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How long have you waited for a drive unit replacement?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jsvette56, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Jsvette56

    Jsvette56 Member

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    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.
     
  2. Brightonuk

    Brightonuk Member

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    I waited two months
     
  3. pchilds

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    #3 pchilds, Feb 29, 2016
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    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.
     
  4. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    It was about a month.
     
  5. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Both times I've had my drive unit replaced there was no wait for parts.
     
  6. rundown

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    Jsvette,

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

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    I had my p85 du replaced within a week
     
  8. Jsvette56

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    Still waiting. My Model 3 may show up before the DU gets replaced.
     
  9. twonius

    twonius Member

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    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.
     
  10. doctorwho

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    Getting mine replaced on Thursday as a result of the milling noise, that'll be 2 weeks after being assessed by Tesla and it may have been less if earlier times were convenient for me
     
  11. playoutside

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    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.
     
  12. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    So while you are waiting for the DU replacement, is your car drivable? And if it is not, does Tesla give you a loaner for all this time?
     
  13. doctorwho

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    My car is drivable, it's just as noisy as a lawnmower (although an electric noise not an ICE noise
     
  14. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

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    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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