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James Cooke's Model S Failed

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Dutchie, Jan 4, 2017.

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  1. Dutchie

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    James Cooke does a daily Vlog on YouTube. He owns a Model S and talks quite favourably in his video's about it. Today, he posted a video from New Year''s Day in which his Models S bricked. His Model S is out of warranty. Quite anxious how this will pan out.

     
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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I don't think 'bricked' means what he thinks it means.
     
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    Fremont, we have a problem! But Bricked is not it!!
     
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    I changed the thread title to "Failed", since "Bricked" has a very specific meaning that is not applicable here. (Otherwise the title is clickbait-y.)
     
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  5. Doug_G

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    With that many error messages, it could simply be a bad ground.
     
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  6. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    How old is his car? How many miles? He mentioned it was out of warranty.
     
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    Wonder if its the 12V battery, or contacts, or something else? "Now everything went dark" means the 12V is now completely discharged ...

    If its the contacts, that has a 8 year, unlimited mile warranty, no?
     
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    My bet is on the 12 volt battery too. It's a common problem and one of the side effects is that it throws error messages. He should just pop off the nose cone and attach a booster to the 12 volts contacts that are right there. I carry one of these in my car:

     
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    Does the 12V battery failure common with the MX? I have a dashcam hard wired to the car and I don't want that to cause any problems
     
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    Another reason Tesla needs to up the warranty to SIX years, and 80k miles, or, better: EIGHT years and 100k miles.

    There is only one place for a Tesla repair and if this, and the various $5k CDU stories, begin to proliferate, that can be death to a brand. (How is Jaguar doing these days? At least they bumped their warranty up to five years; that's a start!)
     
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  11. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    But you can extend the Tesla another 4 years for $4k
     
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    Another reason to extend my warranty when it comes up in 2 years.
     
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    Same system, so it will impact MX - issue is the way the LA battery is cycled. Dashcam I suspect is not that significant in the idle load put on the 12V. www.BattMobileBatteries.com have a 12V LI designed for the way the MS cycles the battery - and info on how the MS uses (abuses) the installed battery.
     
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    If it ends up being the 12 volt battery, and it's the only thing that fails during the extra 4 years (drivetrain and battery are already covered for 8), you would have paid $4k for a 12 volt battery and I think there might even be a $200 deductible.
     
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    All about the level of "angst" and the level of service. You get what you pay for. $4K is too much for a 12V battery. But how much do we pay for car insurance? Same thing.
     
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    With the number of known issues with a Model S I'd say the $4K is a no-brainer.

    There is the battery issue
    There is the Center Console Display issue that will cost a pretty penny if it happens.

    In about one year I'll have to decide between upgrading to an AP 2.0 car or getting the extended warranty on my AP 1.0 car.
     
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    I need to decide the same thing but I don't see it as a no-brainer. The 12 volt battery issue is likely within the $200 deductible. What is the screen issue? The bubbles? That seems to be a hot climate problem that doesn't apply to me. There's the door handles but they seemed to have got a lot better. Really, it is like buying insurance but my car has been pretty solid these past three years and the real expensive repairs being the main battery and drivetrain are already covered for 8. I think a better investment would be in TSLA for $4k than the Tesla extended warranty -- but both are gambling.
     
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    Not in the UK (where James Cooke is). No extended warranty for us.
     
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    Doesn't the DC to DC converter always top off the 12V? Tesla's shouldn't have this problem
     
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    I currently have the 12 volt battery service message. I stopped by Tesla right when it came on a few days ago but they were too busy to get me in and they told me that I can drive it without a problem until my appointment on the 19th. So I have been doing some reading on the issue and found this:

    Understanding the Tesla 12V Battery Service Warning
     

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