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Drive unit failure/problem posts decreasing - reliability going up?

doctorwho

Active Member
Jan 3, 2014
1,134
485
Eurobin, Victoria. Australia
I just had a drive unit failure a few hours ago. Sudden total loss of power whilst driving slowly on a suburban street. After a few minutes, the warning stopped and the car was able to continue but the problem recurred after about 500 metres so I pulled over and Tesla organised a flat tow. Currently done 101,000km but this is the second motor, the first was replaced at 32,000km as a result of the milling noise.
 
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mongo

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May 3, 2017
13,030
39,163
Michigan
I just had a drive unit failure a few hours ago. Sudden total loss of power whilst driving slowly on a suburban street. After a few minutes, the warning stopped and the car was able to continue but the problem recurred after about 500 metres so I pulled over and Tesla organised a flat tow. Currently done 101,000km but this is the second motor, the first was replaced at 32,000km as a result of the milling noise.

Did the warnings indicate drive unit failure? Power loss could be a couple other things too.
 

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