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Got the dreaded "battery charge level is restricted" message yesterday

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by orbital, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. orbital

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    2013 P85 with 55,000 miles.

    The service center flatbeded the car after it dropped more than 30 miles in one night and refused to charge (just said charge completed when plugged in). Luckily, the service should only take 2 weeks and the service center said that we would be getting a new 90kWh battery as there were no more 85kWh. Pretty good ending I guess.
     
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  2. Racerx22b

    Racerx22b @unplggdd on Instagram

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    #2 Racerx22b, Jul 12, 2018
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    So you're getting a free upgrade to a P90 (I don't think that is even a thing) from a P85 under warranty?

    Jason
     
  3. Max*

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    Are they going to software lock the 90kwh battery?
     
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    Sounds like a good idea. It would hide the degradation.
     
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    This is been done for a few P85 owners already. Dash and App will show P90 after the replacement. Service will also re-badge the back of the car to P90 if you ask nicely. ;-)
     
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    A 90 battery in exchange? Awesome.

    In this case, I would probably delete the word "dreaded" from the description!
     
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  7. nwdiver

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    WOW... pretty sweet deal... was it anything you did that killed the battery? (Asking for a friend) ;)
     
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  8. Racerx22b

    Racerx22b @unplggdd on Instagram

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    Wow... P90 (not a P90D) might be the most unicorn or the unicorns.

    I would be elated if this was me.

    I am not sure where you are in FL but if you do get a P90 with Insane mode I'd like to get some performance numbers on your car. You can either meet up at Palm Beach International Raceway or we can do it on public roads. I have a Dragy device that'll measure all acceleration points including G force. It'd be interesting to see what it does compared the the P85. @fiksegts has all the performance numbers on his youtube channel.
     
  9. orbital

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    Surprisingly, nothing. Just went out :D
     
  10. orbital

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    I've heard this happen before and they didn't.
     
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  11. orbital

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    Sure will!
     
  12. tnt1971

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    Weren't there issues with the 90 battery? I read a lot of forums about faster degradation and supercharging issues. I have one of the last 85Ds before they phased out the battery and they were pushing me to spend the extra $3k to get the 90. After everything I read I was glad I did not. You might want to check if they resolved the issues.
     
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    Not after V3 of the 90 which should be all that’s left.
     
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  15. GALP85

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    Just got the same message; have a P85 2013 with 75k miles. Will be looking for that 90k replacement to a P90 under warranty!
     

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