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Current Service Bulletins

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Alexander, May 4, 2014.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    Besides the new underbody, does anyone know of any other service bulletins? I'm taking my car in for its first inspection and want to make sure I get all the current service bulletins done. Are there any bulletins I shouldn't get done?
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    There was this during my service visit in March:

    Negative Camber in the Rear and Expensive Tires - Page 31

    Also, ask them if your 12V battery is okay. My original one, from Jan 2013, was from that older batch that wasn't particularly good. I had significant vampire losses as the car presumably woke up often to top the 12V up. Got it changed.
     
  3. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    Ok great! Ill have them check out the battery.
     
  4. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    From my experience, it seems like there are bulletins they apply automagically when you're in for any reason, bulletins they apply when in for service, things they check for and do if it looks like you need it, and things they only do if you're actually having the specific problem ("if it ain't broke, don't fix it"). Oh yeah, and random things they notice ("we noticed a minor creak in your A pillar, so we did XYZ"...I hadn't noticed anything, but okay, thanks, Tesla!). So far I've been happy with the results.

    I was in for a window issue some months back and in addition to fixing it, they did a whirlwind of TSBs on their own, including replacing the 12 volt because apparently mind was from a bad or questionable batch. So they're very proactive and clearly have a checklist of things to check up on, even when in for a specific purpose and not the inspection; for the inspection, I imagine the list is longer. So I don't feel the need to back-seat them UNLESS I have an issue--obviously, mention issues you have, in case there's something they can do about it. But they know their jobs, IME and IMHO. ;-)

    Anyway at my "inspection"...they didn't have much left to do, but they did the camber bolt thing gg mentioned, the armor plating (which I'd asked about), updated my front vents (I'd asked about it, explaining excess fogging up in cold weather), the A pillar creak I hadn't noticed, and a couple of minor things. Oh and a pano roof creak thing 'cuz I get a minor creak in hot weather for the first few miles; if you don't have any creaking, you don't need it, but I'm sure they check things out--they did a couple of other small tweaks to the pano NOT related to the creak, so again, they seem to have a checklist of things to look at (unsurprisingly).

    Like I said, they're very proactive. Hopefully your service experience is as good as mine. :)
     
  5. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    I hope its good too. My car has been perfect since I got it. I hope that doesn't change after my first inspection.
     
  6. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    Well, the inspection shouldn't hurt it, at least. :-D Good to hear it's been perfect; despite a couple of minor issues (nicely resolved), I round mine up to perfect.
     
  7. tliving

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    I was in the other day for a software thing and they did this just because they thought they should (I didn't notice or complain about it beforehand):

    Concern: Technician noted "clicking" coming from steering wheel. Please perform SB-13-32- 001 | Steering Notchy Feel or Clicking Sound.
    Corrections: Add Shim to Steering Mount Bolt and Retorque Subframe Bolts
    Performed SB-13-32-001 Steering Notchy Feel or Clicking Sound, installed shim and re torqued to 110ft lb.

    Didn't really notice anything before/after.
     
  8. ckessel

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    They'll have a list of things to apply and it'll depend on your VIN. Some are really simple stupid stuff, like I had to have a lock washer added to a bolt that in some cases was backing itself out slowly.
     
  9. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    I had this done and it fixed a very noticeable clicking for me (only noticeable when I was turning the wheel somewhat far, though).
     
  10. Velo1

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    At least with Tesla you do not have to have them stick a probe up your tail pipe - :redface:
     

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