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Clear things up. New drive unit = uncorking?

Buddy

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Jul 3, 2016
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Riverside County
My september 2016 Model S 75 is ineligible for uncorking.

Today my vehicle was in for an error message and Tesla is replacing my drive unit.

Tesla told me the uncorking requires a certain battery pack and firmare so i will still be ineligible.

What threads clarify/back this up? Cant find the old threads that arent mostly speculation
 

Derek Kessler

Active Member
Apr 15, 2016
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Cincinnati
The uncorking hardware upgrade is in the form of replacement contacts on the battery pack. It's small hardware change. It's not been confirmed, but I suspect that improved longevity and thus reduced warranty costs of the new iconel contacts was the primary drive behind the uncorking program; getting quicker acceleration was merely a bonus.
 

Bebop

Active Member
Jun 25, 2017
1,193
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Midwest
My september 2016 Model S 75 is ineligible for uncorking.

Today my vehicle was in for an error message and Tesla is replacing my drive unit.

Tesla told me the uncorking requires a certain battery pack and firmare so i will still be ineligible.

What threads clarify/back this up? Cant find the old threads that arent mostly speculation

What is your 0-60? After July, the new order page started to show 4.3-.2 for the 75D cars. Since yours is a September built car, it should already be “uncorked”.
 

Buddy

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Jul 3, 2016
661
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Riverside County
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Ill steal my thread and add the repair sheet.
The tech told me i had water and coolant leak into my Drive Unit through the rubber seals.

He said there are 3 ways water can get into the drive unit which will cause it to fail and that it happens occasionaly on our cars.
 

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