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How long have you waited for a drive unit replacement?

Jsvette56

Member
Feb 25, 2013
86
53
Santa Clara
I've been waiting since mid November for my drive unit to be replaced. It clunks pretty loudly at low speeds and has a mild whine at higher speeds. It's a fairly early 2012 model with 42k miles.

If you've had your drive unit replaced I would like to know how long you had to wait.
 

pchilds

Member
Jan 13, 2016
86
-3
SoCal
Toyota told me three months for my RAV4 EV, DU replacement. Doesn't seem that bad, if Tesla owners have to wait two plus months.
 
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rundown

Member
Dec 19, 2013
29
7
California
I've been waiting since mid November for my drive unit to be replaced. It clunks pretty loudly at low speeds and has a mild whine at higher speeds. It's a fairly early 2012 model with 42k miles.

If you've had your drive unit replaced I would like to know how long you had to wait.

Jsvette,

Have you received your drive unit from Tesla. I'm still waiting since November too. Kind of unacceptable to wait this long.
 

twonius

Member
Feb 28, 2016
464
380
San Diego CA
Hopefully this means you'll get one of the later "fixed" ones instead of a rebuilt earlier rev which might just fail again in another 4 years.

Good luck.
 

playoutside

Member
Dec 22, 2015
441
238
Seattle, WA
If it makes you feel any better it took Fisker 15 months to replace the drive unit on my inoperable Karma!

Luckily Fisker's new owner covered most of the cost and I have sine sold it and am now shopping for a CPO P85.
 

lolachampcar

Well-Known Member
Nov 26, 2012
5,158
2,434
WPB Florida
My battery has been back to Fremont for a couple of months now to get a leak fixed. I think we are seeing growth problems where not enough attention has been paid to depo level repair. I suspect there is a section in the back of the factory where a few people toil away at these issues (overhauling drive units that are in circulation for swap) and these folks are simply maxed out with little support.

My SC Manager has been very supportive but I suspect the squeak from this wheel (and likely many others) needs to get to Fremont to affect any change.
 

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