is my understanding, so an E means something different on old cars than it does on new cars.)
     
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    The piece of information which may have some potential value is the model of the battery indicated by the last letter trailing the part number. In your case you have the “D” battery pack. (Have you got a new Battery Pack ?)
     
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    For all models, effective 1 August 2015:
    E = Electric
     
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    Is an H pack better than a D pack in terms of supercharging speeds?
     
  20. Electric700

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    Some people balance their batteries one or two times yearly by charging to 100%, and then driving within a few minutes after the charging session completes. You may want to try that, although there are others here who say this should never be needed. Even though I agree with them, I still balance my battery once a year just in case.
     

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